Apache Burgers and Ribs Review

…wow, I’ve been MIA for 4-5 days now. Really sorry! It’s just that I couldn’t come up with a decent blog post and good photos because I had slept for just an accumulated 8-10 hours from Monday to Thursday. Crazy, right? It sucks even more that my skin is suffering the consequences of my extreme lack of sleep. Yup, driving to school early in the morning + thesis + getting home at around 8-10PM every night + insomnia = surefire recipe for disastrous skin (and a severe scarcity of blog updates).

Anyway, the post I will be doing today won’t be related to makeup at all—this post is about the burgers and ribs place at BF Parañaque that my boyfriend and I tried for the first time last October 25 (a little late in the loop, I believe). We’re always on the lookout for new places to try since we’re always hungry but I’m hardly ever in the mood to cook, and Apache Burgers and Ribs caught our eye as we were driving by Aguirre St. at BF Parañaque because of their unique decor: there was an astronaut statue outside the bar beside them (which they also owned but operated only at night, according to the cashier we talked to).

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The diner’s exterior.

Bad lighting and framing, oops. I had my camera for just 5 days on the day I took that so I was still a complete idiot about operating it back then (now I’m just slightly dumb, lol).

We arrived during an unlikely time for people to eat lunch or dinner, so we were the only people there at first. The plus side is that we were able to ask the waitress about the menu items without feeling inconsiderate to other customers, though the waitress could use more hospitality skills—she wasn’t exactly unwelcoming, but she didn’t seem inviting either. Meh. I was also able to take photos of my food for as long as I liked, which was an unbelievably long time since I couldn’t get my camera to take photos the way I wanted it to—that was what I got for not taking time to read the camera manual. :lol:

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS with minimal post-processing on Pixelmator

Our shared appetizer and my really cool drink!

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The Not-So-Libre Nachos

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The Home-Blend Iced Tea

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A closer view, just because I love taking macro shots.

We ordered the Not-So-Libre Nachos (funny pun—“libre” means “free” in Tagalog, and since you’re paying for your food… well you get the rest) as our appetizer-to-share and their Home-blend Iced Tea for my drink. They arrived around 5-10 minutes after we ordered, I think? Decent serving time, especially since the food looked and tasted good.

My boyfriend found the nachos “the best he’s ever tried” (I thought it was delicious but not too exceptional in a sense that I probably wouldn’t be craving for it randomly in the future, though) and the iced tea tasted quite unique, too, but I personally think it could use a little more sugar.

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS with minimal post-processing on Pixelmator

The Indianero Burger

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Tomahawk Barbecue Pork Ribs

For the main entrees, I got the Indianero Burger, which was their best-seller according to the waitress, and Menny got the Tomahawk Barbecue Pork Ribs. The Indianero Burger had a mozzarella cheese-stuffed 250g pure beef patty, bacon, lettuce, onions, and tomatoes sandwiched between their homemade buns. It was delicious and pretty heavy on the belly, but I wish the mozzarella taste was more evident—to be honest, I didn’t feel like it made any difference to the burger’s taste, which was already good to begin with, but still. The Tomahawk Barbecue Pork Ribs were good, too (it looks better than how it seems in the photo—Menny was just extremely hungry so I couldn’t take much time at taking the picture lol): the ribs weren’t dry and the sauce was savory, and the taste sort of lingered in your mouth.

These arrived around 10-15 minutes after the appetizer was served, meaning they took 15-25 minutes from the time we ordered. Not exactly quick since we were the only customers then, but it was tolerable since they delivered the appetizer in a short span of time.

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS with minimal post-processing on Pixelmator

The diner’s interior featuring a poster of the Indianero Burger (and a portion of Menny’s arm)

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Apache Burgers and Ribs’ interior

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The awesome two-faced ceiling decor

Isn’t their interior lovely? It totally improved the eating experience! I’m always really fond of matching and/or themed things when it comes to outfits and home decor, and I really loved that they even had a giant dreamcatcher and murals of Indian Americans to spice up the place. There was actually even more to the interior, it’s just that another set of customers arrived just when we were about to leave so I was too shy to prance around the place and take photos. :lol:

To end this post, here’s a review summary of Apache Burgers and Ribs:

Food taste: 4.0/5.0
Food presentation: 4.5/5.0
Price value: 5.0/5.0
Staff hospitality: 4.0/5.0
Serving time: 3.5/5.0
Venue: 5.0/5.0
TOTAL: 4.3/5.0

The verdict? Mm, good enough! Probably going to come back here if we suddenly crave for their food (specifically their nachos and iced tea), or when my curiosity about their t-bone steak (which appealed to me but I just didn’t feel like having steak that day) suddenly takes over me. If I’ll do, I’ll blog about it! Here’s a photo of their menu that I got from their Facebook page, BTW.

Apache Burgers and Ribs Menu

Apache Burgers and Ribs Menu

Hope you enjoyed my first food review! Until my next post. :)

PS: All those food photos made me hungry. Thank goodness I’m not really a food blogger, because having to do this frequently would be torture. :roll:

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