Last Valentines Day, instead of going out on a date, Hali and I decided to treat his mom to a dinner. We decided to go a nearby dampa — Seaside Daang Hari, Las Pinas. Here’s our experience and food review on Seaside Daang Hari!
So, first of all, I’d been living for several months in Muntinlupa City already but only learned about this dampa in Las Pinas when we visited Landers, which was beside it. This is out of the ordinary because I love seafood and I usually know where to get them. I know that Seaside Daang Hari has been here a long time, but it doesn’t seem to be as popular as the one in Macapagal or other locations. I even searched about it and found none to minimal blog posts, so I decided to make one!
When we arrived in Seaside Daang Hari, we noticed that parking was almost full. It’s a good thing we found a spot. I’ve read that parking was more problematic before, but since the establishment of Landers there’s more parking available for cars there.
As in typical dampa, when we got out of the car, several people approached us with menus and asked us to go visit their seafood restaurant. I was actually choosing between Sis and Aling Tonya based on (limited) reviews online, and eventually we decided to go to Sis restaurant.
Our seafood meal at Seaside Daang Hari
The good thing about Sis Seafood restaurant is that they have their own stall in the dampa market, so you don’t have to buy the raw food on your own. (I actually wanted us to, but also I didn’t want for tita to get tired.)
It was before 6PM and most tables were empty since it was still early, but later on it would be filled with diners celebrating their own day as well.
As there were only 3 of us, we ordered limited food: 1 kg crab, 1/2 kg shrimp, 1/2 kg mussels. We also ordered a bowl of plain rice for sharing.
There were various types of luto to choose from, so we decided to pick their bestsellers: chili sauce for the crabs, buttered garlic for the shrimp, baked cheese for the mussels.
We were very relaxed waiting for our orders and were surprised when these arrived in only about 10 minutes. Talking about fast service!
Here’s our table.
I give 2 thumbs up for the taste and presentation. The mussels had generous cheese topping with garlic on top and it was very good. The shrimp was good as well, and the sauce was very flavorful that I poured a huge amount of it in my plate of rice. The buttered garlic shrimp was my favorite.
We were surprised at the size of the crabs and even though there were only 2 pieces, it was good for 3 people already. The crab has a sweet-spicy sauce that Hali and his mom loved, although I didn’t really care for it. That saying, it was better than the one I had in the dampa in Macapagal recently, as the latter had a stronger, thicker sauce that for me didn’t really compliment the soft meat of the crab.
Overall, it was truly a delicious seafood fiesta. We were all happy with the food!
Our total bill was about P2500 — P1500 for the raw ingredients and P1000 for the paluto plus other additions (rice, drinks). The crab was the most expensive item we’ve ordered at P950 for 1kg (2 large pieces), good for sharing for 3 people.
Our order is actually enough for 4 people. We had leftovers that we took out.
Overall, here are the things I like about Sis Seafood restaurant:
- Have their own market stall
- Reasonable prices, delicious cooking!
- Good and fast service
- Clean, plus their hand soaps are undiluted
- Live band in their alfresco dining area
I’ll recommend it to our readers, though I’d like to see what other restaurants have to offer in future visits as well!
About Seaside Daang Hari, Las Pinas
Address: Daang Hari Road, Almanza Dos, Las Piñas, 1750 Kalakhang Maynila
Opening hours: 24 hours
Facebook page: Seaside Daang Hari
Paluto rates are about P150-350 per dish. For 3-4 people, a safe total budget would be P2000-2500.
Have you been to the Seaside Daang Hari dampa? What was your experience?
Katherine Cortes is a 30-something freelance writer/editor. She likes beaches, snorkeling trips, and relaxing staycations (preferably with bath tubs!).