Calling out all food lovers out there! We’re giving you 15 budget-friendly, drool-worthy, and super delicious menu items to try out in these various dining destinations in the Metro. Get your camera phones ready, your tummies rumbling, and 200 Pesos ($4) worth of cash. From now on, you no longer have to spend too much to have a delicious meal. We’ve got your cravings covered!
1. The Burgery
The Burgery is known for their juicy, medium-done patties and overflowing nachos. Considering their cheap prices, they offer more than what is expected from a budget-friendly meal, with each bite releasing a sweet amount of meat juice that’s perfect for meat lovers.
Bugsy Burger – PHP 145 | Fat Tony Burger – PHP 185
Location: Circuit Lane Makati, Riverfront Drive, AP Reyes St, Carmona, Makati
2. Chubs Chasers
Formerly known as Chubs Steak at Manok, Chubs Chasers is the same casual Filipino-American diner serving their signature Divine Steak and Carvilicious Chicken. With the expansion of their menu, they have now included ribs, burgers, pastas, desserts and other entrees into their menu.
Parmesan Flaming Wings – PHP 199
Location: 86 Visayas Avenue Extension, Tandang Sora, Quezon City
Lagrima, located in Legazpi Village Makati, offers authentic tacos, burritos and quesadillas. With a wide selection of fillings for both your burrito and taco, you are free to customize the flavors to your liking. Their amazing Horchata (Rice Milk) is loved by many too and it’s surely a must-try in their delicious menu. Get ready for an explosion of flavors when dining in this yummy taco and burrito joint.
Super Taco – PHP 190 | Quesadillas – PHP 150 to PHP 200
Location: G/F BSA Mansion 108 Benavidez St, Legazpi Village, Makati
4. Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters
Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters is a fast food-type of restaurant that specializes in Pugon Roasted Chicken and other savory dishes, such as Kaldereta Mac n’ Cheese, Angus Beef Steak, and Sinampalukang Sopas. Guests are welcome to order unlimited rice for only Php 6.00, making their menu budget-meal worthy and perfect for unli-rice lovers. With a powerful distinct taste, you can easily tell from the flavor that it’s from Pugon’s. Even their Atsara is good. For anyone needing a hot meal served quickly, this dining spot is perfect for a quick dine out.
Pugon Roast Chicken – PHP 99 to PHP 119
Location: Ayala Triangle Gardens, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Esquinita is a hole-in-the-wall, casual restaurant along Estrella in Makati offering affordable Filipino-Mexican cuisine, such as tacos, quesadillas, and burritos. Perfect for a group meal, this dining area will keep your tummies filled and satisfy your cravings.
Sisig Rice – PHP 99 | Crispy Sinigang PHP 169
Location: 78 A Estrella St. Bel Air, Bel-Air, Makati
6. The Wild Poppy
The Wild Poppy is a hip garden rooftop inspired restaurant that serves modern Asian specialties like fried baos, other small bites and signature cocktails. The ambience of this bar & restaurant emits a cozy vibe that puts you in a relaxing mood while enjoying meals and cocktails. The interiors have a vibrant and warm contrast, giving guests a great time with great food.
Chicken Ren Damn – PHP 120 | Hoi Belly – PHP 140
Location: 2/F 5666 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila
7. Grape Escape
Grape Escape is a wine lounge and kitchen and is the first of its kind in Maginhawa. It offers something far greater than the typical menu and is usually visited by students from nearby schools and institutions.They even have a wide selection of wines and a number of dishes to match the awesome food. If you’re seeking for fancy but affordable place, Grape Escape if the spot for you.
Chicken Fritters – PHP 175
Location: 99 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village East, Teachers Village, Quezon City 1101
Gata offers flavors of Bicolano cuisine, especially since most would consider it a piece of Bicol right in the middle of Quezon City. They serve authentic Bicolano dishes like Laing, Bicol Express, Adobong Bicol, all with fresh gata or coconut mill. All of these can be customizable so you won’t worry too much about the spice levels.
Adobong Bicol Rice w Egg | Homemade Bicol Longganisa with Garlic Rice and Egg | Crispy Danggit Bicol with Garlic
Rice and Egg – All for PHP 190
Location: Unit 3 143 Mother Ignacia Ave. Brgy, Diliman, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manila
9. Bon Banhmi
Known to be truly authentic when it comes to Banhmi sandwiches, this hold-in-the-wall dining destination is owned by a Vietnamese couple and is said to make the best Banhmi in Manila. Everything in their menu is under PHP 250! So it’s perfect for a budget-friendly dine out.
All Banhmi – PHP 99 to PHP 119
Location: Food Patio, 7th Floor, PBCom Tower, 6795 Ayala Ave cor V.A. Rufino St, Salcedo Village, Makati
10. Tittos Latin BBQ + Brew
Tittos is the newest taco place located along the foodie strip of Kapitolyo. It serves a menu of unique Filipino dishes with a Latin American twist. The ambience is nice and it doesn’t get too crowded, so it’s just right for a simple, casual dine out with some friends. You might even want to try out their cocktails, which are a great compliment to their outstanding dishes.
All Tacos – PHP 125 to PHP 155
Location: 16 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
11. Bai Nian Tang Bao
Bai Nian Tang Bao is a soup dumpling specialty restaurant that serves a wide array of Chinese comfort food. You’ll find yourself enjoying their Soup Dumplings, Fish, Scallops, Rice Bowls and Pork Dumplings. Everything in their menu does not disappoint!
Chicken Soup Pork Wonton – PHP 119 | Shanghai Scallion Oil Noodles – PHP 179
Location: Ground Floor, Uptown Parade, 9th Avenue Corner 38th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Bento & Co. is a neighborhood Japanese restaurant that thrives in their ‘make-your-own bento’ concept. You can modify your order based on your mood and hunger level. You can definitely feel the Japanese taste through their food and the ambience of the restaurant. If you’re down to customize your bento box to your liking, why not try out this awesome Japanese food spot.
Katsudon – PHP 175 | Make-Your-Own Bento – PHP 125 to PHP 200
Location: No. 2 Scout Dr Lazcano, Paligsahan, Quezon City
Faburrito is a healthy Mexican restaurant that serves freshly prepared wraps, burritos and other Mexican specials. Some of their menu items include Steak Salad, Nachos, Mango Salsa, Fish Salad, Chicken Quesadilla, Tacos and Lemongrass Tea.
Chicken Quesadillas – PHP 169 | Battered Fish Bowl – PHP 195
Location: G/F The Columns, Ayala cor Sen Gil Puyat Ave, Salcedo Village, Makati
14. Bento Box
Bento Box is a Japanese restaurant that specializes in affordable bento boxes. They also have sushi, sashimi, donburi bowls, and desserts that will definitely satisfy your cravings. This is another affordable dining spot that lets you choose the dishes on your bento, and gives you the freedom of customizing it to your liking.
Bento Boxes – PHP 130 to 175
Location: Ground Floor LPL Manor, 116 L. P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
15. Kko Kko
Kko Kko is a modern Korean chicken house that uses traditional and contemporary recipes that came from Grace Lee and her mother. Their menu is divided into three main categories – Korean Fried Chicken, Korean Street Food, and Dosirak (Korean Lunch Cox), each narrating a story about the dining setting and customs of Korea. Find yourself enjoying authentic Korean cuisine in this sweet dining spot. Other food items include Onion Rings, Cheesy Chicken, Chicken Wings, Bibimbap, Bread Bowl, Beef Bulgogi, Soy Chicken.
2-pc Chicken with Rice – PHP 118
Location: The Sapphire Bloc, Sapphire Road, Ortigas, Pasig City