Filipino restaurant Be More Pacific Kitchen and Bar now open in North Austin

Be More Pacific Kitchen and Bar, the Filipino restaurant spawned from the food truck that Mark Pascual and Giovan Cuchapin began six years ago, is now open at 7858 Shoal Creek Blvd. in the space previously occupied by Rebel Pizza Bar. 
Guided by chefs Salvador Melgarejo, a Philippines native and cousin of Pascual, and Tony Dominguez, a veteran of the kitchen at La Condesa, the Filipino menu includes dishes like adobo pork sliders, Lumpia Shanghai (mini pork and shrimp egg rolls served with sweet chile sauce), pinakbet (stewed mixed vegetables featuring bitter melon, served over steamed rice) and sisig (sizzling pork bits mixed with fresh onion and topped with fried egg).
Credit: Ashlyn Allison

“We know that Filipino food is good, is approachable—it just hasn’t been introduced properly,” said Cuchapin. “We want to show everyone.”

Be More Pacific is open Tuesday-Friday lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch and Tuesday-Friday dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday hours are 11 am to 11 pm.

Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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