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“Great food, nice atmosphere, quaint place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Catalino's Cafe and Restaurant

Catalino's Cafe and Restaurant
Gulang-Gulang, Lucena City, Luzon https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catalinos-Restaurant-Villa-Javierto/224348900935065, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Lucena City
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Makati, Philippines
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Great food, nice atmosphere, quaint place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Catalino's is serves excellent filipino food, 1 order serves 2 to 3 persons, a value for your money. A must try is their halo halo simply to die for. While waiting for your orders, you can roam around and look at antique pieces on display in their house and restaurant that are for sale.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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RTP, NC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Wonderful view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Open air restaurant surrounded by antiques . Food has typical filipino options. Quality of food is ok. Service is a bit lacking especially when busy... Food took forever to arrive and to get the check was a long wait as well.

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Tayabas City, Philippines
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Catalino's Filipino Dishes: A Culinary Feast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I visited this place last 4th March 2014 with officemates as a way of unwinding after a day's work, we we treated to a culinary feast not just of taste but of all senses. the place exudes a vintage feel with old chairs, lamps & stained-glass windows. We enjoyed enseladang pako, sinigang sa miso as starters, followed by Kare-Kare, binagoongang baboy,Laing, adobo sa gata manok which is a
parade of the best Filipino dishes. we had crisy leche flan,halo-halo & hot choco for dessert. This has been an enjoyable feast.I recommend this place for everyone to try!

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Cumiana, Piemonte, Italy
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A special atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Looking for a good restaurant, with the right atmosphere, in Lucena is a little hard. But then, here we found it!
The location, beautiful, the food, perfect, the owner, very friendly.
What more can you ask?
We have been a few times and we will surely go back for more traditional Filipino dishes of top level.
And the connected antique shop, what to say, just incredible. The largest round table of the world, in a single piece of wood, is here!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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