Most of the foodies in Metro Manila know that Maginhawa Street is a go-to place for those looking for affordable holes-in-the-wall. There’s a new place in Teachers Village where people are raving about – The Zone in Malingap Street. The Zone is a compound made up of a number of medium scale restaurants.
The Backyard Reservoir, where I was invited for an event, can be found at The Zone. I arrived late at the venue since I came from another event. It was a good thing I found The Zone’s striking yellow signage easily. When I arrived, people were already busy chattering while eating in different restaurants. I walked toward the right corner where The Backyard Reservoir is located.
The Backyard Reservoir opened last Valentine’s Day. It is owned by Sir Mark and Sir Tertius Latonio who have been friends for a very long time. My photos are limited, because the bloggers were almost finished when I arrived. So, I would only mention the food that I highly recommend.
I like how their Curly Fries (P 65) were cooked ,because it is not like the usual fries we eat at fast food chains. I like the El Pago (P 230) the best. The dish is named after their cook.
The sandwich that I adored the most is their Pastrami (P 150) as it has an exemplary taste. The flavor is unrivaled! Meanwhile, I really enjoyed their Spicy Marinara (P 145). I find their pasta offerings ordinary though.
The place has a hippie vibe to it as there are artworks on the walls, a handwritten menu on a chalkboard, and dim lighting. On the contrary, I’m not telling that this is a hippie restaurant as their theme is Italian. The Backyard Reservoir can accommodate up to 20-25 persons only (for now, at least). The price is very affordable and their serving is humungous. The owners are accommodating, too. When it comes to the taste, I like their food but they need to improve their pasta dishes more.
The Backyard Reservoir
33A Malingap Street, Teachers Village Quezon City
+63 915 973 3432
+63 927 277 1588