It was one Boracay’s cool breezy evening when we walked down an alley past a police post at Station 3. There were some bikini-clad beach goers rushing to and fro the white sandy beach. Along that narrow alley was a rustic restaurant with a well-lit deli at the left, and a bar at one side.
Before we knew it, Andre’, the restaurant Manager excitedly showed us inside. The whole place was dimly lighted and crowded. There was also a band playing a familiar Spanish beat and the place was abuzz with festive yet romantic ambiance.
André, then set us at a table in the main dining area. We chatted briefly, and he talked animatedly fast in his American English accent! In a few minutes, there came the bread and the dips, the Paella, the sangria, olives and their ensalada. In between was André’s enticing description for each Spanish dish.
While having dinner, somebody in blue denim jeans and black shirt, was approaching our table. He looked simple but elegant for a man his age with silvery hair. André introduced us to him. That was our first close encounter with Chef Binggoy Remedios – the owner of Dos Mestizos.
So! Here’s the food that we have had at Dos Mestizos:
Whole Wheat Bread and Dips
We missed a shot of this crunchy whole wheat bread together with the dips. Sometimes, the sight alone of food could steal your focus in an untimely manner.:)
Anyway, their freshly baked bread from their Gusto y Gustos Deli went well with their tasty tomato and nutty pesto dips. It disappeared as soon as it was served!
Paella de Mariscos
This is such a bounty! This is one of their main dish – the Paella de Mariscos loaded with rich toppings of fresh shrimps, mussels, squids and clams. Green peas and beans, eggs and limes colored it well for an appetite and that feathery dill herb with its sweet aromatic flavor is always perfect with any seafood. And yes, for a hungry tummy, this is the right way to go!
Now here comes Sangria – their best seller. At first, the taste was not that special for me but after several sips, that well-blended fruity taste on red wine lingered. It’s a yummy drink, and a must-try!
Aceitunas Verdes Alinadas
This plate of green olives bathed in olive oil is actually one of the resto’s tapas. Tapas is a Spanish term for any light snacks or appetizers that are usually eaten with a drink or wine. If you love the nutty taste of green olives in generous garlic and herbs, this one is for you!
Ensalada de Tomate
Ensalada de Tomate is purely vegan. The sliced tomatoes are drizzled with olive oil, and sprinkled with freshly ground black peppers. See those lemon wedges? Lemon juice squeezed over that sweet, plump tomatoes with spicy arugulas is sure a medley of flavors.
If you have diet restrictions, Dos Mestizos can customize meals according to your needs and preference. Ensalada de Tomate is just one of the many choices of healthy Spanish food recipes for the health-conscious diners.
To sum it up, Dos Mestizos do have a unique homey ambience and they have a variety of authentic Spanish food options. On top of it, they certainly know how to make their guests happy. No wonder why most of them keep coming back for more.
To Dos Mestizos, big thanks for that truly wonderful dining experience!
Remedios Street, Sitio Manggayad
Boracay Island, Malay 5608
Tel No. (036) 288 5786
Email : email@example.com
Website : http://www.dosmestizos.com
Read our conversations with Binggoy Remedios