If you’re a backpacker, it’s a bit difficult to find budget Filipino meals in Manila.  Most people who eat out in this city head to Remedios Circle where there are many different options:

  • Shawarma Snack Center.  45 Salas St. Malate.  Delicious shawarmas (50p/75p) and chicken curry with Arabic rice for 2 people (225p).  This is the spot to go for authentic Arabic food.
  • Aristocrat Restaurant.  Near the waterfront.  Delicious bbq chicken fillet with rice and small salad (195p, plus 12%tax and 10%tip), bbq pork ribs with rice and small salad (159p, plus tax and tip).  A bit pricey, but very good.
delicious BBQ chicken at Aristocrats
  • Cafe Andriatico.  A cool, popular restaurant serving all kinds of food.  Try the macaroni baked with cheese for (155p, plus tip).  Food is really good and the place has been there for 25 years.
  • Street vendors selling bananas wrapped in crepes, then deep fried and coated in sugar.  They are everywhere.  Same with egg sandwiches and instant noodle stands.  That’s your best bet for a budget meal!
outdoor eatery
  • For a beer or two, head to Rendezvous or the bar right beside it.  Buckets of 6 San Miguel Beer costs 200p.


bucket of 6 San Miguels for 200p


Having beers at Rendevous

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