Casual Dining, Filipino Cuisine, Philippines Foodventure

Cafe Juanita in Kapitolyo, Pasig City

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.

cj0011.) 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.



CUISINE: Filipino
 19 West Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
BUSINESS HOURS: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM (Monday-Sunday)
(02) 632-0357 and (02) 710-1562
LANGUAGE: Filipino, English


📌 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.

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Polly Amora

Polly Amora is the general manager of a privately owned corporation in Manila, Philippines. She is a life-long learner who is extroverted to the extreme, knows four languages, is loud and outspoken, and enjoys adventure in the mountains, the beach, and the city. You can throw her wherever and she'll handle it like a pro. Her weaknesses include ice cream and beer.

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  1. I am taking note of these reviews…kung sakali makakabalik ako sa Pilipinas kakain ako diyan

    1. Eduardo, I thought you’re in the Philippines? Are you back in Italy?

      1. We are back here in Italy trying to sell our house to be able to return to the Philippines for good

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