Say, do you know the cheapest eat-all-you-can restaurant in Metro Manila today? I do! It’s just right along Anonas Avenue in Quezon City.
Carinderia Buffet was featured in “K Ka Na Ba?” once and my family and I saw it. So one Sunday, after a jog around UP grounds, we decided to give it a try.
For only P99.00, you get to eat as much pinoy dishes as your tummy can hold. Strategically located at the center of the room, countless carinderia food were lined up along tiled counters. They have Prito and Sarciadong Galunggong, Escabeche, Ginisang Monggo, Sinigang na baboy, Dinuguan, Halaya Soup, Ginisang Toge, Lechon Paksiw, Ginisang Pechay and Adobong Kangkong, just to name a few main dishes. However, for dessert, they only give you two options, Gelatin and Minatamis na Saging.
Even when on a diet, I managed to get myself full with no rice and lots of fish and veggies. I love it…and so does all the patrons who come in hordes. The place opens at 11 am on a Sunday (I don’t know about the other six days of the week) and even before the doors open, countless families are already lining up by the door so they’d get to pick the best seats in the house and that is right by the windows. Good thing the place is huge, which can accommodate to at least 80 people at a time.
The place has no aircon but no worries, electric fans on walls and windows after windows all took care of ventilation. On both times that we dropped by, I noticed that the place was amazingly cool even when there was a huge number of patrons. I think it could be because of the high ceiling.
The trip to this resto had been a very fun one. Even after two meals there, I still can’t believe there’s a place where carinderia food is served. The taste of carinderia is definitely there.
I don’t know but based on my taste buds, you may have the same dishes at another restaurant but nothing beats the carinderia taste and feel that Carinderia Buffet brings.