Cafes & Restaurants, Casual Dining, Philippines Foodventure

Cafe Juanita in Kapitolyo, Pasig City

Cafe Juanita is one of my favorite restaurants in Kapitolyo. I always go back to their sumptuous cooking. And I love the homey yet old fashioned ambiance of the restaurant. 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 aims to provide honest and straightforward reviews for the benefit of its readers. This review is solely based on my experience. I do not (and did not) receive any compensation such as freebies, free meals, gift certificates, and etcetera upon my visit and had spent out-of-pocket to try their food.

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Polly Amora

Polly Amora is a Filipina businessperson based in Manila, Philippines. She's a life-long learner who is extroverted to the nth degree, speaks 4 languages, loud & talkative, loves adventure: mountains, beach, and the city. Throw her anywhere and she'll manage life like a pro. Ice cream and beer are her weaknesses.

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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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