When CaliBurger opened in the Philippines few months ago, foodies went crazy creating a hype that got me curious. Add to that, every good looking photo of their burgers and fries that I see on Instagram on a daily basis. But aside from that, I have also heard not so good reviews about this burger joint. Since I got to try it today, I now know that it’s just all hype.
I have thought of my food carefully. I didn’t want the Double Burger because I wanted to equally enjoy the fries. So, I ordered Combo B (P325): that’s a cheeseburger with fries and soda. Then I upgraded it to Wild Fries for an additional P100. Yes, that is P425 for this meal for 1 person.
But maybe the price gets justified, I thought to myself, if it tastes really good. So I took the first bite of the burger and I went “okay” in my head. Then another bite hoping it would taste better. But sadly, I was able to finish it without the “wow” factor I was hoping for. Beef patty is juicy but a bit bland. It lacks sauce but I like how everything in it looked fresh.
The Wild Fries is good, on the other hand. It’s not on the displayed menu though, so you need to request for it. I also like how it is topped with cheese and their special Cali Sauce. The fries to cheese / sauce proportion is kinda off though. And I think it’s pricy that you need to add P100 for it. Actually, I think the whole meal is pricy (and I have broad uderstanding of pricy and acceptable when it comes to food).
So, the verdict? Will I go back again? Yes, but only if it’s free haha Kidding aside, I am not closing my doors. I can consider trying it again maybe when they have new items on their menu and if they will lower their price a little That’s a burger meal for almost P500. And I think I can get the same or maybe a better burger in other joints for less than that price. I don’t know, let’s just say that I have a CaliBurger in my hand and I am thinking about Wendy’s Bacon Cheeseburger in pretzel bun. What’s wrong with me??
Ambience: 4/5 nice, vibrant interiors
Wifi: Yes but limited access
4th Floor Century City Mall
Kalayaan Ave. Makati City
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