What are the best Filipino restaurants in the Philippines?

asked by Carla Mae Penacuba
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    Cabalen is a franchise group of Mangan, Pinoy, Thai and Cerveceria food that works on a buffé service of Eat All U Can, Eat All U Want. It's specialized on traditional Filipino and Asian food, offering a good range of dishes.


    Brandon Gray
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "I found Cabalen when I was looking for Filipino food. They serve a great variety of Filipino and Asian food, and was pretty good!"
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    #2Casa Roces

    Casa Roces
    Casa Roces is a full-service restaurant and café that is located in the San Miguel's district of the city of Manila. With an elegant and classy touch that blends tradition and history and really good food, a heritage of the Spanish and Filipino food tradition.


    Russell Day
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "Casa Roces is definitely one of the best Filipino restaurants in the Philippines. The interior decor has a touch of class which gives the appearance of 4 to 5 star restaurant. The food tastes very exquisite. Casa Roces has established itself as a high quality restaurant."
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    #3Romulo Café

    Romulo Café

    Romulo Café is a restaurant located in Manila that serves traditional quality food, ideal for large groups and families. Among its top dishes we can find appetizers such as Chicharon and Crispy Crablets and main dishes like Eskabetcheng Lapu-Lapu or Paco Salad.


    Gloria Harris
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "Romulo Cafe appears to have a strong Spanish influence. I'm not sure it's a truly Filipino restaurant. It may be better quality but less authentic."
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    Ilustrado is a Filipino, Spanish and Asian restaurant that offers a good selection of the best dishes of each tradition. Situated in the Intramuros part of Manila, and has a cozy and chic touch. The recommendations are the Baked Eggplant and the Stuffed Chicken Relleno.


    Gloria Mendez
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Any traveler looking to score some really good authentic Filipino cuisine should check out Ilustrado if you happen to travel there. The pricing is out of this world considering the quality presented. Really top notch."
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    #5The Aristocrat Restaurant

    The Aristocrat Restaurant

    The Aristocrat is one of the most popular multi-cuisine restaurants in Manila, where you can taste authentic traditional Philippine food. They specialize in chicken barbecue.


    Pranav Patel
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "I'm not much of a chicken fan but that's changed now. I love the way it was prepared here and the taste is simply amazing!"
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    Written on March 23, 2018
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