Rekado Atbp. is a Filipino restaurant that ably executes traditional Pinoy food favorites and one that does so in a trendy setting. I treated my family to lunch in its branch in BGC Stopover a day before Christmas when we were exploring new restaurants in Bonifacio Global City. Serving generous portions of food, Rekado Atbp. is a laid-back spot that’s totally recommended for big-group and family-style dining.

Review of Rekado Atbp. (BGC Stopover Pavilion, Bonifacio Global City)

Ambiance: ★★★★★

Rekado Atbp. in BGC Stopover Pavilion has classy interior design and theme that combines orange and versatile brown conveying luxury and earthiness. It’s interesting how these colors create an upbeat yet formal dining ambiance as they communicate a certain air of maturity and liveliness at the same time.

The use of wood textures on the walls and dining fixtures made an interesting visual detail. The restaurant’s soft lighting was also a key element that heightened a more elegant experience. The chandeliers looked very nice and chic. I wished I could bring them home! 😛

Service: ★★★★☆

Servers were not as attentive as they should have been at the latter part of our stay. Maybe their minds were on holiday mode and they were also thinking about vacation? Anyway, for the most part, they were nice and friendly. Our orders came out fast and plates were taken as they empty.

Food: ★★★★☆

Green mussels taste more like the sweet, briny ocean. Since mussels are such a blank canvas, dressing them up with flavors that can ultimately transform the dish to the next level must be a breeze. Tahong Chips (PhP 199) served with cream cheese dip put on a nice try. The chips were crispy and tasty with the condiment, but the true taste of mussels did not stand out in every bite.

Tahong Sisig (PhP 250), on the other hand, was a stunner. Presented on a hot plate, the garlicky chopped green mussels were tempting and great with plain white rice. We sprinkled calamansi juice and mixed it all over. The result was a dish that’s decidedly tangy, exotic, and over-the-top delicious. Adding in chili made it even more palatable, and this is best for fans of heat. Bulls-eye!

Binagoongan Verde (PhP 255) isn’t your standard lechon kawali. It consisted of crisp lechon kawali rubbed with shrimp paste served with green mango puree. The pork was juicy and well-spiced. The taste of bagoong was overpowering in this dish and it added a layer of pungency. For newbies, sometimes the aroma alone can be too much to handle. But for us who appreciate fermented shrimp paste, a whiff of it makes us become like a bee to flowers.

Adobong Kangkong at Tokwa (PhP 95) was made with river spinach and tofu cooked in soy sauce and topped with toasted garlic. It’s got a nice kick and contrast between the sour vinegar, sweet soy sauce, and nutty garlic. Vegetarians and non-vegetarians gotta love it. 🙂

Combined with vegetables, Bulalo Soup (PhP 460) was commendable in its simplicity, but it slightly lacked the taste of beef shank that we imagined. There’s nothing too bad about it, but it’s not life-changing either. The beef was really tender and fell off of the bone. It won’t hurt to eat the beef fat inside the marrow once in a while, especially this holiday season. It’s pure decadence!

Price for Value: ★★★★☆

Finding a good restaurant in BGC is easy. It’s a culinary zone that’s expanding fast with new delicious spots in just about every corner. Still, it’s a breath of fresh air when the food is legitimately awesome. Rekado Atbp. is a recommended Filipino restaurant that serves great food at great value. 🙂 The next time you’re on the hunt for some Pinoy comfort food or need a reward for working late at the office in BGC, Rekado Atbp. is the move.

31st Street Corner 2nd Avenue, BGC Stopover Pavilion, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
For inquiries or reservations, call (02) 3307720
Date Published: 12/28/2015
17 / 20 stars

Other branch: Rekado The Columns, Salcedo Village, Makati City – Ground Floor, The Columns Tower 2, Ayala Corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Bel-Air, Makati City

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26 Responses

  1. Fi Ní Neachtáin

    I’ve never tried Filipino food, I’ve love to give it a try someday. That restaurant looks lovely, I can see why you gave it 5/5 stars for ambiance. It’s good that the servers were friendly but shame they weren’t as attentive for the latter part of your stay, perhaps they can be forgiven as it was Christmas Eve 🙂

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  2. Emerald

    Oh my gosh! This restaurant looks so plush and the food looks delicious! I think I’ve had Filipino food once before, but now I’m going to look up some recipes to try some new things. Seriously, this food looks amazing!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yes, the food tastes great as it looks. We asked the staff to pack the leftovers since we have ordered too many for one meal. On the next day and the day after next, the food still tasted good. 🙂

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  3. Miles L.

    I love restaurants that are family friendly. I love Filipino foods as they are unique and really delicious. I wish I can visit this place one of these days when we go and visit the Philippines.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Especially during this time of the year, many families are in search of restaurants that are not cramped so they can all fit in together on a large table. Rekado Atbp. can be the perfect venue where you can host birthday parties and big events. They also offer packages for barkada celebrations or some group fiesta.

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  4. Jenn

    That looks like a great place to stop over at! The enviroment and atmosphere is very inviting and clean. The food looks delicious although I must confess I have never had any Filipino food before, but something I’d love to try!!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      If you’re eating Filipino food for the first time, Rekado Atbp. is a good place to start. Ask for their bestsellers or read through the best recommended dishes on the menu. The are symbols beside the name of the dish suggesting that they’re must-tries. 🙂

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  5. Shelly

    Although I have never tried Filipino food, I am sure my hubby and son would love it. Seems like you all had a fabulous time and enjoyed yourself. The food certainly did look delicious!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Every Filipino dish is unique and has its own distinct flavor to remember. You’d never know you like it unless you try. 🙂 These are earthy, deeply satisfying dishes served in a cozy and convivial dining room.

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  6. kita

    The food looks great as always and I love the decor the lights are beautiful and different. The tahong chips look good too and I can’t wait to try some when I begin to travel

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      All you need is the name of this place to understand what kind of restaurant it is. Rekado is ingredient and this place really serves food with mighty great ingredients. 🙂

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  7. Aileen Adalid

    OMG sisig! I miss it soooo much! This looks like a really great place, and a cozy one too. I’ll definitely take note of it when I come back to the PH.

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  8. LaShawn

    I have never tried Filipino food! Everything looks so delicious! I am practically drooling over here! And the decor is wonderful! I keep coming back to the Bufalo Soup! Makes me want to travel to get some!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      That soup is heartwarming. When you’re here in Metro Manila, prepare to have a steady diet of tasty entrees and plain white rice for a satisfying meal. 🙂

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  9. geanine

    Looks like the perfect ambiance for a stop over. The food as well looks so delicious, I would love to visit.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      This place rules and there are plenty of seats to accommodate your entire family. 🙂 BGC Stopover houses many restaurants that are all must-visit foodie destinations in this part of the city.

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  10. Mark Joshua

    The foods seems delicious. I also love the place for it has a great setting. It’s kinda simple but wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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