Filipi-know which restaurants came out on top!
When it comes to celebrations, Filipinos make sure that there’s always more than enough food on the table. In fact, when it comes to home-cooked food, Filipinos also make sure that you are well-fed and happy.
If you’re too busy to be bothered to prepare home-cooked Filipino dishes, then check out the Top 10 Most Loved Filipino Restaurants that’ll make you say “Kainan na!”.
10. Kanto Freestyle Breakfast – Pasig
Kanto Freestyle Breakfast is a 24/7 free street all-day breakfast diner. It’s for those who want to DIY their breakfast and those who are on a tight budget. It’s not for those who aren’t willing to wait in long lines. We recommend the New Zealand Beef Tapa, Chocnut Champorado with Tuyo, and Oreo Cookie Butter Pancakes.
9. 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. Serving all-time favorites like sinigang, sisig, and crispy pata, Pepeton’s puts their own signature twist on pork with their Kapalmuks house specialty.
8. There’s Something about Sunday – Tomas Morato
There’s Something About Sunday is a brunch place that serves all-day breakfast and other meals like rice meals, pasta, pastries, and many more. It’s for those who want a home-cooked meal and Instagram worthy interiors for their Insta post. It’s not for big groups because of the size of the establishment. We recommend their pancakes and Beef Tapa.
7. Florabel – Pasig
Florabel is a fine dining restaurant that features creative dishes which are inspired by the chef’s passion for the unique and personal. It’s for those who want a fancy meal and to try a new spin on Filipino dishes. It’s not for those on a tight budget. We recommend Chef Florabel’s Award-Winning Adobo and U.S. Angus Rib-Eye Beef Salpicao.
6. La Fiesta – Pasay
La Fiesta is the metro’s largest casual eat-and-drink-all-you-can Filipino restaurant serving classic and exotic dishes, which include a variety of street food (such as balut, day old chicken, shawarma, isaw and chicken inasal) and drinks (such as beer and buko juice). The restaurant also features live music and cultural shows. It’s for big family occasions and celebrations. It’s not for romantic type dates. We recommend you try their grilled tuna belly and lechon de leche. Here’s a fun fact: La Fiesta is from the same owners of the popular Buffet 101.
5. Kusina Alfonso – Makati
Kusina Alfonso is a farm to table restaurant that has a modern Filipino menu. It’s for those who live in the area and want a home-cooked meal. It’s not for those who want to eat family style. We recommend the Tinapa and Salted Egg Fried Rice, Beef Pares, and Tortang Talong.
4. Chef Laudico Guevarra’s – San Juan
Chef Laudico Guevarra’s, by chefs Roland and Jacqueline Laudico, is a 1920s heritage house converted into a restaurant and events place where guests can enjoy an upscale but affordable Filipino buffet dining experience. It’s for special business meetings or big family celebrations. It’s not a place to treat your friends if you’re on a tight budget. We recommend the angus beef tapa, kare-kare, grilled gindara and cream dory with mango curry sauce. Our insider tip: Their clean plate policy charges you P100 for every 100 grams left. P.S. Buffet price is half for kids 4 feet and below.
3. Romulo Cafe – multiple branches
Romulo Cafe offers traditional Filipino comfort food from heirloom recipes set in a comfy museum-style restaurant that gives you a glimpse of Philippine history. It’s for homey family dinners and get-togethers, especially with balikbayan relatives. It’s not for your boys or girls night out. We recommend the Bagnet Pakbet, Lola Virginia’s Chicken Relleno, and Flying Tilapia. Our insider tip: Many of their dishes have vegetarian options. Read our full feature here.
2. Cafe Juanita – Pasig
Cafe Juanita is a neighborhood favorite that serves classic Filipino dishes that has eclectic and over the top Asian-inspired interiors. It’s for people who want to go out on a date and those who are looking for a function room where they can celebrate special occasions. It’s not for those who like simple interiors. We recommend Crispy Pata, Two-Way Pork Adobo Ribs, and Sisig on Tofu.
1. Terrace 45 – Tomas Morato
Terrace 54 is a restaurant that offers classic and contemporary comfort food that features not only Filipino food but International dishes as well. It’s for those who crave Filipino comfort dishes and International comfort dishes. It’s not for those who are looking to eat breakfast and lunch. We recommend their Prawns Thermidor Pasta and Buffalo Bacon Bites.
If you don’t see your go-to Filipino restaurants on the list, add those restaurants to your ‘Favorites’ page on the Booky app! It counts as a vote to push them up the ranks on our Top 10 lists.
Got any food porn you wanna share to the world? Show us those cheat meals by tagging us on Instagram @bookyapp and use the hashtag #bookymanila!