Location: 2nd Floor UP Town Center, Katipunan Quezon City; Cebu Branches: Lim Tian Teng Street, Ramos, Cebu City; the Walk Asiatown IT Park, The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu
Menu: Casa Verde Menu
Facebook: Casa Verde
Christmas is just two days away and what better way to celebrate it than to spend more time with your family, friends and loved ones! Here at Candid Cuisine, I believe that having a great dining experience is not necessarily spent in lavish restaurants but dining in a place where it’s close to home with delicious comfort food that makes all the difference. Lucky that Casa Verde has now opened a branch at UP Town Center at Katipunan Avenue! Literally meaning a “Green Home”, Casa Verde offers value-for-money American cuisine starting with their bestselling Brian’s Ribs that its branches in Cebu are very well-known for. (Nope, it’s not Spanish cuisine.)
Photo Credits: Matthew S. Quimba Photography
I went to Casa Verde at UP Town Center to dine with my friends and former coworkers. Casa Verde’s ambience is just down-to-earth and unpretentious, which I love. The place can get really full during dinner so it’s best if you come early to eat! It’s extremely popular for group lunches or dinners. On a good note I observed their servers were very polite. They must have came from Cebu!
Golden Chicken Fingers
Casa Verde’s Golden Chicken Fingers has a large portion. The chicken breast meat is just juicy and perfected to crunch. It’s really pure white protein and no fat. Served with mash potatoes and vegetable medley, it’s great for anybody’s palette. (On a side note, I love their mash potato. It’s creamy and delicious!)
Casa Verde’s Bestseller, Brian’s Ribs
If you’re dining at Casa Verde, you CANNOT miss Brian’s Ribs. This is their all-time bestseller. The ribs are coated with a sweet and tangy barbeque sauce that feels homey and familiar to you. I can understand why it’s a bestseller! You can opt for a nice rice pilaf or vegetables if you don’t feel mash potatoes.
There were some portions that tasted charred to me but there were some portion of the ribs that were just right. I guess it’s not totally fall-of-the-bone, but to me Casa Verde has it at a very reasonable price.
David Dean’s Tenderloin
Casa Verde recommends getting the David Dean’s Tenderloin if you like medium rare steak. It’s sandwiched between huge dollops of mash potato, topped with cheese and drizzled with a special brown sauce and sauteed onions. I like this playful plate and I’m a huge fan of sauteed onions. (Yes, sauteed, not raw!)
Big Bang Burger
This one’s the Instagram-popular dish. A sibiling of the Mighty Ton, the 12-inch burger, we had the Big Bang Burger which is a whopping 9-inches in diameter! There was one table who ordered this along with the Milky Way, Casa Verde’s largest milkshake, good for 5-6 people. Damn!
I can say that the Big Bang Burger isn’t totally that delicious, probably because of its size. The sesame buns aren’t too good and you know that for a burger to taste delicious, the buns are the key to it along with a tight burger patty, less of the onions. But anyway we had fun eating it! It was like slicing cake.
A Candid Photo for Candid Cuisine – This is a First!
We had a great time eating at Casa Verde. Just to show you how happy we were, here’s a candid photo, courtesy of Matthew S. Quimba Photography. Thanks Matt for this incredibly awesome candid photo!
Happy Holidays and A Very Merry Christmas to all of you, from Candid Cuisine!
Casa Verde Rating:
|Taste and Originality:||( 3 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||( 3.5 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||( 3.5 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||( 3 / 5)|
|Average:||(3.3 / 5)|