This Bicolano cafeteria-style joint is justifiably popular with locals thanks to its extensive menu of dishes such as lechon and pinangat, kandingga and bangus with laing, all consumed on genuinely comfy seats in an…
To keep it real with the local fare, head to this food court next to San Francisco Church and fill up for less than P40.
Bob Marlin is locally renowned as the best spot in town to chow down on crispy pata (deep-fried pork knuckle). Other Filipino dishes also hit the spot and, most importantly, soak up the booze during the bouts of liv…
They do some very fine Bicol cuisine here, although you may have to ask for specific regional specialties from off the menu. Also does good Chinese food.
Long-standing, informal joint with a loyal local following, thanks to its tasty toasted siopao and simple pansit, adobo and other Filipino standards.
An affordable Asian fusion restaurant that offers everything from tuna sashimi to tasty pad Thai.
This big, bright, spotless Chinese eatery is attached to the Regent Hotel and has a truly voluminous menu. Dishes good for two start at around P145.
Bills itself as a ‘rock cafe’ with live music every night, an acoustic night on Wednesday, and – unusually – mostly original music rather than covers from the performers. Check website for the weekly lineup.
Live jam bands, Bicol cuisine, lots of booze, drunk Filipino students and (of course) videoke equals fun times all around.