Zomato Food Guide: Popular Filipino Restaurants in Metro Manila (Part 2)

The month of August is nearing its end, and so is the month-long celebration dedicated to the Filipino language. In line with this, we continue with our list of popular restaurants that offer awesome local dishes.


Tiyo’s Cuisine by Chef and Brewer

Tiyo’s is a hidden mixed cuisine gem found in San Roque, Marikina City. Zomato users find the homey interiors of Tiyo’s highly appealing. It even has outdoor seating to accommodate smoking customers or those who wish to dine al fresco.

If you’re planning on checking Tiyo’s out, have a taste of their Inihaw na Panga ng Salmon: a juicy salmon head grilled just right served in a sizzling plate. You might also want to try their delicious Asado Beef Ribs with a serving of their steamed rice. Or maybe even try their crispy Adobong Kambing over a round of drinks. Aside from their exquisite Filipino cuisine, they also serve pizza, pasta, and burgers. To end your meal, have a hot cup of their famous one Peso coffee which Zomato users love.    


La Fiesta

La Fiesta is a Filipino cuisine buffet restaurant that considers itself as the largest Filipino buffet. They opened their doors to hungry customers last June in the Mall of Asia complex and had quickly become a consistent trending restaurant in Metro Manila.

La Fiesta’s menu, filled with an impressive array of Filipino dishes, is designed to satiate every local food pang. They have tinolang manok, dinuguan, lechon paksiw, and kare-kare. They also have bopis, lechong kawali, chicken barbecue pizza, and dinakdakan. For sweets, they serve local flavoured ice cream, special yema candy, and turon.

To celebrate their two months of operation, La Fiesta is currently running a promo that offers free dining for two people in a group of twelve. As with other buffet restaurants, they are also offering a free birthday dinner provided that the celebrant is accompanied by at least three paying adults.


Cafe Juanita

Cafe Juanita is a quaint restaurant along Kapitolyo, Pasig City that offers traditional Filipino delights from appetizers down to desserts. Start your meal with their calamares, chicharon bulaklak, or adobong pusit. For the main course, choose from some of their best-selling beef meals: kare-kare, bistek Tagalog, and beef caldereta. You may also try their Sisig on Tofu and Pinoy Ratatoy which Zomato users rave about. For seafoood lovers, they have boneless bangus, sugpo in coconut milk, and lapu-lapu with a tamarind sauce. For desserts, they offer classic sweet delights like caramel flan, cassava cake, mini turon, and of course, halo-halo.

If you’re planning to dine here, make sure to schedule it as they only operate from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM and from 5:30 PM to 10 PM. Aside from Kapitolyo, Cafe Juanita also has branches in Taguig and Muntinlupa City.


Romulo Cafe

Located near Tomas Morato, Romulo Cafe looks like a fine dining restaurant but without the expensive menu. Their extensive list of offerings features Filipino favorites with a twist. Their appetizers include chicharon, lechon kawali sisig, and tinapa roll. Craving for some chicken? Have a taste of their adobong manok sa gata. Dying for some seafood? Check out their Baby Pusit in Garlic, a juicy baby squid dish sautéed in garlic and olive oil. You may also want to try out their take on local spaghetti with Pasta Pilipino: piquant tuyo pasta with red eggs and tomatoes.

You can also check out this restaurant’s two branches in Makati and Muntinlupa city.


To see more restaurants that offer awesome Filipino dishes, visit zomato.com today! 


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