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Rub's Famous Affordable Ribs and Barbecue in Makati

This 2015, I started listing and documenting personal goals I need to achieve by the end of the year, and one of them was to check out a certain number of new restaurants (i.e. those that I haven't blogged about). However, I need to watch my expenses because having more savings is also part of my 2015 goals. Now the question is, "How can I let the two meet?".

It took me a few minutes to figure it out, and I came up with these two solutions. First is to pick out affordable but still blog-worthy restaurants. Second is to induce the family or friends to try restaurants mentioned in #1 to break the bill.

The famous ribs of Rub Restaurant in Makati
The famous ribs of Rub Restaurant in Makati
One example of the restaurants that fits the description in the first solution is Rub in Makati (which I believe is already a second branch or so, the first one being in Quezon City). Also, I'm not sure whether it can be considered a Hole-in-the-Wall, but Rub has that kind of feel.

Rub Ribs & BBQ - Restaurant Signage
Rub Ribs & BBQ - Restaurant Signage
Rub Restaurant here in Makati has about 50 seating capacity, which often gets occupied during peak hours; hence, prepare to wait before you get to be seated. Of course, this will not be the case, if you arrive here before the peak hours begin.

Interior of Rub's Makati Branch in Poblacion
Interior of Rub's Makati Branch in Poblacion
The wooden elements of Rub's interior exudes an air of comfort (but this is cancelled by the not-so-comfy chairs of the place).Also, there is nothing grand about the place, but its simplicity has its own appeal.

Chicken Cajun Pasta || P200
Cajun Chicken + White Cream Sauce + Linguine
The not-so-amazing Chicken Cajun Pasta of Rub Restaurant
The not-so-amazing Chicken Cajun Pasta of Rub Restaurant
Now, as for the dishes, the first one to arrive was this Cajun Chicken, which had a noticeable bell pepper tang. Unfortunately, the overall taste was considerably soft and potentially weak.

Rub Beef || P310
Dry rubbed US Hanging Tender + Garlic Sauce + Buttered Vegetable + Toast Bread
Rub Beef with its garlic aroma and taste
Rub Beef with its garlic aroma and taste
Although this is less recommended over the Raki's BBQ Ribs, this Rub Beef featured an interesting salty,garlic, herby taste that it just right for the tender beef.

Raki's BBQ Ribs 
Singles || Ribs + 1 Side + Plain Rice (Good for 1) || P220
Super Duo || Ribs + 2 Sides (Good for 2) || P390
Family Brunch || Ribs + 3 Sides (Good for 4) || P720
Raki's BBQ Ribs - the ultimate best-seller of Rub Restaurant
Raki's BBQ Ribs - the ultimate best-seller of Rub Restaurant
The ribs had this sufficient tenderness (but it can still be more tender), but the savory flavor did not seeped much into the meat fibers. This lack of deep flavor was instantly remedied by the separate sweet-savory sauce provided. Overall, it was nice and really affordable.

Rub's Ribs and Barbecue - Overall Ratings and Summary

Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Place ★★
Taste  ★★
Service ★★
Value for Money ★★
Budget: At least P220 per head for ribs, side dish and rice

In my opinion, Rub Restaurant is where you go to maximize the value of your money (especially for the affordable ribs), but not much for satisfying the insatiable need of the taste buds to try something different or excellent. Still, I am eager to go back here to give my rib-craving an affordable fix.

How about you - do you recommend this place?


Rub Ribs and Barbecue
Location: 1703 Nicanor Garcia Corner Baler Street, Poblacion, Makati City

Service Charge: None
Store hours: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm (according to Zomato)


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1 comment:

  1. I really love the ribs here! So affordable!

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