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Landmark | Makati, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 898 1305
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • 19
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bibingka

I missed this filipino "christmas" delicacy. So every chance I get, I try to have this when I go back to the Philippines. They have the best Bibingka ever. Service is good

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
stormco2
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Los Angeles, California
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I missed this filipino "christmas" delicacy. So every chance I get, I try to have this when I go back to the Philippines. They have the best Bibingka ever. Service is good

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manila
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I love their food. An excellent respite from shopping. I don't care much for its location within Landmark. It's a Filipino comfort food in the middle of a pseudo leather shoe section. If you sit far into the restaurant, you won't smell the leatherette aroma ... as much. But once you're there, heels resting, back relaxing, legs weight free, with... More 

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Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Via mare has been in business since the 70's and to this day I can swear I go to Via Mare when I want to eat delicious Filipino or Spanish cuisine at very reasonable prices. I like their 'kare-kare' and their 'lechon'...I also like their 'arroz ala cubana' among many others including 'Pinoy' merienda favourites like 'guinataan halo halo', 'putt... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Via Mare is one restaurant that has consistently kept the excellent quality of their food, even in their branches, through the years. We had a light snack here yesterday before heading to a late dinner. The arroz caldo, dinuguan at puto, tokwa't baboy and palitaw were very good and comforting. It is Filipino food at its best. The waiters just... More 

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Nagoya, Japan
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162 reviews 162 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

if you are in a quick fix of Filipino food be it breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon snacks, merienda cena or dinner... Via Mare is an old reliable place. favorites would be puto bumbong and bibingka nt from the corner street stall, so you are guaranteed they're safe for your visitor friends... I wish that they serve the grated coconut as... More 

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Ohio, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Cafe Via Mare has a selection of old time filipino favorites. Nice location & good value for money. puto bumbong is best

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Manila, Philippines
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

After all these years, Via Mare can still be counted on to deliver great traditional Filipino food. It is an institution and an old reliable. Everything on the menu is good. A must try when you are in Manila. Just the thought of it is making my mouth water!

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London, United Kingdom
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481 reviews 481 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Was really excited about trying this place out in light of all the good reviews. But it was just ordinary the famous purple dessert was also just ok. The locals seemed to be really enjoying it so maybe it was just us. Service was prompt.

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caloocan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I have been to via mare for a couple of times but this will be my first time to write about the place.Cafe Via mare, I must say is serving the greatest puto bumbong in town. My family and I patronize this place just for the puto bumbong,Until we tried their main courses. They've been serving Filipino dishes with such... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

The location is awesome grab a coffee or a quick bite once you get tired and want a break from your shopping marathon. The coffee is freshly brewed and steaming hot a rarity in fast paced shopping malls. Though I did feel it can be slight,y lower priced. However the place was packed with local Filipinos so they sure have... More 

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  • Address: Landmark | Makati, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila
  • Phone Number: (02) 898 1305

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