Our busy Chito Desuasido couldn’t resist sending an e-mail (yes, viral marketing works!) to his friends about spreading the word that Alimango Restaurant, a Crustacean lover’s go-to place, has opened its doors for business in San Mateo, CA. I am so pleased by the diverse dining choices available for lovers of Filipino and Filipino-inspired cuisine in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. One of my friends from Southern California, Benito Miranda, e-mailed me a week ago, lamenting about the lack of Filipino dining choices in Southern California, where he lives. Take note, Benito! Some of these restaurateurs might just listen to you and send off the Northern California gourmet dining experience to your area — in an L.A. minute.
In Chito’s own words:
Can you pls. help us spread the word around our friends: Alimango Restaurant is now open in San Mateo.
3708 S El Camino Real (between 37th and 38th Ave., 2 blocks south of Hillsdale Shopping Center)
San Mateo, Ca. 94403
We had a very SOFT opening Easter Sunday – 2 days ago – and we have not really spread the word around, but small groups of family and friends have tried us. Last night, we had a group from ABS-CBN. Tonight, we’ll have a few groups including Ayala Foundation (Denny Roja, Vicky Gatchitorena, Dado Banatao and etal) and FILPABA for dinner.
Tito Gonzales (of Patio Filipino) and I hope to add one more Filipino venue and gathering place, which we can all be proud of.
Hope to see you soon,
p.s. – Reservations preferred, but not necessary.