Must-Try Restaurants in the Philippines

10 Bulacan Restaurants You Should Check Out

Bulakenyos sure know how to tickle your tastebuds! Aside from offering some of the best heritage spots in the Luzon, the province north of Manila also boasts of dining spots that will definitely whet your appetites. If you’re planning to go on the ultimate food trip, here are the best Bulacan restaurants to visit.

1. Hapag Restaurant and Events Place

Hapag Restaurant and Events Place

(photo via Facebook, @hapageventsplace)

  • Location: Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center, Bulacan Capitol Compound, Malolos
  • Type: Filipino
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: P299
  • Hours: 10am to 10pm daily
  • What to Eat: Hapag Restaurant only offers Buffet dining, but if available you should try their Hapag Rice, Lechon Kawali and Kare-Kare.
  • Insider Info: They offer promos during Holidays, make sure to ask to get discounts
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: +6344 795 0114, +63 9989727416
    Email/ Site: veecscatering.com
    Facebook: @hapageventsplace

What started out as a small family business has grown into a full-scale catering and restaurant venture. Hapag Restaurant and Events Place offers traditional Filipino dishes in a welcoming ambiance perfect for families and friends to bond over good food. The business now has two branches — the first one in Malolos and a new one in Baliwag, Bulacan. Eat at your heart’s content for less than Php300.00 is great deal!

2. Nina’s Fried Itik

Nina's Fried Itik

(photo via Facebook, @ninasfrieditik)

  • Location: 358 Santan St, San Jose, Plaridel
  • Type: Filipino
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: around P170 to P250
  • Hours: 9am to 8pm daily
  • What to Eat: Known best for their Fried Itik, Crispy, Pork Sisig, and Adobong Itik
  • Insider Info: They started offering an Eat All You Can Filipino Buffet for only Php170.00.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: +63 9322620203
    Email/ Site: [email protected]
    Facebook: @ninasfrieditik

Adventurous foodies should try out Nina’s Fried Itik Restaurant. One of the most iconic Bulacan restaurants, this spot is best known for offering an array of dishes using Itik (dark-feathered ducks). The wallet-friendly resto also offers other iconic Filipino dishes in a true Filipino setting, sitting in floating nipa huts while you enjoy their yummy dishes.

3. Lee Foo Panciteria

  • Location: 112 Cagayan Valley Rd, Sta Rita, Guiguinto
  • Type: Chinese
  • Reservations: Not available
  • Budget for One: P150
  • Hours: 10am to 10pm daily
  • What to Eat: Try their specialties Pancit Canton, Canton Tostado and Lee Foo Chicken
  • Insider Info: They also offer Filipno classics like Tapsilog and Lechon Kawali.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: +6344 794 0360
    Email/ Site: [email protected]
    Facebook: @LEE-FOO-Panciteria

Lee Foo Panciteria has been serving Bulakenyos for over 35 years now, and has established itself as a must-visit dining spot if you want authentic Chinese food. They offer big serving at reasonable prices. Lee Foo has another branch in Pulilan, Bulacan.

4. Cafe Nenzo

Cafe Nenzo

(photo via Facebook, @cafenenzo)

  • Location: G/F Esperanza Mall, Mc Arthur Highway, Meycauayan
  • Type: Cafe, Healthy
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: around P250
  • Hours: 10am to 10pm daily
  • What to Eat: Nacho Grande with Trio Sauce, Kani and Mango Salad, Baby Back Ribs with Smokey Barbecue Sauce, Veggie Sisig Sizzler, Apple Cucumber Shake, Reese’s Milk Shake, Veggie Ice Cream
  • Insider Info: One of the owners is a nutritionist, so eating healthy is a priority at Cafe Nenzo. They also offer an Anti-Cancer smoothie.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: +6344 323 0182, +63 9062332233
    Email/ Site: [email protected]
    Facebook: @cafenenzo

If you’re looking for somewhere chill and healthy to dine in, Cafe Nenzo is the best spot for you. Aside from the great ambience, the cafe also offers mouth-watering vegetarian options. For those who aren’t sugar-conscious, Cafe Nenzo has a full-range of pastries, cakes and ice blended drinks to indulge in.

5. Dreamy “Unicorn” Cafe

Dreamy Unicorn Cafe

(photo via Facebook, @dreamycafeph)

  • Location: 1200 ARBE Mac Arthur Hiway Malolos City
  • Type: Cafe
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: P170
  • Hours: 11am to 9pm daily
  • What to Eat: Ferrero Creation Milkshake, Pinky Pie Strawberry Milkshake, Buttercup Banofee Waffle, Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Insider Info: Unicorn onesies are available for rent at Php100.00, but if you purchase food over Php250.00, you can use the onesie for free.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: +63 9178080616
    Facebook: @dreamycafeph

Newly opened Dreamy “Unicorn” Cafe is a like a little kid’s dream come true! The one of a kind cafe just opened last March 2017 and has everything unicorn! From rainbow-colored food to outrageously decorated drinks to unicorn onesies available to customers to unicorn stuffed toys — the cafe is like nothing you’ve seen in other Bulacan restaurants.

While their food may not satisfy your hangry tummy, it should be enough to satisfy your sweet tooth and need for an Instagram-worthy snap.

6. Coficut Brews & Booze

Coficut

(photo via Instagram, @coficut)

  • Location: BRC Compound, DRT Highway, Baliuag
  • Type: Cafe Bar
  • Reservations: Not available
  • Budget for One: P250
  • Hours: 3pm to 11pm (Sundays to Thurdays), 3pm to 12am (Fridays to Saturdays)
  • What to Eat: Nutty Banana Waffles, Peach Mango A La Mode Waffle, Toasted Marshmallow Frappe, Nachos, Ginger Beer
  • Insider Info: They offer a range of beers from different countries to choose from.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: +6344 764 5986
    Email/ Site: [email protected]
    Facebook: @Coficut-Brews-Booze

Who says Fridays nights should be spent in noisy, dim-lit bars? If you want to unwind and hang out with friends without the chaos, you can at Coficut Brews & Booze. The cafe bar is open until midnight and offers a range of beers in a cozy ambience with great food. You should also try their cakes and frapuccinos which locals have been raving about. The mood of the place also makes for a good dining spot with the family.

7. Citang’s Eatery

Citiang's Eatery

(photo via Facebook, @citangs1970)

  • Location: 620 Kuatro Kantos, Sta. Isabel, Malolos
  • Type: Filipino
  • Reservations: Not available
  • Budget for One: P100
  • Hours: 6am to 6pm (Mondays to Saturdays), 6am to 12pm (Sundays)
  • What to Eat: Lugaw, Tokwa’t Baboy, Kakanin, Sisig
  • Insider Info: Citang’s Eatery has just reopened last February after undergoing renovation.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: +6344 796 0678
    Facebook: @citangs1970

Established in 1970, Citang’s has been an iconic dining spot in Bulacan. It offers some of the best rice cakes and delicacies in the province and has been featured in different local TV channels — from CNN Philippines to ABS-CBN and GMA. Aside from its yummy meriendas, rice meals and pasalubongs, it’s their affordability that makes them a favorite among locals as well as tourists.

8. Pepper’s Grill

(photo via Facebook, @PeppersGrillPH)

  • Location: 780 Bagbaguin, Santa Maria
  • Type: Spanish-Filipino
  • Reservations: Not available
  • Budget for One: P200 to P250
  • Hours: 9am to 12am daily
  • What to Eat: Anything grilled, Pepper’s Seafood Express, Pepper’s Grill Seafood Basket with crabs, squid, shrimps and more, Bangus Sisig
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: +63 9178671111
    Email/ Site: [email protected]
    Facebook: @PeppersGrillPH

Pepper’s Grill is what Filipino dining is all about! A place where friends and family gather over good food and drinks; where the clanking of plates and utensils over loud chatters of guests are welcomed. From grilled food to seafood platters to pulutan, Pepper’s Grill has it all.

9. Hiromitsu Restaurant

Hiromitsu Restaurant

(photo via Facebook, @HiromitsuRestaurantPandi)

  • Location: Centro Mall Plaza, Bunsuran 1st, Pandi
  • Type: Japanese
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: P250 to P300
  • Hours: 10am to 10pm daily
  • What to Eat: Hiromitsu’s Deep Fried Tempura Maki, Spicy Tuna Maki, Citrus Mint, Mango Yakult and Cucumber Lemonade signature drinks
  • Insider Info: If you’re dining as a group, you can also aks about their Maki and Tempura platters.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: +63 9164962752
    Facebook: @HiromitsuRestaurantPandi

Bulacan is a haven on good food, but if you’re looking to satisfy your appetite with Japanese cuisine then Hiromitsu is the best option in the area. It offers a wide range of Japanese favorites at an affordable price.

10. Bistro Maloleno

Bistro Maloleno

(photo via Facebook, @BistroMaloleno)

  • Location: Capitol View Park, Malolos
  • Type: Spanish-Filipino
  • Budget for One: P250 to P300
  • Reservations: Available
  • Hours: 11am to 9pm (Mondays to Thurdays), 11am to 10pm (Fridays to Sundays)
  • What to Eat: Try out Emilio Aguinaldo’s favorite dish, Nilagang Manok na Puti na may Asparagus, Marcelo H Del Pillar’s Pochero ni Plaridel
  • Insider Info: They have an entire menu featuring Filipino heroes’ favorite dishes.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: +6344 305 0645
    Email/ Site: [email protected]
    Facebook: @BistroMaloleno

Dine like a local hero at Bistro Maloleno. The restaurant has been a local favorite not only for serving scrumptious meals, but also for advocating Bulacan’s historical heritage. Bistro Maloleno offers an ambiance straight from one of Jose Rizal’s novels, with waiters wearing baro’t saya and barong.

They also offer a unique bill of fare called “Food of Our Heroes”. It offers some of the favorite recipes of Filipino heroes — from Emilio Aguinaldo to Mariano Ponce. A visit at Bistro Maloleno is defintely a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

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