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455 P Guevarra Street | Barangay Addition Hills, Manila, Luzon 1500, Philippines
+63 2 726 9326
7:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 1:00 am
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Malabon, Philippines
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I celebrated the valentine's day at Cafe Ysabel. They served a special menu for the vday. We ordered three mushroom consomme for soup, Argentine Cut US Angus & Roast Rack of Lamb for main course with red wine and Peter Pan Pie with Strawberries for dessert. Though it may seem a little bit pricey but it'll be... More 

Thank Irish_Kua
Forest Hills, New York
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We dined here for lunch. The house is a stunning prewar work of art. I loved the high ceilings and the woodwork. That said, because it is an old house, it's not wired for high powered lights meant to serve a busy restaurant. So, prepare to use your phone's flashlight to read the menu. I haven't had lengua in a... More 

Thank Grace0904
Crown Point, Indiana
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426 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Manila is an old city with a tradition of beautiful wooden houses. Unfortunately, rapid development and urbanization, including poor urban planning, has led to many old buildings being torn down and replaced. That makes Cafe Ysabel an anomaly. They've been serving a mishmash of continental, Spanish and Filipino food for 30 years in a refurbished 1920s home, and they continue... More 

Thank MrWarrenM
San Juan, Philippines
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

We were serve cold food, had to request to reheat the food, the service was slow and small serving and a little bit pricey.

Thank Mary Ann F
Manila, Philippines
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

This iconic award winning restaurant is situated in a 1927 ancestral home. I've closed so many deals in this restaurant since the 80s. Now my kids enjoy the restaurant as well. Chef Gene Gonzalez-an institution in the culinary world, is amazing. Customers are treated as friends. He surprised as with a free appetizer and desert! This restaurant is here to... More 

Thank Maria Isabel L
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Their food is average, and the serving is small. Service is not good too. There is indoor smoking without proper ventilation. Very unpleasant for non-smokers. Their rice is very dry and not cooked well.

Thank ehl_03
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We had to wait at an HOUR for even the first dishes to arrive and when all our. food food arrive the quality and taste of it was mediocre at best

Thank Edrick Lawrence O
Marikina, Philippines
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81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

My husband and I wanted to have a quiet dinner date after a long day at work . We wanted Cafe Ysabel gave us that break form the noise, we enjoyed their warm soup together with their freshly bakes breads , i could eat a lot os those! We had some salad, Ceasar was my all time favorite so he... More 

Thank MomLAP3
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

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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, Brunch
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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