The Café Mediterranean

5/F Phase 2, The Podium, ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

The Café Mediterranean
4.6
4.5 Stars

31 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 22
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 32 Reviews
  • 72 Recommend
  • 31 Reviewers
Category:
Mediterranean

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Price Range

₱90 - ₱445

Most Recent Reviews

Camille S.
3.0 Stars

I really had no idea what Cafe Mediterranean serves until this visit. It just struck me as a fancy restaurant so I never thought of dining here. This was a treat so yeah you get it.

I ordered my usual Mediterranean order - Grilled Beef Kebab with Buttered Rice. It was definitely pricey. I think my meal is almost Php 500 then I added Php 40 because of the upgrade from Pita to Buttered Rice. My order comes with a super generous serving of beef kebabs, tabbouleh/salad and labneh/yogurt. The yogurt was really creamy, not that sour and goes well with the kebab. The salad was slightly crunchy and tasted okay. The kebab was cooked to my preferred doneness - medium. It wasn’t that tender but at least it wasn’t chewy. Some bites tasted a bit bland so the yogurt really helped in bringing out the flavor. The serving was so big that I almost did not finish it. For the rice, nothing special so I’m kinda regretting getting this instead of the Basmati Rice.

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars
4

The Cafe Mediterranean is one of the beautiful and brightest restaurants in the 5th Level of The Podium Mall. The nice and elegant interior jive with the Mediterranean theme and concept of the restaurant.

The Food:

🥙Gyro - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

🥙Hummus - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

🥙Moutabal - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

🥙Tzatziki - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

🥙Tabbouleh - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

🥙Falafel - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

For those who are in a vege diet, this place is really “swak” to you. Try the hummus with pita, it is really really good.

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Patrick U.
5.0 Stars
2

Ambience:
The restaurant is pretty spacious but not too big either. They're located on the 5th floor. Seats are convenient for pair or group dates. Since The Podium is growing, you can go to this restaurant from the new Julia Vargas entrance too.

Food:
Baklava was good thanks to the crisp and pistachios. If you'll get the Gyro Platter, I suggest you share one order of Baklava since it's fairly big.

Falafel with Pita was insanely good! I loved that they gave so much pita and falafel. This was the first time I had falafel covered in sesame seeds. My ideal falafel would be one with a crunchy coating and soft filling, and they nailed it! Everything was cooked very well and I could really taste the grilled flavor of the vegetables. Pitas were thick; carbs galore!

For appetizers, we tried the Sampler Plate of 5, our choices being Hummus, Tabbouleh, Eggplant Salad, Fouleh, and Moutabal. All of them were delicious especially the Hummus and Fouleh!

If you'll get the Gyro Platter, I suggest not to order anything else because it's insanely filling, especially when partnered with their fragrant Moroccan Rice Pilaf filled with raisins. Among the strips of beef, tuna, chicken, falafel, grilled zucchini, and eggplant with tzatziki and Shepherd's Salad, favorites were Beef and Falafel!

Service:
I'm also happy with their service! They did what they could to give me an easy and pleasing experience with my reservation via Eatigo. My server did really well and he checked on how my food was.

For another visit via Eatigo, there was a confusion in our order due to handwriting but they resolved this very, very well! With gratitude,we ended up getting more than we could finish. Servers were apologetic beyond the stars!

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Justin R.
4.0 Stars

Eating at this flace feels like a luxurious kebab and shawarma place for me. And it is true food here are expensive but I think it is worth the price. Servers are very accomodating and assistive in what to order.

🔸Shish Taouk P415.00
7.5/10
The food was delicious but the price is expensive for me. But I think I might have changed my score if I used Eatigo for the discount.
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*The score is based on my Taste Preference
1 - Yuck
5 - Mmm.. Mmm..
10 - Yummy

"Let great food be thy medicine, and medicine be our food." ~Hippocrates

Ping Ping Ping!

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
5.0 Stars

One of the best restos in my book. I frequent Podium’s branch for its grilled chicken kebab platter. When am in the mood for appetizers, I go for the platter and ratatouille. Everything is made better with their really spicy sauce. Must try!

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Myra L.
5.0 Stars

Cafe Med will always be in my favorite list of restos, they always serve a good meal. 128076 This gyro chicken with biryani rice comes with well-flavored and well-cooked chicken, complemented by various dips. Not sure what the others are called but my favorite among the three is the hummus. Add some fiery hot sauce and the meal is complete! 128523

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Myzyl C.
5.0 Stars

Chicken gyro plate is yum! The perfectly seasoned chicken is super tender, I loved it. Serving size is good too, it's definitely a go-to-place for full meals. 128523

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Triggerhappyfoodie C.
4.0 Stars

My sister and her love for Falafel brought us here. Cafe Med's version is her absolute favorite.

On the table
🔹Eggplant Parmigiana - I was abstaining from meat and the server wasn't so clear when I asked him about the difference between this and the Vegetarian Moussaka so I went with something familiar. The dish was piping hot. Loved how the melted cheese, tomato sauce and eggplants went so well together. I place some of the Garlic Sauce for extra flavor. I even added Garlic Sauce to the crunchy bread too.
🔹Falafel Wheat Gyro - This was a yummy mouthful. The Falafel was crunchy, tasty and very heavy.
🔹Lassi - my sister liked her drink but it made her full right away

I loved how the Garlic Sauce was just on the table and I could eat as much as I wanted. The Hot Sauce was extremely spicy and it smelled real spicy too.

It has been ages since my last Cafe Med meal but I'm sure I'll be back more often. My sister can have her Falafel and I'll try one of those meaty dishes.

*Service was great.

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Ericka A.
5.0 Stars

The Gyros Chicken Plate was excellent. I love that they have "unlimited" sauce. I will definitely be back. Service was great! Only complaint would be the prices. I'm a cheapskate so some dishes are expensive for me.

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Pia J.
5.0 Stars

Want free hummus with pita bread? All you gotta do is download [task] by Artise de Solution according to the waiter. We immediately did that and voila, free hummus! Basically, it's a new marketing app wherein consumers are asked to do basic tasks and get rewarded with freebies.

Their beef gyro plate is my no-fail all time favorite comfort meal on rainy days when I'm craving for rice. I love how it's such a complete package with beef gyro, buttered rice, mousala, tzatziki and chillied pickles. Mixed a little garlic yogurt sauce with chili and you're in for the ride of your taste buds!

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Yna N.
4.0 Stars

Place: The quaint design of the place "cafe mediterranean", was totally an eye-catcher . The theme's great, and was able to integrate it well as evidenced by the paintings, light fixture, wooden ceiling and other designs that helped in making the experience more delightful. However, the only downside was that the chairs and tables weren't that complementary with the overall layout - they weren't exactly comfy.
Food: For a light lunch, we had a falafel gyro plate split into two, and a serving of chicken gyros.One order of falafel plate was too much for one person so it was a good idea that we had it split into two. Although the serving was big, the falafels weren’t as tasty as expected. The falafels came with buttered rice, grilled veggies, and yogurt. The chicken gyros, on the other hand, was okay. It contained grilled chicken strips, and vegetables wrapped in pita bread. I also tried their pesto 127837128522128077..
I think when I go back again here, it will be for pesto and also will try their kebabs..nice place and good food..

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Rorie G.
5.0 Stars

Our family tremendously enjoyed our lunch in Cafe Mediterranean. We had hummus, falafel, baba ganoush, grilled lamb, lamb stew and a small plate of pasta. All the dishes excited our palates, kudos to the Chef!

We will definitely come back, but next time we'll leave space for dessert 9786

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Brendon A.
5.0 Stars

Delicious food and great service.

Had a shepherds salad to start since I was craving some fresh veggies, I was not disappointed. For a main I got the lamb gyro with basmati rice instead of puta bread. These guys really know their stuff, chilli sauce and garlic sauce were both amazing (might need a warning label on the chilli its good and it!!)

Will likely be back here to try some other dishes as I love Mediterranean food and this place really delivers.

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Benedict T.
2.0 Stars

Always a safe place that offers decent food at reasonable prices... NOT ANYMORE! Price increase of at least 30% makes this place ridiculously pricey. Will have 2nd thoughts of coming back...

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Judith O.
5.0 Stars

Another quick review! On the photo is their 7-Layer Dip which was served with crispy pita. I loved this starter! So glad it also caught my cousin's attention when we were checking their menu. There's hummus, feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes in it; the other four layers, I forgot. Hahaha. I also ordered their chicken gyro; I liked this, too. Flavorful and filling! My cousin had grilled beef with butter rice, as well. The meat was tender and the rice was perfect with it. Everything we ordered was good for sharing and budget-friendly, too! It was the right decision to have our catch-up dinner here 128522

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Jinky U.
5.0 Stars

Wanted to chow on a healthy meal post pole workout so I ordered Falafel Gyro (P160) and Hummus (P145). Sarap! 128523128523128523Got my needed protein after my workout #nomeat #plantpowered 128170 Naks 128521128077 Will definitely be back!

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Veanney V.
4.0 Stars

Chicken gyro is now my any time any day wrap! Affordable and very filling with unlimited sauce :) Our waiter was my bf's usual waiter there so service was impeccable 9786

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Isabela G.
5.0 Stars

Cafe Med has been consitent with the quality of their food ever since they opened, that's why it will always have a special place in my heart. 10084

I always order the Kofta Gyro and Hummus. Their Seven-layer dip is to die for!

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April H.
5.0 Stars

Beautiful dish of grilled chicken, perfectly moist and tender! Served with mixed greens, which provided a good balance to the savory meat... Paired with soft pita, keeping the dish from becoming too overpowering... The flavors blended effortlessly together with each bite!128077
Of course, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try the baklava! Crumbly filo pastry plus pistachio, a dessert with just the right amount of sweetness to cleanse your palate... Perfect ending to a Mediterranean inspired meal!✅11088128154128525

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Edward V.
5.0 Stars

The search for a light lunch Jenny V and I planned last Sunday turned out to ba heavy one. Anyare? 'Ika nga ni Jenny, LOL!

The Beef Gyro with buttered rice I had brought a lot of flavors from that part of the globe. Chos! But really it tasted so good for me.

Will be back soon! 128521

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