Mati's Meat & Bread

River Park, Festival Alabang, Corporate Ave., Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila

Mati's Meat & Bread
3.8
4.0 Stars

22 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 7
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 6
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 1
  • 24 Reviews
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  • 22 Reviewers
Category:
Sandwich
Business Hours
Reopens Fri: 11:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6328472273

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Tommy T.
4.0 Stars

Had controlled buffet lunch. Salad, pasta, beef, pork chop and coffee jelly.

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Janu-Rey S.
5.0 Stars
3

Food is really good!!!

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Athina Janelle U.
3.0 Stars

The ambience is nice and the place seems pretty laidback.

Food is delicious but I feel like the prices are a bit expensive. Each meal is good for one person and is enough to make you feel "full" but not overly "busog".

They serve complimentary cake if it's your birthday.

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Cie C.
5.0 Stars

A friend of mine keeps on raving about Mati's so when my friends and I were in the area, we decided to have our dinner there. Upon entering the place, we were greeted by the very courteous staff. I was in awe of the resto's decors or maybe because I'm a sucker for wood decors and the lights made the place even more homey.

We were seated where we have the view of the river and it was kind of relaxing at night time.

One things is for sure, I was not prepared for the gastronomical experience I had at Mati's Meat and Bread.

When our orders arrived, I was curious by this dish which I thought were Meatballs but it turns out to be Balut Aligue. Imagine a whole balut, without shell of course, drowned in Aligue sauce. I choose the yellow part and left the chicks which I turned over so I could not see it. The dish is one of the best yet sinful one I've tasted. It was delicious and the Aligue sauce can be poured over rice.

The I saw the Oyster Rockefeller. It was large and after pouring lemon on top I slurped it out immediately. I could taste how fresh the oyster is.

Then the pizza's which Mati's is famous for is served. I have tasted a lot of pizza flavors but its the first time I will eat a Salpicao Pizza. Boy, it's a definite must -try and the dough just melt in your mouth.Of all the four cheese pizza in the world, the Bia's Four Cheese pizza is hands down the best. You could taste how fresh the cheeses sprinkled on it. It was sweet, salty and cheesy.

We ordered four or five steaks and we decided to taste each one. I think only two of us ate everything with rice specially when they serve the Salpicao which i really need to eat with rice!

All of us tried the steak medium well. And each one is tender and have a special taste of its own depending whether it was Steak Ala Pobre, Steak N' Fries or Hungry Man's Steak.

But we were expecting the most expensive steak in the menu - the 300g Australian Ribeye which were grilled and cooked near our table. The smell of ribeye as it was being grilled is mouthwatering and salivating. When it was medium done, it was cut for us to taste and it's just so delicious as only a good steak should be.

We are so full by that time but they still serve us one dessert. Really the steak is the dessert I need that dinner but I still took a forkful of that yummy dessert.

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Karl N.
5.0 Stars

One of the cheaper restaurants in the area but worth more than your money. Matis is one of the hidden gems in the south and I can't wait for it to open near my workplace, Mckinley! Great food and good service.

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Marx Renzel E.
5.0 Stars

So I went back to this enchanting place and ordered some of the things that I didn't tried before. I was surprised that every meal was fascinating.
Frankly, I thought that Mati's Meat and Bread was just you know a bunch of pork and beef slabs but eventually I tried their chicken and oh what an amazing experience it was. Yes indeed chicken and mashed potatoes or was it potatoes? That oozing caramelized onion and the mashy potatoes. So as I went through a lot there's this meat, a medium rare meat that makes me wonder, is it perfect or is it a fail? Mati's prove me that they are one of the best of the best. They cooked the meat well perfectly and thus my craving for meat bunks in. I ordered different styles of meat and from each dishes I ventured to different places already. The taste of New York is just right here on this well famished restaurant. Pretty sure that I'll be comming back for more.

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Alyzza S.
5.0 Stars

I admit, this is not my first time here at Mati's Meat and Bread. And why I am here again? Simply because I loved their food and I can't wait any longer!

For my first dish, I ordered their Nikki's Rosemary Chicken. This was my favorite from my last visit. So no doubt, the taste is consistent. Hands up. Next is the Balut Aligue. Since I always wanted to explore new and exciting dishes, this caught my attention. And I must say that if you are trying to look for a reason why you have to love balut more? Try this one. Trust me, I got you. I also ordered Four Cheese Pizza *it's mandatory actually coz I'm a pizza addict* Well, I am biased enough to say that this is completely awesome but rest assured I am telling you nothing but the truth. I also ordered pesto - so far so good. But for my main dish *drum rolls* the 300g Australian Ribeye. This is cooked right in front of me, and it is done with my own preferred taste. The meat is cooked exactly the same I was expecting - well done. The juices is like screaming and saying "you deserve this!".

So I ended my night satisfied and with a happy tummy. The service is fast. The crews are very attentive. The food is undeniably good. And the price is just right.

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Kirk Steven N.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Reah A.
3.0 Stars

Mattis Meat and Bread

Perfect for hangout with close friends. Just so you don't expect for great food, consider Mati's as a tavern where only drinks and drinking buddies matter, where the sharing of enjoyable chat and laughter can turn any food, yummy and yucky alike, into table centerpieces.

Mati's has a spacious, high-ceiling, casual dining area. It feels clean and comfortable, service was pretty fast during our visit. Waiters look the part of gladly being at your service. I'm quite an observant when it comes to staff attentiveness, as I've been to places where waiters would intentionally avoid your eyes, short of saying, they're too busy to deal with your extra requests.

The name Mati's Meat and Bread, by the way, doesn't really connect with what they serve. By bread and meat, I expected roast meat sandwiches, sausages and cold cuts. But no, their menu placed anything and everything from sisig, to pizza, pasta, steak and so on.

Food

USDA Steak with mashed potato P425

I'm trying to recollect the steaks I have tried before to accurately describe what their's is like.

If you've tried the steaks in buffet restaurants like Dad's, Vikings, Sofitel's Spiral, Bellevue's Cafe d' Asie, those are way better than Mati's, of course that's just my opinion. My happy steak is a slice of marbled beef seasoned with just salt and pepper. Based on that definition, Mati's steak clearly doesn't stand in the same strategic pedestal as the abovementioned, much less that of top steak houses like Melo's.

Mati's steak doesn't even fit the definition of a steak. According to this page, yet arguably I must admit http://www.topratedsteakhouses.com/difference-between-roast-and-steak/, steak is a slice of roast, while roast describes a section of a beef that's been cooked as a whole. To explain, a roasted block of the beef's rib section becomes rib-eye steak when sliced individually between ribs. The individual slice is again cooked -- grilled or broiled rare, medium or well.

Anyway, the point is I'm trying to justify why I was unsatisfied with Mati's steak. And the absence or presence of an accurate definition of how a perfect steak should be will in no way change the fact that I didn't have as much fun as I thought I would with how much I paid for it.

Mati's steak is pre-sliced like pork chop. And it seems like it's cooked the same way as porkchop-- marinated to tenderize. Hence, I find it a bit pricey at P425 for one thin slice.

How it tastes? It's not bad at all. If not for the price, Mati's steak is absolutely flavorful. Reminds me actually of that popular foodcourt steakhouse in the '90s, Sizzling Plate. I remember my 12-year old self protestingly standing in that long queue, hungry and craving for a Big Mac. Mati's steak tastes similar to Sizzling Plate's, and maybe to Pancake House's.

Balut sa Aligue P195

I must say the Balut sa Aligue is Mati's "pambato". For those unfamiliar with balut, it's boiled duck egg, with a developing duck embryo attached to the yolk. Despite its ubiquity, and the fact that I'm a Filipino since birth, eating balut remains an adventure on one hand and a mental struggle, on the other.

Anyway, I was feeling adventurous back at Mati's. I truly enjoyed how the crab fats provided the eggs a relatable taste; that strong almost gamey flavor powerfully cloaked the real unadulterated taste of the duck soup which never fails to make me cringe.

An order has 3 balut eggs wading in generous amount of unhealthy but also super delicious, thick aligue paste, sauteed in garlic plus a squeeze of lemon all over it. But the best part of it, the "ducks" are still really small, you can afford to not touch it all.

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Chili G.
4.0 Stars

Needed to get some things at festival so we decided to have dinner at mati's. Been eyeing their salmon for a while so I got that and hubby got the salpicao. Just in time too for the river park light show 128522 ok narin (the light show I mean) but nothing beats the one at atg hehe!
Service was good although my salmon serving could've been a bit bigger at 395 don't you think? Salpicao was good as usual.
We really enjoyed both out orders, bitin tbh but we restrained ourselves from ordering more hehe!

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Clifford K.
4.0 Stars

Not a spectacular meal, but for the price, it's pretty good. We had the Hungry Man's steak, and the tapa flakes, along with baked mussels and drinks, and a couple cups of angus rice, all coming in at P1812

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Chili G.
4.0 Stars

Been some months since we ate at mati's and since I was feeling under the weather, we chose a place just nearby for our early dinner.
Lovely view of the river park around 6PM Ü
We got the spinach dip, steak sandwich and salpicao pizza (in picture).
Spinach dip was good, less spinach than before(?) but still yummy. Steak sandwich was meh for me. Bread was soft and sweet. Would've liked it crunchy.
The salpicao pizza came last and smelled and tasted great! You should eat it right away though so you can enjoy the crispness of the pizza 128077🏼
Ok service and still a lot of things to try on the menu ü
Bill was a little over 1k

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Mico C.
4.0 Stars

Should've ordered the Angus burger! Should have... but i guess that gives me a reason to go back again :)

Mama's buffalo wings were good. Loved the taste, but found the dish a bit too oily.

Seafood pasta was great. They were as generous as i expected with the seafood quantity served in the dish given the price.

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Gennie M.
3.0 Stars

Not that happy with the food- garlic rice seems a bit just reheated and the sisig was not I was expecting. The steak was just ordinary too but would like to commend the staff most specially the manager who were both walking and checking on all the customers so kudos to that!

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Vicvic M.
4.0 Stars

The place looks real nice at night. Need to see it in the daytime to see how nice it really is.

4 cheese pizza - good!
Gambas - good!
Truffle pasta - good!
Mac&cheese - order something else!

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Det Z.
1.0 Stars

over-priced! over-rated! steak was so small for the price. didn't taste good. even the gravy couldn't save it. truffle pasta tasted like the one over at shakey's.

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Carz S.
2.0 Stars

If you are thinking about dining in for Steak here.... Think again. This is a main course of my brother and my dad ordered the same thing.. Hungry Man's steak. Too expensive for this size and it's not even on a hot plate!!! House of minis is still better than this. We also ordered creamy spinach dip too much salt in it! Gambas Ajillo is good for the starter. I ordered Grilled Norwegian Salmon with Lemon Sauce- salmon was dry and very small serving.... 128553 Also, Bianca's Creamy Vongole was so so. So sorry about this bad review... But really disappointed not even impressed! 128553

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Jasmin B.
4.0 Stars

Service was good. The food was great. I recommend their four cheese pizza and their steak. Though it's in small quantity, the taste and quality of the food makes up for it.

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Erick B.
4.0 Stars

The truffle pasta was good. The 6oz angus burger was even better. Nevermind the so-so fries and that we had to wait for 30 minutes for our food. The beef patty was delicious.

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Yina M.
3.0 Stars

We agreed to a late dinner, despite that I arrived late and had a disclaimer. In true hasty fashion, My driving skills failed along with my walking skills - I made a v turn instead of a u, almost did not park properly (I was on the line!!), and also tripped over an uneven surface (two left feet, I tell Ya!)

Mati's meat and bread shop has such a huge signage that you can't miss it. For a Sunday night, it wasn't full at all, but glad that reservations were made beforehand. Nidez was hungry, and bored and waiting, and since he's rarely in our area, we had to take him out. This was his choice of resto, too. A steady Sunday dinner calls for really anything. So he ordered gambas, the artichoke dip and a well done steak. I in turn, added a truffle oil pasta.

True to it being a bread shop, the sides were all slices of toast. The artichoke dip was creamy but lacked some kick. Toast seemed endless.

The gambas was fresh and the shrimps were medium sized. Around it were more pieces of toast. Oh I think I wouldn't be able to take any more.

Ah the truffle pasta! Truffle does wonders! The flavor is just exquisite! Thank goodness it didn't come with more bread - oh wait! There was bread! Talk about Carlo loading!

Not much of a well done steak fan so Nidez had this all to himself. The portion seemed small compared to our expectation in the photo on Facebook. I can't comment on the flavor as I didn't bother tasting it.

We were looking for something sweet but all they had was fudge. Fudge, if made right, is rich and thick and sweet and too much so whatever it was fudge did not sound good that night.

May I comment on the service? There were barely any people and it was hard to get the attention of the servers. I don't know, it could have been late or they could be the last shift so insider stand that everyone could have been tired. But no one wanted to get our photo. So maybe they didn't have photography skills, maybe we weren't good looking enough or maybe they didn't want to settle with someone's iPhone or samsung because they preferred an SLR. Maybe, maybe.

Am I coming back? My answer is also maybe. Maybe I'm willing to give the food another chance. The place is so pretty, high ceiling-ed and open. *sigh* I think, if we had wine, it would have made it all better. I think.

This side of Festival mall is different. Since the area has not yet been fully done, the wind is strong and cool and just goes through pockets and is wonderful. There's an amphitheater that couples choose to sit around but it should be a free for all.
A few more concessionaires and this place will be packed soon enough.

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