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Casa Armas

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Malate
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Julio Nakpil St., Manila, Luzon 1004, Philippines
(02) 523 0189
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11:00 am - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Since 1995, Casa Armas has been serving Manila with the finest and most...
Since 1995, Casa Armas has been serving Manila with the finest and most authentic Spanish Food. Our menu offers a wide variety of Tapas, Paellas, Cochinillos and a long list of choices to truly enjoy a taste of Spain right in the heart of Manila.
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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Been living just 3 blocks from this resto for the past 10 years but just tried it recently. Loved the vibe, loved the ambience, and the gentlemen serenading the customers just makes the experience more enriching. You should try their Paella Valenciana, Baked prawnns and Sangria. Will definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
Danilo A
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We went here for a light meal since it had a high rating on Trip Advisor and in the lonely planet. What a bad idea! The squid rings where tasteless and the chorizo was very greasy. Moreover the prices are too high for the quality of the food. The staff were not interested in us and were not friendly. We... More 

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Thank Roos02
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I grew up with Casa Armas. After Señor Armas passed away a few years ago, I didn't want to go back. But nothing has changed. It serves the best tapas, paella, cochinillo, Iberian chicken in this side of town. It had the same cheesy 3man band that just adds to the ambience. I love the place! And the sangria help... More 

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Thank Tonyboy O
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants in Malate and I make sure I eat here on every trip to Manila. I've tried most of the tapas and also the paella. When it's busy you'll struggle to get a table at all, but when it's quiet you could easily be the only ones sat in there. Busy = Friday and... More 

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Thank Graham A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Been living just 3 blocks from this resto for the past 10 years but just tried it recently. Loved the vibe, loved the ambience, and the gentlemen serenading the customers just makes the experience more enriching. You should try their Paella Valenciana, Baked prawnns and Sangria. Will definitely come back next time.

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Thank Danilo A
Manila, Philippines
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173 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This place has been here for numerous years. It's still cozy and provides some excellent dishes. After some jamon Serrano, chorizo and manchego we ordered Paella Valenciana. It's still as good as ever.

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Thank marc_martin
Makati, Philippines
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210 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Good Spanish food but not as good as before when Jesus Armas was running it. Tapaz, jamon serano, paella are good dishes to try and the house red is quite drinkable and not expensic=ve

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Thank karl m
Sydney, Australia
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179 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

The outside can appear off putting however once inside it is lovely with delicious tapas. The pricing is a little higher than other restaurants. I highly recommend the calamari.

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Thank sarahausti
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

We came here because we wanted good food in a nice environment, something we had trouble with generally in Manila but managed to get here. I particularly love the marinated prawns. The bread that arrives when you sit down isn't sweet, it tastes like real bread! A friendly service in a bustling atmosphere. We ate here twice and were entertained... More 

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Thank Jonnytuna
Manchester
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86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It was expensive for Manila but worth it. The Sangria was lovely, as was the chorizo as well as the artichokes. The jamon was more like bacon and the meatballs were some hat soggy but overall we had a nice time and a good meal. The guys playing guitar inside gave a nice atmosphere and it was packed so it... More 

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Thank miss-b20
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I'm in Manila 3 times a year and we always make a point of eating at Casa Armas. The atmosphere is nice and the service is good, though sometimes they can forget about you. We always go when we're hungry, because the selection is excellent and we can never try everything we want to. Also, something always comes out of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Julio Nakpil St., Manila, Luzon 1004, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila>  > Malate
  • Neighborhood: Malate
  • Phone Number: (02) 523 0189

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 60
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Since 1995, Casa Armas has been serving Manila with the finest and most authentic Spanish Food. Our menu offers a wide variety of Tapas, Paellas, Cochinillos and a long list of choices to truly enjoy a taste of Spain right in the heart of Manila.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm

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