Monday, October 22, 2018


I can not  believe Balboa was launched in Shangrila Plaza in 2013 or 5 years ago and I have not even tried it once.

It took the event Shang GourmetFest last October 17 to make it happen.

Shang's GourmetFest  was an exciting event that takes you on a food adventure around the world sans the requisite boarding pass and visas.

It was held at the Grand Atrium from October 18-21.  Mall guests can explore and enjoy all 22 participating restaurants presented in uniform and festive kiosks that were a sight to behold. Everything is just within a few steps of each other. It was 4 days of  discovering new and exciting finds and revisiting old haunts.

One of those that I was looking forward to trying was Balboa...

Per Google, Balboa was inspired by the character Rocky Balboa made famous by Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone. Apparently Balboa  is  one among several owned by the triumvirate Marvin Agustin ( yes the actor), Raymund Magdaluyo and Ricky Laudico who also owns Sumo Sam, John and Yoko to name a few.

Food is Italian-American.

Last Thursday, I tasted their pizzas. Obviously it was not Napolitana. Nonethless,  the three variants served were really good. My favorite among the three is the truffle pizza ( 12'' P388/ 16" P588)

Gourmet Fest Dining Promo

Dine at any restaurant at Shangri-La Plaza from October 18 to November 18. With a minimum spend of P500, you get one raffle coupon. Get a chance to win a trip for two to Singapore via Singapore Airlines with hotel accommodations and Singapore Explorer Pass tickets.

'With something to satisfy palates of every kind, the Shang is definitely he place to be for foodies this October'


Balboa is located at Level 4 East Wing Shangri-La Plaza Ortigas Mandaluyong City.

Balboa Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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