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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.
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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.
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.
Insider tip: They also sell desserts and pastries like Spanish Bread, Ham & Cheese Roll, Tuna Bun and more.
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.
Palabok topped with Bagnet
This is one of their best selling dishes!
Kare-Kare Ox-tail & Tripes
Linguine with fiery shrimps, garlic, paprika and olive oil
Quadruple layer of Bistek Tagalog, kesong puti, scrambled egg, Jaman serrano, tomato and lettuce
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
Turon con Saba with Langka
Deep fried plantain spring rolls with jackfruit
If you opt for something refreshing in the summer heat, try these temper coolers!
Gulaman at Sago with Pandan
Iced Lemon Grass Tea and Mango Shake
4/F SM Makati, Ayala Ave., Ayala Center, Makati
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