PRICE RANGE: Php 180-600
ADDRESS: 8 Missouri Street, Greenhills, San Juan City
Monday- Sunday 11am-11pm
The restaurant’s very spacious and there’s rarely any waiting line. They have a washing area for when you finish peeling your shrimps, crabs and/or mussels. The restroom is outside but not very far. There is a limited amount of pay parking at the basement and right outside the establishment but if it’s full, you can just park at Greenhills and walk over behind Gloria Maris Greenhills, near the back of Greenhills Promenade.
Their staff is kind but limited. When we were there, there was only one man who was managing the floor and there were only two tables that were occupied so I didn’t think it was a problem that they only had one person. We were warmly welcomed and were asked to choose where we wanted to sit. As time passed however, we became frustrated. We constantly needed to look for the man because he was nowhere in sight. I had to get up from my seat twice. Once to look for him to refill our glasses of water, the second time to ask for the bill. Dining at a restaurant, anyone shouldn’t have had this experience.
One of our orders was the Asian SB Beef Stew. It was good but nothing out of the ordinary. It looked like curry. The beef was a bit chewy but the sauce saved the dish. It’s nice and gives a bit of a homey vibe.Here comes the good part! The service was dreadful but I would definitely come back but because of one thing and one thing only; Mardi Gras Shrimp by the Pound.
It’s a whole bag of plastic containing the love of my life, a pound of shrimp with their drool-worthy Mardi Gras sauce! The shrimp is covered and mixed with ground pork also known in our country as “giniling“. It’s not very spicy but I’d say it has just the right kick. This is perfection partnered with steamed rice. As I always say to my sister regarding this dish, “Sauce palang ulam na!” which means even without the shrimp, I can eat this with cup-fulls of rice and still I’d enjoy the heck out of it. There were three of us and I only ate two shrimps but I confess I drank up all that succulent orange madness. It’s the epitome of good food. This dish makes Shrimp Bucket stand out. I’d say it’s the Queen dish of seafood restaurants – nothing compares.
If you’re allergic to shrimp, there are other ways you can enjoy Mardi Gras. You can order it as the sauce for your crab or mussels. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this one. 😉 They have other foods that you might want to try out. Their menu is down below. Enjoy!