The 2151 Joint is a hole-in-the-wall eatery located at 2151 Residences along C. Raymundo in Pasig City.
My brother recommended this resto to me, singing praises to its tasty dishes and affordable price.
One Saturday, I dragged the fam here to sample its offerings.
We arrived at midday, apparently not a peak time for this establishment since my family and two other people are the only ones there. However, the waitress did inform us that they closed for the night at 4am earlier because there were still a lot of patrons until that time.
The resto’s decor is certainly interesting: it has various toys and bric-a-brac displayed in glass cases and shelves that line the walls; its tables are decorated as board games such as Snakes and Ladders, and Scrabble.
Strangely, though, when I questioned the waitress on the concept behind the resto’s decor, and whether the table tops were actually used for games, she said that the decor was just the preference of the owner. There are no Scrabble pieces or dice and tokens to play Snakes and Ladders.
To me, this is a wasted opportunity because the place could appeal to a younger market who can frequent it from late afternoon to early evening for gamer meet-ups.
Furthermore, the upholstery of many of the couches are cracked, giving the place a dingy look and feel.
On the other hand, The 2151 Joint’s food offerings did live up to my brother’s praises. For my family’s lunch, we ordered:
- Tokwa’t Baboy (Php80)
- Crispy Kare Kare (Php130)
- Sisig (Php110)
These down-home Pinoy dishes tasted better than I expected given the surroundings and their prices.
I hope the resto invests a bit more to improve its interiors, if only to appeal to a more wholesome crowd.
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