Victorino's Restaurant

114 Sct. Rallos St. cor. 11th Jamboree St., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Victorino's Restaurant
4.1
4.0 Stars

97 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 29
  • 4 stars 48
  • 3 stars 18
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 0
  • 108 Reviews
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+6329228558

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Ig Plummer S.
4.0 Stars

A colleague requested for this cake so it was a wish granted since it was her birthday. I forgot how much it was but the cake was big. I'll come back and try their food since it was Henny Sison's and because I like her.

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Diego S.
4.0 Stars
4

SINGANG NA TADYANG NG BAKA, RELLENONG ALIMASAG, BABY PUSIT WITH GARLIC , KALDERETANG BAKA , CHICHARONG BULAKAK AND GREEN SALAD . All are very good in taste class A filipino food ! (only minimal adjustment is to be done )

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars

one of our Sunday dinner group friends treated us for dinner here last night for a late birthday treat

rice with dilis 128077128077128077128077
adobong pusit 128077128077128077128077128077
kare kare 128077128077128077128077128077
gising gising 128077128077128077128077
crispy pata 128077128077128077128077
kaldereta kambing 128077128077128077128077
curry prawns 128077128077128077128077

there were many other food that I didn't get try to taste

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Yshkael C.
4.0 Stars

Came here for my filipino fix!

I loved their binagoongan, adobo rice, pinakbet and their desserts! We tried the tres leches and their sansrival !

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Wiljohn M.
4.0 Stars

Had a great lunch here today. For starters we had the pako salad. Fern salad with tomato, salted egg and bagnet bits. It was very refreshing on a sweltering day. I particularly loved the vinegar dressing a mix of sour and sweet. Light and not too acidic.

For our main course we had sinigang na salmon and bagnet. The big bowl of piping hot soup had the right consistency. The soup was perfectly sour with a little tinge of bitter from the veggies. The fish was very tasty too. The bagnet had a good crunch to it. Nicely cooked but I found it a bit bland and a little fatty. Good thing it had a bagoong dip and the suka for the salad which I saved earlier.

Naimas!

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Isha S.
4.0 Stars

For one of our workmate's despedida dinner, we decided on Victorino's for classic Filipino food before she forgets it forever haha jk 128540

The place looks beautiful both on the inside and the outside - exuding a classic house-turned-restaurant vibe. I believe they specialize in Ilocano dishes specifically. The place can get packed with families mostly, so be sure to arrive early or call for a reservation. We had the following:

127814 Poqui Poqui (170 php). This is grilled eggplant sauteed in onions and tomatoes and is supposedly one of their best-sellers. Tasted pretty bland and was just meh overall.

127752 Fiesta Rice (250 php). I loved this! Beautiful presentation with the rice topped with layers of salted egg, tomatoes, smoked fish, etc. Looked pretty and tasted great, too! A must-try!

128069 Lengua (395 php). This was served with mushroom sauce. I thought it was okay.

128055 Crispy Dinardaraan (320 php). This was basically bagnet in blood stew. Tasted good, the crispy part of the dish added some much needed excitement.

128019 Ginitaang Manok (350 php). This was chicken cooked in coconut sauce, one of my favorites for that night. 128077

128025 Adobo Nga Baby Pusit (320 php). This was yummy, would've wanted a bigger serving though.

For dessert, we wanted to try their Mango Torte by Heny Sison but they were all out huhubells. So instead, we settled on their yema balls (18 php/piece) which was yema covered in hardened caramel. Yummy but really sweet!

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Nins A.
5.0 Stars

I love this resto! My faves - kare kare, igado, ginataang hipon, bagnet and of course, all their yummy cakes! The old fashioned chocolate is a fave of mine because it was so moist. 10084

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Roy T.
4.0 Stars

A colleague is leaving for the States this week so we set a small despedida dinner for her. Since Tomas Morato is packed with lots of good restaurants, we had a hard time choosing one. Ended up at Victorino's because it has been on my list for too long! 128517

The restaurant is a long walk from the Tomas Morato street, specifically three long blocks away. I was too lazy that time so we hailed a cab and off we went.

From the outside, it's like a house renovated to be this simple yet classy Filipino restaurant. We were greeted by their staff at the entrance and first thing we saw were the textiles they had for display, as well as some books (or magazines) about the Ilocano food and culture. Victorino's boast of their specialty Ilocano dishes.

I think it's best to call them in advance for reservations if you want to be sure. Not much people were there when we arrived and then more arrived at around 7pm. It was a Saturday dinner btw, so you'd expect lots of family get-togethers.

For the food, we had their Fiesta Plate - a must try! It reminded me of Fire in the Hole's Spicy Dandan rice in terms of presentation. Very colorful and tasted really great! A mix of tomatoes, salted egg, scrambled egg, with smoked fish. I just can't stop getting more and more! 128514

Aside from this, I think the Adobo nga Baby Squid, Crispy Dinardaraan, lengua, and Ginataang Manok were not really superb but not bad. The crispy dinardaraan is their version of dinuguan but they used bagnet as meat, thus crispy. I think it lacked taste...more on the suka and the spices. Ginataang manok was okay. One serving can be shared by 2-3 people. The baby squid was goooood but small serving tbh. I did not like their Poqui-Poqui, an Ilocano trademark. It's too mushy and the talong taste was too strong and under-seasoned. 128542

Victorino's is famous for their wide selection of desserts by Heny Sison. Wanted to try their bestseller, Mango Torte, but to our dismay, found out that it's not available. 128532 Instead, we had yema balls which was sweeeet! Outer caramelized brown sugar (arnibal) tasted too sweet and the inner yema was yummy and sticky but still sweet. Sweet times two. This I recommend to those hard core sweets fans! 128517

Overall, it's a 3.5 for the food but because of the good service, nice ambiance, and the fiesta rice, I'm giving em a 4 128077🏻

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Alyson Y.
3.0 Stars

binagoongan and Fiesta rice were great!
bagnet chips, pako salad, and baby squid were okay
soup was bad.

it should have been a 4 star rating but mango chocolate tort was not available even if there were 4 whole cakes in the ref :(

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Cj A.
4.0 Stars

It's Christmas season once again and when it's that time of the year, parties and festivities are abundant. And when there are parties, there's lots of food, and of course, booze. We're (still) hung over from last night's get together with friends so we were craving for good ol' Pinoy food to cure our hangover. Since Victorino's is just a walking distance from our place and we've been wanting to try it, we finally gave it a go.

Once you enter the place, you'll feel like you're at your tita's home, people chattering here and there, food is everywhere, and it looked like an ancestral house. Aside from that, the place kinda takes you to Ilocos because there are lots of Ilocano goodies that they're selling: chicacorn, Ilocos vinegar, native lambanog, basi, and even native scarves or knitted table runners. They also sell merengues, toasted cashew, spanish sardines, and a lot more sweets! It's impossible not to buy anything.

Anyway, on with the food. Ilocano food is one of the best tasting cuisine in the country, in my opinion. Kebs na sa kolesterol. Bagnet is love. But since we're only 2, we can't really binge and order many dishes. Kinda nakakahiya. So here's what we ordered:

Crispy Binagoongan - it's actually Binagoongang Bagnet, which makes it more special. What we noticed right away is it has a generous amount of bagnet, compared to other restaurants that serve binagoongan. This is very tasty. Not too sweet, not too salty. It also has eggplant as a topping which is how they cook binagoongan in the north. This is a must-have. And it's bagnet for christ's sake. It's a sin not to order it.

Poqui-poqui - I don't like veggies, I don't even eat eggplants, but poqui-poqui is one of my favorite Ilocano dishes. When we went to Ilocos a couple of years ago, I had poqui-poqui almost everyday. I'm so glad Victorino's poqui-poqui is as good as the authentic ones in Ilocos. I can eat this everyday!

Minaisan - I grew up to having Swam in our dining table whenever my kapampangan relatives were coming over. I'm not really sure where Swam originated but when I saw how they described Minaisan on the menu, it sounded like Swam. Theirs though is on the sweet side, the one I grew up eating is more on the salty side. Plus Victorino's is thicker. It can be cloying because it's sweet, but it's okay, I guess. My other concern though is that they served this last. I got a thing with soup. I always want soup to be served first, which should always be the case. This costed the 1 star.

Of course you can't be in a Heny Sison restaurant without ordering dessert. So we got their famous Caramel Yema Balls to end our scrumptious meal. They were amazeballs! And they look cute too!

We are definitely coming back here and try more of their dishes. One side story by the way. So while we were dining, Heny Sison arrived in the resto. Once she arrives, she has not stopped working even after we left. And she wasn't cooking by the way, she was cleaning. Since we were seated near the baking area (I guess), we were able to watch her clean. First she cleaned the shelves where the Spanish Sardines and bottled Achara are and arranged them very neatly, and then she went over the counter and lifted huge plastics of baked good for repacking and arranged them on the table accordingly, then she arranged the basket racks, and just when I thought she was done she went over to the kitchen sink and washed some used pitchers and glasses. And then she washed the sink itself. Then she headed over behind the fridge where the cakes are to get more baskets and arrange them on the rack. Then she cleaned the countertop. And after that she went to another area where there are used plates, and washed them all. She was still washing the dishes when we left, ganon sya kadami. She did all of these singlehandedly because the servers were also busy, and even while some diners ask for a pic with her once in a while. What amazed me the most is that even though she's done tons of chores, she still looked fresh, and you can't find any sign of exhaustion nor perspiration from her. She still looked elegant. Samantalang ako magwalis lang ng maliit na kwarto para na kong naghiking sa pawis. Unfair.

Anyway, go visit the place and enjoy good Filipino food. If you're lucky, you might be able to see Heny there and watch her do her thing.

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Princess T.
5.0 Stars

I love their Mango Torte eversince! Because it tastes like Mango Brovo from Conti's and it's not that sweet. I like their Caramel Coated Yema Ball because the price is very affordable. 9786

We also ordered Sinigang na Baka which tastes so delicious. It is my favorite Sinigang!!! Very tasty! 128525 You can also order their Adobong Baby na Pusit. It's so soft and very flavorful.

I always enjoy dining in Victorino's. One of the best restaurants for Filipino food along with their yummy desserts! 128079128077

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Elmer R.
4.0 Stars

Quaint, modern and best vibe Pinoy dining place that specializes in all good dishes from the solid north.

Dishes like bagnet, poqui poqui, dinengdeng, and so much more share equal billing with crispy tadyang and they are all so very fresh and delicious. Worth all the bucks your group will dump here.

The Heny Sison dessertterie provides the house's awesome desserts like lemon torte, purple yam cakes and much, much more. There are so many goods to buy here too for take outs like longganisas, sukang Iloko and what have you.

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Catherine D.
5.0 Stars

Another intimate place for a family dinner, dates, or even conferences. They can accommodate many guests in this place. Food was very homey and very good!!! All the flavors go well together and I just cannot forget their grapes shake and the pomelo salad!! It's a must try! And yes, Henny Sison's desserts are to die for! I have always been a fan!! 128150

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Benjie G.
5.0 Stars

I treat our office staff for dinner, food and dessert was very satisfying. We enjoyed the place ambiance.

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Jorelle F.
3.0 Stars

Nothing special about this restaurant but a lot of people are dining here. As in a lot! No parking space and tables available even though they opened about past an hour!! Seriously?! Hahaha. Tried their bagnet, adobong pusit and poqui poqui. In fairness, I liked their lemon torte 10084️. Price is a bit steep.

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Sandro V.
5.0 Stars

Superb place! Great Filipino dishes! Desserts by Heny Sison! In photo: Lengua in mushroom sauce

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Pat D.
4.0 Stars

This restaurant screams Vigan with a slightly modern twist. The Bagnet tasted similar to what I have eaten in Vigan, as well as the sinigang. Plus points for the Ilocano music being played in the background (Authenticity at its finest.). Heny Sison's cakes are likewise to-die-for and a slice is already good for 2-3 persons.

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Charmaine Beatrice V.
5.0 Stars

Celebrated our dad's birthday here. My dad, being an Ilocano, wanted to try this out. Very nice ambiance, good for family gatherings and celebrating events. The food is yummy! Servings are generous as well. Happy tummy indeed. 128522

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Allen Y.
4.0 Stars

This place looks intimidating at first but you'll feel the coziness of the restaurant once you go inside and feast on their food.

They offer Ilocano dishes, some of the classics plus a few others with their own twist. They also have desserts...win!

I love their imbaligtad, dinengdeng, lengua and dinardaraan (dinuguan). The price was surprisingly affordable. They also sell Ilocano goodies - from Abel Iloko blanket to chichacorn.

The place used to be an old house and was converted to a restaurant. They can accomodate a lot of people and can even offer a private and enclosed Space for small groups.

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Olive Y.
4.0 Stars

Victorino's is owned by Ilocanos so you are guaranteed here authentic Ilocano food and other Filipino dishes. Upon entering the restaurant, you will also see a lot of native delicacies and products (food, bags and other souvenirs) from Ilocos. Also, the house turned restaurant is so classy and sophisticated, obviously patterned from Vigan's old houses.

As for the menu, they have this wide variety of dishes to choose from, from native to gourmet. For our entrees, my parents ordered the usuals: Crispy Pata, Crispy Dinardaraan and Sinigang na Salmon. Crispy pata was crispy, indeed, and delicious. In their dinardaraan I think they used bagnet. It wasn't my type since it was hard to chew. And the sinigang na salmon was not so good as well and was not as flavorful as it should be.

We also had their Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese in Black Bread with fried sweet potatoes. Something was wrong in the combination that the smoked salmon didn't jive well with the cream cheese. I only liked the bread and the side dish.

When I thought dinner was not going so fine, then came the bombs: Pistachio Sansrival and Blueberry Cheesecake. Wow! We loved their sansrival very much! It was so yummy and the pistachio flavor was overwhelming. The blueberry cheesecake was also good but ughhh, that sansrival was perfect!

Also, do not miss their Grape Fruitshake, it's so good you will never forget it.

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Pistachio Sansrival: 11088110881108811088110881108811088110881108811088
Grape Fruitshake: 1108811088110881108811088

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