It’s no secret that one of the best parts of traveling is sampling the flavors offered by local restaurants. That is true for any traveler, whether they are on staycation with loved ones or a solo business trip–and if you’re a foodie who will be staying at Privato Ortigas in the coming weeks, you’ll definitely have a blast discovering restaurants.
Privato Ortigas is located in Barangay Kapitolyo, a neighborhood with a legacy for producing exceptional start-up restaurants. That said, make sure you add the following eateries to your list of places to eat during your stay:
Locavore – Capitol Commons
Locavore is a modern restaurant serving Filipino fare with a French twist. The restaurant first opened in Kapitolyo, delighting foodies, before opening multiple branches throughout Manila. Apart from its original location in Kapitolyo, Locavore has also opened a location in Capitol Commons, just across Privato Ortigas. It’s a fantastic spot for foreigners to try good Filipino food in an inviting setting, as well as locals on staycation in Ortigas who want to try a new take on their favorite comfort foods.
Poco Deli – Kapitolyo/Capitol Commons
Poco Deli has been Kapitolyo’s local deli shop since 2008, offering an amazing selection of meats, sausages, and cheeses. It has since expanded to offer fresh, delectable Italian and Spanish cuisine. Guests staying at Privato Ortigas can opt to visit either the original location in Kapitolyo or the newer restaurant in Capitol Commons.
Smile Elephant – Kapitolyo
Smile Elephant’s menu pays homage to the vibrant street culture of Thailand by offering a wide range of authentic Thai dishes. It’s easy to pass by this unassuming hole-in-the-wall restaurant as it’s located a little further away from where most of Kapitloyo’s eateries are located, but once you’ve had a taste, you’ll definitely make a beeline for it the next time you crave Thai food.
Southbank Cafe + Lounge – Capitol Commons
Southbank is a swanky cafe serving up unique coffee blends and mouth watering international fare. However, the place really comes alive in the evenings when locals begin to flock into the lounge to enjoy Southbank’s special ice cold cocktails. This is definitely a must-try if you want to relax after a long work day before heading back to your business hotel in Pasig.
Cafe Juanita – Kapitolyo
Cafe Juanita is another culinary institution in Kapitolyo, delighting local taste buds for decades. Their menu features an interesting selection of Southeast Asian delicacies and Spanish classics. Recommended dishes for first-time visitors include the Salmon Belly Sinigang, Lengua Estofado, and Sinanglay.
So, don’t miss the chance to explore these culinary treasures right on the doorstep of Privato Ortigas!