7.24.2017

The new Cafe del Prado

Being the oldest existing hotel in Iloilo, Hotel del Rio in Molo has always been one of the favored destinations for relaxation and dining in the city. It's cafe situated beside the main lobby and check-in counter is Cafe del Prado. It has always been filled with customers who are have their own agenda like meetings, work on their laptops, conversations of all sorts and of course, most importantly dining and having coffee. Some of their regular patrons are businessmen, politicians and other notable Ilonggos.

The interior design by Claudine Yao-Diez is modern with touches of wooden fixtures, indoor greens, mirrors and Spanish Matsuka tiles. The lighting and over-all ambiance is ideal for the cafe's new look.
Famed Chef, Miner del Mundo added new items to their menu. Here are some of their must-try dishes:
In a separate food tasting after their grand opening, we first had salads, the Mushroom and Quinoa Salad was so pleasing to the palate. The taste was so unique that I instantly fell in love with it.

 
Every time I order a bowl of salad I usually go for the one with some slices of apples. This one has apples and grapes too, a perfect pair for the fresh greens!
This one is not bad too, in fact it's pretty interesting - Mediterranean salad.
We also had Chorizo Potato soup. Tasted good, something else for the hearty soup!
For appetizers, don't miss this Angus Salpicao! It's really good, the beef was perfectly stewed and seasoned.
One of the main course served was the Lengua con cetas.
But we also had another Ox tongue! A special request by Ms. Jane which was agreed by everyone - the original old-style recipe of their lengua.

US Ribeye steak

Camaron con jamon - prawns wrapped in bacon and fried to perfection! Lovely!

Pasta Nero

Royal Pork Ribs. Golly, can you see how the rack looks really perfect and the meat was just marinated and cooked to heaven's delight!

Paella Marinara
Scampi Pomodoro

A slice of Ube Brazos for dessert!



w/ Zedrick Seneres

w/ sir Jojo Ang and Vice Mayor Joe III Espinosa

w/ Zedrick Seneres, Joeboy Agriam, Jane Javellana, Jojo Ang, John Castigador and moi.
CAFE DEL PRADO
6:30am to 12:00 midnight
Hotel Del Rio
Molo, Iloilo City
For reservations and inquiries, call (033) 335-1171-74.