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Farinas Ilocos Empanada

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Maysilo Circle, Mandaluyong, Luzon, Philippines
0917 817 3146
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ive tried many Ilocos empanada version. Farinas was good, it made me and my boyfriend full but its missing something i can't point out, maybe the lack of garlic taste? Or the filling was not enough?. I will still eat here tho.

Thank Camille Bianca T
The Fort
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

I really find this small restaurant in Mandaluyong Circle homey specially Tita's personal service to everybody. She really gives attention to her every customers and make sure that you're satisfied with their food. Me and my friend's personal favorite are their Crispy Dinuguan and Ultimate Empanada, to the point that we crave for it every other day. I highly recommend... More 

Thank Nic0v
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

When you try Farinas Ilocos Empanada. You'll be amazed how delicious and stuffed each bite. It's like there's so many flavors and happening inside your mouth. You'll get to tasteThe ever fave Ilocos longganiza with egg and meat...yum! It is also best enjoyed with their own vinegar

Thank Billy N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

I really like Farinas Empanada. Whenever i get hungry and i am in the area we go there. I always order the Ultimate Empanada.

2 Thank quadro
Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The first time i tried ilocos empanada was decades ago. It was brought by my dad when he went home to his hometown, Ilocos Sur. While it is a bit stale because of the travel time it took, the crispiness of the crust was gone but the taste of the longanisa filling and mongo sprots and other ingredients, still is... More 

1 Thank jv424
Quezon City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Some eons ago, my curiosity was poked by that orange, half-moon shaped Ilocano delicacy called empanada. Fast forward to fairly recent times, I had the chance to taste empanada in that open air food fair at Pioneer called Banchetto. I excitedly opened the wrapper for my curiosity will finally be satiated. First bite was love, the second one a sinful... More 

1 Thank ivancarlojose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Ilocano food outlets in the Metro Manila area are only a few. Not so long time before, in order to enjoy authentic, fresh and quality Ilocano cuisine, one must travel around 9 hours to Laoag City in Ilocos Norte, the heart of Ilocano culinary delights. Recently,there was a boom in Filipino regional cuisines like those of Kapampangan, Cebuano, Ilonggo, Bicolano... More 

2 Thank FilipinoAdventurer
Manila, Manila, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Their Empanada is too oily and it is not crunchy. I did not enjoy their empanada at all and the taste is far from the other Ilocos empanadas I have tasted. Their ilocos vinegar was great though. Nothing special here and their empanadas are smaller than the others. I hope they would improve the taste of their products.

Thank MarieGraceLardizabal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Ferinos is a great Ilocos Empanada brand. What makes them different aside from the orange empanada color is that their empanadas are stuffed with unripe papaya and monggo sprouts. So their plain empanadas are great for vegetarians. What I love most is their special empanadas since they have a sausage and egg added in there and when eaten it tastes... More 

1 Thank Meryl87
Rosarito, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We visited this place, not satisfied and disappointed. I tried their empanada, it was greasy and taste of an old oil. Perhaps its the oil they are using cause everything else taste almost the same. It's worth taking a trip to Batac, Ilocos Norte. Try Bernadette's or Beth empanada besides the plaza stadium (well thats where it was). Make sure... More 

1 Thank Tomas D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Filipino, Fast Food, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: Maysilo Circle, Mandaluyong, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Mandaluyong
  • Phone Number: 0917 817 3146
Serving Ilocos Empanada

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?