There will be times that you will get used to Filipino food (since they are cooked in your house every single day) to the point that you will always long for other types of food, like Japanese, Italian, and American, among others. I have tried several Filipino restaurants and the competition lies on how they put their respective ‘twists’ to common Filipino dishes. This is where eating Filipino food outside home sounds pretty much a nice idea. My journey to finding the perfect set of Filipino dishes with a twist led me to this quaint restaurant at Tomas Morato, Quezon City: Limbaga 77 Cafe Restaurant.
The name Limbaga 77 Cafe Restaurant actually came from the restaurants address: No. 77 Scout Limbaga, Quezon City. From the outside, the restaurant looks like a typical old-style Filipino home, which makes your dining experience authentically Filipino. As mentioned, they serve Filipino dishes and most of them are for sharing — perfect for families.
Limbaga 77 Cafe Restaurant also has an al fresco area in both first and second floors, and they have private rooms for big families or for those who want to hold meetings and activities. Its spiral wooden staircase is really nice. The brick walls with plants as well as the outdoor bar adds beauty to the restaurant.
Some of the bestsellers of Limbaga 77 Cafe Restaurant include Stuffed Bulaklak ng Kalabasa, Pochero, and the Limbaga 77 Baked Lechon Paksiw. And yes, they are not your ordinary Filipino dishes because Limbaga 77 Cafe Restaurant loves to add some twist on every item in their menu.
So, what did we order?
Stuffed Bulaklak ng Kalabasa
I am not a fan of bulaklak ng kalabasa or any vegetable I don’t usually eat, but I am surprised how this one tasted so good. The cheese lover in me was very happy with this menu item.
Bagoong rice always reminds me of Thailand. I love bagoong and how it blended with the rice tastes just fine.
A typical Filipino sisig is served with egg, but by default, Limbaga 77 Cafe Restaurant serves it without an egg. But nothing to worry about, it can still be served with egg by request. What is special about this sisig is that it is crispier than the common sisig that’s usually served sizzling. It is easier to eat a crispy sisig, isn’t it?
Adobong Tadyang ng Baka
I have tasted several adobos in my life, but this one tastes different and special. Maybe I have not tasted a beef adobo, or maybe it’s the tadyang ng baka. I dunno, but it is something you should definitely order.
Perlas ng Mangga
This is like your typical mango sago dessert, but I love how the Perlas ng Mangga stands out among the others by being more creamy.
Minty Mango Watermelon
I love how the mint adds to the coldness of the shake. Mango and watermelon is a good combination, too.
Lychee Grapes Shake
Before trying this yummy shake, I was skeptical about the combination of lychee and grapes, but is surprisingly tasted good!
Whether you are dining solo or with friends and family, I highly recommend giving Limbaga 77 Cafe Restaurant a try. Aside from the good food, the ambiance of the restaurant is perfect for a gastronomic bonding experience. I have not tried all their bestsellers yet and I think I will bring my family to this place next time. The staff were attentive to the needs of the customers and are very professional. So if you happen to be looking for a homey place to dine in Tomas Morato, this is the place to be.
LIMBAGA 77 CAFE RESTAURANT CONTACT INFORMATION
77 Sct. Limbaga St, Diliman, Quezon City
Open Everyday, 11AM-10PM
0926 715 8134
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