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Best Food Experience in Manila - A haven for foodies!

Tourist friendly, English speaking locals and a whole variety of food spots to explore, Manila offers an interesting and comfortable experience for all foodies. Here is a list of the best places to dine in Manila.

1

Mesa Filipino Moderne

Located at the Greenbelt 5 shopping hotspot here in Makati, Manila, Mesa Filipino Moderne is a restaurant that serves up some pretty authentic dishes. Regardless of the dish, you try, their serving style and presentation, however, range more towards the classy dining side of the spectrum. Make sure you reserve a spot early if you want to grab a bite at this modern but authentic Filipino restaurant. Highlights here include their basil duck fried rice, crispy crackling pork and their baked scallops. With around 5 branches all around Metro Manila, you can easily check out the one closest to you.

2

Café Mary Grace

Located at the Greenbelt 2 on the ground floor, Café Mary Grace is an excellent spot for hot chocolate and all things cake related. Whether it's for breakfast, afternoon tea or even supper, a visit here is guaranteed to leave a smile on your face. With many bars in Makati nearby, if you're seated outside Café Mary Grace at night, you'll definitely hear some live singing in the background. Highlights here include their signature Mary Grace hot chocolate and Ensaymadas. They too have multiple branches around the area.

3

Va Bene Pasta Deli

One of the most popular spots amongst most tourists and locals alike, Va Bene Pasta Deli boasts a fast food style ambience via its décor. Even though it is located above a gas station, Va Bene Pasta Deli was locally voted as the best Italian restaurant in 2013. They are a must try, especially with dishes like egg yolk stuffed ravioli, pan seared foie gras, shaved octopus salad, squid ink pasta and crab meat stuffed pasta served with saffron sauce, an unforgettable experience is assured.

4

Terry's Selection

Located around the Salcedo Village area, Terry's Selection is an ideal place for a romantic Spanish dinner. With a glass of Sangria by your side, try out their popular dishes like the Super-Cochinillo Confit or any of their various paellas. If you're on the lookout for accommodation, you'll come across many amazing places, like the Berjaya Makati Hotel for example.

5

Gino's Brick Oven Pizza

Located close by to Terry's Selection in the Salcedo Village area, Gino's Brick Oven Pizza is another popular spot. Their pizzas are well known for their bready, airy soft crust and assortment of toppings. Highlights include their homemade sausage, mushroom, cream and egg pizza and their Nutella dessert pizza.

6

Salcedo Saturday Market

This is an excellent place to visit if cooking is something you enjoy. You'll find a whole variety of amazing fresh ingredients as well as great juices, snacks, cakes, cheese and herbs. Be sure to pick up some exciting souvenirs to take back home when you're here. If you're adventurous, don't forget to try the snails which taste absolutely divine.