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Cafe Adriatico

Filipino, International, Spanish, Fusion
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1790 Adriatico St | Malate, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 524 1532
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Peacefull oasis in bustling Malate

Cafe Adriatico is a very old restaurant in Malate. It has a very nice atmosphere. We had a very nice dinner which was served very fast but had a very good quality. Allthough it is in bustling Malate it is has a very rustic place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Groningen
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Imus
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

If you want a great place to catch up with friends while enjoying great tasting desserts, this is the best place to go. We simply love their cakes and the setup of the place. Service is great also, who could ask for more!

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Manila
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I usually dine here for a business meeting. Service crew are very attentive. This could be a second office if you want to schedule one meeting after another and stay from breakfast to dinner.

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Groningen
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74 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Cafe Adriatico is a very old restaurant in Malate. It has a very nice atmosphere. We had a very nice dinner which was served very fast but had a very good quality. Allthough it is in bustling Malate it is has a very rustic place.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Good staff, food was fine and interior was comfortable and relaxing - nice change from the manic streets of Manila!

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Walked past the cafe Adriatico and had the unfortunate idea of stopping for some late dinner. The emmenthal in the omelette was hard to chew and probably a left over from the Bar opening in 1979. The prawns in garlic were more appalling if possible; frozen and scary fishy tasting. The sauce had some odd, metallic back taste i could... More 

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Gold coast
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Have retund to Cafe Adriatc after a few months away. The food is as od sever(especially the pepper steaks) though the service is not quie as good being slower and more causal.Th friendly manager who us used to welcome guests seems to have left so the atmosphere is not as good as before . The deserts are to kill for... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If I'm ever in the Adriatico area - in the vicinity of Luneta, Robinson's Manila, or Malate Church - and are not sure where to have a meal then Cafe Adriatico is definitely one of my go-to places. I've been going here since college. When the guys would crave for the best Salpicao with garlic rice in the Philippines, it... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I was in Mabini Road and was guided by my Agent friend Mdm Dorothy by walking few minutes to Adriatico Cafe. I wasn't expecting much as am still full from my normal lunch near a roadside Restaurant opposite Robinson Mall. Once entered the corner shop, we found it is 80% full at 4pm, we found a table for 4 of... More 

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172 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

The food is good with a varied menu of Philippino and International cuisine. The service is slow and with a large group - 12 - meals arrived at different times which was not nice for the group. Pork knuckle is recommended as are the salads. Quite expensive too, but overall worth a visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Good service and pretty good local fare in a pleasant Old World environment. Best thing on the menu is 'Lola Ising's Adobo Rice'. This large plate really hits the spot when you're starving. Worst thing on the menu: 'Squid Tactics'. The description makes it sound interesting but frankly, it sucks. Just boring and bland. Not sure why they keep it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1790 Adriatico St | Malate, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila
  • Phone Number: (02) 524 1532

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Filipino, International, Spanish, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

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