The Best of Ilocano and Filipino Food + Cocktails is Hidden in the Heart of Makati


PLUS cocktails and pulutan too!

We all have that restaurant or bar that, for one reason or another, becomes your go-to place. Tucked away in Salcedo Village is the quaint kitchen and bar known as Bodega. Owned by a group of college friends, the place is chock-full of memories and the things you might find yourself storing in your own attic.

There’s comfort in kicking it back with good food and a couple of drinks with friends, but the game changes when you get to explore progressive Ilocano cuisine in the food scene too.

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When you have things that aren’t in use but still hold some sentimental value, they often find themselves in the bodega. That’s exactly the kind of decor you’ll find at Bodega. Your eyes will first lead you to the main wall with a scatter of items—an old radio, a kettle, video game controller, a violin, a pair of football shoes—all nailed up and painted onto a monochromatic wall.

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Wanting a place to keep their shared memories and create new ones, the shelves also host some quirky memorabilia that come from the homes and attics of the owners. Top it all off with nautical hardwood furniture and thick rope accents, you’ve got yourself one very cozy place.

It’s not all fun and games, but it could be. Known as one of the best function venues in the Metro, plan your events seamlessly – be it simple gatherings, parties, or even meetings!

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Onto the menu, Bodega offers some progressive Filipino dishes and adventurous signature cocktails. You’ll find Filipino favorites like sisig, crispy pata, and cheese sticks all with a uniquely Bodega twist.

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The chef over at Bodega went to culinary school in the States, specializing in French cuisine. While the food is, at its core, Filipino, they definitely put some international twists that you won’t find anywhere else.

Jogging Bukas

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With a hefty serving of crispy pata, lechon kawali, and chicharon bulaklak, this motherloaded platter that comes with three dipping sauces will make for one great meal that you may or may not regret in the morning, hence the name.

Dalandan Cucumber

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The bar over at Bodega is home to an extensive drinks and alcohol selection, you can check some of it out on their menu but we also suggest that you ask the bartender what potions he’s brewing up at the moment.

Frozen Margarita

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Gummy Rocket

Gummy bear-infused vodka, inside a lightbulb

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So much good food, so little time. If you need a little help narrowing down your options, these dishes happen to be Buy One Get One items!

Khlassik Pinakbet

Price: 2 orders for ₱290!
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Poqui Poqui

Price: 2 orders for ₱195!

An Ilocano favourite with eggplant as a main ingredient

House Sisig

Price: 2 orders for ₱245!
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Pinaputok na Isda

Price: 2 orders for ₱265!

Stuffed with tomato, ginger, and onions

Sinarabsab

Price: 2 orders for ₱320!

Ilocano grilled liempo, roasted eggplants, green mango with bagoong

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Or if you want to devour everything in sight, we can help you out there too. You can get ₱300 off on your order when you book with us!


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Two Central, 109 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 824-4542

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