Pampanga is really the Culinary Capital of the Philippines as restaurants and food establishments are literary almost everywhere. Some old houses are converted to restaurants and cafes, actually even residential houses especially in Angeles City. There is no doubt Pampanga deserve the title.
As a Kapampangan, I tend to be picky on what I eat easily good food is being served in the comfort of our home. So based on my preferences on food, here are my Top 10 Must Try & Visit Restaurants in Pampanga in no particular order as the dishes being serve differ from one restaurant to another.
10. Historic Camalig Restaurant
The home of Kapampangan Pizza is a 100-year-old ancestral grain depot restored in 1980 turned into a restaurant. I love the overall ambiance of the place and the food is relatively good. They are now offering Kapampangan buffet.
Historic Camalig Restaurant (Home of Armando’s Pizza: “Ang Pambansang Pizza”)
292 Sto. Rosario Street, Angeles City, Philippines
Read my full review at: Historic Camalig Restaurant
9. Binulo Restaurant
This restaurant is serving different Campampangan dishes and steaks. The name of the restaurant is from the word Binulo which how the Aetas cook their food using a bamboo stalk.
Bldg. 6410-6413 M.A. Roxas Highway, Clark Freeport Zone (near Flying V)
Read my review at: Binulo Restaurant
8. Angeles Fried Chicken
Also known as AFC is the oldest running restaurant in Angeles City. It is also one of the famous restaurant in the city, the Chicken recipe is pass from generation to generation.
Angeles Fried Chicken
1992 Marlim Boulevard, Diamond Subdivision, Angeles City, Pampanga
Mon to Sun – 10:00 AM – 12:00 MN
(045) 6257644 / (045) 3224448 / (Globe) 0927-616-0561 / (Sun) 0923-806-3061 / (Smart) 0919-960-3788
Read more at : Angeles Fried Chicken
7. Susie’s Cuisine
Susie’s Cuisine in Pampanga is no doubt the best place if you are looking for sumptuous kakain and different Kapampangan dishes either for snack or as pasalubong to your friends and relatives who are in other places.Started in 1972 by Ms. Anicia Ayson who has a great passion for cooking established Susie’s Cusine which became famous for it’s pancit luglug and native kakainin in Angeles City and other nearby places.
Hilda Street Nepo Mart, Angeles City
Facebook: Susie’s Cuisine
Read my review at: Susie’s Cuisine
6. Toll House
Toll House is a family restaurant in Angeles City serving comfort food since February 1988. Established by the Concepcion Sisters namely Remy, Rose, Chel and Josie who loves to eat and cook. The dishes being served are family recipes prepared using traditional methods.
Toll House Angeles City
Sto. Rosario Street Angeles City
Landmark: Infront of Union Bank and After Holy Angel University if going to San Fernando
Facebook: Toll House Angeles City
Tel: (045) 888 2741
Read my full review at: Toll House Angeles City
5. Steak Street and Fusion Sushi Restaurant
Steak Street and Fusion Sushi Restaurant in Marisol Subdivision Angeles City offers high quality steaks and Japanese food. It’s a good place to hang out with family and friends as you can enjoy good food while serenaded by acoustic bands.
Steak Street and Fusion Sushi Restaurant
202 Ventura Street, Marisol Subdivision, Angeles City
0925 359 7788
Facebook: Steak Street and Fusion Sushi Restaurant
Read my review at: Steak Street and Fusion Sushi Restaurant
4. Cafe Noelle
Cafe Noelle is a restaurant in Pampanga that serves delectable international dishes and sweet treats with a touch of yuletide through the ambiance of the place. Noelle is a french word for Christmas which is evident in the interior of the cafe. The joy of the Christmas season is felt as you enter the restaurant. Who doesn’t love Yuletide season? We all have fun memories of this special time of the year.
Greenfields Square, MacArthur Highway, Sindalan (beside Red Rickshaw and Banko Sentral), 2000 San Fernando, Pampanga
Ground Floor, SM City Clark
Facebook: Cafe Noelle
Read more at: Cafe Noelle
3. Abe’s Farm
Abe’s Farm in Magalang Pampanga is known to serve delectable Kapampangan dishes but it can also be a haven for total relaxation as they offer services and accommodation to enjoy a life away from the stressful city and just indulge your sense with the beauty of nature.
Website: Abe’s Farm
98 Livestock Village, Barangay Ayala in Magalang, Pampanga
Phone: + (02) 506-8140
Mobile: + (0917) 808-5187
Read my full review at: Abe’s Farm Magalang
2. Apag Marangle
Apag Marangle is a Kapampangan restaurant offering the delectable dishes of the Culinary Capital of the Philippines. Apag Marangle means food being served in the field or farm as the concept is like eating in a farm. I personally recommend this restaurant to my friends whenever they want to taste authentic dishes in my hometown.
02 6685812/ 045 436 1600
Park Square, Makati City (Beside SM Makati)
Ground Floor, Marquee Mall, Angeles City
Olongapo Gapan Road Sta. Barbara, Bacolor, Pampanga
Website: Apag Marangle
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1. Cafe Fleur / 25 Seeds
Cafe Fleur by Chef Sau Del Rosario is created to pay homage to Pampanga. Chef Sau as a proud Kapampangan decided to go back to Pampanga after 17 years and unexpectedly a friend of him offered an old ancetal house to convert into a restaurant. As a well travelled Chef with local and international working experience to top restaurants and hotels, he created a new twist with the traditional Kapampangan dishes also known as Avant Garde Capampangan Cuisine.
Facebook: Cafe Fleur
L-463B Miranda St. Brgy Sto. Rosario
Angeles City, Pampanga
+63995 313 8413
Across Imerex Plaza Hotel
Read my full review at: Cafe Fleur Angeles City
Again, these are my Top 10 Home Grown Restaurants in Pampanga that you must try and visit in no particular order. If you happen to be in the Culinary Capital of the Philippines don’t miss out these restaurants and food establishments for they will surely satisfy your cravings for delectable dishes that truly celebrates Kapampangan love for culinary. Tara Mangan! Munta na kayo Pampanga! (Let’s eat! Visit Pampanga!) 🙂