0998 99 TACOS | Streettacos.com.ph
Open daily 12pm to 2am
Tacos Chingones is an unpretentious food cart that’s right outside SOMS Noodle House in Bel-Air. They serve carne asada, carnitas, barbacoa and al pastor tacos for P50 each. Order two because the tacos are tiny (the photo’s almost life-size) and you’ll definitely want more.
(02) 956 7844 | Facebook Page
Open from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 1am
For days you want your food good, simple and straightforward. Their no-nonsense menu looks like your dad’s shopping list. The best part/s–it’s cheap (P320 for one dish at the most), it’s quiet and it’s tucked away outside busy CBD (like all the restaurants on this list hehe).
(02) 512 7276 | Facebook Page
Open from Monday to Saturday at 10am to 2am and on Sunday at 10am to 12am
Now if you want something fancy–like a secret dress-up date place, we found Fig. Not to be confused with Salcedo Village’s Fig & Olive, this Poblacion restaurant has a menu made up of 90% farmer-sourced organic food.
(02) 896 5667 | Website
Trivia: there are three Mulligan’s-es in BF Homes Paranaque and they are all on the same street (even right next to each other). If that’s not a good sign then what is? So go now, hurry! Before this Irish Pub needs to branch out in Makati.
(02) 403 6074 | Facebook Page
Tat, a charmingly homey restaurant on the quiet end of Kalayaan, lets you enjoy good Japanese food in peace. We love it because (not a lot of people go, so) the service is great.
Big Mama is your friendly neighborhood, beer and soju-serving, smoker-friendly hideout. They have offer standard Korean bar chow but we swear by the Korean friend chicken and the pickled radish. It’s great for large groups of people, late night drinking, monopoly deal-playing, and if you want your food fast. They’re open everyday and they close at about 3 or 4am.
(02) 869 3416 | Facebook Page
Yep! There’s a place for your wee-hour Mediterranean cravings in Makati. Argos Minibar is easy to spot with its signature Greek blue and white interiors.
Protip: people are scared of Burgos because of the place’s reputation but it’s actually a fun, vivacious area. It is, after all, the part of Makati that doesn’t sleep.
0917 842 3725 | Facebook Page
Open from Monday to Saturday 5pm to 12am
El Chupacabra’s so 2013. Everyone you know hangs out there. Obscurists, on the other hand, now go to Tambai. The quaint, neo-food kiosk is always full, too, but only because there are but a few tables and the food (from the yakitori to the kimchi/Japanese rice) is really good. They’re also one of the few establishments that serve One Cup Ozeki, and Brew Kettle, the faux-craft beer.