Chef Arch’s Lime

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When I first walked into Chef Arch’s Lime, I doubted I was in the right place. It looked like someone’s house whose driveway or garage parking had been turned into someone’s resto. However, as the food started to come out, I forgot where I was for a moment. Suddenly, the heat of the afternoon sun and the smell of aquarium faded away as I tasted haute Filipino cuisine. I was thoroughly impressed by the curation of Filipino street food re-invented in the mind and in the kitchen of Chef Archie Juanta.

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Margarita

It felt like he was just having fun in the kitchen one day, accidentally discovering that certain dishes could be prepared in a different way like the Quail Egg Tempura (PHP 150) and the Balot in Red Wine Sauce (PHP 220).

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Quail Egg Tempura (PHP 150)
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Balot in Red Wine Sauce (PHP 220)

Who would have thunk that tuna flakes and Sky Flakes crackers can be rolled up into a ball and be at totally new dish like the Deep Fried Tuna Sky Flakes (PHP 160), or how putting cheese in a traditional tomato-based kaldereta can create something doubly great–Four Cheese Kaldereta (PHP 320)?

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Deep Fried Tuna Sky Flakes (PHP 160)
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Four Cheese Kaldereta (PHP 320)

My favorite was the Creamy Garlic Tuyo Pasta (PHP 250) because it was really creamy, garlicky and slightly spicy. It was greaaaat! I couldn’t help but get more than my share!

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Creamy Garlic Tuyo Pasta (PHP 250)

The dishes are reasonably priced, like you can get an entire Street Style BBQ Platter (PHP 250), a plate of Hot Spicy Chicken Wings (PHP 250) or some Silken Tofu Crispy Tenga (PHP 250) for only 250 pesos each though they’re good for 2 persons.

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Street Style BBQ Platter (PHP 250)
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Hot Spicy Chicken Wings (PHP 250)
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Silken Tofu Crispy Tenga (PHP 250)

For mains, check out the creamy, peanut-y Osso Bucco Kare Kare (PHP 280), the flavorful Embutido Crispy Pata (PHP 450) and the Chicharon Bulaklak Isaw Pizza (PHP 290)!

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Osso Bucco Kare Kare (PHP 280)
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Embutido Crispy Pata (PHP 450)
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Chicharon Bulaklak Isaw Pizza (PHP 290)

Chef Arch’s Lime serves cocktails, beer and even hard liquor! It’s the perfect place for budget drinking with classy pulutan! It might look like a neighborhood tambayan but the food is sosyal!

Location: 160 San Rafael Street, Plainview, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Operating Hours: 6 PM to 2 AM Daily

Contact Number: (+63 2) 775-5428

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