Little Quiapo

42 Aguirre Ave. cor. Lirag St., BF Homes, Parañaque, Metro Manila

Little Quiapo
4.2
4.0 Stars

41 Reviewers

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Category:
Filipino
Phone
+6328070220

Payment Options

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Price Range

₱59 - ₱480

Most Recent Reviews

Eboy D.
4.0 Stars
4

Little Quipo BF is one of the recognizable food establishments in Aguirre Avenue. Situated before the Tirona Avenue intersection and a few meters after the Aguirre Gate. The Red Green Neon lit sign prominently displayed for passerbys to see. A huge Narra (or is it Acacia) tree covers the property. Like most BF restaurants along Aguirre, this was once a residential home. It is evident from the floor plan and layout.

They have extended the dining area and transferred their 'Pasalubong Corner' right before the dining area. You can buy practically every snack or condiment imaginable without leaving the comforts of the neighborhood. They have turmeric, coconut vinegar, tablea chocolates for cooking champorado to Lydia's Lechon prepacked Chicharon Bituka, shing aling, cassava chips or dulce de leche biscocho. We can't help but buy one or two items after dining. And this visit is no exemption.

We arrived before the dinner crowd rush. No one was there to welcome us but was glad to grab a table. We helped ourselves with the menu as well before hailing one of the staff.

Since i was under the weather last night, i had two orders of Hot Calamansi Juice for 55pesos each. It came with an extra Calamansi for that extra squeeze! It was the perfect drink for the cold rainy weather outside. It wasn't too hot, not scalding, not lukewarm either. It had the right temperature. We ordered the following: Pansit Palabok, one cup of Shanghai Fried Rice and Camaron Rebusado. For dessert, my parents ordered Little Quiapo's Halo Halo Special (it came with a heaping scoop of Ube Ice Cream). We had to wait about 30 minutes for our orders to arrive. Good thing our orders came before our patience wore thin. Service is friendly, only thing that I can advise is that ask the servers how long it takes for them to prepare so you won't get caught by surprise. No need for us to ask for service water because it was served right away.

The palabok is good enough for two. They do not scimp on the toppings either, the tofu and squid are very generous. The sauce is thick and had the saltiness of the tinapa flakes. If you are planning a potluck, they also have take away bilaos good for 3 to 20 people. The Fried Rice paired well with the Camaron Rebusado. I find the price commensurate to the serving. The shrimps are coated in a thick pancake like batter. It was salty good reminiscent of the good 'ol days of BF Homes when your dining choices are limited to KFC, Digman's or Tropical Hut.

The halo halo. Well i can't make a first hand review on it but my parents loved it. They like their halo halo with all the trimmings - beans, kaong, macapuno, gelatin! There not much color to their halo halo except for the ube ice cream and the leche flan which gave in to the violet ube color.

Overall, this is one of the restaurants we keep coming back. Good service or lack of it. The food is always the highlight. Senior cards honored. Recommended. BF residents and Southies its a no brainer.

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Randulph M.
4.0 Stars
2

Good find for both halo-halo and arroz caldo happy tummy

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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars
2

Back here again!! But this time for dinner!! Right after Pinatubo and before going home, my family + Ony and I had dinner here. Whenever we want homecooked Filipino dishes, Little Quiapo is always on top of our list. Since we were all craving for Pinoy comfort food, we decided to go here. Plus they really close late at night.

We ordered Sinigang na Hipon, Tokwa con Tokwa, and Lumpiang Shanghai. And of course, a platter of rice (new untouched rice!!!! Haha).

We all enjoyed the food. Loved how generous their servings are, as always!! 128513128077🏼

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Peach L.
4.0 Stars
2

Isa sa mga pinaka-popular na pagkain para sa mga Pilipino ay ang pancit. Kinakain ito sa kahit anong oras ng araw. Tanghalian, merienda, hapunan. At hinding-hindi nawawala sa kahit anong okasyon. Mapabertdey, o fiesta, o kahit anong rason para magcelebrate.

Kumbaga, staple food sha ng mga pinoy. Pero siguro pagdating dito, mga ilang percentage lang ang pagka-pinoy ko dahil hindi ako mahilig sa pancit. Piling pancit lang ang kinakain ko: pancit bihon, pancit malabon, at kakain lang ako ng ibang pancit pag bongga sa sarap yun. 128513

Nung isang araw nagawi kami sa BF at dapat ay pupunta sa Sensei subalit biglang nag-iba ang ihip ng mainit na hangin at napaliko ako sa Little Quiapo. Siguro may konting impluwensha dito yung sinabe kong matagal ko ng gustong makakain sa Little Quiapo. Hihi. 🙃

At bilang kami ng kasama ko ay parehong nagdidiyeta kunwari, minabuti naming pancit na lang ang kainin kesa sa punuin ng bandehadong kanin ang bibig.

Shempre yung inorder ko yung pinakasikat: Pancit malabon at Halohalo Special.

Yung pancit mura lang, mga P93 lang isang plato tas punumpuno sha ng masarap na sauce. Hindi nya tinipid. Tapos may squid rings na saktong sakto ang pagkaluto, malambot at hindi parang goma. Meron ding maliliit na cubes ng tokwa ang pancit tas may chicharon sa ibabaw na maski hinalo na ay may pagkamalutong pa din pag nakagat. Masarap sha. Saktong sakto ang timpla. Yung sauce hindi nagtutubig, malapot. Mas lalong sumarap nung nilagyan ko ng kalamansi. Pasok na pasok sa banga! 128522127919

Pagkatapos kong limasin ang pancit, ang halohalo naman ang tinira. Hindi ako mahilig sa halohalo. Tatlong klase ng halohalo lang ang nagpatuwa sakin, ang Razon's na ngayon ay napakatamis na, ang Kabigting's na may kakaibang halo at gatas, at ang halohalo na nakain ko sa may palengke ng Sagada. Bukod dun wala ng iba. Etong halohalo ng LQ ay nakakatuwa din. Hindi sobrang tamis, madaming klase ng halo pero hindi sha nakakalula (overwhelming). Lol. 128517

Pareho ko silang naubos pero shempre diko inubos ang sabaw ng halohalo. Hello, calories. 128514

Diko alam kung pati ibang pagkain nila ay masarap din pero aprub sakin yung dalawang kinain ko. Ang isang masasabe ko lang ay may kamahalan sila para sa isang pinoy na restoran. Nagustuhan ko sha pero hindi sha yung tipong hahanap-hanapin at susugurin ko.

Chaka maliit ang lugar, masikip, at sa ganitong panahon, baka mauna pang uminit ang ulo ko sa paghihintay ng pagkain kesa sa paginit ng pagkaing oorderin ko. 128513128513

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Ruth S.
2.0 Stars
3

Beating the heat with their famous special halo-halo! 127848

Aside from this, mommy and I also ordered pancit palabok and tokwa con tokwa for merienda. 128513 These 3 items are what they are known for. If you try to look at all the other tables, you would at least see them ordering Halo Halo after every meal (or for some, they just go here for the Halo Halo especially now that it's summer and the heat is insane!!!!!!). They have 3 types of halo-halo, the regular, special (with ube ice cream) and fiesta (special halo-halo for sharing). All priced at a very reasonable price 100-140 pesos!! 128077🏼

I am not a fan of palabok but their pancit palabok is very good. I don't know what the sauce is made of but it's really yummy especially with the chicharon, squid, tofu, and hard boiled egg!! Generous serving size and very sulit. Mommy loves this. A LOT!! To pair with the pancit, we ordered tokwa. I love fried tofu especially when the dip is good!!! Yung may tamang timpla ng toyo, suka, bawang, sibuyas and sili!! 128076🏼

Of course, can't leave this place without buying the toasted garlic bits, banana chips, and suman! 128517128513

It would have been a 5 star review but I just need to share this.. The table beside us wasn't able to finish the rice they ordered (one cup of "untouched" rice). So when they asked for the bill, the mother asked what they do with the leftover rice. Sayang daw kasi if tatapon kasi di naman nagalaw. She asked if tinatapon niyo ba 'to? Or kinakain? The server replied, ahh hindi po. She then asked, binabalik niyo ba or what? Sayang kasi eh! Then the server replied, "Opo."

When I heard his reply, I was surprised my face was like the combination of 128563, 128552, 128561 and 128565.

BINABALIK NILA!!!!!! OH MY!!!!!! Sana hindi lang sila nagkaintindihan!!! Please please. 128591🏻 I try not to eat rice anymore but with that conversation, I might not eat rice at all!! 128563128528

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Carlo S.
5.0 Stars

Next to my fave pansit palabok, this Kare-kare rice meal never fails to satisfy my taste buds. The bagoong is just as good as this heavenly budget meal.

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Carlo S.
5.0 Stars

This is by far the best pancit palabok for me. And now, the squid made it even better! A must try!

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Elaine O.
4.0 Stars

Little Quiapo champions on classic Filipino foods ;-)

If you are looking for a homey and relaxing feel, head to Little Quiapo. The interior of the place is simple and classic just like their food. Their menu is teeming with different Filipino dishes which are true to its flavors. We got to try the raved Palabok, the comforting Lomi and the crunchy and crispy Pata. This is definitely a go to place for me whenever I miss home :-)

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Dennis O.
4.0 Stars

Finally got to try Little Quiapo in BF for the longest time it was just their around the corner waiting to be tried. Little Quiapo is one of the oldest restaurant in the Philippines. The original branch started serving delicious food in 1949.128562
The interior of the place is not that classy. It was just so simple that the table and chairs looks like a regular dining table at home. The place reminded me of those rotary meeting of my father when I was a kid.

Inside there were also various local products being sold.
For the food we ordered lomi, palabok and crispy pata. I know that doesn't blend well but each of us was craving for something. Their menu has so many choices that it was hard to order. Palabok was the jollibee type of palabok. This is the type of palabok which I preffer conpare to the malabon style. The lomi was typical lomi but very good. The crispy pata was sooo good! Very crunchy skin and the meat was juicy soft. Serving was also big.

Nice 1st time in little quiapo. This is a resto that is a great place when you are looking some filipino food. With their wide range of filipino menu definitely what you are craving for is in there. 128518128076

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

We've been eating here xxx times already but this was the first time I was able to try their Fried Chicken (since we're only 2, we got the half order) and Pinakbet. Both were priced at almost 300 pesos. Pricey but serving size of the pinakbet was very generous. (So sulit? Eh, still pricey pa rin!! 128517) Lots of crunchy veggies (eggplant, squash, beans, okra, and ampalaya), pork, and small shrimps. It was tasty and not too salty! 128077🏼 The chicken was okay. Kinda dry but surprisingly, I enjoyed it!! Haha it's like eating fried chicken cooked at home hahaha lutong bahay pero mahal! 128518 And of course, can't leave without buying "pasalubongs". Toasted garlic bits and suman sa lihiya! Yayyyy!!! 128513128513128513

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Gennie M.
4.0 Stars

Never fails, such comfort food! But would suggest to improve their interior and their sofas seem moldy already and parking!! This is sometime a turn off because we do t have the space..

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

Classic Pinoy Merienda! Palabok, Tokwa't Baboy, and Fresh Buko Juice! 128513128077🏼

For good and affordable Filipino meals, Little Quiapo's the place to go! They are always packed with families especially with lolas and lolos. This is one of the well known (and old) restaurants here in BF that's still open. And still loved by a lot of people! 128521 They are known for their Pancit Palabok (even better when paired with tokwa't baboy!!!) and of course, Halo-Halo! 127847

I also had Buko juice because it was insanely hot!!! Cold fresh buko juice for just 59 pesos!! Other restaurants would price this at a higher rate, around 100++!! 128077🏼

I just hope they improve their service. There are moments when it's hard to call the servers. And maybe make the lights bright parang ang dilim kasi sa loob. 128513

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

Aside from their good homecooked meals, whenever we want to buy "Pinoy Pasalubongs" this is where we usually go. They have this corner where all the usual pasalubongs we want are displayed. We always buy the toasted garlic bits (150pesos) and suman sa lihiya (85pesos) here. They also have Banana Chips, Okoy, Jacobina, Pastillas, Yema, Polvoron, Butong Pakwan, etc. Your one stop Filipino shop? Hell YES!!!!!!!!! 128513128521128077🏼

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Salie D.
5.0 Stars

For so many years now, we've been going inside Bf homes to check on something and or visit my hubby's friends. So it's already a must for us to eat somewhere before we head home! 128571

This place has been here for quite a long time now and funny that we happen to like eating here just recently. 128540

I've read that this place was always packed. True.
We got there mid-afternoon and a single table for two isn't available...we're just lucky that a couple emptied one table in the room sa PINAKA-corner! Lol! 128556 But good thing, we get to transfer agad sa may living room before it get occupied again.
I remember noticing a long table full of Lolo at Lolas..ang cute lang! Mukhang suki na sila you know! 128513

The set up of this place is typically like a regular pinoy house. There were maybe 8 tables around the living room and the dining area which has the longest one i think. A small room in front serves as the function room and another one room for extra more tables. Comfort rooms for Men and Women are separated and well maintained. 128077🏼

About the food, they offer a wide variety of Filipino dishes. From Breakfast to Merienda till dinner. What we had is simply the best...Palabok and Tokwa't Baboy!!! Gawd, it's very flavorful and delicious! Scrimping is not in their vocabulary! 128539
Bagay sila, parang kami lang! 9996🏽️128521

And then their Halo Halo for dessert...sorry not in the pic...and it's Heavennnnnly! Regular for only 100 pesos! Good for (sweet) sharing! 9786

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Ayesha I.
5.0 Stars

Mom and I had no idea where to have dinner around Aguirre so we just stroll and look for restaurants that might be appealing to us. As a result, we chose Little Quiapo. I heard good things from Nicel S on this place and really excited to try their dishes.

We ordered Palabok and Tokwa't Baboy. Those two dishes are must haves on your table when you go here. Their palabok (bihon noodles) was saucy as you can see on the picture. Madami ring sahog such as Squid and a bunch of crushed chicharon. The tokwa't baboy is super sulit and tender also!

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Eunice V.
5.0 Stars

Palabok is not palabok if it's not from Little Quiapo!

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Vic M.
4.0 Stars

The last time i ate at Little Quiapo was years ago and i could not remember anymore what we ate. This afternoon we had merienda at Little Quiapo.

We ordered Palabok, Halo Halo & Tokwa't Baboy.

Palabok - Palabok goodness that will make you come back for. I really loved their Palabok, it was delicious and worth it.

Halo-Halo - perfect treat for a hot sumner day. Worth it also

Tokwa't Baboy - Never got to taste this as the Order taker forgot to list it down. He just memorized our order, did not list it down.

Overall the food was delicious. Service had a kink but they apologized for not adding our order.

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Jenny G.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Elaine B.
5.0 Stars

This isn't my first time eating at Little Quiapo BF Homes branch but this will be my first review for the place. Little Quiapo's Quezon City is one of the talk of the town restaurant because of its delicious food and huge servings at a cheap price. My aunt was the one who discovered this place and treats us here occassionally. Little Quiapo BF is situated at the almost end side of Aguirre, few blocks away from Elizalde St. The place looks like house but i think it used to be a house and renovated to be a resto just like Mama Lou's. That's why the place feels homey and there are parakeets beside the window.

Going to the food, we ordered Palabok for the appetizer, Camaron, Kare-kare, Patatim and Sisig. Out of all the food we ordered, Patatim is the best. I was really surprised that when it was served on our table, it has huge servings that is enough for 10 people (we were 6 and we can't finish it!). Nowadays some restos offer bland Kare-kare and you never know what's the real Kare-kare anymore, but in LQ, they define it perfectly. The Sisig and the Camaron are also good!

The star of our dessert part is their Halo-halo. That's also the reason why we will come back to LQ again and again. Unlike some Halo-halos offered today, LQ's contains complete ingredients that people have been looking for in our favorite "pampalamig sa init".

Little Quiapo is highly recommended especially on a family occasion or even just to satisfy your hunger but is looking for a good deal.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

Before hearing mass last saturday night, anthony, mommy and I had a quick dinner here. Mommy, wanted to eat their palabok and tokwa kon tokwa so we ordered that. Anthony and I wasn't that hungry so we just ordered thei king chili dog sandwich and tuna and tomato salad.

Palabok and Tokwa: Classic/All time favorite dish at Little Quiapo. I tasted both and well, they're good! The tokwa was fried perfectly. The dip was just right, not maalat and maasim. Ahhhh, simple meals done right! 128076

When they served us the king chili dog and tuna & tomato salad, we were surprised!

The king chili dog was huge. Bigger than a jumbo hotdog with two loaves of bread. The chili meat (?) was super tasty and had the right amount of spicyness. We weren't actually expecting that much but we were surprised. Really. For just 125 pesos, sulit na. Perfect for merienda! 128076

The tuna and tomato salad was not what I expected. I thought i ordered salad with lot's of veggies with tuna and tomato but it turned out... nope. It's like potato salad with tuna and raisins and pineapple chunks then one whole tomato cut into half. It was good but there were too much mayonnaise and not much dahon. 128546

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