Calle Reyes | Taste of Manila-Street Style BBQ + Filipino Classic Dishes

People who grew up in the street has a lot of memories to reminisce. Personally, I'm lucky to be part of the "Batang 90s" era when generation was all fun times. That is why Mr. Francisco "Frank" Reyes of Reyes Barbecue Group created the newest restaurant concept that will take you down the memory lane of authentic and homestyle Filipino cooking - the Calle Reyes Manila Barbecue.

Calle Reyes aims to provide a classic, time-tested savory taste of Manila-style barbecue on their first-ever branch at SM City Marikina. This restaurant is a tribute to the family and generations of a shared passion for cooking. Calle Reyes is more than just a restaurant but actually a tribute to Mr. Reyes' legacy to his maternal great-grandmother "Luisang Kare" who was once famous in Navotas in the 70s for her kare-kare recipe and his grandmother "Aling Asiang" who was known for founding The Aristocrat Restaurant in Roxas Blvd., Manila.

Calle Reyes is a heritage-themed restaurant with a street-style ambiance. The mural on the wall illustrates a typical restaurant on the street, serving Filipino favorites lang Lechon, Kare-Kare, and of course, barbecue. Overall, it's a casual dining restaurant, perfect especially for friends and family who love to eat comfort Filipino dishes.

The main menu of Calle Reyes focuses on Reye Barbecue's specialties like boneless chicken, pork, and seafood Manila-style bbq, and traditional dishes inspired by their clan's cooking style and modern Filipino food with a twist.

Salted Tinapa Rock & Roll (P160)
Lumpia-style packed with tinapa and salted egg.

Tofu Sizzle (P200)
Diced tofu sisig, topped with mayo blend sauce with a spicy kick.

Walang Pagsisisig (P220 R | P420 L)
A Kapampangan dish made with crunchy pork meat with a combination of tangy, savory, and spicy flavors.

Lola Asianghai (P230)
Everyone's fave delectable crispy rolls.

Funcit Luglog (P190 R | P370 L)
A Filipino classic made with thick noodles, flavorful gravy, ground pork, shrimp, eggs, and chicharon.

Crispy Pata Plaza (P725)
Deep-fried pork which is golden and crispy outside, tender on the inside.

Appetizer Platter (P370)
A combination of chicken ass, gizzard, and liver rolled in bacon.

Boneless Chicken (P250 | P425| P670 | P725 | P799)
This is Reyes Barbecue's famous recipe which you can order as a solo meal, ala carte or whole which is good for sharing. It is best paired with mashed kamote or java rice.

Pork Barbecue (P210 | P350)
Another Reyes Barbecue's classic dish, fragrant and tasty pork pieces.

All-Star Platter (P1,350)
This platter has fish, squid, liempo, pork, and chicken which is good for sharing up to 4 people.

Ube Yammy Pork Sinigang (P425 R | P815 L)
Tangy pork sinigang with a twist of ube and other veggies.

Pulang Bulalokaw (P425 R | P815 L)
Pork dish with pork and bone marrow which has a twist of tomato-based soup topped with veggies.

Calle Reyes has a lot of Filipino offerings on their menu. For the appetizers, the Salted Tinapa Rock & Roll stood out the most without the "umay-factor" on the taste buds. Also, the Black Palabok was something new to try so I would recommend this while Funcit Luglog for me was a bit salty because of the tinapa. For the Reyes line of bbqs, their All-Star Platter is really good for the whole group because you will get to taste everything. If you want the taste of classic street bbq, you may order the Appetizer Platter. I was surprised to like the liver wrapped with bacon. For drinks, Calle Reyes has shakes and juices but their Melon Pitcher was exceptional. It was fresh and reminded me so much of classic street-style palamig. I didn't get a chance to try their desserts but I'll come back for the Sweet Buko Pandan Crepe and Ube Keso Turon A La Mode.

Calle Reyes Manila Barbecue
GF, SM City Marikina, Marcos Hgwy., Calumpang, Marikina City
Operating Hours: Mon to Sun (10am-10:30pm)

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