Locavore

Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Locavore
4.3
4.5 Stars

28 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 11
  • 4 stars 16
  • 3 stars 0
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 32 Reviews
  • 137 Recommend
  • 28 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Open: 9:00a - 1:00a
Phone
+639062858264

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 9:00a - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 9:00a - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 9:00a - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 9:00a - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 9:00a - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 9:00a - 1:00a
  • Saturday
    • 9:00a - 1:00a

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Toy G.
4.0 Stars
4

Workday lunch with 6 officemates
We had a 2 of each of
Ginataaag kalabasa (w lechon kawali ) 4stars
Boneless fried chicken . 5 stars
Beef pares 4 stars
Assorted fish squid balls
overa(l 4 stars
Great servcce.

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Inna A.
5.0 Stars
3

Ordered the usuals; Sugpo Con Mayonesa, Lechon Oyster Sisig, Ginataang Kaldereta.

And as usual, they were delicious!

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Inna A.
5.0 Stars
3

Saraaaaaap as always! 128525128525128525

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Mara L.
4.0 Stars

This place serves really delicious dishes! I recommend the sizzling sinigang & gising gising since these two dishes are just a no brainer for me whenever I'm there, I just have to get them no matter what. We also ordered their Mac's boneless fried chicken, boneless lechon belly, and corned bistek. Just to put it out there, we were a big group! 128539 Going back, the food were all mouth-watering & we enjoyed every bite of it. I rarely finish a whole cup of rice and I almost never eat more than a cup but here.. It's fairly impossible to have just one! I just need to try more dishes to give it a perfect rating!

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars
4

I've been to Locavore in Pasig a lot before because it was near work but my high school friends have been wanting to try Locavore for some time now so we decided to go have lunch here.

When visiting Locavore, I would suggest dining here in larger groups so that you can share the dishes and split the bill. The food here is a bit pricey if you want to try all their best sellers. Some of the dishes also have bigger servings.

All of the things we ordered during this visit are my recommendations when first trying out Locavore.

GINATAANG KALABASA [Php 350]
This is one of dishes that have a bigger serving. Plus their version of ginataang kalabasa already has this huge slab of "Locavore porkchop" which I'll call bagnet because it's crispy and really good. The squash puree is quite creamy and thick and goes well with rice.

SIZZLING SINIGANG [Php 475]
This is probably one of their most popular dish! It's more a sizzling dish rather than a soup so don't be misled. The beef is SUPER tender!! 100841008410084️ Expect this to be a sinful dish because of all the beef and the sinigang flavored gravy! 128525 I really love this dish! I can eat more than one cup of rice with just this as my ulam. 128584128055

LECHON OYSTER SISIG [Php 360]
Locavore has two varieties of sisig – fried oyster sisig (for Php 350) or the lechon oyster sisig, which I prefer. I like this one because of the crispy pork bits but also because the fried oyster tastes really good! It's not "malansa" and it's well cooked. It's cooked with a creamy sauce but during this visit, I was a bit disappointed because the sauce was a bit scarce. 128532 But it was still good nonetheless.

TORTA MANGA [Php 220]
For dessert, because there's always room for dessert, we got this huge slice of Torta Manga which is sort of like Mango Bravo since it has mangoes, meringue, dulce de leche and tablea. It's a good dessert for sharing because the slice is really big. 128077🏼

I noticed that Locavore has new items on their menu but since this visit was a first time for one of my friends, we went for the best selling ones for now. I'm actually curious about the Pho Lalo and the Kimchinigang, so maybe next time. 128521

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars
3

I've been to this branch twice, the first time for (late) breakfast, the second time for lunch.

Here are my favorites:

🔹Sugpo Con Mayonesa
🔹Sizzling Sinigang
🔹Lechon Oyster Sisig

All the dishes were good but service could be better. They're always packed especially during peak hours so it's difficult to get the servers' attention.

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Bernisse C.
4.0 Stars
3

I've heard sooo many great things about Locavore and have been wanting to try it for the longest time. Since the Kapitolyo branch was too far from my friend's home, we were ecstatic when we heard a second branch was opening in BGC!

We decided to dine here during lunch time and the place was packed! The staff asked us to wait for a while so we were surprised when she suddenly ushered us to our seats just after a few minutes. Lucky! 128513

To start off, we ordered their Street Food Platter. Meanwhile, we ordered their Fried Oyster Sisig, Ginataang Kaldereta, and Steamed Organic Brown Rice for our mains.

STREET FOOD PLATTER [P180] 110881108811088
Fish Ball • Squid Ball • Kikiam • Kwek-kwek • Manong's Sauce • Sweet Chili • Honey Vinegar Onion

I was very reluctant to order this since I can eat this anytime and anywhere (especially near schools) at a much cheaper price. But my friend wanted it so I said go for it! 128514 If I had to be honest, it tasted the same as the ones they sell on the street. It was good because who doesn't love street food?? The reason for the three stars is due to the price. Although I do love how they presented their dish. It gave a very classic feel to the humble dish.

FRIED OYSTER SISIG [P350] 1108811088110881108811088
I looooved this one! It's an elevated version of our normal pork sisig. I'm not a fan of eating "laman loob" but I do love the taste of sisig so this is just perfect. The oysters were just the right size. Despite the dish being a bit saucy (the sauce had a thick consistency), the outsides were crispy while the center remained tender. I don't know how to describe the overall taste but it doesn't taste like the regular pork sisig. Nonetheless, I still loved the flavors! Would really recommend ordering this! 128077🏻

P.S. This comes in another alternative - 128055 Lechon Oyster Sisig [P360].

GINATAANG KALDERETA [P520] 110881108811088
Beef short ribs • sautéed French beans • stewed tomatoes • marble potatoes • cheese • gata • garlic and shallot confit

This was my least favorite out of everything we ordered. I was expecting tender beef in gata infused kaldereta sauce but! I don't know 128514 It was just far from what I had expected. It was laid out in a huge flat plate. Sauce was scarce compared to the original kaldereta. (Don't be fooled by the photo). It also had a weird taste. Beef was not as tender as it should have been and the vegetables were still hard. It was just such a let down 128557 Maybe it's just not what I expected that's why I was so disappointed but to others, this might be a good twist to the normal way of cooking.

STEAM ORGANIC BROWN RICE [P65] 1108811088110881108811088
Loved the brown rice! First, the serving was good for 2 people (estimated 2 cups for the pot style container) and second, the rice was cooked perfectly - not wet and not dry. On a side note, the cooking time for brown rice usually takes longer than the time for white rice so it's very easy to have it undercooked.

The servings are actually good for 2-3 people which makes the price reasonable compared to the other restaurants in the area. Value for money 11088110881108811088

Service was great. The food arrived fast and the servers were accommodating. The overall experience was great and I will definitely be back to try their other dishes. 1108811088110881108811088

Photos:
1. Fried oyster sisig and brown rice
2. Street food platter
3. Ginataang Kaldereta

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Ninya G.
4.0 Stars
6

I agree with their statement, "Introducing a new kind of Filipino comfort food.." with a twist.

🍽We ordered the following:
Singkamas & Manga (I like their bagoong)
Street Food Platter (It's just pinasosyal na tusok-tusok)
Kare-Kare Wings (My favorite!)
Garlic Baby Squid (Like Adobonh Pusit with lots of garlic)
Pakbet Ratatouille (Super chopped Veggies)
Beef Pares Stew (semi sweet sauce)
Green Curry Bicol Express (It's beef curry)

128069Taste - Average nothing so special.
Servings - Good for 2-3persons per dish
💱Price - average in BGC meaning compare to other BGC restaurants this restaurant won't hurt your wallet.
Ambiance is rustic and nice.
Overall, I'll definitely come back for sizzling sinigang and ginataang kaldereta.

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Chieo O.
5.0 Stars
3

Dining in the hearty Locavore once again, this time in BGC for more yummy meals.... But stood firm with having Kimchinigang again, doesn't show much that it's becoming a personal favorite, hehehe 12852210084128077🏻

We tried out the Corned Bistek, another yummy ensemble! it's still Bistek meat but more like, pulled beef which makes it more soft and easygoing, but what makes it more amazing was rubbing it with the mayo cream 128522128077🏻10084️ it was like magic 10084128077🏻1008410084️ and what more to savor the sauce but with extra rice!!!128522128522128522

Then we also had these sumptuous Kanto BBQ Style-grilled Rib Fingers! A sweety salty meaty composition matched with a slightly mild chili sauce...oh and comes with slices of vegee sticks12852210084128077🏻

Well, well, well.... Got loca over Locavore again!!!12852210084128077🏻127864127881

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Paul G.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Toy G.
4.0 Stars

so I had been hearing raves about this place
Filipino Food w a unique take , they said.
So L & I had dinner there ...
for appetizer we had
kinilaw na tangigue - hey! chilled , a little sweet. would have wanted just a touch more sour. but a good start 4stars
chicken wings karekare- deep fried crunchy oily wings, the way i like it hehe smothered in a reduced karekare sauce. not bad! nice touch are the green mango fingers to dip in the salty bagoong , yey not sweet.! 4 stars
Sizzling Beef Sinigang - The star of the show . tender beef short rib sliced thin in a reduced sinigang sauce with cherry tomatos , onions (small onion balls) and some expensive variety of string beans. the veggies were great! burst in ur mouth tomatos , onions good , the beans fresh & crunchy. the beef tender moist with the right hint of fat. but the sinigang sauce reduction was too sour & salty. you'd have to eat this with a huge spoonful of rice with each bite , to balance out its sourness & saltiness. not good for us trying to watch our rice intake. - 4stars!
crowded -3 stars - no space to walk out without bumping chairs & even asking people to move...
ambient sound- 2stars Noisy , you'd have to raise ur voice to carry on a conversation .
pricey @ P550/pax & we just had water -no dessert
serving size- to share .
overall 4 stars.

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Laarni d.
5.0 Stars
3

My second time at Locavore!
This time It is something totally different from the usual Filipino dish for me. I tired this fresh lumpia, garlic baby squid and pancit luglog.

Fresh Lumpia- this is not the lumpia I had in mind or the one I am used to, but when I tasted it, it took me by surprise! Its that good! It has salted duck egg, tinapa flakes and tomato ensalada with peanut dipping sauce and lettuce on the side. Spread the peanut sauce on the lettuce leaf and roll it with lumpia it was OMG! Im gonna have that again next time!

Pancit Luglog- glass noodles 127837 with crab aligue, tinapa, egg and chicharon topings and some meat and shrimps... I like pancit but I never tried this type of noodle dish before. It is similar to pancit palabok but it is on a very different level. Again, it's yum 128069

Garlic baby squid- my favourite baby squid! I love it! This is like Spanish tapas that got lost in Filipino kitchen and got better!

I would like to go back and try the rest of the food on the menu. Really awesome food.

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Lia B.
4.0 Stars

It was so full when we arrived dinnertime and without reservations. We were no 8 on the list so we just ordered take out. We ordered Luglog, Garlic baby squid, Lechon and oyster sisig and Corned bistek. All were really good! Wasn't able to take photos though. 128556 Oh and it was good we ate them at home cos the place was super noisy when we went in to pay for our orders. Maybe a weeknight would be better and reservations made 3 days before! 128516

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Chrisalyn T.
5.0 Stars
5

My cousin just came by to visit from Singapore. Every time she is here in Manila, she’d crave for Filipino, Japanese and Korean cuisine. For that night, she craved for Filipino cuisine instead, since this place was just walking distance from her place. I decided to bring her here instead. I mean I’ve been here once already, so I pretty much know that food here is great.

Anyway, Here are the dishes we’ve ordered:

GABI CHIPS (Php 145) Deep fried taro chips, garlic confit with labuyo aioli dipping sauce. When you first look at it, it doesn’t look that much nor does it look appetizing. However, when I had a taste of this crunchy chips, it’s quite addictive. I love how simple it is and you can taste the garlic flavour in every bite. I also love the fact that they used taro instead of the usual potato chips.

STREET FOOD PLATTER (Php 190) assorted typical street food, which are composed of fish balls, squid balls, kikiam,and kwek-kwek with 3 dips (manong’s sauce, sweet chili, and honey vinegar onion. I didn’t actually plan on ordering this dish though, since you can practically get this anywhere you go. However, my friends wanted to order this so I let them be. haha Well, just like I thought, there isn’t really anything special about it. Might as well, order something else instead of this in a restaurant.

LECHON & OYSTER SISIG (Php 380) Well, I’ve always loved sisig, no matter what it is. But instead of ordering our typical pork or tuna sisig, since oyster sisig isn’t really easy to come by in most Filipino restaurants. Any time I get to order one, I’d always jump on to any chance i can get. I think oyster sisig became popular to us because of the one in Boracay. But this dish here is a bit different and it does taste a lot better too. I mean crunchy bits of lechon mixed in with oysters??!! Dang! It’s really good. I would recommend definitely recommend this dish. Imagine eating something with a soft and crunchy texture and it was seasoned just right too.

GISING GISING (Php 275) composed of chopped sigarilyas, french beans, shallot and garlic confit, swimming in gata sauce and garnished with spring onion. One thing you should know about me is I love veggies and most dishes that are swimming in gata sauce. Having 2 of the things i love in 1 dish is just awesome. Most gising gising i’ve tried are usually just with chopped french beans, but i love the fact that they mixed more veggies inside. It made it a bit unique. I actually loved this dish, I would definitely order this on my next visit. It may be a bit oily, but i like that it had a bit zing, seasoned just right too.

PINAKBET RATATOUILLE (Php 285) Sigarilyas, kalabasa, okra, zucchini, eggplant, mushroom, peppers, swimming in bagoong broth and pickled ampalaya on the side. Like i said, i love veggies, and i think most food mixed with bagoong will taste good. You can definitely taste the bagoong here and i think they used the sweet one. This dish has both such wonderful flavours of the vegetables, plus the sweet and salty flavour of the dish too. For me, it was seasoned just right, veggies were cooked perfectly too. I like the fact that it had a bit zing to it and it’s one of my favourite dishes here too.

SIZZLING SINIGANG (Php 520) Beef short ribs, sautéed french beans, sampaloc gravy, and garlic confit. Well, I think i’ll be a bit biased on this one. Sinigang has always been one of my favorite Filipino dishes. Like I can definitely eat sinigang no matter when i’m sick and have lost my appetite on any food. But if sinigang was placed in front of me. I’d dig in right away. I love my sinigang soup sour. I like that feeling when your eye kind of twitches or close a bit because you can really taste the sour flavour of the dish. haha Anyway, this dish however was able to give me that sourness i was looking for. It’s not your typical soup, since they somewhat mixed sizzling bulalo and sinigang in one dish. I tell you, i definitely love this dish. However, my cousin found it a bit sour for a viand. But for me, i think it was just right.

ROASTED GARLIC ORGANIC BROWN RICE (Php 80), Well you can either have white or brown rice. But we preferred brown rice since it’s a healthier version. It’s not that super brown rice that has that strong nutty flavour. So it’s quite good too.

Overall experience here? Well, We had a great time. The servers were able to serve everything on time and were accommodating. As for this restaurant? Well, just make sure you go earlier than the time you are planning to eat here, since they are always fully booked. It’s better if you get a reservation already, so that you won’t have to wait too long.

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Inna A.
5.0 Stars
3

Always an epic meal here. Haha! Everything is delicious!

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars
7

This marks the first time I tried the BGC branch of Locavore.  For some odd reason,  the Kapitolyo Branch is always default choice.  Force of habit,  i guess.  My subconscious hasn't accepted the fact that they have a branch in BGC. 

I made the executive decision to have our sponsored dinner here.  Everyone in the group is a Locavore Neophyte and took it upon myself to pick the food. 

| Boneless Lechon Belly
| Sizzling Sinigang
| Gising-Gising
| Oyster Sisig
| Mac's Boneless Chicken
| Garlic Baby Squid
| Green Curry Bicol Express

I am still in awe of the Gising-Gising.  Very flavorful and oozing with coconut cream goodness.   The Sizzling Sinigang is mediocre.  I'd put in four stars for the innovative interpretation of the famous Filipino viand.  The flavor is too rich it gets cloying after a couple of bites.  Oyster Sisig is dynamite!  Well-seasoned and best paired with lots of rice.  A healthier alternative compared with the traditional sisig.  Garlic baby squid is good too but I think that the serving size doesnt justify the price.  As for the taste,  the squid is tender,  it goes to show that they cooked this perfectly.  Skip the chicken and the curry as both are mediocre. 

I guess it wouldn't hurt if they add light dishes to balance things out.   I felt lil overwhelmed with the flavors after our feast.

For those who dig rich flavors,  Locavore is always a good choice.

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Inna A.
5.0 Stars
3

I've never had a bad meal at Locavore.

Burat lang sa branch na 'to kasi pag labas mo amoy Locavore ka na din. Haha

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Christine M.
2.0 Stars

My partner and I were really looking forward to trying out this place, because we've heard rave reviews from others. But our experience was an overall disappointment.

We were moved to a table where the air conditioner was blowing to accommodate a big group, but we figured we won't be petty and just try to enjoy our meal. But it's never a good feeling being told that what you ordered is not available, only to find it being served to a table who came in after you. The same big group also immediately received their orders while we had to wait 10-15 minutes for ours. The bill also took 15 mins and 3 follow-ups to receive; and when it came, it included the item we ordered but was told is not available - talk about adding insult to injury. Anyone who we complained to simply looked helpless and did not know what to do, even the manager.

Is it because we were in our Sunday casual clothes that they felt we didn't deserve good service? Did they think we couldn't afford their food? I sure hope not.

Their sizzling sinigang is unique, but it makes it hard to imagine going back there when service is this poor. I just hope their Kapitolyo branch is better.

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Cindz C.
4.0 Stars
4

Finally tried the much hyped resto Locavore. Food is great we were immediately ushered in to be seated. Ordered sizzling sinigang, sisig lechon, kare-kare wings and baby squidheads adobo. Food is good specially the sizzling sinigang. Service is ok. We will be back to try their sugpo con mayonesa. Cheers

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

CHAMPORADOOOOOOO!!!

I enjoyed this a lot! Really good and oh so comforting!! Rich thick chocolatey flavor + Milk + Condensed Milk + Powdered Milk + Cheese + Cream Cheese Mousse + Fish Floss = ANG SARAP!!!! 128557128557

You can ask for extra milk if you want it milkier. We asked for more powdered milk because it's sooo much better when you add a lot of the powder. Serving size is really big so be sure to share it with a friend! 128077🏼

Tip: the place is always full and they don't accept reservations. Best to go here earlier or be prepared to wait. 128540

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