By Shen Mascarinas
From hole-in-the wall restaurants to Instagram-worthy food spots, Salcedo Village is brimming with culinary gems. It’s one of the most popular destinations for a food adventure, attracting appetites from all over the metro. Most featured Salcedo restaurants, however, call for a special occasion because of its steep prices. That may be acceptable for occasional visitors, but those expensive restaurants would leave Salcedo locals broke.
Get to know a different, more affordable side of Salcedo Village. For those who work or live in Salcedo, these 8 are especially for you!
8. Savor Park Café
GF Adamson Center Building, 121 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City | (02) 812 7974
Open Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 9pm | Wednesday to Friday from 9am to 10:30pm | Saturday from 11am to 9pm
Budget for two – P800
Savor Park Café specializes in tasty, straightforward Filipino cuisine. They do lechon kawali, adobo flakes, kare kare and other Pinoy classics very well. Craving for Ilonggo specialties? This café also has that covered with dishes like Crispy Pitaw (fried quail flakes) and KBL (kadios, baboy, langka). If you’re looking for some Filipino fusion, their menu features a bit of that, too. Get the Chicken Pastel, Seafood Au Gratin and Pomodoro Con Chorizo.
GF Easton Place, 118 Valero Corner V.A. Rufino Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
(02) 843 3965, (02) 552 3822 | Facebook Page
Open Monday to Friday from 7am to 9pm | Saturday from 10am to 6pm
Budget for two – P500
Claudette’s original claim to fame were their cakes. The Cloud 9, Dulce de Leche and Caramel Crunch Cheesecake are just a few of the desserts that continue to draw in the hungry crowd. If you want to have cake for lunch (no judgement), Claudette’s is definitely the place for that. But for those who don’t, enjoy Claudette’s expanded menu of savory and sweet grub. They offer a delicious selection of pasta, sandwiches and rice meals.
6. Tsoko Nut Batirol
3F RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue, Salcedo Village, Makati City
(02) 403 1507 | Facebook Page
Open Monday from 8am to 2am
Budget for two – P400
Ditch the international coffee chains for Tsoko Nut’s local brews. Their Tsokolate Ah, made from tablea, is something you can’t miss. You can also go for their Kapeng Barako and iced drinks like Pandan Milk Tea and Dalandan Salabat Twist. After quenching your thirst, satisfy your belly next. Tsoko Nut focuses on Pinoy flavors with their savory meals, too. How do Spaghetti Aligue, Pesto Malunggay with Shrimps and Daing na Bangus with Laing sound?
Via FB: ChopStopCo
GF Centrum II Building, 150 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
(02) 880 525, 0917 512 1212 | Facebook Page | Website
Open Monday to Thursday from 10am to 2am | Friday from 10am to 5am
Budget for two – P500
Spend your next cheat day at Chopstop; indulge in awesome American comfort food for lunch. Look forward to a huge slab of your chosen chop, served with rice and buttered vegetables. Choose from pork or chicken, and then from flavors BBQ, Jack Daniel’s, Chili and Country. Burp it off, and then come back at dinner time for Chopstop’s unlimited margarita promo.