With a name that hearkens back to the elite class of colonial times, Ilustrado caters to those with enlightened tastes.
Located a few streets behind San Agustin Church, this well-loved restaurant is perfect for those seeking a different dining experience with its old-world elegance and exquisite mix of neo-classical Filipino-Spanish cuisine.
Ilustrado prides itself on hosting dinners for world leaders such as the King and Queen of Spain and the President of Peru, among others.
Ground Floor, 8 Rockwell, Rockwell Drive
(0977) 748 8861
(02) 802 1891
Mondays to Saturdays
Lunch: 11:30AM - 2:30PM
Dinner: 6PM - 10PM
Lunch only: 11:30AM to 2:30PM
You can never go wrong with its signature Paella Ilustrado
A first-timer of the restaurant? You can never go wrong with its signature Paella Ilustrado. This famous staple boasts of a generous array of meats and fresh seafood. If you crave for something light and sort of a guilt-free entrée, the vegetarian Paella Verdura is a good pick. Experience Ilustrado’s various interpretations on the paella not only by your lonesome, but also with your loved ones as they can be shared by at most three persons. Savor their rich flavor and color ‘till you reach the crusted burnt layer of rice at the bottom of the pan known as socarrat.Contributor
Business Mirror Online
Fitting climax to your entire Intramuros experience
This unique 19th century themed Philippine restaurant is comprised of a dining area and ballroom whose polished hard wood furniture and white table clothes lend an air of Old World formality and a coffee shop that features old carriage wheels hanging from the ceiling with walls that are livened up with theater show posters. The menu features Spanish dishes such as the all time favorite, Paella, along with exotic Filipino specialties like Kalderetang Kambing (goat stew) and Adobong Usa (venison cooked in vinegar and soy sauce). If you are exploring the centuries old structures in the Walled City, fine dining in this popular Philippine restaurant provides the fitting climax to your entire Intramuros experience.Contributor
Perfect for dating couples
Ilustrado has a lovely and romantic ambience. The place is dimly-lit which makes it perfect for dating couples. The tables are covered with white tablecloths which make them neat and pleasing to the eyeEdelweiza Mabalay