Cabalen

G/F Alabang Town Center, Alabang-Zapote Rd. cor. Madrigal Ave., Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila

Cabalen
2.7
2.5 Stars

6 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 0
  • 4 stars 1
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 1
  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Recommend
  • 6 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6328096698

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Reservations:
Yes
Delivery:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Alcohol:
None
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual

Most Recent Reviews

Athina Janelle U.
3.0 Stars

A 3 star rating only because of the Crispy kangkong! That's it and nothing else. Other dishes tasted fine but for me, they are nothing special. My mom cooks great Filipino food that's why I feel like it is not necessary for me to eat at Filipino restaurants. I just went here because my mom insisted. Desserts are okay. (Halo halo and some kakanin)

Beware of the drinks. They serve water and iced tea. I saw people come and go at the drink station. I thought it was part of the 299 something per head fee. To my surprise, no it isn't, and nobody even clarified that to me. So for additional 60 pesos per head, I accidentally availed of the unlimited drinks. I only consumed 1 glass!!! Whereas other buffet restaurants offer at least 3 kinds of drink, theirs, I have no idea why, consisted only of water and iced tea. Btw, when the bill comes, please note that there is additional vat.

Service is bad too. Waiters and waitresses are hard to find. They seem to be hiding at the staff area and come outside only as needed. The place is not full. One would expect better service right?

Might not go back unless dragged by someone else.

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Donna K.
1.0 Stars

It was one of those days when we have no idea what we wanted to eat and we ended up choosing the wrong place.

Maverick Christopher P and I were just walking around Town and noticed that Cabalen’s buffet rate was P298! I was like “OMG, that’s not a bad deal considering you can practically eat everything you want.” but booooy was I so wrong. 128530

The food choices were limited and the food was horrible. Their Bulalo only had cabbage and beef broth, yet it was labeled Bulalo. What a rip-off. Their Kare-Kare was more sauce than anything else. Their Baked Mussels were over-seasoned with spices it was practically impossible to eat. Their Paella’s consistency was close to Lugaw than an actual Paella. They were too stingy to have their Bangus de-boned. Heck the only think I enjoyed there was their Fried KangKong! The dessert table seemed okay, lots of options but it’s not really my thing.

The crew's not as accommodating as other buffets. And the seating was pretty uncomfortable.

Word of advice, do NOT be fooled by the photos and the sign. You’re not getting your money’s worth at this place. Might as well spend your money for something better at the Food Court.

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Dana A.
2.0 Stars

We first tried Cabalen in Festival Mall. It was just ok. The variety of food is very limited. I only liked the fried kangkong covered with tempura batter I think and the kuhol.

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Noel O.
3.0 Stars

Still one of the cheapest buffets around... Although the selection is a bit limited

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Camil я.
4.0 Stars

Love the ambiance and their chocolate fondue! 10084

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Audrey N.
3.0 Stars

Cabalen is a Pampanga-style restaurant. Although the food and the atmosphere was good, it wasn't special enough. It's an eat-all-you-can restaurant so I was assuming that the food was all excellent.

The only thing that probably saved it was tge dessert bar. It has a make your own halo-halo portion. Even though I am not a pro at makin halo-halo, the one I made was surprisingly delicious! Kudos to me! 128077 The only drawback was that it was too crowded and there was nit enough space to accommodate the long lines of the buffet. As an Architecture student, I was pretty disappointed. 128533 Also, not all of the staff were as warm as I hoped they would be. Hey, it is a Filipino restaurant after all.

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