Mabuhay Restop
Mabuhay Restop
4.5
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A must-visit place for every Philippine visitor! Located in the heart of the Philippines' national park, Rizal Park, Mabuhay Restop Travel Cafe & Museum offers unique shows, exceptional tours, and delicious food that will will give visitors a taste of the islands and local culture. - "Manila Vanilla" is a musical comedy, pop-cultural show with a sumptuous buffet dinner by the Philippines top theater writer-director (Nestor Torre) and musical maestro (Ryan Cayabyab). - "Bayan Tour" is a fun, interactive, walking tour about the Philippines and the Filipino in Rizal Park, which includes singing, live theater, art exhibit, museum tour (if open), light & sound show, and a surprise treat at the end.- "Kalinga Tours" are fun and memorable volun-tourism tours that allow visitors to experience the Philippines like never before!Come to Mabuhay Restop and see for yourself why it it's more fun in the Philippines!
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rence2018
Australia312 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
What I loved most is the interior of the restaurant. I could say it was classic. You can see the memories of the past, pictures of ordinary living, vintage cars and they had that wine fermented during the 60's. I ordered Tapsilog but the tapa is kinda overcooked. I will keep coming back.
Written 9 April 2018
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Hannah F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Firstly - the food - wow! It's delicious Filipino food, that is accessible for Western taste. Masarap ;)

Secondly - I was lucky enough to have a chance to hear the choir practising (please note: the choir only perform when booked for an event, and are not there all of the time). They are astonishing - I am not particularly emotional, but I couldn't stop crying when I heard them - they are so talented, and truly touched my heart.

Thirdly - The Restop showcases the best of the Philippines - upstairs in their event space, they have paintings and other artifacts from across the country, that really celebrate the talent of the country (if you are just there for the cafe, sure they'd be happy to take you upstairs and show you). This is my third time in the Philippines - i have fallen in love with this beautiful country - but sadly, I have met many Filipinos are so surprised to hear that! So it is really wonderful to find a social enterprise that really celebrates the ingenuity, heart, beauty and talent of this wonderful archipelago.
Written 7 July 2017
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Colleen C
Saline, MI1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Mabuhay Restop is such a great business. I have never been to the Philippines before, and this business truly did a great job coordinating a fantastic trip. The food at the restop was amazing, I was able to experience Philipino food first hand, and some people in our group had food allergies and the cook was really good about finding suitable food for those to eat. The music performed by the choir was some of the best I have ever experienced. Glen and Mara are the best guides I have ever met, they will always make sure you are happy and safe. They also sell handmade products made by G.K (YAY!)
If you are ever in Manila and need a great company to coordinate travel, then use Mabuhay restop, you will not be disappointed!
Written 5 June 2017
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ncollen0404
Milan, MI1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Business
What an experience Mabuhay Restop gave us! The staff was amazing throughout our trip. The food and choir entertainment enhanced the day! Highly recommended if you're planning travel to Manila. Thank you for everything!
Written 5 June 2017
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aboote27
Brighton, MI1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Mabuhay Restop directed our 17 day trip to the Philippines, and knew exactly how to give us the best experience possible! They provided a delicious lunch to give us a taste of many Filipino foods. The Mabuhay Choir also performed for us, and they were outstanding! I enjoyed purchasing merchandise from them, as it is all made by local individuals and represented the country beautifully. Lastly, the staff became family. The three tour guides were so knowledgeable and organized. They made sure everything was covered, and taught us so much about their country in the short time we were there. They were definitely a blessing to our group, and next time I visit the Philippines, I will go through them again to plan my trip!!
Written 5 June 2017
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aelalalalalyzza
Pasig, Philippines1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
People in Mabuhay Restop are very accommodating, their place have a very good ambiance, they also have tasty food! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE 👍🏻
Written 23 October 2016
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Shiveta W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
it was one of the best evenings I had in manila.I got to know by one of my friend that Mahubay Restop hosts a cultural cum musical comedy show. My eyes were glued to the stage, the artists were amazing. They really made me laugh. Their clarity in showcasing the culture of the phillippines and at the same time entertaining the guests was amazing. They made my try one of their dances called tinkling.I am staying in the manila from last two years, but I never saw something like this before.This is a must try if you visit manila.
Written 6 October 2016
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Roy B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
I am so exited that Manila Vanilla will be back again tonight, October 1.
I have waited so long for this!
Great Show, Great food and quality services.
Written 1 October 2016
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Linda d
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
Just finished our three-week super duper vacation in the Philippines. I let Mabuhay Restop do the planning for us (4 adults and 3 kids). I just told them what we wanted and they began the tedious work of meeting our expectations. With the able hands of Mara, Darren, and, of course, Rose (the tireless proprietor), our vacation was just too perfect - from the hotel accommodations in Makati, to the flight to and from El Nido, to our stay at El Nido Cove Resort, to our local tours in Metro Manila. There were a few snags which were not their fault, but each time they came to the rescue even at an unholy hour. It made me feel I have a personal butler at my beck and call. They really went above and beyond, so to speak. I won't think twice to have them do all our future vacations. And the best part is, they search for the best service at the cheapest price tag. How can you beat that? So, I'm calling all my friends and those using this site who are planning on a dream vacation in the Philippines, let Mabuhay Restop do the work for you.
Written 28 June 2016
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LovingHaiti
New York73 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
I read all the exciting reviews of the Mabuhay Restop and really looked forward to my visit there. I arrived to a place with windows papered with old newspapers. The only thing open was a small restaurant on the side. I was told there that they only have performances for big groups by reservation. This was so different from all that I'd read and the pictures that I'd seen. Very disappointed. This was supposed to be one of the highlights of my trip.
Written 29 May 2016
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