We arrived a few minutes before lunchtime at SM MOA on June 17, Father’s day (a sunday). Bad idea, as the mall was packed with families also celebrating Father’s day. Almost all the restaurants had long queues and we had to walk around the mall to find a place to eat. Happily, we found The Cafe Mediterranean with barely any customers, so we went in and I was irked when I realized the waiter was ignoring us as he was busy chatting with the cashier. It took him a couple of minutes to lead us to our seats.
My wife was craving for shawarma so we ordered the closest thing that they have; Gyro (pronouned as yeeh-ro). It took the restaurant, with barely any customers, 50+ minutes to serve the Chicken Gyros and another 15 minutes for the Beef Gyros. We believe our order was forgotten because after we followed up for the second time, the waiter came back to our table and double-checked our orders.
Chicken Gyro Php 90.00 (regular pita bread)
Bland chicken that fills up less than half the actual gyro with semi-stale pita bread. Gyros are cone-shaped so you can imagine how little meat is inside. The Chicken Gyro tasted so bad, my wife didn’t even finish it.
Beef Gyro Php 115.00 (regular pita bread)
Dry, funny-tasting beef, in a crumpled and hastily prepared pita bread. Such a sad waste of meat on poor food preparation skills.
The lack of customers during a holiday was already an obvious warning that says: “DO NOT EAT HERE”. We regret going to this place, the food is so bad, even I can prepare a better tasting Gyro at home. To wait for almost an hour for such bad tasting food is adding insult to injury, they also charge a whooping 10% service charge. Ridiculous as the service was non-existent, we had to follow up our food more than 4 times. Such a poor excuse for a restaurant, we will NEVER EAT HERE again.