Metro Manila · Café Adriatico
Established in the 1970s when the art community in Manila dominated this part of town, Café Adriatico is still as artsy as it was decades ago.
The Malate restaurant Cafe Adriatico still has that artsy-fartsy vibe and the same paintings that have been hanging on its walls for decades. There are a few changes of course - the people who go in and out of the restaurant with family and friends are no longer the rugged-looking and usually carefree artists of the '70s but people who are there for the restaurant's signature dishes or preparing for a night of drinking and partying.
If you do not look at the bright lights around, it would still feel like you are dining at the café during its heydays. This doesn’t mean that Café Adriatico is no longer as popular as it was before, in fact, the establishment is always filled with people from generations of Filipinos who consider the restaurant as a household name.
The service can take a bit longer sometimes but this is due to the number of people the cafe has to serve. The smoking area outside is less crowded than the inside. If you would like a little privacy, you can always dine upstairs. The stairs used to have that distinctive creaking but no longer make a sound once you step on it – something Café Adriatico should thank its management for.
Café Adriatico’s adobo was featured on Food Network Asia in August 2015. If you are wondering what you should order in this restaurant, trying their adobo is a must. The restaurant also serves other Spanish-Mediterranean dishes and a range of sandwiches, omelettes, and salads. Their Coupe Adriatico, a mix of smooth vanilla ice cream, bananas, mangoes, and blueberries, is a favorite of many of its patrons.
Functions and catering services.
Why Megacitizens Should Pay This Establishment A Visit
Megacitizens who are planning to drink the whole night while in Malate should stop by Café Adriatico to get their fill of the old restaurant’s bestsellers.
Location & How To Get There
1790 Remedios Circle, M. Adriatico Street, Malate
Tel.: (63) 2 738 8220 |(63) 2 514 2255 | (63) 2 913 8736 | (63) 2 556 0608