Megawatt restaurant

Megawatt Restaurant: the 1st Power Plant Themed Restaurant

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.

Megawatt restaurant

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.

with Ms. Joyce Esteban

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!

Megawatt Restaurant

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.

Megawatt Restaurant

LG2 Autostation

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.

LG2 car wash

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.

 

Ambiance

Megawatt Restaurant

 

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.

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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.

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No worries in eating finger food. You can have your hands squeaky clean after gorging.

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Megawatt restaurant’s ambiance certainly won’t be complete without their staff dressing the part. Their outfit reminds us of the adorable minions.

Megawatt Servers

 

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.

Megawatt Tip Box

 

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.

Iron Man

 

Overall, it’s a cool thing to see Megawatt restaurant’s setting.

Megawatt Restaurant

 

Food

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.

 

Nacho-Rizo

Megawatt Nacho-Rizo

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.

 

Megawatt Platter

Megawatt Platter

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

Fried Lasagna

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

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

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.

 

Vegan Pesto

Vegan Pesto

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

29k 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

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

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 Currant juice

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.

Blogger Friends

Clockwise (starting with the lady in pink dress): Nina SogueEunisJulia Antoinette, me, Me-An, and Raina.


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.

Megawatt Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
 

Megawatt Restaurant

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
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/megawatt
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/megawatt.ph

41 Responses to “Megawatt Restaurant: the 1st Power Plant Themed Restaurant”

  1. This is a great move for the Restaurant. I love the bunky and innovative theme all over the place and I bet the food are terrific! 🙂

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  2. Your post made me drool. It’s near my place so I’m planning to visit and I’m really excited to try the fried lasagna which is different and the crunchy texas bbq! Thanks for this good post 😊

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  3. Rowena Rose Conde

    This place is cool. I like their signage and the super mario crew too. Glad they come up with the concept of using renewable energy. That will help mother nature a lot.

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  4. It’s a little far from the South, but it seems like it’s worth the drive. The concept is interesting. The solar panel alone makes me want to visit the place. Of course, the food selection is definitely enticing – simple, but looks tasty … that fried lasagna is something I wll try.

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  5. Lots of good food, I can tell. Yummy. Great that you can wash your hands before and after it too. I am this kind of person that doesn’t like dirty hands haha 🙂 great review !

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  6. Atishi

    Woah this is so cool and the solar power an added bonus! And the food looks delicious! A place I would so want to visit If I ever go to Manila. There should be restaurant like this in Canada 🙂

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  7. This place looks amazing love the whole idea of hand washing before and after, food looks tasty too, Xx

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  8. Well, you had me sold the minute you described the solar plant idea. But when you got to the food- holly momma- I think I was drooling all over my phone! This restaurant looks absolutely like a must-visit place!

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  9. This is so awesome. I am from Energy field and I see this theme is brilliant. I mean who could ‘ve thought of electricity and food coming together in such a brilliant way.

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  10. This is such a unique and cool idea for a restaurant theme. It is really interesting to see these kinds of creative ideas in the food industry. The food too looks yummy from the pictures

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  11. Elizabeth O.

    I really like the industrial/powerplant theme, it adds charm to the whole place and it’s really hip as well. The car wash idea is brilliant and affordable too. The food looks great, and wow that’s a really expensive burrito.

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  12. Wow, this is such a great idea and I love it how they came up with the name. The world needs more people like Megawatt restaurant owners!

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  13. I’ve seen them on Blogapalooza too. At least, I tasted a bit of their delicious pizza. It was an interesting restaurant. i just hope they will have more branches.

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  14. I liked the concept, very unique. Plus the synergy of the resto and the carwash is value adding. With this arrangement, you’ll not waste precious time waiting for your car to get cleaned up.

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  15. I would rather wear that gold on my finger than eat it, haha. On the other hand, I think foie gras is a true delicacy. I used to think that it’s just a pate with a fancy name but after I actually tasted it I realised all the fuss about it. It’s simply delicious! 🙂

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  16. Wow what a cool restaurant! Looks like you had fun going here and the food actually looks delicious!! My favourite would be the nachos, could eat them all day!!

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  17. wooop.. a nice concept of a restaurant especially. im sure people getting their car wash would definitely dine. nice idea to get the place stand along a car wash, eh! I remember oinky’s. hehehe. anyway, I tried their pizza at blogapalooza and it’s superb! would live to try the fried pasta. 🙂

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  18. power-plant themed restaurant ! ok that’s something new to me and if the name didn’t make me scream yay the pictures looks pretty inviting

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  19. This place looks amazing and trendy! I am so hungry now that it was even painful to read your post haha !

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  20. I’ve gotta check this place out when I’m in Manila for the novelty alone..it’s got the best signs I’ve seen in a restaurant!

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  21. This looks like an awesome restaurant because of the theme and some eco-friendly practices. I want to try the Vegan Pesto. This is only in Quezon City? That`s great because I can recommend it to my family or friends if they`re looking for a more unique restaurant.

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  22. This place looks awesome and environment friendly being it is solar powered. I’m drooling over their fried lasagna, looks absolutely delish!

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  23. Wow! I also like the overall concept of this restaurant. The ambiance and everything perfectly falls on its niche. Also the food!!! I bet they all taste good (I am uncertain about the chicken pops just as how you view them, lol… i am used to the golden brown thing as to why). Anyway, I bet everything about Megawatt is satisfying indeed!

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  24. Omg, I’m from Metro Manila too but I’m from the South so I didn’t know about this place. I must try it soon!

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  25. What an interesting theme of a restaurant! I love the whole consistency of their interior design–even the staff are wearing safety hats! I hope the customers aren’t required to! The food looks delish!

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  26. I never cease to be wondered by the innovation in restaurant business. Congratulations for catching the eyes of so many like us.However, I being a complete vegan, will always shy away from beef and other food items.

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    • Hi Swayam! I’m not really a vegan myself( I hope so), but I really enjoy really good vegetarian food such as the vegan burrito I’ve tried from megawatt that’s why I mentioned it in my article that it’s one of my favorite dish from everything I’ve tried there.

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  27. This place looks fabulous. The dishes looks mouth watering in the poc. I have never heard of them before. Will definitely gonna visit. If you are writing about it, then its gitta be at least woeth one visit. I trust your judgement !!!

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  28. Food in this restaurant looks delicious, makes me hungry right know. I am not sure what to order first from this restaurant, goodbye diet.

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  29. I’ve tried their pizza in Blogapalooza. OMG! I’m quite impress in the interior disign og Megawatt Restaurant. And Ohh their foods look so delicious especially the Nachos, Burritos, Cheese Pizza and everythinggg!!!

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  30. Seems like a nice place to eat in QC! I was really curious about that golden burrito. It looks so yummy; everything on their menu. It looks like you had a great time, really.

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  31. A very clever concept. Convenience and creativity. I love the solar panel idea, its incredible actually. The perfect way to lead by example. The design is super cool too and totally living up to there standards. Great meal options especially if you’re hungary 🙂

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