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Top 15 Most Popular Restaurants in Little Baguio, San Juan City

Top 15 Most Popular Restaurants in Little Baguio, San Juan City

I’ve got more San Juan City restaurants in my latest article, 50 Restaurants in Try in Metro Manila Before 2015 Ends.

I think the neighborhoods of Little Baguio and P. Guevarra are a bit understated and overlooked. The whole Wilson Street is crammed with Chinese restaurants that are already more than a decade old, so it’s no surprise that restaurants have been tapping this market for those foodies who are looking for a change in scenery. There’s much to be discovered with the Restaurants in Little Baguio, P. Guevarra and Wilson Street.

Everyone’s question: Where to eat in Greenhills?

Whenever I’m around San Juan area, I feel limited by the choices that Greenhills Shopping Center offers everyone. More often, these are overkill restaurants that haven’t got a clue how to attract customers. We certainly end up with little or no restaurant choices at all. That’s exactly what I felt when I stepped in their new Promenade Extension wing.

I’m always glad there’s the area of Little Baguio and Wilson Street, as alternative to the commercialized restaurants in Greenhills. Parking spot may be hard to secure, so best to go here early. I won’t recommend getting a cab on your way here. Little Baguio at night can be scary, and dark and you can easily get lost. Best if you come here as a group in a single car or take Uber instead. But I believe the area of Little Baguio has even more worth than every foodie’s hassle in heading for Binondo for a food trip.

How to locate restaurants in Little Baguio, P. Guevarra, & Wilson Street, San Juan City

I’ve created this map to accompany you in your food trip. Happy food tripping! 🙂

In no particular order, here are the Top 15 Most Popular Restaurants in Little Baguio, P. Guevarra & Wilson Street, San Juan City:

1. The Quirky Bacon
Location: 192 Wilson Street, San Juan City
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00am to 10:30pm
Telephone Number: 09279184189, 025702494
Facebook: The Quirky Bacon

The Quirky Bacon Restaurants in Little Baguio
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Why it’s worth mentioning: If you love Chef Sharwin Tee’s jovial demeanor in his cooking show Curiosity Got the Chef aired in Lifestyle Network, you’ll love the quirkiness of his cuisine at The Quirky Bacon. Bacon all the way from their Tempura Bacon Salad to Adobo and White Cheese Poutine and Pork Panalo Roll. These are The Quirky Bacon’s bestsellers that will surely keep you interested.

2. Greeka Kouzina
Location: 285 P. Guevarra Street, Little Baguio, San Juan City
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Telephone Number: 02-6245974, 09176292818
Facebook: Greeka Kouzina

Why it’s worth mentioning: Greeka Kouzina first spiraled into fame with its humble beginnings at P. Guevarra. Residents here can still vouch for Greeka Kouzina’s delicious Greek and Mediterranean dishes particularly in Roast Lamb, Souvlakis, and Gyro’s that have become a crowd favorite even in other areas.

3. Mu Noodle Bar
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Location: 197 Wilson Street, Addition Hills, San Juan City
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11am to 11pm
Telephone Number: 02-4512681
Facebook: Mu Noodle Bar

Why it’s worth mentioning: Mu Noodle Bar is one of the best Asian Fusion cuisine restaurants for me. Owned by Mann Hann, you cannot miss their Salted Egg and Cheese Oyster Cake, Cereal and Hoti Prawns and my ultimate favorite, 3 Cup Chicken. If you’re going to eat somewhere near in San Juan, Mu Noodle Bar needs to be on top of your list.

4. Balkan Express
Location: 87 Jose Abad Santos Street, Little Baguio, San Juan City
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00am to 10:00pm
Telephone Number: 03-3300945
Facebook: Balkan Express

Balkan Express Restaurants in Little Baguio
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Why it’s worth mentioning: If you haven’t tasted Serbian cuisine, it’s best to start at Balkan Express. Balkan Express is best known for their Pljeskavica beef burger, Balkanski Kebab, Goulash and Phyllo pastry creations that are even present in salad. No clue what these taste like? Head to Balkan Express to find out.

5. Little Store
Location: 2 Jose Abad Santos Street, Little Baguio, San Juan City
Telephone Number: 02-7212359

Why it’s worth mentioning: Are you on the go and want a quick lunch pack? Little Store is that “Tokyo Depachika” in Little Baguio, selling lunch packs around P200 budget. This store is also a convenient store on the side, but locals of Little Baguio love Little Store for their Adobong Spareribs, Yang Chow Fried Rice and Sugpo set meal.

6. Antojos Restaurante
Location: 3 General de Jesus Street, Little Baguio, San Juan City
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 12nn to 10:00pm
Telephone Number: 02-4638496
Facebook: Antojos Restaurante

Antojos Restaurante Restaurants in Little Baguio
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Why it’s worth mentioning: Antojos Restaurante is a gem in the heart of Little Baguio. A brainchild of the uber young Chef Anton Amoncio, Antojos gives Filipino cuisine a modern twist, and this makes it incredibly hard to secure a reservation. You’d be surprised at the calibre of celebrities dining at Antojos Restaurante, many of which have taken a liking for their Cheesy Beef Kaldereta and Strawberry Beef Tapa. Here’s where you can enjoy reinvented Filipino cuisine.

7. La Creperie
Location: 403F Calderon Street, Little Baguio, San Juan City.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00am to 10:00pm
Telephone Number: 02-5701788
Facebook: La Creperie




La Creperie Restaurants in Little Baguio
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Why it’s worth mentioning: If you love crepes, whether savory or sweet, La Creperie in Little Baguio will get your tastebuds drooling with French crepe creations. I’m not a huge fan of savory crepes, but La Creperie’s long list of cheese crepes with Emmental and Gruyere cheese makes me want to change my mind.

8. Calderon Cocina Tapas Y Bebidas
Location: 403 F. Calderon Street, Little Baguio, San Juan City
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:30am to 10:30pm
Telephone Number: 02-2382264
Facebook: Calderon

Calderon Restaurants in Little Baguio
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Why it’s worth mentioning: Taking a name from it street, Calderon is one of the hole in a wall restaurants you must try when in San Juan. It’s space might be a bit cramp, but Dynamitas Fritos, Paella, and Callos are spanish dishes that won’t shoo you away from getting a taste of Spain in the heart of Little Baguio.

9. Yuujin Japanese Cuisine
Location: 221 Wilson Street, San Juan City
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00am to 3:00pm, 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Telephone Number: 02-7060626
Facebook: Yuujin Japanese Cuisine

Yuujin Restaurants in Little Baguio
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Why it’s worth mentioning: For the Japanese food lover like me, you won’t feel out of place in Little Baguio. There’s always Yuujin Japanese Cuisine restaurant’s Gindara and Crazy Maki that’s their bestseller. Parking is a bit hard to come by, so best to arrive early for dinner.

10. Department of Coffee
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Location: 197 Wilson Street, Little Baguio, San Juan City
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 8:00am to 9:00pm
Telephone Number: 02-9255388
Instagram: @departmentofcoffee

Why it’s worth mentioning: You won’t miss Department of Coffee as its right beside Mu Noodle Bar. Make sure to get a stronger espresso blend for a successful latte art.

11. Cafe Ysabel
Location: 455 P. Guevarra Street, Addition Hills, San Juan City
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 7:30am to 1:00am
Telephone Number: 02-7255089
Official Website: www.cafeysabel.com
Facebook: Cafe Ysabel

Cafe Ysabel Restaurants in Little Baguio
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Why it’s worth mentioning: For the residents of P. Guevarra, Cafe Ysabel’s restaurant and culinary school has been around for FOREVER. Thirty years later, Cafe Ysabel retains its old, rustic, and nostalgic interiors yet still delivering delicious dishes from Prawns Thermidor to their Kapampangan inspired breakfast sets and Tournedoes Rossini. If you feel like traveling in time and still find comfort in your meal, Cafe Ysabel is your go to restaurant.

12. Chef Laudico Guevarra’s Buffet
Location: 387 P. Guevarra Corner Argonne Street, Addition Hills, San Juan City
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00am to 2pm, 5:00pm to 6:30pm, 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Telephone Number: 02-7051811, 02-7051874
Facebook: Chef Laudico Guevarra

Chef Laudico Guevarras Restaurants in Little Baguio
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Why it’s worth mentioning: The moment you step inside Chef Laudico Guevarra’s facade, you’ll be transported into old Manila glamour. Chef Laudico Guevarra’s offer cheap Filipino cuisine buffet for any occasion. Though quality of their buffet selection may not be the best that we know, there’s a familiarity in the way to deliver things that makes the residents come back home.

13. Eataly Restaurant
Location: 17 Jose Abad Santos Street, Little Baguio, San Juan City
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00am to 10:00pm
Telephone Number: 02-7051201
Facebook: Eataly Restaurant San Juan

Eataly Restaurants in Little Baguio
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Why it’s worth mentioning: Eataly food marketplace may be millions of miles away in New York, but we always have Eataly in Little Baguio. Eataly serves pretty much straightforward Italian cuisine from pizza to pasta, that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Eataly is one of those restaurants best for group of friends looking for a place to hang out.

14. Yen Yen Taiwan Street Food
Location: 198 P. Guevarra Street corner Wilson Street, Little Baguio, San Juan City
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00am to 11:00pm
Telephone Number: 02-2342162
Facebook: Yen Yen Taiwan Street Food

Yen Yen Taiwan Street Food Restaurants in Little Baguio
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Why it’s worth mentioning: Quezon City may have its Eat Fresh Hong Kong Famous Street Food (and so does Little Baguio) and Bugis Singapore Street Food, but Yen Yen Taiwanese Street Food rules the Little Baguio area. What can you expect? There’s always that pork chop rice that we’re very familiar with, couple with that some pork intestine, and braised noodles, and you don’t have to fly to Taipei for a food trip.

15. Pegi Waffles
Location: 333 P. Guevarra Street, Little Baguio, San Juan City
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 9:00am to 9:00pm
Telephone Number: 02-7248363
Facebook: Pegi Waffles

Pegi Waffles Restaurants in Little Baguio
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Why it’s worth mentioning: Waffles is everyone’s favorite breakfast staple. And Pegi Waffles, the distributor of Starbucks’ Belgian Waffles, will make sure there’s every kind of waffle creation fit for your tastebuds. Ham-Bechamel Waffles and Brussels Waffle with Maple Smoked Ham? Enough said.

Bonus! Everything at Steak and Eat Fresh Famous Hong Kong Street Food
It’s worth mentioning Everything at Steak and Eat Fresh Famous Hong Kong Street Food too. Both “chains” now have branches outside of San Juan, and both have bang for your buck meals. They’re so good and popular, it’s hard not to drop their names here in this article.

There you have it, 17 Most Popular Restaurants in Little Baguio, P. Guevarra and Wilson Street, San Juan. The next time you ask your friends where to eat in the area of Greenhills, best to stop by the restaurants in Little Baguio instead. 🙂

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