For certified foodies like me, there are specific venues where we could all satiate even the most discriminating palate—Kapitolyo in Pasig City is one of them. Here, one could find rows of hole-in-the-wall array of foodie joints and restaurants. There will surely be something you’ll fancy. But of course, it would also make you feel better to know that there’s one familiar restaurant that won’t be a hit or miss when it comes to the food they offer. And that’s where Max’s Restaurant, the home of our favorite ‘sarap-to-the-bones’ fried chicken comes in. Yes, Max’s had just opened its newest branch in the heart of Kapitolyo Pasig.
Just last month, my Uncle, Mark Muñoz (a former UFC MMA champion fighter, better known by MMA fans as ‘The Filipino Wrecking Machine’) and his family came home to the Philippines for his last fight as he had long wanted to retire from the sport he had loved since he was 15. After winning his fight, he had requested that I tour him and his family around since his parents came home to the country only after more than three decades of living in Vallejo, California. And like any ‘balikbayan,’ they wanted to eat authentic Filipino dishes like Kare-kare, Sinigang, Fresh Lumpia, Crispy Pata, among many others. I didn’t want to take chances with other restaurants because it would be a shame for my part (being a food blogger) not to know where they could eat delicious local foods, right? So I took them to Max’s restaurant in Kapitolyo. When it comes to delicious food that’s always been consistent in taste, I only trust Max’s Restaurant. And I need not worry anymore and instead enjoyed our Max’s dining experience.
Max’s Kapitolyo was built on a three-storey building. It has an al fresco dining on the third floor where guests can simply chill and relax while enjoying great Filipino foods. The restaurant itself was well-lighted, with comfy chairs and amiable staff who’s always ready to assist you and make your dining experience more enjoyable.
Just as I had expected, our family (we were more than 20) truly had a hearty meal at Max’s. In fact, they fell in love with Max’s Sisig Tofu—they’re healthier alternative to the original one. And although they said there’s a Max’s Restaurant in the US, nothing’s better than spending time eating with those whom you love, and that what makes it more special.In the end, we all savor such lovely meal as one big happy family. Max’s Restaurant in Kapitolyo was a witness to that family reunion which I would cherish for the rest of my life. Come and visit Max’s Restaurant in Kapitolyo at 20 West Capitol Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
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