Yeehaw at Rodeo Grill in SM City Cebu

Best of Rodeo Grill

Rodeo Grill in SM City Cebu

Looking for cowboy-inspired barbecue and sizzlers with a Filipino twist? Read on.

Restaurant Facade
Restaurant Facade

The King of Sinulog along with Cebu bloggers were off to taste the best of Rodeo Grill in SM City Cebu. Rather than just an ordinary food establishment, Rodeo Grill is a concept store which capitalizes on the experience with the idea of barbecue being quite synonymous to the outdoors and the cowboy lifestyle. Saddle up as we ride on this culinary journey to the Wild West.

Ambiance

Saloon-inspired interiors
Saloon-inspired interiors
Seating capacity of 120 people
Seating capacity of 120 people

Designed like a saloon with its swinging doors and rustic chandeliers, the restaurant is quite iconic as Clint Eastwood once was in his Hollywood roles as sheriff in a county defending the townsfolk from wanted crooks and drifters. Despite this rugged and manly concept, Rodeo Grill is family-friendly with their alcoholic beverages intentionally priced ridiculously high. With a seating capacity that could accommodate 120 people, the place could be full-packed during peak hours. For private events, they have a separate function room that could cater up to 30 guests. If given the choice though, I’d pick their old location near Elizabeth Hotel which will reopen soon since it provided a better outdoor experience.

Food

As dish by dish arrived, the sizzling plates were indeed overwhelming to see. Of all the good dishes I was able to sink my teeth in, three of which left a lasting impression. The first one was the Arkansas Ribs with its tender and lean meat slathered with a sauce with a spicy kick I can’t get enough of.

Arkansas Tender Ribs at PHP199
Arkansas Tender Ribs at PHP199
Crispy Hay Noodles at PHP169
Crispy Hay Noodles at PHP169
Lechon de Cebu at PHP299
Lechon de Cebu at PHP299
Lone Ranger Talong at PHP89
Lone Ranger Talong at PHP89

Next was the Tennessee Sizzling Shrimps. The dish was flavorful, juicy and cooked just right, evident with the easy separation of the shrimp from its shell. The last dish was unexpected, Rodeo Grill’s Lechon de Cebu with its fatty goodness and extra crispy skin which will surely question your loyalty with other lechon restaurants.

Barrel Man Squid at PHP239
Barrel Man Squid at PHP239
Black Stallion Crispy Pata at PHP399
Black Stallion Crispy Pata at PHP399
Sgt. Pepper Sizzler at PHP219
Sgt. Pepper Sizzler at PHP219
Sheriff Jake's Premium Steak at PHP399
Sheriff Jake’s Premium Steak at PHP399
Tennessee Sizzling Shrimps at PHP319
Tennessee Sizzling Shrimps at PHP319
Texas Sizzling Chicken at PHP169
Texas Sizzling Chicken at PHP169

Among the desserts, I enjoyed the Choco Bang Bang with its hot and cold contrast, a perfect meal ender to satisfy your sweet cravings.

Blueberry Cheesecake at PHP99
Blueberry Cheesecake at PHP99
Choco Bang Bang at PHP69
Choco Bang Bang at PHP69
Mango Ice Box Cake at PHP119
Mango Ice Box Cake at PHP119
Drinks in a Jar
Drinks in a Jar

For the drinks, they have colas in glass jars at PHP59, coffee frappes and other healthy options.

Price

A typical meal for two would cost around PHP500. For those going solo, they have quick meals complete with drink under PHP200. If you’d ask me price to value wise, Rodeo Grill offers quite reasonable choices for the average Filipino customer.

Service

The food preparation was quick and hassle-free although avoid peak dining hours when visiting. Chef Kai was very thoughtful with the customers making sure that they have the best dining experience. The partners dressed in clad in cowboy attire were also professional and friendly.

Overall, if you happen to be in SM City Cebu and want to eat like a cowboy, then Rodeo Grill is for you.

Restaurant Information

Best of Rodeo Grill
Best of Rodeo Grill

Rodeo Grill is located at the 2nd level of SM City Cebu. For more details, check out their official Facebook page.

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