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Pampanga has been one of our favorite out-of-town destinations for it boasts of so many good restaurants with culinary secrets and a delicious feast, waiting to be devoured. After all, Pampanga is the ‘Culinary Capital of the Philippines’.

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Not yet hungry? Here are some places in Pampanga with activities that’ll help you work up an appetite:

Sandbox

  • Giant Swing
  • Aerial Walk Challenge
  • Avatar One
  • ATV Ride and more . . .

Photo from Sandbox

Dinosaur Island

Attractions:

  • Wonders of the World
  • Jurassic Jungle Safari
  • Unearth Museum
  • Dino World of Fun

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Puning Hot Springs

  • Base Camp
  • Volcanic Sand Spa
  • Mud Pack
  • Hot Spring

Photo from Facebook | Puning Hot Spring & Restaurant

Worked up an appetite yet? If so, some of the best restaurants in Pampanga where you can satisfy your hunger!

Where to Eat in Angeles City, Pampanga

25 Seeds

From the same owner and chef of Cafe Fleur – Chef Sau Del Rosario – 25 Seeds is a farm-to-table concept restaurant with a modern homey feel that serves up reinvented Filipino dishes. Fun fact: The restaurant is actually the Dycaico Ancestral House which is an abandoned mansion that was built in the 1920s.

Notable dishes they offer: Elote, Mushroom “Tom Yum” and Fried Vegetable Dumplings, 3-Cheese Brioche sandwich, and Sous Vide Duck with Adobo with Pinakbet Ratatouille

Dining Area and Interiors of 25 Seeds Pampanga
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Kare Kare from 25 Seeds Pampanga
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2F Dycaico Ancestral House, Barangay Sto. Rosario, 2009 Angeles City
(0905) 257-7149

Cafe Fleur

Cafe Fleur by Chef Sau del Rosario is a restaurant that serves up Kapampangan cuisine with a French twist. Homey and welcoming, this humble restaurant boasts care and authenticity from its interiors to its dishes.

Notable dishes they offer: Tamales Pampanguena, Pinoy Caesar Salad, Buro and Hito, Pandan Sansrival, and Salted Egg Bibingka Cheesecake

Dining Area and Interiors of Cafe Fleur Pampanga
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Tamales Pampanguena from Cafe Fleur Pampanga
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2/F Dycaico Ancestral House, Barangay Sto. Roasario, Angeles City
(0905) 257-7149

Didi’s Pizza

A pizza shop that’s been around since the 1970s, Didi’s Pizza offers up Filipino-style pizzas perfect for the palates who prefer tomato sauce that’s just a tad sweeter than the usual, topped with locally produced cheese.

Notable dishes they offer: Combination Pizza, Pizza Burger, Barbeque Ribs, and Pancit Canton

Dining Area and Interiors from Didi's Pizza
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Pizza, Burger, and Rice Meal from Didi's Pizza
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5426 MacArthur Highway, Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga
(045) 331-5558

Susie’s Cuisine

Specializing in Pampanga kakanin since 1972, Susie’s Cuisine is the haven for those who love Pinoy kakanin, those who want a panghimagas, or those who want a snack since they also serve a variety of merienda dishes, pancit, and pasta.

Notable food they offer: Mochi (sticky rice with bean paste filling served with coconut sauce), Maja Blaca, Leche Flan, Nilupac, Palabok

Dining Area and Interiors of Susie's Cuisine
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Kakanin from Susie's Cuisine
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# 36 Hilda Street, Angeles City, Pampanga
(045) 888-0034

Aling Lucing Sisig

Known as the home of the first-ever sisig, Aling Lucing Sisig’s has been a hit since the 70s thanks to Lucia Cuanan’s ingenious idea to make something out of the pig heads which were unused by the U.S. Air Force personnel. Since then, she has been dubbed as the ‘Sisig Queen’ and her restaurant has been a classic go-to place for quality, flavorful sisig, and other Filipino dishes.

Notable dishes they offer: Pork Sisig, Bangus SIisg, Sisig with Lechon Kawali, and Sisig with Fried Chicken

Dining Area and Interiors of Aling Lucing Sisig
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Sisig from Aling Lucing Sisig
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Glaciano Valdez St. Agapito del Rosario, Angeles City, Pampanga
(0906) 288-8905

Bale Dutung

The brainchild of the famous Chef Claude Tayag and wife, Mary Ann, offers a unique degustation dining experience with 3 standard menus: The Anthony Bourdain Menu, the Lechon Menu, and the Kapangpangan Menu. Should you decide not to stay, they also have “to go” specialties for you to choose from.

Notable dishes they offer: Hito at Balo-Balo Sushi, Lechon Tortilla, Adobong Pugo, Tibok Tibok, and Binagoongan Sisig

Dining Area and Interiors of Bale Dutung Pampanga
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Seafood Kare Kare from Bale Dutung Pampanga
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Villa Gloria Subdivision, Angeles City, Pampanga
(045) 625-0169 | (0917) 595-0218

Downtown 1956 Cafe by Bale Dutung

Downtown 1956 Cafe by Bale Dutung is the laid back casual sister of the original Bale Dutung restaurant by Claude and Mary Ann Tayag. There, you can get a variety of Kapampangan dishes with a twist.

Notable dishes they offer: Pork Adobo Confit, Bringhe Pizza, Lechon Tacos, Claude’s Famous Buco Pandan, Pecan Tartlets, and Halo-Halo

Dining Area and Interiors of Downtown Cafe 1956
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Trianggulos - Tinapa, Spinach, Quesong Puti, and Pili Nuts from Downtown Cafe
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Cluster 1B The Quad @ Nepo Plaridel St., Sto. Rosario, Angeles City
(0917) 535-9198

Piccolo Padre

A beautiful Italian restaurant that offers 80-year old family recipes, Piccolo Padre by Chef Danilo Giampaolo is the perfect place for couples to enjoy quality Italian dishes in breathtaking interiors. Insider tip: Look up and you’ll see majestic paintings situated on the ceiling.

Notable dishes they offer: Ahi Katsu, Piccolo Padre’s Maine Lobster Tails, Ossobuco Alla Milanese

Dining Area and Interiors of Piccolo Padre
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Ahi Katsu from Piccolo Padre
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Prime Asia Hotel Narciso Street, Angeles City, Pampanga
(0917) 500-4750

Binulo Restaurant

Another restaurant serving authentic Kapampangan cuisine and US grilled steaks, Binulo Restaurant is a spot that promises good food and good memories you’ll definitely enjoy with good company.

Notable dishes they offer: Paco Salad, Fried Hito with Buro and Kubol sa Gata, Pangat na Ulang, and Kalderetang Kambing

Pangat na Ulang from Binulo Restaurant Pampanga
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Sisig from Binulo Restaurant
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Bldg. 6410-6413, Manuel A. Roxas Hwy, Clark Freeport, Angeles, Pampanga
(045) 499-2238

Where to Eat in Clark, Pampanga

Spanglish

Spanglish, as their name suggests, serves Tex-Mex cuisine as playful and colorful as the interiors of the space.

Notable dishes they offer: Paquitos, Wet Burrito, Chimichanga Plate

Dining Area and Interiors from Spanglish Restaurant
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Wet Burrito from Spanglish Restaurant
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Unit 7-9 Pavilion Mall, M.A. Roxas Highway, 2009 Clark, Pampanga, Philippines
(045) 286-1281 | (0917) 582-3514

Matam-ih Authentic Kapampangan Cuisine

Known for their authentic Kapampangan cuisine, Matam-ih is a restaurant where you can go for not only authentic cuisine – ranging from the exotic to the traditional – but also a unique dining experience you won’t forget anytime soon. Fun fact: Matam-ih means ‘delicious’ in Aeta dialect.

Notable dishes they offer: Binagoongang Baboy, Pinaupong Manok, Pritong Hito, Pinaupong Manok, Ensaladang Pako, Tawilis

Facade and Exterior of Matam-ih Authentic Kapampangan Cuisine
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Begukan Babi or Pork Binagoongan from Matam-ih Authentic Kapampangan Cuisine
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Lot 1-D, M.A., Manuel A. Roxas Highway Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
(0939) 988-2382

Where to Eat in San Fernando, Pampanga

Rainforest Kichene by Chef Vince Garcia

Rainforest Kichene is a quaint forest-inspired restaurant by Chef Vince Garcia that advocates a healthy and green eating lifestyle. Fun fact: ‘Kichene’ is an old English word for kitchen.

Notable dishes they offer: Rainforest Signature Seafood Paella, Angus Rib-Eye Steak, Duck confit, Sea Bass en Papilote, Tuna Watermelon Ceviche

Dining Area and Interiors from Ranforest Kichene
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Surf and Turf from Rainforest Kichene
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Green Fields Square, Sindalan, Infront of Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU), San Fernando, Pampanga
(0917) 704-4500

Denlim’s Kitchen

A private dining kitchen and experience showing off Chef Dennis Lim’s home-cooked style cooking, Denlim’s Kitchen is the spot for those who want to celebrate special occasions with a 7-course degustation menu and their special Pugon Liempo Wrap.

Notable dishes they offer: Pasta Perlita (Sisig Pasta), Broiled Salmon and Asparagus, Gambas Al Ajillo, Baked Mussel Casanova, Beef Shank Stew

Pugon Liempo Wrap from Denlim's Kitchen
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Broiled Salmon and Asparagus in Dill Cream from Denlim's Kitchen
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Maharlika Street, San Fernando, Pampanga
(0905) 521-7911

The Souq

If you want a place where you have loads of food as well as furniture options, then The Souq is the right spot for you. It’s a place where food vendors come to serve you a variety of familiar specialties from around the world.

Notable dishes they offer: Pritong Adobo, Fire Cracker Belly, Seafood Platter in Aligue Sauce (crab fat), and caramel-filled Palitaw

Dining Area and Interiors of The Souq Pampanga
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Crispy Skin Binagoongan from The Souq Pampanga
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Lazatin Blvd., San Juan, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
(0925) 827-2730

Where to Eat in Guagua, Pampanga

Estos Kitchen + Cafe – Guagua

Estos Kitchen + Cafe is one of Guagua’s hidden gems. It’s a family-owned restaurant that offers affordable and delicious comfort food that guarantees the bang for your buck.

Notable dishes they offer: Tenderloin with Chimichurri Sauce, Honey Sriracha Wings, Seafood Aglio e Olio, Classic Carbonara

Honey Sriracha Wings from Estos Kitchen Cafe
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Pizza from Estos KItchen Cafe
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Estos Kitchen + Cafe, Ferdiz Building San Pedro, 2003 Guagua, Pampanga
(0925) 707-0750

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