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Cafe Ysabel

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Italian, Filipino, International, Spanish
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455 P Guevarra Street | Barangay Addition Hills, Manila, Luzon 1500, Philippines
+63 2 726 9326
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7:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Located in the heart of San Juan, Cafe Ysabel is a 1927 San Juan vacation...
Located in the heart of San Juan, Cafe Ysabel is a 1927 San Juan vacation home that was transformed into a restaurant in 1982.
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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Lasagna Ever

The food is great especially the lasagna! Oh and the service is great as well. Me and my family will definitely come back for more!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Makati, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Chef Gene Gonzales, Chef Patron of Cafe Ysabel since it opened in the '80's has continued to mesmerised his loyal clientele these past 3 decades! Every time you go and dine in this wonderful 1950's circa house it is as if it is your first time!

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Manila, Philippines
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Have been here several times. Had dinner, beef was over-cooked, chicken was under-done. Had breakfast, food was terribly oily. A far cry from the glowing reviews of the past. Perhaps they're resting on their laurels?

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We decided to celebrate fathers day and my father's 60th bday here today. Was utterly disappointed. I heard from friends how good the food was, with a warning of how bad the service was. I didn't expect it to be this bad! We had reserved a table and arrived promptly at 12nn. We already knew what we wanted so we... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The food is great especially the lasagna! Oh and the service is great as well. Me and my family will definitely come back for more!

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New York City, New York
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30 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

ok so the it's an old charming house . it was nice . food was boring my meatballs was filled with carrots . and my gf's salmon was ok . the service was horrible, not welcoming and attentive and they seem not to know the menu , they had to ask other people for answers . our table was always... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The place is very relaxing. The foods served are all fresh and is delicious! Will definitely go back!

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Cebu City, Philippines
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We frequent Cafe Ysabel everytime we fly to manila simply because their food is really good. We always have the steak, very tender and tasty. The setting is an old filipino house so you can only do so much without ruining its appeal. It's a good place to go on a date or have an intimate dinner with friends and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

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
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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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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

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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Additional Information about Cafe Ysabel

Address: 455 P Guevarra Street | Barangay Addition Hills, Manila, Luzon 1500, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 2 726 9326
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Filipino, International, Spanish

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 455 P Guevarra Street | Barangay Addition Hills, Manila, Luzon 1500, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila
  • Phone Number: +63 2 726 9326

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Filipino, International, Spanish

Description

Located in the heart of San Juan, Cafe Ysabel is a 1927 San Juan vacation home that was transformed into a restaurant in 1982.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 1:00 am

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