Review: Cabecera Garden Restobar + GIVEAWAY

Cabecera Garden Restobar reminds me of the usual chill out places I used to go to. When I say chill out, that means a bottle or two of ice cold beer with friends, while we pig out on food and stories.

Cabecera is in Don Antonio Heights, a walk or tricycle ride away from Commonwealth Avenue, across Ever Gotesco. I used to stay in one of the subdivisions behind Ever but I never ventured on the other side. I wish I did because there are so many good places around that my college housemates and I could have hang out on. Cabecera is definitely one of them.

The front part of the restobar is an open space where you can jam on stage or play a set of billiards. It can get a little hot at lunch time so it's best to get an early dinner instead between 4pm to 8pm and get 10% discount on all beers. Regular operating hours is from 2pm to 2am daily. If you prefer to come earlier and enjoy the comfort of an AC, towards the back is a big function hall that can fit up to 150 pax. The space has little decor which is perfect if you want to transform it to fit your party theme. I can picture a big family reunion, baptism or wedding luncheon, office anniversary party or seminars in here.

For the food, we were served a plethora of dishes. We started with Nachos and Fried Potato Chips. Both my favorite and they come in big servings. I skipped the mayo-ketchup dip though because I hate that combination. Then we got to taste the Pansit Guisado which is tasty enough, there's no need for calamansi. I had to skip on the Yang Chow because I wanted to keep space for the main dishes.

The first entree served was the Baked Bangus. This is the first time I saw this dish anywhere, it's not even on the menu yet. I love the combination of cheese and toasted garlic, I can eat this for snacks. Next up was Torta de Congrejo. It's crab omelette with sauce that I wish was served on the side. The star anise made the sauce taste like that of pares but not in a good way. We also got a big bowl of Boullabaisse. With such a fancy name, this creamy soup is so filling, I'm glad I had it towards the end of the meal.

Then come the best sellers. The Tapang Kabayo is so tender and tasty, the spicy vinegar adding an extra kick. I confess, I almost ate a plateful of it. I wish hubs was with me because he'd enjoy it for sure and I love to fight him for the last piece. As I savor this exotic meat, we were given a fair warning that the next dish will be quiet dangerous. On a separate table, two hotplates of chicken and veggies were served engulfed in flames - the Flaming Chicken. I love the fanfare of it and the buttery, tender chicken is so good, I don't mind that it's floating in gravy. And for the finale, we had some fall off the bone Crispy Pata. I rarely order crispy pata in restaurants because I think that my mom's is the best. This one is close enough, I wish I had a bottle of beer to end my meal with.

Overall, this is a place I will go back to. I'm already thinking of having one of our WTC sessions with hubs' cousins here. Great price, great ambiance, great food. All it needs is great company to enjoy with.

For more information, visit their Facebook page: Cabecera Garden Restobar
Address: #2 Aurora Isidora Hills Holy Spirit Drive, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact: (02) 990 3834


This #foodiemeetup was through an invite from #ZomatoPH. Because You're Awesome and you deserve a treat, I'm giving away P600 Gift Certificate to one lucky reader. All you need to do is Like. Post. Tag.

1. Like Facebook Page: Mila Stole My Heart
2. Like Facebook Page: Zomato
3. Like Facebook Page: Cabecera Garden Restobar
4. Copy and Post this on your facebook page (make sure it's set to Public so I can see it): 
"I want to try {insert favorite Cabecera dish} at Cabecera Garden Restobar. Check out this review: #MSMHBlog #Cabecera #zomatoph."
5. Tag 3 friends you want to go with and that's it!

Check out Cabecera in for the full menu to pick for your favorite dish. You can post as many times as you want from February 6-11. I'll announce the winner February 12 so I can give the GC to the winner in time for valentines! Isn't that nice?

Goodluck and happy eating!

And the WINNER is:

Thank you Kaycee and everyone for joining. Happy Valentines! 


  1. Wow!!! Looks delish. Kaso ang layo. So out of my radar. I hope we'd do a foodie meetup together soon. :)

  2. Paulline @ milastolemyheartFebruary 6, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Oo nga, I miss seeing you and Skye. Kaso Elaine tagged me for QC na ata. Join ka pa din sa giveaway, you can probably share it with friends if ever. :)

  3. Yehey! Joined! I hope to win. :)

  4. Waaah they used actual horse meat? O_o

  5. Looks great! Wish I lived nearby! Thanks for sharing! I'm sure whoever wins is going to be very lucky!

  6. mmm comfort food! should pass by when i find myself near the area :)

  7. Did I just saw a Horse Meat? I haven't tasted that one before. I hope they will expand their branches too. Mouthwatering Menus you got there. :)

  8. too bad it's soooo on the other side of the town. I would've joined the contest. :D Food looks so yummy! :D

  9. I love your dish shots and how you edited to put the names on it. Ahaha, yun ang napansin!

  10. May De Jesus-PalacpacFebruary 9, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    awww...Crispy pata, my favorite! Sayang, QC's a bit too far for me. My husband and I would've loved to pig out there given the variety of food they have available.:)

  11. Is that really horse meat? I've tried baking bangus before but not with garlic. Will try that next time. :)

  12. This looks great. Medyo malapit lang ako sa area so will definitely check it out :)

  13. Wow, this is the first time I'm hearing about a baked bangus. Interesting dish. I'd love to try that one.

  14. I'd love to hang out there, parang ang chill lang ng place. Ang layo ko lang. Now I'm curious to try tapang kabayo!

  15. Paulline @ milastolemyheartFebruary 11, 2015 at 6:06 AM

    They do. It actually started a very weird conversation on the table about rare foods we tried. :)

  16. Paulline @ milastolemyheartFebruary 11, 2015 at 6:06 AM

    Thanks Katriza. Maybe you can try when you happen to be in the area.

  17. Paulline @ milastolemyheartFebruary 11, 2015 at 6:07 AM

    Yes. You'd enjoy it!

  18. Paulline @ milastolemyheartFebruary 11, 2015 at 6:07 AM

    It's surprisingly good. Better than most beef tapa because it's so tender and seasoned well. You won't notice it's horse though

  19. Paulline @ milastolemyheartFebruary 11, 2015 at 6:08 AM

    I have too many food adventures I want in the south too. :)

  20. Paulline @ milastolemyheartFebruary 11, 2015 at 6:16 AM

    LOL! I liked it too, thanks. Am in love with mobile Pixlr now kasi I did all this while in the MRT going home. ;)

  21. Paulline @ milastolemyheartFebruary 11, 2015 at 6:17 AM

    Hi May. Food trip tayo sa Makati minsan. :)

  22. Paulline @ milastolemyheartFebruary 11, 2015 at 6:18 AM

    Hi Ayi. Don't forget to join the giveaway. Malay mo you'd win the GC and get to try it for free. :)

  23. Paulline @ milastolemyheartFebruary 11, 2015 at 6:18 AM

    It is nice. First time din and it was a hit for me talaga.

  24. Oh my that Crispy Pata is to die for!!! Place looks sooo refreshing.

  25. Wow- looks yummy. Will have Cabicera on my list. -Macy Santos

  26. Waaahhh.. Why is it in QC?! Hahaha.

    See you at the playdate and foodtrip in Maginhawa.

  27. The food there looks delish. I know where to buy the best Baked Bangus, though and it's here in Malabon


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