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Padi’s Point at Plazuela de Iloilo

Last November 19, the newest business/dining/shopping complex in Iloilo held its soft opening with only one bar on hand which is Padi’s Point Bar & Restaurant.

From what I know, Padi’s is a franchise with a chain of its bar all over the country: a branch in MOA, Alabang, Baguio & many more. Now, Padi’s brings its Filipino style bar to the shores of Iloilo. I road-tested it with a couple of friends the other night.

After a heavy dinner, the group proceeded to Plazuela to get a couple of drinks. What’s funny is that the designated smoking area is inside while regular customers can drink or dine under the stars — and beside smoke belching vehicles along the road. We noticed that mostly men & old people composed the crowd. I was enjoying their laser lights for a very long time when we realized a waiter didn’t approach us after sitting for around ten minutes already. So much for a first impression.

Moving on to the menu, we were so full that we decided to order a Mindoro Sling tower (Php599) which was a few liters of a mixed drink. Their drinks vary along with the price range of Php399-699. Indeed, a good option for sharing. None of the food really caught our eye except The Usual which is simply isaw & pork barbecue of some sort.

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All in all, I really wasn’t too eager about the service nor the menu. Into the bargain, the band they hired to play sucked. It would have been better if they stuck to the DJ.

I am unsure if I would like a next visit to Padi’s Point. Perhaps when Plazuela is thriving in the future. But for now? Not likely.

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2 comments on “Padi’s Point at Plazuela de Iloilo

  1. AJ Fermin
    December 30, 2010

    their mindoro sling was disappointing. i’ve tried the original mindoro sling in puerto galera, and i must say it was the best drink i’ve had so far, and that of padi’s wasn’t even close. 😮

    • jillianisyourfriend
      December 31, 2010

      Hi Babs! Yes the one in Padi’s Iloilo tastes like orange juice. I wish they’d spiff the place up.

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