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Casa Armas

Julio Nakpil St., Manila, Luzon, Philippines (Malate)
(02) 523 0189
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Ranked #60 of 730 restaurants in Manila
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Malate
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Malate
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Ko Samui, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This place has great atmosphere and ok service but we would say the food we ordered was only average. Watch out for flying insects as reported in an earlier review.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Large menu and wandering guitar duo, who take requests. Food is home style with generous serves that are good to share. Our group liked the bocquerones, the garlic prawns, the mixed seafood-a type of ceviche and the fish in salsa verde. A welcome choice to offset the fast food dominance in Manila.

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Vancouver, BC Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

The ambience , the people. , the food is always good. Jun the manager is the best thing ! He is friendly , very accommodating and not intrusive. It's meal that I I cannot afford to miss whenever I'm in Manila. I send my foreign friends there from Holland , Canada and the USA and they agree with me. The... More

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Manila, Philippines
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This Spanish Filipino restaurant is most famous for its Lechon cut with ceramic plates. Yes it is that crispy. For dessert, don't forget to order their Canonigo - a fluffy egg white dessert dripped in caramel.

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Amsterdam, Nederland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This place is realy spanish or mexican or philpinean or what you like. The food is good and the service perfect. We came here twice.

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This used to be such a great restaurant but not anymore. I booked a table last June 16 for a Father's day lunch with my family. First off, there's limited parking available at this particular branch. In fact there's only one slot available. That's already a hassle. Next, the waiters led me and my family to their private room where... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Recently popped over with friends and family as a few had not enjoyed the original Casa Armas. It's the place for somer really spectacular dishes — the Crab and the Roast Chicken stand out (you need to pre-order the chicken with your reservation). The ham croquettes earned a second round. The tapas are consistently good and the service is affable.... More

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Manila
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102 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

My husband and I love Spanish food so we usually end up in a Spanish restaurant during date night. Time and time again, we return to our favorite, Casa Armas in Malate, because of their fantastic paella. After trying out the paella in different restaurants, the one in Casa Armas still gets our vote. The flavors are rich and hearty,... More

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Makati, Philippines
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I found the food to be okay but nothing spectacular. I grew up eating Spanish food and I was not too impressed with their tapas nor their paella. I still very much prefer the flavors of Alba"s or the now closed (at least to my knowledge) Mingoy's and Dona Nenas. Amalia's (Mingoy's wife) in the Magallanes Makati , in my... More

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Malolos City
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Each time I crave for vegetarian paella, the first thing that comes to mind is Casa Armas. The vegetables are cooked just right (unlike the vegearian paella in another more established Spanish resto which serves overcooked, soggy vegetables in their vegetarian paella). Salad is also good though nothing extraordinary. I really am disappointed that the branch in Trinoma closed. Now... More

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