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“Expats, not the place to make you a Filipino Food Fan”

XO 46 Heritage Bistro
Ranked #57 of 1,365 Restaurants in Makati
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Lisbon, Portugal
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90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Expats, not the place to make you a Filipino Food Fan”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

The place is small and a bit cramped but clean and smart.

Now for the food part ....Oh well, asides from Filipinos, have yet to find someone that raves about Filipino food. You will not go far in this place as it is geared towards locals and the menus either are devoid of any explanation or what you have there is completely pointless and staff not that helpful.So only go there with a local that can decode and suggest some of the dishes.

They have two menus for mains (from the north and the central part of the country) yet a surprisingly limited menu for deserts.....

  • Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Makati, Philippines
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109 reviews
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“Excellent Filipino dining experience”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Highly recommended if you need to have authentic Filipino dishes with a twist! Their lechon is one of the best available and their 'gata' based offerings are sure to impress

Visited January 2013
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314 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“hidden gem”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

not many know of this hidden gem as it is located in one of many condominium buildings along valero st. in makati. We frequently visit this establishment because we are normally in the area so if we need a quick fix of filipino food, this is the right place. The area is just a small portion of the building, which can accommodate just a few seats, so you can imagine that it'l be full during lunch or dinner time. Staff are always friendly and would even help you choose the best sellers. And if you havent guessed it, the food is obviously delicious. We would not be coming back frequently if it wasnt. My fave would be the aligue rice, fried rice cooked with crab meat, simply divine. the batangas adobo is also one best seller. its not your conventional adobo as it is fried after cooked, gives you a more crispy texture. Prices are very affordable. They even have promos during weekends. Better check this restaurant soon and im sure you will keep coming back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Manama, Bahrain
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great for lunch and dinner ...”
Reviewed 10 January 2013

And surely will be coming back. Our close family friends introduced us to hidden gem of a Filipino restaurant. Most people would go to Greenbelt or The Fort for dining due to those places wide selection. But, if you want Filipino food, this is the place to go. It's tucked away in an obscure building in Salcedo Village but not difficult to find.

The dishes are great and there's so much variety. The laing is very good. So are the kare kare and humba. I could go on and on. The best way to start is to pick the chef's recommendations (marked with a thumbs up in the menu). You won't be sorry.

Do reserve ahead of time especially for lunch during working days.

  • Visited December 2012
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Taguig City, Philippines
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“filipino restaurant”
Reviewed 24 May 2012

its along valero right below the le grand condominium, 2 entrances, one is luzon the other is visayas I think, we dined at Luzon but we ordered a seafood gata (coconut) dish from Dumaguete in addition to the kare kare. we were given puto (rice delicacy?) as appetizer with butter and aligue. The puto was yummy. We were only 3 so we ordered 2 dishes and a plate of rice. Aside the seafood dish which was very, very good, we also ordered kare kare. The crispy beef tadyang was separately presented from the peanut sauce and vegetable. The beef was crispy and the sauce was very good and pasty. Will go back to try their other dishes.

  • Visited May 2012
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