BRASAS: From Latin America to Manila!


Location: SM North Edsa The Block, The Podium, SM Aura Premier, Jazz Mall in Jupiter Makati
Facebook: Brasas Philippines

Brasas is a finalist at the Manila’s Best Kept Restaurant Secrets 2014 Awards.

The closest that Manila ever had to Latin American cuisine was Brazil! Brazil!. There’s hardly a player in the market that toys with the people’s taste for South American cuisine back then, save for that. It was such a joy for carnivores. I remembered it was a hit way back 10 years ago and all-you-can-eat meat was flaunting in its restaurant. But now in this age where people are more adventurous into eating different cuisines, there’s Brasas, a very down-to-earth lean meat monopoly player that’s bound to keep you interested and curious to what Latin American cuisine has to offer. (And yes, so far, they’re the only ones who have commercialized this!)

Brasas is all about Latin America ~ Cuba, Peru, Colombia, the works. You can expect a wide array of dishes from Patacones to Lomo Saltado to Arepas while still keeping itself approachable to everyone else with their sandwiches and salads that aren’t a stranger to the locals.

Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich


Brasas’ Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich isn’t totally a stranger! Just imagine hamburger buns topped with rice and pulled pork and sauteed onions, Monterey Jack cheese and some veggies but it’s definitely not a skinny girl’s choice with that carbo combo of rice and bread. I’d recommend you share this with someone else too.

Carne Asada Platter


Think of the Carne Asada Platter as something that’s just straight forward meat. It’s dry, reminiscent of the hot and humid climate in Bogota or Rio. But the green, lime sauce accompanied keeps it fresh. I really, really, really like their salad that goes along with this sauce. It’s not too plain like vinaigrette either.

You can drizzle it with their special white sauce and the spicy variant.


Mixing it with that green sauce is just pure delight for me.


I think the serving size is a bit big also, so you might want to share with another.

There’s definitely more to look forward to in Brasas. This is very good for a change in the usual foods we eat. Hola, Quo Manila!

Brasas Rating:

Taste and Originality:3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Customer Experience:2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
Value for Money:3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Brick and Mortar:2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
Average:2.8 out of 5 stars (2.8 / 5)