As I read the reviews of Pinto Art Cafe, I found that a handful of the reviews did not give good feedback. Most of them were a bit disappointed with the taste, quality and price of the menu offerings. In lieu of that I will be at my very honest self while I do this review. But before we get into that let me first share about the ambiance being evoked at Pinto's in-house resto.
Just like the rest of the museum the cafe will give you an atmosphere that will transport you to a place that will remind you or play with your mind that you are anywhere but in Antipolo or the Philippines for that matter.
They have like 4 dining areas mostly alfresco. There's two near the entrance, one is on the courtyard one is indoors. Another is on the roof deck near the pool and the other one is tucked in one of the corners of the museum grounds near the two galleries.
We ate at the one near gallery 2, from what I can remember. We haven't had our lunch yet and we've roaming around the place for around 30-45 minutes already and were pretty tired and thirsty. We were just planning to get drinks and some rest but decided to try some of their food. And to our surprise we ended up ordering a bunch from the menu... lol! A full course meal actually! So here are what we had:
Dragon Sushi - The sushi roll is great and I am not saying this because I am a sushi lover. I love the crunch that the flakes gave. That definitely spruced up this would-be-just-another-sushi-roll. Love! Love!
Sangria - My sister and our friend ordered this. This is chilled wine with fruits. I didn't try it at all because alcohol makes you feel warm and it was already too hot and humid. But with a landscape reminiscent of Tuscany/Italy/Mediterranean I guess to drink wine was just irresistible. The servers gave them chilled glasses by the way but did not serve the sangria submerged in a bucket of ice.