Gourmet Palate

319D Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Parañaque, Metro Manila

Gourmet Palate
4.5
4.5 Stars

8 Reviewers

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  • 14 Reviews
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Category:
Burger
Phone
+6328094273

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Most Recent Reviews

Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
3

All time favorite restaurant because (1) Consistent and (2) Affordable. You simply can't go wrong with this place.128076🏼 Must tries are the Taco Salad (or Takaw Salad because of it's huge and oh so generous serving size) and the Killer Tacos (because it's a killer! 128518128523). Their burgers and takaw rice meals are pretty good and oh so filling, too. Plus the service here is always good. The servers are all nice and friendly. They are always ready and happy to serve. 128513128077🏼 They also have pasalubong items like pastries (ensaymada, cinnamon rolls, cookies, etc.). Very sari-sari store lang ang peg! 128518128514

For this visit, aside from our usuals, we tried the Apple Pie for dessert and bought a box of Ensaymada to bring home.

Apple Pie (195)
- the apple pie was huge! You can either have it as is (not sure if it's cold or room temp) or ask them to warm it. We asked for a warm version and was surprised that it was served with cheese on the side which was suuuuuuuper WEIRD. 128563 We tried it as is and with the cheese and it was just okay. Nothing special. Pwede na. Weird lang with the cheese!

Ensaymada (180)
- Tried it the next day for breakfast and it was good just not mary grace or must be mom's level. But it was soft and not too sweet. Can't complain since there were a lot of cheese and the right amount of butter and sugar added on top.

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Kim L.
5.0 Stars
4

Fond memories of my childhood would always include having snacks at Gourmet after my Yamaha guitar lessons or how my brothers would fight when one ate the other's share of beef takaw rice. Great memories and food came with this place and I'm really happy that they are back for good!

On my visit, I tried something different and got their killer tacos, beef quesadillas, beef shawarma and sizzling roast beef. Yup, we were hungry and badass carnivores!128539 The killer tacos were stuffed with generous amount of ground meat, veggies and cheese! You get two "taco cones" per order too, super kabusog! The beef quesadillas were light and very scrumptious too. For 80php/order, it was definitely a bang for the buck! The shawarma and roast beef were both tender and seasoned perfectly without being too salty or cloying.

We ended our meal with their chocolate fudge pie. I'm not sure if it's really called that way but it was SO GOOD! I was too full to function but I didn't mind eating some more for their dessert! Super sarap!128523

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Athina Janelle U.
5.0 Stars

Ordered garlic gambas and mongolian takaw rice. Two people can share these. The bowl of mongolian rice is biiig. Both are equally delicious! Super loved the garlicky oily taste of the gambas. The takaw rice is tasty and can be eaten on its own. However, since matakaw kami, haha we ended up ordering rice and the gambas.

Our other companions ordered steak. the serving is also big so they shared it.

Overall, sulit price and delicious food makes this place a winner. They also have a lot of dishes to offer too.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
5

Back here again!!!! This time, we were with Mommy. 128513

Ordered our usual Nachos Loaded, Chicken Taco Salad a.k.a the TAKAW SALAD, Killer Tacos, Salisbury Steak and Garlic Chicken.

First time trying the Killer Tacos, Salisbury Steak, and Garlic Chicken.

We all loved the Killer Tacos and agrees with the name that indeed it is one killer taco! Loved how generous and sisik it was with tomatoes, cabbage and ground beef wrapped with crispy lumpia wrapper instead of the usual taco shell. Not sure why lumpia wrapper but whatever the reason is, we still liked and enjoyed it. 128518128077🏼

Both the salisbury steak and garlic chicken were just okay for me. But they all liked and enjoyed the garlic chicken because of the generous garlic bits topping.

As expected, everyone loved the nachos and salad.128076🏼

Everything we ordered was just 765 pesos. Plus we get 5 free refills of their oh so addicting complimentary popcorn! Hihi!!! It was also nice that the servers remembered us!!! 9786

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
3

One saturday night, right after watching Batman vs Superman, Ony and I decided to go along Aguirre Ave to find a place to eat at. He usually let me decide where to eat because I'm the maarte one and I have a list of must try restaurants. 128517 Most of the time, though I aready have a list, I still don't know where to eat. The number of restaurants here in BF is so overwhelming. I don't know what to feel anymore because there's always a new place opening!!!!!! 128534128517

But we still ended up eating here. Last time we ate here, we also watched movie first. What's with movies and gourmet's? Haha!! We've been here a number of times already and if I want to try all the new restaurants here, we should not be eating here but how can you resist the goodness and simplicity (and the sulitness 128518128517) of this place!!?? HOW??

For not more than 500 pesos, (1) you can already eat a lot!! (2) your tummy and wallet will be super satisfied and happy and lastly (3), the place is super simple, you get to just chill and enjoy. 128077🏼

For sharing, we decided to order Taco Salad, Blue Thunder Burger, and Jalapeño Quesadillas. All for just around 430 pesos!!! 128077🏼

TACO SALAD
Already ordered this before and again, I really think and believe that they should consider changing the name to Takaw Salad asap!!! Because this one's huge! Even our server was surprised with how big this was. When he served this, he even said "ang laki pala talaga!". Hahaha! 128514128514128514

It's just your typical Taco Salad with a crispy base/crust (instead of the usual taco, they used fried crispy lumpia wrapper?), with lots of lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumber, nacho chips, cheese, and grilled chicken strips then served with their salsa dressing.

This is a really sulit salad! Promise!! 128521 Tops my list of budget friendly salads. 128513128077🏼

BLUE THUNDER BURGER
The first time I tried this back in Highschool, when this was already a pricy "good" grilled burger and not something I don't usually get to eat (kasi Jollibee, Mcdo or Tropical Hut lang okay na eh! 128517), I super loved and enjoyed the taste that I bought one for mommy. And she liked it! Then I went back again after 3 days with my family. It was really that goood!! I can still remember that moment, I was super excited to let them eat here. 1285139786

Anyway...

Their burgers are huge!! With thick and juicy beef patty that was grilled perfectly. Tasty (not too salty) and not dry, as well. Generous serving of cheese, lettuce, onions, and tomato and then added with blue cheese sauce. I liked how the blue cheese wasn't too overpowering. Just right for you to enjoy the whole burger. Plus this is served with some fries on the side. 9786

When you compare their burgers to 8cuts, Burgers & Brewskies, Lazy Bastard, Sweet Ecstasy, and all the other burger places now, you'll be disappointed because there's nothing really extra extra extra ordinary with their burgers. Again, just your usual burger. But if you will come here with no expectations at all and with just the goal of having a very satisfying and good meal, you'll love their burger (and other meals). Btw, the mushroom melt burger is also good!! 128077🏼

They have the white and orange-ish sauce here (for the Shawarma?) which we add to our burgers, tacos and everything. Haha try it! 128518128518

JALAPEÑO QUESADILLAS
This was served last and it was just your usual quesadillas. Not the "legit" one but like the ones we can easily make at home. Nothing special but for the price of less than 100 pesos, okay na! Plus the salsa was yummy!!! 128513128513

Since serving of the burger and salad was big big big, we should have not ordered this anymore. But, oh well. 128517

Overall, we enjoyed the salad and burger. Most of the dishes are just your usual everyday / can be easily made at home meals but there's really something about Gourmet's -- the experience, and the memories that makes eating here a good one!!! 128513

And oh, they also give complimentary popcorn and fruits salad! And other random food. 128513 Their popcorn is really really gooood!!! 128076🏼

And service was good, as well. The kuyas are very very friendly, a bit slow but they're nice and approachable. 128518

PS: Also try their Takaw Bowls/Rice Meals and Nachos!!! 128077🏼

PPS: sorry no photo of the quesadillas. 128517

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Ruth S.
5.0 Stars

After n years, I was finally able to pay this place a visit!!!! Ever since they reopened, I've been wanting to go here but they're always always full. Back in HS, we would go here for the burgers, the mami, the nachos, and the takaw meals! 128513

Right after watching Deadpool, we went straight to BF for dinner. We wanted something good and affordable. And this perfectly satisfies all of our conditions.

The place is different now. It's brighter, cleaner, and you don't smell Mexican/Burger/Grilled after eating here anymore. 128517 The dining area and the kitchen is now separated from each other. I like how simple and chill the place is. Nothing fancy, just good affordable meals. 128521128077🏼

We ordered Nachos Loaded, T-Bone Steak, Mongolian Takaw, and Taco Salad w Grilled Chicken.

Nachos Loaded
- loaded with lots of cheese and all the awesome toppings like ground meat, jalapeños, onions, and tomatoes making this one loaded yummy cheesy nachos. I enjoyed this a lot because they added a lot of jalapeños and cheese sauce that the nacho chips became super soft and soggy after just a few minutes. Ahh, I think I finished almost half (or most of it) because they don't like it when it's soft and soggy already. Me, I loooove it!!! Soggy nachos are the best!!! 128525128523 It may not look as loaded in the picture, but it is in real life!! 128521

T-Bone
- for 170 pesos, this was sulit. Serving size was generous enough you can still share it w a friend or enough to make you full for a very long time. 128077🏼

Mongolian Takaw
- very tasty and yummy mongolian rice meal. Mapapa-takaw ka sa sarap! 128076🏼 Best if you add sunny side up egg or scrambled egg on top. 128513

Taco Salad w Grilled Chicken
- They should change its name to Takaw salad because serving size was really HUGE. As in!! Was expecting something small or the usual serving size. But when this was served to us, we were surprised as this exceeded our expectations. Sobra. 128563128563 Nacho chips, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, cabbage, grilled chicken, and lots of cheese!!!!! 128077🏼 Again, it may not look huge in the picture, but I swear, it is really big! Takaw salad!!! 128541

Service was good. The servers were all attentive and though not friendly and nice, they were helpful naman. Randomly, they will give us something. First, it was a complimentary glass of wine. Then a cup of fruit cocktail. And lastly, popcorn. It was weird because they would just give it to us without saying anything. According to a friend, it's normal. They really give free food/drinks randomly haha. Oh well. We enjoyed everything! 128513128513128513

Total bill was just around 715php. Same price of just a t-bone steak when you eat somewhere else. This is the best and perfect example of SULIT. Masarap na, mura pa!! 128077🏼

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Dennis O.
4.0 Stars

Wow this felt nostalgic. Gourmet Palate or Charbroiled how we fondly call the place have been here in BF Aguirre since my 1st time in BF. With so much new places in bf they have closed down one of their branch and reinvented the place. Retaining the old menu but having a more clean interior and just calling the place Gourmet Palate.
The place is famous for having a wide variety in their menu from tacos to burger to sizzling plate to siomai and mami. Its like your school canteen that have everything you crave for.
Must try is the killer tacos. Tacos in cone shape and full of beef and cheese delicious! For sizzling plates I like their porterhouse. Also try their variety of burger love that they have maintain the quality and taste. Price are not that expensive. 128518128076

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Jacqui T.
5.0 Stars

Been craving for a shawarma this past few weeks and tried several from different providers, but then I recalled that Gourmet's has this dish in their menu. Went here during our lunch, crossing our fingers and hoping that they would still let us in. That was around 10:30PM and yes, that's lunchtime for BPO employees. We were so lucky that night, Gourmet's is open until 11PM.

I chose the beef shawarma and it was served to me in less than 5 minutes. Wow! That was fast! Our other orders were served in less than 10 minutes. 5 stars for the service. 128077128077128077128079128079128079

Going back to my shawarma, this is not like the usual shawarma that I normally see in the mall (pita bread, sliced beef, onion, tomato and cucumber). Theirs was pita bread, beef strips, shredded lettuce, pickles, cheese sticks, sliced onion and sliced tomato. Add plenty of garlic and chili sauce and enjoy! OMG! It was soooo damn good. My friend who's not into shawarma just managed to finish it all. The beef was soft, tender (no litid), and so flavorful. The pickles played a significant role as pampapatanggal umay.

It was so messy to eat since it was dripping with juice because of the beef or because I put too much garlic sauce on it. LOL. Heads up! Do not order this if you're on a date!

Will definitely come back for more.

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Mitch N.
4.0 Stars

We're so glad they reopened and place was much better now. Same servers and same old menu, prices were still affordable but i believed they add up a little from their old pricelists but still you get what you pay for128077🏻 I also brought home their mini ensaymadas and it's really good128525

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Troy P.
4.0 Stars

Finally visited the newly reopened Gourmet which used to be called Charbroiled Gourmet when I was still a student. This is just beside the Garage 88 resto bar in Aguirre ave.

Now with a new stylish approach, I almost didn't recognize it until I saw their menu! It's the same Gourmet that we fell in love way back college days!

New approach but same taste and same affordable price! Their famous for their sizzlings, killer tacos and burgers! It's nice to know they are back. Stay away from their super burrito, im missing the mexican flavor.

PS

Parking may be a hassle but at night you can easily get parking slot in PNB bank area which is near Gourmet. 128072🏼

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Jacqui T.
5.0 Stars

My 100th Review! 128514128514128514

I brought my friends here before going to work because I missed this place and I missed their sizzling porterhouse. We had their sizzling porterhouse, T-bone and garlic liempo served with BIG cup of awesome garlic rice. It was a sizzling carnivore night for us. Very sulit! 128076

Happy tummy, happy life!

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Jacqui T.
4.0 Stars

My officemate took me here during our break. I haven’t tried and did not know anything about the place so he gave me little details about the history of Gourmet and Bamba Bistro. Well, I didn’t pay attention cos I was busy looking at their menu. Ha-ha! I ordered Paella Valenciana and my carnivore friend ordered a Porterhouse (I think).

My Paella Valenciana was a cute version of pan sized paella that my husband and I used to have in other restaurants. They used skillet and it was rich with meat ingredients and seafood. I was just a bit disappointed with the rice that they used. I think they used different rice instead of paella rice. My friend saw my disappointment and shared his meal to me. I took a bite of his steak and it was good. Tasty and juicy sizzling beef served with gravy. I should have ordered that.

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Robert John G.
5.0 Stars

Love their Blue Thunder Burger and the Killer Tacos! You would definetely come back. They are just like before with better ambiance.

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Kim L.
5.0 Stars

That sweet taste of familiarity from the staff to the menu upon entering is just indescribable. It's back and I MISSED YOU so much, Gourmet! I'm sure fellow Southsiders are as thrilled to know that you're back with your infamous Beef Takaw Rice, tacos and Beef burritos (with extra fries and cheese please!).1285239786️ Every single cell in my body is definitely jumping for joy! YAY!128516

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