We lined up for almost 4 hours at a MAXI Mango pop-up to see what the hype is all about

Most Filipinos know Davao for its durian, but as MAXI Mango tries to prove, the province also grows the most delectable mangoes. The Davao-based business that started in 2017 has been gaining social media buzz in Metro Manila since it brought its first pop-up stall in Glorietta mall in Makati last month. Ever since word ...

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First look: Ante, the new on-trend tea shop offering tea blends and booze-spiked teas

First look: Ante, the new on-trend tea shop offering tea blends and booze-spiked teas

When Filipinos say “tea,” they usually either mean milk tea with pearls, traditional Chinese tea served in ceramic pots, or English high tea in one of Manila’s...

Bai Nian Tang Bao debuts in BGC with classic Shanghainese dishes, soup dumplings, and giant tang bao

Bai Nian Tang Bao debuts in BGC with classic Shanghainese dishes, soup dumplings, and giant tang bao

We all know the BGC area is known for its bars and nightlife scene — but imagine our surprise when we rolled up to Uptown Mall last Thursday morning and felt the party vibes...

City of Dreams brings northern Chinese delights to Manila with Jing Ting

City of Dreams brings northern Chinese delights to Manila with Jing Ting

We Filipinos cannot deny our fondness for Chinese cuisine — whether it’s noodles, dim sum, or stir-fried goodness. But City of Dreams Manila decided to bring something new...

Raise a glass to Toast Asian Kitchen’s playful twists to Asian favorites

Raise a glass to Toast Asian Kitchen’s playful twists to Asian favorites

There’s nothing like a fun trip with a great group of friends. Dozens of Instagram moments and countless memories created. For long-time friends Timothy Roxas-Chua, Sam Young,...

Sports, beer, and good chow at Buffalo Wild Wings

Sports, beer, and good chow at Buffalo Wild Wings

COCONUTS HOT SPOT – Let’s get this out of the way: Buffalo Wild Wings is best known for chicken wings (duh!). They’re popular for a good reason. BWW offers hand-spun...

Oh look, a new food loft just opened in the Ortigas Business District

Oh look, a new food loft just opened in the Ortigas Business District

COCONUTS HOT SPOT – Tired of your usual after-work spots in the Ortigas area? Here’s something you can add to your regular rotation. For your next dinner out with friends,...

Get your summer indulgence at Ice N Cream by Novotel Manila

Get your summer indulgence at Ice N Cream by Novotel Manila

There’s nothing like the cold and sweet relief of ice cream on a hot summer day, don’t you agree? On Apr 16, Easter Sunday, Novotel Manila Araneta Center opened Ice N...

Feast on authentic Cantonese cuisine at Man Ho Chinese Restaurant

Feast on authentic Cantonese cuisine at Man Ho Chinese Restaurant

You don’t have to go to Hong Kong to enjoy authentic Cantonese cuisine that has captivated the world. Savor the flavors of China at Man Ho Chinese Restaurant at Marriott...

Ready to join the latest Hawaiian craze? Get your lunch from Poke Poke in Estancia Mall

Ready to join the latest Hawaiian craze? Get your lunch from Poke Poke in Estancia Mall

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — Poke (pronounced “poh-kay”) seems to be the new in-thing in healthy (and hipster?) eating, but these colorful bowls of goodness have actually been around...


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Coconuts Manila Hot Spots

In this section, you can read about the places that we actually visit,  maybe even on a regular basis. From the best-kept watering holes in Malate to the up, and coming pintxos bar in the south of Manila, let the writers of Coconuts Manila’s writers take you to the most happening spots, that often have a great ambiance in addition to awesome food. We write about tapas bars, speakeasies, farm-to-kitchen restaurants, hot dog joints, fattening food trucks… anything, really! Sometimes, we get to talk to the people behind the bar and inside the kitchen, too. Sometimes, we get media invitations (hey, it’s the part of the job!). Don’t worry, we’re a very transparent bunch. Before you go on your next food trip, make sure to check out Coconuts Manila’s hot spots first. You don’t want to miss the restaurants with the seal of approval of our writers and editors.