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Cafe Via Mare

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Landmark | Makati, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
+63 2 898 1305
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Naga City
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Via Mare has been our favorite place to dine or have snacks. We like their palabok,bibingka and puto bungbong. We also like their tortang alimasag which comes with rice and fried lumpia ubod. It is a complete meal and the service is large enough to share with companion. Truly, it is a good respite after going around shopping. Highly recommended.

Thank Tetay59
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well illustrated menu with pictures for the first timer diner who has never tasted Filipino cooking. Most dishes comes with a portion of rice, so check with waiters if you don't want to be over-fed. Try the local desserts for merienda ( tea) time. A little bit on the pricey side considering the food is average but you get a... More 

Thank girl-in-a-fix
Pasig, Philippines
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food flavor is superior, as expected of Via Mare. All wait staff are extremely efficient, obviously happily employed.

Thank 7107_Traveller
San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines
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180 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We always dine here when shopping. The place is not that full every time we eat here. Love their pancit luglug, sinigang na hipon, vigan longganisa, bibingka, and puto bumbong.

Thank Ferry A
Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Via Mare is known for Filipino food with Spanish influence. The food is consistently good, you can see because of the flock of diners, and you can also see they are not new customers. Consistent also is the service which is poor. They tend to wait on others forgetting your order. So avoid when its crowded and when those seated... More 

Thank Nestor P
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

We were doing our last minute shopping at the Landmark around the last few hours before closing. Via Mare was the most convenient as we had to continue shopping after dinner. The servings were adequate and the food was tasty.

Thank Allan N
Baguio, Philippines
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

I'm so amazed that all of my local favourites are served on this Cafe. The food presentations are excellent and the taste is very nostalgic, reminds me so much of my childhood memories. I remember my grandma almost all of the food they serve here. Happy tummy.

Thank navigatio673
Makati, Philippines
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Whenever i feel like eating the good old Filipino merienda meals like Pancit Luglog, Ginatang Bilubilo, Tokwa't Baboy, Goto, Puto Bumbong, Puto Maya, Bibingka, Puto Maya, etc., etc., only one resto name comes into my mind and that is no other than Cafe Via Mare. Good food at at the right price.

Thank Lyn A
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Vey nice and tasty Filipino dishes & delicacies. Nice place for a merienda (tea break) and try some Filipino dishes.

Thank mrdacillo
Las Vegas, Nevada
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

A new friend we met up took us here for lunch, and we were glad she did! I loved all the food we ordered: munggo, salad, tilapia, sinigang, tinapa rice! We will definitely come back and eat here again on our next visit!

Thank A A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Filipino, Asian, Cafe
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Landmark | Makati, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila
  • Phone Number: +63 2 898 1305

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?