Crisostomo

Bluebay Walk, EDSA cor. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay, Metro Manila

Crisostomo
4.8
5.0 Stars

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  • 4 stars 1
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Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+6328326592

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱300 - ₱1,200

More Business Info

Parking:
Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Shaine M.
5.0 Stars

Super late review and no photos of the food we ate. 128532

Husband arrived for that most-awaited-10-day-leave after 14 months (I wanted to kill him and his boss at that point, so luckily his survival instinct kicked in 128514)

4 adults + 2 kids ordered:

Adobo rice platter
Tinapa rice platter
La Paz batchoy
Crispy pata
Ginataang kuhol
Laing
Sinigang na Hipon
(And I think I’m missing something pa 128514)
4 rounds of bottomless ice tea (pandan and tamarind)

Forgot our exact total bill but I think it was around 5k++
All in all, it was a great night!

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HungryManila P.
5.0 Stars
6

Disclaimer : This is a sponsored post. Although it will not be a holding ground for me to share both positive and negative views. Expect 100% truthfulness and happiness.

Taking a look at the interirors of Crisostomo, I bet you will immediately see and feel the sophistication because it is a modern Spanish vibe. Add this as one of your choices for family gatherings and events.

TOP 5 best foods of CRISOSTOMO (random)
1. DOÑA VICTORINA
- Shrimp in saucy crabfat which reminds me of the alavar sauce. I really enjoyed this dish because the shrimp was perfectly cooked and adding crabfat made it so much better.

2. CABRA
- This one is a kalderetang KAMBING. While I was drafting down my review, I was literally shocked because I just ate kambing. It tasted so good and it was like beef. No difference at all. It was like how my auntie used to cook kaldereta way back. I really enjoyed it and will definitely try again.

3. PAELLA NEGRA
- This made the cut because it was so delicious and a must try for everyone. There’s actually nothing different but with just one bite, you will feel like home. I can even finish the whole skillet. Crisostomo’s paella is a mic of adobong pusit and pork topped with cheese.

4. SALOME’S SECRET
- It a secret because the sizzling squid was drizzled with the restaurant’s secret sauce. And because it was so good, I am already wondering what’s the secret sauce. The squid’s perfect. It’s not gummy.

5. SELYA
- This is their take on the pinoy palabok. It’s saucy and filled with toppings like tofu, eggs etc. This is worth your money, I swear. I will also go back for this.

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Leeya G.
5.0 Stars

Noli Me Tangere & El Filibustero 128077🏻
They will take you back in time!

✔️Venue: Although small they have a second floor that can accomodate small functions!
✔️Ambience: Comfy & Instagram worthy background
✔️Cleanliness: 128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻
✔️Staff: 128077🏻128077🏻 although serve is a little slow
✔️Food: DELICIOUS
✔️Price: i think we spent 3000+ for 6pax

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Elise C.
4.0 Stars
8

Brought my cousin from Hongkong to Crisostomo's so that she'll have a better understanding of Filipino food. Little did I know that Crisostomo does so much better than simply introducing Filipino dishes. While staying true to the Filipino-Spanish theme (I am truly reminded of my El Fili and Noli Me Tangere days in high school), this restaurant also adds their own touch to things.
It was a busy Sunday and naturally, the whole place was jampacked with people, so we were seated on the second floor, which wasnt a problem at all because we got to admire the interior design from above. We chose the table beside the little balcony of the restaurant which I truly loved! I think it's a representation of the Filipinas watching people from their balconies back then.

The menu was truly interesting and we definitely ordered a lot for a group of four. We got the Sisig Linares (Pork Sisig) which is definitely a far cry from the usual sisig you get to taste because most of it is crispy it actually reminded us of crispy pata. I didnt find it special or what, I guess I like the normal version more. After this we waited for a longer period of time, but it was nice that everything came altogether after that long wait. Our Adobo rice, Maria Elena, Tinolang Matanglawin, Don Filipo, Don Rafael, and Caracol were finally served.

The caracol is mainly escargots in ginataang sauce which of course tastes like ginataan. This, for me, is so so, but I liked that it made me like Ginataan. I don't think you can find this anywhere though, this is really an original. Try it if you love escargots. After trying this, we all had our share of the Adobo Rice, which was really really good we all wanted a second serving. This one I can truly recommend! It was well-flavored and it leaves a very good impression on your tummy. Next was the Tinolang Matanglawin, personally, I like Tinola, but this one, maybe it could've been better if there was less luya because it the soup literally tasted like luya it was kinda 'maala't already. But the chicken is really tender and delicious.

Don Filipo, as I can remember, is the adobong pusit. I've tasted several versions of this one already and sad to say, Crisostomo's is my least favorite. I don't know, maybe I expected it to be a little 'maasim' or sour rather than sweet. It felt like eating squid flakes honestly. That's what it tasted like and it wasnt worth it for the price. Another Don was the Don Rafael which was the crispy pata. Crispy pata really makes my mouth water every time I think of it. Their version is delicious and crispy as expected! I also love the sauce they made! The meat was definitely soft and I really wanted more after my first bite. Very flavorful!

The Maria we had was Maria Elena which was the kangkong with fried pork. This one was a favorite amongst the group because it was really good. It was the right kind of sweet and the kangkong was fresh and soft too. We all enjoyed it along with the pork that came with it. Now I love veggies again!!

After all these, it was time for dessert! According to the other reviews, dessert in Crisostomo is a must! So we had Iday which was the suman dipped in dark chocolate. I don't usually get to eat Filipino delicacies but this suman is so delicious! I have never really thought of suman dipped in chocolate! This is genius. It tasted so good I asked for their queso de bola cheesecake in the end which tasted like ensaymada (okay maybe we should've ordered another serving of Iday...)

Overall, there were ups and downs with the dishes we ordered, but it was okay since our main goal was to share the goodness of Filipino food with our cousin. Crisostomo has done a good job! Their servers are also very attentive and polite. Their dishes are well-thought of and very interesting. I love that the names are themed! My most recommended dishes are the Don Rafael, Maria Elena, Adobo Rice and the Iday!

It was a nice experience, although I wish they had proper descriptions of their dishes in the menu so next time we would know what we we're ordering and not just depend on the photos that come along.

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