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Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 527 3893
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 27
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 30
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  • 7
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lunch

This place is very cozy but kind of small although they have outside dining. Food was so good and reasonable prices.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
L. M
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Daly City, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Daly City, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This place is very cozy but kind of small although they have outside dining. Food was so good and reasonable prices.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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505 reviews 505 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
1,099 helpful votes 1,099 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A lovely old colonial building that has a great courtyard for coffee or a lunch snack and a great restaurant for a full meal. the staff are extremely helpful and give explanations and suggestions from the menu. They also serve a buffet style meal which is reasonable priced. Right at the start of Intramuros in the heritage part of town.

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Hobart, Australia
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239 reviews 239 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

it's all downhill from there! We were taken to Barbara's as part of tour from our cruise ship, what an insult. The concept was good - demonstration of cooking Chicken Adobo and Halo Halo a traditional dessert. Sorry, but the meal was terrible. Probably our cruise ripped us off - we payed plenty and there wasn't even a glass of... More 

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London
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87 reviews 87 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A seemingly good halt for lunch in the Intramuros area of Manila. The restaurant has a collection of mostly large tables, with formal and dated white tablecloths. The staff were friendly and helpful, which is where any good comment ends. We started with a barely adequate soup and then went for the buffet. In common with many restaurants out here... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant especially for people with Balikbayan guests or foreign visitors. Its best to bring them for dinner esp during weekends where there is a Cultural show highlighting the Filipino cultures thru songs and folk dances. The food in the buffet table are all good tasting. The ambiance of this restaurant is perfect as it brings you... More 

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Taguig City, Philippines
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The lovely ambiance, careful table settings, attentive service, and live music really set the tone for an idyllic meal in Old Manila. Their ala carte offerings, via their coffee shop menu, are a taste of old school catering for weddings and banquets of yore (which they continue to provide with their present-day catering services). Their lunch buffet, however, is watered... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very Western style buffet. Service was good The soup was amazing. The rest of the buffet was only passable. Live music was entertaining. Good ambience, but don't expect to be impressed with the cuisine.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We visited the Intramuros location across from San Augustin Church for dinner. The food was amazing. The service was prompt and the manager personally walked around to greet people which I found to be very welcoming. I highly recommend the buffet, there's a lot to choose from and everything is delicious and a great value. The entertainment was awesome. The... More 

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Singapore
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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We lunched here as part of the half day tour - conveniently located opposite San Agustin Church. It's like dining in a friend's home - the decor & ambience was excellent & that was further complemented by the soulful string trio who had beautiful voices as they serenaded every table. The soup was served to the table - one dumpling... More 

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France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

LOCATION – It is quietly nestled in a colonial style building complex so you will really get the feel of the Old Manila during the Spanish era. There are 2 restaurants with the same name in the area and we actually tried the smaller one in the courtyard. Its open-air concept is welcoming so it’s really tempting to have a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila
  • Phone Number: (02) 527 3893

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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