Casa Verde SM Seaside Cebu is a well-known food haven by Cebuanos for their Brian’s Ribs, and I couldn’t agree more. I remember taking in that delectable dish for the first time, hunger was raging on me, yet I tried my hardest to act bashful as I wallow in for a bite. But digging deeper than that, Casa Verde actually offers more than the bestseller ribs specialty to which they excel at. Let me introduce here some of the dishes that were just as equally a stunner to my taste buds.
Just like every person with multitudes of history, Casa Verde has also inculcated a long line of history since the conception of its first branch at Ramos, Cebu. Since then until the present times, this favorite place of mine has expanded to four branches already – with the SM Seaside Cebu branch being the most recent one.
Walking in to their restaurant reminds me of the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s simply for its dainty and modern interiors. It is enlivened further by the center seating attraction with wooden tables and expansive cushioned seats good for 4-6 people. There are wooden seats and tables on either side, with an extension at the back which could easily accommodate large groups of diners.
Light, airy, and has a good view of the yellowish hues of sunset – more than the ambiance, what I love about Casa Verde is how they primarily aim for quality and satisfaction. There’s an imprint embedded on each of their servings, and that is why I myself, as a mere diner, continues to patronize the food from this place.
Casa Verde SM Seaside Cebu: Appetizers
The appetizers started off with an otherworldly creation called the Green Bites. Soft, slightly cheesy, and naturally healthy. Though it has a resemblance of a meatball, this fried ball of greens actually consists of broccoli, onions, bacon, and cheese – which is, admittedly, quite an interesting crunchy appetizer to start you off with your meal.
Left to Right: Green Bites, Southwest Eggrolls
The Southwest Egg Rolls also has greens in the form of spinach, but this time merged together with chicken, spices, black beans, and corn. Their Chicken Quesadilla has a notably salty hint, but its sauces actually make the flavors linger.
A few months ago when my friends and I visited this place, we ordered their Sampler Appetizer with no hesitation. Their buffalo wings are worth a try for its thick, flavorful sauce seasoned to tender goodness. Put together in this sampler as well are the golden fried cheese and cheese potato skims sided with bleu cheese, sour cream, and marinara sauce for its dips.
By the time the appetizers were done and the meal has just started, I was already full. Another good thing to note in Casa Verde is how their giant servings could settle for two people. Even a student on a budget could learn to love the perks of dining in this restaurant – I’d been there and I totally do not regret that.
Casa Verde SM Seaside Cebu: Sandwiches
Because Mighty Ton Burger is already one with Brian’s Ribs for its fame, we deviated from it and hooked up instead with another popular and sumptuous choice. The Count of Monte Cristo Sandwich, a name derived from a book our National Hero favored, is a messy pile of ham, two types of cheese, and turkey finished with a batter and fried to golden perfection. The side dip, which is raspberry jam, may seem a little off-putting at first, but its sweet taste gives a plethora of complement to the sandwich.
Casa Verde SM Seaside Cebu: Main Course
Again, we deviated to another sumptuous choice aside from the Brian’s Ribs for a piece of protein from meat for we had the Surf ‘n Turf. Quality is even more prominent as its rib eye steak is a USDA choice. The charbroiled steak comes with vegetable medley and fried prawns on its side.
A personal favorite is the Raffitas, a dish that ought of be wrapped in a tortilla with a simultaneous mix of fajita vegetables, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and sour cream. Additionally, there is beef and chicken (throw in both to get an oozing mouthful of flavors) included to complete this combo of nutritious veggies and meat.
Casa Verde SM Seaside Cebu: Pasta
To indulge more of irresistible carbs, we opted to try the Southwest Pasta and Seafood Carbonara. Though at that moment, our appetite has apparently reduced because our tummies just can’t fathom what it’s digesting any further.
Left to Right: Seafood Carbonara, Southwest Pasta
Southwest Pasta is a must-try for its unique flavor bursting through the penne pasta, its sauce, and vegetable ingredients with honey butter on the side.
Casa Verde SM Seaside Cebu: Drinks
They have coolers and fruit shakes in huge varieties that we took in a different flavor for each one of us. I’m definitely comforted whenever I see strawberry drinks, and much more with its shake assortment.
Left to Right: Jon’s Mix, Strawberry Shake, Four Seasons Juice
Once more, Casa Verde SM Seaside Cebu has wooed my foodie spirit once again by satiating our stomachs with good interesting sorts of palates. I’ve continued to be a fan of this enticingly gastronomic stop, and more so, many dining opportunities will happen in the future.
Casa Verde has branches in Cebu in the following areas: IT Park, Ramos, Ayala Center Cebu, and SM Seaside City Cebu.
Casa Verde SM Seaside Cebu
3rd Level, Sky Park, SM Seaside City