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Congo Grille Bar & Restaurant

Congo Grille Bar & Restaurant
Location: El Pueblo,Julia Vargas Ave. cor. San Miguel Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Ortigas  

About this Restaurant: Congo Grille restaurants are recognized by customers for offering exceptional value with generous food portions at moderate prices. Our restaurant possesses a distinctive, contemporary design and interior, with its Africaninspired Murals and ornamentation it creates a highenergy ambiance in a casual and homey setting.

Opening Hours:

Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Payment Method:
Cash
Accepts Credit Cards
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Jungle of Goodness
Smile 2013-11-27
I love this place. The menu is hilarious. The serve Filipino cuisine and yet they make it look and sound so American on the menu lol I ordered the tuna belly and the grilled liempo to share with some friends and a bucket of ice cold beer. We did not have dinner yet but I figured, we can make ourselves full with the delicious dishes on their menu.

The inihaw na liempo was average. Good with some soy sauce or Mang Tomas but the tuna belly was the best. It was glistening with the slick oil and flaky and juicy. Usually tuna tastes bland but this version was amazing. They use some marinade to brush on the surface of the tuna cuts so it's tasty inside and out. Perfect to share but I think even better if eaten with steaming rice lol

Recommended Dish(es):
Tuna Belly

Date of Visit:
2013-11-02

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Php150(Night Snack)

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Crispy Lechon Kawali
Smile 2013-10-25

 

Despite unhealthy, my husband is a huge fan of lechon kawali and he have been a critic on how it was cooked. Happily, he like congo grill's lechon kawali because it's very crispy. The serving is right basing on it's prize. The lechon kawali comes with the lechon sauce making is more delicious in every bite. Best as viand as well as beer match. It's one of our favorite now from Congo Grille.

Date of Visit:
2013-10-24

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Catching up
Just OK 2013-04-01

 

My long time friend was in Manila for a 3 week vacation, so we decided to meet at El Pueblo.
Looking around for a place to eat brought back fun, crazy memories. Finally, since she was craving for Filipino cuisine, we decided to try Congo Grille.

There was nothing very special about the food, it was more of like "lutong bahay". Of course, a balikbayan would never miss a chance to order either Adobo or Sinagang so Sinigang na sugpo was part of our order.
Prices were not so reasonable for the small serving size that they had. The environment was a good place to have a food drinks while catching up with friends. And the service was nice!
Despite the plain tasting food we enjoyed the night because of the numerous things we talked about. smile

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Sizzling Tofu
Smile 2013-03-30

 

I had so much fun at Congo Grille Bar & Restaurant last week when my friends invited me for a dinner and drinking Session.

For our pulutan, they decided to order Congo Grille's Sizzling Tofu.

The tofu were so big and juicy inside. Each tofu was able to sip the juice and sauce it was so delicious.

Especially when the sizzling tofu was still hot, the dish was so appetizing.

I love the way they added a little bit spiciness in it.

It made us drink more beer and while we were having a good conversion, we ate the sizzling tofu all over again.

We were able to order three (3) sizzling tofu over the night and we did not regret it because it made us so happy and we were all indeed satisfied. smile

We will surely go back here at Congo Grille Bar & Restaurant in El Pueblo, Julia Vargas Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig City again and again.
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Team Reward!
Smile 2013-03-13
it's our company's quarterly reward time and we always celebrate it with a bang of food and drinks. We celebrated our reward last January for the end quarter of 2012 and we choose to have our lunch in Congo Grille Bar & Restaurant at El Pueblo,Julia Vargas Ave. cor. San Miguel Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City. We enjoyed the fun filled lunch with a lot of delicious dishes as our main treat that afternoon. We ordered their Beef Kaldereta and it was so yummy and full of cheese and the beef was so tender and it almost melted in my mouth. We also ordered their Adobo Rice and it savors with goodness and also served with crispy adobo bits on top, you can enjoy it without any viand. The best part was their so so yummy Kare-Kare and the sauce was so perfect and cant help it. We also ordered their Pork Sisig and it was superb, I enjoyed it a lot and all of this dishes are so affordable. For dessert, we tried their Congo Mango and it was so yummy as well. I can't wait to visit here again and to satisfy our hunger once again.

 

 

 

 

 

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bonding with ayen, boom & donna
Smile 2013-01-29 (Related Review)

It has been quiet a while since Boom Boom and I saw each other.

Last time, we decided to meet up and have a drinking session at Congo Grille in El Pueblo, J. Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

Ayen was also invited by Boom Boom and Ate Donna.

We ordered approximately 3 buckets of beer and also their Sizzling Pork Sisig which was very crispy because chicharon has been added and mixed to it as well. ;)

We stayed outside at their smoking area.

It was a Thursday night and there was not much customers because maybe it was not weekend.

We have been served well by the staff and crew and they were corteous enough to wait for us to finish our bonding moments.

We totally enjoyed our night here at Congo Grille.

Our bill was only Php 800 and it was worth it!!! ;)
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After movie
Smile 2013-01-18

 

I was badly craving for Pork Sinigang and it was already 9PM- have not eaten, yet!

That night, I was with my good friend, Kris and both of us decided to watch THE HOBBIT at the SM Megamall. Got nothing for dinner, we went inside. The movie ended at around 9PM and each of us realized that we’re hungry.

Congo Grille Bar & Restaurant in El Pueblo,Julia Vargas Ave. cor. San Miguel Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City was just few meters away from SM Megamall. I knew from the start that they offer a good Pork Sinigang. I was never wrong. And in fact, it satisfied my cravings. I will surely come back in here and try their other delicious treats.

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at last!
Smile 2012-12-31
It has been a while since our team ate lunch together here at Congo Grille Bar & Restaurant near our office which is specifically located at El Pueblo,Julia Vargas Ave. cor. San Miguel Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

The Team loves Congo Grille Bar & Restaurant so much!

They always have good stuffs for their customers. lol

They bring good food and good service with that!. They never fail to awe us.

What I love about Congo Grille Bar & Restaurant is their Beef Caldereta, Seafood Chowder, Lumpiang shanghai, Country style fried chicken with some french fries in it, their GINATAANG KUHOL, pinakbet, crispy pata, Sisig (pork, tuna etc.), sizzling gambas, chopsuey, kare-kare, chicken inasal, sinigang, deep fried liempo and the chicken pandan.

This has been the menu of our team ever since we started this tradition of dining together sometime and we love them all because they are palatable and pocket friendly. lol

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For the sisig. Cheers
Smile 2012-12-26

 

It was the birthday celebration of one of my officemate
and i got lucky to be invited for a lunch that day. tongue
they ordered a lot of food which is really overwhelming my senses.
i dont know which one to start. Everything that was served was delicious
and great but among them all it was the tuna sisig that i get to enjoy the most
maybe because it was creamy and served hot.
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Congo Treat!
Just OK 2012-11-18
it was my best friend's birthday so that meant that she had to treat us. She made a reservation at Congo Grille, El Pueblo for dinner.

While waiting for dinner time, I reserved space on my tummy the whole day. So, when we arrived at the restaurant, we were so hungry. We ordered almost everything that we wanted (I got the Kare Kare!). The food arrived promptly so it was good for us, hungry kids. The food we ordered were delicious but I think that it was too pricey for the amount of food serving.

The place and service were good and fast too, so we got to celebrate my best friend's birthday well there at Congo Grille. We'll be back even if it isn't to celebrate a birthday. smile
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50% off at Congo Grill!
Smile 2012-10-24
We decided to have our lunch in Congo Grille Bar & Restaurant at Julia Vargas Ave. corner San Miguel Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City coz we heard from our officemates that they have a 1 month long promo for all of their dishes in El Pueblo Branch and it was the 50% off promo. We enjoyed our lunch her coz we decided to order Crispy Pata and Kare-Kare. It was so delicious and I loved the kare-kare coz it was so thick and you can really taste the peanut and the meat was so soft and the bagoong was well sauteed. The Crispy Pata was so yummy too and it was perfectly paired with the vinegar dip. We enjoyed it a lot coz we also save money and it was a great deal and thank you for their Anniversary Promo. I wish that they will have promo like this again and again!

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bonding with NS!
Smile 2012-10-18
Had a great time with my friends and colleagues at Congo Grille Bar & Restaurant in Julia Vargas Ave. corner San Miguel Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City last month. It was our Team's way to relax a bit and comfort ourselves with sumptuous foods. We tried their Ginataang Kohol and it was delish! I would also highly recommend you try their Kalderetang Baka, Lumpiang Shanghai, Seafood Chowder, Kare-kare and Country Style Chicken because they taste heavenly. I totally enjoyed my lunch date with my team mates! Next time I want to try their crispy pata because I heard it’s the best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crispy Pata!
Smile 2012-10-04

 

Had a great time with my friends at Congo Grille Bar & Restaurant two weeks ago when we had our lunch together. If you have not been here yet, I would highly recommend for you to come and try their delicious treats. You can visit one their branch in Julia Vargas Ave. corner San Miguel Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City. The last time we went there, we tried their Crispy Pata and as we have it through the meal, it feels like heaven. It was so so so good. I totally enjoyed my date with my barkada! Next time I want to try their other treats. I will surely come back in here.

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Fave Place to hang-out!
Smile 2012-08-30 (Related Review)
After office we did visit again Congo Grille Bar & Restaurant in Julia Vargas Ave. corner San Miguel Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City. When we think to have some night inuman our first option in this place. Group of Ms. Keren always present in this resto bar because it's more accessable compared to other resto bar so after office this is a pit stop for drinkers like me. We're at home in this place coz theey serve great food and cold drinks and they always have promos that you will truly enjoy and we always takes advantage of it everytime we heard that they have new promos. Everytime we need a venue to relieve stress, this is the place to be. All jobsdb employees are all familiar with this place and this is like a second office for us.

 

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prize!
Smile 2012-08-29
It was such a great experience dining at Congo Grille Bar & Restaurant in Julia Vargas Ave. corner San Miguel Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City. I was with Sir Ayee, Makkee, Harlene and Joseph when I went there and we enjoyed it a lot. We are treated for lunch by our Manager for achieving the highest sale for the month. We ordered Seafood Chowder, Kaldereta, Sisig but I liked Ginataang Kohol the most because it was heavenly and gratifying. I highly recommend dining at Congo Grille Bar & Restaurant in Julia Vargas Ave. corner San Miguel Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

 

 

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