Limbaga 77 Cafe and Restaurant

77 Sct. Limbaga St., Laging Handa, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Limbaga 77 Cafe and Restaurant
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AlwaysHungryPh P.
3.0 Stars
3

I was scouting a new place to eat before two straight food blogs. That’s strange I know but that’s exactly what I did. I landed here at Scout Limbaga and to my surprise there were two other restaurants in front of it. Houses around the area turning into food hubs continues…

This place has a valet service. Such a relief since parking here is always scarce. Limbaga 77 kept most of the old house exteriors and interiors, creating a cozy environment. It was just like dining at a friend’s house.

As per food it could use some improvements. For one, they serve no solo meals for solo diners. I had classic Chicken Adobo only because it had the fewest serving. The taste was also too tame, its meat way too dry that made it difficult to chew.

The Stuffed Laing however was impressive. It was tasty with a nice strong coconut taste. The stuffing was mostly ground meat which was juicy and delicious.

I also got to try their unique Polvoron Cake. It’s promising good but it was difficult to eat. Sweet polvirin needed to be wet to stay together as it easily crumbles, even if you slice it really slow.

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Manfred M.
4.0 Stars
7

Limbaga 77 is a restaurant situated in the heart of Tomas Morato, QC. The name is taken from its actual address, which was once a residential area. Its venue is located in a house that has been adaptively reused into a huge two-floor dining space that is well-lit and ambient. As a Filipino family restaurant, they serve home-cooked meals that surely made me enjoy my experience.

We were able to taste the entire range of their meals, starting from soup up to dessert. For starters, we tried the Halaan Soup. This was a showcase of boiled clams which released so much flavor into the soup. I easily devoured the clams and the soup in no time at all due to the addictive fatty taste.

We then had a handful of their starters, which were the Bulaklak ng Kalabasa and the Poqui poqui Rolls. The former was an amalgamation of ground beef, cheddar cheese, and squash flower fried to a crisp. The latter was a lumpia-like combination of eggplant and dumpling wrapper fried as well. Both were just the right taste. Nothing was explosive in the experience. However, I must say that the Rolls had a small amount of filling. It felt like I was eating more of the wrapper itself.

Their main dishes were composed of Pochero, Baked Litson Paksiw, Stuffed Laing, Four Flavored Wings, and the Spicy Seafood Adobo. the Pochero was a helping of tomato sauce where beef, leafy vegetables, and saba were braised to perfection. The Pochero reminded me of Afritada due to the strange sweetness of the sauce. However, the beef was pretty tender, and the Saba was a reminder that the dish was Pochero. The Baked Litson Paksiw, on the other hand, reminded me of Porkloin and Roast Beef by its appearance. According to the owner, the pork was first baked then braised in their secret sarsa sauce. The meat itself was pretty tender, however the skin left something to be desired. It was quite tough, actually. The Flavored wings were served in fours. It was comprised of baked chicken wings with honey glazed barbecue sauce. It was pretty crunchy and tasty too. It could have used a bit more spice, though. The Spicy Seafood Adobo was for seafood lovers. It was a braised combination of shrimp, mussels, squid, crab, and spicy adobo sauce. I loved the way they cooked the squid since it was done just right.

Their ultra best seller, the Stuffed Laing, reminded me of Lumpia. The gabi leaves were turned into wrappers, while ground pork served as the filling. It came in the standard coconut milk sauce. What surprised me was the fact that there was no spicy kick from this iconic dish. Usually it would be pretty spicy. However, the owner guaranteed us that the dish was a best seller even without the kick.

The viands were accompanied by a healthy serving of Danggit Rice, a popular Visayan dried fish which had a pungent smell and a smoky flavor. The rice was topped with leeks, Danggit, fried egg, and garlic. It would be considered as a dish in itself. I enjoyed pairing the dish with the meat selections due to its bitter and smoky taste.

I chose the Mabuhay Smoothie for a drink. It was a cooler composed of cocount milk, pineapple and celery. It reminded me of Pina colada mixed with buko pandan due to the coocunty flavor and the milky texture. While being quite heavy, I still enjoyed the mildly sweet taste and the healthy ingredients.

Their desserts were the Bikoron, the Perlas ng Mangga, and the Maja Brulee. The First is composed of Biko wrapped in Lumpia wrapper. The second is their take on Mango Sago. The third is their unique blend of Maja Blanca. Of all three, the most remarkable was the Perlas ng Mangga. It was a combination of fresh mango, taro balls, and mango buding in a small cocktail glass. I truly enjoyed the explosion of sweetness in this dish, albeit the small servings. I wish it didn't end so soon. The Biko reminded me of Tikoy due to the appearance. The maja was just alright. Nothing too remarkable for me since I don't enjoy eating Maja blanca anyway.

In sum, Limbaga 77 is all you need and more for a family restaurant that is welcome to gatherings, parties, and other special occasions for the family.

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Zarah L.
5.0 Stars

Pusit Bistek Tagalog 128077128077128077
Excellent service!

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Ariana N.
4.0 Stars

First off, the staff were very polite and accommodating. They parked our car for us and they even took some pictures of us.

Second, the food was great. The pochero, according to my dad, was the best kasi it really had fresh tomato sauce plus the meat was very tender. My mom like their sisig even though she's not much of a sisig fan. My brother liked the Salpicao (see photo attached), although I didn't find it really sulit becaus it was only in a small serving and it cost us 377 pesos.

What I liked naman is the four-flavored wings. Even on the inside, it was tasty. But for some people it can get a little bit too tasty. Best paired with rice.

My dad almost gave them a five (which is a miracle, given that he's a very picky eater) but he didn't, because he didn't like the dessert we bought which was the Brazo Tablea thing. It tasted like cream puffs but only without the cream.

Hehe what's nice about all this pa is that they gave us free dessert which was something like Mango Sago and it was really delicious.

Pochero - 5/5
Wings - 5/5
Sisig - 4/5
Salpicao - 3.5/5
Brazo Tablea - 2.5/5
Mango Sago something - 6/5 (because it's so good!)
Garlic Rice - 5/5 (Kanin pa Lang, ulam na!!)

Anyways, the restaurant in general was 4/5. My mother and I will return (someday, hopefully) for the Mango sago thingies 1008410084

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Xyberdoc M.
5.0 Stars

Ordered pinakbet, binakol as well as baby back ribs

Everything was cooked excellently, the binakol was the best tasting one yet! Baby back ribs needs a bit of work as to the taste. Pinakbet was cooked well the veggies were all the right crunchiness.

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Aileen B.
5.0 Stars

Love this place! :)

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GGi C.
4.0 Stars

It was my 2nd time to visit the place. So, we decided
to celebrate my friend's birthday since i had a good experience here. First, with regards to the place and service i'll give them 5 stars, i liked the vibe here and all the crews were all friendly and very nice. And, with the food, We tried four season chicken, pochero, baked lechon paksiw and inihaw na pusit which are all good for a 3.5stars. I also tried their kare kare, for me, it was a 4 stars, i maybe bias because that's one of my fave food. :) lastly, if you want to have some dessert just save it for another place, I tried their brazo something which I think is just a waste of money.

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Fred Eric H.
1.0 Stars

The spoon they gave is dirty!

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Fred Eric H.
3.0 Stars

A bit spicy!

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Gerald G.
2.0 Stars

Overly priced Filipino food. Tastes below average and to be perfectly honest, I have no idea how they keep attracting customers. Maybe we ordered the wrong items?

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Joyce B.
5.0 Stars

Perfect for date :)

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Cai J.
2.0 Stars

The food was served cold and the kare kare's meat was too rubbery. The baby back is only so so

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Jeanne Stephanie E.
4.0 Stars

Tried this resto near my office since we want to eat in a Filipino resto with our supplier from HK. 77 Limbaga is a new opened resto located at #77 Scout Limbaga St. near Tomas Morato. It's a house converted to a resto opened just. a couple of months ago. They serve filipino dishes with a twist of flavor. We ordered their Poqui Poqui rolls which is an Ilocano inspired eggplant omelette stuffed in lumpia wrapper then fried and it comes with a sweet chili sauce. We also ordered their baby back ribs (in photo) and for drinks, i had grass citrus iced tea. Price is very reasonable.

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Edwin I.
4.0 Stars

Limbaga 77's take on Pinoy cuisine does bring some good twists. I particularly enjoyed their Poqui Poqui Rolls, Estofadong Baka, and Kare-Kare. For dessert, I loved their unique Polvoron Pastillas Cake.

Finally was able to visit Limbaga 77 for a friend's bday dinner. I loved the retro feel of the place's exteriors where they repurposed an old home. It's interiors on the other hand, brings a totally fresh, bright, and modern touch. The establishment sits right across two other old homes repurposed into tastefully decorated restaurants also known for Pinoy food specialties.

For our appetizers, I enjoyed the Poqui Poqui Rolls. It was a twist to a popular Vigan/Ilocano vegetable side dish made of roasted mashed eggplant. Limbaga 77's take was a twist of encasing the mashed roasted eggplants (nicely spiced with garlic and vinegar) in lumpia wrapper, then deep frying the rolls. The result was a refreshing crunchy spring roll with a tangy, garlicky , creamy stuffing. It was good with the sweet chili sauce dip.

Their Estofadong Baka was also good. I usually enjoy Estofado dishes using Lengua as the protein. Limbaga 77's take was to use beef short ribs. The meat was nicely tender (resulting from a slow cooking process) and flavorful. The dish's sauce was nicely sweet from raw sugar (panotsa) with a subtle tangy undertone from possibly vinegar. The meat was cooked with tender banana blossoms, sticky sweet saging na saba slices, and potatoes. I liked that the blossoms and the Saba nicely absorbed the flavors of the dish. The only down side was that the potatoes were tough to the bite indicating these were undercooked.

Their Kare Kare was nice and creamy. It reminded me of a creamier Barrio Fiesta Kare Kare. I'm guessing the creaminess and thickness can be owed to their using of peanut butter more than mashed peanuts. I liked the thick sauce. The meat was tender and the veggies were generous in serving.

The other main dishes that we had were their Binusog na Pusit , Crispy Pata, and Grilled Liempo.

The Binusog na Pusit was nicely grilled (the seafood wasn't tough to the bite). The grilled stuffed squid was served covered with a pesto sauce. It tasted sweet from the honey-based marinade. The stuffing, a nice mix of chopped onions and tomato. Initially, I thought that the pesto tasted bland since I was expecting it to be made of basil. I was told that the pesto was made from sili leaves thus explaining the rather indiscernible flavor of the green pesto sauce.

The Grilled Liempo tasted ok. While the meat was tender and flavorful, the dish was ordinary.

The Crispy Pata was a huge serving. The skin was nicely crackly and crispy. The meat was tender but it tasted under-seasoned.

Their Lemongrass Pandan Citrus iced tea was a refreshing beverage to pair with the dishes.

For our dessert, I loved Limbaga 77's Polvoron Pastillas Cake. Their pastry literally marries 2 popular Pinoy sweet treats into 1 cake. The white pastry was misleadingly small and its size seemed to look like a pastry for 2 people to share. The "messy" cake was covered with Polvoron (instead of icing). The powdery Polvoron icing crust had a nice buttery flavor. The cake itself had a firm, sticky, poundcake-like texture that was rich with Pastillas de leche flavor. The pastry , in all its richness, sweetness, and "Polvoron -powderiness" was certainly for sharing (a piece was good for 4 to 5 people). Just avoid talking while eating this pastry 128514. Loved it more with a cup of brewed coffee.

Their Tablea Sansrival on the other hand was just ok. The merengue based pastry was topped with a ganache like frosting made with Tablea chocolate. While the chocolate frosting had that distinct salty-sweet Tablea chocolate flavor, the merengue was a bit underwhelming. Perhaps, being a Sansrival pastry , I was expecting a hint of sweet-buttery taste between the merengue layers.

Service was attentive. It was also good that they had valet services considering parking in the area was a challenge.

With Limbaga 77's hits and a few misses, I certainly would like to come back for the dishes that I enjoyed. Moreover, I would like to try their other dishes that we didn't have on my first visit.

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Kitch G.
3.0 Stars

This place is not only about its food. Though the Karekare and crispy pata were good, all other were so so. If I were to eat again in this restaurant it would be because of the ambience and service. Drinks are also very expensive here. An order of coke in can costs 75 pesos while an order of San mig light costs 105.

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Sabrina P.
4.0 Stars

I love how the place looks. Interiors are great! Service is excellent too. The guard assisted us while we parked & even opened the car door for me. Waiters greeted us with sincere smiles as we passed by them on our way to our table. My glass of water was refilled every time they saw it almost empty. These simple gestures show that they care for their customers. Two thumbs up for superb service! 128077🏼128077🏼

The only downside is that their food can be a bit pricey. They serve Filipino dishes that are delectable, but a bit expensive compared to other similar restaurants like Abe and Mesa.

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Ruth D.
3.0 Stars

Service was really great though.

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Dianne E.
5.0 Stars

Bjorn C and I had a meeting here exactly a week ago. Tuesday has become the day I get to meet up with friends for dinner, or in this case, meet wedding suppliers. Oh have I mentioned? We're getting married. Haha.

Last Tuesday we needed a meeting place for our potential photographer and videographer so I obviously picked a restaurant! Limbaga 77 was the perfect setting. Its beautiful interiors included carefully selected furniture that offered an elegant yet homey vibe. It served as inspiration as we talked about how we envisioned our wedding.

Since the meeting was supposed to focus on the wedding rather than what we were eating that night, we didn't order much. We selected the Limbaga 77 Salad and the Limbaga 77 Kare-Kare. I figured if they named it after the restaurant it would be a good way to start.

When the salad arrived, I was surprised to see how big the serving was. Then I dug in and I wanted to stop the meeting! It was so good I just wanted to find a corner and quietly savor it. The crunchy lettuce, succulent shrimp, sweet mango, and kesong puti tossed with their homemade bagoong dressing was bliss.

BJ loved the kare-kare. He said it was the perfect level of flavors. I on the other hand do not eat kare-kare with bagoong (I know, I'm weird) so I was looking for a little more peanut butter taste. I did appreciate that it had a good ratio of meat to vegetables.

I'm excited to go back to try their other signature dishes. I saw some interesting ones like poqui poqui rolls on the menu. The four-flavored wings is another item I'm definitely going to try because DEEP-FRIED. Yeah, I'm totally planning my next trip.

(Photo from Limbaga 77's Facebook fan page. I completely forgot to take photos! Nahiya ako kasi photographer kasama namin.)

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April H.
3.0 Stars

Supported a hip new company tonight at Limbaga 77...

Went with a friend and sampled some of their menu... Tried the halaan soup, which was okay but a bit bland... Sampled the eggplant spring roll, which was definitely different, not for everybody... Ate a bit of pinakbet, which was okay... Downed the kare-kare, which was a bit on the sweet side for me... Would have preferred a more savory take on this dish with thicker soup & a more pronounced peanut butter taste... Loved the crispy pata and tried to stop myself from consuming too much!128513

They had a cramped function room upstairs with really cold AC... Their sound system was pretty good though. It's a very spacious restaurant with an option for al fresco dining for cooler nights. Service was pretty fast. But the food didn't leave a lasting impression. I prefer Romulo Cafe for Filipino dishes... 128522 don't know about the price either... They offer valet parking, so there's no trouble there...

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Migs C.
3.0 Stars

Paella, kare kare, and adobong tahong in photo (good for 4-5 pax each dish) + the spaghetti not in photo = 3k and not worth it.

The only dish I liked was the kare kare. The paella was just too bland and... It was wet.

Old house turned resto and I like what they did with it. Definitely looks like one of the fancier places within the Timog area.

Oh, and they have free valet service.

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