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Eats and Sips: Best Restaurants and Coffee Shops in Poblacion, Makati

As the night falls, neon lights and flashy signs begin to excite the ever-busy streets of Burgos and Poblacion. But something else has started to bring more life to this side of Makati: food!!! This area is definitely becoming one of the gastronomic hotspots in the metro bursting with hole-in-the-wall restaurants, quaint coffee shops, lively hostels, and concept cafes. So, where to eat and sip?

El Chupacabra – Don’t let the monobloc chairs outside get you to thinking it’s an eatery you can miss! This Mexican-inspired hangout place is a humble gastronomic haven best known for its Street Tacos and Grilled Skewers. Bright colors, cheap beers, and a dynamic travel-culture vibe, what more can you ask for?

Tambai – Who ever thought a small sari-sari store could become the hippest Yakitori snackhouse in Makati? Giving a Japanese take on the Filipino word “tambay” which means “to stand by”, you definitely wouldn’t wanna leave once you try their Beef Rib Fingers, Quail Egg wrapped in Bacon, and some good sake.

Señor Pollo – Hot as Bolivia and vibrant as Barcelona, this hermana of El Chupacabra is the home of the famous “Latin Chicken” in Manila! Feast on Roast Chicken w/ Chimichurri, Fried Chicken, and crispy Sisig while tapping your feet to some canciones de Enrique Iglesias and Nicky Jam on loop!

Kite – Taking you to the exotic Mediterranean world, this new kid on the block is getting all the (c)rave for their Beef Kebab Wraps, Tenderloin Chipotle, Ox Brain, and Lamb Biryani.

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