Barbecue fans in Marikina don’t have to travel outside city limits to get some of the finest varieties of low and slow meats in this land. From Cubano sandwiches to platters full of ribs, there is no reason for you to be dining on dry, overly-priced, and pale imitators.
Brad and Pit’s Ribshack‘s Tropical Ribs are given just the right treatment—the pineapple juice-marinated meat gives way to meat that is super succulent and fully flavorful. But it’s the Original Rib Mountain that has folks coming from far and wide. These ribs are near-perfect—juicy, pull-apart tender, with subtle smokiness that doesn’t overwhelm the tangy spice rub.
I have to admit I was skeptical that a tiny spot on Lilac Street could deliver memorable barbecue, but I ate my words with bite after bite of impressively smoky, truly tender, low-and-slow meats. If you’re still hungry after the main event, Grilled Tuna Belly and Spaghetti Pomodoro should round things out.
While some BBQ joints may pass off appetizers as an afterthought, Brad and Pit’s Ribshack‘s accompaniments are almost as good as the meat, from their stellar Mount Nachos, to satisfying Taco Sticks and their excellent Caribbean Wings—It’s all enough to draw people during the day for lunch or even later on for dinner.
Don’t just go for the food though; The atmosphere is always inviting and lively and, the food aside, it’s just a nice place to grab a few friends, snag a table and enjoy a few beers or cocktails.
With so many fine options on the menu, it’s pretty clear that owners Bradley Pineda and Chef Pitol Buzuela (Brad & Pit) know what they are doing. Brad and Pit’s Ribshack is a surefire bet for out-of-towners and a worthwhile rite of passage for every Marikeño.