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La Cocina de Tita Moning

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Mexican, Filipino, International, Spanish, Asian
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315 San Rafael St., San Miguel, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(+632) 7342146
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Christmas Family Dinner

Whether you are with family celebrating Christmas or any special occasion, La Cocina de Tita Moning never fails. With its homey atmosphere, the Legarda Mansion was used to be the home of Tita Moning and husband Dr. Legarda, every nook and cranny was well furnished and preserved. The menu was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Cocoray08
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Manila, Philippines
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Whether you are with family celebrating Christmas or any special occasion, La Cocina de Tita Moning never fails. With its homey atmosphere, the Legarda Mansion was used to be the home of Tita Moning and husband Dr. Legarda, every nook and cranny was well furnished and preserved. The menu was Spanish recipes that the owners used to prepare for their... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is like a family-setting dinner, with the history of the place and the people serving you made explicit. It is well worth the visit. Not fine dining per se, but solid food home-cooking style.

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Dining at Tita Moning's reminded of the meals we had at home in the late 50's. Extremely flavorful food and nostalgic atmosphere. If not for the location, it would be nice place to regularly bring friends for dinner.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I keep coming back not just for the delicious food but also the place. I am so drawn to the 30s and 40s from the history, clothes and music that whenever I visit this house-resto, I literally feel like I am coming home. I have always told my husband, IF there is a past life, I am guessing I have... More 

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monings_12, Owner at La Cocina de Tita Moning, responded to this review

We are extremely honored that you find a part of yourself in our quest to preserve heritage. Truly, the greatest privelege that we earn is in the sharing itself and being able to connect with people like you. Every member of the team is touched by your kind words and we look forward to continue to welcome you in the... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Reservations must be made in advance to get a table here ; its because they have a wide variety of menus to choose from. We had the option of Classic Menu 4 which didn't disappoint! Amazing starters of prawns and marinated eggplant salad. Followed thru with a Chicken Ala kiev that came with very well prepared sides. Then the trio... More 

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monings_12, Owner at La Cocina de Tita Moning, responded to this review

Thank you for your very very kind words. We thank you for allowing us to share our heritage with you. From every member of the team, love and light always.................. More 

Makati, Philippines
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Have a glimpse on how the moneyed clan lived. The heritage home of Spanish - Filipino ancestry located near Malacanan ,Manila is truly worth visiting. The food/menu were truly delicious from the first bite to the last. The price is on the high end side but this should not stop one from experiencing and tasting the fare being offered.The place... More 

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monings_12, Owner at La Cocina de Tita Moning, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. The real riches in the ancestral home are the team that makes its existence possible everyday and the guests that allow us to keep serving them . Thank you for being part of our journey...... More 

Taguig, Rizal, Philippines
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

heavenly food, that's it. for special occasions only primarily because of the price and the fact that you need to reserve and not simply walk in.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Set in a heritage home this cozy restaurant features traditional Filipino cuisine with a very creative modern touch, a very ambitious menu with excellent delivery. The staff will really do their best to make you feel at home. They also offer takeout and sell some goodies made in house. I recommend the Salsa Monja and their Cheese spread. This restaurant... More 

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monings_12, Owner at La Cocina de Tita Moning, responded to this review

Thank you Oz for your wonderful and kind words. People like you make our mission to preserve the home possible, we are honored to have served you. We wish you more wonderful dinners in the future and hope to be able to welcome you again. May your kindness and light follow you always. More 

Baku, Azerbaijan
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you are looking for something special, extraordinary, tasty you SHOULD visit La Cocina de Tita Moning. You will be drawn into the history of this family their traditions. The way they serve their meal and taste of it will make you feel a member of this family and their traditions. Just try and will extremely enjoy this place. !!!!!!!

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monings_12, Owner at La Cocina de Tita Moning, responded to this review

There are also no words to describe our gratitude for giving us the chance to welcome and serve you. Many thanks for helping us preserve the ancestral home. We hope to be able to welcome you again. May your light bring the same joy to others. More 

Manila, Philippines
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

By far one of the best dining experiences I've ever had!!! The night started with a tour of the Legarda's ancenstral home, then we got to dine using the family's heirloom china, silverwares and glasswares, some of which came from the family's trip to Italy back in 1940. Even the menu was pegged from family recipes, and several servers have... More 

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monings_12, Owner at La Cocina de Tita Moning, responded to this review

We are humbled and honored by your kind words. We hope that you will be visiting us again one day . It is people like you that make preserving the ancestral home worthwhile. May love and light be with you always and may you have many more wonderful dining experiences. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 San Rafael St., San Miguel, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila
  • Phone Number: (+632) 7342146

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Filipino, International, Spanish, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

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