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Cafe Adriatico

Filipino, Spanish, International, Fusion
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1790 Adriatico St | Malate, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 524 1532
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
food good but average service

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
SurreyGirl27
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Staines, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Staines, United Kingdom
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505 reviews 505 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
1,100 helpful votes 1,100 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Manila, Philippines
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

party of 9 we went around 4pm for afternoon snack, mind you we've been here before Malate branch and from memory I enjoyed it. So I took my family out and made sure we were hungry as I planned to order up a storm. We started out with Arroz Caldo, tokwat baboy and palabok. We planned to oder more since... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This restaurant is pretty awesome for a few reasons. The food is good, they're open late, they take credit cards, there is good outdoor seating, and it's all at a really good price for Manila.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Corner of Remidios and Adriatico Street. Good food, fair prices and a smart little outdoor seating area

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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, Spanish, International, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

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