Options for your Pampanga trip!
Pampanga has been one of our favorite out-of-town destinations for it boasts of so many good restaurants with culinary secrets and a delicious feast, waiting to be devoured. After all, Pampanga is the ‘Culinary Capital of the Philippines’.
Worked up an appetite yet? If so, here are some of the best restaurants in Pampanga where you can satisfy your hunger!
Where to Eat in Angeles City, Pampanga
From the same owner and chef of Cafe Fleur – Chef Sau Del Rosario – 25 Seeds is a farm-to-table concept restaurant with a modern homey feel that serves up reinvented Filipino dishes. Fun fact: The restaurant is actually the Dycaico Ancestral House which is an abandoned mansion that was built in the 1920s.
Notable dishes they offer: Sisig Paella, Crispy Pork Belly Truffle-Macadamia Kare- Kare, Fallen Pinatubo Flourless Chocolate Cake
A pizza shop that’s been around since the 1970s, Didi’s Pizza offers up Filipino-style pizzas perfect for the palates who prefer tomato sauce that’s just a tad sweeter than the usual, topped with locally produced cheese.
Notable dishes they offer: Combination Pizza, Pizza Burger, and Pancit Canton
Specializing in Pampanga kakanin since 1972, Susie’s Cuisine is the haven for those who love Pinoy kakanin, those who want a panghimagas, or those who want a snack since they also serve a variety of merienda dishes, pancit, and pasta.
Notable food they offer: Mochi (sticky rice with bean paste filling served with coconut sauce), Maja Blaca, Leche Flan, Nilupac, Palabok
Known as the home of the first-ever sisig, Aling Lucing Sisig’s has been a hit since the 70s thanks to Lucia Cuanan’s ingenious idea to make something out of the pig heads which were unused by the U.S. Air Force personnel. Since then, she has been dubbed as the ‘Sisig Queen’ and her restaurant has been a classic go-to place for quality, flavorful sisig, and other Filipino dishes.
They have a new branch in Magalang, Pampanga!
Notable dishes they offer: Pork Sisig, Bangus Sisig, Sisig with Lechon Kawali, and Sisig with Fried Chicken
The brainchild of the famous Chef Claude Tayag and wife, Mary Ann, offers a unique degustation dining experience with 3 standard menus: The Anthony Bourdain Menu, the Lechon Menu, and the Kapangpangan Menu. Should you decide not to stay, they also have “to go” specialties for you to choose from.
Notable dishes they offer: Hito at Balo-Balo Sushi, Lechon Tortilla, Adobong Pugo, Tibok Tibok, and Binagoongan Sisig
If you’re searching for a luxurious meal in Pampanga, you better visit Black Pearl Aklan Oyster Bar. They specialize in fresh and baked oysters, as well as other dishes like Wagyu Burger, Tenderloin, Smoked Salmon Bruschetta, and so much more. Although on the pricey end, this restaurant will prove that every bite was worth it!
Notable dishes they offer: Crystal Bay Aklan Oysters, Baked Scallops, Loco Moco
Where to Eat in Clark, Pampanga
Spanglish, as their name suggests, serves Tex-Mex cuisine as playful and colorful as the interiors of the space.
Notable dishes they offer: Steak Burrito, Soft Tacos, Nacho Supreme
Known for their authentic Kapampangan cuisine, Matam-ih is a restaurant where you can go for not only authentic cuisine – ranging from the exotic to the traditional – but also a unique dining experience you won’t forget anytime soon. Fun fact: Matam-ih means ‘delicious’ in Aeta dialect.
Notable dishes they offer: Binagoongang Baboy, Pinaupong Manok, Pritong Hito, Bistek Kalabaw
Where to Eat in San Fernando, Pampanga
Rainforest Kichene is a quaint forest-inspired restaurant by Chef Vince Garcia that advocates a healthy and green eating lifestyle. Fun fact: ‘Kichene’ is an old English word for kitchen.
Notable dishes they offer: Rainforest Signature Seafood Paella, Angus Rib-Eye Steak, Surf and Turf, Baby Back Ribs
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Green Fields Square, Sindalan, Infront of Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU), San Fernando, Pampanga
A private dining kitchen and experience showing off Chef Dennis Lim’s home-cooked style cooking, Denlim’s Kitchen is the spot for those who want to celebrate special occasions with a 7-course degustation menu and their special Pugon Liempo Wrap.
Notable dishes they offer: Pasta Perlita (Sisig Pasta), Broiled Salmon and Asparagus, Gambas Al Ajillo, Baked Mussel Casanova, Beef Shank Stew
If you want a place where you have loads of food as well as furniture options, then The Souq is the right spot for you. It’s a place where food vendors come to serve you a variety of familiar specialties from around the world.
Notable dishes they offer: Pritong Adobo, Fire Cracker Belly, Seafood Platter in Aligue Sauce (crab fat), and caramel-filled Palitaw
Where to Eat in Guagua, Pampanga
Estos Kitchen + Cafe is one of Guagua’s hidden gems. It’s a family-owned restaurant that offers affordable and delicious comfort food that guarantees the bang for your buck.
Notable dishes they offer: Kare-Kare Wings, Spicy Burrata Pasta, Classic Carbonara, Shawarma Pizza
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