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Chihuahua Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

Chihuahua Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar (7838 Makati Avenue, Makati, Manila) – every Thursday and Saturday evening, this Mexican restaurant & bar plays Latin music (ranging from Salsa, to Bachata, Merengue, Kizomba, and Reggaetón). At 10:30 pm during those evening, there are also free Salsa lessons for beginners.

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Teddy’s Bigger Burger

Teddy’s Bigger Burger (Greenbelt 3, Makati City, Manila) – for those who want a break from Filipino food, this Hawaiian burger restaurant is a good start. With a base of 100% U.S. Black Angus ground chuck, the hand-packed burgers served here are flamed broiled, and a variety of sauces are available. One burger worth trying […]

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Sentro 1771

Sentro 1771 (Greenbelt 3, Makati City, Manila) – another restaurant within the Greenbelt mall, Sento 1771 serves Filipino cuisine — offering a variety of items, such as Fresh Smoked Fish Spring Rolls, Sinigang Na Corned Beef, Boneless Crispy Pata, and Lechon Kawali.li.

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Lusso

Lusso (Greenbelt 5, Makati City, Manila) – located within the Grrenberlt shopping mall at the Makati business district, this restaurant’s Mediterranean-influenced menu offers items such as Spinach Taglierini (spinach pasta with asiago, mushrooms and parma ham), lobster & river prawn roll, and the (highly rated) foie gras burger. Lusso’s fine interior décor also gets high […]

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La Cabrera Grillado and Bar

La Cabrera Grillado and Bar (6750 Ayala Avenue Business Tower, Glorietta Complex, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Manila) – this is a restaurant rarely found in the Far East, since it serves Argentine cuisine (especially grilled meats). Using the Argentine style open pit to cook, this restaurant’s favorite include: Ojo de Bife, Bife de Chorizo, and […]

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Izakaya Kikufuji

Izakaya Kikufuji (Little Tokyo, 2377 Pasong Tamo, Makati City, Manila) – located in Manila’s Little Tokyo district, the busy chefs – the first thing one notices walking into this restaurant, are one of the star attractions here. Situated in an open space at the center of the room, diners are free to see what the […]

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Ilustrado

Ilustrado (744 General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila) – this restaurant, housed in a Spanish colonial-style villa, is best known for its breakfast foods (such as ensaymada – a savory brioche, and Spanish hot chocolate). Along with that, the house favorites are Paella Ilustrado, Callos Madrilena, Lengua con setas, and Adobong Bagnet with Prawns and Crab Fat […]

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Chef du Partie

Chef du Partie (G/F Power Plant Mall, Makati City, Manila) – this trendy restaurant, managed by a well-traveled trio of female chefs/restaurateurs, serves well-regarded dishes such as Truffle Macherroni (Macherroni with white truffle paste, cream, grana padano, and parma ham), Black Stew (Baby squid with chorizo, tinta, aioli, and sliced Italian bread), Maine Lobster Vongole […]

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Café Juanita

Café Juanita (19 West Capitol Drive, Pasig City, Metro Manila) – this restaurant specializes in Filipino home cooking. Among the dishes served here are pork adobo, angel-hair pasta with aligue (crab fat) sauce, and deep-fried asohos (whiting) and laing (taro leaves in coconut milk). The detailed interior décor makes diners feel as though they’re eating […]

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Blackbird

Blackbird (Nielson Tower, Ayala Triangle, Makati City, Manila) – this Art Deco-themed restaurant, located in the affluent Makati business district, was once the control tower of the old Manila Int’l Air Terminal back in the 1930s & 1940s. Nowadays, this restaurant serves a variety of European-inspired dishes. Recommended items include Cheddar & Zucchini Brioche, and […]