Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in the South for February 2018

Something is brewing down south!

Check out the top 10 most loved restaurants this month in the South (Alabang and Paranaque), based on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines.

Insider tip: If you book at the Prime Restaurants below through Booky you can get a free dessert after your meal when you fill out the feedback form on our app!

10. Coffee Stache – Filinvest

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Coffee Stache is a cozy hole-in-the-wall cafe that serves specialty coffee, small bites, and even beer. It’s for caffeine addicts who want to disappear for a few hours . It’s not for those of you looking for a big meal and a lot of options. We recommend the Long Black, Gibraltar, and the Cappuccino. Our insider tip: bring a book. You’re going to want to stay forever.

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Studio City Commercial, Tower 1, 9228 West Parc Drive, Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 237-4649

9. La Chinesca – BF Homes

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La Chinesca is an authentic taqueria which began as a pop-up concept by Chef Bruce Ricketts of Sensei Sushi, Mecha Uma, and Ooma. It’s for taco fans looking to have the real deal when it comes to Mexican food, complete with the hole-in-the-wall dining experience. It’s not for people unwilling to brave the traffic. We recommend the Tripitas (beef intestines) and the Guisada de Res (beef shoulder and lengua). Our insider tip: Check out their off-menu specials!

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248C Aguirre St, BF Homes, Parañaque
(02) 738 0724

8.Bamba Bistro – Aguirre Ave.

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Labelled as “Not your average bistro by the corner” says a lot, yet for Bamba Bistro, it’s an understatement. With cross-continental food featuring modern twists from Middle-Eastern, Italian, Filipino cuisine to no-nonsense comfort food, take a bite of exquisite and intelligently-prepared food under the fairy lights. It’s for those who are in for a roller coaster of flavors. It’s not for those who aren’t willing to spend the coin on something unexpected.

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55 Aguirre Ave cor Arsenio Luz, B.F. Homes, Parañaque
(02) 519 7097

7. Auntie Anne’s – Robinsons Place Manila

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Last month’s #5

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Dubbed as “the worlds most loved pretzels,” Auntie Anne’s features all-time favorites such as their signature pretzels, pretzel nuggets, choco chip cream cheese stix, and more. It’s for pretzel lobers that love a diverse roster of tastes form sweet to savory.

Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Maple Sugar Cream Cheese Nuggets with Booky!

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6. Kessaku – Filinvest

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Kessaku is a casual restaurant serving a full range of authentic, top-quality Japanese food. True to their name, the word “kessaku” (pronounced kessah-koo, accent on the ‘koo’) translates to “creating masterpieces“. Their no-frills menu includes everything from sushi boats to tempura, wagyu cubes, and more. It’s for satisfying those never ending Japanese cravings. It’s not for those adventurous eaters looking for modern or fusion eats. We recommend the Chirashi Moriawase, Kessaku Sushi Boat, and the Angus Prime Chahan. Our insider tip: Enjoy their Classic Margarita, Lychee Martini, and Classic Mojito with their Extended Happy Hour! (P65/drink, 5-8pm Fridays-Sundays)

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G/F Commercenter Building, Filinvest, Alabang
(02) 403-3445

5. Samgyupsalamat – BF Homes

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Samgyupsalamat is a Korean BBQ restaurant where you can enjoy barbecuing and other Korean favorites like Bibimbap, spicy noodles and other grilled meat.It’s for meat and Korean food lovers alike. Hungry folks looking to unwind are welcome too. It’s not for shy appetites. We recommend you wear loose jeans (sweatpants are ideal) and come hungry. You’ll thank us later. Our insider tip: stock up on a plate each for meat and greens. It saves time and effort in the long run.

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G/F C&C Business Center, No. 235 Aguirre Ave, BF Homes, Parañaque
(02) 484-3084

4. Llaollao – Alabang Town Center

171 Favorites
Last month’s #9

Llaollao (pronounced as ‘yao yao’) is a Spanish frozen yogurt brand, which started in 2009 and now has over a hundred branches in Spain alone. llaollao is best known for their Sanum cups topped with fresh seasonal fruits, sauces, and crunchy toppings. It’s for people craving a quick sweet with a lot of topping options. It’s not for savory eats or big meals. We recommend the Split Smoothie and Golden Plus Smoothie. Our insider tip: Buy 1 Get 1 smoothies with the Booky app!

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2/F Alabang Town Center, Alabang Zapote Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(0917) 708 9614

3. The Witches Brew Diner – Lakefront Boardwalk

174 Favorites
Last month’s #4

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Witches Brew and Diner offers an Italian-American fusion cuisine. This is the first and only Harry Potter and Game of Thrones themed bistro serving a variety of food and drinks. It’s for people who are very much into these fantasy franchises. It’s not for people who are uninterested by fantasy themed establishments. We recommend their Severus Steak and House Lannister Pizza.

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G/F Ramp Bldg., Lakefront Boardwalk, Sucat, Muntinlupa
(0923) 169-7711

2. Neil’s Kitchen – Westgate Alabang

189 Favorites
Last month’s #2

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A restaurant outlet of Chef Neil Ramos and partners that offers Pinoy Paellas such as Bagoong Paella with Kare-Kare, Sinigang with Grilled Pork Belly Paella, and Crab Fat Palabok. It’s for weekend brunches with the family. It’s not for sushi or pasta lovers. We recommend their Sinigang and Bagoong Paella (order in advance), Crab Fat Palabok, and Fried Suman, Mangga’t Chocnut. Our insider tip: Neil’s Kitchen is also home to My Father’s Bookstore, a Christian bookstore by Ardy Roberto and Miriam Quiambao-Roberto.

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Lot C701-704 Westgate Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 771 1334

1. Vikings – SM City BF

215 Favorites
Last month’s #6

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Vikings is the absolute best buffet experience in the country, featuring a cornucopia of flavors that can’t be found anywhere else. Vikings features several food stations including the appetizer and salad station, the Asian, Western and Mediterranean stations and the dessert station. It’s for a hungry camper down for the long haul in an ambient buffet setting. It’s not for the light of heart or stomach. Our insider tip: watch out for new and seasonal dessert treats.

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2/F SM City BF Paranaque, Dr A Santos Ave, Parañaque
(02) 811 4888

See your go-to South restaurants on the list? No? Add those places to your ‘Favorites’ list on the Booky app! It counts as a vote to push them up the ranks on our top 10 lists.

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