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“Wow! Just wow!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Juanita

Cafe Juanita
2 United St | Kapitolyo, Pasig, Luzon, Philippines
(2) 632 0357
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Ranked #2 of 243 Restaurants in Pasig
Cuisines: Filipino, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Wow! Just wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I am from the U.S. and a friend brought me here. I was blown away by the food. The taste and presentation was delightful. I thought the decor was whimsical. They look like antique collections beautifully put together. Service was great. They had their awards displayed in the entrance. So you know this place has been recognized for their food. Value was awesome. We spent close to $50 US dollars. Not bad for three people eating in a fancy place and we ordered a lot. I am familiar with Filipino cuisine but their food seems to have a modern flair to it. Try the desserts. They are to die for!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Manila, Philippines
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“This place might change your mind about Filipino Food, if you know what to order”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Though there are WAY too many things on the menu, the food here is actually really good. Save for a few misses (very strange pakbet salad), everything else seems to be spot on.

They should forget the pan-Asian cuisine and stick to Filipino food, which is what they do best. Laing is great, crispy pata also (pork lovers only), shrimps in coconut milk were overcooked, bagnet salad also great (yes, in the Philippines we out fried pork in our salads). Local food isn't the best for vegetarians, but I'm guessing if you're looking for veggies only you might find something in the pan-Asian part of the menu. Maybe.

The decor looks like a very gay man and a belly dancer exploded into a restaurant, but somehow the quality of the furniture shines through.the story of this restaurant, really. It's as if the original Juanita's (which was just across the street and way better) still lives on, but is somehow in danger of disappearing underneath a lot of unnecessary "improvements". Hopefully, the owners will figure out that keeping it simple need not be boring. Too much variety is also a death sentence.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Darwin, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Cafe Juanita is the best restaurant I have been when on my stay in the Phillipines. I was blown away by the different flavors and the nice and cosy ambient. I will definitely go there next time I am around. Try the Crispy Pata, by far the best one I had.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Unique experience for authentic Philippines food. Decor is amusing with Buddha and streamers everywhere. The staff are also lovely as always.

Visited June 2013
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Pasig, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Perfect as always!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We have been clients of Cafe Juanita ever since they started.. service and food is consistently the same.. Perfect!

Visited May 2013
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