WHEN YOUR APPETITE IS BIG BUT YOUR BUDGET IS SMALL, THESE RESTAURANTS WILL SAVE THE DAY!
1. PEPI CUBANO
If you want salty meats with flavorful sauce and gooey cheese, this place has sandwiches for you to choose from!
Address: G/F Tropical Palms Condo Gallardo St cor Dela Rosa, Legaspi Village, Makati
Must-try dishes: Pepi Cubano (P250), Pan de Bistec (P280), Tito Choripan (P200)
Contact Number: (02) 880 0389
Store Hours: Mon-Sat: 8:00am to 12:00mn; Sun 11:00am to 9:00pm
Take a well-deserved break from Christmas shopping. We’re just a block away from Greenbelt 5 and open until 12 mn. #yummyfood #legaspivillageeats #cubansandwiches #cubansandwich #pressedsandwiches #hotsandwiches #delish #cubanfood #shoppingbreak #stanfordshawbrewing #gingerale #colddrinks #oldfashioneddrinks
Experience a piece of the mountains while in the city! This dine-in place serves wholesome food using organic vegetables sourced from the Cordilleran region.
Address: 1137 Kamagong St, corner Chino Roces (Pasong Tamo), Makati
Must-try dishes: Baked Chicken Adobo (P258), Greek Platter (P298), Vegan Platter Gluten Free (P258)
Contact Number: +63927 761 9799
Store Hours: Mon-Sat: 11:00am to 10:00pm, Sun 9:00am to 7:00pm
3. MAITRE CHOCOLATIER
A place for chocoholics! Everything from the starters, to desserts, and the cocktails has chocolate in it!
Address: 2A No. 28, Jupiter cor Astra Street, Bel-Air, Makati
Must Try Dishes: Linguine in Pesto Sauce with Parm-Crusted Chicken (P258), Hungarian Sausages and White Chocolate Scrambled Egg Sandwich (P136), Golden Euphoria – Ferrero Hazelnut Crunch Cake (P218)
Contact Number: (02) 897 8559 / 869 2529 / +63 922 885 4107
Store Hours: Mon-Thurs – 9am to 10pm, Fri and Sat 10am and 2am
Home-cooked style dishes in generous servings–that’s what you can expect from this restaurant. And oh, in a cute and homey ambience too!
Address: RL Building, 50 Domingo M. Guevara, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City (near California Gardens)
Must Try Dishes: Beef Salpicao (P240), Hickory BBQ Ribs (P265), BBQ Pork Belly (P230)
Contact Number: (02) 622 3965
Store Hours: Mon to Sun: 10:45am to 10:30pm
Formerly Cookbook Kitchen, this re-branded restaurant continues to serve home- style selections but guaranteed to be considered a true specialty, from the dishes to their brews and juices. There’s not much online articles to read about this place, and it’s a little hard to locate, but their food is worth a try and worth the visit!
Address: 8B Socorro Fernandez St. Brgy. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City
Must Try Dishes: Lemon Baked Fish (P350), Grilled Chicken in Coriander Sauce (P330), Pork Salpicao (P330)
Contact Number: (02) 724 3595
Store Hours: Tue to Sun: 11:00am to 2:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:00pm; closed on Mondays
This Singaporean Hawker restaurant one seems to be true to its name, “Shiok”–a Malay term used to express delight with an experience especially when eating great food. Go here, and you’re sure to say that word!
Address: 81A Nicanor Roxas St, Banawe, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Must Try Dishes: Katong Laksa (P230), Satay Barbeque (P150/6 sticks), Beef Rendang (P250)Contact Number: (02) 732 6490
Store Hours: Mon to Sun: 8:00am to 10:00pm
It doesn’t seem like their cooks are frazzled, coz this place has it all together! But when you are the one exhausted, just rest on their mismatched chairs, look around and enjoy their quirky decors while waiting for your crazy, delicious comfort food!
Address: 78 Scout Gandia cor Tomas Morato, Quezon City
Must Try Dishes: Truffle Pasta (P325), Grilled Chicken Rosemary (P225), Sizzling Gambas (P350)
Contact Number: +63 917 633 3352
Store Hours: Sun to Thurs: 11:00am to 11:00pm, Fri to Sat 11:00am to 1:00am
Craving for something spicy? The African sauce of this chicken guarantees a tasty bite, a delicious aroma and an enjoyable experience! It is available in three flavors: Original, Tiger’s Fury and Dragon’s Breath.
Address: 104 Maginhawa Street, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Must Try Dishes: ¼ Chicken, 1 Side Dish, Rice (P120) T-Bone, 1 Side Dish (P200), Quarter Slab, 1 Side Dish, Rice (P220)
Contact Number: (02) 899 2120
Store Hours: Mon to Sun 11:00am to 11:00pm
8. HIPPIE TIPI
Dine and relax inside a teepee! This hip place will not only feed you with good food, but will also help you achieve your feed goals!
Address: Unit 7 Bennt II Building #73 Lilac Street, Concepcion Dos, Marikina City
Must Try Dishes: Cheesy Lasagna (P129), Golden Mozzarella (P99), Cheesy Beef Pizza (P189)
Contact Number: +63 927 151-4286
Store Hours: Sun to Wed 12:00pm to 9:00pm; Thurs to Sat 1:00pm to 9pm
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city for this brightly colored café that offers a scenic view of the Metro Manila skyline, a beautiful sunset, windy weather and food that gives a nice, warm feeling.
Address: Ground floor, Comodaville Brgy. Mambugan, Antipolo, Rizal
Must Try Dishes: Fetuccine Carbonara (P235), EmCaro Pizza (P340), Baby Back Ribs (P309)
Contact Number: +63 2 631 5648
Store Hours: Sun to Thurs 11:00am to 12:00am, Fri to Sat 11:00am to 1:00am
10. LA CHINESCA
Named after Mexico’s Chinatown, this legit “hole-in-the-wall” that doesn’t even have a big sign outside for you to recognize where it is, serves excellently prepared, you guessed it, Mexican food. But though this may try to be low key, it has not only made a lot of regulars in the area, it has also brought in a lot of Manilenos to the South curious to try their striking dishes!
Address: 248C Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Paranaque
Must Try Dishes: Carne Asada (P110), Tripitas (P90), La Fresca (P260)
Contact Number: +632 738-0724
Store Hours: Tue – 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Wed to Sun 11:00am to 2:00pm; 5:00pm to 10:00pm
NOW, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRY FIRST?
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