Zarzuela

6/F East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Zarzuela
3.9
4.0 Stars

24 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 5
  • 4 stars 12
  • 3 stars 7
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 26 Reviews
  • 41 Recommend
  • 24 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6324703296

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

North R.
4.0 Stars

They took the reservation well and provided clear direction to the location. Food was delicious and served hot. Portions were very adequate. The crispy binagoongan, callos, gising-gising, and cowboy sisig were very good. We got a free coco roast chicken because of the credit card we used. Waitstaff were courteous and attentive but would benefit from training on how to be more proactive about menu recommendations and knowledge of their food choices. Cost was reasonable. Place was clean and attractive.

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Joy Vee A.
4.0 Stars

My pre-birthday celebration at Zarzuela with highschool BFFs and their kids!

Reservations at 7pm but arrived earlier. We were the only table seated from 6-7:20pm Friday, December 5th.

We ordered:
Boneless Krispy Pata (459) we loved it, finished everything on the plate
Chicken Skin (249) - lacks a lil bit of saltiness, kids & adults finished this one, hope they add a little pepper sa vinegar, super thin and crispy good
Crab & Shrimp Relleno (479) - it was good, friend liked it that she likes to prepare it for her kids.
2 Adobo Rice (139) - good for 2-3 per order, my friend's 3 y/o kid was requesting for another extra scoop of adobo rice and she ate it with crab & shrimp relleno - cute!
Gising Gising (239) - tasted like 'gabi' with gata but using kangkong stalks & leaves-hope im right here
Smoked Sardine Effuven (299) - pasta with sardine, not sure what type of noodles they used

Fast service, accomodating staffs, no wifi, well lit ambiance

Craved something sweet after dinner, maybe because of lil oil from our order, a refreshing Honeydew Matcha from Serenitea saved the night.

We headed to Toys R' Us after dinner and bought gifts to our inaanaks.

I had fun!!

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Alisa B.
4.0 Stars

Zarzuela is your typical Filipino restaurant! They serve a whole lot of Filipino favorites. We ordered the Kare-kare, binagoongan, tortang talong, pork skin, and monggo. It was really delicious!! My personal favorite is their binagoongan! It's really delicious! Make sure you get that! All of these fed 5 people for as low as 2,500. So it's affordable! One of the affordable places in the new wing (East) of Shang! :)

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LAnie S.
5.0 Stars

I know it's a crab.. But i forgot what's the name of the dish but it's yummy... Enough to forget your name! *joke*128540

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Abby R.
3.0 Stars

I must have dined here for about three times before taking merienda with the sister and brother-in-law in said establishment yesterday afternoon. We decided to order two plates of Pancit Palabok (PhP239.00 per plate) to share, and Iced Calamansi Shake (PhP89.00) for my much-needed dose of Vitamin C.

While the palabok lacked of the aligue flavor we were looking for (it tasted too artificial for us), the service crew were at usual helpful and cheerful. That, for me, was the redeeming factor.

If you want a noodle-based meal here, the Smoked Sardine Efuven (PhP299.00 per order) is still the choice to make.

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Adrian L.
3.0 Stars

The challenge for any restaurant that serves Filipino cuisine is it has to be really exceptional; otherwise, it's simply lutong bahay or food that most Pinoys already eat at home. In the case of Zarzuela, they offer various regional specialties with little twists. Take for instance their Binagoongang Baboy - instead of the usual big chunks of pork, they use thin, almost bacon-like slices. Yum! In this photo is their version of Rellenong shrimp served ala meatballs-style. These small details separate them from being just another Pinoy restaurant. Although the serving sizes are too small. Filipino food is, after all, meant to be shared!

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Chloebelle A.
3.0 Stars

We ordered Cowboy Sisig, KBL, and Crab & Shrimp Relleno. I find the sisig a bit dry but the taste is okay. I'm not sure what to expect from KBL because I'm not familiar with the dish. Anyway, my friends liked it. My least favorite from that night is the Relleno. For me, it's just an overpriced(~450, can't remember exact amount) crab cake.

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Redge G.
5.0 Stars

Order the crispy binagoongan, really good! 128079 Their kbl (kadyos) soup is tasty. They serve dessert too - had the chocolate dulce de leche cake, just delicious! 128516

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Michaelangelo M.
4.0 Stars

Their Binagoongan and Tortang Talong taste great. Nice ambience too but a bit pricey

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Inna C.
4.0 Stars

Ordered three items: pinakbet, stuffed squid, and lechon kawali. They were all pretty good!

The lechon kawali came in a few minutes late (though we didn't even notice it was), and the owner personally came out to apologize. We found that really nice.

When we billed out, we were surprised to see the waiter replacing our plates with new ones. The owner sent us a complementary dulce de leche cake!

Plus points for the customer service! :)

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Joy Vee A.
4.0 Stars

128077

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Rom F.
4.0 Stars

Last time we were at EDSA Shangri-La Plaza's East Wing, we went to a Filipino restaurant. This time, we ended up in another.

Ordered a couple of favorites:

Happy's favorite, dinuguan
I had the crab & shrimp relleno
Wife ordered the crispy binagoongan (shared with Eco)
Oz ordered gising-gising

In addition, we had Chorizo fried rice, Chichas, adobong shrike and one of their crunchy pork belly appetizers.

Each serving is good for two. We ended up ordering an additional 5-cups of plain rice (the chorizo fried rice is only good for two).

Overall, love this place. Favorite is the crispy binagoongan -- try it out.

One downside is that their rice is a bit expensive. Going brown rice adds a 20 peso premium too! Boo!

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Jar J.
4.0 Stars

Zarzuela serves a "played" version of the Filipino cuisine. They serve twisted plates of the usual almusal, tanghalian and hapunan. From Adobo to Piaya, it'll smell, feel and taste Filipino, but it will look different!

Though, the ambiance isn't that Filipino. It has touches from old houses like bahay na batos however, the Filipino pride wont really hit you unlike other modern Filipino cuisine restos.

There are a lot to try but we ordered their Chichos (picture) and Gising-gising. Their deserts are Filipino too. Service is good, well maybe because only a few is here. It's worth paying for, Zarzuela is a good place for meeting up with old friends you haven't seen for a while, it'll be fun bragging about how Nanay cooked "this"!

-Jar 9996

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Mylene V.
3.0 Stars

I love their crispy binagoongan. The fish sardines was good too.

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Allan D.
3.0 Stars

Lunch time at Zarzuela...

After my meeting at Edsa Shang, i met the fam on the 6th flr level of Shang for a late lunch.

The wifey found Zarzuela and so it was..

Ordered ff
Boneless crispy pata
Chicken skin
Gising gising
Binagooang baboy
Chicken inasal
Batchoy
Adobo flakes pasta
Chorizo rice
Garlic rice
3 soda
1 sago't gulaman

Total bill P3k

Food was typical filipino home styled cooking, the serving size was acceptable for the price you pay (except for the crispy pata wc i find expensive vs the size)

Taste were hits and misses for us...nothing stood out to be that great or that worst.

The owner hopped around the tables getting feedback and asked the kids to get some raffle toys for free.

Waiters seem to be running around haplessly but seemed to worked together as a team.

Bill out took 15mins after several follow ups.

Will i be coming back soon???

Maybe not that soon...will try other restos instead to conquer

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Cris M.
5.0 Stars

hesitant at first coz i thought it's just the usual stuff but i was wrong. sarap ng food and friendly servers too!
a must try - smoked sardines efuven, smoked bangus belly and the tortang talong w/ shrimp ! we will definitely go back for more !! 128077 worth every penny.

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Bunny C.
4.0 Stars

Best pork binagoongan. Enough said.

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Ceena G.
3.0 Stars

Took our Korean friend here. He likes Filipino food. :) It was all our first time dining here so we weren't sure if he'd like it. He said it was fine. Filipino food is always delicious for him lol!

For me, though, there was nothing different in their dishes. They were ok. I particularly enjoyed the crab and fish embutido (i think it was called). The chicken tinola is not bad too.

The place was nice and the servers attentive. :)

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Dennis S.
4.0 Stars

Pretty good place to eat Pinoy food. Just a tad salty which is normal with Fil food.

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Eater F.
4.0 Stars

Ohhh this restaurant is good! I love the food! Ordered sinampalukang bangus and meyn it's really a sampalok not the magi thingy! I also love the adobo and the crab something! And meyn the gising gising is delicious. The chef is a girl by the way!

Price is very reasonable!

-1 star because they ran out of white rice when we ate there. Err a filipino restaurant without white rice? Not good.

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