My love affair with Lolo Dad's began in 2011 when Paul and I went on a double date with friends R and I. We went back the year after and months after that. To date, I've been to Lolo Dad's for a total of 5 times and perhaps if only I don't live a thousand miles away from Manila, I would have probably been able to visit the restaurant more frequently.
Recently, I went home to celebrate the birthday of my first love -- my Papa. As early as April, I booked my flight home as I wanted to make sure that I'll be there to celebrate Papa's special day with the entire family. Admittedly, my Papa is a very picky eater. He keeps very high standards when it comes to scrutinizing a restaurant and as a result, only a few has made the cut. Lolo Dad's Cafe has obviously passed his "test" with flying colors thus this has been our go-to place when the decision comes to choosing where to celebrate his birthday.
Last, we also had the Romaine Caesar Salad with Jamon Serrano (Php. 420). Sadly I wasn't able to try this nor even take a descent photo of it as the adults happily dig in and before I knew it, the salad bowl was empty. Guess it was THAT good.
Around the table, some got the Trio Steak Platter, Herb de Provence Crusted Rack of Lamb and the Pan-Fried Seabass. Everyone loved their own entrees and all plates were spotless clean afterwards.
Papa went home so happy and declared that he really had a great meal at Lolo Dad's. I'm also so happy that despite the short time I was in Manila, I was able to dine in one of my favorite restaurants too.
Lolo Dad's Cafe is located at 899 Pres. Qurino Ave. cor. Leon Guinto St., Malate Manila. Make a reservation first by calling them at 522-2941, 524-2295, 526-7151.