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Petra and Pilar is an interesting restaurant concept. Just imagine gourmet spanish and filipino food served carinderia style and priced at less than P150 per ulam in a minimalist restaurant ambiance. The concept is a winner and this will be my comfort food place in Makati from now on. Thanks to Chef Ed and the JAKA group for leading the restaurant industry with the best-value-for-money restaurant in the heart of Makati.

I do hope Chef Mia will be able to maintain the quality of the food. I have this perception that after a while the quality of the food suffers in a JAKA restaurant. They seem to short-cut the cooking process or they are tempted to commercialize the taste of the food like what happened in La Esquina in Splendido.

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When Chef Ed was describing the concept, I can’t imagine how a sosy carinderia would look like. They did a great job with executing the sosy carinderia concept and they ensured that the restroom is likewise appealing. Rache was raving about their clean restroom and I was raving about our less than P500 gourmet lunch 🙂

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The restaurant is named after Katrina Ponce Enrile’s grandmothers – Petra being the mother of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and Pilar being the mother of Mdm. Cristina Ponce Enrile. This restaurant is indeed a great tribute to Katrina’s Lolas.

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Fans of Delimondo from the Legaspi Saturday market can now get the best Corned Beef in the country today in Petra and Pilar. Their sausage bestsellers – Hungarian and Cheese, Schublig with Cheese, Smoked Kielbasa are also available. I admire the vision of Delimondo of promoting the Philippines’ deli products to the world. For our balikbayans, these Delimondo products are excellent pasalubong for your family and friends in the US.

Chorizo Bilbao (P160)
Chicken and Chunky Apple (P150)
Chicken and Pesto (P150)
Schublig and Cheese (P110)
Chili and Garlic (P100)
Smoked Kielbasa (P110)
Spanish Longanisa (P100)
Hungarian and Cheese (P130)English Pork (P130)

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Delimondo’s concept is to provide gourmet food that you can serve easily at home. Here are the choices you can choose from:

Pasta Sauces
Puttanesca (P450)
Bolognese (P350)
Nona Consuelo (P350)

Sundried Tomato, Peperoncino and Basil (P350)
Anchovies, Garlic and Cream (P350)
Rosemary and Caperberries (P250)
Chili and Garlic (P150)

Cooked Food
Bacalao Ala Vizcaina (P450)
Callos Al Estilo “Morado” (P300)
Iberian Chicken Mix (P380)
Universal Sauce (P250)
Guava Jelly and Coffee (P250)

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Ranch Style Corned Beef (P100). The Best Corned Beef in the Philippines today!

Other Delimondo products
Sardine Pate (P120)
Chicken Liver Pate (P100)
Milk Chocolate Fondue (P250)
Fresh Bacon (P200)
Jamon Iberico Bellota (P900)
Satay Sauce (P100)
Java Sauce (P100)

Katrina Ponce Enrile’s Delimondo
For inquiries: Please call / text Paolo Santiago
+632 844-3362 or +63 920 921-6305

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The food is served carinderia-style where you order your food, you get a number and it is delivered to your table.

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Beef Caldereta (P130). One of the best I’ve tasted. I can recognize the signature chef Ed style — rich flavorful sauce, super tender beef and sweet vegetables.

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Bangus Embotido (P105). This is a healthier alternative to the usual embotido. The size is right for its price.

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Beef Mushroom Kalitiran (P110) — This is the best seller in the house. I do hope that they will serve this every lunch time.

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Truffles are sold for 3 pieces for P20. Aidan was very happy 🙂 except for the dark chocolate truffles which he finds bitter for his baby taste.

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Katrina’s Chocolate Cake (P120). The cake is good but nothing to rave about.

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Petra and Pilar
Ground Floor JAKA Center Building
Exportbank Drive corner Chino Roces Avenue (formerly Pasong tamo) , Makati
Near Buendia and Pasong Tamo intersection.
Open from 11am to 11pm

Note: Exportbank Drive is ONE WAY. So you need to pass through the back of Makati Med or if you are coming from Buendia in SLEX, make a U-Turn in Mercury Drug.


Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2008.