Bob’s, Bacolod’s favorite restaurant, is now in Manila. It is a restaurant institution — similar to Aristocrat here in Manila — started by Dr. Homero Sicangco in 1965 in Bacolod. It is popular for its American menu: BBQ, Baby Back Ribs and Cheeseburger. The restaurant in Magallanes is now managed by the 3rd generation. They were able to bring the authentic taste of Bob’s in Bacolod to Manila (but I find it overpriced).

If you are looking for a place to celebrate Masskara festival in Manila, this is the right place to go.

Bob’s Manila Menu:
Salads, Noodles, Pasta, Sizzlers, and Grilled
Soup, Appetizers & on the Side, Sandwiches & Burgers
Family Wagon, Hits From Home
Family Fiesta Tray, and Breakfast and Beverages

This is the opening menu; they don’t have any dessert offering yet. If you don’t find your favorite Bob’s dish/ meal in the menu, you can request them to bring it here in Manila. (Ex. I heard someone asking for their bread…)

Bob’s Famous Sate Babe with Sate Rice (P145). Tender pork barbecue grilled with peanut butter sauce a.k.a. “Sate Sauce”. Served with sate rice and atchara on the side.

This is Bob’s claim to fame. The Sate sauce tastes like BBQ with peanuts. It is similar to Aristocrat’s sauce but this one has a maasim twist in the end and a more peanut-y taste.

Bob’s Famous Sate Babe with Sate Rice (P95). In Bob’s Bacolod

This is the same dish except that I took the photo above in Bob’s in Bacolod. As you can see, it is exactly the same serving except that the Manila dish is 50% more expensive. You can also check out the original menu in Bob’s Bacolod below to compare the prices and the menu.

Bob’s Bacolod Menu
Barbecue, Pastas, Salads, Hot Starters, Dinner Specials, Steaks
Sandwiches, Burgers, Panini, On the Side, Pizza Pies, In Between Meals
Chicken and Pork, Hits from Home, Family Fiesta Tray, Good Mornings, Waffles
Rice Ring and Tinanglao Soup
Fish & Chips, Fountain Treats, and Drink & Beverages 

Baby Back Ribs with Onion Rings (P370). Tender pork ribs marinated in homemade bbq sauce and grilled to perfection. Served with crispy onion rings and veggies on the side.

I personally love this! The BBQ taste penetrates every single strand of meat that falls off the bones easily. It is overpriced, though, considering it is only P215 in Bacolod and it only has 4 ribs.

Bob’s Big Boy Cheeseburger (P170). Grilled double patty with Bob’s thousand island dressing, onion, tomato and lettuce in a burger bun.

It is not as big as I thought it would be. The taste is just similar to a double patty cheeseburger in McDonald’s. I was expecting a better burger bun. In Bacolod, this is only P110, so apparently, they priced the Manila dishes +50% or higher.

Kare Kare (P295).

It is NOT the best Kare Kare I’ve tasted — the meat is full of fat, skin, and bones, and the sauce is as bland as it can be. Not sure if this is how Bacolod Kare Kare should be. It is priced P250 in Bacolod so at P295, it is already OK. Still, I don’t recommend ordering this…

Fruit Punch (P95).

This is one of the famous drinks in Bob’s. What makes it unique is the presence of Ubod bits (used in Fresh Lumpia) and chunks of fresh fruits. Rache, Aidan and Joshua do not like it.

It is refreshing to see a bill with the price all inclusive of VAT and service charge already.

The only thing is that the Sate Rice (which is just a half-rice serving) sells for P48, and the Plain Rice (half-serving) is already at P35. We had to order two servings of rice per person because it was just too small. Next time, we will bring our own rice. 🙂

Overall, we would recommend it because of its authentic Bacolod taste.

What’s your favorite dish at Bob’s?

Bob’s (since 1965)
Magallanes, Makati
Marian Magalona
Mobile: +639209046401

Bob’s in Bacolod City

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P.S. Ingat sa lahat ng pupunta ng Masskara Festival in Bacolod!