MESA opens its 39th restaurant in Robinsons Galleria, located on the 3rd floor of the Veranda! One of the most reliable Filipino restaurants in Metro Manila, MESA’s menu is consistently considered one of the prime options for any looking to impress for a gathering and/or a business meeting in their function room. Mesa serves a wide variety of traditional Filipino home-cooked meals that cater to all palates.
The staff welcomed us warmly with suggestions on their favorites and best sellers. Our picks dove in to the uncommon and yet retained the familiar flavor we know and love from excellent Filipino cuisine. Every time a dish was served, we were visually stunned by their presentation. The taste of each dish matched its equally appetizing appearance. There was not a single dish that we thought had an absence of flavor.
Mesa Menu Bestsellers
One of its bestsellers, the Crispchon or crispy lechon is a must-try on any day! Its interesting presentation is a refreshingly healthy take on the classic Lechon dish. The crispchon is served in two ways: (1) wrapped in pandan crepe, and (2) tossed in chili garlic. It comes with four dips: hoisin sauce, garlic aioli, soy sauce and something else. I personally like the combination pandan wrapper with the hoisin, because it reminds of the peking duck wrapper. The lechon is available in the following sizes:
-PHP 4,550 Whole
-PHP 2,400 Half
-PHP 1,400 Quarter
-PHP 1,050 Sixth
The Baked Scallops with Garlic Butter (PHP 225) is also a good appetizer, along with the unique Sisig in a Pouch (PHP 190)–which was Miguel’s favorite of all because of the delicious sisig fried in a wrapper making a miscellany of distinctive character and feel.
The Crispy Boneless Tilapia (PHP 340) was surprisingly good and can be snacked on. These crispy fish nuggets were fun to dip in the sauces: soy sauce, vinegar, patis and something else.
Mesa is well-known to have one of the best kare kare: their Kare Kare Short Ribs (PHP) 405 is made with mouth watering Beef short ribs and fresh vegetables cooked in a rich creamy peanut sauce.
Laing Fried Rice (PHP 165) – Stir-fried rice with gabi leaves and coconut cream (served dry) is great when paired with MESA’s main dishes.
The innovative Crispy Leche Flan (PHP 75) was the bonus round of our feast. It’s warm and inviting with a crispy exterior then a creamy flan interior. We’re so glad we stuck around for dessert!
MESA is the type of place where you can host celebrations or indulge privately on splendid Filipino cuisine after long work day. Their bill of fare is as unique as their design: a noteworthy amalgamation of traditional Filipino taste and contemporary disposition.
On their way to 50 branches, MESA is simply elegant with Filipino culture serving as the overall theme which can turn any occasion to a heightened level of sophistication. Look out for new locations coming soon to Powerplant Mall Rockwell and Mall of Asia!
Location: Level 3, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas, Quezon City, Philippines
Operating Hours: 10 AM to 10 PM Daily