Crispy Pata is Love
It would seem that this dangerously deep-fried dish has left its mark on Filipinos’ hearts ever since it was introduced in the 1960s. Its golden brown skin, mouth-watering sauce, and guiltless comfort are the ultimate in deep-fried comfort food.
Crispy patas are traditionally boiled, marinated, and fried to produce a crispy exterior yet juicy interior. Some restaurants have also turned to baking, broiling, and off-the-bone techniques for a more modern twist. To find Manila‘s best crispy pata, we searched through chains, bars, and holes-in-the-wall.
Having just thought about it, we know it has your appetite tingling, so let’s not waste any more time. You can find some of Manila’s best crispy pata restaurants here!
Mesa – O Square Building
Location: 2/F O Square Building, Ortigas Ave cor Wilson, Greenhills, San Juan
Telephone # (02) 793-0342
Among Mesa’s wide variety of Filipino and Asian Fusion dishes, its most popular dish is the Crispy Pata! Crispy Hito, Grilled Squid, and Tinapa Rice are also some of their best offerings!
Available via GrabFood, FoodPanda, and PickARoo for dine-in, take-out, or delivery
Max’s Restaurant – Greenhills Shopping Center
Location: Carpark 1, Connecticut St, Greenhills Shopping Center, Greenhills, San Juan
Telephone # (02) 726-2222
Our lives have been touched in one way or another by ‘The House That Fried Chicken Built.’ Their tasty yet straightforward Filipino fare keeps us coming back for more. Apart from their signature fried chicken, we love their Kare-Kare, sizzling tofu, and crispy pita.
It is available for dine-in, pick-up, take-out, and in-home delivery. The company also offers its products online or via their hotline: 888-799-000
Tipsy Pig – Forbes Town Center
Location: Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Telephone # (02) 952-6877
A Tipsy Pig pub’s unique brews, extensive beverage list, and superb food make it a popular destination. A perfect pulutan or ulam is their Boneless Crispy Pata!
The restaurant is open for dine-in customers only.
Limbaga 77 – Tomas Morato
Location: 77 Scout Limbaga cor Tomas Morato Ave, Laging Handa, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 8374 35 09 / 0926 715 813
If you want to eat good Filipino food, Limbaga 77 Cafe & Restaurant is the place to go. The Crispy Pata is one of their most popular menu items, which combines traditional and modern fare.
Dine-in and takeout are both available. Their contact numbers or social media pages can be used to order.
Livestock Restaurant & Bar – South Triangle
Location: 2/F Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City
Telephone # 7975-5483/0917-322-5483
In addition to pork dishes such as Balsamic Lechon Paksiw, smoked pork tenderloin with charred chimichurri, and coffee bourbon ribs, Livestock Restaurant & Bar specializes in Asian-inspired food. The crispiest, most tender-crisp pasta you’ll ever taste is their mouth-watering Crispy Pasta. Even a popsicle stick can be used to slice it!
Takeout, delivery, pick-up, and dine-in options are available. Send them a message using their contact numbers.
Crisostomo – Blue Bay Walk
Location: Blue Bay Walk, Macapagal Ave. cor EDSA, Pasay
Telephone # (02) 832-6592
Crisostomo gives an in-depth look at the country’s cuisine. Its name comes from the protagonist in Jose Rizal’s novel, Noli Me Tangere, and Chef Florabel Co-Yatco is the person behind the project. Authentic 19th-century dishes are served here.
You can dine-in or order food to be delivered via GrabFood, FoodPanda, or PickARoo. Online ordering is also available.
XO 46 Heritage Bistro – Salcedo Village
Location: G/F Le Grand Condominium, 130 Valero St, Salcedo Village, Makati
Telephone # 02-8805-3850
Chefs at XO 46 Heritage Bistro use traditional methods and ingredients to prepare their dishes. They offer Filipino dishes such as Kinunot, Humba, Sisig, Dinakdakan, and Crispy Pata, but the Crispy Pata is their best seller!
Take-out, delivery, and dine-in options are available.
Cafe Juanita – Kapitolyo
Location: 19 West Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig
Telephone # 8632-0357/0922-8779894
A neighborhood favorite, Café Juanita is one of the most popular restaurants. Although this area is booming with restaurants, this place remains popular because of its classic Filipino dishes, kitschy details, and oriental-inspired interiors that are eclectic and over-the-top.
They deliver via GrabFood to dine-in customers. You may call their numbers for orders.
Hukad (Golden Cowrie) – S. Maison
Location: Level 2, S Maison, Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard cor Coral Way, Pasay
Telephone # (02) 805-7649
This popular Cebu restaurant serves various Filipino dishes, including their famous fried oysters, spit-roasted Lechon, and crispy pata!
You can dine-in, pick-up, order take-out, or have your food delivered via rider apps like Grab or Lalamove.
Romulo Cafe – Jupiter St.
Location: 148 Jupiter St cor Comet St, Bel-Air, Makati
Telephone # (02) 822-0286
This cafe pays homage to late Filipino chef Carlos P. Romulo by offering traditional Filipino comfort food. The museum-style interiors of Romulo Cafe offer diners an insight into Philippine history. The Crispy Boneless Pata Binagoongan is a must-try at this restaurant.
They offer outdoor dining, delivery, and takeout.
Pandan Asian Cafe (then Lazat) – Tomas Morato
Location: 76 Sct Limbaga, Laging Handa, Diliman, Quezon City
Telephone # 8351-52-79; 8355-09-98; and 09177-748-999
Pandan Asian Cafe wants you to experience Asia without leaving your chair. Despite their new name, Lazat and Cerchio still offer the same excellent cuisine!
It is available for pick up, delivery, and dine-in. Call them to place an order.
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