May 21, 2024

Romulo Café in Makati: Embodying History and Delicious Filipino Flavors

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  • Embodying both history and old fashioned Filipino cuisine, Romulo Café elevates your dining experience. Popular for its elegant and sophisticated interiors, highlighting the artistic aspect of the Filipino culture is why guests wear their best outfit whenever they visit the café.

    IMAGE from Romulo Café

    The restaurant got its name from the family patriarch, the late Carlos P. Romulo. The man known to his colleagues as “Mr. United Nations” is seen as the most important figure in international relations for the Philippines, serving the country for 27 years.

    Today, Romulo Café is owned and operated by Sandie Squillantinim, granddaughter of the man they call “The General.”

    Makati branch / IMAGE from Romulo Café

    Alabang branch / IMAGE from Romulo Café

    Apart from the decorative interior, Romulo Café branches across the metro also feature a mini-museum, with photographs and memorabilia that can be seen on the restaurants’ walls but what keeps the customers coming back are its delicious offerings, which will surely remind you of home.

    One of the must-try dishes at Romulo Café is the Gising-gising (Php 358), a classic Filipino veggie dish made with Baguio beans, ground pork, and gata or coconut milk. The gata’s creaminess and the fiery kick from the chili peppers liven up the palate and goes extremely well with steamed rice.

    Gising-gising / IMAGE from Romulo Café

    Another must-try is Lola Virginia’s Chicken Relleno (Php 1,398/half chicken), a flavorful roasted chicken stuffed with ground pork, raisins, chorizo, and peas. This special dish is the very first meal that Lola Virginia served to her guests in Washington, DC, introducing Filipino cuisine across the continent.

    Lola Virginia’s Chicken Relleno / IMAGE from Romulo Café

    You should also order the classic Boneless Crispy Pata Binagoongan (Php 1,128), which consists of deboned deep-fried pig trotters, served with eggplant-and-tomato shrimp paste sauce. Yum!

    Boneless Crispy Pata Binagoongan / IMAGE from Romulo Café

    You might also want to try the Chicken Inasal Sisig (Php 458) which brings together two Filipino favorites—the sisig and the famous Bacolod chicken inasal! It’s a meal that you surely wouldn’t want to miss out on. The crispy chicken skin on a top makes this Cafe Romulo dish extra indulgent.

    Chicken Inasal Sisig / IMAGE from Romulo Café

    Apart from that, the restaurants also serves other Filipino favorites that will that will definitely satisfy your appetite and have you craving for more!

    Visit Romulo Cafe – Makati branch and experience elegant yet old-fashioned Filipino dining experience!

    General Information

  • 148 Jupiter St. Bel-Air Village, Makati City
  • 8691-9069 / 8478-6406
  • 0917-152-3814
  • 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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