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Casa Armas

Julio Nakpil St., Manila, Luzon, Philippines (Malate)
(02) 523 0189
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Ranked #48 of 739 Restaurants in Manila
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Malate
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Malate
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The Armas restaurant next to the Adriatico Arms Hotel is a treasure place. We stayed in the Adriatico and ate every night at the Armas restaurant. The staff were so helpful and friendly we felt like at home. The tapas meals were very nice and so were the main meals, the pepper steak was my favorite. The place is open... More

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Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Simple place in Malate. The gambas al ajillo are to die for. Better than most I found on my visit to Madrid last month. I always eat here every time I come to Manila and it never disappoints

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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