As a true-blue foodie, celebrating my natal day somewhere with good food and good vibes is a must.
So to commemorate my 46th trip around the sun, I took the fam to dinner at one of the metro’s most celebrated buffet restaurants: Guevarra’s by Chef Laudico.
It’s not actually my family’s first time at this establishment. Over the years, together with our extended family, we have celebrated several special occasions at Guevarra’s, from birthdays to graduations and balikbayan visits.
Vintage ambiance with an old-world charm
The place itself would strongly appeal to aesthetes, given its quaint vintage-inspired architecture and decor. Situated in a house built in the 1920s, the restaurant still retains much of the place’s old-world charm from its sprawling courtyard, imposing stairway and the intricate woodwork and chandeliers in the main dining hall.
Decorating the walls are pictures commemorating the restaurant’s namesake: Pedro Guevarra, a Filipino soldier, lawyer and legislator who became Resident Commissioner of the Philippines during the American Occupation. During his term as resident commissioner, he worked tirelessly for the approval of the Tydings-McDuffie Act which paved the way for the establishment of the Philippine Commonwealth and its eventual independence from the US.
Also adorning the walls are plates signed by local celebrities which serve as their testimonials to their superb dining experiences at Guevarra’s.
Filipino buffet menu well-suited to celebrations
Chef Rolando Laudico is known for his modern take on classic Filipino dishes, and Guevarra’s menu reflects that. Its expansive array includes well-loved classics in Pinoy cuisine as well as hearty and tasty dishes from international cuisines.
Breads, Rice and Pastas.
Mains, Grills and Carvings.
Despite its elegant setting and delicious food, Guevarra’s is surprisingly affordable. You can enjoy a sumptuous feast without breaking the bank with these buffet rates:
- Regular Buffet: Php759 net (Seniors and PWDs at Php542.14)
- Weekend Breakfast: P559 net (Seniors and PWDs at P399.29)
Guevarra’s by Chef Laudico is located at 387 P. Guevarra Street corner Argonne Street, Barangay Addition Hills, San Juan. For reservations and inquiries, call +63 2 870 1811, +63 2 87051874 or +63 917 3112222, or reserve online.
Buffet schedules are:
- Lunch 11:00am – 2:00pm
- Late Lunch 2:30pm – 4:30pm (weekends only)
- Maagang Salu Salo 5:00pm – 7:00pm
- Dinner 7:30pm -10:00pm
- Weekend Late Lunch 2:30PM to 4:30PM
- Weekend Breakfast 7:30AM to 10AM
- Pets are not allowed (sorry, leave your furry friends at home).
- Guests are required to wear face masks at the Buffet Area.
- Parking spaces are on a first come, first serve basis. Parking along Mabuhay Lane is prohibited.