Lola Cafe + Bar (99 Sct Lozano St., South Triangle, Quezon City)

PhotoGrid_1370538052901Date visited: June 2013

What we ordered:

Kare-kare and Adobo Balsamic Chicken

Taste = 4.5/5

–          The Adobo was simply delightful – large pieces of chicken with a very dark balsamic sauce. The balsamic vinegar gave the dish a more European flavour but it was still on the sweeter side. The chicken meat was well-cooked and the portions were large. The Kare-kare was nicely-cooked also although it was the bagoong that brought life to the kare-kare (the peanut sauce was a little bland).  The meat in the Kare-kare tasted fresh including the tripe, fortunately.

Service = 3.5/5

–          The restaurant was not even at half capacity but we still had to exert effort to even just call the waiters’ attention.

Ambience = 4.5/5

–          The place felt welcoming and the dining areas were clean. It had a clean contemporary look and the place had a vibrant atmosphere.

Value for money = 4/5

–          Because of the large serving sizes, the prices of the items we ordered were very reasonable. Both Lyn and I couldn’t finish half of our orders. If only they could improve the service to all the diners, they would probably have more returning customers.

3 thoughts on “Lola Cafe + Bar (99 Sct Lozano St., South Triangle, Quezon City)

  1. Liz says:

    large pieces of chicken with a very dark balsamic sauce sound like what I would want to eat straight away. I love balsamic sauce and large portions of food, even if I eventually don’t finish them. I don’t know what Kare kare is but at least the ambience and value for money was good. Great place!

    • rey & lyn says:

      We also never knew that balsamic sauce could be “Filipinized” that well. The restaurant made a good dish with the adobo.

      Kare-kare is a stew of ox tripe with string beans, chinese cabbage, eggplant, banana heart blossom in a peanut-based sauce. This has a side of shrimp paste. The ingredients sound like they don’t jive but the result is amazing if done properly. 🙂

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