Encima Roofdeck Restaurant

City Garden Hotel, 7870 Makati Ave. cor. Kalayaan Ave., Makati, Metro Manila

Encima Roofdeck Restaurant
4.0 Stars

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Business Hours
Open: 4:00p - 12:00a


  • Sunday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a

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Most Recent Reviews

Jayson J.
4.0 Stars

Promo is only until August 5– taco all you can for @499PhP. With this, you have two (2) glasses of drinks (sangria or tequila) add another 100PhP for unlimited drinks.


You could also have nachos and burritos here. For me, if you want to really make the most out of what you have paid for, go for the burritos.

They have hard and soft shelled tacos. I really like the hard shell tacos. I guess i never had good tacos for a very long time.

You have a lot of toppings from. The view is a classic makati city traffic and possible good sunset depending on the weather. I recommend this for those who does not want to be stuck in traffic. Why not stay here and have dinner

Encima is located at the roof deck of city garden hotel. The hotel does have a parking space, but it’s located at Neptune Road.

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Anj C.
4.0 Stars

Encima currently has a Taco All-You-Can with unlimited Margarita or Sangria for only Php499.

Enjoy all these with an astonishing view of Makati’s busy streets.

We got to try this promotion and its such an amazing experience having to create my own. They have Soft Taco, Hard Shell Taco and Nachos.

There’s Mexican Rice as well full of ground beef, some spices and cheese. This was so good and I was so ecstatic I made my own Burrito.

This promotion is until August 5 only. From 5PM – 9PM. So, you still have time to enjoy these Tex-Mex food. I so love the food and what made it more fun is that I created it and chose my own spices and toppings. From my Burrito to Nachos and Tacos. All the flavors were spot on. I love the Ground Beef but Chicken and Pork did not disappoint as well. It’s so flavorful.

Makati is really is known for its traffic. So, skip the rush hour and spend one of your nights here. Enjoy the sunset, the food and bring good companions, too.

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Eboy D.
4.0 Stars

In Celebration of Encima Roofdeck Restaurant's Anniversary they are introducing a Taco All You Can Promo - buffet style! Located at the top floor of City Garden Hotel in the bustling district of Poblacion, in Makati, Encima offers a majestic view of the cityline and traffic filled streets. Visit when the sun is about to set because the heat can still be punishing at 5pm. Direct hit from the sun.

The buffet also includes unlimited refills of Margarita and Mojito. For the Tacos you can choose between soft or hard Shell taco, the mexican Rice is very flavorful with the right amount of spices, the ground Beef, Pork and Chicken is your choice of meat. It would be nice if they have Grill meat to accompany the Tacos. Then choose from an array of chopped vegetables, sauces and dips to complete your meal. Eat while enjoying the Sunset, then repeat!

This is a Great way to unwind and get away from the Makati traffic to swell down. Available for a limited time only so grab the chance to enjoy this while you still can. Priced at 499pesos.

Disclaimer: Sponsored dining by Encima Roofdeck Restaurant.

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Charlzz C.
4.0 Stars

I was blessed to be a part of the launching of Encima's launching of "Unlimited Tacos " promo starting from July 2 to Aug 5 at the roofdeck of the City Garden Hotel in Poblacion ,Makati.

Nice concept of having the restaurant adjacent to the elevated pool area, bringing thoughts of the equitorial Atlantic.A roofdeck restaurant that displays an alluring setting of the sun complemented by eventide wind.Great imposing majestic burgundy sunset panorama.

The set up was buffet style with a montage of ingredients from taco shells, tortillas,meat fillings , veggies and sauces.People have the liberty to build their own preferred conglomerate of ingredients.

The meat components of the tacos are mostly ground or minced,variants of chicken,beef and pork.There were several types of tacos,the hard shell , large and small tortillas and not also some multi colored nacho chips.Conveyor type toaster was peovided for the toasting and heating of the tortillas.

Condiments ,add ons ,sauces and fixins' were a plenty.I really like that they have two kinds of salsa the pico de gallo and the tomatillo versions.

Alcoholic drinks of sangria and margaritas also abounds however I'm not an alcohol drinker.

It could have been a notch higher when it cones to rating if they served the asada and carnitas like meat fillings instead of the stewed ground type.

Its still good for the price of ₱499 for unlimited tacos especially if you're a voracious taco muncher.

Thanks to City Garden Hotel,Encima and Team Kaladkarin ,John Bunag EJ B for the invite.


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AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars

I was recently invited to experience a freshly renewed rooftop spot in the perpetually bustling Poblacion. City Garden Hotel, along Kalayaan Ave., has revitalized Encima Roofdeck Restaurant. It’s now open again to serve customers looking to relax and unwind, all the while basking in the sunset or until the wee hours of the night.

The event was called The Chef’s Table, where Chefs Dennis Peralta, Chef Mario Bassig showed their culinary muscles in a live cooking demonstration. But it’s Encima’s Tex-Mex offerings that stole the spotlights on a night of food, drinks, and great company overlooking the Makati skyline.

At their kitchen bar was where the magic was going to happen. There, the sumptuous star dishes of the restaurant were to be showcased on how to make and plate them. The chefs roll up their sleeves and start getting busy with their hands as the attentive guests gather.

For such a modest space, it’s quite inviting. A lot of room to breathe precisely because it has open windows instead of walls. It also has a nice garden-like feel with some greenery adorning the ledges and the columns. Definitely a relaxing environment. The place is naturally ventilated allowing the cool winds and breeze to pass through completely. Might be a problem when it rains, though.

So, this is the deal: Everything Bottomless at Php650. Order-all-you-can Tex-Mex food plus bottomless Margaritas and Sangrias too! We had a very generous sampling of the bangers that Encima offers. There was Chili con Carne, Chilli Pork Ribs, Pineapple Adobo Chipotle Wings, Mexican Fried Rice, Colorful Nacho Chips, Watermelon Ricotta y Jicama Salad, Esquites and Elotes. My, oh my, were the Elotes just a delight. For you guys who haven’t heard of this Mexican street food wonder, Elotes are grilled corn slathered in butter, cheese, salt, pepper, and the tangy twist of lime. The esquites, on the other hand, are the same as Elotes except that it’s been shredded. And their Churros are just absolutely sweet delicious. Just the right amount of starchiness and sweetness. Have it with Chili Chocolate, Mango Sauce or Dulce de Leche, or on its own.

Chili Pork Ribs, Huevos Rancheros, Hard shell Tacos, Chimichangas, Chicken Burrito, Shrimp Fajitas and Cigarillos Taquitos were the featured ones as made by the chefs. It’s always a delight how Mexican food is vibrant, flavourful and just overall an experience. And Encima got it right. Perfectly seasoned meat, crunch and crisp of fresh vegetables, creamy guacamole and delightfully sharp salsa.

Also check out their Mezcal cocktail selections! Mezcal is another liquor native to Mexico, like its more popular brother, Tequila. Get the Paloma Point for a fruity flavor with a nice and deep flavor. Get the Schrodinger’s Cat for a smoky taste to the mouth.

Come to Encima for an elevated experience with some amazing and bottomless Tex-Mex food and cocktails straight off of the bar without leaving a hole in your pocket.

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars

Dining in hotels could be intimidating especially for the wallet. But I've noticed that a lot of well-known posh establishments have developed reasonably priced menu for those who are dining on a budget. And one new discovery of mine is Encima Roofdeck Restaurant's Everything Bottomless promo.

Hello, City Garden Hotel.

City Garden is no new name in the hospitality industry but it was my first time to visit City Garden Hotel. I blame Makati due to crazy traffic and confusing one-way streets. But last weekend, I finally made it!

We were greeted by a lobby with impressive huge slabs of white marble on the walls, floor and stairs. I failed to take photos though as we were in a hurry to go up given that we were almost two hours late.

The roofdeck where Encima is located is quite small and can only fit about 70 guests.

I liked that it was breezy during our visit making al fresco dining more comfortable and beer drinking more enjoyable.

Before indulging in some of the good looking Tex-Mex dishes in the buffet area, I watched City Garden Hotel's in-house chefs cook some of their specialties to make me even more excited for dinner.

The first thing I tried was the Watermelon Ricotta Y Jicama. And it was the perfect appetizer as it was light and refreshing. Plus, I love jicama!

I also tried the Pineapple Adobo Chipotle Wings but found it too spicy for my liking. I only had a few bites of it and stuffed myself with Mexican Fried Rice.

And speaking of Mexican Fried Rice, it went well with the Chili Pork Ribs.

The ribs were very flavorful and succulent. It was so good that I was tempted to use my hands to get every morsel of meat off the bones. I succeeded though in keeping my poise.

And don't forget the Chili con Carne! It's great too!

But there was one dish that failed me to be all prim and proper. Elote.

Those beautifully flavored corn cobs were just so good that I had more than enough. It was so addicting that I kept saying that it was the best corn I've had to date!

Some of the dishes in Encima are available ala carte and these are Nachos Suprema, Cigarilos Taquitos, Flautas, Steak Burritos, Chicken Chimichanga, Tacos, Chicken Quesadillas, Shrimp Fajitas, and Huevos Rancheros.

I guess I ate the dishes one after another that it started to taste all the same to me except for the very cheesy chicken quesadillas. I'd definitely get more of that cheesy goodness next time!

We also tried some of Encima's drinks like Sangria, Strawberry Basil Orale, Paloma and spiked fruit punch.

I liked my Strawberry Basil Orale as it had a strong kick of tequila yet well balanced by strawberry, calamansi sour and basil leaves.

R and I both found Paloma to be a bit too bitter for our liking. I guess it's also because we're not fond of grapefruit to begin with. It looks pretty though.

The spiked fruit punch and sangria were both sweet and were enjoyed by R.

To cap the night, we had some freshly fried churros covered in sugar with chocolate as dip.

As always, R went crazy over the chocolate dip while I went with the heavily covered by sugar churros.

We enjoyed our stay so much that we ended up leaving last at 12 midnight!

Thank you so much, Rinna for the invite and for the great night. We'll definitely be back for our Tex-Mex fix.


-Encima's Everything Bottomless promo is priced at PHP650 for adults and PHP450 for kids. It is open daily from 4 p.m. to 12 midnight.

-Aside from good Tex-Mex food, there's also a live band to entertain you.

-Last call for food and drinks is 11:30 p.m. They also clear the beer can container in the middle of the table during that time.

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4.0 Stars

I was invited to attend a Chef's Table: As Manila's Sun Sets, Its Culinary Star Shines event at Encima Roofdeck Restaurant in City Garden Hotel, Makati City. It is the grand launch of bottomless Tex-Mex cuisine and unlimited Margaritas and Sangrias for less than Php1,000.00.

Some of the recommendable dishes we had:

🌮Steak Burritos - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
"Served hot. I like the doneness of steak wrap with rice served with sauce."

🌮Chicken Chimichanga - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
"The crispiness of the wrapper complement the tenderness of the chicken inside."

🌮Chili Pork Ribs - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
"The best way to eat the ribs is while it is hot. There will be a tendency of getting the ribs to be rubber when it gets cold."

🌮Chili Con Carne - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
"The mild spice flavor of the chili con blends well with the nacho chips."

🌮Huevos Rancheros - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
"Served with soft tortilla, it is like you're having a taco at the same time."

🌮Elotes - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
"The shredded corn was super addictive. I think I had 3-4 corns. I like the tanginess of the sauce. It complement with the corn."

The service went well. And I enjoy the night. We eat and drink all the time.

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars

I didn't know City Garden had a nice roofdeck restaurant so I'm glad Clarissa P tagged me along when they had an event at Encima. Thanks, Cla!🤗

During the event, I was able to try the ff:

🔹Watermelon Ricotta y Jicama Salad
🔹Chicken Chimichanga
🔹Fruit Margarita

Overall, good food and service. 128076

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Clarissa P.
4.0 Stars

Several holidays have passed us by, there's Christmas, New Year and even Chinese New Year. As the calendar turns to the month of February, we all know that we are in for yet another celebration - Valentine's Day. Though February 14th is never proclaimed as a holiday, this has never become a hindrance for couples to celebrate, much more for the gentlemen to come up with something special.

What's your idea of the perfect Valentine's date? A dinner date in your favorite restaurant? Perhaps a fine dining experience in a private dinner setting? What about a movie before the dinner? Or maybe drive somewhere farther, like Tagaytay? A concert dinner, perhaps? How about something really special like a candle-lit dinner at home, meals and preparations all done by you, if you have a lot of precious time of course.

Got the chance to preview what City Garden Hotel Makati has to offer through an invite from their ever generous F&B Manager. Went there with Reich T. and hubby on a Saturday after lunch to try their Valentine's Special Set Meal. For 650Php nett per pax, you'll get a 3 course meal where you'll be able to choose your main course. We were able to sample all 3 main course dishes.

Onto the food, Chef Mario Bassig himself prepared the dishes for us. We started off with the first course - Tropical Salad.

A mix of romaine and iceberg lettuce, this simple salad had some cubes of fresh ripe mangoes and pineapple chunks to live up to the tropical theme. Chef Mario also added some tomatoes, cucumber, shallots, cashew and walnuts plus spring onions. The dressing was simple - Pineapple Asian Dressing which had red wine vinegar, pineapple juice and olive oil. Overall, it was refreshing and simple.

For the main course, they came up with three options and we got to try all!

| Charbroiled Red Snapper Fillet in Pineapple Coriander Buerre Blanc with Spinach Risotto

Everyone loved this dish! It was perfect! The fish was cooked perfectly giving off a juicy meat that was almost melt-in-your-mouth tender. The Pineapple Coriander Buerre Blanc it was topped with gave it an interesting sweet, a little sour and buttery compliment with an added heat from the cayenne pepper.

The Spinach Risotto was love! The usual Arborio Rice was cooked in a thick and creamy sauce that had a good cheese and spinach portion. It wasn't too mushy and I just loved how the cheese and butter lingered in my mouth.

| Tournedos of Herbed and Cheese Stuffed Chicken

This is one signature dish of City Garden Chain of hotels, perfected by their head chef. Served with Ratatouille on the side and a bed of mashed potatoes with gravy, the chicken slices were tender! Stuffed with cheese and herbs, wrapped with bacon, it's like cordon blue but way better!

The mashed potato bed was one for the books though! It was so smooth and creamy, almost velvety in texture, and it was so delicious! Chef Mario revealed that he used milk and nutmeg to give it a delicious finish. He even elaborately explained the process of making it since we were so surprised that something so common can be so delicious! The Ratatouille on the side had too much tomato sauce for me but I loved the strong herb flavor that was coming from oregano.

| Grilled Beef Tenderloin in Orange Grape Brown Sauce served with Pumpkin Gnocci

You want a steak that's decent enough but is a definite bang for your buck? Get this dish! I was surprised that the portion was huge, the done-ness was on point and meat was tender. Great job here Chef Mario! The slab of meat was perfectly charred outside but it was oh so juicy and tender inside with a beautiful pinkish red hue. Each tasty bite had me wanting for more! Chef Mario explained that he marinated the beef with just three simple ingredients - garlic, pepper and olive oil.

The brown sauce that he used complimented the natural flavors of the beef. Made with marsala wine and some orange juice - it added a little sweetness and a subtle citrusy kick. I also loved that he topped the meat with cooked grapes that added a little more sweetness. The Pumpkin Gnocci came in as surprise favorite too! You would think that mashed potato is the best carb pair for your steak but these small bites worked well too! Roasted pumpkin that have been pureed, mixed with egg and flour, these were chewy and tasty!

| For dessert, we tried the Love Boat. So much history behind the name, from a movie to a cruise line, the dessert was made up of a moist chocolate cake frosted with a thick chocolate ganache, served with cream and some strawberry sauce as garnishing.
Honestly, there's no need for the cream because the chocolate cake was good in by itself plus it wasn't too sweet.

For drinks, not included in any of the packages, I tried the Watermelon Slushie and hubby got the Cucumber Melon Slushie. Both were refreshing!

I can guarantee that each dish exceeded our expectations. You see, 650Php for a 3 Course Meal in a hotel is pretty cheap and we were blown away by the serving size and the overall taste. Not only that, the view from Encima, their roofdeck restaurant, was breath-taking! Imagine having dinner while enjoying the panoramic view of the Makati skyline and some cool breeze for that totally relaxing and romantic dinner date!

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars

This is my second time at City Garden Hotel.   I was memorable enough that their Food and Beverage Manager asked if i can swing by with my homie Clarissa P. I guess she remembered me while i was standing atop a chair while taking photos.  Har-Har. 

As per my previous review,  City Garden is an anomaly (in a good way).   It doesnt look as grand as its neighbors but once you step inside,  you will be surprised with the lovely interiors.  Quiet Elegance,  that's what they have.  Nothing too lavish and not too simple either.

Encima Roof Deck Restaurant is 10 times prettier when the sun is still up.  The cool breeze is very relaxing.  We got lucky as Mother Nature didnt throw a fit,  overcast and breezy is perfect for a lavish meal.  Why are are we here???  Well,  we will sample their Valentines Day Menu.

| Tropical Salad.  Mixed greens and Fruits with Pineapple  Asian Dressing.

This colorful bowl of mixed greens and fruits reminds me of summer.  It is light and refreshing.  A perfect starter.   The romaine and ice berg lettuce is crisp and fresh.  The addition of tropical fruits adds a wonderful flavor contrast with the dressing.  Adds a lil bit of the sweet element.  And oh,  did i mention that there are walnuts and cashews mixed in there too?

We got the chance to have a tete-a-tete with Chef Mario.  He briefly explained how the salad is born.  He wanted to use ingredients that can be easily found locally.  The vinaigrette is made with pineapple juice,  red wine vinegar,  olive oil with a dash of salt and pepper.  Sounds simple,  yeah?  But albeit its simplicity,  it is packed with flavor,  the sweetness from the pineapple juice tones down the strong flavor of the vinegar.  The result is a semi-sweet x refreshing vinaigrette.


| Charboiled Red Snapper in Pineapple Corriander Buerre Blanc with Spinach Risotto.   This is wow on ever bite.  This dish is executed with expertise and restraint.  Why expertise?   Well...risotto is hard to pull off.   I saw a couple of aspiring Chefs crumble when faced with a risotto challenge.  The rice is cooked well and seasoned to perfection.  The creamy texture and the subtle flavor of the spinach goes well with the wonderful slab of fillet.   Why restraint?   Well,  the red snapper is cooked in the simplest way making the natural flavor of the fish standout.  If this was cooked differently,  it will never work with the risotto as the flavors will get lost in translation.

| Grilled Beef Tenderloin in Orange Grape Brown Sauce served with Pumpkin Gnocci.  Look at that beautiful slab of meat?  Isn't she lovely...

This is another winning dish.  I can give you myriad reasons.  First,  the meat is cooked and seasoned perfectly.  Next,  the other elements of the dish made the meat stand out.  I initially thought that the translucent thing sitting atop ze meat are caramelized onions,  when Chef explained the dish,  i was surprised that he used grapes.  I was a lil skeptical at first but the first bite happened.  Whoa!  The semi-sweet grapes works well with the meat,  it creates a balance of flavors.  And those orange cubes are made of pumpkin and is equally delicious.

| Tornados of Herbed and Cheese Stuffed Chicken.   This a good option for those who dont eat red meat.  The chicken is awesome as expected.  I mean,  come on...the deluge of praises i dished for the beef and the risotto is enough to prove that Chef Mario is a wizard in the kitchen.  I want to use the remaining adjectives in my arsenal to describe the the best mashed potato I had that afternoon.  Yes,  i am referring to the semi yellow thingy in that is beneath the chicken.  I know that everyone can make mash but lemme tell you that this one blew me away because of the texture and the flavor.  Calling is creamy is sacrilege.  The texture is so smooth it glides like liquid velvet in my mouth.  The flavor is a wonderful mixture of creamy potato goodness.


| Love Boat.  Well,  this decadent dessert is quite famous.  This is a mainstay in the Princess Cruise line.  Basically,  it comprises of a heart-shaped chocolate cake,  strawberry gel and white chocolate cream.  The cake sans the other components is awesome because of its texture and flavor.  Yes,  it is moist and not overly sweet!  This is best eaten with the white chocolate cream and the strawberry gel.


| The aforementioned set  is only available on the Day of Hearts.
| Php 650 nett.  Salad,  Main and Dessert

Everything they served is delicious (especially the Risotto).  They passed with flying colors in the taste department and....drumroll please....they nailed the price and serving size category.  That is a triple threat in my book.

A lavish meal with a magnificent view for only Php 650 nett/per head.  I mean,  what more can you ask for????

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars

Going to hotels for grub is not my thing.  For some reason,  i associate the adjective expensive in the equation and i think Hotels are for relaxing not for eating.  I know,  it's weird.  Anyway,  i was lucky enough to be Clarissa P 's plus one when she visited Roof Deck Restaurant. 

Roof Deck as the name connotes is located at the rooftop of one of the prettiest hotels in Makati Avenue.  Would you believe me if i tell you that City Garden is more than a decade old?  Man,  it's like a Twilight Zone episode when you step inside.  Think modern meets zen.  The lobby has excellent lighting with high ceilings and modern furniture. 

The restaurant is intimate.  This is one of those places where one can hang and run away from hustle and bustle of Makati.  We were greeted by warm smiles from the staff.  Their F&B manager, Rinna is equally friendly and happily answered all our questions.  They recently launched their Pinoy Octoberfest Menu.  Yes,  you heard that right... Pinoy.  I love the fact that they made it Homegrown.  (the visit was last month and yes,  this is one of my backlogs... Better late than never)


| Lumpiang Sisig with Picco de Gallo Sauce (Php 310).   They made the quintessential bar chow 10x interesting by wrapping them with lumpia wrapper and frying them to perfection.  The crunch and the richness of the sisig goes well together.  If you want an explosion of gastronomic proportions,  dip em in the picco de gallo sauce.  This is deconstruction at its finest.

| Harumaki.  Banana wrapped in bacon (Php 250).  Hmmm...bacon with banana...wait...what? Did you say banana? 

This is one of those unexpected pairings that surprised me (in a good way).  The natural sweetness of saba works well with the smoky bacon and brings an interesting flavor contrast. 

| Kinilaw na Isda in Pinakurat Vinegar (Php 375).  This our version of ceviche.  This is one of those dishes that requires a PhD.  It sounds simple but selecting the right elements will make or break the dish.   One has to pick the right fish and ensure that the vinegar has the right amount of acidity.  Pick the wrong fish and you're doomed.  Use the wrong vinegar and the dish goes Kaput! 

I am glad to report that the Kinilaw passed with flying colors.  The vinegar has the right level of acidity and it highlights the fish.  And yes,  the dreaded "malansa"  flavor is non-existent in this dish.

| Crispy Crablets with Chili Soy Vinegar (Php 275).  The baby crabs didnt die for nothing...it is super crispy and it is seasoned well. 

| Beer Coated Chicken Popcorn (Php 350).  Another revelation.  I know what you're thinking,  what is so special with Chicken Popcorn... Well,  this is not the kind that you can get anywhere.  They use chicken breast fillets instead of ground chicken.  Trust me,  you would taste the difference after the first bite.  The fillet is moist and flavorful.  The coating they used is also infused with chicken flavor hence no past-like taste.  I like the fact that they a made a common dish special by tweaking some of the elements and making it stand out.

Octoberfest will not be complete without drinks!

| Pinacolada
| Margarita

Both are priced at Php 99

Shooters (Php 50 each)

| Nutty Irish Man.  Coffee Liquer with Hazelnut Syrup.  This tastes like spiked coffee.  Caffeine lovers would have a field day with ze Irish Man.

| Melon Ball.   Vodka with some Melon Liquer and Pineapple Juice.  Anything with vodka is fine by me.  Vodka and i go way back.

After munching on the delicious grub,  I had an epiphany... I realised that getting grub at hotels ain't that bad.  City Garden proved that they can offer a relaxation and excellent food at a very affordable price.

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars

October signals the start of the world's largest beer festival originating from Germany. The concept has been adapted by a lot of countries including our own. As soon as the first of October hits, food and beverage businesses such as restaurants, bars and clubs go all out with their Oktoberfest menu! A month long celebration, Oktoberfest promises the best deals when it comes to beer, cocktails and even bar chows!

In celebration of Oktoberfest, City Garden Hotel Makati prepared deals that you can't resist for the whole month of October! Through their late night Roof Deck Bar that has an awesome view of the Makati Skyline, they'll be launching their "FILIPINO OKTOBERFEST - PULUTAN EDITION!" Beer, gin, rhum, tequila - name it, they have it! Enjoy their very affordable pricing for these alcoholic beverages including cocktails and shooters when you avail any of the dishes in their Filipino Oktoberfest Menu!

Cocktails for 99Php? Shooters for 50Php? Bucket of 6 Beer Bottles for 450Php? What about fresh fruit juice/slush for a refreshing break for 50Php? Awesome deals!

We got the chance to try the following ---

> Cocktails: House Margarita for 99Php
& Pinacolada for 99Php

> Shooters:

- Nutty Irishman (shooter) for 50Php: Coffee Liqueur + Hazelnut, loved the coffee flavor + the sweetness from the hazelnut

- Melon Ball (shooter) for 50Php: Melon Liqueur x Pineapple Juice x Vodka

> Watermelon Slush for 50Php: you can also opt for a plain juice with ice

Onto the "Pulutan" or Bar Chows, we tried the following ---

> Beer Coated Chicken Popcorn for 350Php

A shy away from the usual Chicken Popcorn that uses ground chicken meat, I loved each bite of these little balls! Using chicken breast fillet, the chicken meat was tender and flavorful. The coating was sweet but also had some sour notes. Perfect beer match indeed!

> Lumpiang Sisig with Pico de Gallo Sauce for 310Php

A genius twist to a Classic "Pulutan" favorite of Filipinos, they wrapped their tasty and meaty Sisig into Lumpia wrappers! Each bite will give you a nice crunch from the wrapper and an explosion of goodness from the generous heaping of Sisig!

Served with an equally good Pico de Gallo Sauce, dip each roll into this for an added flavor. But trust me, the Sisig rolls are good even without the sauce!

> Banana Wrapped in Bacon "Harumaki" for 250Php

Honestly, who would have thought that banana and bacon would go so well together? Their corporate Chef, Dennis Peralta is such a genius! Imagine, sweet and soft Saging na Saba wrapped in salty and crispy bacon - it worked and it's delicious! Served with Yakitori Sauce, dip in to get that Japanese flare.

> Kilawing Isda in Pinakurat Vinegar for 375Php

Ceviche is not an easy dish to prepare. Some sort of expertise is needed, I believe, to ensure that the dish is nothing sort of "fishy" in smell and taste. City Garden Hotel Makati did an awesome job with this one. Cubes of fresh Tanigue that has been marinated with Pinakurat Vinegar with onions, fresh chili and ginger - the fish was "cooked" well with no slimy texture at all.

> Crispy Crablets with Chili Soy Vinegar for 275Php

Baby crabs that have been marinated in lemon, salt and pepper, coated with flour and then deep fried - I loved the crunch from each piece! You'll get hooked with this bar chow and wouldn't notice that you've actually had a lot!

Other than these dishes that we've tried, they also have Classic Crispy Pata in their menu. According to Rinna, their F&B Manager, each order is about 1.2kgs in weight! For 925Php, that's a relatively cheap compared to other restaurants! Another item in their Filipino Oktoberfest menu that got me was the Salted Egg Yolk Calamares. We weren't able to try this but I'm excited to go back for this!

Overall, we loved the dishes and the drinks that we've tried. Their price points are relatively cheap and won't get you intimidated. They also have LIVE ACOUSTIC BAND performance every Friday. Plus, their view of the Makati Skyline is just awesome! Great place to chill and unwind after a long day at work or probably a great place to celebrate the end of a work week!

Go on and visit the Roof Deck Bar of City Garden Hotel Makati and enjoy their Filipino Oktoberfest Menu!

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Marc M.
4.0 Stars

Beating Friday traffic with a great view and cold bottle in hand! 128525 What better way to chill than sitting inside a cold car in traffic. 128513

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Gerard N.
5.0 Stars

If you just want to chill around makati, this is one of the best place to do it.

You have a view of the whole skyline of the city(makati) while you chill with your girl sipping your martini after a long week at work.

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