Mercato Centrale

25th St. cor. 7th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Mercato Centrale
4.1
4.0 Stars

90 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 33
  • 4 stars 39
  • 3 stars 15
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 1
  • 110 Reviews
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Category:
Food Bazaar
Business Hours
Reopens Thu: 6:00p - 3:00a

Hours

  • Sunday
    • Closed
  • Monday
    • Closed
  • Tuesday
    • Closed
  • Wednesday
    • Closed
  • Thursday
    • 6:00p - 3:00a
  • Friday
    • 6:00p - 3:00a
  • Saturday
    • 6:00p - 3:00a

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Paolo S.
4.0 Stars
8

Its been a while since I last visited Mercatz. And tbh the only reason i dragged myself to pass by this time is to take a picture of that iconic spaceman for my IG feed hahaha. No its been something i've wanted to capture for a while but whenever i'd pass by before, it was never lit and i thought they stopped altogether. Then i saw a recent photo of the spaceman all lit up and took that as a sign to finally go.

Anyway back to the food. Lots of new vendors since a few months back! I can vouch for the assorted tako-yummy, the karaage, and the meatballs in tomato sauce. Basically the 3 new vendors that i tried did not disappoint!

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Cris M.
5.0 Stars
4

Daming choices mga baks! IG worthy pa yung place :)

Bisita kayo!

It's open from Wed-Sat, 6PM ata bukas na. 128523
#MercatoCentrale #Food #FoodStreet

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Nikki C.
3.0 Stars
2

Just a quick grab for dinner.
Tried the regular serving of salpicao.

Beef was okay, mejo maasim-asim lang un flavor.
Did not like the rice kasi parang luma na, not the soft rice na parang Dinurado-texture 128517

Probably not the best pick of the night 128533

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

The bbq was surprisingly gooooood! 🤗🤗

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Emily T.
4.0 Stars
5

I liked it.

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Nikki C.
4.0 Stars
3

I had another Mercato adventure last Thursday. 🤗
Though it was drizzling, i was craving for something.

I tried two different food stalls. The shawarma station and another one that mostly sells pizza and pasta 🙂

• Shawarma Rice (100php) -- 110881108811088️ ..looks appetizing but it had more garlic yogurt than meat, and the portion of the meat they gave was the fatty part pa, bigla akong nalungkot while I was devouring it 128533

• Baked Mac & Cheese (120php) -- 11088110881108811088️ ..generous serving, served with garlic bread on the side..the taste was 128076 however the noodles were a bit soggy na, ndi na al dente un texture ng noodles pero masarap un sauce + 🧀 🙂

I wanted to try the fried rolled ice cream (similar to Brique's) which is a new feature of the food stalls. Apparently, they are one of the few stalls that are there during Fridays & Saturdays. The best and yummy stalls that I like wala kapag Wed & Thursday 128532 #anghirapkapagnagcravekaindmiddleofdweek

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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars

Decided to drop by here one Thursday night w my officemates before we go back to work (because OT 128530128527).

The plan was to just for me to buy BUKO JUICE while my officemates buy dinner but sadly no buko juice stall that night. 128557128557128557128557

So I went around and found this VIETNAMESE STALL! My officemate already tried this and said that it was pretty good. We shared an ordered of a Banh Mi (120) and Fried Spring Rolls (60).

The banh mi was good. Not as good and as "livery" as Bon Banhmi or Banh Mi Kitchen but pwede na. Kind of pricey lang for 120 pesos. Fried spring rolls were just okay. No "ahhhhh, Viet 9786️" effect. 128517

Must comeback again this week for AUNTIE MAY'S, the GRILLED CHEESE stall, the CREPE stall, and for the FRESH BUKO JUICE!!! Hopefully, they're all available. 128513

PS: Mercato is open from Thursday to Sunday (6pm onwards).

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Nikki C.
4.0 Stars
5

It's another Mercato weekend for BGC peeps 9786
My usual favorites seemed to be not around for this event batch. Probably, the organizers are trying out some new fusion. This time the area has more seating tables, widely spread in the middle of the surrounding food stalls.

I tried several new ones 9786

🔸Cheesy Potatoes (50php) 1108811088 -- not bad for baby potatoes which usually are expensive in the market. I liked how it was cooked, not undercooked nor soggy..but for some reason, the bottom of potatoes contained bits of pork, #iwonderkungkasamatalagayonorginamitpangpadami 🤔

🔸Macaroni & Cheese (50php) 1108811088 -- mac and cheese is my ultimate comfort food but why only two stars? Well the taste isn't all cheesy, 128533 the appearance deceived me 128532

Both of the food came from one food stall, so for the cheesy texture of the potatoes and pasta, it tasted more buttery or margarine-y than cheesy 128531

🔸Comamos Tacos' best seller (with beef) (120php) 110881108811088 -- the overall taste was very flavorful. What I didn't liked was the wrap, madaling maging soggy or mapunit despite the fact na dalawang wrap na sya, got really soaked with the chili beans inside, 128533 then it became harder to eat it..

🔸The Hairstylist's Menu: Super Fruit Juice {carrot, apple, pineapple and cucumber} (45php) 11088110881108811088 -- tonight's favorite! 9786128077🏻 I like the fact that it is fresh and no sugar added plus very healthy! 128523

Hoping to try out other food stalls or food servings tonight, should you be there, message lang and let's kita kits! 128518

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Paolo S.
3.0 Stars
4

This Mercato food raid is seriously becoming an almost weekly thing at the office.

The past week, i was able to try the ff:
- Comamos tacos - these are some REALLY good street tacos. Tried the 2 pork flavors they had and, guess what, had them at buy 1 take 1 since they wanted to sell out before closing shop!
- Pares Point - beef mami and fried tofu. Also good, but i regret taking the spicy option for both. It seems the siomai chili sauce ruined the taste for me
- JD's takoyaki - good as long as i don't compare it to Hana in Little Tokyo haha. Again, shouldn't have taken the spicy option as i think the spicy sauce ruined the takoyaki sauce taste.
- Ta Mi Su - Filipino fusion bingsu. Uhmmm, i had high hopes for this one. But it didnt work out for me at all 128542. Had the tablea bingsu and found it too bitter and bland. And the ice wasn't snow ice so it either just melted into water or froze together into sharp chunks you had to chip apart.

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Paolo S.
4.0 Stars

Last time i tried the steak at Auntie May's and took a mental note to come back and try the salpicao the next time. Well here it is and i have no doubt why the salpicao is the bestseller.

The beef is super flavorful and quite tender. You can really taste the marinade with each chunk of beef. Get the Hungry sized order for a heaping amount of salpicao. They cooked up a batch and placed it on my rice. And when i thought they were done they cooked a 2nd batch and heaped that on top of everything!

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Paolo S.
4.0 Stars
3

Stress eating take out from my favorite food market!

Auntie May's tenderloin Angus steak
- I liked this but felt I should have gone for the bestseller, the salpicao. But who could say no to steak on mash w/ corn? The beef lacked flavor and i could only really taste the gravy as if it was masking something. But the gravy was good and beefy, so no complaints overall.

Don Churro
- The fabled churro stall from the Salcedo and Legazpi markets! Its always been a favorite churro place and i'm glad they brought their wares to BGC as well. The churro dough, whether fresh or in the process of being deep fried, was so fragrant i couldn't help but be drawn in to place an order.

Cuisinier's slow roast beef
- This roasted beef belly(?) was super tender and flavorful. I liked it even without the sauce!

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Clarissa P.
4.0 Stars
8

Mercato Centrale in BGC has been around for years now. It has changed the ball game for weekend markets and even challenged existing midnight markets causing a stir that hyped up and leveled up this kind of food scene in the Metro. I've been a Mercato Central fan as early as 2011 - even before it moved to it's unforgettable location just across the football field in BGC. It used to be that weekend market that I look forward to on a Saturday morning.

Housing vendors that were mostly small and home-based entrepreneurs trying out the food business, Mercato served as an avenue for new food concepts. Here I met Tea.ology, Mochiko, Baked by Anita, Merry Moo, Balay Dutung, Sunrise Buckets and even Manang's Chicken among others.

Haven't been to Mercato Central in a while so when I got an invite sample food from some of the vendors, I was giddy!

| Parlade Creperie

Owned by Spanish husband and wife, Belen welcomed me and introduced me to her husband. She told me about their story and how they've started the business in Spain as a side job until she needed to move to the Philippines to fulfill her work obligations as an architect.

The batter that they use is of their own formula and they only make the crepes as ordered. They don't believe in re-heating so they make sure that each order is freshly made. I just love how hands on they were in their business! They had me try one of their best sellers - Complete Crepe. A savory crepe that's ready for breakfast, it's complete with all your breakfast essentials - ham, cheese and egg!
I watched as they prepared it for me - batter for the crepe, scrambled egg, ham, cheese then salt and pepper. They'll even ask you how much black pepper you want and if you like your crepe toasted or not. I went for a lot of freshly crushed black pepper and toasted crepe!

The crepe was DELICIOUS!!! The crepe itself was a little thick but I'm not complaining since it's generously filled with meat and cheese! Loved that the scrambled egg laced the crepe so you'll get all the ingredients in each bite. Breakfast love rolled into one - this is a must when you visit Mercato.
Also got the chance to take a bite of another best seller - Nutella and Banana. As expected, it was yummy! You can never go wrong with Nutella and Parlade Creperie made sure to put in just the right amount so that it will not be cloying.

| The Hairstylist's Menu

If you are looking for something light, fresh and definitely healthy while in Mercato, you have to check The Hairstylist's Menu! They don't sell hair care products but rather, they offer healthy grub - fresh cut fruits, garden fresh salad fruity milkshakes and freshly squeezed fruit/veggie juices! Owned by Leo Pascual, who apparently is a hairstylist with his own salon (Leo Pascual Salon), they're serious in ensuring that only the freshest organic ingredients are used in all of their products.

Their Fresh Garden Salad has been pre-mixed with crisp greens, strips of crunchy carrots, cucumber and some other veggies. There's also a serving of fruit mixed in, depending on what's in season. The variety comes in with their dressings.
You'll get to choose from the following: Honey with Mustard Vinaigrette, Honey with Yogurt Vinaigrette, Peanut Butter in Sesame Oil Vinaigrette and Thyme with Salt and Pepper Vinaigrette. I went for the honey mustard since they run out of the peanut butter right away!

Loved that everything was crisp and fresh! There was just enough dressing as well to coat each ingredient. The dressing had the right sweetness and sourness, nothing too overpowering in flavor.

Also got the chance to try two of their freshly squeezed juices. Cucumber with Lemon was bursting with summer freshness. The cool cucumber juice mixed with some citrusy kick from the lemon was a good combination. Then there was the Super Fruit Juice - carrot, apple, pineapple and cucumber. One super healthy drink indeed, this bottle had a lot of flavors going on! All of their freshly squeezed juices do not contain water nor sugar so you're guaranteed that you're only getting the healthy and pure stuff in each bottle!

| Graco Farms and Leisure

Fresh Sugar Cane OR Buko Juice was my next stop. Since fresh buko juice is readily available, I opted to try their Fresh Sugar Cane Juice instead. Mind you, this is not the bottled sugar cane juice type that has usually been processed or mixed with water and sugar. This was the real thing! Freshly squeezed from sugar canes, straight to your glass! According to the owner, sugar cane juice should be consumed within 15 minutes after being squeezed. This is to ensure that your body will get the highest concentration of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and manganese as possible.

The drink was indeed refreshing, sweet and tasted like childhood! Memories of my little self in the province, nibbling on a freshly cut and cleaned rod of sugar cane to extract the juices played in my mind. It's the drink to have if you're very thirsty and if you're feeling tired. I promise you it'll perk up your mood!

| Auntie May's Home Kitchen

Salpicao was my next stop! I love Salpicao and I swear by Dulcinea's version which is really good but also on the pricey side. Then there was Auntie May's. I can't believe my eyes when I saw that each order of their Salpicao was for only 150Php! Angus Beef Salpicao for that price is a steal. I was giddy to try it! The Salpicao smelled so good! Sitting on top of warm rice, it was surprising to see a generous heaping of beef chunks! Well marinated, tender and really good - this Salpicao is highly recommended! Easy on the pocket, it was salty, just a tad sweet with a good garlic kick. Husband went for seconds!

| Merry Moo Ice Cream

For dessert, I'm happy to report that we had Merry Moo! Oh this ice cream shop, I've been a fan since it's early days in Mercato! Salted Caramel is a favorite, then there's Matcha and their Strawberry Basil! This time around, I tried their Avocado ice cream. Avocado is a favorite of mine, as a fruit, as an ice cream or even as an ingredient in salads! Merry Moo's version was on point!

Smooth, thick and creamy ice cream bursting with Avocado goodness! The marriage of the milk and Avocado was perfect and the sweetness was not much too. This was so so so good! Two scoops were enough since it was super rich in flavor!

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Nikki C.
5.0 Stars
7

THIS PLACE + LOCAL 127866127866 = 100841008410084

F and I ended Octoberfest here surrounded by our very own local beer brewers 128522 I was both excited for the beer and the food. The food actually can be a little overwhelming #nalulaakosadami #angsaraplahat 128517128517

🔹 Takoyaki (70php) -- 110881108811088️ Four pcs. Taste was okay, it had more batter than squid or whatever savory na dapat meron

🔹California Maki (80php) -- 11088110881108811088️ It's affordable and filling.

🔹Joe's Brew: Sierra Madre -- 1108811088110881108811088

🔹Merry Moo's Avocado Ice Cream -- 11088110881108811088️ Very creamy and the avocado taste is very flavorful

Great ambiance and live music 128521 127926

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Bernisse C.
4.0 Stars
4

Late nights on a weeknight calls for some good midnight snacks! Whenever I'm around the area, I like visiting Mercato for their wide variety of delicious food.

At first I wanted to go for their soup noodles 127836 but on second thought, I didn't want to feel bloated because it was so late. Maybe I'll try it next time.

I ordered the following:
While strolling around, I saw a long line on the 128025 TAKOYAKI stall and made the line longer 128514
Batter • Octopus • Tempura scraps • Pickled Ginger • Green Onions
Takoyaki is ball shaped Japanese 🇯🇵 snack made of wheat flour based batter and cooked in a special moulded pan. It's similar to the okonomiyaki but in a mini size version. I loved everything about it. Maybe because I'm biased since I love Japanese food so much. Also, you get four big pieces for only P70. Not bad for a fulfilling snack 128077🏻

128036ISAW [P35 Single • 3 for P100]
Their isaw is GIGANTIC! At one point in time, I stopped eating this because I had an experience wherein the isaw was not fresh anymore so the texture felt too sandy and the taste was too bitter. But this one doesn't have any of those characteristics at all. It was very clean and the marinate was delicious 128069

127846MERRY MOO ICE CREAM
Merry Moo had a lot of flavors I haven't tried before like 127856 Strawberry Shortcake, 127851Salted Chocolate, and 127821 Toasted Almonds and Pineapple. But I wasn't on the adventurous mode that time so got something familiar: Sea Salt Caramel and Earl Grey Tea. Their sea salt caramel wasn't the best I've tried so I'm going to pass on that the next time. But I loved the Earl Grey Tea flavor! It was so light and yummy. It also leaves a nice after taste that I liked 128524

If you guys do want something heavier than what I had, I heard their ribs, frank sandwiches, and noodles were good too. Price is quite affordable as well. Place was packed as usual. Somehow this place doesn't die down. Good job Mercato 128077🏻

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Paolo S.
5.0 Stars
2

1 hashtag: #baconfestph!!! Pwede rin #BAEcon haha

How can you not love bacon??? It goes with alnost anything! Awesome event with almost every stall selling a bacon variant of their typical fare. And some even came up with totally new limited offer dishes just for the evening. For a bacon lover like me this was a treat! Though i think i tasted too much bacon for one evening, naumay narin ako. 128517

From top to bottom, left to right:
Bacon Cheese Fries by Ultimate Cheesesteak
Bacon Rolled Lasagna by Bhest Lasagna
Bacon Bomb by Surfries
Bacon Cup by Ace Cuisine
Bacon BBQ by Dadding's Kitchenette
Fluffy Puffy by Creamco Creamery
Liege Waffle w/ marshmallow, almonds, caramel, oreos, and bacon bits by Pastry Shack

My favorites would be the:
Bacon cup - a literal cup made of bacon, filled to the brim with mac n cheese, then topped with mashed potato "frosting" (like an actual cupcake!)
Bacon BBQ - bacon cooked pinoy bbq style, ingenius!
Liege Waffle - this waffle was loaded with toppings, and the waffle itself was good. Surprised at how they used torched marshmallow instead of whipped cream.

The second pic shows what i had on my previous visit, pre-baconfest haha.

Cheesy hungarian sausage in charcoal baguette by Fronen
Chalupa by Julio's

The sausage was really good. Though i didnt really taste the difference of the charcoal baguette. Tasted like an ordinary baguette to me. Only difference was my 128169 turned black after 128586128517

The chalupa was basically just like a taco but instead of a hard corn shell, you have this fried empanada type of taco shell holding everything together. Worth a try!

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Paolo S.
5.0 Stars
2

Hey Mercato! Its been a while! More than 2 years i think 128562

Glad to be back now that the office is conveniently a few minutes away. Noticed the vendors have changed since then, which is a good thing! More new interesting things to try!

2 booths caught my attention since sila ung pinipilaan that evening. Hence, they must be good! Both had interesting gimmicks that can really catch your attention, but ultimately i think its the quality of their food that deserves a thumbs up.

1.) Cheese Scraper
Ahhhh raclette! I havent had this in a while and missed this sorely. These guys prepare your raclette on the spot with a block of swiss cheese! There are several options and modern twists but i kept mine traditional with boiled potatoes and antipasto. I wasnt disappointed at all. The gooey cheese was and is always the star of the show for this one. Also tried the 7 cheese raclette on their spicy aglio olio pasta. Another winner! 128077

2.) Creamco Creamery
I remember a video that went viral on Facebook of a Thai woman preparing custard on an iced metal sheet by flattening the mixture, mixing in flavors, then making edible mini rolls out of it. Well, this is exactly it! Had the Pocky Road flavor which was custard mixed with a chopped oreo and nutella. Then the rolls are garnished with Pocky sticks and drizzled with a bit more Nutella.

Haha i had my cold custard while waiting for my order from Cheese Scraper right next door. If anything, it does take a while before you get your raclette since they do it on the spot.

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Jacob N.
4.0 Stars
5

Lots of new finds from mercato centrale BGC 128525128523

I. Cheese scraper

I remember an insider post about this from new york and Im glad that we have this now in manila 128524

They heat the raclette cheese wheel from the top until it gets gooey and bubbly and then they scrape off the cheesy goodness all over your pasta or salad 128557128525128523

All cheese lovers will definitely drool on this cheesy scenario 128514

It was my first time to try a raclette cheese and it was good. It has this distinct aroma and taste that goes well with your salad/pasta.

I wish they invest on more heating machines though because the line gets too long. We've waited more than 2 hours for this 128514

Price range is 200-250 for a half scrape and 300-350 for the full scrape.

II. Cream co.

This one is an instant favorite. Crushed banana and cream base and nutella goes really well together 128524.

There was also an insider post about this from japan if I'm not mistaken.

Price range is 130-150 128523

I'm really happy to see the diversity of the food choices now in our food market places. Theres always something new to try and experience 128524128523

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Eden M.
4.0 Stars

Friday nights are food coma nights. So tonight, I ordered my regular fave, isaw, which costs 3 for 100. Not a bad deal huh? Great food at a very affordable price. Can't get any better than that!

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Eden M.
4.0 Stars

Friday nights are food coma nights. Ordered my regular fave isaw which costs 3 for a hundred. Not a bad deal huh? Good taste at a very affordable price. Can't get better than that.

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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars

It took us a long time before Ony and I went here again because of our not so nice experience before when his laptop got stolen (in their old location). 128557128557 Anyway, we like that their new location is more open now, it's brighter, and I think more safe (hopefully!). We don't really enjoy the food at Mercato because they are mostly just the usual food. Plus they're not really cheap/affordable but there's just something about night markets like this, open spaces, the smell of those grilled barbeque sticks, isaw, the sight of different types of food like shawarma, burgers, rice meals, pasta, bagnet, and crispy bacon. There are also a lot of drinks (fruit shakes, beers, etc.) available. These make us enjoy eating here. I guess it's the chill and carefree vibe. You don't need to dress up here, you can stay here as long as you want after a loooong tiring and stressful work week. It's a great place to just chill, unwind, eat, and enjoy!! 128518

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