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Casa Armas

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Malate
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573 Nakpil Street, Manila, Luzon 1004, Philippines
(02) 523 0189
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6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Sun 6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
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Tokyo
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168 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

It is relaxing and this restaurant attracts both travelers and locals. We enjoyed tapas and paella. All excellent in the standard of Asia. Wine is also fine. Small complaint is too much garlic. One may ask the chef to reduce the amount.

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Thank gehararigo
Metro Manila, Philippines
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

You wanna try seafood in a Spanish way? Go and visit Casa Armas restaurant. It has several best dishes and I will never eat at Casa Armas without my favorites, Paella Negra, Gambas and their Tapas, Alcachofas.

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Thank MariaBernadetteRamos
Rockhampton, Australia
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Only in Manila for the one day and as we were in Malate, I hunted down this place. Fairly non descript looking place, it was quiet when we were here, and the staff were right onto us, and friendly. Its possibly the best tapas ive ever had, i think we had 5 different plates. All excellent but the shrimp (no.1... More 

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Thank Richard W
Manila, Philippines
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Want a place to wile away an afternoon with great tapas and ambience? Then Casa Aramas in Malate is for you. Tucked away in the older part of town it provides a wonderful place to spend an afternoon sampling very good (sometime variable) tapas while supping on excellent Sangria or wine purchased from a gem of a wine shop just... More 

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Thank D0ug888
Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Been there more than 20 times over last 3 years for business dinners with guests for last evening dinner just before they are heading to the airport. We always have same set of menu with gambas al Ajillo, champignon al Ajillo, boqueronos, patatas a la casona and salpicao for starters and then finish it off with seafood paella. Don't know... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We went here for a light meal since it had a high rating on Trip Advisor and in the lonely planet. What a bad idea! The squid rings where tasteless and the chorizo was very greasy. Moreover the prices are too high for the quality of the food. The staff were not interested in us and were not friendly. We... More 

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Thank Roos02
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I grew up with Casa Armas. After Señor Armas passed away a few years ago, I didn't want to go back. But nothing has changed. It serves the best tapas, paella, cochinillo, Iberian chicken in this side of town. It had the same cheesy 3man band that just adds to the ambience. I love the place! And the sangria help... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants in Malate and I make sure I eat here on every trip to Manila. I've tried most of the tapas and also the paella. When it's busy you'll struggle to get a table at all, but when it's quiet you could easily be the only ones sat in there. Busy = Friday and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Been living just 3 blocks from this resto for the past 10 years but just tried it recently. Loved the vibe, loved the ambience, and the gentlemen serenading the customers just makes the experience more enriching. You should try their Paella Valenciana, Baked prawnns and Sangria. Will definitely come back next time.

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Thank Danilo A
Manila, Philippines
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186 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This place has been here for numerous years. It's still cozy and provides some excellent dishes. After some jamon Serrano, chorizo and manchego we ordered Paella Valenciana. It's still as good as ever.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $60
Cuisine
Spanish, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 573 Nakpil Street, Manila, Luzon 1004, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila>  > Malate
  • Neighborhood: Malate
  • Phone Number: (02) 523 0189
Description
Since 1995, Casa Armas has been serving Manila with the finest and most authentic Spanish Food. Our menu offers a wide variety of Tapas, Paellas, Cochinillos and a long list of choices to truly enjoy a taste of Spain right in the heart of Manila.

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