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Our Awesome Planet

March 17, 2009

Charlie's by Rob Goco, Hidden behind a Car Wash Station

March 17, 2009

Charlie's by Rob Goco, Hidden behind a Car Wash Station

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Charlie's Grind & Grill by Chef Rob Goco (of Cyma fame) and partners is probably the Best Burger place, pound for pound, in Manila! It serves the best black angus burger for only P150 and cheese steak for P220 with no service charge at all. The best part is you can have your car washed for P100 while you eat.

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Milk Shakes and Sides | American Craft and Premium Beers | Burgers, Cheese Steaks, Fish & Chips

To make the operation efficient, you have to order from the counter from a limited menu option. Charlie's is best known for its burgers and cheese steaks. I'm not sure about the Fish & Chips, have you tried it?

In this car wash/burger place, you can find special American Craft and Premium Beers. Isn't that wonderful?

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The place is small but functional and designed well. It is air-conditioned with nice accent lighting and a flat screen TV on each side.

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The use of geometric designs, orange colors and see-through windows (that give a "live painting" effect) makes this one of the best ambiances for a burger place in Manila.

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You can also eat al fresco and see your car being washed beside you.


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Veggie Sticks (P60 net) with Mayo Blue Cheese

Simple but delicious. It was thoughtful of Rob to put vegetable sticks on the menu to make the burger experience a bit healthier.

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Meatballs Marinara 5pcs on Pasta (P250 net)

We liked the meatballs, but the pasta -- cooked the Italian way -- was too sour for our taste. The 5 huge meat balls were enough to compensate for the overall taste of this pasta.


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Cheese Steaks - Fili Size/ Hungry Portion (P220 net). Batangas AAA Sirloin with caramelized onions, sauteed peppers, topped with velvety cheese sauce and served with smoky ranchero sauce.


The BEST Cheese Steak ever for me. The combination of ranchero sauce with the smoky flavor and the Chiz Wiz cheese was perfect. It comes with a whole jalapeno and spicy hot sauce. It was as if Rob Goco knew what I was really looking for.


You can order a bigger Philly Size - Starving Portions for P380 but the Fili-pino size is good enough for us, which can already be shared with two people.


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Black Angus Burger (P150 net) with Fries (P175 net). Freshly ground and hand-crafted.


The Black Angus Burger was perfect. It was a bit smaller than expected but each part of the meat was malinamnam. It is served with tomato and pickles (and fries, if you order that option).


For P150, this is the BEST Black Angus Burger in terms of value for your money.


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Charlie's Grind and Grill

Address: 16 East Kapitolyo Drive, Pasig City
+632 501-0137, +63 939-4504758

Charlie's can be found along the road where Cafe Juanita is located. You need to drive past Cafe Juanita, Three Sisters and Good Burger. You have to park in front of the car wash or have your car washed. :) I'm always having a hard time scheduling a car wash because I felt it's a waste of time. But now I have a good reason to do it -- to enjoy the best burgers in town.

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