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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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You’re probably familiar already with some of the popular and homegrown restaurants in Pampanga, so we’re here to share with you some of the hidden gems that can be found in this province. These are secretly good restaurants that not many people know of, so bookmark this article and see which ones you plan to visit soon!
25 Seeds – Angeles City
From the same owner and chef of Cafe Fleur, 25 Seeds is a farm-to-table concept restaurant set on the Dycaico Ancestral House. He serves reinvented Filipino dishes to his customers such as miso-rubbed pampano, spicy prawn with coconut vermicelli, and crispy duck adobo with pinakbet.
Spanglish – Clark
Spanglish, as their name suggests, serves Tex-Mex cuisine as playful and colorful as the interiors of the space. Stand-outs on their menu include the Pacquitos and Wet Burrito.
House of Chops – Clark
House of Chops is a carnivore’s haven because of their juicy and mouthwatering steaks, lamb ribs, pork belly roast, porkchops, roasted beef, and more. Servings are huge and prices are said to be reasonable, perfect for the big boys in your family!
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. Must-tries include the tenderloin with chimichurri sauce and the 15 hours red wine braised short rib.
Piccolo Padre – Angeles City
Piccolo Padre by Chef Danilo Giampaolo is a beautiful Italian restaurant that offers 80-year old family recipes to dishes like gnocchi. osso bucco, saffron risotto, and more. Look up and you’ll see majestic paintings situated on the ceiling.
Also read: 12 Beautiful Pampanga Restaurants For Your Next Out Of Town Date
L.A. Bakeshop – San Fernando
From a simple bakery at the San Fernando public market in 1985, L.A. Bakeshop has grown popular for its freshly-baked Cheese bread and Spanish bread that is best paired with a hot cup of Tsoko Batirol or Kapeng Barako.
Al Bacio Ristorante – Angeles City
Al Bacio is a secret Italian restaurant in Angeles that serves authentic Italian cuisine in a beautiful setting with romantic songs playing in the background, and lovely paintings to admire.
No reservations accepted
442 21st Street, Josefa Subdivision, Angeles City, Luzon, Philippines
Rasoi Indian Restaurant – Angeles City
Rasoi is a small and humble Indian restaurant in Pampanga that serves authentic yet affordable Indian favorites like samosa, biryani, chapata, and so much more.
Reservations are accepted
4180, Zeppelin Street, Hensonville Subdivision, Zeppelin St, Angeles, 2009 Pampanga
Patchawaran – Angeles City
Patchawaran is one of the favorites among locals for really good and authentic Thai cuisine. We heard that must-tries here are the Tom Yum, Pad Thai, and Spring Rolls.
No reservations accepted
Malabanas Rd, Angeles, Pampanga
Hungry Neighbors – San Fernando
Hungry Neighbors is a relatively new restaurant that serves good comfort food in huge servings. Must-tries are the bistecca slices, peri peri chicken, and lechon macau.
In case we missed out on your favorites, do let us know in the comments section below! Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @bookyapp and use the hashtag #bookymanila for a chance to get featured next time!