The Foodie Find Review: Ranchero in Davao City

by - May 22, 2011

Another Entry for Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2011

Perhaps the DFAT 2011 participants (including myself) are thrill-seeking diners who never get tired of crispy pig's belly and ribs.

Ranchero is a renowned baby back ribs specialty in Davao and Gensan City, with a cowboy theme. And in order for you to feel like you are in a ranch house, waiters and waitress are in cowboy attires with cowboy hats. Supah cool, right? :D

Speaking of baby back ribs, they are from the top of the rib cage between the spine and the spare ribs. Baby back ribs, as you would think, are taken from hogs, not from baby pigs and thus the meatiest part. Alongside, there is a combo of vegetables plus a savory dipping barbecue sauce gives every piece an extra of juiciness. But some diners prefer to eat baby back ribs itself.

For an even appetizing meal, Ranchero Garlic Fried Chicken added to the table. The slices come with thick butter over a bed of garlic chunks, makes the most magical sweetness and hot combination.

Not into pork or chicken? Lumpiang Hubad is just as much fun to eat. You will put filling with crushed peanuts and sauce into a fresh lettuce leaf. Lumpiang Hubad is a simplified version that uses lettuce leaves instead of lumpia wrapper.

Besides Ranchero Baby Back Ribs and garlic chicken, listed on the menus are crispy pata, Creamy Dory Sinigang sa Miso, Bagoong Rice, and a bunch of local Filipino desserts. Just try one and your experience turns into magical gastronomic experience.

Ranchero is located at 3rd floor Roof garden, Abreeza Ayala Mall and at Metro Lifestyle Complex, Jacinto corner F. Torres Avenue. For reservations, you may call them at (082) 222-0793 or


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