I thoroughly enjoyed Waterside Solaire for the simple reason that the Latin American food was authentic yet modern, fascinating and well-executed! Good food, good drinks and good company (Zomato Foodie Meet-up)!
While we waited for the food to arrive, we had some Sangria (PHP 349)! Zomato made sure we each had one to start the evening right. 🙂
We were first served the Croquettes (PHP 180) with jamon and Stuffed Baby Squid (PHP 220). The croquettes were very nice, but the stuffed baby squid was a bit bland for me because of the choice of stuffing.
We also had some Anticuchos (PHP 280) made out of grilled chicken. The skewers were very tender and well-seasoned!
Up next were two kinds of tacos: Chipotle Pulled Pork Taco (PHP 260), which had a sweet-spicy flavor, and the Soft Shell Crab Taco (PHP 400) on squid ink-infused wrap. Both were pretty appetizing.
I’m not really a fan of ceviche so I might be a bit biased. I found the Mahi Mahi Ceviche (PHP 200) too sour! The Lapu Lapu Ceviche (PHP 280) was sweeter with a subtle citrus hint, so that was fine.
It’s never complete without paella! We were served both Paella Valencia (PHP 1750 for Sharing) and Paella Negra (PHP 1450 for Sharing). People enjoyed the Paella Valencia more, but I personally preferred the Paella Negra. I just wish there were some tutong!
Carved before us, the grass-fed Australian beef Tomahawk (PHP 6,800) was an impressive 1.3kg slab of lean yet tender meat that has been aged for 30 days. I had mine with some mustard and peppery gravy.
We ended the meal with a flaming display of the Waterside Baked Alaska (PHP 190), which I found to be too sweet and too sour inside, and it didn’t exactly help that the melted marshmallow made the dish even sweeter. Another turn-off was strong rum that had seeped into the sponge. Yikes!
On the other hand, the Dulce de Leche Cheese Cake and Praline (PHP 190) was praise-worthy! The delicate layers of cream and cake were addicting! The Tres Leche Cake (PHP 190) wasn’t bad either. Well, it wasn’t exactly a cake; it was more of a pudding or something, but the caramelized pistachios (?) were amazeballs with the cream.
Check out these other restaurants in Solaire:
–Finestra Italian Steakhouse
–Red Lantern Chinese Fine Dining
–Yakumi Japanese Buffet & Yakumi Saturday Brunch
–Dinner in the Sky
Location: Solaire Resort & Casino, Aseana Avenue, Entertainment City, Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Contact Number: (+63 2) 246-9069 ext:148
Operating Hours: 11 AM to 1 AM Daily