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Cafe Via Mare

Landmark | Makati, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 898 1305
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Ranked #17 of 740 restaurants in Manila
Dining options: Reservations
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86% Recommend
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English first
Ohio, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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387 reviews 387 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Been to Cafe Via Mare many times but this is the first ti,e I am reviewing it. I like coming here whether for light snacks of lumpiang sariwa or for lunch of native delicacies. Quality has been consistent thru the years you would think their chef and kitchen staff have been with them for a hundred years. Great restaurant. Great... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Cafe via mare's (Greenbelt branch) merienda selections are always been family's favorite. They tastes like heaven! The servings are quite big and prices are reasonable. Though the serving time isn't the fastest! Be sure that when you grab your merienda here, you are willing to waste your time waiting for the food to be served. nevertheless, they are so delicous,... More

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124 reviews 124 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Whenever I crave for bibingka this is the only place that comes to mind-soft and fluffy. I also like their pancit luglug.

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2,665 helpful votes 2,665 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Their oysters are always great, fresh and so yummy. Ever since I have been eating at this restaurant, starting when I landed in Manila in 1998, and truly recommend their seafood, but one thing stands out there are their dishes made out of oysters.

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Luzon, Philippines
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Restaurants have their own style of cooking food and Cafe Via Mare is one place I visit to have an order of their beef Salpicao, tender tasty and something truly worth having when dining here.The ambiance of the resto itself gives you that welcoming feeling and ordering is not a long wait. Their service is given with a smile and... More

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