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La Mesa

) #2,584 of 4,626 Restaurants in Sydney $$ - $$$ Filipino, Asian
19 Goulburn St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 1300 880 835
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“crispy pata” (21 reviews)
“halo halo” (8 reviews)
“kare kare” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Filipino, Asian
$$ - $$$
19 Goulburn St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only Filipino restaurant in the Sydney CBD but nothing out of the ordinary and a disappointment. Service was erratic & not professional, food was so-so, prices are on the expensive side and the utensils are not clean!

Thank MrsLunchy
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

I have been to this place a number of times already and I would not stop from coming back. Great Filipino dishes catered for Sydney life. Order takes a bit of time to prepare but it will be worth it.

Thank Travelleroller
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

we met the owner she was kind and accommodating 😊 the food was delicious. could use a little more flavor on the lumpia but the kare kare is flavorful 👌🏻

Thank Nice N
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Good Filipino food and good customer service. Only thing I could say bad about this place is it was abit expensive but other then that it's really nice.

Thank Bjay K
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

It's easy to walk past as it's upstairs and close to Mamak with it's queue of people outside. But we thought we would try it anyway and we were pleasantly surprised. The entrees were not a highlight but the mains we had were delightful. A...More

Thank Kit_Kat_3146
Reviewed December 7, 2016

A group of friends sat down for dinner last night - the food was quick to be table but the duck had no meat only bonds and they had no egg rice. once we started to eat at the table the casher came over and...More

2  Thank Shimey C
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch today after we went to the Philippine Christmas Festival and sadly it was a disappointing experience. First of all, we waited a good 15 mins to be served. Then the crockery i.e. plate was dirty. They replaced it without me...More

2  Thank Anna_Bannana629
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Looking for something a little different, locate this Philippine restaurant. We had the deep fried fish and pork leg - both excellent. Started with mixed entrees - nice starter. Had garlic rice - will definitely do this again. The appearance is a little dated but...More

Thank Ronald D
Reviewed September 29, 2016

I have dined at this restaurant several times before, always with friends. Most of the dishes are authentic Filipino, except for some. I don't know, but it seems the quality has deteriorated, maybe because the restaurant was full, and there were several people waiting for...More

Thank nzphotog
Reviewed September 27, 2016

We got here by chance as we are supposed to go to Mamak next door. The vibe is typical Karenderia with pictures on Mayon in the wall and an Altar near the stairway. Me and my wife ordered Okoy, Sariwang Lumpia, Sisig (which I normally...More

1  Thank Nino B
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Goulburn St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 1300 880 835
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