December 23, 2015


My husband and I grew up eating street food like chicken feet, isaw and kwek-kwek, to name a few. We wanted our kids to experience eating street food so we headed at Lime, situated in San Rafael St., Mandaluyong City, just a few blocks away from Mandaluyong City Hall.

Although established in 2007, it was our first time to dine at Lime. Not that we do not know the place. We actually live near Lime and know how famous the place as it was featured in television shows, magazines, newspapers and blogs. I have probably been too busy and taken for granted the fact that Lime is near my place so it took this long to experience what Lime has to offer.

A little side story before anything else. We were supposed to buy the lot where Lime is located back in 2004 but the owners decided to keep it until Chef Arch decided to transform the place into restaurant called Lime 88.

As we wait for the food to be served, we used the spare time to take photos of the place. It's literally homey at Lime since it's a house-turned-into-resto. 

Airconditioned room for private events

We were privileged to meet one of the four owners, Mr. Vinz Juanta. We had a great time talking not just about Lime and its food; we also talked about their advocacy to help the less fortunate, their wonderful staff and more.

Lime started out in 2007 as Lime 88, with Vinz, Chef Arch, the culinary mastermind behind the well-loved menu, and two other friends Ian and Eugene. Eventually they dropped the 88 and became a popular place for people - friends and families alike, to chill and hangout.  Lime has its fair share of the limelight as they are visited by celebrities, basketball stars, and even chefs!

Brace yourself and salivate for a display of some street food, served sosyal na sosyal, that we tried at Lime.

The Assorted Streetstyle BBQ Platter provides the ultimate street food experience. 
Served sosyal na sosyal with peanut butter sauce in a martini glass. 

Balut in Curry Sauce for appetizers is a must try if you like curry. We super like this!

Chicharong Bulaklak Pizza

Creamy Garlic Tuyo Pasta with Toast on the sides

With all the good food we ate, di nagpahuli ang Ice Crumble! 

I'm not a fan of chocolates but I enjoyed Lime's cakes! It's a must try because it tastes really good. Lime's cakes are supplied by the same cake supplier of Momo's and other known coffee shops.

Flourless Chocolate Chocnut Cake

Salted Caramel Cake

My verdict: I must say that Lime is one of Mandaluyong's treasure trove of great food. It's my kids first time to eat isaw, bituka, paa ng manok, and they surely liked the taste. They also said that the place is cool. I actually wanted to go the airconditioned room but Julia insited, "let's stay here, mom. It's so cool. Plus we get to see the stars above."  

Isaw Princess

Paa ng Manok Prince

Ice Crumble Monster

Thanks Vinz and the rest of Lime for having us!  

If you're looking for a unique Filipino dining experience, street food with culinary twists, al fresco style, affordable, and most importantly well-prepared (clean) then Chef Arch's Lime restaurant is the place to go. 

Address: 160 San Rafael Street, Plainview, Mandaluyong City
Phone: 02 7755428

Serves Filipino cuisine with a twist. 
Opening hours: 6 PM to 2 AM
Al fresco/Air Conditioned
Open for Private function 

Price range 300-500/head
No Home Delivery
Seating Available
Full Bar Available
Outdoor Seating
Cash only

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