Shop by Location

Outside Metro Manila

Around the World Through Food in Alabang

by Jem Sagcal

North kids, here's a good reason to venture South—the food scene in bustling Alabang is hip and happening, and guaranteed to satisfy your every craving.

Whether you're taking comfort in local delicacies or exploring international cuisines, there's no shortage of interesting flavors for your taste buds to revel in. Don't know where to start? Let these 9 restaurants kick off your food journey.

1. Alba Restaurante Español

Alba's traditional, rustic interiors, coupled with its classic and comforting dishes, is the closest you can get to dining in an authentic Spanish household. And because our local cuisine is infused with Spanish influence, the familiar tastes bring you on a culinary adventure but still hit close to home. The Paella Valenciana is to die for, and for special occasions, the Cochinillo Asado is a worthy centerpiece.

Indulge in fine Spanish fare when you buy Alba exclusives here.

Alba Restaurante Español
Westgate Center Filinvest Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa


2. Acacia Hotel Manila's Buffet

If you’re looking to sample a wide array of dishes inspired by cuisines from all over the continent, Acacia Hotel Manila's buffet deal is the perfect choice. Not only does it provide value for money with its excellent variety, the unparalleled service makes for a luxurious dining experience you definitely deserve.

Treat yourself to unlimited eats from all over the world when you buy this buffet deal here.

Acacia Hotel Manila
5400 E Asia Dr, Alabang, Muntinlupa

3. Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila

For more international delicacies, head over to Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila. Whether it’s for a hearty lunch or an indulgent dinner, the hotel buffet's Southern European and Middle Eastern fare will definitely satisfy your appetite. And if you’re looking for a venue for your Sunday celebration or get-together with friends and family, Crimson Hotel has a Sunday brunch deal that will cater to even the most discerning palate.

Have a memorable dining experience at Crimson when you avail of their exclusives here.

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila
2609 Civic Dr, Alabang, Muntinlupa


4. Via Mare

Home-cooked comfort food will always be something we crave. Via Mare, home to local dishes we know and love, recognizes this all too well. Satisfy your cravings with lola’s chicken adobo or mom’s sinigang, and relive your fondest childhood memories with soft, fluffy bibingka and warm, chewy puto bumbong. Watch for Via Mare's newest branch on the block, soon to open in Landmark, Alabang.

Via Mare
Landmark Foodcourt, Alabang, Muntinlupa


5. Mona Lisa Ristorante

INSTAGRAM: sinopinaseats

Get a taste of Italy in Mona Lisa Ristorante, where you can have your fill of pizza, pasta, and risotto in a rustic Italian ambiance that's understated yet elegant. Make sure to leave room for a scoop or two of smooth, creamy gelato, plus a generous slice of cheesecake or tiramisu.

Mona Lisa Ristorante
Building 1 Commerce Center, Commerce Avenue Corner Filinvest Avenue
Alabang, Muntinlupa


6. Bar Pintxos

INSTAGRAM: motionmigs

Pinxtos (which means "to pierce") refers to skewered, bite-sized food widely popular in Spanish bars. Bar Pintxos Tapas Y Mas in Alabang features a unique setting and concept that brings the Spanish bar scene into the local landscape. Try their Croquetas de Jamon and Huevos Estrellados, or the Gambas Al Ajillo and Salpicao for more familiar fare.

Bar Pintxos
Don Jesus Blvd, Cupang, Muntinlupa


7. Da Gianni Cucina Italiana

INSTAGRAM: yummbernard

Known for their extensive pasta menu, this restaurant lets you say Ciao! to a taste of authentic Italian dining. After you savor their large servings best shared with friends, delight in the cocktail bar's many choices and carve out an evening that's truly one for the books.

Da Gianni Cucina Italiana
Westgate Hub, Alabang, Alabang, Muntinlupa


8. Ramen Yushoken

INSTAGRAM: foodchingeats

There's no better time than the wet, gloomy season to warm your tummy with a steaming bowl of rich, tasty soup. Ramen Yushoken is a well-loved ramen house that has quickly become a rainy-day favorite among city dwellers, each guest eager for that first whiff of flavorful broth. The simple, classic Shio Ramen, paired with a serving of fresh gyoza, is always a good idea.

Ramen Yushoken
Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang, Muntinlupa


9. DIY Poke

INSTAGRAM: diypoke

For the health-conscious, go for this Hawaiian dish that’s invaded the local food scene. Usually colorful and aesthetically pleasing, a poke bowl typically contains raw fish, healthy greens, and rice, with traditional Japanese toppings such as wakame and ebiko. This joint allows you to customize your bowl, trying your hand at several combinations to eventually find the one you like best.

DIY Poke
Madison Galeries, Alabang Hills, Muntinlupa


Heading to the South? Check out our other Alabang exclusives and top 10 things to do there!

For exclusive offers and stories about local travel, sign up for Deal Grocer!

About Jem
Jem is a freelance writer and editor with articles published online and in print for various publications, like MVNDO Magazine, L’Officiel Manila, and adobo magazine. In her spare time, she doubles as a scriptwriter and copywriter for video advertisements.

More stories from this section

Get Party-Ready with These Star-Approved Hair & Makeup Pegs
Take inspiration from your fave celebs and be the belle of all the holiday balls.

The Foodie on a Budget’s Guide to Maginhawa, QC
Whatever you’re craving, these 10 places will hit the spot.

11 Beauty & Wellness Gift Ideas for Every Special Person in Your Life
This holiday season, help the ones on your list look and feel great.

5 Ways to Get the Royal Treatment at Crowne Plaza This Weekend
Feel like the king or queen you are with a staycation in this Ortigas Center gem.

A Bookworm’s Guide to Metro Manila
Explore the city like a true bibliophile.

Diamond Peel: A Beginner’s Guide
It’s never too late to let your skin shine.

What to Do in Manila When It Pours
Save these activities for a rainy day.

5 Ways Saddle Row Can Help You Meet Your #FitnessGoals
Get super #SaddleStrong—and have the time of your life while you’re at it.

5 Answers to Questions About Getting Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned
Plus, oral prophylaxis deals you need to check out right now!

Astoria Plaza is a Pocket of Tranquility at the Heart of the City
Find your peace here amidst the busy Ortigas Business District.

Wave from Such Great Heights at These Metro Manila Rooftop Bars
Unwind at some of the highest vantage points in the city.

This Pet-Friendly Oasis in QC is a Breath of Fresh Air
Take that much-needed break with your fam and furry friends.