Pepe's Birthday Giveaway #5 | Red Baron Ribs & Steaks: New Branch, New Dishes

Looks can be deceiving—and this is true for Red Baron Ribs & Steaks, an unassuming neighborhood restaurant in Lourdes, Quezon City that serves affordable but delicious fare. Who would’ve imagined you’d get a decent steak or fantastic ribs right on top of a car wash? Cliché as it may sound, discovering an awesome place like this—and in such an unlikely and obscure location—is like finding a hidden treasure, a discovery that we just can’t help but tell others, not only because it's valuable info, but also because it makes us feel good that we were the first to learn about it. Red Baron Ribs & Steaks is such a revelation. (If you think about it, it’s also like spotting a thousand-peso bill underneath the throngs of passengers in the MRT.... OK, enough with the metaphors.)

Remember when I first wrote about Red Baron, I said that I wish they would open more branches? Well, the great news is that they have opened a second branch in Bambang, Manila—a short walk from the LRT station and from the neighboring nursing school, Metropolitan College of Nursing! It’s still far from The Fort where I work, but still, it’s easily accessible via LRT. The new store is just as humble as the original in QC, with the same façade design and car wash concept.

With the opening of this new branch comes a couple of new dishes as well, which I was lucky enough to try during my visit. For instance, ordinary fries are dressed up with a creamy truffle sauce peppered with cayenne and chili flakes, and the result? Red Baron’s Spicy Truffle Cream Fries (PhP163). If you like loaded fries then this should tickle your fancy. However, as a hardcore truffle lover, I longed for an earthier flavor. The added spiciness redeemed it though. The Baked Potato Soup (PhP159) is another good starter. Thick and creamy, it comes with chunks of potato and slices of buttered wheat bread. A perfect intro to a sumptuous meal of steaks and ribs.

A breakfast sandwich comes in the form of the Sunrise Sausage Patties (PhP159), which is cheese-filled sausage patty in between wheat bread, lettuce, tomato, and a runny egg. The patty is meaty and slightly sour, and the sandwich comes served with a side of potato crisps. For something heavier, try the Flaky Tuna Pie (PhP159): a hefty pastry stuffed with chunks of savory, creamy tuna. The serving is huge and be easily shared by two.

The highlight of my meal was the El Diablo Crusty Steak (PhP952). This steak is made up of Meltique beef, whose excellent marbling enables it to achieve unbelievable juiciness and tenderness. The homemade chili garlic sauce is slathered atop the slices of tender meat, rendering each forkful a spicy kick and a slight sweetness.

Ordering the El Diablo gives you 3 Wild Sides, a serving of rice, and a jar of peanuts. Among the Wild Sides, I highly recommend the Garlic Mashed Potato (shown in the photo) and Red Baron's Signature Rice (turmeric-flavored). The addictive chili garlic sauce is being sold in the restaurant as well, perfect for your own home cooking and basically, perfect for spreading onto anything meaty!

Homemade Chili Garlic Sauce (PhP260) and Atsara (PhP220)
I didn’t get ribs anymore or my body would’ve burst, but trust me, you have to order some when you visit. You must also try the Herb-Crusted Heavy Porterhouse Steak, Nachorrific (best nachos ever!), and their highly popular Good Shepherd Ube Shake (read food review here)! Red Baron also has a good selection of drinks, like the Sunny Peel Fruit Slush, Peach-Mango, and KitKat Matcha.

Left to right: Nachorrific (PhP258); Herb-Crusted Porterhouse (PhP1,959); Good Shepherd Ube Shake (PhP138)

Left to right: Sunny Peel (PhP128); Peach-Mango (PhP98); KitKat Matcha (PhP138)
Congratulations to Melvin and Joyce, as well as Lynn and Reupert,  for the second Red Baron Ribs & Steaks branch! Keep dishing out great, simple, no-fuss food that keep hungry diners satisfied and returning for more!


If you made it to this part of my blog post, well then you are one patient (and ravenous) reader! As a reward, Red Baron Ribs & Steaks is giving you a chance to win free meals for two (or more) in the new Bambang branch*! All you need to do is follow the simple instructions below. Go!

  1. Share this post on Facebook with the text “Congratulations #RedBaronRibs!” and affix the hashtag #PepesBirthdayGiveaway (i.e.:  “Congratulations #RedBaronRibs! #PepesBirthdayGiveaway”)
  2. Answer this question: if you were allowed to eat only one type of dish for the rest of your life and you can only choose between ribs or steaks, which would you take? Tell us about it by commenting “Team Ribs” or “Team Steak” on the Disqus feed below. You can use your Facebook account to comment.
  3. Like Red Baron Ribs & Steaks and Pepe Samson on Facebook.

The Prizes?

3 lucky winners will get set meals for two upon completing ALL the above 3 steps. Winners will be randomly chosen, as well as their corresponding prizes!

THIRD PRIZE: 2 Spicy Truffle Cream Fries

SECOND PRIZE: 2 Rib Eye Steak Sets

FIRST PRIZE: 1 Full Rack of Ribs with 2 Flaky Tuna Pies and 3 Fruit Drinks


Spread the word and good luck!

*Prizes are redeemable from the Bambang branch only.

------------- HERE ARE THE WINNERS! -------------

Congratulations to:

3rd Prize - Icar Geronimo Ternida
2nd Prize - Tristan John Ducay
1st Prize - Fred Cua

Please send your email addresses to me ( so I can send you your Gift Cards! Once you receive them, you may present them to the Red Baron Bambang branch and claim your prizes!

Thanks everyone for joining! Happy eating!

Red Baron Ribs & Steaks - Bambang
2/F 1357 Severino Cor.Bambang Street, Santa Cruz, Manila
11:00AM - 11:00PM
Menu: click here
Budget: PhP300-500/head

My meal was sponsored by Red Baron Ribs & Steaks. All opinions, however, are my own.

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  1. Icar Geronimo TernidaJune 9, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    Team Ribs!

  2. Jessica Anne MoralesJune 9, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Team Steak!

  3. Thanks for joining Chica! Please make sure you have completed all 3 steps to qualify. :)

  4. Thanks for joining Jessica! Please make sure you have completed all 3 steps to qualify. :)

  5. Team Ribs!

  6. Jessica Anne MoralesJune 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Team steak

  7. Jessica Anne MoralesJune 10, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    I followed everything sir Pepe~:)

  8. Ribs! Ribs! Ribs! Team Ribs! :D

  9. Heidi Beatriz CheungJune 11, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    team ribs :)

  10. Team Ribs 🍴🍴🍴

  11. Jessica Anne MoralesJune 11, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    I followed naman po sir Pepe. :)

  12. I followed naman po everything sir pepe :)

  13. “Team Ribs” if i were allowed to eat only one type of dish for the rest of my life it would be ribs "Team ribs", i like the full flavor of the meat that's in between the rib bone, :)

  14. Janella Beverly D. HodrealJune 18, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Team Steak all the way! Can't wait to devour those juicy steak if I were given the chance to eat it in my whole existence/lifetime!


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