San Juan City Edition:
By Shen Mascariñas
Fun fact: San Juan is the metro’s smallest city. So why take your date here? Well, what San Juan lacks in expanse, it definitely makes up with restaurant content. This modestly sized city is studded with a plethora of culinary gems—from brunch fare to authentic Japanese.
17 J. Abad Santos Drive, Little Baguio, San Juan City
0905 393 4190 | Facebook
Open daily from 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm
Date budget – P700
Like your love, the supply of delicious Korean fare at Sodam is endless. For as low asP325 for lunch and P365 for dinner, you can grill various kinds of meat without limits and pair that with a buffet of Korean dishes.
189 A. Mabini Street, Addition Hills, San Juan City
0917 828 8341 | Facebook
Open daily from 7:30am to 10pm
Date budget – P800
CO/OP is a lifestyle store slash restaurant and café. Go window-shopping with bae as you wait for your food; they have tons of unique knick-knacks that double as great conversation topics. When it’s time to eat, look forward to mostly American comfort food that come in generous servings. Make sure you try CO/OP’s impressive desserts as well.
196 A. Mabini Street, Addition Hills, San Juan City
(02) 721 0653, 0917 670 0291 | Facebook
Open daily from 10am to 11pm
Date budget – P900
Whether you’re in the mood for quality a la carte meals or a fantastic buffet spread, Chef Boy Logro’s 7 Flavors will surely please. Prepare to pig out with bae on an extensive selection of International fare.
2F Promenade Greenhills, San Juan City
(02) 706 0983 | Facebook
Open Sun to Thurs from 11am to 10:30pm, Fri & Sat from 11am to 12mn
Date budget – P700
El Cabrito is from the same makers of El Chupacabra, so you can expect affordable and scrumptious grub. Get things comfortable with your date’s choice of poison paired with tacos, burritos and a bunch of other awesome pulutan. They even have an eat-all-you-can promo for street tacos for only P399! And if you’re looking for something heartier, definitely try El Cabrito’s Peruvian roasted chicken.