Foodies love to discover new places to hang out and enjoy good food. One of my latest discovery is Red Baron Ribs and Steaks located at the corner of D. Tuazon and Calamba Streets, it’s small and is out of the way. But this hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Quezon City is an ideal place when you don’t want it crowded and still get to enjoy delicious food.
Through the OpenRice community, I was invited to a food tasting. The thought of meat and more meat beckons and so I gleefully agreed to join. I’m not familiar with the area, although I know D. Tuazon is near Manila as I always passes by it when on a jeepney plying the Cubao-Taft Avenue route via E. Rodriguez Sr. I decided to take a cab instead. With the help of Waze, I was able to easily get to Red Baron.The place is surrounded by car wash establishment, yet from the immediate vicinity of the restaurant, everything is squeaky clean, dry and in order. Upon entering, I see the simple interior made homey with the wooden tables and chairs, and flooring too. We took photos of the food as soon as the staff placed it on our tables. The first look and I found something interesting, something similar but the ones I’ve tried are mouthwatering.
Peach-Mango Fruit Refreshment looked interesting with the Perilla seeds floating. It added character to an already fruity and refreshing drink.
Nachoriffic is the restaurant’s take of the famous starter uses white chips with generous toppings of ground beef and cheesy sauce. I love that they didn’t use the usual tortillas which turns soggy when drenched with the toppings. Red Baron’s version is crispy just as I wanted it, yet remained firm even when drenched that it’s capable of holding the rest of the toppings as I bring it to my mouth.
Volcanic Bacon Mushroom Melt is a huge burger flowing with lava mozzarella with certified Angus burger, cheese sauce and bacon strips. I can say that the patty is unlike the run-of-the-mill one can have in the fastfood joints.
Blue Marlin Steak is delightful. I would almost always order a dish with Blue Marlin as a main ingredient, so I was happy to know that Red Baron Ribs and Steaks offers this dish. Perfect for those who would rather have fish instead of meat. I love that it’s not cooked dry.
Herb Crusted Heavy Porterhouse is my favorite of all the dishes I tried at Red Baron. It’s tender, juicy and really flavorful. Maybe because the meat was aged for 22 days, giving it the extra oomph.
Red Baron Ribs and Steaks offerings did not disappoint and is worth more than just a 2nd trip. Though the place maybe small, it’s actually intimate and more conducive for catching up over delicious food. Foodies will also enjoy the dishes at Red Baron. Some may consider the price steep, but considering that the meat are of premium variety, I would personally say it’s just right.
Red Baron Ribs and Steaks
143 D. Tuazon corner Calamba Street,
Brgy. Lourdes, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Contact no: (02) 354.5970
Mobile no: +63 905.400.2138