Goto Monster

P. Ocampo St. cor. Dungon St., San Antonio Village, Makati, Metro Manila

Goto Monster
4.1
4.0 Stars

22 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 9
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 23 Reviews
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  • 22 Reviewers
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Mae A.
5.0 Stars
10

There were rave reviews with their pork bagnet so I gave in. My companions did too. I had their Pork Bagnet Special Lugaw (P95) which had salted egg instead of the usual boiled egg. I found it to be a pretty interesting addition since it made the dish more flavorful. The porridge itself was quite good. I liked the consistency of the rice. It was my first time having it with pork bagnet and let me tell you, the combination worked! I liked how crunchy the pork was. As much I don’t eat fat, I ate fat on this. And I didn’t mind it at all. 🙂

I sensed that I would be eating something sinful that night. I paired my dish with their Salabat Ginger & Turmeric Fresh Slushie (P85) to balance everything out. To be honest, I’m not a fan of salabat. I guess I’m not alone in this world on that one. I just can’t take the ginger taste. Some tend to have a strong ginger taste that it’s not drinkable. I took a risk on this one. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it. I found myself sipping more of the drink. You could really taste the ginger in the whole drink but it was balanced by the coolness of it all. It’s best to drink it while very cold because towards the end, I found myself forcing to drink it. Hehe

Best to have during a rainy day (or as a hangover food 128540), dishes here aside from their lugaw are just perfect and super affordable! And yes, it's best to be here with your buddies where you can bond all night long. 128111

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TheMitch M.
5.0 Stars

My cousin brought me here and I hate him for it.

I wake up in cold sweats, craving some of their Leche Flan pops and mushroom goto.

I have brought countless clients to this place.

I gave my brgy. chairman a leche flan pop and she went out on a late night spree looking for the place.

The pops are my senior parents go to sweet treat.

The area isn't Greenbelt, so wag mag-inarte. They aren't marketing it as a Michelin restaurant (malay mo though in the future).

The food is worth the wait.
Minsan wala yung mga gusto mo pero that's life.

Call ahead and ask.

Minsan para kang nagtrip to Jerusalem sa rami ng tao. Wait lang, be patient, may tatayo rin at mapapasayo rin yung upuan. O kaya magpa-reserve ka. 2017 na. Uso na yun.

The owner isn't your lovely aunt who gives you kisses and money. Minsan nasa mood siya, minsan wala.

I get it. As a business owner, minsan talaga wala kang time maki-chika.

The staff are knowledgeable and polite. Respect them. They are not your slaves.

Overall, babalik at babalik ako.
Masarap at affordable eh.

Pag sinabi kong affordable hindi yung pares sa kariton affordable ha.

Pwedeng pang date. Mag extra deodorant ka kung pawisin ka.

I only have 1 photo. Kasi laging ubos yung food bago pa mapicturan. Pero halos lahat sa menu nila nakain ko na. Oo, matakaw na ako.

Ganun kasarap.

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Anne D.
5.0 Stars
3

Very good food and prices are not bad. Sarap their leche flan ice cream, sisig and mustasa salad

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Aaron M.
2.0 Stars

Food wasnt great, probably i was expecting much due to the hype from my friends. We ordered bagnetsilog, and the bagnet doesnt look and taste like bagnet. Also, it was too oily, fresh from the pan.

The guys beside our table ordered goto with bagnet and i heard them saying that they were not happy with their order. I butted in and ask why, they answered that the bagnet serving was so small they didn't even noticed it.

This is one of the restos that won't eat at again. At least i have tried it for myself.

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Denise A.
5.0 Stars
2

Lalalala! Second time around Goto Monster! Brought my boyfriend here tonight cause I want him to try this no frills gotohan. It was so funny that he was reading for reviews on Looloo and saw my review, kinorrect pa talaga yung mga wrong grammar ko 128563 Haha sabi niya mali mali daw pinagsusulat ko haha.

Anyway we ordered the Goto Special which is really BIG as in ang laki ng serving. I wonder bakit di pa ako natuto kasi talagang hindi ko maubos yung isang bowl which is already good for 2 for P95. I keep telling my boyfriend how affordable the goto considering the size! At first di siya nasarapan, sabi niya bakit walang lasa.

Take Note: Mas picky pa sa food si boyfie sakin as in mas alam niya yung masarap sa hindi at may lasa sa wala. For me okay na, but then he suggested baka we HAVE to put the SPECIAL BAGOONG AND SUKA sauce branded talaga ng Goto Special cause it's like no other, and I saw his face lit up. Sabi niya "yun pala un! Ayun masarap na, nagets ko na kung bakit masarap!"

We ordered the Tofu + Mushroom again and as usual malasa talaga. I really love their Pineapple Herb Slush! Sobrang refreshing and nakakaalis umay 128523 YUM!

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yappie G.
5.0 Stars
2

Another hole in a wall... great find! Great food... great servce! 95 bucks for a bowl of goto special... not bad... perfect for the rainy night....

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Mario O.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Denise A.
5.0 Stars
10

Goto Monster, located in San Antonio Village, Makati has got to be the best Goto place in town yet!

Had the opportunity to go here at 12 midnight after an exhausting night at work. Shooting a wedding until 11pm is no joke, so when everybody got hungry, lahat nagyaya kumain sa Gotohan. I got curious cause I've never been a fan of Gotos ever since. To me, all Gotos and Porridge taste the same so there's nothing really special about it that's worth craving for, Not until I have tried Goto Monster, it just changed my life. HAHA 128523

Goto Monster is a 24 hour restaurant no frills hole in the wall joint the serves affordable set of meals from Different Goto Toppings to Side Orders like Tokwa, Silogs, and Unique desserts, this place really deserves a spotlight!

I ordered their GOTO SPECIAL for P95 which is made of hot lugaw, ox tripe, toasted garlic, onion leeks and duck salted egg. Replacing an ordinary hard boiled egg with a duck salted egg is just plain smart. It made everything taste better, and no need to add fish sauce to the goto to make it tastier. The consistency of the goto is very thick and rich which makes me think that it's so sulit for P95. Mabubusog ka talaga. Siksik na siksik yung ingredients and it's very tasty just a perfect hot meal for a cozy weather.

The serving is big and is good for two already but I'd rather eat them myself only and not share it cause it was that goooood haha!

INSIDER TIP: The owner was there and I was happy that she was willing to entertain questions. She told me that the base of the goto is made from turmeric which gives it the yellow color and gingery taste. AWESOME.

I also ordered TOKWA + MUSHROOM for P95 and OMYGOD it was freakin delicious. The mushrooms were so garlicky and sauteed well, slightly chewey - it is recommended that you dip them together with their SPECIAL VINEGAR and BAGOONG sauce, MIX them and then you get a taste of heaven. ANG SARAP. I also tried the Tokwa + Bagnet, and THUMBS UP to the crispiness of the bagnet, it wouldn't upset!128523 The size is good for sharing too, but then again I wouldn't want to cause I want to eat them all by myself in this happy place. Lol.

For my drink, I ordered their best selling PINEAPPLE HERB SLUSH for P75 and tried their SALABAT GINGER for P75.
I would just recommend the pineapple herb to anyone who loves something fresh and citrus. It's made with pineapples and mint leaves. It just pairs perfectly with the goto, after all the saltiness and rich flavors, it's just so refreshing to have this drink.
TIP: It's comes with Calamansi that is required to be squeezed onto the juice to add that kick and hint of sourness.

The Salabat Giner on the other hand is quite surprising! I hate Salabat, I swear. Who doesn't hate anything with Ginger? Hahaha or is it just me?
Salabat are usually drank with warm water and is believed to cure hoarse voice, mild cough etc. but in this version it's AN ICED SALABAT DRINK, just like an Iced Tea in Salabat form. I liked it a little cause they added few teaspoons of sugar plus tea, it is also made of organic turmeric and not the powdered version so it's less bitter.

By the way, their service water is placed in a Kettle with the other condiments on the table. I find it cute hahaha!

I just had to let all my excitement with GOTO MONSTER out cause it's the first time that I liked it, thanks to them my perception of how Goto taste changed. Don't be surprised cause even during wee hours, the place can be fully occupied.

Sobrang thumbs up lang talaga dahil pagnakita mo yung menu nila, mapapastanding ovation ka. The meal line up will make you drool. Classic Comfort food lang talaga plus good times and good nights with good company. I'll never forget this dining experience.

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Marjorie G.
5.0 Stars
5

Dubbed as the one of the best after-drinking spots, Goto Monster is a no-frills goto place that is open 24 hours and can be found in San Antonio Village, Makati. I lived in San Antonio for 3 years, yet I didn't know anything about it until my friends who live in Manila took me there one night (nope we weren't drunk).

The goto here is unlike anything that I had before. The goto itself is very thick, served in a big bowl with salted egg instead of boiled egg and bagnet instead of the usual pork intestine. It is really good, I was crazy for it for like a week. As any goto, it goes well with tokwa.

They also have other interesting food like champorado and bibingka-flavored waffles. But if you want dessert it's the ice-cream on stick that I'd recommend. For only 40 pesos you get delicious ice cream and they are not even your usual ice cream flavors. I was able to try banana chocnut and leche flan and they sure tasted like the flavors that they represent. Leche flan is such a delight that I wanted more.

They also have coffee by the way, which they serve with condensed milk.

It's a small place but quite popular around the area. Even at the wee hours, you'd see people coming in. Definitely one of the must-try places in San Antonio.

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Ron R.
5.0 Stars

Bagnet goto special is really something. It's unique and different. Best goto in town!

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Pedro J.
3.0 Stars

Delicious goto special and the pineapple+kalamansi+herb slush. SULIT!

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Pepper B.
4.0 Stars
2

been dying tinted this place after my former office mate tried them last year.. And because it has been raining since last week, I have to satisfy my cravings and tonight I fancy a goto ( congee ) 128514128514128514. Drove all the way to Makati and braved the poring rain.
The place was small, I can serve 20-45 people. We wanted to order special goto but it's unfortunate that it's not available at the moment so we ordered the next best thing... Bagnet Special, we also
Ordered their pineapple peppermint slush.. The congee has a lot of flavor and the salted egg and Tinapa flakes really added to the flavor.. Pineapple slush was so refreshing.. 128522128522 both are really good.. I will comeback for more hopefully I get to try their Goto special next time..128077🏼128077🏼128077🏼

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Chris P.
4.0 Stars
3

I liked it.

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Kai E.
5.0 Stars
3

I loved it.

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Me-ann P.
4.0 Stars

Try their goto, bagnetsilog and leche flan ice cream! Photo shows their most recent dish--fresh tokwa with dilis. All their dishes are yummy and reasonably priced.

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Ivy T.
4.0 Stars

Interesting, catchy approach..

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Dominick D.
4.0 Stars

I am writing this review based from my dining experience yesterday.

We had the infamous bagnetsilog of Goto Monster. They've been featured on Unang Hirit before and we thought we should give it a try. You will love the crisp of their bagnet which is served with a vegetable salad which tastes not bad at all.

Review points:
It is crisp and cooked tenderly.
Not too oily unlike the bagnets that I have tried before.
Serving is just okay for its price.
The dalandan juice is absolutely delicious. I am giving this a 5 star!
The vegetable salad is a wild one but doesn't taste bad at all.

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Casey D.
3.0 Stars

Tried their bagnet goto for php95. Big serving of goto with half slice of red egg, bagnet, garlic, spring onion and chicharon. The goto itself is just okay. Nacurious lang talaga ako sa bagnet and instead of normal egg they use itlog na pula. Haha the bagnet was crispy! Di sya mamantika, but sobrang onti lang nya so dont expect, ako nasaktan na. Akala ko madami!. Haha The itlog na pula added flavor to the goto. Also tried their talong chips.. i thought chips talaga siya literal. Haha but it was deep-fried sliced talong pala. Haha
They are also open 24hours. Open area lang sya so expect some langaw and when we went, there were ipis.128546128545128584 They must do something about this. Hello, mej mahalay din ang price so baka pwede maparaanan. Hehe

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Vinny L.
4.0 Stars

Walking to this hole in the wall with my officemates, I was convinced and certain that I wasn't willing to spend 95 pesos (or more) for goto. Besides, it was a terribly hot day and who in their right mind would eat something that would make you sweat even more?!

But lo and behold when I saw their goto menu, I instantly ate my words (and porridge, soon after). I got their best-seller Bagnet goto. It had a generous amount of perfectly crisp bagnet, its pieces were balanced with the amount of chewy meat and crunchy (with matching crackling sound) pork fat.

The porridge was good on its own, it had a rich chicken stock flavor. The bagnet and red egg added saltiness and textures too.

But the real winner of this visit? The champorado waffle! It was still being cooked and I could already smell the cocoa in the air. According to the menu, they used Hershey's chocolate.

At first glance you'd think it's your regular chocolate waffle that's topped with ice cream but your nose will tell you otherwise. The flavor of the cocoa was as prominent as its smell. It tasted bitter, like a whole cup of cocoa powder was put in the batter, but it was perfectly complemented with vanilla ice cream. It was soft on the inside, and crispy in the right places.

Where's the champorado part, you ask? I though it would have puffed rice in between the waffles but it didn't. Instead it was served with a shot glass of dilis that added a fun flavor to the dessert. Sweet, salty, and bitter chocolate. That was a jam-packed dessert!

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Kaye O.
3.0 Stars

Try: Talong chips, bagnet goto and goto espesyal.
Skip: adobo spring rolls
Verdict: Go to PRC and look for Angeline's Goto. Espesyal goto for half the price :)

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