Special treats for grandpa and grandma

This Grandparents Day (September 7), it’s the kids' turn to spoil Grandma and Grandpa by taking them out to a delicious meal at the charming dining enclaves of Burgos Circle in Forbes Town Center and McKinley Hill.

1521 Restaurant
Located within Fort Bonifacio, Burgos Circle at Forbes Town Center is a hidden treasure for foodies, reminiscent of quiet American suburban neighborhoods with an eclectic mix of dining establishments just right for a leisurely brunch, lunch or dinner with gran and gramps. Here are a few picks for perfect places to dine in at Burgos Circle:

1521 Restaurant

For home-cooked Filipino faves, diners can’t go wrong with 1521 Restaurant. Named after the year Magellan discovered the Philippines, the restaurant showcases Filipino heritage recipes.

Casa Marcos

Spanish cuisine has also had a long history in the Philippine food table and so has Casa Marcos, which has been in the country since the 1940s. Its newest iteration in Burgos Circle continues to please a new generation of Filipino diners.

Just Thai

Just Thai is a great choice for families seeking flavorful Thai dishes. Standouts include the Tom Yum (a hot and sour soup for those who like it spicy), Tom Kha Gai (a chicken soup with rich coconut broth and lemongrass) and the Khao Krok Kapi, which is bagoong rice with sweet pork and green mangoes. Metrobank card users can also avail of the Buy One Take One offer on Thai Spring Rolls.

Casa Marcos

This cozy Italian restaurant gives diners a plethora of pizzas, pastas and risottos for their Italian feast. Their complimentary bread comes with two delicious spreads – pate and tomato with parsley.  Families dining with grandparents also get an additional treat as they get a free dessert of the day for every purchase worth P1,500.

Melo’s Steakhouse

Meat loving grandparents will love Melo’s Steakhouse, well-known for its choice cuts of angus beef and wagyu. For a sumptuous steak experience, try the Wagyu Tenderloin Grade 2 with Foie Gras–tender and bursting with flavor, this steak is best cooked medium rare.

Meanwhile, McKinley Hill is also growing to be another dining destination, offering concept restaurants found nowhere else, with cuisines from East to West. Here are a few picks for perfect places to dine in at McKinley Hill:


Inspired by the greatest Italian-American boxer, Marciano’s offers a delicious spin on Italian New Yorker cuisine. There’s such a wide variety of dishes that it’s easy for everyone in the family to find one to suit their cravings.

Trattoria Poggio Antico

With rustic interiors reminiscent of street side cafés in classic Italy, Trattoria Poggio Antico marries passion for cooking and the love for travel.

L.E.S. Bagels

A great place to enjoy breakfast, brunch or even a light snack with grandparents, L.E.S. (Lower East Side) Bagels brings New York style breakfasts to Taguig. L.E.S. Bagels’ selection of gourmet bagels and cream cheese concoctions are mouthwatering combinations.

Terry’s Selection

For an intimate European-Spanish fine dining experience, families can try Terry’s Selection for elevated Mediterranean fare.

Agave Mexican Cantina

Families who love Mexican food can stop by Agave Mexican Cantina for delicious fajitas, burritos, quesadillas and other popular Mexican dishes. Must-tries include the Steak enchiladas and the chicken tacos.

McKinley Hill is also hosting the Grandparents Day Surprise Promo, where grandparents get a special treat for a minimum purchase of P1,000. Participating establishments include Terry’s Selection, Agave Mexican Cantina, Marciano’s, The Burgery, Pugon Rosters, Little Asia, Amici, My Thai / Pho Hoa and Rufo’s.

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