Cafe Via Mare

G/F Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas St., Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Cafe Via Mare
4.0
4.0 Stars

21 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 6
  • 4 stars 11
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 22 Reviews
  • 19 Recommend
  • 21 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6328976463

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱190 - ₱485

Most Recent Reviews

Mae A.
4.0 Stars

Forgot to take a photo coz I instantly mixed my Pancit Luglog 128514 Paired with their Fried Lumpia Ubod, I had a very satisfying merienda here. 128523

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Jennifer N.
4.0 Stars

Via Mare is an old favourite serving all my comfort Filipino food. I recently blew my diet by ordering a Bibingka (salted egg and Laguna cheese) for a leisurely afternoon snack; quality is still top-notch. The Bibingka came out steaming hot, tender and moist. They don't scrimp on the toppings. The place was packed but service was still pretty fast and it was easy to catch the server's attention.

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Monique A.
5.0 Stars

Siningang na hipon(320).... My aphrodisiac when I'm having tough days ... Eat sour & spicy to feel better ... Generous plump shrimps that's already unshelled ... How spoil can u get???... Perfectly seasoned , shrimpy ocean goodness flavorsome tangy soup ... I devour the whole bowl myself .. Haha ... Burp

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Maureen S.
3.0 Stars

Somehow, getting quality kakanin these days is quite difficult! 128563 I recall my childhood days filled with suman, kutsinta, puto, cassava cake, etc. how I miss these delicious but cheap treats!

Now, it seems to cost more than non-Filipino snacks; which is really really sad 128532

Tried to get my share of Pinoy merienda here at Via Mare, with bibingka, puto bumbong, pancit luglog and arroz caldo. Food was just okay 128513

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Ruth Q.
5.0 Stars

hot tablea choco with spicy tuyo! perfect breakfast in the afternoon! :)

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Maureen S.
4.0 Stars

Oh my fluffy palitaw 128525

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Madeleine A.
4.0 Stars

Gearing up for finals week by indulging in some newfound favorites -- Cafe Via Mare's Oyster Rockefeller (395) and Bulalo (Php 485)!

I would've wanted to order Oysters in Half Shell (Php 270) instead, but since Ramon L isn't as big a fan of raw oysters as I am, we ordered the Rockefeller instead. The oysters were baked in their signature 3-cheese blend, topped with spinach, and crunchy bacon, and served on a bed of salt for an added final touch. I loved how the cheeses weren't overpowering, because I could still the taste the freshness of the oyster underneath.

One of the things I love most about Filipino restaurants is how their dishes are usually good for two or more people. It just goes to show how Filipinos love to share no matter how much or how little they have. Mon and I enjoyed our generous serving of hot bulalo, with thick chunks of beef, fresh vegetables, and bone marrow (!!!). An order comes with a bowl of rice, and we ordered another bowl of Plain Rice (Php 35) to fully savor the meal. I only wished the beef was softer though! It was quite tough to tear and to chew.

I'm already looking forward to my next visit! Given my love for oysters, perhaps I'll visit the Via Mare Oyster Bar next! And next time, I'll be sure to leave room for dessert.

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Gretch L.
5.0 Stars

Whenever you need that purple fix, this is the place!

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Ana C.
4.0 Stars

Savory dishes aren't great but I will go here for the PUTO BUMBONG. Get it with quezo de bola, it makes all the difference.

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Shey L.
5.0 Stars

I'll keep it short and simple: After all these years, they still have the BEST bibingka, puto-bumbong, and ginumis. True story.

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Angela L.
2.0 Stars

We ordered sinigang na hipon (6 tiny hipon as seen in the pic), bam-i guisado (pancit), and beef kaldereta. A bit pricey for its taste and servings. Should have spent our money elsewhere. Service is not bad but not remarkable.

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Bettina V.
4.0 Stars

For the longest time I've been going to Via Mare only for their puto bumbong. I super love it with cheddar cheese. Aaah! The sweet and salty combo is 10084️.

We had merienda here yesterday and as usual we did get the puto bumbong and halo-halo. And as usual I loved the puto bumbong. So comforting!

Their halo-halo is the classic one. Just okay. I still like Razon's or Max's more. :)

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April H.
4.0 Stars

I'm completely guessing where the food is coming from... But from the number of food boxes being served, I'm thinking all branches are working overtime!128561

Via Mare has been the caterer of our convention for as long as I can remember... And though the food comes in these boxes and made way earlier and delivered, there is no compromise on flavor and quality... Serving thousand of people for 3 days straight is quite a feat and I give them props for that!128077

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Tina B.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Edward D.
4.0 Stars

Pinalutong na Tilapia was the best part for me. Rockefeller Oyster was good and so as the crispy Binagoongang Baboy. Tried the Calagcag fried rice with toasted hibe. We capped it with buttery Puto Bumbong and the best Bibingka with Queso de bola. We also got free halo-halo. Sarap!

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Khristine A.
4.0 Stars

Loved their bibingka!

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Adrian L.
5.0 Stars

Next to Max's, I think Via Mare should hold the title of first runner up to most wholesome, most family-friendly restaurant serving honest-to-goodness Filipino food. The Calcag rice is a must try for me!

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Jr C.
4.0 Stars

Don't be surprised when you see the menu. It's all authentic Filipino dishes. Via mare though sounds like Italian it's definitely a Filipino resto. 1st time here. When you've been working abroad try this place. Dinuguan & puto (pork spare parts in blood soup & rice cake) is good, albeit my translation is WTF! Well, sinigang sa miso na bangus (soured milkfish soup) is really sour! LOL but truly pinoy!

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Joy A.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Gracie T.
3.0 Stars

Don't go for something new when hungry - a lesson I've never learned!

My usual order is the crispy binagoongan but wanted to try the kaldereta. It was so-so. My friend ordered the salpicao which was too bitter. Hmmm

The real reason I wanted to eat here was to satisfy my ginataan craving (i missed the bilo-bilo) but to my dismay, it lacked sweetness. Nevertheless, my craving was put to rest.

Will just go with some home-made ginataan next time! 128518

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