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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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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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
Good food in charming setting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Paul W
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Gold coast
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Gold coast
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115 reviews 115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Staines, United Kingdom
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164 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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42 restaurant reviews
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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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Manila, Philippines
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband grew up near the Malate area and this is one of the restaurants that he frequented back in the day. He took me to dine here for the first time for our anniversary and I must say, Cafe Adriatico made it to my personal list of great restaurants in the metro. We had their Corn soup for our... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Good view over Remedios, food looked ok but we stuck to cold bottles of SMB. (You can get it for half price across the street.) Just another slightly disappointing bar in Manila I'm afraid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

While it is an institution in Malate, Manila, it does maintain its old charm and consistently good food. Have been there a couple times for lunch, and enjoyed the humus dips, olives and bread, as well as the french onion soup. Tried a Filipino dish on the menu and didn't enjoy it. Worth a visit if you find yourself stuck... More 

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Honolulu
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great food, Outdoor seating, Traditional Spanish ambience, pleasant staff, good value. Arrive early if you want a good seat as it very popular.

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Manila, Philippines
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110 reviews 110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Cafe Adriatico and sister restaurant Abe which are back to back at the Mall of Asia in Manila still whip up some of the best traditional Filipino-Spanish cuisine in the country. Their version of the ubiquitous 'Lechon' is superb to say the least. Their 'kare-kare' really wonderful, one of the best I have tasted. Must experience.

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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: Romance, Local cuisine

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