Cafe Ilustrado, a Taste of Intramuros at the Heart of Makati

Book a table now and get P300 off!

After doing all your shopping at SM Makati, the next thing you’ll want to do is to relax and have a delicious and affordable meal at a calm and casual restaurant with great service.

From all of the food destinations in Makati, we know of a restaurant that truly delivers a modern Filipino-Spanish experience and is very convenient for every one who’s at the malls or the MRT station.

Also read: Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Makati for this month

Book a table here and get a discount!

Being in the food industry for over 28 years, Cafe Ilustrado offers authentic and modern Filipino-Spanish dishes that will truly satisfy your Filipino food cravings. Not only that, they also serve all day breakfast-silogs.

Fun fact: Cafe Ilustrado, owned by Bonifacio V. Pimentel, is affliated with Ilustrado in Intramuros, Manila which is their main branch.
Photo from Booky

The restaurant is located at SM Makati, very accessible to shoppers or commuters, with a modern reference to their main restaurant in Intramuros. You’ll see two mural paintings on the walls that mimic the historical streets of Manila.

Fun fact: Ilustrado refers to the educated and well-travelled Filipinos from the elite class during the Spanish era.
Photo from Booky
Insider tip: They also sell desserts and pastries like Spanish Bread, Ham & Cheese Roll, Tuna Bun and more.
Photo from Booky

You won’t have to go all the way to Intramuros to try their affordable and delicious dishes! Let’s now have a closer look at them.

Fun fact: The menu of Cafe Ilustrado is more condensed and affordable compared to Ilustrado in Intramuros.
Photo from Booky

Palabok topped with Bagnet

This is one of their best selling dishes!

Photo from Booky

Kare-Kare Ox-tail & Tripes

Photo from Booky


Linguine with fiery shrimps, garlic, paprika and olive oil

Photo from Booky

KKB Club

Quadruple layer of Bistek Tagalog, kesong puti, scrambled egg, Jaman serrano, tomato and lettuce

Photo from Booky

Craving for something sweet? Have these sweets treats after your meal or for merienda!

Old Style Halo-Halo

Topped with ube ice cream and leche flan

Photo from Booky

Turon con Saba with Langka

Deep fried plantain spring rolls with jackfruit

Photo from Booky

If you opt for something refreshing in the summer heat, try these temper coolers!

Gulaman at Sago with Pandan

Photo from Booky

Iced Lemon Grass Tea and Mango Shake

Photo from Booky

View menu
4/F SM Makati, Ayala Ave., Ayala Center, Makati
(02) 818-6760

Did you know that with Booky Prime, you can reserve a table at 500 top restaurants in Metro Manila, including Tagaytay? Sign in to your account now on the web or in our app to get free P1,000 discount credits!

Keep tagging us on Instagram @bookyapp #bookymanila so we can join your food trips around the city. We see you!