Our "neighborhood" mall is slowly but surely adding restaurants and cafes for its customers' dining pleasure. Among the recent additions are S&R New York Style Pizza and Costa coffee. But I am not going to talk about these yet. Instead, I am featuring what I will refer to as a family restaurant, a term that I encountered in Japan to refer to full service restaurants that cater to families or groups of diners. We thought at first that Romeo's was going to be an Italian-themed restaurant but I already recalled seeing the name of the restaurant somewhere. That turned out to be their branch along Sumulong Highway near Padi's Point and Cloud Nine.
|Romeo's version of chicken inasal - tasted good but we thought it was closer to the typical chicken barbecue than the Visayan (or Bacolod-style) inasal or inato.|
|Chop suey - it was average at best but our daughter loves veggies so it didn't matter to her as long as she had her sweet peas and carrots.|
|Ribs - obviously we already had more than some of it by the time I decided to take a photo|
|Leche flan for dessert|
We were not disappointed for the food that we ordered. All were cooked well and we felt these were presented nicely, too. The servings were basically to share between two people so you can order maybe two to three dishes plus rice in order to have a full tummy. Their ribs is good and I guess this is along the line of their specialty - steaks. The inasal was also okay though not as good as the ones served at inasal restaurants. The chop suey was average so they probably need some help there to make it more appealing as well as tasty. But for dessert, one must definitely go for their leche flan, which we thought was just the right texture and sweetness. Cost-wise, Romeo's items are reasonably priced and friendly to the budget. That's another side of being family-friendly and definitely a come-on to many people.-