A mouth full of South. No, not the thick Texan accent, but like literally. Parañaque houses some of the best restaurants in the South. Embark on a gastronomic tour in these areas and decide for yourself. Include these restaurants in your eat-inerary.
1) Sensei Sushi
With Chef Bruce Ricketts at the helm, Sensei Sushi becomes one of the most famous Japanese fusion restaurants in Aguirre Avenue. The omakase-style dining place is most known for its melt-in-your-mouth sashimi, maki, and tempura.
Location: 268 Aguirre Avenue, B.F. Homes, Parañaque City
2) The Girl + The Bull
A new restaurant sitting at the end of the avenue, The Girl + The Bull’s main menu is comfort food. Nicely cooked dishes, generous servings, and eye candy presentations are just three adjectives you can attach to this black-and-white-themed resto.
Location: 346 Aguirre Avenue, B.F. Homes, Parañaque City
3) Magnum Opus Fine Coffee Gallery
A place for strong, bold coffee and more, Magnus Opus offers specially-crafted brews. The barista will prepare your coffee any way you want. But its claim to fame is the Belgian Heartbreaker, which includes two shots of ristretto, cream, and Belgian chocolate.
Location: 115 Aguirre Avenue, B.F. Homes, Parañaque City
4) Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen
For a quick Italian Fix, Mama Lou’s is the place to go. Don’t go there when you are already too hungry because the diner is always full. You’d have to wait for your turn. Better yet, reserve a table in advance. The best meals to order are their Pizza Bianca, Clam Chowder, Margherita Pizza, and Rollo Di Pollo (chicken with mozzarella cheese).
Location: Block 1 Lot 36 Tropical Avenue cor. Palace Street, B.F. Homes, Parañaque City
5) Bono Tei
Another not-to-be-missed Japanese restaurant in B.F. Homes is Bono Tei. The joint serves the best sushi and gyoza. For seafood lovers, however, the Yosenabe hotpot is a must-try.
Location: 333 El Grande Street cor. Jakarta Street, B.F. Homes, Parañaque City
6) Fat Butchik’s
Looking for a place for chill drinking with smoked food? Head to Fat Butchik’s located on the roof deck of a nondescript building. The ambience is so laid-back, a good backdrop while chowing down chicken and pork belly.
Location: 346 El Grande Street, B.F. Homes, Parañaque City
7) Kantori Yakitori
If you can’t get enough of sumptuous food on a skewer with a Japanese twist, Kantori Takitori is the ideal place. The place is perfect for barkadas, chilling down and having great conversation. Must-tries include the Yummytori or Yummymono samplers and sushi fireballs. Yummytori is for the typical inihaw-lovers. Yummymono, on the other hand, is best for people who enjoy variety as it includes pork belly, asparabacon, tofu tempura, quail eggs, and shiitake mushroom.
Location: 51 Unit D, Aguirre Avenue, B.F. Homes, Parañaque City
8) Drive-by Taco Shop
Drive-By Taco Shop is a quaint Mexican eatery that serves tacos, burrito, and quesadilla. The shop is not meant for long eating hence the name. Even so, people go back here because of its tasty homemade, corn-based tortillas.
Location: 167 Aguirre Avenue, B.F. Homes, Parañaque City
9) Bread and Botany
Bread and Botany serves American and European gourmet dishes. It well-loved menu includes fried chicken, kyuchimi fries, pork belly cua pao, and Mr. McEgg sandwich. People find their selves visiting the place for the nth time because of the cocktails, too. The place also serves basic gin and tonic with fruits, herbs, spices or a mixture of these.
Location: 2/F The Prime Building, Aguirre Avenue, B.F. Homes, Parañaque City
10) Taqueria 101
Taqueria is the Mexican term for a taco stand. But, this diner is one big taco stand. Evidently, its main menu is soft and hard tacos. Don’t be fooled though because it also offers burgers with Angus beef and chorizo patty. Another must-taste is the tlayudas or the pizza-like fried tortillas topped with pepperoni and chorizo, zucchini flower and mushroom, or shrimp and roasted garlic in addition to cheese, pico de gallo, and arugula. The tlayuda is drizzled with balsamic crema.
Location: Doña Soledad Avenue, Better Living Village, Parañaque City
Lucky are those who live in the south because their choices are immense. If you have a condo in Parañaque, everyday is like pure indulgence. Even if you are still pondering whether to relocate sooner, you can always head to Aguirre Avenue, for instance, to satisfy your inner foodie.