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Cafe Ysabel
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455 P. Guevarra Street | San Juan Metro, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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455 P. Guevarra Street | San Juan Metro, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(632) 726-9326
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Recommended place for superb food with romantic atmosphere
5 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2014
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darkroom_101

The place is not really known when you take a taxi since their signage is not really visible along the road; however, when you arrive in this place, it would reminisce you in the Spanish... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The place is not really known when you take a taxi since their signage is not really visible along the road; however, when you arrive in this place, it would reminisce you in the Spanish era wherein house and interior are all antique with added lights that would surely be perfect for romantic dinner date. Staffs are friendly and knowledgeable... More

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Manila
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I have been eating in Cafe Ysabel for many many many years now. I have not gotten tired of eating in the place. This is the one on P. Guevarra in San Juan. Still cozy and yes maybe the interior has to be upgraded, but then again the decor has that 'homey and traditional feel. Food has been and still... More

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I call it "best kept" because it is not located in a busy dining districts and a little bit secluded unlike the others. It's location is not really of a issue. I been to this fabulous restaurant for the Nth time. This is the first time I'm writing a review about it since I'm not a member of TripAdvisor during... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Food is at best only average. You just get overwhelmed by the ambiance. Check out how the kitchen looks like. Really filthy, wet, and grimey. Won't pass sanitation.

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Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Authentic ambiance with a homey feel. Really good food, too! The spicy pasta (I forgot, but it has a catchy name) and risotto are very delicious. OPM music or instrumental songs were serenading us while eating. I will definitely go back here. It is worth the trip to Greenhills.

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Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Was looking for a romantic anniversary dinner date online and i chance upon this restaurant, the reviews were good so i gave it a try. The place is like an old spanish house turned into a restaurant and the interiors are filled with old memorabilias, the lamps ,even the floors..it has that old rustic feel. The foods are delectable and... More

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

It's been almost a year since I got the" YES" from my ex gf now fiancee here in this memorable place. My plan made possible with the help of the staff. It was perfect because when I ask her the question we were seating in the table called the YES-table! I'll let you, to go figure . Anyway, before I... More

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Mandaluyong
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The experience was ridiculous. We were nicely welcomed by one of the waiters upon arrival. However, i kind of think it went too far. The customer service is so sub-par. I called for a waiter's attention to ask him to light a candle for our table. I gave him a wave, and he responded by giving me a nod as... More

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Pasig, Philippines
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Cafe Ysabel is a beautiful place, tucked away along P. Guevarra St in San Juan. The reviewers are right- you could miss it very easily and should instead be on the lookout for their school signage, the Center for Asian Culinary Studies. Photographers would probably zoom in on the money shot upon disembarking from their vehicle- a sweep of Cafe... More

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Pasig, Philippines
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The ambience and the presentation of the food is excellent, but the food is nothing special. In the past was better in my opinion. Hard to find, be sure to know the exact location before to go there.

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Additional Information about Cafe Ysabel

Address: 455 P. Guevarra Street | San Juan Metro, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: (632) 726-9326
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila

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