December 6, 2016

Taste the Flavors of the Weather at Xyclone Restobar

Restobars aren't really my thing because number one, I don't drink alcoholic beverages and two, I hate loud, smokey, crowded people. So when Xyclone Restobar invited me to try their food, I had second thoughts because seldom I go to restobars and if I do, I've got no other choice but go for the sake of my previous job. It's always a strange feeling for me to be inside one. Should I go or should I not? I asked myself three times to be exact.

Good thing, I did. Now I'm thanking my adventurous-always-want-to-try-something-new self for taking me there.

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The food at Xyclone Restobar appears simple and common but the flavors have remarkable depth. They are known for their striking Filipino dishes like crispy pata and tapang kabayo. Xyclone only started January this year so it's really a surprise that they got the trust of many people that fast. In fact, they have already customers who regularly visit them on Friday nights.

What I really like about Xyclone is that, their food is very affordable than I expected. Their crispy pata is priced at P435.00 and is already good for 3-5 persons. Not bad for a group meal! Just an interesting fact to share especially if you're a fan of Game of Thrones, Conan Stevens ate three sets of crispy pata! That's how good it is.

Crispy pata kare-kare

The tapang kabayo (horse) is also one for the books. This is the dish that I've been most excited about because I heard a lot of good comments on this. I thought, horse's meat is hard to chew but they cooked it very well. Its meat is tender and was just marinated with the right spices. It compliments the taste of the beer, I suppose, because that's what I heard the most.

Tapang horse latitude

And never in my wildest dreams did I ever think of eating an exotic food. I was never a fan of it until I tried their ginataang kuhol (snail with coconut milk).

Ginataang kuhol

Another dish that my taste buds looked forward to is their dust devil chicken. It's basically a fried chicken covered in I suppose a top secret sauce with sesame seeds on top. I can still clearly remember its strong and spicy smell  before the lady  put it on our table. It really left a mark not just on my nostrils but also on my tongue. Seriously, I could eat a whole plate of this by myself. This is a must-try! I also liked their pakbet and tsunami fries. They're all good, I swear!

Dust devil chicken


Tsunami fries

Apart from its food, the place is tidy and well-divided (non-smokers will love this) as their place is separated into two: one is an open area for those who smoke and an air-conditioned room. 

You must be wondering why their restobar is named Xyclone. That's because, one of the owners is the famous Nathaniel Cruz also known as Mang Tani. He is the resident meteorologist of GMA 7, a local television network. To him, managing a restaurant is completely a new thing since he's not into business. 

They just restored the place. It was actually a different restobar where Mang Tani and his friends spent their nights out or their go-to place whenever there's a special occasion. When they found out that the previous management was thinking of taking it down, they thought, why not just restore the place. Lo and behold, Xyclone was born.

More than the food they serve, the memories shared at their place is what they are proud of. I will definitely go back here.

Visit them at #26 Sgt. Esguerra St., Brgy. South Triangle
Quezon City, Philippines


  1. Great review! I love the decor and the lighting. Even just from your photos, you can tell that the place has a welcoming feel and relaxed vibe. :)

    xo, Sarah
    Hustla, baby.

    1. It's really a good place to hang out with friends. :)

  2. Bom dia... Muito bom!
    🎄 PS: Em Dezembro Tem post sempre novo no ar! 🎄
    Blog A primeira Casa

  3. Great post. Decor is very nice. Blog too.

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  4. The food looks really yummy, a place to remember the next time I'll be in the Philippines.

  5. I'll make sure to try this place next time. The food looks so delicious!