Fariñas Ilocos Empanada

West Ave., West, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Fariñas Ilocos Empanada
3.6
3.5 Stars

13 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 2
  • 4 stars 5
  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 13 Reviews
  • 14 Recommend
  • 13 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Chili G.
4.0 Stars

Had to run some errands in the far north and my friend and I were caught in the middle of lunch break so we decided to just eat at whatever resto we see next 128540
I've never tried fariñas before and I was surprised to see that they had real food. I got the longganisang hubad (in picture).
Order took a while but it was ok. Food was actually very tasty! However, they might've put quite a bit of msg cos I got a headache an hour or so afterwards (msg is a migraine trigger for me).
Nevertheless, it's a good and affordable place 128077🏼

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Liza Q.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Janine S.
4.0 Stars

Late night cravings! Legit taste of Ilocos empanada, bagnet and longganisa on a very affordable price! Open 24hrs 128076128076128076

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Geramarie D.
4.0 Stars

first time to try the ilocos empanada and i liked it :)
my mom and brother agreed with me. my brother even asked me to buy again for him.

It was my pasalubong for them, even if i took an hour to be home, it was still crispy and although the paper drained the oil from the empanada, so less oil.

We'll try their Ultimate Emapanada next time :)

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Debi C.
3.0 Stars

Special Miki And Special Empanada.
Mas Original pa din ang Empanada sa Ilocos. Special Miki is okay for the price of 75 pesos, with chicharon and half egg.

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Jacqueline G.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Kathy T.
4.0 Stars

I love their empanadas! Yummy!

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Simkin d.
5.0 Stars

Great service, but above all the best tasting empanadas around the metro!

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Koni C.
4.0 Stars

We had our "midnight" lunch at Farinas at West Ave., and it was again my first time to try Ilocano longganisa, Ilocano Empanada and Dinakdakan. Empanada is crunchy, very tasty. Good partner with vinegar or ketchup. The resto is 24hours, so its great to grab a midnight snack when you are around the area.

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Paula P.
3.0 Stars

It was my first time to try Empanadang Ilocos so I was a bit excited. *giggles* but the excitement stops there. I got the Ultimate which consists of shredded papaya, bean sprouts, pork and egg. The papaya was too tough for me so I had to remove it. I liked the middle part, though, the pork and egg. Their vinegar was too sour for me. My tummy was in real pain after eating it. I was sweating like a pig (pig talaga?). I put a lot of vinegar in my first bite and I had this feeling that I was choking to death. Yes! Coughed really hard. Ang tapang! Medyo di ko lang pinahalata. Hehehe. We also had pancit bagnet. It was okay lang. Bagnet was crispy.

I'll stick to their bagnet na lang next time. 128556

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Laura S.
2.0 Stars

Im an ilocana so i should know when an empanada tastes good! :) too bad what they offer in this restau is not as yummy as how ilocano cooks it., maybe its the cooking oil , the ingredients , or the water here in manila that made the taste some kind weird. All i tasted was the oil plus the oil then again more oil. It is open though for 24 hours if you want good tasting empanada go to farinas bus station along lacson near ust! :) that's the best empanada ive tasted here in manila! :)

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Karen A.
3.0 Stars

Management should get security guard. While we're eating, we were approached by a "taong grasa" and drank my kids soda.

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Paolo A.
3.0 Stars

The restaurant itself isn't too good on ambience. It's open air and, while that makes for a cool night meal, it's hot as an oven during the day. The menu is a bit restricted--to bangus, bagnet, and longganisa--but that's understandable given the theme. And I suspect it's also due to the fact that they pick foods that go well with Ilocos-made vinegar.

I surprisingly enjoy the empanadas. They range from the simpler ones (with only bean sprouts and flayed papaya) to the more "special" varieties with bean sprouts, flayed papaya, longganisa, egg, and even bagnet. I like to think of them as local equivalents to tacos.

To be honest, while it all does taste good, it isn't anything spectacular or different. And, though it's nice to know that they use "healthier" oils, one can't help but feel a slight upping of the lub-dub after a meal here. It's still recommendable, though. I usually by two or three to reheat for a quick breakfast in a pinch--it's a complete meal all wrapped up.

One issue you might have is that the serving size is really small no matter the order. For weight-watching folk looking for a relatively guilt-free cheat, that's a great thing. If you want to pig out and get full, however, you might wanna order two of whatever you're getting. That said, you kind of feel you don't get bang for your buck.

Overall, still a place worth checking out if you haven't yet. They prep the empanadas up front and it's interesting to watch.

A tip: if you're eating-in, have your empanada served in a paper bag, on your plate. This absorbs the excess oils.

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