52nd State (Jupiter)
Just along the Jupiter strip, you'll find this Filipino American Restaurant called 52nd State. The restaurant looked like a Friday night gimik spot though it is also just right for lunch out with friends or officemates. The place is beside the parking lot of New Solid Building and you'll need to go one up to find the restaurant.
I tried this place a couple of times already with my officemates. The restaurant offers a pretty good bundle of set meals with unlimited Iced Tea for less than P200.00, though the offer is only good during lunch time. Expect a bit of a crowd during lunch so be a bit early.
The first one that I've tried with 52nd State was their Pork Binagoongan. The serving size is pretty good and as I said, it comes with unlimited Iced Tea. The meat is tender and tasty while I think the sauce is a bit too salty, though spreading the sauce on top of your rice will do justice. This one is masarap with just a bit of reservation due the saltiness but recommendable.
I also tried their Roast Beef which is also available in their lunch menu. The serving is also really good for this one and I actually think you can share this. The beef is tender when I tried it out and the sauce is just right, not to salty and not too creamy. This one is masarap especially with rice.
The Pork Barbecue Spareribs comes in a sweet and mildly flavored sauce which is also good. The pork is tender and serving is also good for about two person. Oh and yes, I consider this one masarap.
I forgot to take photos of the first three for reasons I didn't remember. :(
They also serve Beef Pochero which is not always available. I remember that it was only available on my 3rd visit to the restaurant so I decided to have one. The beef chunk is tender though I find the sauce a bit bland for a pochero. Pretty good serving size also. Not masarap for me.
The Crackling Bagnet is really crackling because it is crispy. Tastes good but I think this will be good with a serving of special vinegar. Serving is pretty much okay and yes, masarap with a bit of reservation with the Mang Tomas sauce.
The Beef Tadyang is good, though I think the meat could have been more tender. The serving would be good for one with a little extra rice on the side just in case you need it. Well yeah, it is masarap but I had a reservation with the beef being a bit chewy.
For the final dish, I tried their version of Sisig. This one is not crispy but it is chewy, nevertheless, I find this sisig good. The serving is perfect for two and it is also perfect for a bottle of beer. Masarap for pulutan or with rice.
Overall, the place is good for lunch or even a drinking night out with some friends. Pricing is within the average and serving is pretty much generous. The restaurant is okay though it is a bit small inside. The place is an easy pick for a quick lunch for me and my officemates. Personal rating for the restaurant would be a 4 out of 5.
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