Surfin' Ribs

I was browsing through istorya.net last week and I chanced upon a post about a new restaurant. The owner started a thread advertising the soft opening of their restaurant. I inquired about the details of the place and found out that it was located at N. Escario. So I decided to explore the place the next day.

I already knew the location since the owner mentioned it in her thread that their restaurant is located where the old flame it used to be. When I arrived at the place one of the owners entertained us and gave us the menu. Before ordering, I asked about the details of their dishes since some of the dishes were spicy. Our initial order was their baby back ribs, crab claws and chicken wings, but he informed us that they didn't have any stock of their crab as of the moment, so we ordered their gambas instead.



While waiting for our order I was busy taking photos of the interior. Even though the place isn't air conditioned, the restaurant is still cool and comfortable. I'm not sure if this is still the case during the afternoon since i went there during the evening. Another thing you'll notice about the interior is that it was designed to look like a fastfood restaurant or restobar. I guess this was what the owner wanted, so that people wont mistake this for an expensive restaurant. Another thing you'll notice are there tables, each table has two holes to accomodate the ice buckets for the beer. Although they offer affordable beer, I really wouldn't categorize surfin ribs as a bar since their main product is their food.

After a few minutes of waiting, our first order was served. The shrimps platter was similar to most gambas offered by other restaurants except that their shrimps platter was served with the shrimp as whole. Serving size for this dish was plenty which is perfect for pulotan. I liked the flavor of the sauce of the shrimps platter which comprised oyster sauce, garlic and butter, my only complain is that it took me a while to munch through that dish since i had to skin each one before i ate it.hehehe Presentation for the dish is pretty basic. The price is very affordable for its serving size.
Shrimps Platter - P149.00

The next dish they served was the baby back ribs. When they served the ribs in front o me i was surprised on how huge the ribs was. The huge slab of ribs made the big plate look small. The tiny mashed potato on the side wasn't actually small, it just looked small when you compare it to the ribs. If you take the serving size into consideration, the price for this dish is very affordable. The presentation is very simple with only the steam vegetables as the sidings.
The sauce for the ribs was good, the meat was thoroughly grilled and was juicy and tender. The meat easily separated from the bones and the flavor was great. Their ribs would have to be one of my favorites. What it lacked in presentation it more than made up for it in the price, serving size, and taste.
Pete's Ribs - P169.00 (mashed potatoes) P159.00(Rice)

The last dish that was served was the Chili Wings. Presentation for this dish again was very simple. it was basically deep fried chicken wings covered with their sweet and spicy sauce. I was expecting this dish to be hot, so i readied my drinks just in case it was too much for me. My first bite turned out ok, it wasn't the overly hot and spicy chicken that I was expecting . Despite that the chicken wings was smothered with their sweet and spicy sauce, it was still crispy when I started eating it. I liked that it was spicy enough to make you sweat and that it wasn't to hot that you will be drinking a lot of water to relieve yourself of the spiciness.
Chili Wings - P130.00

My first dining experience at Surfin' Ribs was great. Since I had a great dining experience there in fact I invited my friends for a food trip there the next day. The prices of their dishes were very affordable. They also serve beers both individually and in buckets. I will definitely be a regular customer at Surfin' Ribs.

Surfin Ribs is located at G & A Arcade N. Escario St., 6000 Cebu City, Philippines
For more info you can visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/surfinribs

11 comments:

  1. Another new discovery. I'm trying to think where Flame It used to be in Escario. Hmmmm.

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  2. Hello Soul, Surfin Ribs is located behind golden peak. if you are coming from escario and heading to park lane it is located at the right side. :)

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  3. Those ribs look delicious, great with a couple of beers!

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  4. Will try to go here... mukhang masarap and hindi kamahalan.. thanks for the post.

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  5. Hello Titus, give their ribs a try. You won't regret it.

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  6. hi admin. same lang mo sa kribs before? or lahi pud mo? :-)

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    1. K Ribs is different from Surfin Ribs. By the way I am not affiliated with any of these restaurant.:) If ever you're planning to dine at Surfin Ribs I suggest you go there early since they are usually full during peak hours.

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  7. Worst service I ever had. Waited for over an hour for the food to be on our table.tsktsk.. I told the service crew that orders need to be in FIFO (first in - first out basis).. service crew said that our order came along with the Crispy Pata that's why it took so long to serve. So guys, don't order them together with the ribs. If your hungry, then just order the rib plate (suggestion). More to that, their Crispy Pata isn't good. Hard as a rock. Customers who have waited for so long (to be seated) had their orders came in first than us. We waited an hour! The place is too small, when you get there, you have to wait till other customers are done eating. They have reserved tables, even if the customer who made the reservation arrived for so long, they wouldn't offer you the table. And lastly, the owner of this restaurant came in, & didn't even manage to supervise, but was only concern of his visitors (not customers).

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    1. Hello Anonymous, Sorry you had a bad experience at Surfin Ribs. I actually haven't dined there in a while now cause they are always full and parking space is hard to find there. Anyway I do hope your feedback will reach the owners. By the way Anonymous, it would have been better if you used a nickname instead of anonymous, so that I would know who I am talking to. :)

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a constructive feedback.

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  8. We had dinner there with a group of friends from Manila and overseas. Ordered their Pete's ribs, Chili chicken wings, chili crabs and shrimp platter, (their crab claws were out of stock). Our overall score for this eatery, in the scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest,,is 5
    The ribs and chicken are passable but not their seafoods especially the chili crabs. Lacking in natural flavor and freshness. The crab meat in particular showed that they obviously got shrunken from being frozen and thawed. Hence for all of us, the high price of the chili crab in the menu is not worth our money.

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  9. I love their Ribs here. :) And service lately is quite fast.. Great blog! :)

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