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Farinas Ilocos Empanada

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Maysilo Circle, Mandaluyong, Luzon, Philippines
0917 817 3146
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Dining options: Brunch, Lunch
Description: Serving Ilocos Empanada

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
average tasting

The first time i tried ilocos empanada was decades ago. It was brought by my dad when he went home to his hometown, Ilocos Sur. While it is a bit stale because of the travel time it took, the crispiness of the crust was gone but the taste of the longanisa filling and mongo sprots and other... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2014
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Manila, Philippines
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Mandaluyong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I really like Farinas Empanada. Whenever i get hungry and i am in the area we go there. I always order the Ultimate Empanada.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The first time i tried ilocos empanada was decades ago. It was brought by my dad when he went home to his hometown, Ilocos Sur. While it is a bit stale because of the travel time it took, the crispiness of the crust was gone but the taste of the longanisa filling and mongo sprots and other ingredients, still is... More 

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Quezon City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Some eons ago, my curiosity was poked by that orange, half-moon shaped Ilocano delicacy called empanada. Fast forward to fairly recent times, I had the chance to taste empanada in that open air food fair at Pioneer called Banchetto. I excitedly opened the wrapper for my curiosity will finally be satiated. First bite was love, the second one a sinful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Ilocano food outlets in the Metro Manila area are only a few. Not so long time before, in order to enjoy authentic, fresh and quality Ilocano cuisine, one must travel around 9 hours to Laoag City in Ilocos Norte, the heart of Ilocano culinary delights. Recently,there was a boom in Filipino regional cuisines like those of Kapampangan, Cebuano, Ilonggo, Bicolano... More 

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Their Empanada is too oily and it is not crunchy. I did not enjoy their empanada at all and the taste is far from the other Ilocos empanadas I have tasted. Their ilocos vinegar was great though. Nothing special here and their empanadas are smaller than the others. I hope they would improve the taste of their products.

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Manila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Ferinos is a great Ilocos Empanada brand. What makes them different aside from the orange empanada color is that their empanadas are stuffed with unripe papaya and monggo sprouts. So their plain empanadas are great for vegetarians. What I love most is their special empanadas since they have a sausage and egg added in there and when eaten it tastes... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

When I first visited this branch, I was quite surprised with the prices of their food. However, thinking that it was because of how it is cooked, and knowing that Ilocos food is one of the best, then price should not be a problem. I bought empanada on my first visit (it was not good but it was not bad... More 

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Rosarito, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We visited this place, not satisfied and disappointed. I tried their empanada, it was greasy and taste of an old oil. Perhaps its the oil they are using cause everything else taste almost the same. It's worth taking a trip to Batac, Ilocos Norte. Try Bernadette's or Beth empanada besides the plaza stadium (well thats where it was). Make sure... More 

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Last Night,My Family and I took a "selfie at Farinas Ilocos Empanada at Kalyaan Ave. and when we reviewed the photo we saw a translucent ghost at the back. But that is not why i'm here when I tasted your "EMPANADAS" it tasted like old oil, it was VERY GREASY, I don;t mean to BUTCHER the name of the place... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Earlier today, August 25, 2013, Sunday, I had lunch with my family at Emapanada Nation Sgt. Esguerra Avenue, Quezon City. I heard that their Ilocos empanada are to die for, so I tried it. It would also be an opportunity for me to review two (2) competing restaurants serving the same product. The place was ok although there are no... More 

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Address: Maysilo Circle, Mandaluyong, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: 0917 817 3146
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Mandaluyong
Cuisine: Filipino

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  • Address: Maysilo Circle, Mandaluyong, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Mandaluyong
  • Phone Number: 0917 817 3146

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Filipino

Description

Serving Ilocos Empanada

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