Mecha Uma Manila food

Our restaurant guide has been curated by Erwan Heussaff, an entrepreneur who founded the world-famous food blog The Fat Kid Inside. Claiming neither the title of a foodie or chef, Erwan would rather be known as “the man who insatiably tries and eats everything”. Every day he inspires people across Southeast Asia with his weight loss story and teaches the importance of healthy eating. Now the proud owner of six restaurants in Manila and counting, his recent ventures (Sabao and Sprout) are slowly introducing the concept of health food to the city.

To Eat

Sarsa

Sarsa has great Filipino food such as adobo (a saucy, marinated meat dish) and pancit (noodles). Portions are sizeable and the menu is vast. It’s an authentic place that remains clean and presentable.

  • +63 2 866 0912
  • The Forum, Federacion, BGC
    Taguig
    Metro Manila
    1634

Black Sheep

An immense restaurant with experimental food. Unfortunately a lot of locals haven’t warmed up to it because they’re not used to this kind of cuisine. But it’s a top choice for visiting foreign chefs and they’re always impressed, which is a really good sign.

  • +63 2 478 4498
  • UPRC 1 Building, Chino Roces Avenue
    Makati
    Metro Manila

Twelve/Ten

If you want to feel like a hipster go to Twelve/Ten. It’s slightly off the beaten track and gives shows you a different side of Makati. It’s a great little place for a date or a fun night out.

  • +63 915 663 2823
  • 7635 Guijo Street
    San Antonio Village
    Makati

Cirkulo

Cirkulo serves Spanish food with a Filipino twist. Their suckling pig is ridiculous; their beef belly is ridiculous – just really fattening food. It’s great.

  • +63 2 810 2763

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  • 900a Arnaiz Avenue Corner
    Paseo De Roxas
    Makati

Mecha Uma

This is a must. The tasting menu by chef Bruce Ricketts is pioneering. I think he’s leading the charge for chef-driven restaurants and concepts. We used to have a lot of franchises, and then a lot of corporate chefs opened restaurants, but now we’re seeing more people open up their own places, which is great.

  • +63 2 801 2770
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  • 25th Corner 26th Street
    Bonifacio Global City
    Metro Manila

El Chupacabra

Tucked away in Burgos’ red-light district, go to El Chupacabra if you’re up for an adventure. Be sure to check out the RINGSIDE BAR for one of Manila’s most popular underground sports, dwarf boxing.

  • +63 2 895 1919
5767
  • 5782 Felipe
    Makati
    Metro Manila

Señor Pollo

Right next door to El Chupacabra, check out Señor Pollo for the perfect street food fix. You’ll find a trendy local crowd sipping on San Miguels and margaritas, chowing on chicken or tacos and grooving to Spanish reggaeton.

  • +63 2 831 6945
  • 5767 Ebro Street
    Poblacion
    Makati

Sarsa

Black Sheep

Twelve / Ten

Cirkulo

Mecha Uma

El Chupacabra

Señor Pollo

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