Republic of Adobo

Philippines

Adobo will always have a special place in the hearts of Filipinos wherever they are in the world. Ask Pinoys about their favorite food, and expect to hear adobo countless times. What makes Philippine Adobo different from its Spanish and Latin American counterparts is the use of native ingredients like cane vinegar, soy sauce, black peppercorns, and bay leaves. The dish is so culturally ingrained that cities across the country have their own versions of adobo, some with creative additions such as vegetables, shallots, and even eel. This recipe presents a mix of sweet, sour, and salty flavors, which has made it a popular staple on many Filipino household’s tables. Whether you prefer chicken, pork, or something else entirely in your adobo, these spots offer some of the most delicious servings of it in Manila!

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LOBO Filipino Tavern

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Within Makati’s urban jungle lies a Filipino restaurant in the neighborhood of Poblacion. Enjoyed by locals and foreigners, LOBO Filipino Tavern elevates the usual Adobo by using lamb as the main ingredient. The tender Lamb Adobo, simmered in extra virgin olive oil with a rich kick of garlic, is a highly recommended dish for Adobo revolutionists.

  • 4898 Durban, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila, Philippines

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8065 Bagnet

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

This hole-in-the-wall champions the Ilocos’ bagnet, but prepares a delicious plate of Adobo, too as seen in 8065 Bagnet’s succulent Crispy Chicken Adobo sa Gata from the secret menu. People flock here to delight their taste buds in the flavors of fresh coconut milk, cane vinegar, soy sauce, and other native seasonings.

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Wooden Spoon

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Filipinos love soft, juicy Adobo with just the right mix of sweet, sour, and salty flavors. However, you can march off the beaten path and sample Wooden Spoon's Pork Adobo Flakes. The meat is crunchy and shredded into pieces letting you taste its flavor in every spoonful. It comes with a garlic-mayo sauce, which adds a little smack of sourness. Pair it with a serving of garlic or cauliflower rice, and you now have a delicious breakfast meal to start your day with!

  • +63 2 7753 6147
  • P1 Power Plant Mall Cor Estrella St 1210, Rockwell Dr, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Vincent's Place Kambingan Restaurant

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Manila, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Chicken and pork might be the more popular ingredients of Adobo in the Philippines, but this restaurant's Adobong Kambing grabbed its own following. Patrons in and out of San Miguel love their Adobong Kambing because its meat is juicy and tender. Goat meat may be known for its strong odor, but Vincent's Place Kambingan Restaurant selects top-quality goat meat that emanates an appetizing aroma.

  • +63 2 8734 0352
  • 1787-A Dr. Jose P. Laurel Sr, San Miguel, Manila, 1005 Metro Manila, Philippines

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Ilustrado Restaurant

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Manila, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Apart from vintage decor and serene ambiance that’ll take you back to the Spanish era, diners also take delight in Ilustrado Restaurant’s Adobong Bagnet with Crab Fat. The pork belly is marinated for a whole day so it can fully absorb all the spices. The meat is then fried before adding crab fat into the sauce for an extra seafood tang. After a hearty meal, you can take a stroll in Intramuros to burn some of the calories you just gained.

  • +63 2 8527 3674
  • 744 General Luna St, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines

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Angrydobo

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

What used to be a flower shop along Taft Avenue has now become one of the most frequented restaurants in the area. Served in a heart-shaped tray, locals can enjoy Angrydobo’s Adobo Short Ribs' savory flavor. Its meat is cooked for five hours then topped with spring onions, garlic, and Angrydobo's secret sauce. Perhaps, the healthier Adobo with blanched water spinach and grilled garlic might be your new guilt-free pleasure too, so grab a delicious bowl of Adobo before heading home.

  • 2456, 1004 Taft Ave, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila, Philippines

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ADOBO HOUSE

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Quezon City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

After a long day at work, the homey ambiance of this restaurant in Mayaman Street will remind you of fond family dinners. Enjoy the spiciness of their Spicy Pork Adobo or enjoy its dry, chili less version, in Pork Adobong Tuyo. The tender meat is best consumed hot,so you better hurry. Finish it off with some Spicy Tofu and Shitake Mushroom for the hearty dinner you deserve.

  • +63 966 875 8006
  • 38, 1101 Mayaman, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101 Metro Manila, Philippines

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Restorante Delle Mitre

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Manila, Philippines • Recommendation • 

From sunrise until the sunset, Ristorante Delle Mitre serves countless plates of modern Filipino dishes. The restaurant is near San Agustin Church where diners can enjoy great food after a mass. Reserve a table and try their juicy crowd favorite Chicken Adobo simmered in olive oil. The chicken is cooked to perfection with just the right amount of sweet-savory flavor.

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Adobo To'

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Pasig City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

What happens when Adobo and Sisig—another Filipino specialty—come together in one dish? Discover the answer in Adobo To’s Adobo Sisig with Egg meal spiced just right with bird's eye chilies. Make sure to also squeeze in some calamansi extract for that added sourness.

  • +63 2 8962 6020
  • 4 General Lim, San Antonio, Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Cocina Peruvia

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Peruvian Cuisine also has Adobo as a signature dish, and inside the Podium, Cocina Peruvia proudly serves Adobo Peruvia. It's a delicious dish starring pork belly, tomatoes, and rings of onions, drizzled with cream sauce. Locals appreciate Adobo Peruvia's well-seasoned pork that complements well with its sauce—having just the right mix of sweet and salty.

  • 5/L The Podium Ortigas Center Pasig City

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