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“A taste of local and international cuisine in an unlikely place”
Review of Isabel Eatery

Isabel Eatery
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Bangui
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Quezon City, Philippines
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“A taste of local and international cuisine in an unlikely place”
Reviewed December 16, 2015

Last year between Christmas and New Year we went on a tour of Ilocos Norte and we were in for a surprise, or rather shock. The province is awesome with so many places to visit. But at that time, there so many tourists that restaurants were jam-packed. And except in Laoag and Vigan, where restaurants were aplenty (although at that time all were also jam-packed; imagine lining up for Greenwhich, Jolibee and MacDonalds in Ilocos because all local restaurants were full), there are not so many eating places in the province. Luckily, the long-time yaya of my wife, who we visited, directed us to the eatery of her nephew, who used to be the cook of a ship. And we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived: very good food and table settings to boot. We had more than our full of the buffet at a very low price.

So when we went back this December, we made it a point to eat there. It now has a signage Ysabel eatery. We were served a full course meal of salad, STEAK, and dessert of fresh fruits. I have never eaten a steak that thick with salad and dessert for P180.

Other patrons were eating cordon bleu, pasta, breakfast fare, among others The patrons were a mix of students, locals, and tourists. (A testament to the delicious food, the variety of choices and the reasonable price range.)

What a treat!

  • Visited December 2015
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Quezon City, Philippines
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47 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent lunch at a local eatery”
Reviewed January 13, 2015

This place is easy to miss because it is a regular local home made an eatery -- and they have yet to put a sign up! If you do find it, you are in for a treat. This small family eatery serves a variety of quality local and international food. Their buffet lunch or dinner, about PHP 350 per person, has about 4-5 dishes plus rice and dessert. Our meal included chicken, cordon bleu, beef with vegetables, steamed shrimps, adobong kangkong and for dessert, fresh ripe mangoes and buko salad. They set up the table nicely, even with stemware and cloth napkins! Food is also available a la carte and we saw a local customer taking out food. They do catering and can take reservations +63922-7213215. It is always nice to support local eateries and be rewarded by an excellent meal!

  • Visited December 2014
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Thank Alunsina L
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