We were really happy when the good people from Megawatt restaurant invited us along with some of our blogger friends to try out their food. This is not the first time we’ve heard of Megawatt restaurant as they were one of the businesses in the Blogaplooza Horizons.
At first glance, the name ”Megawatt’ isn’t really something that’s normally used as a restaurant’s name.
Good thing we’re honored to have the opportunity to talk to one of the owners, Ms. Joyce Esteban, to know more about Megawatt restaurant.
We learned from Ms. Joyce herself that Megawatt restaurant is a power plant themed restaurant; hence, the name. She and her co-owners, Mr. Melvin and Mr. Parker, who also own Red Baron Ribs and Steaks with her, got the inspiration from their visit at a power plant in North Cotabato.
Their concept may be simple, but Megawatt’s owners made it significant by making it the first solar-powered restaurant in Metro Manila. Yes, you read it right!
Their solar panels power their electricity consumption for their lights in the restaurant. We hope their great move in utilizing renewable energy encourages other restaurants to do the same.
A strategic move they made with Megawatt restaurant, although it’s not related with the name of the restaurant, is that it is situated above a car wash and detailing station.
Therefore, if you’re in the area wanting to have your car washed, why not eat at Megawatt while waiting or vice versa? I personally like this idea as this is a wise use of space instead of being just a plain old car park.
In fact, I had my dirty car washed for only PhP 90 (or 1.93 USD) while we ate at Megawatt restaurant.
The moment we’ve exited the car, the kuya (Filipino term for older brother) quickly jumped into action. They’re fast and thorough in cleaning which made it a good deal.
Staying true to the power plant theme, one is transported to an industrial setting with the extensive use of pipes and steellike materials as ceiling decor.
Although lots of bulbs are dangling from the ceiling, these lights are actually LED and are better to look at in person.
The decor that Me-An really loved are the well-thought signage apart from the solar panel inspired tables, steel chairs, and battery ottoman chairs which you may see featured by other blogs.
No worries in eating finger food. You can have your hands squeaky clean after gorging.
Megawatt restaurant’s ambiance certainly won’t be complete without their staff dressing the part. Their outfit reminds us of the adorable minions.
When you’re feeling generous (since their service charge is 10% of the total bill) and happy with their service, feel free to drop a tip.
I should also note that a the side of the restaurant, serves a dual purpose – display Iron Man memorabilia and sneakers, and, at the same time, sell those as well.
Overall, it’s a cool thing to see Megawatt restaurant’s setting.
I should mention right now that the people from Megawatt restaurant served us a lot of food, so expect this part to be really longer than usual. The good thing about this though is that we were able to extensively experience Megawatt restaurant and draw a conclusion if dining there is reasonable or not.
Focusing on Tex-Mex (Texas Mexican) cuisine, expect that their bestsellers are pizza, chicken and burrito dishes. It is awesome to know that their dishes are made from scratch. This includes the buns down to their sauces. And everything on their menu are placed on cups and plates made from recyclable materials. This makes Megawatt an eco-friendly dining place.
Crispy corn chips topped with savory chorizo bits, Jalapeño bits, their sun-dried tomato ketchup, and tons of cheese sauce for PhP 158 (or 3.41 USD).
This would be an ordinary dish if it weren’t for the homemade corn chips and sauces. The corn chips remained crunchy for a long time despite being drowned in sauces.
Clockwise: chicken pops, OHM-ion rings, crispy fries and mozarella tots with their three signature sauces (white garlic, sun-dried tomato ketchup and bursted Jalapeño sauce) for PhP 285 (or 6.15 USD).
As you can see above, what consists the signature for Warm-Ups (Megawatt restaurant’s term for appetizers) are usual fritters. Their chicken pops’ appearance seems off for me since it’s too reddish and its taste was similar to chorizo which shouldn’t be.
For the price of the platter though, one can get a decent serving and various kinds of good bar chow.
Fried lasagna roll for PhP 178 (3.84 USD).
It was actually our first time trying a fried lasagna. All I can say is that it’s crispy yet moist inside. Both the dollop of cream sauce on top and the tomato sauce underneath made the dish taste well.
Chick & Chips
PhP 268 (or 5.78 USD) for 3 pieces of chicken and PhP 499 (or 10.76 USD) for 6 pieces of chicken, all with french fries.
I think it would have been better if they either placed the fries on the side or underneath the chicken chops for presentation purposes. Anyway, when I tried out the chicken, there was this weird taste which I think was most likely due to the oil they’ve used in cooking it. It was not necessarily bad by any means. It just tasted weird for me. This is a bit pricey for something like this, but, at least, the sizes of the chicken chops were large.
Crunchy Texas BBQ
100% Angus beef patty, bacon, fresh lettuce, mushroom, fried onion rings, and BBQ sauce sandwiched between a homemade bun for PhP 268 (or 5.77 USD).
What I particularly liked about this burger was that its patty was made from pure beef unlike other burgers that I’ve tried which had pork or extenders in it.
Eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes, corn, Mexican rice and pesto sauce wrapped in wheat flour tortilla, served with garlic sauce on the side, for PhP 185 (or 3.98 USD).
This is my most favorite dish out of all of the food that they offered us even though I’m not a vegetarian. The reason why I liked this dish was that even though it had no beef inside, it tasted like it had beef in it which may help people be more mindful of healthy eating. It was so delicious for me by itself that I didn’t had to use the sauce provided. I wasn’t able to contain myself from bringing this home to enjoy it more.
29karat Surf & Turf Burrito
Meltique steak, mushroom, seafood (yes, there is scallops inside this), cheese, foie gras and a 29 karat edible gold cream for PhP 819 (or 17.63 USD).
This is Megawatt restaurant’s most premium Burrito in their menu as it has real gold in it. Plus, it has foie gras (French term for “fatty liver” usually of a duck). It’s our first time in eating edible gold so we don’t have any point of comparison just yet. I personally found the edible gold to be tasteless.
To the burrito’s credit, even without the gold cream, this has got to be one of the best burritos I’ve tried ever. The ingredients they’ve used in this burrito was really high quality and left us craving for more.
Yes, the price is very expensive for a burrito, but you can’t blame them, this burrito is really golden. We’ll certainly come back to splurge on this.
Cheese Cheese Cheese Pizza
Thin crust type of pizza with six kinds of cheese: Feta, Sharp, Gruyere, Parmigiano, and Mozzarella for only PhP 315 (or USD 6.79).
We’ve tried this previously at Blogaplooza Horizons as they gave out free samples. During that time, I didn’t want to judge it right away since it wasn’t freshly cooked.
Upon tasting this really cheesy pizza, I can say that it’s best eaten when warm. It might be loaded with strong tasting cheese, but it was not sickening. Me-An actually super loved this pizza.
Seafood Garlic Pizza
Pizza topped with scallop, squid, shrimp, fish, tomatoes, and cheese in special white sauce for PhP 318 (or 6.8 USD).
Even though this is not thin crusted (the type of crust that I love) like the cheese cheese cheese pizza, I prefer this. It’s because the seafood toppings tasted really fresh and had generous amounts. It’s definitely one of the must try pizzas in their menu (*provided you don’t have seafood allergies).
Black Currant Tea
Black tea blended with currants for PhP 88 (or 1.89).
This delectable cup had fruity flavor reminiscent of Fox’s black currant crystal candy. The sweet undertones had soothing effect perfect for washing down the electrifying food.
If you don’t find this to your liking, they also offer other drinks such as Arizona fruit juice, sodas and imported beer.
Megawatt Restaurant is Reasonable
Again, a huge thanks to the people of Megawatt restaurant for inviting us to try out some of their electrifyingly good food from their extensive menu. Please note that the personal invitation haven’t affected our review of it.
Overall, I find Megawatt restaurant reasonable because of the following reasons:
- They help save the environment by using renewable energy and utilizing paper plates and cups from recycled materials.
- Situated above a car wash, so those who have cars can hit two birds with one stone.
- Hefty servings of high quality food for a good price.
- Electrifyingly great tasting burritos and pizza.
- Power plant theme with an energizing vibe for hanging out with family and friends.
41-A N. Domingo St. corner Gilmore, Brgy. Valencia, Quezon City.
Operating Hours: 11:00AM – 9:30PM (Mon. to Sat.) and 9:00AM to 9:30PM (Sunday)
Tel.: 501 2987