La Maripili will keep you coming back—and not just for their churros
They have an absolutely delicious new menu.
G/F Alabang Town Center Corporate Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Monday to Friday) and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Saturday to Sunday)
(SPOT.ph) La Maripili has only been open for less than a year, but its kitchen is already churning out new (and Instagram-worthy) dishes. Don’t worry, though, its unapologetically indulgent churros con chocolate and other best-sellers are still part of the menu. In fact, you can satiate your cravings for the Spanish classic treat along with the restaurant’s new additions as it now comes in a set with grilled sandwich and side salad!
“Our churros con chocolate is exactly what you get in Spain. No more, no less. We also have crepes and toasts. But we really want to give other food options to those who want to have more than just snacks—like for a quick lunch or dinner—so we asked help from a Spanish chef to come up with this menu,” said the owner, Elena Balaguer.
An assortment of delicious sandwiches and salads have been added to La Maripili’s menu for P290/set. The serving is generous but nothing too filling as it’s meant to be quick grub—or not. Because really, the interiors are so cozy you’d probably want to stay a while especially during a sunny day with strips of sunlight coming in through the window.
Ham and Egg Sandwich, Cheese and Honey Salad
There’s a lot to love about eggs and we can say the same about La Maripili’s Ham and Egg Sandwich with Farmer’s ham, cheese, pan fried egg, and special sauce. While this is a classic, the perfectly melted cheese and the runny yolk gushing forth as soon as you cut or bite into it definitely add an extra burst of flavor. Balance the taste and pair this with the Cheese and Honey Salad, which comes with a light vinaigrette.
Bacon Sandwich, Fruit Salad
If your taste buds are looking for a refreshing and zesty taste, try the Fruit Salad with lettuce, carrots, baked tomatoes, apples, and oranges with mango vinaigrette—easily something that will remind you of a tropical retreat. Pair this with the grilled Bacon Sandwich with cheese, barbecue sauce, and sweet caramelized onions and you're good to go.
Sample their Chorizo Sandwich with baked tomatoes, cheese, and pan fried eggs, the perfect choice if you want to have something more filling and flavorsome. You can also opt for the Frankfurt Sandwich which has caramelized onions, cheese, ketchup, and mustard. Another must-try with a great flavor kick is the Chicken Sandwich.
Pair it with Caesar Salad which you can enjoy with croutons as garnish. If you ever end up wanting more croutons in your salad, it’s because La Maripili has a French man baking their breads.
There’s also the Vegetable Salad with all the goodness of fresh and colorful vegetables—lettuce base, carrots, baked tomatoes, green beans, and roasted eggplants.
The set already comes with churros and a cup of rich hot chocolate but you know what they say, always leave room for dessert! Our favorite would be the Mucho Mango (P390) with crème brulee, real mango chunks, whipped cream, and mango syrup. It’s perfect to cleanse your palate and if you haven’t tried it, it’ll most definitely become your new favorite.
Photos by Ian Santos