The nightlife is certainly back in action, but this bustling district was never just for the night owls. As any foodie will attest, Poblacion is also home to a slew of great restaurants, spanning a colourful spread of cuisines from Thai to Mexican, Spanish to Japanese. Have your next Poblacion meal al fresco and take in all the lively hubbub while enjoying some delicious bites at these 14 restaurants:
Come for their modern spin on Filipino cuisine, stay for the signature cocktails that always elicit a round of seconds. Lampara offers a range of dishes you won’t find elsewhere, like the flavourful crispy rice cups or the golden pork belly with star anise glaze and pork floss. This creative drive also extends to their impressive drinks menu, with must-try cocktails like the spiced Pana Kakana Kana and refreshing Smash.
Tatler Tip: feeling adventurous? Ask the staff if they have any off-menu items available when you dine.