Casa Marcos Restobar in Burgos Circle.

Last week, Patty Laurel, Kelly Misa, Nicole Hernandez, Karen Pamintuan, and I had lunch at Casa Marcos in Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio.

My parents had a favorite restaurant along Roxas Boulevard back in the day with the same name. I remember having lunch there almost every week, munching on my favorite pandesal (ever ever ever!) they serve when you order. I wished, but did not get my hopes up, that it was the same restaurant.

So I asked Muffin Galvez, owner of Casa Marcos, if by any chance, this was the same Casa Marcos in Manila. And she told me that it was!  Her grandfather owned the one in Roxas Boulevard (known then as Dewey Boulevard) and now she's managing the one in Fort Bonifacio.

When I posted on Facebook that I was in Casa Marcos, my mom was first to comment "There's Casa Marcos again?? I love their pandesal!".   So I asked Muffin if they still serve the famous pandesal and she said yes!  In fact, they even have a Pandesal Bar downstairs.   The only difference is that the new Casa Marcos pandesal is bite-sized.

I definitely have to bring my mom here when she gets back from the US.  She'll be ecstatic, well, mostly nostalgic! 

So here's a rundown of the food that was served to us...

Gambas (P320/$7+SC)
Everyone's favorite! Spicy garlic shrimps.

I don't know how many orders of this we had.   So good and soooo spicy!  Perfect with rice or even with the pandesals.

Almejas (P230/$5.11)
Baked clams topped with melted cheese and crispy garlic bits.

This goes well with Casa Marcos' famous vinegar sauce. 

Baked Fish - Pompano (P545/$12+SC)
Baked fish in oil and garlic served with fresh tomatoes and onions.

Lengua Sevillana (P345/$7.66 +SC)
Ox tongue cooked until tender with mushroom gravy sauce.

Pepito Steak (P395/$8.77+SC)
Smallest steak for the smallest appetite.

I came late so when they handed me the steak, I was expecting it to be tough being out on the table for a while already.  But when I took a bite, I was surprised to find it still soft and tender. 

 Paella Negra (P845/$18.77+SC)
A variety of seafood and vegetables cooked in black squid ink. 

All of the Casa Marcos paellas are good for 6 persons and are served in 24-inch paelleras

And just when we thought we didn't have room for dessert, Muffin offered us Bread Pudding Ala Mode!

How can we say no to this?  The pudding is actually made of pandesals.  Yum!

Full and happy tummies!  Thanks for sharing your photos, Patty and Kelly :) 

Check out the rest of Casa Marcos' menu.

Thank you for hosting this lunch, Muffin! Will definitely be back!

From January 31 (today!) until February 2, you get a free order of Tenderloin Tips at Casa Marcos Burgos Circle for every single receipt purchase of P1,000 at the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Clearance Sale!

Thumbs Up!
Good ol' classic Filipino food. 

Thumbs Down!
Nothing really.

You know that scene where Anton Ego, the food critic in Ratatouille, was brought back to his childhood?  That's exactly how I felt while eating in Casa Marcos.  Will definitely be back with my mom and T!

Casa Marcos Restobar
Dining Date: 17 January 2014

F121 Rizal Drive
Burgos Circle
Fort Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City

Tel No.: (02) 703-7784
Operating Hours

Monday to Sunday
11:00am to 3:00pm
6:00pm to 10:00pm

The Bread Bag Pandesal Bar

Operating Hours

Monday to Sunday
7:00am to 1:00am

*Where to eat in Burgos Circle?


  1. Did u mean "famous" pandesal? Not infamous...

  2. Appreciate the recommendation. Will try it out.


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