Rub Ribs & BBQ (Makati): A Firsts Impressions Review

Rub menu cover

Rub Ribs & BBQ in Makati was our venue for lunch when The Boyfriend and I decided to meet up one Sunday afternoon. He’s been eyeing the place for ages and that day presented the perfect opportunity for us to try it out.

iced tea

It was one of those scorching hot afternoons, so we didn’t hesitate on ordering their Rub Iced Tea (Php110.00). This serving is good for up to 4 individuals and was served ice cold.

onion rings

For appetizers, we decided to order a serving of onion rings (Php160.00). This came with a small bowl of aioli for dipping. I’m not sure if it was just me, but their aioli tasted like it had some (Knorr/Maggi?) liquid seasoning mixed in it. The onion rings weren’t very impressive on its own, but with the dip, it was yummy!

fish with lemon butter sauce

Since I wasn’t feeling particularly very hungry that afternoon, I decided to just order a serving of their grilled fish (Php195.00) to split with The Boyfriend. This was supposed to be a piece of cream dory, topped with spinach and lemon butter sauce, grilled while inside an aluminum foil pouch. Sadly, we both agreed that we’re both not fans of this dish.

ribs with rice and mashed potatoes

Who visits a place specializing in ribs without ordering them right? Definitely not The Boyfriend, who’s a big fan of the dish. He ordered Rub’s singles (Php205.00), which is said to be perfect for one hungry customer. The singles platter comes with a serving of ribs, one side dish of your choice and plain rice. The mashed potatoes, which The Boyfriend chose as his side dish, was deliciously creamy with just a bit of chunky bits here and there. He enjoyed the ribs, but didn’t add any more of the sauce since it was too sweet.

Although we wouldn’t say that the food from Rub was anything mind-blowing, it was still a good place to visit if you’re craving for this type of food and didn’t want to spend too much. Take note that their Makati branch (and I believe their QC branch as well) is quite small, and the street parking does pose as a constant challenge. Try to go there early or during non-peak hours so that it’s a bit easier for you!

*Rub Ribs & BBQ has branches at the following locations: 64 Scout Rallos St., Q.C.; 1703 Baler St. cor Nicanor Garcia St., Bel-Air, Makati and at 88 East Capitol DriveKapitolyo, Pasig. You may also follow them on Twitter or Instagram!


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