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Being foodies mean we enjoy different cuisines and one-of-a-kind delicacies, but some days, we just want the comfort of our Filipino favorites. Growing up in a household that serves adobo, kare-kare and sinigang with a big bowl of rice for our everyday meals,we can’t help but reserve a special place in our hearts (and tummies!) for these dishes.
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Without further ado, check out these foolproof Filipino restaurants that serve some of the best Filipino dishes in town. If you have have balikbayan relatives coming over or if you simply just want Filipino food for dinner with the family, then these restaurants should be on the top of your list.
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Locavore Kitchen x Drinks – multiple branches
Serving locally grown and produced Filipino dishes with a French touch, have a taste of your favorites with a modern touch by none other than Chef Mikel Zaguiree – former head chef of La Regalade – at Locavore Kitchen x Drinks.
Must-try dishes: Sizzling Sinigang, Lechon and Oyster Sisig, and Kare-Kare Wings.
Golden Cowrie – S Maison
Established in 1982, Golden Cowrie is an upscale restaurant designed to highlight authentic Cebuano flavors. It is a concept by Cebu Golden Restaurant Inc., which also established the famous Hukad.
Must-try: Baked bantayan scallops, lechon belly, and Balut sisig featured here.
Mesa – multiple branches
Mesa serves a wide variety of modern Filipino and Asian fusion dishes.
Recommended dishes: Sisig in a pouch, Crispchon, Crispy Hito, and more.
Pepeton’s Grill – Tomas Morato
If you’re hungry for some classic Filipino comfort cuisine, then Pepeton’s Grill and Restaurant is the spot for you.
Recommended dishes: Sinigang, Sisig, and Crispy Pata, and their Kapalmuks house specialty.
Sentro 1771 – multiple branches
Sentro 1771 is one of the pioneers in the modern Filipino cuisine scene.
Must-try: Corned Beef Sinigang
Ombu Kusina – Tomas Morato
Ombu Kusina offers modern Filipino cuisine infused with popular dishes from other countries.
Must-try: Baked prawns, Binakol na manok, Lechon kare-kare, and more.
G/F Sequoia Hotel, 91-93 Mother Ignacia St cor Timog Ave near Tomas Morato, South Triangle, Quezon City
Cafe Juanita – Kapitolyo
Cafe Juanita has been a neighborhood favorite. Inspite of the restaurant boom in the area, this place continues to pack itself to the brim due to its classic Filipino dishes, kitschy details, and treats for the eyes thanks to its eclectic and over the top Asian-inspired interiors.
Limbaga 77 Cafe & Restaurant – Tomas Morato
A restaurant that offers traditional Filipino dishes, Limbagay 77 is the perfect place to go to if you want to eat family style.
Recommended dishes: Kare-kare, Baked Lechon, and Four Flavored Wings.
Marison’s – Antipolo
Serving up modern interpretations of Filipino favorites, if you and your balikbayan relatives are on an out-of-town trip and are looking for some Filipino eats you can devour, then Marison’s is the perfect place for you.
Must-try dishes: Kare-kare, Caldereta, and Crispy Pata
Tahanan Bistro – Antipolo
A family run business set in renowned Filipino artist, Benji Reyes home lanai, Tahanan Bistro offers up all-Filipino dishes that are close to home and a breathtaking view to boot.
Recommended dishes: Arayat Set Menu and Kanlaon Set Menu
Crisostomo – multiple branches
Named after the protagonist in national hero Jose Rizal’s acclaimed novel, Noli Me Tangere, Crisostomo serves up classic Filipino dishes for those hungry for the taste of home.
Must-try dishes: Sinigang ni Eva, De Los Santos, Kare-Kare ng Kura, Paella Filipino, and Halo-Halo ni Crisostomo
Paluto – Tiendesitas
A fan-favorite Filipino restaurant, if you want something classic, authentic, and no doubt fresh off the stove Filipino dishes, best head on to Paluto.
G/F Food Village, Tiendesitas, Ortigas Ave cor E Rodriguez Ave, Ugong, Pasig
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