Holy Smokes BBQ

Matilde St. cor. Jacobo St., Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila

Holy Smokes BBQ
4.0 Stars

6 Reviewers

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April V.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Trizha A.
3.0 Stars

*This is a late post/ review*

I love a good smoked meat!

The first thing you should do when you get to Holy Smokes is to snag a table. A mistake we made instantly coz we weren't informed. Seating is limited so you don't want to be standing with a tray of food waiting for people to vacate their table

Meat selection is pretty good. I chose to get pork ribs, beef brisket, and was planning to grab a sausage but they ran out. The meat is measured per grams and the menu will indicate what the minimum weight is per order.

For sidings we picked bleu cheese slaw, potato salad {buttered marbles potatoes topped with bacon bits} not pictured are the crack pie, turtle pie, mac n cheese, and a grilled cheese Bbq ribs sandwich.

The Pros:

The meats were all cooked nice and tender, salted and smoked perfectly. On its own it can be salty but that's why you grab some Bbq sauce. My friend's sandwich was really good and filling.

Sidings were all lovely and perfect for sharing. The pies are a crowd pleaser and are a must if you have a sweet tooth.

The Cons:

Still on soft opening so I supposed they still need to work on their service. It's a little slow, and they seem understaffed. The food isn't cheap. For two people and for the items we got, bill was around 2,000php. So if you're on a budget pick menu items that are good for sharing or pregame {i.e. grab a burger from Mickey D's first if you have a huge appetite}.

I'd recommend the place if you're a carnivore with the cash to spare.

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Cez Y.
5.0 Stars

We went there at 5pm for my birthday dinner and it was oh so good. Staff was nice.. place is cozy.. and food was great. Especially the Beef Ribs. Surprisingly, both my brother and i didnt like the Wagyu that much.

If you are looking for a place for some superb bbq... this is the place to go. No need for an elaborate explaination.. a must try if ur a bbq lover like us.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

Holy smokes. Best place to satisfy all of your pork ribs, bacon, beef brisket and all things meat-y cravings. After our Tilde Stop, we went straight here for dinner. Please see picture for the items we tried! 128517

Everything was good. Really. Tasty, juicy, and oh so tender. They have sauces available - plain or spicy. But honestly, you don't need the sauce anymore because the meat were all flavorful! 128076🏼

The sides were all yummy, as well. Our favorite was the potatoes. Thanks Reich for insisting we get the patatas despite the fact that we've been eating patatas all day already. 128514128514

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Maria Carmila M.
4.0 Stars

If you have money, you're craving barbecue, and you're already in the area, then this place is THE BOMB. I'm so sorry I didn't take pictures of the food.

First time to try this place and I'm very happy with the experience.

I'm giving them 4 stars because I find the side dishes expensive. Check out the menu. The big portion of cilantro rice is P130 and it's less than 2 cups (!). We also ordered cornbread, creamed corn, and blue cheese coleslaw. Loved the cornbread, and actually I also liked the creamed corn except I found it too watery. The blue cheese coleslaw was also ok, but it sounded better than it tasted.

With that out of the way, let me get to the star of their menu - their BARBECUE. We tried the BEEF BRISKET, the PULLED PORK, and the PORK SPARERIBS. They were all juicy, pull-apart tender (you won't need a fork) and full of that rich, mouth-watering smokiness. The pulled pork would probably be best in sandwich form. It was sort of redundant given that we also ordered the spareribs. But don't get me wrong - I have no regrets!

The sauces came in three flavors: SPICY, SWEET AND TANGY, and SMOKY. I recommend combining all three and balancing them out na lang according to your preference.

For dessert, my friend ordered the turtle pie because unfortunately they ran out of crack pie. It was good, but just a tad too sweet. One portion is good for sharing though.

I suggest you bring wipes because they don't give you any. They only have paper napkins which are very flimsy. I suggest PAPER TOWELS, Holy Smokes, and an extra couple of sinks so guests don't have to go to the toilets to wash their hands.

I will definitely go back for your barbecue - HOPE YOU KEEP THAT UP!!


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Reich T.
5.0 Stars

Holy Smokes, you little devil you!

This is the fourth stop of #FoodSocietyPh's Food Crawl Giveaway last Saturday. We are not supposed to have dinner here but man, the aroma of the barbeque is too hard to resist. I want to stuff my face with dem ribs!

| Pork Ribs. Heavenly as always. Fall-off-the-bone-tender and really flavorful.

| Home Made Bacon. Bacon!!!!! This beautiful slab of cured meat restores my faith in Humanity. It brings out the optimist in me. Man, this is weally good! Smoky, flavorful, tender and all of the adjectives synonymous to delicious.

I got my eye on the grilled cheese and the brisket. See you later, Holy Smokes!

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars

Goodness Gracious Holy Smokes Barbeque!

We stumbled upon this hidden gem by accident.  We were exploring Poblacion by foot and was looking for Tilde Café when we saw Holy Smokes.  

The decision to only have cake at Tilde paid off as I have a reason to swing by Holy Smokes.  They have the brightest facade among Matilde Street.  The interior reminds me of a rough round the edges bed and breakfast.  There were a couple of of tables and chairs and they follow the pay as you order system.

| Pork Ribs (Php 180 per 100 grams).  This is the best tasting ribs I've ever had!  The meat is fall-off-the-bone tender,  using a knife is optional.  The fork glides through the perfectly cooked ribs.  As for the taste,  you don't need condiments as the meat is really flavorful.  I can't fully explain the flavor combination as my tastebuds cant fully comprehend how tasty the ribs are.  All i can say is that....this is *expletive deleted* delicious!

What are you waiting for....get up and go to Holy Smokes NOW.

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