Cafe Juanita is one of my favorite Kapitolyo restaurants. I always return to their sumptuous cooking. And I adore the restaurant’s homely but vintage vibe. It has so much flair and it looks quirky and alive.
As far as ambiance, I do like it. It showed a good impression of old Manila atmosphere. The furniture are well appointed and very spacious.
My top 3 favorite dishes are: Bistek Tagalog, Chicken Pandan and Kare-Kare. And since Kare-Kare is one of our favorite Filipino dishes, we have sort of established a high standard for this unique Filipino food and we were looking forward on how this restaurant’s version of the dish would compare to other restaurants. To be honest, their Kare-Kare is so good I didn’t bother look for bagoong.
1.) Bistek Tagalog (P388.00) , 2.) Kare-Kare (P564.00), 3.) Chicken Pandan (P297.00)
Pad Thai (P277.00)
Chicken Pandan (P297.00)
The warmth in the service was noticeable, I liked it.
Despite it always fully booked, we always make sure that we reserved ahead of time. They’re very accommodating.
Overall, I really enjoyed dining here. I recommend trying their specialty – Kare-Kare. I’ve tried countless items on their menu and their food never fails to satisfy my cravings.
📌 DISCLAIMER: Golden Island Senorita seeks to deliver readers with honest and straightforward reviews. This review is entirely based on my personal experience. I did not (and still do not) get any compensation for my visit, including freebies, free meals, gift vouchers, and the like, and I paid for the food out of my own wallet.