“The family that works in the food business together, makes a great restaurant forever”. This holds true for this closely-knit family that decided to open their own restaurant in the midst of the pandemic in December 2020.
by Mona Lagbas
Taking the opportunity of a great spot opening, Isa Bel and her brood established Tia Maria’s Restaurant, which was inspired by their love for cooking and of course, partaking of superb Filipino food. Tia Maria’s restaurant has a cozy vintage ambience and delectable Pinoy dishes which are exceptional culinary masterpieces.
Tia Mari’s Resto offers dining bundles good for five persons. The bundle is a complete set of 2 viands, soup, pancit, rice, a pitcher of juice and the all-time Filipino favorites, Lechon Kawali and Bulalo. Tia Maria’s Resto also serves Krispy Beef Tadyang and Pork Igado. Try their sizzling kare-kare, sizzling puchero, balbacua, kalderetang kambing, krispy kangkong, piniritong lumpi gulay, krispy crablets,kinilaw, sizzling pork sisig, sizzling chorizo sisig, sizzling isda sisig, chicharron bulaklak, eggtacy, dinuguan, sinigang na hipon, tinolang pompano, halaan, sinigang or nilagang tiyan ng baboy, ginisang puso ng saging, ginataang langka, kare-kareng gulay, bihon guisadong gulay, bam-I, sizzling tokwa sisig, binagoongang baboy s agata, chorizo pudpud, humba ala Tia Maria, krispy pata, dinakdakan, chicken Bicol, fried chicken ala Tia Maria, linasing na hipon, ginisang pusit sa bawang, inadobong pusit, pompano kardilyo, adobong tuna buntot, asadong tiyan ng bangus, sizzling savory squid, calamares, Adam’s special pompano, grassy grilled chicken, mad pork BBQ, smokesman pork belly, chicken inasal, premium ribeye steak, slammin’ salmon belly, fried isaw, grilled chicken skin and some “not too familiar” dishes which await your discovery as these are favorites which are the inspiration of the founding family.
Desserts include delightful buko halo, halo-halo, minatamis na saging, turon de crema, buko pandan and mango tapioca.
Tia Maria’s restaurant is located at La Piazza Uptown Park, near the first gate of Xavier Heights Subdivision in Upper Balulang, CdO, and has a branch at Korum, in Ignatius Enclave, Purok 6 at Block 8, Lot 14, South Diversion Road, Upper Balulang, CdO.
For deliveries, catering and reservations, call 09177026754.
Tia Maria’s restaurant, with its main branch just across Corpus Christi School, has a massive al fresco dining area ideal for group gatherings and special events. Tia Maria’s resto in La Piazza opens daily fromj11 am till 9pm while their Korum branch accommodates patrons Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3pm to 10pm and Friday to Sunday from 11 am till 10pm.
So, for authentic and unique Pinoy food, make it Tia Maria’s Restaurant!