I love beef. Unapologetically, love love love it. So, when I learned about Rodrigo’s Roast Beef from a friend, I knew I had to eat there. Unfortunately for me, it took me a few months before I actually had a chance to drop by, but the wait was definitely worth it.
Rodrigo’s Roast Beef is a small restaurant situated atop a bank along Aguirre Ave. in BF Homes, Paranaque. If we weren’t actively looking out for the street numbers, I’m sure we would’ve missed it.
Rodrigo’s is affordable. A quarter pound of roast beef and two sides set us back by 199 pesos. Good value, really. I would’ve wanted a leaner cut of meat, but I guess that was just with my order as my mom got a substantially leaner cut. Perhaps next time, I can specify my preferences. Still, this was easily forgivable as the beef was very tender and flavorful enough by itself, but if you must have gravy (I do), you get a generous personal gravy boat of it with your meal. Perfect for slathering over your beef, but I bet it’s also wonderful slathered over rice.
I opted for creamed spinach and mashed potatoes, but knowing how insane my appetite is these days, I also asked for a helping of their steak rice. A really good decision, because their steak rice, an excellent version of fried rice dotted with roast beef bits, was a meal onto itself. Pad, who was served a cupful of white rice with garlic bits, stared longingly at my steak rice. He eventually gave in and ordered another one to share.
They also serve other dishes aside from roast beef and roast chicken. They also have all day breakfast, like their rosemary-laced tapa. Not quite your usual tapsilog, but just as delicious. I’d recommend skipping their garlic rice and asking if you can have it upgraded to their steak rice, but I’m not sure if it can be done.
Rodrigo’s Roast Beef is a great choice for hearty appetites, especially when you’re on a budget. So next time you’re in the area, be sure to look for it, because it’s definitely worth the effort to find.