Plan your weekend ahead!

Some of us are just waiting for the weekend to happen. We find comfort in the fact that we have days to spend with our loved ones and—most importantly—time to discover new foods and the best places to eat.

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We’ve curated a list of 25 must-visit foodie hotspots that will take your taste buds on a delightful journey. Whether you’re craving authentic Mexican tacos or innovative Japanese rice bowls, our list has got you covered!

Crabaholic Restaurant

For a seafood feast that’s perfect for the weekend, Crabaholic Restaurant on Maginhawa Street is a must-visit! Dive into their signature Crabaholic Platter, overflowing with crabs, shrimps, mussels, and more, all served with your choice of sauce like Cajun or Buttered Garlic. Their unlimited seafood boil is a crowd favorite!

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Monster Wings

Head to Monster Wings for a wing experience like no other. This spot serves up big portions of crispy, saucy chicken wings with flavors ranging from classic Buffalo to unique concoctions like Spicy Maple and Spicy Barbecue.

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Kandle Cafe

Nestled in the heart of Quezon City, Kandle Cafe offers a cozy, garden-like setting perfect for a relaxed weekend brunch. Their menu features delightful dishes such as the Kandle Burger, Stuffed Chicken, and their signature breakfast plates. Don’t miss their specialty coffee, which pairs perfectly with their selection of cakes and pastries.

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Under the Balete

Under the Balete in Alabang gives off enchanting vibes with its namesake tree as the centerpiece. Enjoy their dishes like Asian Chicken Salad, Salis-curry Steak, and Chicken Rice. It’s a great spot for family gatherings or a laid-back meal with friends.

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Lot 4 BW West Ave, West Ave, Paltok, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Greek to Go Taverna

For a taste of Greece, Greek to Go Taverna serves up Mediterranean classics like gyros (a dish with rotisserie meat, pita, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, and tzatziki), moussaka (eggplant casserole), and souvlaki (grilled meat and veggies on a skewer). This casual dining spot is perfect for a quick, flavorful meal that transports you straight to the Greek isles. Don’t forget to try their baklava for dessert!

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11B Anonas St, Anonas, Project 3, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Wing Vibe PH

Wing Vibe PH is your go-to spot for satisfying wing cravings. With a wide range of flavors from savory Garlic Parmesan to the fiery Honey Sriracha, there’s something for every wing lover. Their relaxed atmosphere makes it an ideal place to hang out with friends over the weekend!

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1222 Delos Reyes St, España, Sampaloc, Manila, Metro Manila

Fantastic Baka

Experience a Korean BBQ feast at Fantastic Baka, where you can grill your meats right at your table. Known for their premium cuts of beef and pork, this restaurant is perfect for a leisurely weekend meal with family or friends.

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The Taste of Czaczacza

The Taste of Czaczacza brings a fusion of flavors to the table with their unique menu. Specializing in a mix of Asian and Western dishes, you can enjoy everything from hearty bowls of Chicken Sotangon Guisado and Chicken Adobo sa Pancit to flavorful all-day breakfast meals. This spot is great for those who love to explore diverse cuisines!

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4 J Chanyungco St, Marikina, Sta. Elena, Marikina, Metro Manila

Gigil Cafe and Bar

Located in the bustling city, Gigil Cafe and Bar offers a vibrant atmosphere with its trendy interiors and eclectic menu. From chicken wings to creative cocktails, it’s a perfect spot to kick back and enjoy the weekend. Try their specialty coffee for a relaxing time!

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143 Mother Ignacia Ave, Quezon City, South Triangle, Quezon City, Metro Manila

La Guada Birria

La Guada Birria is a haven for Mexican food enthusiasts. Famous for their birria tacos, this restaurant offers a taste of authentic Mexican flavors with a modern twist. Their cheesy, spicy, and savory dishes are perfect for a weekend food trip with friends.

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825 Pizzeria

Indulge in artisanal pizzas at 825 Pizzeria, where every slice is made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. From classic Margherita to inventive toppings, there’s a pizza for every palate!

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7 St. John St, Quezon City, Kaunlaran, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Tadeo Filipino-Mexican Comfort Food

Tadeo combines the best of Filipino and Mexican cuisines, offering dishes that are rich in flavor and comfort. Enjoy their signature burritos, tacos, and rice meals that bring a unique twist to traditional favorites. It’s a great spot to explore bold and exciting flavors! Have you ever tried Pares Burrito with Dry Goto Rice?

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62 Sergeant Esguerra Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Stoned Steaks

Stoned Steaks in Quezon City offers a unique dining experience where you can cook your steaks on a sizzling lava stone, ensuring that each bite is cooked exactly to your preference. This innovative approach to steak dining allows you to savor the natural flavors and juices of their premium cuts!

Don’t miss out on their other mouthwatering dishes like the Wagyu Cheese Burger and Stoned Fresh Catch, featuring salmon, shrimp, and scallops!

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Mensakaba Geishu

Mensakaba Geishu offers a cozy ambiance and a menu filled with Japanese comfort food. From ramen to donburi (Japanese rice-bowl dish), each dish is crafted with care and authenticity. It’s a great spot for a relaxing meal that transports you straight to Japan!

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349 Aguirre Ave, BF Homes, Aguirre Ave, BF Homes, Parañaque, Metro Manila


Victorino’s is a charming restaurant that celebrates Ilocano heritage with its traditional Filipino dishes. Located in Quezon City, this spot is perfect for those looking to indulge in hearty meals like bagnet, sisig, and pinakbet. The homey atmosphere makes it ideal for family dinners!

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114 Sct Rallos cor 11th Jamboree St, Tomas Morato, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila

The Coconut Club

The Coconut Club is your tropical escape in the city, offering refreshing drinks inspired by island flavors. Sip on their signature coconut cocktails while enjoying a plate of Sisig Rice or Fresh Lumpia. It’s the perfect place to unwind and feel like you’re on vacation!

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G/F, 7th Ave, Bonifacio High Street Centrale, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila

Chef Laudico OK Cafe

Chef Laudico OK Cafe showcases modern Filipino cuisine with a gourmet twist. From their Angus dishes to the delectable desserts, each item is a culinary delight. The elegant yet casual setting makes it a great spot for weekend brunch or dinner.

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G/F , Meralco Ave , Renaissance Tower Condominium, Pasig, Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila

Izakaya Hamachi

Izakaya Hamachi brings the lively atmosphere of a Japanese izakaya to the heart of the city. Enjoy an array of small plates like yakitori, takoyaki, sashimi, and tempura, all perfect for sharing. Pair your meal with sake or Japanese beer for an authentic dining experience.

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117 Tordesillas St cor Bautista St, Finman Center, Salcedo Village, Salcedo Village, Makati, Metro Manila

Mad Crab Seafood Restaurant

Mad Crab Seafood Restaurant is a seafood lover’s paradise, offering an extensive menu of fresh and flavorful dishes. From crabs to lobsters, each item is cooked to perfection and served with a variety of sauces. It’s a must-visit for a seafood feast with friends and family.

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105-B Sct Castor, Quezon City, Laging Handa, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Jatujak Thai Restaurant

Jatujak Thai Restaurant offers a taste of Thailand with its vibrant and aromatic dishes. From classic pad thai to spicy tom yum, every bite is a burst of authentic Thai flavor!

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Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings

Frankie’s is famous for its wings, offering a wide range of flavors. From classic Buffalo to yummy Honey Garlic, each wing is perfectly cooked and sauced. It’s the ideal spot for a casual hangout with friends over the weekend.

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70’s Kimchi

70’s Kimchi offers a nostalgic vibe with its retro-themed interiors and delicious Korean dishes. From kimchi to bibimbap, every dish is prepared with authentic flavors. It’s a great place to enjoy a meal with friends while soaking in the vintage atmosphere.

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Funki Izakaya

Located in the iconic The Pop Up of Katipunan, Funki Izakaya brings a playful twist to traditional Japanese dining with its vibrant decor and innovative menu. Enjoy a variety of sushi, sashimi, and yakitori (grilled chicken) that are perfect for sharing. It’s a lively spot to kickstart your weekend food adventures!

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273 Xavierville Ave cor Katipunan Ave, The Pop Up Katipunan, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Hashi Donburi

Hashi Donburi specializes in Japanese rice bowls, offering a wide range of toppings from teriyaki chicken to spicy tuna. They also offer Regular and Premium Maki Rolls. Each dish is a hearty and satisfying meal that’s perfect for a quick yet delicious weekend lunch or dinner.

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Pablo’s Taqueria

Pablo’s Taqueria serves up authentic Mexican street food, from tacos to burritos. Each dish is packed with bold flavors and fresh ingredients, making it a go-to spot for a casual and flavorful meal. Don’t miss their Pablo Iced Tea for the full experience!

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