Movie-watching and food trip at the new Mercato Centrale Makati

Apr 15, 2015
Enjoy a sumptuous meal through a picnic-inspired market at the heart of Makati.

Good food, beer, music, and movie are definitely a combo that does not get old.

But how about having it outdoors at the heart of the Makati Central Business District?

Yes, you read it right, you can now picnic al fresco on isaw, crispy crablets dipped in spicy vinegar, and Cebu boneless lechon at Dolphin Park in Ayala Center.

Mercato Centrale recently opened its newest food hangout in Glorietta 4, Dolphin Park. It is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 4pm to 3am.

As of today, there are four active Mercato markets found in Makati, Bonifacio Global City, Eastwood, and Tagaytay

“Mercato Centrale Makati is the first outdoor picnic-inspired market,” says Vanessa Pastor-Ledesma, co-founder of Mercato Centrale.

She adds, “This is the first picnic-inspired market in the heart of Makati Central Business District and we’re very happy that Ayala malls, in partnership with Mercato Centrale, was able to launch this first market, in their very renowned Dolphin Park, right in front of the main entrance of Glorietta 4 and Ascott and InterCon [Hotel].

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Apart from its picnic-inspired theme, what sets this market unique is its ambiance. Unlike their other markets here in Mercato Centrale Makati you can eat on mats just like a real picnic, listen to good music and even jam on stage and watch a movie.

Free movies are played on Thursdays and Fridays, which you can enjoy while munching on your favorite food.

Here are five of the best dishes you can try in Mercato Centrale Makati.

1. Crablets (P50/cup)

Craving for something fried and tasty? Then this is definitely a must-try! Fried crablets dip in spicy vinegar is really worth the calorie. You can choose other fried bites such as shrimp, chicken skin, calamari and tawilis.

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4. JUANA BOWL: U.S. Rib-Eye Steak and Norwegian Pink Salmon (P190)

Enjoy a steakhouse-quality 220-gram serving of prime beef for only P190.

5. Cuisiners (P40/stick or P50 Pork BBQ with rice)


Take your love for grilled food to another level by trying out Cuisiniers barbecue.

No need for fancy vinegar dip for it is well marinated, just a cup of rice, yummy.

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