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“Great Food, not so easy breathing”
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La Scala Cafe
Ranked #351 of 976 Restaurants in Manila
Price range: $3 - $28
Cuisines: Spanish
Description: "Homey" atmosphere, pleasantly comfortable and cozy...
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Description: "Homey" atmosphere, pleasantly comfortable and cozy...
California
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“Great Food, not so easy breathing”
Reviewed January 16, 2011

We took a chance on this upstairs bar/restaurant as were passing by. It is chock full of memorabilia, most of it very interesting, most 60s ish rock. It is a small place, but with a unique menu. The star here is the paella. We orered a medium, at less than 900 php. It was way big! Very tasty, and everyone loved it! Also good was the steak and the potatoes and veggies that came with it. Everything we had was superb.
But....The primary clientele here is Japanese and Korean. No problem there, but you know that means cigarette smoke. Lots of it. Constant. And with it being a very small place, there is not escape. Well, actually, there is one escape. They have a VIP karaoke room (overlooking the street!). It is free if your tab is over something like 2800 php. We were offered to dine there when we mentioned the heavy smoke, and they said we could dine there even if we didn't spend the 2800 php. Well there were 5 of us, and with appetizers, entrees, deserts, drinks it was over than amount anyway.
We very happy overall, and when we return to Manila, we will drop in, and if the VIP room is available we will dine. If not, no.

So if you smoke, or can use the VIP room, you will not be disappointed!

  • Visited December 2010
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
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