Mabuhay Cafe & Restaurant

Filipino in Honolulu

The tablecloths, well-worn counter stools and jukebox should clue you in that this is a mom-and-pop joint. They’ve been cooking pots of succulent, garlic-laden pork adobo (meat marinated in vinegar and garlic) and kare-kare (oxtail stew) on this corner by the river since the early 1960s.