1013 Estrada St., Malate, Manila, Metro Manila

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Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 11:00p


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

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Lunch, Dinner
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Most Recent Reviews

Earl J.
5.0 Stars

Cuaderno Manila is prolly the comfiest café in Taft. For readers who are looking for a spot to eat and read, this one's the perfect place for you. From snacks to heavy meals and even unli-wings (promo), you can have it all here.

They serve Mexican Food with Filipino twists plus they have hundreds of books on their shelves for free use :) I think their collection is around 500. You may either use these books, or do your work/readings here. Electrical outlets are also available.

Everything on their menu is student-friendly. All food and drinks are below P200.00 128076🏻128076🏻128076🏻

Should you happen to have old books ready for donation, you may also leave it there. They're in partnership with Books For A Cause -a charitable institution committed to giving books to less fortunate kids, schools, & communities in the remote and depressed areas in the Philippines.

-Nacho Grande-
This is their best seller. Can serve 2-3 persons and it's just for P145.00. Served with a bed of warm nachos topped with their signature meat sauce, salsa, chilis, and drizzled with creamy cheese sauce.

My personal favorite. Cheesy, meaty, slightly crispy tortilla. Didn't really got the chance to look what's inside it. NAUBOS AGAD.

-Chili con Carne-
This is comparable to Filipino giniling but theirs is made with pure meat, no carrots, potatoes or other veggies. Perfect for non-spicy eaters who wants to eat chili con carne. There's spiciness in it but it's really really tolerable.

-Chicken Wings-
Generous serving of wings. You'll definitely ask for another cup of rice for this. Perfectly glazed, a bit hot, and best eaten with beer! 128514

-Chicken Tenders-
Crispy chicken tenders with cheeeeeeese sauce. Comes with rice, egg- cooked your choice, and some nacho chips. All of that for only P99.00. They also have these with longganisa, ham, sisig, baloney, and lechon kawali under Nachosilog meals. 128076🏻128513

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars

I’ve been to Taft more often this year compared to the past so I could visit food establishments near the universities here. One of the stops I did was for Cuaderno Book Cafe, a Fil-Mex restaurant that’s also a hub for bookworms. It’s a fitting concept that appeals to students from DLSU, CSB and St. Scholastica who are just steps away.

The ambiance cooperates with its homey interiors. Why Fil-Mex? Maybe a burrito or taco on one hand and book on another makes more sense. The price points here are also friendly and so are the owners, Chef Anthony Marvin Espino and Alexa May Losaria, who took care of us on this sponsored visit.

So we had a fusion of two cuisines with some tweaking needed to get it more apt. W

e got first the standard Nacho Grande (Php 145), a cheesy delight made tastier with ground chorizo. This appetizer made us crave for more. We had Sisig Burrito next, a leaner bite from the usual fatty features and Sisig Tacos which was topped with a runny sunny side up egg. Both had strong sisig aroma, these are suggested orders if you like this Pampanga born Filipino food.

Another starter, they called Toastadilla was served, a combination of bread and quesadilla. We got the Beef and Cheese varitey (Php 129). This had definitely more carbs if you are a fan of that, I personally prefer the crispier traditional variety. For some meat, they offered us the Mexican Braised Ribs (Php 180), a tasty concoction glazed with orange and sugar. It had a nice balance of citrus and sweetness, a personal favorite here.

Like most restaurants around, they also serve wings and they call their Mexican Buffalo Wings (Php140). This was decent and could have had more kick to make it interesting. Its wings though were meaty so that is always a good plus.

Did you know that Cuaderno also has a charity side? They accept books for them to share with their chosen communities. Where to find this awesome place? They are at 1013 Estrada Street, Malate, Manila.

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Phantasm D.
5.0 Stars

Discovered another student hangout spot in Taft, Cuaderno. Sharing about their awesome and student-allowance friendly Fil-Mex dishes.

Located at 1013 Estrada Street, Malate, Manila, Cuaderno is a Filipino-Mexican Fusion and Book Café which is just a few steps away from DLSU's College of St. Benilde. The owners, Alexa and Anthony, are a couple who came up with this concept from the heart. Alexa is a bookworm and would love to share her collection with their dear customers (you can read from her collection), while Mark is a hotel chef (who also heads Cuaderno's kitchen) and his dishes are amazing.

love the vibes that this book café gives. Did I mention that they offer free WiFi? Wall sockets are also everywhere. Their music playlist is also chill. I would say this is a perfect dine and study spot for me.

Now sharing the dishes that my friends and I tried at Cuaderno:

Strawberry Frappuccino. Sweet, strawberry flavor with wafer sticks and whipped cream.

Nacho Grande. Pica pica. Too bad they are not allowed to sell alcohol because it's near a school.

Beef and Cheese Toastadilla Rolls. There is a good amount of cheese in the rolls. Served with nachos and salsa. Reminds me of mozzarella sticks, but this is more flavorful.

Open Faced Sisig Tacos. I like how the sisig is actually crunchy and it tastes good. I believe this would also go well with rice.

Honey BBQ Chicken. Also good, the savory sweet taste is just balanced. They serve this unlimited during their happy hour (2-5pm).

Mexican Braised Ribs. Comes with lemon iced tea and rice. The braised ribs smells gastronomic upon serving. Tender and delicious with a bit of spice.

Mexican Buffalo Wings. Comes with lemon iced tea and rice. Generous amount of sauce. Tastes good. The serving to the buffalo wings can go for an extra cup of rice.

Sisig Burritos. The sisig burritos is filled with rice with margarine and sisig.

Mickey Mouse Waffles. The waffles are cute and child-friendly. They also have other designs which make it too cute to eat.

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