Kuya Juan Restaurant in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Lechon is a pork dish originated in Spain that refers to roasted suckling pig. Popular in former Spaniard colonial possessions, such as the Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and other Spanish speaking countries in Latin America. 
Pork lechon during Friday brunch is the highlight of this Filipino themed restaurant. As Pinoy, our preference in food do change based on offered varieties in our new environment - Chefs in this restaurant could perhaps try something innovative dishes to complete the dining experience. However, it's worth to mention that their crispy pata is a superstar!

The concept and ambiance in this joint is predictable. Maybe modernizing a twist would somehow make this place more appealing? Just being grim, but that's just me.

With day off of mounting worn-out OFW's (Overseas Filipino Workers) this place get easily jam-packed. So if you're late, expect delays longer than usual. 
One of my favorite, Crispy Pata. A ingenious Filipino dish that consists of deep fried pig trotters or knuckles served with a soy-vinegar dip with Asian chillies, garlic and diced shallots. 


San Miguel can be considered as the national beer of the Philippines and now available worldwide.
Deep fried calamari, a staple in most Filipino restaurants.

Allowing guests to smoke without separate smoking area in this trifling space is deplorable, bearing in mind that some family dine with kids.  Mutual respect among patrons is not common, logically they (smokers) are paying guests too, so to be precise it's their own right to do what they please.


Can't complain about the rice portion though, it's a typical Filipino thing. "More rice the merrier"


Overall, dining here on a quite day of the week should be fine. After all, it's a little taste of home if you miss Filipino dishes. I'm here mostly for the ice-cold San Miguel beer, cheers!