Midas Café Buffet at Midas Hotel and Casino: Your Money’s Worth

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Midas Café, located at the second level of Midas Hotel and Casino along Roxas Blvd., is gaining some traction in the hotel buffet scene; thanks to the lower rate offered by a discount site. I’ve read a lot of positive reviews about Midas Café’s buffet and wanted to experience it myself.

Be Informed

Midas Café buffet rate:
Php 1930 (regular)
Php 849 (discounted through Metrodeal)

Midas Café buffet schedule:
Lunch – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner – 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

There is a notice at the front desk encouraging guests to wear business attire or smart casual. So if you’re into very casual dressing (shorts, tank tops, undershirts, flip flops), you should know that Midas Café has a dress code. And is for guest’s compliance.

Be sure to make reservations at least one day before your visit. Here’s the number, (02) 902-0100.

Interiors

The interior of Midas Café is simple, casual and refined. Mirrors on the low ceiling, walls and beams not only gives an illusion of space, it also makes the restaurant look more stylish.

Midas Café buffet stations are conveniently clustered together but are not cramped. There is also adequate space in between tables. Unfortunately, some of the chairs are wobbly, I experienced the same on the two tables we transferred to. We were joking that the chairs are not able to handle the added weight of the buffet patrons.

Food

When I go to buffets, I do my best to sample as many of the dishes on offer and pick my favorites. Oftentimes, though, I no longer have room to get second servings from the ones I like. And Midas Café buffet has a lot to offer.

I don’t usually see this much assortment of bread in buffets, I particularly like Midas Café buffet’s Danish Bread that comes in three different flavors. There is also a selection of cheeses, from which I favor the cream cheese.

Midas Café’ buffet’s Potato Salad with Cheese is my favorite among the salads. Yes, I tried all of them. Haha! I was not able to taste their pasta though. I figured that would be too heavy, and I wanted to save room, a lot of room, for dessert. And I’m glad I did!

If you’ve read my Vikings Buffet post, you should already know how much I like sushi and maki; definitely had a number of those! The sashimi is also pretty good. Sharing the sushi station, the Mussels with Salsa is a definite must try!

At the carving station, I was given a huge chunk of the medium-rare Striploin (I prefer my meat cooked all the way through); had to give it to my companion. Good thing Midas Café buffet doesn’t impose the “no sharing rule” that most other buffets do. The gravy was good though.

Midas Café buffet’s Seafood Kebab is my favorite from the grilling station. Perhaps this is because I had difficulty distinguishing the difference in taste from the barbecue sauce used for the meats. Don’t get me wrong, it was still good; only I was expecting a distinct oomph from each.

Time for the main course! I consider the previous dishes entrées. Hahaha! There is also a noodle station at the far end on one side of Midas Café’s kitchen, which is hardly noticeable; that, or none of the diners are a fan of noodles.

Among Midas Café buffet’s twelve (if I remember correctly) main dishes, I liked the Galbi Jim the most. The Pepper Squid and Pork Roast comes in at a close second and third, respectively.

Now comes the moment I’ve been (without success) holding back my appetite for… Dessert! For some strange reason, I’ve recently developed a liking for sweet things. And this station, among all others in Midas Café buffet, spoke to me loudest and clearest.

Among all the sweets Midas Café buffet has to offer, hard as it may to believe (maybe not) – I had one of each, my favorites are the Cream-filled Puffs, Coffee Jelly and Pistachio Cookies. The flan was really creamy, the syrup was a little too sweet for me though. What I like about Midas Café buffet’s desserts is that each item offers a different flavor. Also, the little details on these little, sweet, sugary goodness just makes you want to pick one from each kind for their presentation alone. It’s like a collection you need to complete!

Other sweet goodness Midas Café buffet have are halo-halo and fruits. There is also a crêpier on standby in case you want to have some crêpe. For beverage, you can choose from dalandan, guyabano and four seasons. There is also coffee. No beer as far as I know.

Service

Service is a positive experience at Midas Café buffet. The food stations are never empty; and unlike my experience from Vikings, the beverage station is quickly refilled. Empty plates are promptly whisked away from our table, and drinking water never goes beyond half empty. The staff also approached and informed each table 30 minutes prior to end of buffet.

Final Thoughts

Midas Café buffet, with the regular rate, is a bit indulgent by general standards; the dining experience is worth it though. With this in mind, it’s likely to be one of those fancy places you’d consider going to only on special occasions.

With the discounted rate, Midas Café buffet is a definite steal. Wonderful service, tasteful interiors and, most importantly, a wide selection of food makes for an altogether special dining experience. The fact that you need not pay a premium amount for a sumptuous, gustatory indulgence leaves not only your taste buds satisfied, but also your pockets.

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20 Comments

  1. rainbowjournal

    Hi Jenevieve! This blog is not associated with Midas Hotel, so I cannot answer your query regarding the promo. You may want to call them directly or check the various group buying sites to see if there are any deals for Midas Cafe. Good luck and thanks for visiting! :)

  2. Jenevieve

    Hello Good day. Is this still available the 849?. Can I have a reservation fo this on May 15, 2016 Sundat 6pm.-1030pm.?..Thank Tou

  3. Rainbow Journal

    Am going through your posts right now. Checking what nearby food place you reviewed we can visit. Thanks for dropping by.

  4. Rainbow Journal

    Thanks for visiting Jonel! It is a very nice place indeed.

  5. Jonel Uy

    The location of Midas Café Buffet is quite a challenge for me but I think your photos call out that "it's worth a try." :)

  6. Rochkirstin Santos

    We have also had the same dining experience. The food quality was okay. The ambiance was fine and elegant. :)

  7. Rainbow Journal

    Hi Matt! Thanks for visiting my blog! :D

  8. Matt Esguerra

    kay sasarap ng pagkain, wala ko masabi.

  9. Rainbow Journal

    Hahaha! Di naman… Just sharing my experience for those who want to go there. :D

  10. Pau Bayongan-Ebio

    hmmm… so you're a food critic now huh?

  11. Rainbow Journal

    Thanks Bennet! Super like their cream puffs, dami choices! Missing ya!!!

  12. Bennet Mariano

    Very nice blog! I've been wanting to try their buffet! (lalo na nalaman ko may cream puffs sila) Buti nakagawa ka na ng review! Thanks friend! ;)

  13. Ranil Granada

    Gusto ko yan Inah!!! Tama! Sa Team Wowha, may dress code din naman… no dress! :P

  14. Jasmine Jill Varca

    Let's set up a nice dinner naman Team Wowha. I messed ye! Or kebs an dress code dress code… It's Time hahaha! :D

  15. Rainbow Journal

    AHAHAHA! Natawa naman ako ng bongga sa comment mo! Iba ka talaga!!! :P

  16. Mary Rose Abellana

    ay grabe naglaway ako! pupuntahan ko to for sure pag uwi ko jan! as in kaing construction worker ang gagawin ko!

  17. Rainbow Journal

    Oo naman Jas! Sa sushi, maki at sashimi pa lang eh nasulit ko na ang bayad! Hahaha! I like the dress code thing too. At least everyone in the restaurant looks good. Adds luxe to the experience.

  18. Jasmine Jill Varca

    Mapag-ipunan na to. I'm sold on the maki and sushi bar alone hahaha! Saka be ko yun me dress code effect! :D

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