Dined with the family at the new Army Navy Burgers and Burritos at SM tonight. The place was busy all night with a continuous line of customers. Sorely short on seating although we did get lucky and snapped up a table as another group was leaving. The order line took about 10 minutes. After ordering it was another 15 minutes until the food was ready for pickup. I had the Steak Burrito, Crispy Tacos, Tortilla Chips, Queso Cheese Dip, Libertea, and Coke in Can. Total cost for the meal was 705 pesos.
Worth the wait?? Well, let's just say I am not immediately won over by this particular meal, but I did think of a mix of sides and alternate menu choices that will probably encourage a second visit.
The Steak Burrito was made of some very gristly type of meat and almost near inedible, and laced with indescribable spices or artificial flavoring that seemed just a bit odd for this burrito. The Crispy Tacos were generic and tasted exactly like the tacos I make at home (actually, I think mine are better). The Tortilla Chips were stale, greasy and flavorless, maybe cooked sometime during early morning prep, and the Queso Cheese Dip was that Velvetta-like gunk you get from the jar. Libertea is their version of iced tea flavored with a fruity accent, mango maybe.
If I go back, and I'm sure to go, I will have a Chicken and/or Vegetarian Burrito with sides of Salsa and Guacamole. I also want to give the Starving Sailor sandwich a chance, sans the queso cheese sauce. Included on the to-do list are the burgers and the quesadillas as they appeared to be quite tasty and popular with the crowd.
Overall I wasn't floored by this restaurant, but I also did not expect to be, however I do want to give another chance just to check out the above highlighted items. Anyone a little squeamish about food handling and sanitation standards in Angeles City will appreciate that this establishment offers an open kitchen and you can watch as your food is prepared to order.