May is Mother’s month, which gives you a reason to treat yourself to a get together with some mom-friends of yours. What about the kids, you say? No sweat! Here are some kid-friendly restaurants that are also mom-approved! Get on the phone and book a date with your girl pals now.
Originally known for its melt-in-your-mouth ensaymadas and cheese rolls, Mary Grace has expanded its offerings to delicious pastas and sandwiches. Favorites are the beef tapa (breakfast is served all-day), prawn salad with mango papaya vinaigrette salad and fresh tomato and herb pasta. But my gal pals and I still love an afternoon meet-up at their Greenbelt branch so we can each order a warm ensaymada with a cup of hot chocolate. The restaurant’s mezzanine has a small nook where little kids can play or read. The homey ambiance of the whole restaurant is so cozy that moms will want to stay there for hours.
Bottomless tostada chips with homemade salsa are perfect for moms with their margaritas during an early evening get-together. Order the warm cheese dip for the kids and share the chips with them. For the main course, moms will enjoy the mushroom jack fajitas with grilled juicy chicken, crispy bacon, sautéed mushrooms and vegetables. The serving’s big enough to share (be sure to ask for the free additional wraps). Kids will find a lot of yummy meals from the kids menu - try the little chicken crispers and fries. While moms chat, kids get entertained by activity sheets and cartoon shows. Occasionally, kids-eat-free coupons are given to use on your next visit. The Greenbelt branch is a particular favorite of mine as the servers are not only friendly but very honest. We accidentally left an iPad and when we went back after a couple of hours, they had kept it safe and returned it to us. Kudos to the servers of Chilis!