Pino Resto Bar

39 Malingap St., Teachers Village, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Pino Resto Bar
4.2
4.0 Stars

176 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 75
  • 4 stars 76
  • 3 stars 19
  • 2 stars 4
  • 1 star 2
  • 206 Reviews
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Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 2:00p
Phone
+6324411773

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 1:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 1:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 1:00a
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 1:00a
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 1:00a
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 1:00a

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Gayla b.
2.0 Stars
5

Welcome to the restaurant where everything is sweet! The Salad Vinaigrette is sweet, the sauce of the pork dish is sweet, the apps is sweet, the pasta-- guess right! It's sweet. 128517 Of course the beer is sweet-- it's flavored. No more need for dessert afterwards, already got my sugar fix! 128514128521

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Mich M.
3.0 Stars
2

Ate here last night and thought the menu was a bit confusing. There wasn't any photos too.

Had the Spiced sweet potato chips for appetizer but was a bit disappointed at how thin the sweet potato was and it was covered with a batter that made it taste bland.

Got the Bagnet binagoongan and it was waaay salty! I thought it was because of the bagoong bed it was on but no it was on the skin and meat itself. There was plain rice with it that helped a bit but really it was too much to even finish. Got that confirmed when my two companions tasted it as well.

Service was good, they were attentive in refilling water and bill came fast.

We were supposed to try Pipino but it was closed early so maybe we'll give that a try next time.

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April H.
3.0 Stars
2

Before I go into how much I love Pino, I must warn you right off the bat: DO NOT SIT OUTSIDE FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS GOOD!128544

Pino is a Malingap original, even before all these stores, food parks, and cafes came out... Nowadays, one only needs to copy a concept and open a store in any of the many food parks located literally everywhere. But Pino has a great, solid concept built around the love for bagnet. One of the first restaurants to really experiment with their menu and keeping the prices affordable, it's one of the places which I don't mind coming back to.

My friend and I met up here one night to catch up. She asked if we could sit at the al fresco area so she could smoke. Oh bad idea. I have dined at this area before, so I wasn't really thinking this would ruin our appetites.

We ordered the nori cheese rolls and mini sisig tacos to share, our favorite appetizers from Pino. We also decided to split the binagoongang bagnet, just to possibly make room for dessert. The nori cheese sticks are absolute love-- a combination of sweet, savory and earthy in one bite, I can absolutely finish an order by myself. The sisig tacos are both healthy and bad for you, which is a super combo right? And anything with bagnet is just 10084️ IMO. Theirs is just really good, really crispy and not at all one dimensional. The kare-kareng bagnet is another good idea, though more calorie-dense when you get into the nitty gritty of it. Binagoongan it is then!

We started with our dinner with the appetizers, working on our strawberry beers as well. When three rats as big as cats kept walking around the dining area, seeking shelter from the heavy rain outside. Screams from scared customers ensued (I think we were mostly girls outside), obviously because of the genetically altered look these rodents had. Add a red robe and make them stand up and they could easily be Splinters' chuwariwap team. Looks like these three hang out in the dumpster behind the resto but were agitated by the rain. I literally felt weak in the knees, just by looking at the sizes of their tails. Really really gross. It looked like even the staff were scared of them and who could blame them?

I totally forgot how the rest of the evening went, save for the fact that everyone probably requested for a table inside after that incident. We sure did! The rest of our dinner was uneventful but not as delicious as it should have been. We were slightly paranoid, though we were already inside. No more dessert for us.

Food was good; it was the experience that ruined it. Obviously not the restaurants fault, but still...

Lesson learned: don't dine at the back!!!!!!!!!!! 128529

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Carmela M.
4.0 Stars

I was too early for my painting workshop at Pipino so I decided to have lunch at Pino first. The last time I visited was back in college that's why it was nice to see that they have renovated and expanded the space.

I ordered kare-kareng bagnet which I always find myself craving for. I got the single serving for P255 but I was surprised of the hefty serving which was definitely more than enough for me. I loved the peanut sauce though I wish they added more of it. The vegetables were fresh and crisp perfect to balance out such a sinful dish. The bagoong rice also went well with the crunchy and tasty bagnet.

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Kat M.
5.0 Stars
4

Been craving for Pipino's Adobong Kangkong and a trip to the bank in Maginhawa made that happen haha! My friend ordered sisig rice, and to share we had the buffalo chicken SKIN 128523128523128523 all their food is good as always!

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Salie D.
4.0 Stars
7

I liked it.

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Phoebe N.
5.0 Stars

Kare kareng bagnet, heaven! Generous servings for a relatively affordable price. Crisped to perfection!

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Kat M.
5.0 Stars

Kare-kareng bagnet. Be still my beating heart!!! 128523

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Kat M.
4.0 Stars

When people ask me what is my go-to place in Teacher’s Village, my automatic response is Pino Resto Bar. So far, it is my fail-proof restaurant when I introduce the Maginhawa-Malingap area to my friends from other places.

I probably have eaten at Pino so many times that I can still remember when it started many years ago when there were only a handful of eateries in the area. So yes, it really is a classic for me.

This time, I had a lunch with Oliver and his secretary. We ordered:

• Tempura Oysters and Pearls (PhP 235.00) : really good. The oysters were deep-fried but still retains the sea-saltiness of the meat.

• Nilasing na Tahong (PhP 265.00) : another staple dish we always order

• Pancit Bam-I (PhP 265.00) : my favorite of all time!!! Better than the Kaldereta for me. I love this pancit so much!

• Binusog na Pusit with Kesong Puti (PhP 235.00) : I don’t know why we ordered this again lol. I remembered that the last time we had this, we weren’t happy. So it’s the same as it is now haha.

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Peach L.
5.0 Stars

I think everybody knows that the star of Pino's show is the thick slices of crunchy Bagnet kare-kare neatly placed on top of its thick peanut sauce and the side veggies accompanied by their bagoong. Yep, everybody knows that it's as good as it is sinful.

But this review is not for that dish. This is for the low profile Kansi.

When we ordered the bagnet kare-kare, I thought I had to get us something hot which can go well with the bagnet. I chose the kansi. Little did I know that it's not what I expected it to be.

Pino's kansi is a bit on the fancy side. Fancy because it has a bone marrow and the marrow is grilled --- with basil sauce on top. When I saw it, I had to pray that I will live through this dinner (you know, bagnet with its thick fatty meat, and the marrow). I took a dollop of the marrow, placed it slowly on my plate, got a chunk of the beef in the kansi bowl, and ate both with my garlic rice... it was an explosion of flavour in my mouth. 128522

It's not the typical authentic kansi wherein the soup is really sour. Yes it was sour but just enough and the umami goodness of the marrow complemented the meat and the soup. I was impressed. The beef was also very tender and the soft tendons almost slid through my mouth without the need to chew. 128513

By the way, did you know that the tendons have collagen? And we all know that collagen is good for us... 128513

(Alright, I'm just justifying my addiction to the thick soups of ramens and the soft tendons of meats. 128513128513)

So anyhow, my date didn't touch the marrow and I wanted to eat it all up but I was already worried that my next destination would be in the emergency room so I stopped after engulfing more than half of it. 128513128513128513

The bagnet was per usual good but the star of my night was the kansi. For 300++, it was worth it. 128522

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Ched E.
5.0 Stars

No words but LOVE for this place. And the flavored beers are so goooood!!!!!

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Salie D.
4.0 Stars

This Kare Kareng Bagnet is simply unforgettable. 128525Though, this was not my order, I get to taste a little of everything on the table...that's the fun of being with the family. 128525 Latepost dinner as recommended by my niece. Sophia Haydee Anne A

Since I was with my Balikbayan family, they enjoyed each Filipino dish that we ordered. Pino Pochero at 425 pesos for example is one familiar Pinoy ulam but unknown to my niece from the U.S. 128561
She ordered it for the two of us but the serving is actually good for 3-4. It tastes good and acceptable to my palate. And I realized it has been sometime now since the last time we had Pochero at home. 9786

Crispy Tenderloin tapsilog at 265 pesos is a little expensive. Served on a plate good for one. I just didn't have a chance to try it, naubos eh..by a 10 year old kid...Lol!...it must be good then. 128518

Bacon & Cheese Stuff Chicken with a cup of rice costs 265 pesos too. It looks Crunchy and filling by just looking at it, parang corn dog ang arrive, nephew didn't get to finish it kasi big portion cut into two, parang may umay factor because of the extra Cheese on top, maybe it's good to have extra rice and share na lang yung ulam.

Adobong Sarsi Chicken and egg, 255 pesos. Good for sharing again. Another nephew craved for Adobo and this is perfect for him. I could kinda tell he liked it, he asked for additional cup of rice.128077

We came here already late na din. We're so glad they still entertained us. We were so desperate and tired from Bulacan trip. The place then was still filled with few customers. We did enjoy the dining experience. They served Japanese Sencha for 75 pesos and Smb at 65. We consumed two Iced Tea Pitcher, 125 each. 128523

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Gwen I.
5.0 Stars

Late post!

Dinner with my former colleagues! 128522

Everyone was craving for Pinoy food that night. They've never been to Maginhawa, so I picked this place for us to try since it's one of the most highly rated restaurants in the area on looloo. 128077

We ordered Beef Salpicao (on the photo), Kare-kareng Bagnet, & Bagnet Tofu. Everything's good! The staff was also very attentive. Good job! 128522

I'll definitely try this place again. 128512

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Mary Love S.
5.0 Stars

Our second food stop during our first Maginhawa food trip was Pino Resto Bar as I have been eying its Choco Turon for some time now.

Hello, Pino!

I can’t help notice the cute doodles on the wall of Pino upon entering. It definitely gave the restaurant an artistic vibe.

As we know that we have two other stops left, we decided to stick with just two orders (and two desserts and a drink… a giant one). We ordered the Kare-Kareng Bagnet (PHP245), Laing-Stuffed Crispy Pata (PHP495), Pino Choco Turon (PHP110), Banana Sherbet (PHP35) and Pino-Ka Margarita! (PHP350).

The Kare-Kareng Bagnet was delightful! The Kare-Kare sauce and the somewhat crispy bagnet (it wasn’t very crispy anymore as it was soaked in the sauce) had a great mix of flavors and textures. The sauce had this slightly sweet peanut taste and it was quite refreshing for me to have it with something crispy. Since the bagnet was already salty, there’s not much need for bagoong (shrimp paste). I now understand why this is the house specialty of Pino.

As for the Laing-Stuffed Crispy Pata, IT WAS SIMPLY DIVINE! The laing made us less guilty devouring the not really good for the body happy food crispy pata. The laing was cooked well though I hoped that the serving was a tad more generous. I have no bad feedback on the serving of the crispy pata as all four of us were content and happy with our portions (though I actually ate more of the Kare-Kareng Bagnet).

As for the desserts, the Pino Choco Turon was so-so. I guess I was expecting it to be like the turon I had from 2nd’s that I just could not forget. Or perhaps I just had too much turon with a twist that this did not surprise me at all. But at a price of PHP110, this dessert is not bad at all. It was sweet and crunchy and the serving was not stingy at all. What I liked best about this one was that it was not very sweet that will eventually make you cringe instead of smile.

The Banana Sherbet was quite refreshing. I was hoping that it’d look more yellow though. But for a PHP35 dessert, it was a great deal.

We had difficulty finishing the Pino-Ka Margarita as it was served in a huge glass. At first I thought that at PHP350 per glass, it was pricey but now seeing how gigantic the glass was, it was a steal.

The taste of alcohol was really strong at first but it eventually became lighter as the ice melt. I’m proud to say that I managed to finish more than a quarter of it and it was not even 3PM then.

Overall, my dining experience at Pino was great. I even posed beside the cute wall. I’d definitely go back for more of that Kare-Kareng Bagnet.

#12Days

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Vanessa P.
4.0 Stars

Kare-kareng bagnet all the way :) I also like their sisig taco and coffee-crusted belly. Oh and.you'll love their desserts 128522

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Portia P.
5.0 Stars

I can't believe I've never reviewed Pino before. We're semi-regulars here. We love it!

Highlights are bacon-stuffed chicken, coffee-crusted beef belly, bagnet and tofu, and tofu balls. Love the food here.

Also love the service. A lot of the servers practically know us by now. They're always nice and attentive.

Pino is a place we would always go back to.

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Jacqui T.
5.0 Stars

We went to Maginhawa to see Jaisa B (Jake and Isabel) and decided to have our dinner here. The place was full and they only have vacant tables outside/smoking area. Our table was so small for 4 people, literal "bungguan-siko".

We ordered the following:

Kare-kareng Bagnet - This is FTW! You must order this when you visit this place. Crunchy crispy pork belly with peanut sauce, veggies and bagoong. Yum! I cannot forget the crunchiness of their bagnet.

Adobong Sarsi Chicken and egg - Jake doesn't eat pork and beef so he ordered this one. This is not your typical adobo. It was sweet and sweet. Ha-ha! I just can't see myself eating sweet adobo.

Calderetang Lengua - Ralph and Isabel enjoyed their lengua so much. I didn't try it. 128523

Staff were good and accommodating. Might come back here when I get a chance to visit Maginhawa again.

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Paulina L.
5.0 Stars

Kare kareng bagnet!

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Ria U.
4.0 Stars

I love their sisig tacos! Big serving and super sarap talaga! 128514128525128077

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Anna T.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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