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Casa Armas

Malate
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Julio Nakpil St., Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 523 0189
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious tapas

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Makati, Philippines
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74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

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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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Manchester
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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Metro Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Dined here a while back and the food served was awesome though it did take longer than what the server mentioned to us. All-in-all, all worth it. Definitely will be back again soon.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Its a really nice tapas bar that is centrally located in the malate area. The rustic feel makes me relaxed after a day full of activities. Their wine and tapas selection is big. This place did not disappoint me

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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

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