Rico’s Lechon opens flagship restaurant in Cebu

Rico’s Lechon, what is arguably Cebu’s best-tasting lechon, is set to open its biggest restaurant on Friday, June 28, 2019, 11:30am, at Unit F1, Jamestown, Mantawi International Drive, Mandaue City. Nearby landmarks are Parkmall, Big Hotel and City Times Square. This is good news for all the lechon lovers who missed Rico’s and were unable to visit their branch in Mactan.

The branch, which is 500 square meters big, will be the brand’s flagship outlet boasting of a seating capacity of 300 pax, including four VIP rooms for meetings, gatherings and special functions with family and friends, because when it’s a big event, lechon has to be the centerpiece, right?

Rikki the friendly pig

The largest room can seat up to 80 guest, while the other three can each accommodate 20 pax.

Rico’s Lechon is famous for its two lechon flavors: original and spicy. Included in their menu are Filipino staples like Special Boneless Bangus, Sizzling Lechon Sisig, Monggos, Bicol Express, Kinilaw na Tangigue (Ceviche), Calamares, Camaron Rebosado, Garlicky Squid Balls (a personal favorite), Sinigang, Pinakbet, Chopsuey, and Pancit Canton.

Rico’s Lechon Mandaue will be offering new dishes, namely Grilled Pork Belly, Grilled Daing na Bangus, Ginataang Laing, Chicken Binakol, Beef Ampalaya, Sizzling Adobong Pusit, Buttered Mixed Seafoods, Seaweed Salad, Sisig Fried Rice, Chorizo Fried Rice, Sinigang na Boneless Bangus, Sinigang na Baka at Baboy, and Seafood Sotanghon.

Chorizo Fried Rice – cooked fried rice mixed with Cebu’s best chorizo with scrambled egg, crunchy garlic and spring onion on top
Ginataang Laing – made from dried taro leaves, cooked and simmered in fresh coconut milk, and served with fried anchovies on top.
Sizzling Adobong Pusit – made with fresh sliced baby pusit, sauteed in bell pepper, onion, soy sauce and vinegar, served in a hot cast iron sizzling plate
Seafood Sotanghon – stir-fried crystal noodles (sotanghon) in special savory sauce together with mixed seafoods (shrimp, mussels, squid rings) and fresh chopped vegetables
Sinigang na Baka at Baboy – a good combination of pork and beef taste in tamarind soup base served with different kinds of fresh vegetables (radish, okra, tomato, string beans, and kangkong, with tender slices of pork and beef)
Buttered Miaxed Seafoods – combination of fresh grilled seafoods (shrimp, mussels, and squid rings) in aluminum foil with a variety of herbs and spices

The restaurant is committed to delivering the experience f making diners feel at home in contemporary classic interiors designed to showcase the “Old Cebu with a Twist”. It also houses a Lechon Fulfillment Center for whole lechon orders and take out counter for pasalubong such as their in-house sauce, “Sukalami. Aside fro food favorites, merchandise such as shirts, mugs, and umbrellas are also available.

Rico’s Lechon in Mandaue witll be its second outlet in Cebu, the other being in Mactan Promenade. It will soon reopen its brach at Axis Entertainment Avenue in Escario, Cebu City (tentatively on July 28). It can be found in five locations in Metro Manila, at Bonifacio Global City, Glorietta 1, Tiendesitas, UP Town Center, and SM Mall of Asia.

Rico’s Lechon Mandaue exterior

Founding in 1997 and turning 22 this August 2019, Rico’s Lechon serves traditional Cebu lechon roasted to perfection and mixed with garlic and leeks “dahon ng sibuyas”). Rico’s Lechon received the award for TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016 to 2018 and was the recipient of the Silver Stevie Award at the fourth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards in Tokyo, Japan in 2017. Rico’s Lechon ships nationwide to locations that have direct flights to Cebu.

Meat Concepts Corp. President George Pua, the company owns Rico’s Lechon

For more information, visit ricoslechon.com or contact (032) 2534650 or (63) 9178238263. Check out their official Facebook and Instagram: @RicosLechonOFFICIAL

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