Matam-ih

Lot 1-D, E. Jacinto St. cor. Manuel A. Roxas Highway, Clark Freeport Zone, Mabalacat, Pampanga

Matam-ih
4.4
4.5 Stars

19 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 8
  • 4 stars 11
  • 3 stars 0
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 23 Reviews
  • 35 Recommend
  • 19 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:30a - 11:30p
Phone
+63454992382

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:30a - 11:30p
  • Monday
    • 10:30a - 11:30p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:30a - 11:30p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:30a - 11:30p
  • Thursday
    • 10:30a - 11:30p
  • Friday
    • 10:30a - 11:01p
  • Saturday
    • 10:30a - 11:01p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Nic S.
5.0 Stars
4

My ultimate favorite from the places we went to during our Pampanga Food Trip was Matam-ih! The location, ambiance, service and of course the food were all great! This visit was actually my third or fourth visit already but my friends and I love this place and we go back every chance we get.

Location: Matam-ih is located along a main highway in Clark Freeport Zone. It’s super easy to find especially if you use Waze during your trip. Their parking area is huge so that isn’t a problem at all.

Ambiance: The place is huge! There’s so much seating space in the main dining area and they have these gazebo-type seating areas if you want a more secluded area to sit with your group. For meetings or more exclusive events, they have actual rooms which you can occupy as well. Yes, that’s how big this place is!

Another thing I love about Matam-ih is that there’s so much to do! They have tons of these mini activities like an archery area and a wheel of fate which is a totally fun thing to try out with whoever you’re with. There’s so much to do before or after you eat, how fun is that!

Service: Matam-ih actually means “delicious” in the Aeta dialect. The cool thing about their staff is that it’s mainly composed of Aetas from Tarlac. They’re well-trained and they sing really well! Some of them visit the tables and sing songs from the classics to really new ones (*cue Despacito* hahaha) and they’re so good! Super instagram-story worthy! 128525

Food: Where do I even begin! Their selection is so wide and there are so many dishes to choose from. Matam-ih serves authentic Kapampangan cuisine and a lot of Filipino dishes that we are all familiar with. A few of my favorites aren’t included in the photos because we couldn’t wait to try them! A few of my personal favorites are the:

Ginataang Kalabasa - I love this dish at home and wherever else I can get it but Matam-ih’s version is bomb!!!! I can’t not order this everytime I visit 128149

Kare-Kare - Their kare-kare is one of the best ones I’ve tried! The sauce is really rich and super tasty. This is another crowd favorite!

Atdog - This is literally a dish with grilled hotdogs hahaha I’m not sure if it’s my love for simple, no frills food but I love this!

Pindang Babi - The best way to describe this dish would be to compare it to pork tocino. They’re similar in taste but this is just the grilled version of it, sort of. It’s really good! Better than the usual tocino in my opinion.

Tamarind Shake - All the friends I’ve been to Matam-ih with have had this and we all LOVE it. It’s so good!! It’s sweet and tangy at the same time and once you’ve tried it, you’ll definitely start craving for it. Tip: If you like your alcohol, try their tamarind margarita! 127864

Exotic cuisine - Matam-ih offers and specializes in exotic dishes so whether you’re in the mood for some crocodile sisig (super good!) or a couple of frog legs, you can get your fill here!

Food-wise, they have so much more to offer and I’ve tried a lot of other dishes that I also like a lot but the ones above are my personal recommendations.

Whether you’re in the area or looking to eat somewhere out of town at a place you’ve never been to, check out Matam-ih and enjoy it as much as I have! 128523128523128523

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Marili Anne M.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars
6

Matam-Ih restaurant serves Kapampangan cuisine but the name is actually from the Aeta language which means delicious.

I was able to visit last week and tried the following:

|Pako Salad
|Salted Egg with Tomatoes
|Ampalaya
|Sisig - Kapampangan sisig isn't the crispy type but SISIGuraduhin kong magugustuhan ninyo ito. 128514

#loolooweeklychallenge

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Sandro V.
4.0 Stars

Fried stuffed frog.128056 Mangan tana! #betute #kapampangancuisine

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars
10

It's another windy year in Clark, Pampanga as the Hot Air Balloons flies yesterday morning.

After watching with the crowd and walking few kilometers from and to our car parking we went to Matam-ih Authentic Kapampangan Cuisines located at E. Jacinto St., Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.

The name of the restaurant already caught our attention of serving authentic Kapampangan dishes until we reached and saw the beautiful white Gazebo inspired interior. I was also fascinated with the staff wearing a hunter uniform and most of them are natives of Pampanga, the Aetas. Amazing! 128077🏼

The server recommend the bestsellers of Matam-ih restaurant which we also order. We had kare-kare, sisig, salted egg, lechon kawali and more.

127880Kare-kareng Iking Baka "Kare-kareng Buntot ng Baka" for Php320.00 (Oxtail, Beef Stew Meat and Tripe in Peanut Butter Sauce) - 11088110881108811088 4/5
"The meat was so tender in heavy and thick peanut butter sauce. The vegetables was cooked well. The sauteed shrimp paste gives more flavor in Kare-kare."

127880Lechon Kawali for Php200.00 (Deep Fried Pork Belly) - 11088110881108811088 4/5
"The pork belly part was medyo malaman. I'm looking for the "taba" actually but it taste good and even better with Mang Tomas sarsa".

127880Sisig Babi "Pork Sisig" for Php255.00 (Sizzling Pork with Liver Sauce, Calamansi and Onions) - 1108811088110881108811088 5/5
"OMG! The taste... the flavor... Ang galing talaga ng Kapampangan gumawa ng sisig. Ang sarap lang. My favorite in all we had at Matam-ih."

127880Begukan Babi "Binagoongang Baboy" for Php220.00 (Pork Sauteed in Shrimp Paste) - 1108811088110881108811088 5/5
"I agree that Matam-ih's version of Pork Binagoongan was truly delightful. Not that too salty. It's very good with rice."

127880Ebun Buru Atin Kamatis "Itlog na Maalat at Kamatis" for Php90.00 (Salted Duck Egg and Tomatoes) - 11088110881108811088 4/5
"The tomatoes and salted eggs were served fresh."

Overall, we had a great time with Matam-ih. I like the ambiance. The dishes served were delicious. And the service was excellent.

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Melanie Z.
4.0 Stars
5

We were scheduled to go to Clark free port for lunch and BS and was checking looloo app for recommendations... Saw good reviews here at looloo.

The food was authentic Kapangpangan and delivered quite well in terms of flavor and the amount per serving was more than enough.

I enjoy the fact that I was able to order the Tamarind shake w/o sugar syrup and we told them to tone down the house music. Its just a bit disappointing not to be able to try tibok-tibok and the hot chocolate wasn't available either. But even on a rainy afternoon, we were able to enjoy BS and a satisfying lunch.

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Dyanne A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Henry S.
5.0 Stars

Best Kapampangan food in the country!

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars

This place offers Kapangpangan (pampangga) cuisine possessed by exotic aeta cooking. I was first hesitant to go here because i thought it's just plain filipino food. I was really lured to go to korean barbecue.

But then my friend told me that there is only one matam-ih and they also serve exotic foods. I heard exotic foods and i immediately dragged my friend inside.

The place was cool. It was an open place and ventilation was good. I looked at the menu and quickly searched for what is exotic or at least not so common...
128204Croc-kawali (crocodile) 128010 128010 128010
Since crocodiles are abundant, it is not prohibited to be served as food (the alligator is). The meat is good. It looks like chicken meat (breast part) but with some pork to fish consistency (depends on what part)... The taste is somewhat pork with a seafood aftertaste. What i did not like is how it was cooked. I did not know that frying this meat would cause a tough outer part.. We had our mandibles on isometrics.
128204Suso (snails) 128012 128012 128012
Yes. It's my first time to eat snails. How to?
1. You will find a thin hard covering, separating the snail from you...and that is not edible.
2. You will need a toothpick once you dislodge the covering.
3. You will have to your hands, so expect this is a bit messy. Dont worry, there is a washing area near the dining area. Prick the visible part of snail then slide it out. Yup. Just prick and slide. Some find it convinent to suck. But not me 128514
So the taste? Some tastes a little muddy (soil) but the rest tastes like mussels--a little bit bitter. I like the coconut milk with it.
We were suppose to try the
128262quail meat (i heard they taste like pigeons only better)
128262crickets (sour daw ito)
But unfortunately they were out of stock. The grasshoppers were seasonal so we did not get to try this too.
I shall return just like McArthur said. And i will brave the dishes who cowered from me. Haha.

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Cheska G.
4.0 Stars

Authentic kapampangan cuisine!

My In-laws chose the food so I can't remember exactly what they ordered. All I know is, everything tasted delicious! I specifically like this salad (in photo) with seaweed/lato (?) and shrimp.

They also serve exotic dishes like croc meat, frog and crickets. We didn't try any of it though because they want to eat the "safer" choices.

We reserved one room (which looks like a pergola). It can accommodate around 20 people and has a videoke in it. I recommend reserving this for big groups or small functions/gathering or if you just want to have some privacy. Not sure though if there are other rooms which can accommodate moe people.

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Nicole S.
4.0 Stars

Great to visit if it's your first time in Pampanga. Crocodile sisig was good, so were the stuffed frogs! They have local singers and dancers for light entertainment.

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Dodjie A.
5.0 Stars

Great food choices and some unusual fare

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Donna B.
5.0 Stars

Nice clean environment. Very authentic Kapampangan cuisine. Now edging out Binulo by just a bit in my opinion. Make sure to try the crocodile sisig.

The aetas provided some great entertainment. Good for families as they have small enclosed rooms with aircon, videoke, and food. Really really good deal. We had 9 adults and 3 kids for 4400Php and that included everything.

Definitely worth your time to check out.

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Zia M.
5.0 Stars

It is a Authentic Kapampangan vibe. Well, as a Kapampangan myself (which is only a quarter of my blood btw since I don't have the cooking skillz yet) i have this urge to try and rate it myself.

Checked for |ooloo reviews on the place and since mostly were good reviews we decided to stay here for lunch.

We had the Pork Sisig, Pork Binagoongan, Free range chicken with lemongrass, and pinakbet (which I didn't eat hehe).

My boss wants to have the exotic food like Camaro and the frogs. 128528 Ayaw. I'd rather eat the crocodile sisig than seeing a fried frog placed in our table. 128563128517

While waiting for our dishes, I was having a great time looking all over the place. I went to the restroom, checked other places, and found out that they have this bow and arrow place where I am so enthusiastic to try! Hahaha #AnimoAeta

The staff were mostly Aetas, and they are the good ones, the friendly type, the accommodating Aetas. I super loved the one who accommodated us, she is the best! The theme of the resto is based on their culture and language. 128077

Dishes were great! I'd like that the sisig isn't nakakaumay at all! Plus the soup were superb. 128077 Pork binagoongan is like my Inang's luto, so teo thumbs up on that. 128077128077 The pinakbet looks yummy since my team mates finished all of it. 128523

We stayed there for few more minutes watching Gags for laugh, and it was perfect because less people were dining in during that time.

I highly recommend this when visiting Clark.

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TJ A.
5.0 Stars

Awesome food! :)

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Crissy P.
4.0 Stars

Super tasty food. Authentic kapampangan dishes. We ordered binagoongan baboy, pinakbet, adobong pusit and tinolang manok. Yummy!

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Martin E.
4.0 Stars

exotic lunch at matam-ih: deep fried buwaya (crocodile)+deep fried pugo (quail)+fried stuffed betute (frogs)+adobong bayawak (monitor lizard)

had my fill of exotic food for lunch in a meeting at clark free port zone . my favorite is the fried crocodile. tastes like chicken. oh & you should the their native ice tea.

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Martin E.
4.0 Stars

exotic lunch at #matam-ih : betute (betute)+camaron(crickets)

had a bit of an adventure during the signing of an agreement with the great apl.de.ap at matam-ih restaurant in clark. only got to sit down and eat after the event being the punong abala (read: official gofer). went straight for the exotic dishes, plus a few regular ones. was looking for some bayawak (monitor lizard) & sawa (boa constrictor). 128540

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TJ A.
5.0 Stars

The best and authentic kapampangan resto in town.

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Boggs M.
4.0 Stars

This is my 2nd visit here. Aside from the native food, it helps to know that we are supporting the local Aeta in Clark. Try the Betute... I dare you! 128518128077

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