There is no question that I’ve always loved Rico’s Lechon ever since I tried their dishes, I always make sure to eat there every time I’m in Cebu. As most of you heard, Cebu being considered as the Lechon Capital of the Philippines–Rico’s Lechon is being recognized as the “Home of Cebu’s Best Lechon”. Mr. Enrico “Rico” Dionson, the company’s founder started working when he was still a teenager as a taker of bets in a cockfight arena and considering his work, his small income made it hard for him to give financial support for his family which became a way for him to try venturing into Lechon business and, yes! We could only thank God that he did.
Rico’s Lechon now has 5 Branches in Metro Manila! Now in SM MOA!
Me being a certified Lechon lover was extremely excited when they finally opened their first branch in BGC and surprisingly, they are expanding so fast since opening just mid last year and they continue to grow their operations here in Manila—they are now on their 5th branch in SM mall of Asia, located on the South Wing of Entertainment Mall, opening at the same time with Valentine’s Day.
The place is definitely a lot bigger compared to their other branches in Manila. The newly opened branch, provides an al fresco dining combined with the beautiful Manila Bay view and 200 seating capacity for guests or customers. They also unveiled new products that will be sure of a hit and will strengthen the brand’s position as the number one Lechon restaurant.
What to Order in Rico’s Lechon (Bestsellers)
Eating at Rico’s Lechon isn’t completely done without even trying their famous Spicy Lechon. Calling all spicy food lovers here! The meat is oozing with aroma and their infusion of garlic and leeks is one of their secret ingredients on making the best Lechon out there. On top of their famous Filipino dishes menu, the restaurant now offers a number of all-new specialty dishes to please every palate, such as the:
Sizzling Chicken Steak – ₱380
More shake flavors have been added as well, like:
- Cookies and Cream – ₱140
- Fruity Strawberry – ₱150
- Bloody Watermelon – ₱120
- And the all-time Filipino fave Sago at Gulaman – ₱80
I ‘am glad that I tried their Lechon fingers in sweet and sour sauce. Because it was really good and sweet and sour flavor has been my favorite ever since. Also, the fried chicken is ultimately good and crunchy, a big thumbs up for the coating as it was deliciously and perfectly-made. For the beverage and appetizer, I definitely enjoyed their fruity strawberry shake as well and can I even missed the Sago at Gulaman? Of course not!
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