Lunch at Mati’s Meat and Bread

Yesterday, my husband and I finally found the time to go out for lunch and a movie. We decided to try out one of the new restaurants at Festival Mall’s River Park.

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The first restaurant that caught our eye was Mati’s Meat and Bread. We glanced at the menu displayed out front and decided to try their steak.

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It seemed that the restaurant was fairly new, because the menus were only printed on plain paper and had no photos. I hope they soon update their menu so that it would be easier to browse. Anyway, we decided to order the USDA Classic Steak and the USDA Steak and Fries. I remember that they range at about P300+. I’m the worst at taking notes of things I buy and eat.

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The place was full when we arrived and the only tables left were the ones near the window. Though it would have been a perfect spot to enjoy the view of the river outside, it was noon and the sun was strong so it was quite hot. This was the reason why I couldn’t get any decent shots of the entire restaurant, everything was against the light and all my photos were dark. It was a shame because the interiors were really nice.

I requested one of the waitresses to move us to a new table when possible. While waiting we enjoyed our iced teas which were served in mason jars. I’m a sucker for mason jars. A few minutes later we were moved to a new table, far from the scorching sun. I was seated next to the humongous chalkboard where their menu was written.

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Shortly after, our steaks arrived. I wasn’t able to take a photo of my husband’s steak, but I really didn’t need to because they served us the exact same dish – Steak and Fries. When I tried to clarify our orders I was told that they ran out of mashed potatoes for my husband’s order so they ended up serving him fries instead. It wasn’t a big deal, although I wish they told us before serving the dish in case my husband decided to order something else.

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The steak was quite small, though it was enough for me. I felt though that it lacked flavor, my husband said his was fine though, so it just might be a difference in taste. We decided to try something else from their menu so we ordered their Pepperoni Pizza.

The pizza was served sooner than expected. It was a really simple thin crust pizza – as you can see it has pepperoni, mushrooms, red and green bell peppers, onions and lots of cheese. I’m picky with thin crust pizzas because I’ve come across a few that turned out to be oily – which is anything but good. I loved this pizza though! It’s not anything mind blowing, perhaps it’s the simple flavors combined that made this pizza homey. I ended up eating four slices.. Yikes!

I can say that we enjoyed our dining experience at Mati’s Meat and Bread. There were delays with the bill due to a mix up, but then again, it wasn’t a big deal to us. My husband and I both agreed to try dining here again at night, because we might enjoy the river view better.

Have you dined at Mati’s Meat and Bread? How was your dining experience?

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