Puñta Manila

Liberty Center, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Puñta Manila
4.5
4.5 Stars

20 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 12
  • 4 stars 6
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 22 Reviews
  • 62 Recommend
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Category:
Latin American
Business Hours
Reopens Sat: 11:00a - 3:00a
Phone
+6329412870

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 3:00a
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 3:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 3:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 3:00a
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 3:00a
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 3:00a
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 3:00a

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Reserved
Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
No
Delivery:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Alcohol:
Full Bar
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Dressy
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Chiara C.
5.0 Stars

Great value for money, especially jf you're in the mood for feeling fancy without breaking the bank. One of few latin american restaurants in the area!

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Peach L.
4.0 Stars

Puñta! Napakatagal ko na 'tong napuntahan, ngayon ko lang marereview!

Nope, I'm not cussin' anybody. I barely cuss and when I do, I slap my face outright.

Puñta is a term typically known in our country as an expletive but there's this one restaurant somewhere in Mandaluyong which I could probably consider as a hole-in-the-wall (because you won't find it if you don't look for it. Lol.), whose name is just that --- Puñta Manila. It is owned by a group of people, one of which is Paolo Bediones. The restaurant serves latin american food and a very good latin american food at that!

Their place is huge. It is a lounge-type restaurant with al fresco dining as well. At night, they have live bands or a spinning DJ. When you dine, a latin american music plays softly in the background.

I visited this place last year. Was supposed to visit this when it opened because one of the brains behind this good place is my friend, Chef EA Tejada, however, due to different reasons, I was only able to visit after several months. I went there at night and while waiting for my friends, I decided to chug down an ice cold beer outside.

One thing I noticed, since the place is quite spacious, it is so hard to get the staff's attention. It will take you 48 million years in exaggerated time to make them see you. So soon as I got their attention, I ordered quesadillla and anticuchos.

Anticuchos, in layman's term, is the Peruvian street food. I ordered their chicken liver and chicken heart. Both the quesadilla and the anticuchos arrived served on a wooden tray which looked like a chopping board. It was pretty to look at, problem is, since the board was flat, the sauce was running and it dripped continuously. I ran out of tissue. It was a mess.

Forget getting an Instagram-worthy photo during nighttime, you won't have it here. But what they lacked in these aspects, they made up wonderfully for the food. The quesadilla as well as the anticuchos were lip-smackingly delicious! I would even dare say that the anticuchos were better than El Chupacabra's. I just hope they have a wider selection. And I hope by this time, they are not running out of anticuchos and other food anymore because during the time we went, almost everything we ordered were "out of stock/unavailable".

For food alone, I would give them 5 stars, however, I have to say that their service should improve more.

I hope that they change their location, too. Sayang kasi they really have good food but they are lacking the foodie attention that they deserve because of their location.

#henrysinstaxgiveaway

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Clarissa P.
3.0 Stars
2

Random night out with the husband and we decided to go to Punta. Loved their Nachos last time and I wanted some more. It was a Saturday night and you would expect that bars will be packed. But that's not the case in Punta. The place was barely full. It was spacious, mind you, with a stage for live band. It also had an al fresco area for smokers.

Loved the idea of live band but I don't know why they're not able to attract lots of people. Maybe because of the location? The pricing? The bar was really nice, with choice and classy interiors.

Anyhow, we got their Nachos. Instead of using the usual nacho chips, they used tortilla chips which were light and crispy. Loved the generous heaping of ground beef and the mix of salsa. Tasty with a whip of freshness from the cilantro mixed in. I'm bias when it comes to cilantro by the way. We paired this with some choice beer - Blue Moon and Peroni for the first round then some bottles of Corona.

Hubby moved on with more Corona bottles and I went for Margarita. The night got a little old but still, the bar was just half full.

Loved the nachos but the overall atmosphere was kinda dull and it was really hard to get the attention of servers.

Maybe this will be the last time that we'll visit Punta.

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Clarissa P.
4.0 Stars

There is this new weekend market in Mandaluyong that I've been going to recently. Mandala Park Weekend Market has been making it's once a month run since late last year. They've got some interesting purveyors - not only for food but for clothing and even household needs. The space is fairly big with lots of tables and chairs plus live band to boot. One purveyor that I liked was Punta.

Punta is actually a bar in the Mandala Park area.

The Nachos Mexicana from Punta was really good. Shying away from the usual nacho chips that you'll get from bars, they used fried tortilla chips. The chips were topped with Picadillo which was made of ground beef, that tasted like the the meat in Arroz a la Cubana, and Pico de Gallo or salsa which was made of fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro and lime juice. There was an hefty serving of the toppings which made it all better. The tortilla chips held the toppings well and didn't get soggy right away. And since the tortilla chips were bigger than the usual nacho chips, it was easier to get a load full of the meat!

The Punta Burger was equally good. Made from 100% Beef Sirloin patty, it had caramelized onions, a bed of crisp lettuce, tomato slices and fried egg on a Spanish Broiche Bun. The bun was a little toasted at the bottom, which I liked, and held the meat and egg well. I also liked that the fried egg was runny. The fries that it came with though was a let down. I didn't like their signature "8 Spice Blend" since it gave a really strong odd taste and smell for me.

I guess these are their two best sellers since they're the only ones offered in the weekend market. Planning to try Punta Bar next time to checkout the scene and the food that they offer.

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Jon P.
4.0 Stars

Not too crowded, live bands, great food and beers!

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars

I love Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT Manila)! I always tell my friends that I had one of the best nights of my life when I watched them last year. I never laughed so hard and I thought I would die from laughing. And so when I saw their post on Facebook that their first show in 2015 will be at Puñta along Shaw Boulevard, I began to spam my friends. Sadly, people were busy then. I was too. But I badly needed a laugh.

Hello, Puñta Manila!

Please do not ask me to pronounce the name of the restaurant for you. It sounds like you’re cursing when you say the name but I guess this is a creative gimmick of the establishment’s owner, Paolo Bediones. People would love to keep saying the name as it’s something different. But Bediones claims that the name was derived from an expression of surprise or delight and not from a “bad word”. Anyway, I will still not say it. 128547

The place was packed that night so it was a good thing that I reserved seats. We were supposed to be a group of four but two had to back out. So I had an extra chair for my bag. Woohoo.

It was difficult to order since all of the dishes I wanted to try were unavailable that night. I think I tried to order over 7 dishes and yes, ALL WERE UNAVAILABLE. I’m not so sure if it was because business was super good or if they only keep limited supply to lessen throw away cost.

We ended up ordering the following: Pollo Tirada Tortillas (PHP285) and Quesos Quesadillas(PHP275). (I wanted to order more but it was difficult as almost everything I wanted were not available. *frustrating!* )

Service was slow. It took Puñta over 45 minutes to serve our food. The food was served a few minutes after the show started which was past 9 p.m. and we arrived around 8:15 p.m.! Good thing we weren’t that hungry.

First served was the tortillas and it was LOVE. The red bean chili, crunchy cabbage, baked pulled chicken, cheese, pico de gallo, frijole charros, and garlic cream went well together. Full of different textures and flavors, this is a must order dish!

The quesadilla was served a couple of minutes later and it was definitely not as superb as the tortillas. R was trying to brainwash me that it was better since he ordered it but… meh. I prefer my order. The quesadillas was pretty good too though it tasted plain. I don’t blame the dish though. There is only much you could expect with cheese quesadilla.

Now for the show…

SPIT never fails to make me laugh. However, I missed the charades skit that they did when I watched for the first time. Plus I didn’t get to ask Madame Oracle! 128557

#12Days

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Russel F.
5.0 Stars

Note: This review about this place is not about their food!

It was Friday night and so was another episode of #Carmaggedon in Manila when my friend invited me at Puñta Bar to watch Jack Daniel's Future Legends Roll Call show. The gig was made possible by several local independent productions and mainly partnered by Vandals on The Wall, Amplify.ph, Radio Republic Ndfy.me and PInoyTuner.

I really have no idea what to expect from this place since I never heard of this place before. Same with the thought of how to pronounce the name of the bar correctly. My friend says it should be Punyeta, instead of my own way of pronouncing it as Puynta! Uhmm. K.

We arrived at the venue quite late, past 12 midnight, so most of the bands have already performed. Haaay! I missed Gabe Piolo, Banna Harbera, and Dayaw. Huhuhu .One of my favorites, Farewell Fair Weather (Jazz/Soul/Rock) was already closing their set with the song "Change". Next to perform was Jensen & the Flips (Groove/Funk/Pop Rock) which I quite like, although I'm not really a fan of their music. I've had the chance to watch Oh! Flamingo perform for the first time that night and it was more than awesome! Their music somehow reminds me of Oasis with a bit of shoegaze sound (something like Adorable, Chapterhouse, Drop Nineteens), and with a touch of modern pop sound and some Afro-infused melodies. I prefer them live than listening to their audio recordings 'cause their music becomes more dreamy and twangy which I think is just right. And the show was concluded by my friends from Autotelic. They performed some of their massive tunes like "Close Your Eyes", "Unstable", and fan-favorite "Dahilan".

The place is perfect for such gigs if you ask me - spacious that's enough to fill 30-40 people or more inside, crystal clear and sharp sound, wide selection of drinks, and great service! I haven't had the chance to try their food though I think they're mostly good and worth to try!

On the photo: Autotelic gearing up for their set!

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Dondi V.
4.0 Stars

Awesome food! You have to try it. I had grilled chicken with pochero saba. It came with annato rice but i stopped eating rice for the meantime. The chicken breast is seasoned and was very moist. It was 400 pesos. Worth the price. Food no matter what price is expensive when its not good. This one is worth your money. Very good :)

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Inna A.
5.0 Stars

Since I loved this bar so much, I went back for their relaunch.

It was free flowing cocktails and food starting 8PM-10PM.

Guess what I ordered first? :)

Corazon of course! LOL. I love their chicken hearts!

Another thing on the menu that was for free were their chicken tails.

They were pretty tastey and really juicy. I like them as much as I like the chicken hearts. 128525

So the cocktails start coming, and I start drinking!

La Pepita - this is delicious! The flavour of the alcohol was not overpowering, it felt like I was drinking juice. You can even taste the pulp bits.

Next up is the ultimate cocktail...

Salty Snow Queen my love. 128525 I will probably never get tired of this drink. It is amazing.

They were giving out free samples of spanish corn, but my apologies for this picture- apparent evidence that I was getting drunk.

And to top the night off, I had to have their fries. They actually have one of the best fries, especially of you combine it with their dips; garlic sauce, chumichurri, ensalada and tomato sauce.

I will keep coming back to this place, and definitely recommend it to all of my friends!

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Inna A.
5.0 Stars

I went here on a Friday. I was the first one there. First thing I noticed is the ambiance. The inside decor was really nice and the al fresco part was not cramped with a bunch of tables and chairs put together. It was really spacious, which I liked.

They don't have Red Horse (my favorite) so the server suggested an imported beer, that he said was really good. He was very friendly and accomodating, so I tried it.


Lo and behold! 1906 Red Vintage is one of the best beers I have had. 8% alcohol too. Coolness.

When my friends arrived we order loval beers, and they were below zero. Delicious!

Next thing we ordered was the Corazon, basically grilled chicken hearts. It was super duper awesome! We were blown away! They were perfectly cooked and the char was really nice. They even served it with different sauces; chimichurri, ensalada, vinegar and soy sauce.

We then tried their signature cocktail which was called Salty Snow Queen.

This is really good! Probably one of the best cocktails that I have ever had. I love it! Super gooooood!

After this we ordered their pork belly dish, and that was good too! The serving was very generous; it had rice, corn and fries on the side. Wow.

Can this place get any better? Apparently so, because The Twist was playing and they did amazing songs in acoustic version.

I would definitely come back to this place!

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Jasper T.
4.0 Stars

Ordered Pechuga de Pollo, Chicken was tender. Had 3 side dishes that came along with it. For Php 330, not bad. The place was little gloomy.

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Diane S.
5.0 Stars

Industrial interiors, and good vibes music with good food. Very very nice for catchups with friends for a quick nightout dinner. I want to go back!

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Liezzy M.
5.0 Stars

threw a surprise birthday dinner for boyfriend and it was a blast! 127874127880127873. thank you to deal grocer for collaborating with puñta manila and coming up with a sulit party package for 10.

menu composed of
2 servings of quesadilla
2 orders of skewers (20 pcs all)
4 orders of plato asado (served with corn, beans, rice and choice of pork belly and quarter chicken leg)
6 orders of rice
1 callos
1 ropa vieja (beef)

taste 1108811088110881108811088️ visitors' tummy full and happy 128523. owner paolo bediones gave us pint ice cream (soon to be part of their menu) as a gift. i think it's named subzero ice cream with baileys 128076🏼. again, thank you paolo.

entertainment: different bands play every night. last wednesday, it was kelly badon project (sir kelly, former lead guitarist of side a band). super bait and game with guests who wants to jam/ jump.

the best part of the night, the staff were able to make the perfect beercake for boyfriend. went there 2 days before the event to ask if they could make a beercake and voila, they were able to deliver. thank you again to the staff for making it possible.

definitely coming back! 128515

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Paula M.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Jo Anne P.
3.0 Stars

In the picture is Costillas de Chanco or their version of grilled pork spareribs and served with two sides. The meat is a bit overcooked (so is the chicken that we also ordered) and is smothered with special sauce. We also tried the grilled chicken, fried tortillas for starters, and pork burritos ala chimichanga. The serving portion of each order is quite generous and actually good for two but each one lacks in flavor, sad to say. We asked for more of the house sauce/s to help make up for the kind of bland taste. The staff were attentive and friendly and I also enjoyed the selection of music they played. We went here in the afternoon and there were just a few tables occupied but I can imagine that it gets pretty full at night. It's a nice place to hangout with friends. I can go back to try the other dishes but will make sure to request the chef to be bolder in flavoring them.

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Bibien T.
5.0 Stars

My vouchers for Puñta were about to expire (on that day!!!) so I had to drag my boyfriend along to Shaw.

Didn't really expect the food to be great, but it was! Everything from the pork barbecue (as seen in the picture) to the chicken breast was good. Plus, they don't charge extra even if you request for their sauces repeatedly. I just hate it when restaurants are greedy with their sauces hehe.128548 Yes, I'm a sauce-person haha.128523

Asked my boyfriend if he was willing to come back even without a voucher, and he said yes! He even kept raving about the pork barbecue, saying that it was one of the best he's ever had!128514

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Rica J.
4.0 Stars

Excuse the photo: was trying to capture the night that was.

Everything was pre-ordered by our friend since this was a surprise party she threw for her boyfriend's birthday.

Food and ambiance was great! Especially loved their quesadillas :)

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Crichelle F.
5.0 Stars

love the place and the food, worth the price, definitely going back 128522

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Patricia V.
5.0 Stars

Great place, worth every penny. Not to pricey but the food was super bursting with flavor! I love it!

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Marye P.
5.0 Stars

The Chuletas was worth the wait! I would have ordered their Lo Mejor or Chinchulines but sadly those weren't available when we were there earlier.

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