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Last updated: April 5, 2022 at 10:30 AM

An iconic landmark in Manila, the walled city of Intramuros holds within it, our culture and history preserved and accessible to the masses. It’s a place for the curious, the adventurous, and for the history-loving Filipinos who want to immerse themselves in a “snapshot” of a pivotal time in our history that shaped our culture.

Quick Tip:

Don’t know how to make the most of your trip to Intramuros worth it? Some things you can do in Intramuros are:

  • going on bike eco-tours
  • visiting museums
  • saying a prayer or two in their churches like the San Agustin Church and the Manila Cathedral
  • playing gold
  • taking a photo walk that begins at Fort Santiago
  • having a taste, literally, of the different dishes inspired by our past
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And whether you’re a foodie or a hungry human looking to replenish your energy between activities, we’re sure that there’s a restaurant that’ll tickle your fancy. Some of them even offer pick-up and delivery services for those who are still a bit wary to go outside.

Don’t know which ones you may like? Check out 10 iconic restaurants in Intramuros that you definitely have to try!

Barbara’s Heritage Restaurant – Plaza San Luis Complex

Be transported back in time with Filipino and Spanish cuisine at no other place than Barbara’s cuisine which is now reopened for dine-in and delivery. If you decide to dine in, you’ll witness a cultural dance performance and enjoy eating in their Spanish-era-inspired interiors with a charming old-school ambiance.

Notable dishes they offer: Calamares Fritos, Gambas al Ajillo, Arroz A La Cubana, Sinigang Baby Sugpo

Mechado from Barbara's Heritage Restaurant
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Interiors and Dining Area of Barbara's Heritage Restaurant
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Plaza San Luis Complex, Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila
(02) 8527 4083

Ilustrado – Calle Real Del Palacio

Operating since 1989, Ilustrado is a fine dining Filipino-Spanish that’s open for the public for dine-in, pick-up, and delivery, specializing in world-class Filipino dishes, Spanish dishes, as well as dishes inspired by global cuisines. Dine-in and you’ll fall in love with their traditional-meets-modern interiors, delectable dishes, and humble entertainment.

Recommended dishes: Paella Ilustrado (Meat & Seafood), Adobong Bagnet with Taba ng Talangka, Sampaguita Ice Cream, and Baked Eggplant in Filo

Liempo and Eggplant from Ilustrado
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Facade and Exterior of Ilustrado
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744 Calle Real Del Palacio, Intramuros, Manila
(02) 8527-3674 | +63 939 9206822

Patio de Conchita – Beaterio St.

If you’re looking for delicious and affordable home-cooked Filipino eats, then Patio de Conchinita – a restaurant for pick-up, take-out, and delivery – is your best bet! It’s a ‘sosyal na carinderia‘ type of restaurant that serves up homey Filipino food in Old Spanish interiors that feel both extra cozy and picturesque.

Recommended dishes: Kalderetang Baka, Seaweed Salad, Sinigang na Itlog ng Isda sa Miso, and Buko Juice.

Filipino ulam from Patio de Conchita
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Interiors and Dining Area of Patio de Conchita
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680 Beaterio St., Intramuros, Manila
(0977) 288-0904

La Cathedral Cafe – Beaterio

If you want to grab good coffee and pastries in between your Intamuros adventure, we suggest you take a break at La Cathedral Cafe and marvel at the view of the breathtaking Manila Cathedral church. The ambiance is homey and the food is hearty, making it the perfect place to unwind.

Notable dishes they offer: Their selection of coffee and cakes

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Beaterio St 1002 Manila
0915 512 3317

Batala Bar – General Luna

The Batala Bar is a cozy, homey hub found inside the Philippine Artisan Trade Gallery where you can admire locally handmade products. Apart from beer on tap, they offer a selection of sandwiches, rice bowls, and pasta that fit the modern palate. And of course, for dessert, they have premium ice cream and sundaes!

Notable dishes they offer: Bomba Longga Panini, Bataladobo rice bowl, Malunggay Pesto Spanish Sardines, Crazy Carabao Beer

Store Hours: Open 11am-7pm, Tuesday to Sunday
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Batala Bar pasta
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General Luna 1002 Intramuros
0918 908 2262

Coco Bango Cafe – White Knight Hotel

Showcasing the finest food and recipes from the Philippines, Coco Bango Cafe is a restaurant that’ll give you a taste of Filipino, American, and Continental dishes which will take you back in time and beyond Metro Manila with every bite.

Notable dishes they offer: Tapsilog, Continental Breakfast, Sinigang na Baboy, Club House, and Chicken Ala Pobre

Dining Area and Al Fresco from Coco Bango Cafe at White Knight Hotel Intramuros
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Mango Crepe with Chocolate Sauce from Coco Bango Cafe at White Knight Hotel Intramuros
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Plaza San Luis Complex, Cabildo St., Intramuros, Manila
271170802 | +63 9167778905

Cioccolata Churros Cafe – G/F The Bayleaf Hotel

Located inside The Bayleaf Hotel, Cioccolata Churros Cafe specializes in everyone’s favorite Spanish pastry–the deep-fried churros–served with the sweet deep of your choice: Coffee Caramel or Spanish tsokolate. Aside from those, they also offer a variety of sandwiches, sweet treats, as well as hot and cold drinks.

Notable dishes they offer: Banana Hazelnut Croissant, Grilled Ensaymada, and Dusted Churros

Interiors and Dining Area at Cioccolata Churros Cafe The Bayleaf Intramuros
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Churros with Caramel and Chocolate Dip from Cioccolata The BayLeaf Intramuros
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G/F The Bayleaf, Muralla cor Victoria St., Intramuros, Manila

Raffaele Woodfired Pizza – 3/F The Bayleaf Hotel

A 60-seater chic restaurant that changes ambiance depending on your dining time, Raffaele Woodfired Pizza is a restaurant that specializes in pizza with the crust prepared exactly how you like it–crusty or traditional–as well as weekly specials you definitely have to try.

Notable dishes you have to try: Foie Gras and Mushroom Pizza, Salmon and Uni Tartare, Parmesan Risotto, and Roasted Suckling Pig

Store Hours: Thursdays to Sundays, 3 PM to 11 PM
Interiors and Dining Area of Raffaele Woodfired Pizza at The Bay
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Salmon and Uni Tartare from The Bayleaf Hotel
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The Bayleaf, Muralla cor Victoria St., Intramuros, Manila
+632 5318 5000 | 0917 879 5073.

9 Spoons – 9/F The Bayleaf Hotel

Located on the 9th floor of The Bayleaf Hotel and known as the “Penthouse All-Day Dining Restaurant”, 9 Spoons is a modern, casual dining penthouse that serves up stunning views and International dishes. Whether you’re there to admire the Manila skyline and the Intramuros Golf Course or to have a meeting or a private gathering, 9 Spoons has a la carte dishes perfect to fill you up.

Notable dishes they offer: House Pancakes, All-Day Tapa with Egg

Store hours: Breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM
Interiors and Dining Area of The Bayleaf Hotel Intramuros
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Beef, Bread, and Potato Wedges from The Bayleaf Intramuros
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9/F The Bayleaf Hotel, Muralla cor. Victoria St., Intramuros, Manila
(02) 5318-5000

Sky Deck – Rooftop The Bayleaf Hotel

Sky Deck is a rooftop bar located within the walls of Intramuros. It has an unobstructed, 360-degree view of the entire city including the world-famous Manila sunset. Cap off your night with a breathtaking view as well as a number of bar chows, tapas, and alcoholic drinks ranging from wines to beers, and even cocktails.

Notable dishes and drinks they offer: Mexican Fries, Spicy Gyoza, Chimichangas, Carnitas, and Vietnamese Wings

Store Hours: Open daily from 4 PM to 10:30 PM with 2-seatings: First seating: 4 PM to 7 PM; Second seating: 7 PM to 10:30 PM
Dining Area of The Bayleaf Hotel
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Cajun Shrimp Rigatoni from Sky Deck View Bar
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Rooftop, The Bayleaf, Muralla cor Victoria St., Intramuros, Manila
+632 5138 5000 | 09178795073

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