This is your best bet if you’re looking for some fusion of Filipino-Asian dishes in Tomas Morato area, another gem we found along Limbaga Street.
Overall rating: 9.25/10
Its menu offers a variety of food and we were impressed with what we ordered. Since their famous Crispy Pata landed at number 4 on Spot.ph list of Top 10 Best Crispy Pata in Metro Manila, of course we had to try it! Here are the dishes we ordered on our first and second visit:
Singaporean Crispy Squid Heads – P205
1/2 Chicken BBQ with java rice– P395
Crispy Pata – P668
Pako Salad (Fiddlehead Fern) – P120
Lato Salad (Seaweeds) -P138
Pumpkin Malunggay – P95
The Singaporean squids are fried dried squids covered with sweet and spicy sauce. A perfect starter or pulutan which is best partnered with a beer! We also liked the Pumpkin Malunggay and the Lato salad. Both looked and tasted really appetizing.
The oven baked Crispy pata was less fatty, tender, and went well with the delicious sauces. They served not one, but three kinds of sauces. It indeed deserves its spot on Spot.ph! We were just two but we finished it all, thanks to Pako salad tossed in spicy vinaigrette for eliminating the umay taste. Perhaps, the only dish that least impressed me was their Chicken BBQ. I found the barbecue sauce too sweet and saucy, but for my partner it was fine.
The place looks classy with a minimalist black and white interior. It has an Al fresco dining area and a second floor that is most of the time reserved for exclusive functions. They have a nice setup of chandeliers up there and sound system.
The staff were quick to get and serve our orders. They were nice and courteous.
Value for money: 9/10
As for the price, some dishes cost cheap, while some are quite pricey but reasonable given the quality of food and dining experience.
We enjoyed the food at Cerchio and we will surely be back for more!
Cerchio Grill and Lounge
76 Scout Limbaga, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila
11:00 AM- 3:00 PM
6:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight