Be Enchanted in Maginhawa St. at Gayuma ni Maria
My vist to this place came as an accident. I was invited to design the soon to be opened establishment next door, and the name Gayuma ni Maria caught my attention. Initially, I have no clue on what the place offers. I thought, they were selling the same items you would normally find beside Quiapo Church. I checked online and found out that it was actually a restaurant.
After my errands next door, I made sure to try the place out.
The interiors were eclectic with mis matched curtains, vintage accents and furniture. The dining area reminds me of a Diner with a bohemian vibe. An Al Fresco Area is located at the Veranda.
According to reviews, its their desserts that draws the crowd, but I'm not really craving for something sweet that afternoon. Instead, we tried out their pasta. The menu items were creatively named after phrases that reminds you of love or the lack of it. I tried the "No Boyfriend Since Birth" Pasta. It's actually spaghetti in pesto and cheese sauce and mussels.
My friend had the "Hotsie" which is a spicy spaghetti pasta, in a tomato based sauce with shrimps.
While waiting for our meals to arrive, I have taken the opportunity to inspect the small corner of the restaurants were naughty/sexy items are being sold including love potions.
The food was good, although it failed to enchant me. Maybe we should have had their dessert, but I'm reserving that for another cafe in the same vicinity.
Overall, I would recommend the place especially to those recovering from a lost relationship or those that are looking for that special someone. The comforting ambiance and the humour it offers is enough to uplift the spirit.
|My "No Boyfriend Since Birth" Pasta|
Pasted on the wall are the ingredients to a love potion that supposed to let you obtain love from a specific person. Who knows, this might just work!
Rating: 3 spoons (Satisfactory)
- Taste: 3 spoons
- Price: 2 spoons
- Interiors: 3 spoons
- Concept: 4 spoons
- Service: 3 spoons
1 Spoon = Poor, 2 Spoons = Fair, 3 Spoons = Satisfactory, 4 Spoons = Very Good, 5 Spoons = Excellent