TAUM­BAYAN

FILIPINO

Eats - - QUEZON CITY -

This restau­rant is rus­tic and charm­ing, a down-to-earth gath­er­ing place for friends and fam­ily to come and sim­ply en­joy the fa­mil­iar. Guests are en­cour­aged to come as they are, since the own­ers them­selves greet cus­tomers in their com­fort­able house clothes. It may be mis­taken at !rst as a bar be­cause of the am­bi­ence, and the fact that they are only open at night, but it also works as a clas­sic cor­ner restau­rant where good food is avail­able at af­ford­able prices. The open air restau­rant is per­fect for shoot­ing the elec­tric fan-cooled breeze, as of!ce work­ers and col­lege stu­dents un­wind with a cold bev­er­age of their choice while savoring Filipino cui­sine served up by res­i­dent chef Stella Balu­cas, who also an­swers to the screen name Cañete – this, af­ter all, is an es­tab­lish­ment put up by nine the­ater artist friends. Guests who are up to per­for­mance level can jam and sway along on acous­tic nights ev­ery Satur­day. Fam­i­lies and barkada can also en­joy the board games that are of­fered or sim­ply ap­pre­ci­ate the art that hangs on the restau­rant’s walls. The food at Taum­bayan is !rst-rate, hands down Pi­noy, start­ing with the ap­pe­tizer picks with quirky names such as the Happy Birth­day–hot­dogs with marsh­mal­lows and pineap­ples on sticks, and Make Tu­sok Tu­sok, which of­fers an as­sort­ment of !shballs and Chi­nese kikiam. The main cour­ses are also fa­mil­iar com­fort food – Ka­suy Kare-kare, Ni­la­gang Mooh or Ni­la­gang Baka, and the Chicken Pork Jadobo. The grilled spe­cial­ties such as the In­i­haw na Adobo and the Bar­be­cue ni Manong Jaime are other crowd pleasers.

AD­DRESS

40 K-1st St. cor. Teodoro Gener St., Ka­muning, Que­zon City

TELE­PHONE NUM­BER

501 2399

FACE­BOOK

TAuM­BAYAN

WEB­SITE

www.taum­bayan.blogspot.com

OP­ER­AT­ING HOURS

Mon to Sat: 6pm to 2am

PRICE RANGE

P200-300/per­son

PAY­MENT MODE

Cash

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