Good news to us Cebuanos because Cebu’s best tasting Rico’s Lechon is back and is set to open its biggest restaurant on Friday, June 28, 2019, 11:30 a.m. at Unit F1 Jamestown, Mantawi International Drive, Mandaue City!
I am fortunate enough to be invited over for the press media launch yesterday before it officially opens to the public on Friday. And look what greeted us the moment we walked in:
RICO’S BEST TASTING LECHONNNNN! I’m drooling already hoho but let me share to you first more details about this flagship store before we talk about the food.
This 500 sq. m. branch will be the brand’s flagship outlet and will have a seating capacity of 300 pax, including four VIP rooms for meetings, gatherings and special functions with family and friends. The largest room can seat up to 80 guests, while the other three can each accommodate 20 pax.
If you are concern about parking then fret not because with this large of a space, comes with a huge area for parking as well!
I love how the place is making us diners feel like at home in their contemporary classic interiors. It is said to be designed to showcase the “Old Cebu with a Twist”. It also houses a Lechon Fulfillment Center for whole lechon orders and take out counter for pasalubong such as their in-house sauce, sukalami. Aside from food favorites, merchandise such as shirts, mugs and umbrellas are also available.
Now lets talk about the food!!
Rico’s Lechon plates up its famous lechon in two flavors, original and spicy. Yum!! (Refer to menu below for price/kilo)
They will also be offering new dishes, namely Grilled Pork Belly, Grilled Daing na Bangus, Ginataang Laing, Chicken Binakol, Beef Ampalaya, Sizzling Adobong Pusit, Buttered Mixed Seafoods, Seaweed Salad, Sisig Fried Rice, Chorizo Fried Rice, Sinigang na Bone-less Bangus, Sinigang na Baka at Baboy, and Seafood Sotanghon.
Grilled Pork Belly – P220
Seafood Sotanghon Guisado – P260
Sinigang na Bone-less Bangus – P380
Sizzling Adobong Pusit – P360
Buttered Mixed Seafoods – P380
Sisig Fried Rice / Chorizo Fried Rice – P80 (Solo) | P230 (Platter)
Chicken Binakol – P320
Included in the menu are more Filipino favorites like Special Boneless Bangus, Sizzling Lechon Sisig, Monggos, Bicol Express, Kinilaw Na Tangigue (Ceviche), Calamares, Camaron Rebosado, Garlicky Squid Balls, Sinigang, Pinakbet, Chopsuey, and Pancit Canton.
Special Boneless Bangus – P220
Garlicky Squid Balls – P195
(very good! recommended!)
Baked Scallops – P200
(very good! recommended!)
Calamares Pritos – P195
Pandan Tapioca – P100 | Oreo Mango Float – P160
Now here’s the complete list of their menu:
And of course, I just had to take that obligatory photo with Ricky the Pig himself!! Too cute! (also do yourself a favor and find you a man who hugs you tight like Ricky the pig wahahahha)
What I wore to the launch:
Dress: Thrift find | Bag: Parfios | Sandals: Tutum Shop
Of course wearing a dress to hide all that lechon intake HAHA
Rico’s Lechon in Mandaue (near Parkmall, Big Hotel, Chong Hua Hospital and Sugbo Mercado Mandaue) will be its second outlet in Cebu, the other being in Mactan Promenade. It will soon reopen its Axis Entertainment Avenue, Escario next month. It can be found in five locations in Metro Manila, at Bonifacio Global City, Glorietta 1, Tiendesitas, UP Town Center, and SM Mall of Asia.
Founded in 1997 and turning 22 this August 2019, Rico’s Lechon serves traditional Cebu lechon roasted to perfection and mixed with garlic and leeks (“dahon ng sibuyas”). Rico’s Lechon received the award for TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016 to 2018 and was the recipient of the Silver Stevie® Award at the fourth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Award in Tokyo, Japan in 2017. Rico’s Lechon ships nationwide to locations that has direct Cebu flights.
For more information, visit ricoslechon.com or contact 253-4650 or 0917-823-
8263. For updates like and follow @RicosLechonOFFICIAL on Facebook and Instagram.
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