13 New Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants To Try in Poblacion, Makati


New hidden finds!

If Quezon City has Maginhawa and Pasig has Kapitolyo, Makati has Poblacion – a humble neighbourhood filled with hole-in-the-wall restaurants that you won’t be able to find elsewhere. In this list, we’re featuring the newest spots to visit – each of them unique in their own way.

Whether you’re looking for some late night eats, midnight comfort food, brunch meals, or desserts, you’ve come to the right place.

READ MORE: Check out the Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Makati this month!

Lobo Filipino Tavern

Lobo Filipino Tavern pays homage to the classic Philippine architecture and flavors, serving modern Filipino food with dishes like lamb adobo, sizzling bulalo, pork sisig nachos, and squid ink pasta.

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Photo from @lobo_filipino_tavern
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4898 Durban St, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 805-9380

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Taperia Poblacion

Taperia Poblacion is a late night spot that specializes in the Spanish cuisine, with menu highlights such as their tapas, camarones, and more. This restaurant is more inclined in bringing the old Manila back to the busy, hipster Poblacion. 

Also read: 13 Underrated Late Night Spots in Makati
Photo from @taperia_poblacion
Photo from @taperia_poblacion

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2/F Six Axis Center, 4347 B. Valdez St cor Makati Ave, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 871-8566

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Wok By

Wok By 4900 is one of the newest late night restaurants in Poblacion, serving a fusion of the Asian and Western cuisine. Must-tries are their rice bowls, Korea Bowl, Philippine Bowl, and Bangkok Bowl. It even has a scenic rooftop bar!

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4900 Durban St, Poblacion, Makati

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Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli

Alamat is one of the newest night spots along Poblacion in Makati that aims to serve ‘the best pulutan of your life’. Unique Filipino dishes like kare-kare skewers and bacon bagnet and scene stealers. Pair them with Alamat’s draft beer selection and cocktails. 

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Photo from @alamatfilipinopub
Photo from @alamatfilipinopub

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2/F 5666 Don Pedro St, Poblacion, Makati
(0917) 530-2580

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House of Joe

House of Joe is a homegrown bar serving their local craft beer, Joe’s Brew. Their craft beers come in different varieties such as Fish Rider Pale Ale, Sierra Madre Wheat Pale, and Soothsayer Pale Ale.

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5834 Matilde St, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 400-0700

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Yalla Yalla Express

Yalla Yalla (Arabic for “let’s get going” or “hurry up”) is a tiny quick casual diner serving authentic and affordable Lebanese cuisine. We’ve been hearing good reviews about this place, with recommended dishes like the beef shawarma, shishtaouk, and lebanese burger.

Also featured here: 16 Best Kept Secret Little Restaurants in Makati
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5652 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 986-7078

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Empress Jade

All the way from Singapore, Empress Jade is the signature Chinese restaurant of I’M Hotel, serving authentic Cantonese cuisine

Photo from @martincduenas

Reservations are accepted
UG/F I’M Hotel, Makati cor Kalayaan Ave, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 755-7888

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Hogs & Cattle Steakhouse

Hogs & Cattle highlights everything steak in their restaurant. With a menu stacked with an assortment of cuts and meats that can satisfy any meat craving you may have. They even have a Wagyu-All-You-Can promo for only Php 899!

Also featured here: 15 Amazingly Affordable Steaks In and Out of Metro Manila
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G/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave, Poblacion, Makati
(0917) 860-7501

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Pura Vida

Pura Vida is the first Costa Rican lounge in Manila that offers cold beers, authentic Costa Rican favourites, and reggae music all night long.

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Photo from @puravidamnl

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Don Pedro Street cor Jacobo Street, right next to Z Hostel, Poblacion, Makati
(0919) 310-0535

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The Mermaid Pool Bar

The Mermaid Pool Bar is the rooftop bar of the I’M Hotel, serving signature cocktail drinks and late night eats. 

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Reservations are accepted
I’m Hotel, Makati Ave, Poblacion, Makati

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OTO

Oto is a craft cocktail room, specialty coffee shop, and listening room all in one. Enjoy booze, brew, and beats in this hip new hangout spot in Poblacion.

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5880 Enriquez Street, Poblacion, Makati
(0917) 836-1516

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Playground 11 Cafe

Playground 11 is a concept community cafe featuring favorite menu items from different brands including ice cream and shakes from Comfort Creamery, red velvet latte from Kitchen Diaries, pastries from Sweetlings, and more.

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5074 P Burgos St, Poblacion, Makati
(0995) 164-8222

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The Smokeyard

The Smokeyard is the brainchild of internationally-trained pitmaster, Troy Conine. This classic American BBQ joint serves low & slow smoked meats including pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, beef ribs, chicken, and grilled sausages.

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Photo from @smokeyard
Photo from @smokeyard

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5666 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 771-1288

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For more choices, search for ‘POBLACION‘ in the Booky app to see the complete list of restaurants within that area. Subscribe to Booky Prime now to get your P1,000 worth of discount credits! Use it to book a table at any of our 500 partner restaurants that offer up to P500 discount on selected seating times.

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