Damaso with Firesenshi

I’ve always been curious about Damaso, ever since I stepped foot in Greenbelt 5 a few years ago. When my cousin Virna (Firesenshi) asked me out for lunch a couple of weeks before Christmas, I found it as the perfect opportunity to try this restaurant.

That’s my cousin. I hafta admit that the real reason why I was so intrigued by Damaso was its interiors. It looked so elegant, although it didn’t feel old school.

If I weren’t against the light, you could actually see how green it is outside. This is one thing I like about Greenbelt 5. It’s pretty quiet and the view is so very nice.

I realized what Damaso’s theme is the moment I opened the menu. Their desserts are named after characters from Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere. Hm. Okay, I found the dishes to be quite expensive and since I had been having health problems (therefore, I cannot eat too much), I decided to just go for the appetizers. Virna thought the same thing.

Crisp Cones with Crab, Corn and Tomato Relish (approx. PhP250). It tastes as good as it looks. I was surprised to find myself enjoying every bite.

Lang Lang Noodle Soup (approx. PhP275). This was Virna’s order. It was very filling so she wasn’t to finish all of it. She wanted more room for dessert.

Pumpkin (or squash?) soup. Forgot how much this costs, but it was good enough to warm my stomach.

For dessert, Virna had Sisa’s Dementia (PhP 160). It’s a truffle cake with white chocolate almond pastille filling, dark chocolate mousse and ganache. She said it actually tasted better than the last dessert she had here, which was Ibarra’s Kiss, a chocolate-orange confection.

I had been eyeing this the moment I entered the establishment. This is Brazo ni Doña Vicki (PhP100), which I suppose is named after Doña Victorina, that lovable character who was supposed to be annoying but ended up being the most memorable of Rizal’s characters. I didn’t find this too sweet; probably because it has more salt than your regular brazo cake.

Anyway, I think I was pretty lucky with my orders as I have no complaints. I just think the main courses are too expensive. Hehe. Then again, the place is in Greenbelt 5 and you have to give them points for the beautiful interiors.

Damaso is located at:
2/F Greenbelt 5, Legaspi St., Legaspi Village
Makati City, Metro Manila
(02) 729-5511


  1. The Reluctant Stylista

    January 3, 2011 at 2:59 am

    I want to eat here! 😀 Libre mo naman ako! Hehehe


  2. bleubug

    January 3, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Yum! That looks very good. I iz hungry now.

  3. skysenshi

    January 3, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Haha! I'm limiting myself to 1-2 food posts per week. It's embarrassing how much I eat during the holidays…

  4. Askmewhats

    January 3, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Mukhang masarap! I have passed by this resto a couple of times but I haven't tried it 🙂

  5. Melai

    January 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Well looks yummy but I'm a very thrifty girl so maybe, if I'm earning a lot, then I'd pay Damaso a visit. Haha

    Melai of Style and Soul

  6. auntielicious

    January 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    It's very filling for each order but it is quite pricey. So other stuff can be good for sharing.

    It's all fusion food — Phil, Chinese, Spanish — because they said it's 'colonial' cuisine. Somehow I feel that some authenticity gets lost with these 'fusion' dishes so my Lang Lang felt like normal (yet very filling) lomi.

  7. skysenshi

    January 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Yeah, I was curious as well. At least I got to try it once.

    Super expensive!! That's why I just went for the appetizers. I don't mind expensive cuisine once in a while…as long as it's something that's kind of difficult to come by. This one is just really expensive.

    Agree with you about the lomi. Haha! I almost named it lomi during my review.

  8. Hazel

    January 4, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    haha the names of the food are quite catchy! but i agree, they're expensive! love the photos btw 🙂

  9. skysenshi

    January 4, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks, Hazel! Haha, I just wanted to try it but I don't think I'll be coming back unless people flock to GB5 and I want some peace and quiet.

  10. Hazel

    February 16, 2011 at 11:24 am

    haha the names of the food are quite catchy! but i agree, they're expensive! love the photos btw 🙂

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