Surfin Ribs ••• To glut the appetite

Topmost, I'd like to thank my friend Steve (Hooooo steveeeyyy!!)  for the treat, Man! Sorry for insulting you sometimes,.  expect, I won't do those things again. :P

I've been meaning to visit (again) Surfin Ribs to do a review about the place, but a hungry and super duper poor foodie can't execute her mission (thanks Steve for coming my way). The Surfin Ribs, in Escario opened mid last year (the spot where Flame it used to be) and I was able to try a month after their grand opening to celebrate a close friend 's natal day and came back last December for another adventure with some friends. But still, no pictures were taken and no job to do. Maybe because 1. I was kind of disappointed about the service of the place, and 2. tho the food was good, we ended up not enjoying it because the place was packed with people and it got really humid inside cause they didn't have an AC. 

The place: 

I ended seeing myself in Surfin Ribs Paseo Arcenas branch in Banawa, which was a total opposite from the Escario branch. Two story shop with amazing, amiable and very friendly crews. We all settled (17 heads all in all) upstairs and actually occupied the whole second floor. (Just in case you wondered how Surfin ribs accommodated noisy and joking kids like us, you better ask them!) 

Outside,  egzotiteddd to Surf with the Ribs! 

What the! 

The place was hippy and bright, the wash area was decorated with cute signage's that were really eye catching, washing your hands while reading is much expected. The radiant orange color seems to dominate the place and the couch was so damn cool, gosh I love couches! Tho, their chairs didn't have a backrest, (and that sounds uncomfortable if you stay too long) I still enjoyed my food that much.

The food:

We started off with the Shrimps platter, the presentation was simple yet I came here for the flavor (and for the treat too!). The garlicky and buttery flavor twisted my tongue around; I thought they were spicy like the Shrimps I've been dreaming from a TV show I watched a month ago, but no. The Shrimps from Surfin Ribs was a sure hitting ball to your bellies just like The Claw served in a bucket, Oh foodies, you could have seen my face nibbling the two dishes, having the shrimps and the claw (I love saying "the claw" with a lil sarcastic+funny like a boss accent) will surely make you put the spoon and fork off and get your hands in the battle.

Shrimps platter

Skinning the Shrimp and getting the crab meat out from the shell (they provided a cracker for "The claw" which I classified out like a pair of pliers) with all the sauces dripping was the most enjoyable part. This is a place where to get the real mess, don't ya worry they provide you bibs (real bibs! just like babies!) like this one! (Pardon our faces, too excited for the food) to protect your clothes from getting stained

Friend Jillian, Friend Natasha and author! 

The Chili wings were tasty as it looks, it's deep fried wings coated with some sweet and spicy and hot sauce. Admirably, the spiciness and the sweetness was well balanced and the hot attack was pleasant and not the "it's sooooo daaaammmnnn hooootttttt!" but "yeah crispy, and yummy!" a blue cheese dip stands as a great company to the dish, but I even without the dip, I liked how simple and delectable it was.

We had the Pete's ribs too! (That is stupid going to Surfin Ribs and forget about their ribs, MAAAN! it’s their specialty!!) You can choose from a spicy or original and you can pair it with mashed potatoes too!

Sorry for the pictures, was I that excited for the food that I din't care about my pictures? Damn -_- (Improve !improve! improve!) I needed my best friend right here for the pictures; she had those "photography skills" I lack. Oh well, There's room for improvement tho (if only I had a DSLR they could have been better) 

So the ribs, obviously occupied almost half of the plate, its massive man! massive (I was thinking of a more intense word than huge, so reprieve the "massive") the sauce suited my preference; this was the adverse of the ones from Duz grill, the sauce from Surfin ribs was the sweet BBQ and a lil tangy one. The sauce was thick and the meat was tender and succulent. Oh boy, I could like finish the whole thing!

Friend #3 's pic

Last dish served to us was the Crispy Pata, I've tasted the best crispy pata in Cebu from Alejandro's nothing beats Alejandro's tho the ones from Surfin ribs were tender too! I loved the suppleness and the crispiness of the skin, the serving was ample too! Now I'm craving for one from Alejandro's to compare and contrast it with the ones from Surfin Ribs, It's been a long time since I had you Alejandro! :) 

So you might be wondering how much my friend Steveyyy spent to feed 17 bellies (including himself, and me who had 10x a normal girl 's appetite) naaaaahhh, let's keep that a secret, he doens't want other people to know Hahaha. I wanna go back for their "Pulutuan" platter laid with a bucket of beer, hopefully soon baby! :)


For a happy belly: 
"Pete's ribs"- P 169.00 (w/ rice) P 179.00 (w/ mashed potatoes) 
"The Claw"- P 120.00
"Shrimps platter"- P 159.00
"Crispy Pata"- P 269.00
'Chili Wings"- P 135.00

Surfin Ribs
Barbecue restaurant
Paseo Arcenas, Banawa Cebu city (near Convergy's) 

Open every single day,
lunch-- 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
dinner-- 5:00pm- 12:00am 

Cash √
Credit card √
Take outs √
Good for groups √
Parking √
Very friendly staffs √

For reservations 

0906-399-6613 or 032- 239-6131

Like them on Facebook! 

See that great crowd? All hungry waiting for the ordersss! :)

Foodie, Foodie friend #1 and foodie friend #2

to Steve, Jorgiee, Natasha, Jillian, Art, Carl, Rick, Trixiee, Jods, Lica, Dian, Claster, Rhaisa, Hannah, Leah and Kristel! Love you guys! :) 


  1. Replies
    1. They're the best! Grabeee, nag crave nasad ko karon :( Thanks for droppin by Mustachiooo! :)

    2. Wala gyapon ko ka try aning claws :( Inig adto nako, out of stock. Imo siguro gihurot.

    3. Hahaha gimingaw nasad bitaw ko atoo, darn ga crave nu'un ko krn Mustachiooo :( Kaw mangud gi pahinumdum ko nimo. Hahaha

  2. its almost midnight where I am and this is making me want to have a 2nd dinner lol. Congratulations on your nomination! :)

    1. Hi Jo-Ann, thanks you sooooo muccchhh :) wish me a lot of luck :)


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