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If all you’ve ever wanted was a date with bae perfectly tailored to your interests, South has it all for you.
The South is pretty much known for its different brands of chill, but you can find any type of date spot you want. From a fine-dining kind of night to a bar-hopping extravaganza, every corner’s got the perfect place for you and your special someone.
Bar Pintxos – Gesu Building, Don Jesus Blvd.
Bar Pintxos is a tapas bar from the South serving authentic Spanish food specializing in different kinds of tapas and pintxos.
It’s for the pair that loves pairing food with their liquor in a cool and quirky place, whether they’re in for an intimate drink session or a long night at the bar.
It’s not for the couple out for a more refined, picturesque date.
Photo from @barpintxos
Melo’s – Westgate
Melo’s Steakhouse by Carmelo Santiago is the first in the Philippines to offer Certified Angus Beef. It’s also one of the few spots to offer authentic Wagyu beef.
It’s for a night of fine dining with a great ambiance at their al fresco seating area that will treat you to live music.
It’s not for the type of fine dining with different courses and violins everywhere.
Picada Tapeo Restaurante – Aguirre Ave.
Picada Tapeo Restaurante is a Catalan-inspired restaurant serving up Spanish fares such as tapas, paella, wine, and even sangria. Recommended dishes include their Pinxtos, Chiperones, and Cerdo Asado.
It’s for the couple that wants to chill in their backyard because Picada literally has one.
It’s not for the two who don’t enjoy a simple wine night under fairy lights.
Butamaru – Westgate
This ramen house from the South serves the noodles with fresh vegetables and is tossed in black sesame dressing. You can also their other salad ramen flavor, the Kani Salad Ramen (cold ramen, shredded kani, mentaiko dressing).
It’s for the couple that loves their noodles fresh and clean.
It’s not for those who don’t like noodles.
Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen – BF Homes
Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen serves up authentic Italian cuisine with dishes like pizzas (which you can order two flavors of in one pizza), pasta, risotto, and more. Recommended dishes include Risotto Tartufo Funghi, Spaghetti Seafood Olio, and Truffle Mac & Cheese.
It’s for those who enjoy the authenticity and have no qualms with the homey ambiance.
It’s not for those looking for an upscale wine night with candlelights around.
Photo from Facebook | Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen
Señor Pollo – ATC Corporate Center
Señor Pollo is a Latin American restaurant and Bar specializing in fried and roast chicken as well as bar bites. We recommend their Grilled Chicken, Señor Pollo Roast, and the Crispy Chicken Sisig.
It’s for the couple that can’t resist a simple, good roasted chicken and beer.
It’s not for those who don’t think Latin-American food is romantic.
Photo from Facebook: Senor Pollo Philippines
Hanamaruken Ramen – Alabang Town Center
Hanamaruken Ramen, a decades-old mom-n-pop ramen chain, hails from the streets of Osaka, Japan. Famous for its “Happiness Ramen”, Hanamaruken serves a signature soft bone ramen unmatched in tenderness and flavor.
It’s for those who find happiness in ramen.
It’s not for those who don’t enjoy Japanese food! But who doesn’t, am I right?
Photo from Booky
Aburi – Madison Galeries
From the team that brought us Relish and Romulo Cafe, Aburi offers modern Japanese cuisine specializing in aburi or “torched” sushi, chirashi bowls, and other unique dishes.
It’s for those who stuff themselves with aburi more than any other Japanese dish.
It’s not for those who don’t like torched dishes.
La Chinesca – BF Homes
Chef Bruce Ricketts’ previous Mexican pop-up concept now has a permanent location. Enjoy fresh tacos like Tripitas made with beef intestines & Guisada de Res made with beef shoulder & lengua and drinks.
Bamba Bistro – Aguirre Ave. cor. Arsenio Luz
Labeled as “Not your average bistro by the corner” says a lot, yet for Bamba Bistro, it’s an understatement. With cross-continental food featuring modern twists from Middle-Eastern, Italian, Filipino cuisine to no-nonsense comfort food, take a bite of exquisite and intelligently-prepared food under the fairy lights.
It’s for those who are in for a roller coaster of flavors.
It’s not for those who aren’t willing to spend the coin on something unexpected.
Photo from Facebook | Bamba Bistro
Sensei Sushi Bar – BF Homes
Sensei Sushi Bar is a humble local and seasonal Japanese and Asian-inspired restaurant along the now popular Aguirre Avenue in BF Homes. Its 12-course Chef’s Omakase received numerous praises for taste, creativity, and affordability.
It’s for the fun couple that enjoys Japanese food as much as they enjoy each other’s company in this quaint but famous sushi bar.
It’s not for those who don’t want a good time. Take our word for it.
Rue Bourbon – Aguirre Ave.
Rue Bourbon is popular for their drinks menu ranging from plain beer to mixed drinks. This New Orleans-themed restaurant also has a food menu ranging from bar grubs to full heavy meals. It’s a place easily filled up by yuppies around its area.
It’s for the couple down for a beer at any hour with their different flavored beers and other drinks.
It’s not for those who prefer to call it an early night.
Photo from Rue Bourbon
TAS Roofdeck – Aguirre Ave.
Tas is the newest roof deck restaurant and bar in BF Homes. It offers Filipino and international fusion dishes including grilled skewers, street pizzas, and wraps. Try the crispy adobo flakes or s’mores. P.S. They’re closed on Mondays.
It’s for those who love a good rooftop deck with the cool wind of the South tinkering with the fairy lights above you.
It’s not for those who can kick back and enjoy food on sticks. Shame on you!
Photo from Facebook | tas.ph
Parmigiano Ristorante Pizzeria – Molito Commerical Complex
Named after the king of cheeses, you can expect a lot of the dishes at Parmigiano to be loaded with parmesan. Known for their pizza, kinds of pasta, risottos, and steaks, you’ll be completely surprised by how authentic the food tastes at this homegrown Italian restaurant.
It’s for those who love Italian dishes and of course, Parmesan!
It’s not for those who like pizza and pasta but leaning on the American taste.
Photo from @ParmigianoPH
Un Cuenca – Molito Commerical Complex
Spearheaded by Chef Ariel Manuel, the man behind Lolo Dad’s restaurant, Un Cuenca is a Spanish restaurant offering a local menu heavily influenced by Spanish culinary flavors and techniques.
Cover image is from @senseiph
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