Hapag Vicentico's

1077 Del Pilar St., Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija

Hapag Vicentico's
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4.5 Stars

12 Reviewers

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Category:
Filipino
Phone
+63446003237

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Kids Menu:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Patrick U.
4.0 Stars
8

This is a famous Filipino restaurant of Cabanatuan City. They have a nice garden and the interior is interesting to take photos of. The bases of the dine-in tables seem to be from sewing machines. This place is usually full of customers even during off-peak hours. Parking is tight so you might have to park across the street where the park is.

Adobong Pusit in Olive Oil is the best and most addicting dish I've tried so far. The olive oil brings this dish a small step away from the usual recipe and it's amazing! I'll order this dish on my next visit.

Lechon Kawali is a big serving meant to be shared by a group. This skin is impressively crunchy and the meat is reasonably soft. Liver sauce is a must to stay addicted.

Mais Con Yelo is a good dessert or warm-up drink before meals. Their version is different though because of the vanilla flavor topped with caramel. It's pretty sweet, just a heads-up.

The service is so-so for our last visit. Waiting time was a bit long but acceptable since the food was insanely good! The waitress didn't come back to inform us that a table was available. For take-out, the sauce wasn't included with our Lechon Kawali. After informing the waitress, she gave us soy sauce instead of the liver sauce. The supervisor (a hunch based on her apparel) was friendly and accommodating. She could probably improve service by thinking of strategies to help her staff get the tables cleaned and set up faster.

(October 2017)

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Lorraine A.
4.0 Stars

When in Cabanatuan, do not forget to eat at Vicentico's.

The most recent time I dined here was on Maundy Thursday as the mall is closed. This is top of mind when in Cabanatuan. It serves good Filipino food in a homey ambience.

We were a group of 8 (including 3 kids). We ordered the lunch set which was only around Php1500 or 1800 which included Kare Kare, Crispy Pata, Sinigang na Hipon, Pinakbet, Rellenong Alimasag. We placed additional orders of Pancit Malabon (yummy! Must try!) and Kinilaw na Tanigue. Bill was only Php2300, we had a hard time finishing the food because there were sooo many.

As always, a great meal at Vicentico's.

Only room for improvement is to serve REAL Fresh fruit juices. We ordered Fresh Mango Juice and Pineapple but were served canned juices.

Service can also be improved. Simple gestures such as filling our glasses with water or being knowledgeable about the meal and menu. Regarding filling up of water, I had to personally go around the table and fill the glasses of my guests with water, as if I am hosting lunch from home. "Really HOMEY" :)

Food and service overall rating is 4 stars out of 5. This is because food is reasonably priced and good.

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Elmer R.
4.0 Stars

Got my lunch here knowing Hapag is a byword in Cabanatuan.

Got this crispy Kare Kare sort of, well, a deconstructed Kare Kare made of boneless crispy pata and peanut sauce. It had a nice crunch to it which I enjoyed to the max plus you seem to get two dishes out of this meal already. When in Cabanatuan don't fail to dine here. They have this branch also at the new, big and good looking SM Cabanatuan where I had this lunch.

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John Christopher M.
5.0 Stars

Location: accessible and easy to find, as it's just in front of the Cabanatuan municipal hall
Venue: really spacious and ambient, all the antique Filipino feels
Food: I really love the Crispy pata kare-kare, the carioca, and the buko caramel shake. The prices are quite reasonable too.

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Megumi C.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Pau C.
5.0 Stars

One of the best Filipino restaurants I've ever been to! It has this lovely Old Filipino style feel to it as well.

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Rocky R.
5.0 Stars

Cabanatuan isn't too well known for having good eats. So, hopefully this review puts Cabanatuan on the map.

Local food at its best!

I felt that when going to restaurants, food that can be cooked at home should not be placed on any menu. Restaurants should serve items not normally found in a home setting. Hapag Vicenticos totally changed my outlook.

Hapag Vicenticos served some of the best local dishes I've tried. Nothing fancy; it's just great old-fashioned home cooking in a old-fashioned style home. Because of the wedding anniversary of my parents, we were able to reserve the restaurant for the afternoon to cater our friends and relatives. So In one sitting, I was able to try almost half of their menu.

There are too many items to mention, so I'll keep it short on the dishes that stood out.

*Adobong Pusit in Olive Oil: The squid was cooked perfectly. It wasn't chewy, nor was it too soft. The addition of the olive oil, gives it a nice woodsy taste that makes you want more than one serving.

*Nilagang Bulalo: One belief of mine is that if an establishment's soup is good, you, too would know the restaurant is good. Cooked for hours, the beef is so tender that the meat falls off the bone, and is easily torn with a fork. Seasoned perfectly!

*Adobong Puso ng Saging: I have no description of this, but it's delightedly. Light on the seasonings, light on the tummy. :)) Bravo!!

*Stuffed Crab Shells: This by far was my favorite dish. The meat wasn't dry. The breadcrumbs added a great compliment. It reminds me of crab cakes.

*Salmon Belly Sinigang: Oh, the sourness! Just thinking about it now makes me salivate! This was awesome!!!!!

I wasn't disappointed with any dishes served. In addition to their food, everything was serviced with a smile!

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Maria Michaella S.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Kwokie K.
5.0 Stars

One should not miss dining in Vicentico's when in Cabanatuan! Think homey atmosphere since it really was an ancestral house which was converted into a restaurant.

The classics are there, some with twists to the dishes.

The first that stood out to me was the salted egg fried rice, the menu says it's good for 3 - I say it's good for 5. :)

The waiter recommended the kare-kare as a specialty so we get the beef kare-kare. The meat was probably boiled for half a day given how succulent it was. Another specialty of the house is the crispy kare-kare, which is crispy pata instead of the beef.

The adobong pusit in olive oil was another great
dish, the squid wasn't tough at all. But more than being adobo, kinda felt like eating Pinoy style bistek with amount of onions. 128556

The other dish we tried was the gising-gising. This was the surprise as it ended up being chop-suey with the sauce having that spicy kick. (Pictured lower right)

What we wanted to try but couldn't anymore since there were only 3 of us was the sinigang - they apparently won for best sinigang a few years back being made from scratch and not from the easy broth mix types.

Prices like Manila restaurants but the place does not disappoint! It's easy to spot being in the same area as the town hall, parking in front of the place is limited but one can park on the sides of the street.

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Ej C.
5.0 Stars

My fave!!! Delicioso!

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Kristine F.
4.0 Stars

Cozy ambiance!! Authentic Filipino food..hidden gem in this province..

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Me-an E.
4.0 Stars

Must try crispy bulalo and crispy kare kare.

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