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Monday, November 28, 2011

Destination Food Find - Patio Vera

As someone who was born and raised in various cities where noise can be overbearing , developed communities are not my top choice for a quick, quiet escape.  Once in a while though, I come across places that digress from the negative characteristics of urban living. 

Patio Vera, a new restaurant located within a community of modern and old houses in Marikina serves generous portions of Spanish and Filipino cuisines amidst an outdoor, classy yet comfortable set-up. It induces a relaxing vibe that entices friends, lovers, families and colleagues to openly converse. Despite being located along a busy street frequented by cars and jeepneys, the  noise does not make it past the gate and diners are able to enjoy a quiet, filling meal.

Patio Vera is furnished with art works, antique decors and footwear creations.  It formally opened on the 1st of October 2011 and is owned by a member of the Caballes family. Vera is the name of their grandmother who was a shoemaker. Today, their shoemaking business is continued by a fresher generation of the family.

Last Friday, me and several blogger friends (Josiah of LakasNgTrip, Dennis of Running Pinoy and Laiza of Batanggala)  accepted an invite from Patio Vera to sample several of their dishes.  (My kind of assignment!!!)

*All photos that followed are from Josiah Sicad of LakasNgTrip and Pinakbet.Net

Seafood Pasta (Good for 2)
Calamares
Dinamita, a bestseller! It's not spicy, I swear!
After munching on some appetizers and while waiting for the main course, we were toured around the house. Much as I wanted to maintain my composure, it was difficult to restrain myself from oohing as I circled around the house.  It was like being in a museum where you're allowed to sit around and touch the display. It was amusing how they made the various design concepts fit together. It was a mixture of modern, homey, chic and classic elements. 




We capped off the night by talking just about any topic in our heads. There’s just something about this place that imbibes sharing about yourself. Haha!

Our group wishes to thank the management of Patio Vera for warmly accommodating us and the dinner treat. Oh it came at perfect timing because my birthday was the following day! :)  Thank you! (Special mention to Beng P.! Thanks!)

Facebook Page : Patio Vera
Google  Location Map
How to Get Here

Location:  70 General F. Santos St., Calumpang, Marikina
Business Hours : 
Tue-Thu, 17:00-23:00
Fri-Sat, 17:00-01:00
Sun, 11:00-23:00
Cuisine : Filipino, Spanish
Price Range : 300 Pesos Above

Email : patiovera@yahoo.com
Phone: +63(02)239-06-15
Note : They accept walk-ins but if going on a Friday or the weekend, a reservation is strongly advised. 
Menu 
More food photos here 

Location Map




5 comments:

  1. What a lovely place! I'm sure I will visit this Patio Vera soon... maybe on one of those date nights. :)

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  2. simple and eye relaxing interiors. sayang walang facade photos ano, Christine? I am also fascinated with interior designs. Wala kaming subjects nito.

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  3. @Rose - You should! Highly recommended :) Sana next event kasama ka na..Miss you my friend!

    @Bonzenti - yes, very relaxing! :) Sana mapuntahan mo ito. I don't know much about interior design but I can appreciate how things are put together.

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  4. Oh I love the place, I hope I can manage to visit as well. When it may interest you to go back to Antipolo, try to visit 14 Four cafe, check y blog about them: http://www.gastronomybyjoy.com/2013/08/sunday-wandering-at-14-four-cafe.html

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    1. @Joy - I love their food! :) Thanks for sharing your post, my friends and I are talking about vising 14 Four Cafe soon. :)

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