Angeles, Pampanga’s most urbanized city, is one of the country’s most exciting real estate market with its excellent infrastructure and healthy business climate. Along with its many tourist attractions like leisure and amusement park, it also boasts of as many as 500 local and international restaurants.
Pampanga’s local cuisine is said to be one of the best in the Philippines so let’s take a food trip and sample some of Angeles City’s best restaurants.
1. Binulo Restaurant
If you are craving for authentic Kapampangan food, this is the place to go. They serve local cuisine along with a selection of excellent international food. The place is very casual, and good for kids, or groups. Don’t miss their fern salad and banana blossom dish.
Binulo Restaurant is located at Bldg. 6410-6413, Manuel A. Roxas Hwy, Clark Freeport, Mabalacat, 2009 Pampanga. They’re open from 11AM to 10PM.
2. Piccolo Padre Italian Restaurant
Enjoy a fine dining experience at Piccolo Padre Italian Restaurant. Located at Prime Asia Hotel, Narciso Avenue, Angeles City, the restaurant serves excellent wine and beer, and is ideal place for groups and families.
Aside from Italian cuisine, the restaurant also serves international food so there is a great choice for everyone. Enjoy the cozy, elegant, and good food in this restaurant.
3. Tequila Reef Cantina
Tequila Reef Cantina has a branch in Pattaya, Thailand. The restaurant offers authentic Mexican cuisine, barbequees, New Orleans cajun specialties, steaks, burgers, sandwiches and Filipino Food. They also serve great cocktails especially its famous ‘hand shaken’ margarita.
Located at Block 3A Lot 7 A. Santos St., Corner Real St., Angeles, 2009 Pampanga, they are open daily from 9AM -2AM. Very casual surroundings, great for groups.
4. Mila’s Tokwat Baboy
Featured in Pampanga: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga (2016), Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy and Special Sizzling Sisig is ranked as one of the best carenderias in Angeles City and a favorite among Kapampangans since 1989. They were originally known for their ‘tokwa’t baboy’ but now their famous sisig is a favorite among customers and is considered the best in Pampanga.
Located at Brgy San Angelo, San Andres St., Angeles City, they are open daily from 10AM – 10PM. Very casual and great for groups, families, and locals.
5. Bale Dutung
With some bloggers calling it the best Kapampangan restaurant in Pampanga, Bale Dutung or ‘House of Wood’ in Kapampangan, is owned by its famous chef, Claude Tayag. The restaurant serves food that is ‘one of a kind’ and should not be missed. Since the restaurant is also the home of the chef, he and his wife will entertain and serve you especially for those who made reservations in advance.
To find the place, drive all the way to Pampanga via North Expressway, exit San Fernando, Pampanga. Find your way to Villa Gloria Subdivision, Paul Avenue and look for the house/restaurant.
6. Rasoi Indian Restaurant
If you are craving for authentic and delicious Indian food, then visit Rasoi Indian Restaurant. Owned and operated by an Indian and his Filipina wife, the place is small yet cozy, and very casual. They serve different kinds of masala, tikka, and the usual Indian fares.
Located at 4180, Zeppelin Street, Hensonville Subdivision, this place is very popular among locals and tourists alike. Open from 11AM – 11PM, it is ideal for groups and families.
7. Iguana’s Authentic Mexican Food
Don’t let the name intimidate you. This restaurant serves good Mexican food in a very casual, and relaxed setting. You can choose from tortillas, nachos, tacos, enchiladas, buritors, bean soups and chili con carne – all authentic Mexican fares.
The place is ideal for kids and they can run around freely. Located at 480 Don Juico Avenue (formerly Zapata), Angeles City, they’re open from 11AM – 10PM.
8. Fortune Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant
One of the best Chinese food restaurants in Angeles City, TripAdvisor quoted Fortune Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant as #16 among 409 restaurants in Angeles City. This restaurant serves excellent dishes with really fresh ingredients, and very delicious. There is a wide variety of food to choose from – all authentic Chinese dishes. Although the name indicates seafood restaurant, they serve a wide variety of meat dishes also.
Located at Henyfel Street, Angeles City, the ambiance is very cozy and casual. Good for kids, and groups. They’re open from 10AM – 12AM.
9. RBI Steak House Restaurant
For those meat lovers out there, satisfy your cravings at RBI Steak House Restaurant. TripAdvisor quoted this as #3 restaurant among 409 restaurants in Angeles City. From steak to lobster to burgers, and other sandwiches, all these dishes are served generously.
This restaurant can be found at Queens Hotel, Tinio Building, 1136 Manila N. Rd. Baligago, Angeles City. They’re open from 6AM – 2AM in a quiet, cozy, surroundings.
10. Souq Clark
Located at Block 17 10th St. Riverside Subdivision, Angeles City, this old warehouse turned into rustic, elegant restaurant is one of the best restaurants in the area. Serving Asian and deconstructed Filipino cuisine, the ambiance is great, with classy décor and really very nice food.
Aside from the great atmosphere, the service and the staff are very efficient and friendly. All in all, it will be one of the best dining experiences you will encounter in this city.