Club Filipino

Club Filipino Ave., Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila

Club Filipino
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Mark L.
3.0 Stars

their grilled cheese was ok. but i'm not going to order it again

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Udnshsjsn H.
5.0 Stars

Club Filipino (pronounced kloob) was the first exclusive social club in the Philippines, founded in 1898 by Filipino high society, including Spanish mestizos and members of the native aristocracy. It is located between North Greenhills subdivision and the Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan, Metro Manila.

The club's present amenities include a swimming pool, tennis, badminton and squash courts, bowling alleys, outdoor restaurant, salon, and "Kalayaan Hall," an indoor events/reception room.

Source: wikipedia

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April H.
4.0 Stars

Grew up in this place! 128522

We always had Sunday lunches here with the clan... Our parents had a difficult time prying us away from the pool! I remember the blue slide very well!128522 there used to be quite a line to use the slide!128540

We would usually have a buffet lunch here and mind you, there used to be quite a line! You better come early if you will be having the Sunday buffet, as the lechon disappears fast! They have good lengua and weirdly enough, I like their bread! #babaw

If ordering a la carte, I like their Clubhouse sandwich! 128077 and their fries are super yummy, the wedge kind served with mayo and ketchup! 12815510084

So many fond memories here!128513

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars

i like their tapsilog. cooked just right and the beef was soft. the vinegar that came with is perfect.

nice ambience too.

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Argee E.
5.0 Stars

Filipino food here is good it can compete with Barrio Fiesta or Kamayan. Try their best sellers: Kare Kare and Crispy Pata! This place really has the paintings of Fernando Amorsolo, another historical fact: And this is where Cory Aquino was sworn in as Pres of the phil in 1986. That room is now the Cory Aquino room.

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Rj T.
4.0 Stars

Pronounced as "cloob" as in the Spanish way of saying it and not "club" as in English.

I am here at least once a week for my Rotary Club's meeting. The menu can get repetitive but there are a few exceptions that I can recommend.

As it is named Club Filipino, most of the menu is Filipino cuisine. Here's what to get when you find yourself there.

- Pinapaitan.
They started offering this just this year. The chef, who happens to be Ilocano, makes a killer Pinapaitan. Beef, of course, so as to cater to diners who are not adventurous enough to try kambing.

Being half Ilocano half Chinese (Chicano hahaha), I could not resist eating this. Hot broth with slivers of beef meat and offal floating around (watch the uric acid yo). Oh yeah... That hit the spot. Warning: eat quickly or it will get a layer of sebo due to the really powerful aircon. Or pa reheat kay Mang Pete (rhymes). Seriously, look for Mang Pete. He'll get you set up.

- Kare kare.
Available in regular and special (all buntot). Tender meat mixed in a flavorful peanut sauce served with a whole pile of bagoong on the side. Get the all buntot if you want it in all its flavorful, fatty glory. Take out or dine in, winner!!!

- Ampalaya con carne / con hipon.
I usually don't eat ampalaya / bittergourd because of the bitterness but for CF, I will make an exception. This is the only place I know that makes their bittergourd well... not bitter.

- Kalderetang Kambing.
Being Chicano (see Pinapaitan above), I was brought up eating all the foods from the mother Province, kambing being one of the most well known dishes. Perfect balance of asim and anghang. Ukin-nam ang sarap!!! Just needs pinapaitang kambing and kilawin so the goat won't go to waste.

Honorable mentions:
- Tinolang manok.
- Tortang alimasag.
- Turon for dessert

Snacking? Get these:

- Bibingka from the Feriños concessionaire.
- Calamares. Ask for ketchup and mayo then mix it up.

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Sandra Y.
4.0 Stars

The place never changed! The capiz windows, the musty smell, and the gwardya sibil security. The last time i've been here is when i'm still employed in my precious job. Its over 5 years ago..

Its our client who ordered the lunch. But i'm happy with the filipino dishes he ordered. The pinakbet, lechon kawali, crab torta, and sinigang na bangus. Infairness, it passed my taste! Truly pinoy..i notice the prices , well its not pricey, since its subsidized for its members. Its a privilege for me to once again visit this place

Ps: no pics.. I just cant! Hehe!

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Edwin I.
4.0 Stars

Still one of the places with the best tapas in town and other great comfort home-style dishes.

The kids were out on a last weekend overnighter with their cousins at my sister's place. A last hurrah before classes. That left me and my mom for a breakfast date after Sunday morning mass.

This time, I let her choose the place out. She chose Club Filipino. Come to think of it, it's been sometime since we've last visited the place. She missed their lutong bahay food.

Going back was like coming home. Familiar faces of the friendly waiters who have been there for ages albeit there now graying hair. They still remembered us even if we haven't visited for sometime. Greeting mom particularly by her name. Same food choices, same place. We ordered our usual breakfast dishes- the Tapa and Triple Decker.

While waiting for our orders, mom did make a good point that 4 generations of our family have come (and gone) and enjoyed the place. From our grandparents, to them folks, our batch, and now the kids. Wow! That , I guess explains the home vibe feeling whenever I visit.

Their tapa is still as good as ever. Large chunks of marinated beef--garlicky, oily, a bit sweet, and salty. Tender and best eaten with their garlic seasoned vinegar, atchara, fried egg and fried rice. Still loving this dish.

Their Triple Decker is basically a club house sandwich with a gooey, rich , creamy cheese sauce poured over the sandwich. It is a filling cheesy treat. Still loving the sandwich.

A good Sunday breaky. Mom wants to come back for the main dishes that we miss eating--their kare kare and their lengua sevillana. Will come back for that. Hope everyone had a great peaceful weekend!

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Edwin R.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Edwin I.
5.0 Stars

A quick Filipino fare heaven for lunch! Beef tapa ( tender beef, kinda caramelized soy marinade, oily, garlic-y,---reminds me of Aristocrat's tapa) and their ever-so-tender, Lengua Sevillana ! Plus those darn soft dinner rolls ( I really think they put potato in the dough to make it this moist and soft). Oh boy! I'm happy!

Food tradition in this establishment has indeed been kept through the years.

Should I get the Triple Decker with Cheese Sauce?... Hmmm... Perhaps on the next visit.

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