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455 P Guevarra Street | Barangay Addition Hills, Manila, Luzon 1500, Philippines
+63 2 726 9326
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 1:00 am
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

'Been here a number of times and I'd say that the quality of service seems to have diminished. While waiting for our food orders to arrive, servers were obnoxious enough to mock the tip left by a group who stepped out of the resto, saying "barya barya lang" loud enough for us to hear. Well, I believe they just got... More 

Thank jvbpena
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The food in Cafe Ysabel is satisfactory to say the least and I found some of the dishes on the salty side. Here are a list of dishes we tried: - Caesar Salad was very soggy - Cheese Pizza was good. If I do go back it will be for the pizza. - Carbonara was too salty - Salpicao was... More 

Thank Melissa T
Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Café Ysabel is a local landmark and legendary name in the Philippine culinary setting started as a neighborhood bistro in the muffled Wilson Street in San Juan, Manila in the early 1980’s. The restaurant features an alluring and endearing atmosphere and is like moving back the guests’ imagination to something familiar time and places from long ago. Sometimes, it looks... More 

2 Thank adsthegreat25
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Had high expectations upon visiting this place.food came around 45 minutes after we ordered considering the restaurant was almost empty.found 3 strands of hair in our pasta and quickly sent it back to the kitchen.no apologies were made from the wait staff and kitchen.is this how this place train chefs? coz we were expecting somebody to at least compensate for... More 

1 Thank Chris R
manila, phil
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200 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

Cafe Ysabel has been around for a long time. It has gotten bigger but the food has remained pretty much the same. The place is good for groups of friends who want to enjoy good food and lingering over dinner. The food, though, is not as consistent as it used to be. Before, anything we ordered would be great. That... More 

1 Thank gafrancomd
Hong Kong, China
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Cafe Ysabel is one of those old restaurants that has maintained the quality of their food and service all these years. Their menu kept the classic dishes and incorporated new delights which will make their customers, both old and new, faithful to the restaurant.

1 Thank RichieFSC
Makati, Philippines
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

If your looking for a quiet place where you can have long conversations with family and friends, Cafe Ysabel is the place to go. Food is great and servers are very attentive. My only comment is that its a tad dark in the dining area though especially on evening hours

1 Thank n0ellie
Mandaluyong, Philippines
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

I called Cafe Ysabel at around 8AM and asked if we can be accommodated before lunch on Mother's day. We are lucky enough and was given a table for 2. When we arrived a little before 11:30 AM, I asked for our table and gave the male staff my name. We stood there for a couple of minutes, before ushering... More 

2 Thank cxLean_1223
Manila, Philippines
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

I've been dining in this resto since I was a kid. That's about 18 years already. The place remains the same throughout all those years. Having said that more than the restaurant bringing nostalgia (like what you'd experience in vigan), the hotel strikes me as eerie. Even if you want a Spanish-era theme, you need to do some improvement. Food... More 

4 Thank MissCSees
Manila, Philippines
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Dropped by with friends for coffee at about 3 pm. I remember Cafe Ysabel during its heyday and it was Chef Gene Gonzales's flagship resto. The place is a gracious old house with stained windows and wood cut-outs on the wall. Unfortunately, The room was dark and the waiters were slow. The coffee was okay and the sansrival buttery but... More 

5 Thank ChaoSev

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Italian, Filipino, International, Cafe, Spanish, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 P Guevarra Street | Barangay Addition Hills, Manila, Luzon 1500, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila
  • Phone Number: +63 2 726 9326
Located in the heart of San Juan, Cafe Ysabel is a 1927 San Juan vacation home that was transformed into a restaurant in 1982.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?