It’s been a while since AJ and I last ate at Mr. Jones. We super love this restaurant which serves a mix of Filipino, Italian and American dishes in a 50’s diner-style ambiance. The last time we went there it was closed due to some renovation.
Our favorite there was the Tapa Overload (featured previously in my blog) and I was craving for one last Sunday so we headed to Mr. Jones (after hearing mass at the Greenbelt chapel) to see if it has re-opened.
Thankfully it was back and in a bigger space! I really missed this playfully decorated restaurant! The details are amazing, kids-friendly and you won’t mind waiting for your orders with the many activities you can do with their “play things” inside.
Like this backgammon board game which I observed the kids really like…
They also have these big glass jars filled with bouncing balls, Rubik’s cubes and plastic neon spring bounce:
The place was very colorful, and doesn’t look a bit disorganized or crowded at all even with the many decorative and functional stuff inside:
The new menu card was also inspired by a 50’s diner theme:
Now you might think we ordered for the usual Tapa Overload but after seeing new dishes in the menu, we decided to try some of them.
The best-selling Tapa Overload has been expanded to include other choices like Chicken Tocino, Homemade Sausage Patty, Longganisa, Glazed Pineapple Spam and Corned Beef with Fried Potatoes. AJ chose the Chicken Tocino (P295.00) – which came with 2 eggs, garlic rice, slices of fresh orange, atchara and spicy vinegar – a true “overload” dish:
The chicken tocino was good, but not as good as Mr. Jones’ famous U.S. Ribcap Tapa:
We also discovered that Mr. Jones has the best and most generous Seafood “Cioppino” Linguini (P425.00). I highly recommend this dish!
Sauteed seafood in a lightly spicy roasted tomato sauce, fresh lemon and parsley on top of linguine, this pasta dish did not scrimp on seafood and has a rich flavor in creamy texture that you will love and definitely go back to.
For our drinks, we shared in this tropical fruit punch shake that was too sweet for my taste that I have to add water to reduce its sweetness:
Mr. Jones is located at Greenbelt 5 and is now one of the more popular restaurant in the area – evidenced by the number of people that still wait outside, even if they have already expanded their space =)