Vagabonds Artisan Comfort Food

RGI Corporate Center, 34 Sct. Limbaga St. cor. Sct. Torillo St., Sacred Heart, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Vagabonds Artisan Comfort Food
4.3
4.5 Stars

6 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 2
  • 4 stars 4
  • 3 stars 0
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 7 Reviews
  • 32 Recommend
  • 6 Reviewers
Category:
International
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6327992599

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Foodie F.
4.0 Stars

Ibiza Chicken with Chorizo Pilaff: YEY

It was pretty gruff for a chicken dish, heavy with spices, primarily cumin (as compared to "light" spices such as thyme and rosemary; well, i just made that up so don't kill me). I'm guessing paprika, and pepper were also generously used.

The chicken was moist and the light grilling gives a mild charred taste which was interesting. The bold-tasting tomato gravy ties in the Spanish influence, but a quick check online doesn't seem to reveal any specific reference to an "Ibiza Cuisine" (as it is called Ibiza Chicken) as you would have with more distinct regional Spanish variations such as Asturian, Cantabrian, Galician and Manchego dishes. But as my knowledge on this matter is limited, I stand to be corrected.

The chorizo is mixed in the pilaf so you get to eat it as the ground meat which flavors the rice, instead of it being a sausage. In simpler terms, imagine a longganisa taken out of its casing and mixed in a sinangag, that's how it works. In my case, it took awhile before that registered as I was expecting some sausage slices in the dish.

This dish has layers upon layers of flavors that any foodie would truly enjoy. However, for normal diners, the spices might be too strong and overpowering. If you want something simple, go for their steaks instead.

P.S. They need to improve on their plating. I know it's not a fine dining place but for a restaurant which has the word "artisan" in its name, they really should know better. The elements on the plate seemed ill-placed and it was a bit messy as well. I had to do some on-the-spot styling to fix it. Sorry. Ang arte ko ba?

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Foodie F.
4.0 Stars

Belgian Wanderer (Chicken Wings) by Vagabond Artisan Comfort Food: YEY

I am always suspicious of establishments that say they sell "artisinal/artisan" this and that. As a badge of expert work done in pride and specialized skill, the term can easily be used as an emblem of blatant pretensions at its worst or a novice marketing spin at its best. As such, put "artisan" in your name as a restaurant and you automatically run the risk of expectations soaring into stratospheric heights.

I seriously had doubts with the chicken wings. in most cases, experiments are usually love it or hate it scenarios (inasmuch as the risk of the aforementioned act of putting "artisan" in your restaurant's name, you either live up to it or you fail miserably, putting your status under further scrutiny). Fortunately in this case, I liked it.

It's not much to look at but this is a winner. Well, at least in my book. I guess the choice of belgian chocolate (if it was really belgian chocolate they used) was a good move as it wasn't offensively sweet. Any sweeter and i would have said MEH (obviously, i don't have much of a sweettooth).The chicken was cooked through and through, the skin maintained its crispness despite the chocolate bath, and the meat retained the moisture you want from a properly fried wing. it was seasoned well while the chili flakes provided some heat to make it interesting. the pimiento dip is a bit questionable though. It's "sweet-ish" so I find it a bit redundant given the chocolate coating. i suggest they make it saltier or ditch it altogether. but that's just me.

One order is quite a lot so i suggest you order this for sharing. Also, this is best consumed hot as the chocolate tends to harden/congeal and that changes the overall feel of the dish.

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Negative Blogger V.
4.0 Stars
3

Love the ambiance and the food!128525

What we had:
Soup-128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻
Tokyo steak-128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻
Burger and fries (forgot the name)-128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻
Trio dessert-128077🏻128077🏻

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Faith F.
5.0 Stars
2

We ordered Ibiza rice (280) and Japanese steak (600) 978697869786
Both were awesome! Price is also very affordable considering the size of the serving!
Staff are also very attentive and friendly!

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Dexth L.
5.0 Stars
5

I loved it.

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars
8

I have already visited Vagabonds twice but somehow, I keep forgetting to suggest that it be added on looloo. Thankfully, Jayson J already did!

Here are the dishes I've tried so far:

🔹Classic Carbonara
🔹Ibiza Chicken
🔹John Wayne's Porkchops
🔹Fish and Chips
🔹Corned Beef Hash
🔹Bacon Mac and Cheese
🔹Smores
🔹Matcha-something dessert

Everything was actually good. Although on our first visit, we noticed that every dish had chili flakes on top. Since it's not indicated on the menu that they were supposed to be spicy, and since there was no warning from the server, we requested to have them replaced and they obliged. Good service right there but I wish they'd just write every ingredient on the menu. So on our second visit, I already advised nothing spicy. 128541

P.S. The matcha dessert was a Mother's Day treat. Not sure if it's a regular item now.

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars
3

This one is already deep in my blogging chest. My dining experience here was about two months ago. It all started after my kandle cafe experience. Thanks to waze the application allowed me to pass hidden streets of scout limbaga and was able to see this good find.

Vagabonds offer artisan comfort food. Its ambience is nice. Since it is situated in a lib lib na lugar, it's peaceful here, only a few would luckily find this place; thanks to looloo now they're exposed. As i was saying, the ambience is peaceful and a little sossy. High ceiling with cool winding light bulb chandelier. There were a few (maybe co-owner) customers were there when i visited. Servers were more than enough. The blue, yellow and brown colors makes everything one of a kind. I already forgot the background music then, but i know it was a bit alternative--not too classy. Then i ordered

128204 ibiza chicken with chorizo pilaf @280
This is also called the Spanish chicken. Pilaf is a dish made of rice cooked with spices and meat pieces. I say this pilaf is really flavorful. The chicken is 'are you kidding me' big! It was still smoking when it was served to me. I, however, find the chicken too salty. Salty that it kinda burns. This is because of its sauce.

One funny thing is that the server remembered me from 'Tower restaurant'. when i started asking him regarding the restaurant's info, he said that he remembered me. Aww. Lol. Whatever happened to tower restaurant? Their servers are here na.

Parking space is no problem. They got around 5-6 spaces. The CR is also neat and clean.

I actually want to try their chocolate wings before i write this review but then i have a friend who told me it was not that good. They do have smores for dessert to look forward to though--who would not like smores?!

Sadly i did not get the chance to try this place again. Pero soon. 128540

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