Abuela’s, Makati (Eat)

calendar_todayJune 18, 2018
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The rainy season has started and everyone wants to stay and get cozy in their own homes. While the rain is continuously pouring outside, imagine getting up from the bed and your mother or your wife has the food ready for you. This certainly feels home, but what if you are far from it and yet you want to get cosseted like you’re home? From the busy city of Makati, a Filipino restaurant in Legaspi Village named Abuela’s can feed your soul and tummy a comfort of home.

Abuela in Spanish is “grandmother” so the restaurant is straightforward to where their dishes come from, but since it has passed from generations to generations, the food has come with a modern twist.


Chicken Wings

This is not your ordinary Chicken Wings, since it is a Spanish style buffalo wings served with chorizo and olives. The taste is leaning on the salty side.

A Spanish style buffalo wings from a restaurant in Makati


The Kilawin has a subtle touch of tangy because it has done the Negros way plus topped with coconut milk.

the Negros way of Kilawin from a restaurant in Makati

Bone Marrow with Truffled Chimichurri and Onion Mango Jam

To definitely wow your appetizer, here is Bone Marrow with Truffled Chimichurri and Onion Mango Jam. The exciting part of eating the dish is when you’re scraping the roasted bone marrow with truffled chimichurri, topping it off at the humble toasted bread and adding the mango jam with it. It is a new taste in your palate. Highly recommended!

An exciting way of eating this dish from a restaurant in Makati is scraping its meat from the bone marrow

Abuela’s Entrees

Mechado Stuffed with Iberico Chorizo

The Mechado stuffed with Iberico Chorizo looks good to take a photo because of the towering dried squid ink. Yes, that piece of art is edible! The dish has foie gras, and Iberico, a ham produced in Spain and Portugal so this dish must be pretty special.

A dried squid ink as a garnish that can be found at a restaurant in Makati

Jojo’s Filipino Curry Prawns with Crab Fat Sauce

The Jojo’s Filipino Curry Prawns with Crab Fat Sauce is enticing to look with the grilled prawns with a Southern Filipino crab fat curry. This one has a buttery taste.

Filipino Curry Prawns of Abuela’s, a restaurant in Makati


The Pinangat is a fish meat and crab meat wrapped in gabi leaves. Drowned in coconut milk sauce, and a little salty, the right word for this dish is overindulgent of cholesterol.

a crab meat and fish meat wrapped in gabi leaves from a restaurant in Makati

Abuela’s Bagnet

The perfect slice of the pork is simply irresistible. Their Bagnet is not oily and the crunchiness does not hurt or test your jaw. The meat is good itself and it was the best when dipped with the Thai sauce.

Abuela’s bagnet is one the best bagnets I tried. This is a recommended dish from this restaurant in Makati.

You might want to check out Bagneto near Maginhawa Street in Quezon City if you want to have variations of bagnet dishes.


Their dessert is still on its plating game. The Molten Lava Cake and the Green Tea Cheesecakeare also scene-stealer. Both of them are decadent, well-flavored and rich but the Molten Lava Cake is moister.

Abuela’s Molten Lava Cake

Abuela’s bagnet is one the best bagnets I tried. This is a recommended dish from this restaurant in Makati.

Abuela’s Green Tea Cheesecake

Abuela’s Green Tea Cheesecake

Located on the second floor of Somerset, Abuela’s might be missed when you are strolling along Legaspi Village. The restaurant is spacious, it has a dim light with an elegant strike of home. If you are looking for a venue for corporate events, they can cater since they have function room with a maximum capacity of 25pax, minimum consumable of P20,000.

The price is not that budget-friendly but how the food is presented was the evidence with the price range of Abuela’s. The waitstaff are accommodating yet informal. The taste of the food is overall good. Hence, the modern twist is the interesting thing that you will keep to come back.

Abuela’s Dining Area

Ambiance: 5/5
Price: 3.5/5
Serving: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Taste: 4/5

Abuela’s Address: Second Floor, Somerset Millenium Makati, 104 Aguirre Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Call (02) 8052713

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post but not swayed to write positive reviews. All thoughts and opinion are my own. Thanks for not judging the quality of the photo. I forgot to bring my camera.

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