The Philippines has very strong cultural ties to Spain both culturally and in its culinary aspects. The Spaniards brought chilies, vegetables and other ingredients from its colonies to the Philippines. Spanish cuisine is in our blood. Director Peque Gallaga goes crazy over Callos. He absolutely LOVES it and we have had long talks over where the best Callos in Bacolod is. As a homage to this delicacy made out of bovine guts and innards, he had one of the main characters playing a rich mestiza noblewoman in his famous film Oro,Plata, Mata throw a minor tantrum when she finds out that their dinner is Callos. But I digress, this all leads up to how we Filipinos and Bacolenos view Spanish and Mexican food as comfort food.
Fogo is one of the restaurants that serves good food but ran foul with the Bacolod Food Hunters for their initially poor service when they opened at Dream 21 building last year. Well they’ve cleaned up their act and service is now excellent.
We had Fogo’s burritos. They’re good, with lots of cheese but their meat-to-rice ratio is a bit off as there was more rice than meat as you can see here in the picture. The salsa sauce is excellent and they have this delicious green sauce that you can splatter on everything.
Burrito Bukake anyone? Lol. Liberal use of the sauce is recommended
There are other meals on the menu and we ordered one of the most popular meals, the Carnitas. Carnitas translates to “little meats” in English. So essentially this dish is a dish of roasted pork. The dish was very flavorful with the meat excellently seasoned. I especially liked their rice and the cute little salad to the side.
Surprisingly, Fogo has really nice desserts too! One of their famous dishes is the Tres Leches cake or “Three Milk cake.
Essentially you get a cake with a nice milky taste floating in a milk puddle. This was very very good.
Another delicious dessert that Fogo has is the delicious Avocado cheesecake. The sweet Avocado layer contrasts nicely with the rich, slightly salty flavour of the cheesecake.
Fogo is a great place to bring the family. They have a huge variety of crowd-pleasing Latin American dishes that are sure to be a hit with all ages. The desserts are superb and thankfully not ULTRA sweet like most desserts are in Bacolod. Please Give them a try.
Fogo Grill is located in the Dream 21 building in front of the Riverside Medical Center along B.S. Aquino Drive.