First thing that comes to mind (usually) when a friend asks where to meet for lunch or dinner, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig tops the list. Obviously, BGC is a haven filled with exquisite and one-of-a-kind restaurants that specialize in different cuisines. But one thing that hinders people from going there is the perception that everything is way beyond expensive. Well, it’s true but really, NOT EVERYTHING is expensive. You just have to explore out of the box.
So to help you out, here’s your guide to discovering affordable restaurants in BGC.
If you’re looking for a putok-batok lunch meal, go to Tatang’s! They serve not just lechon but boneless lechon with different takes. What we mean by this is that, lechons are cooked to fit your cravings any time of the day. They have the classic lechon meal, lechon sisig, lechon dinuguan, lechon paksiw, lechon binagoongan, lechon kangkong, lechon sinigang and more!
LG/F SM Aura Grocery Food Stalls, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Harry’s is an Australian franchise popularly known for their meat pies, hotdogs, rice meals, and their poutine – french fries with oozing gravy and cheese on top. Their meat pies come in a variety of fillings like classic beef, chicken & mushroom, seafood, and more. They also have pastas and rice meals for the carbs lovers!
4/F Uptown Mall, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
3. WANGFU CHINESE CAFE
As the name suggests, the restaurant serves the traditional Chinese food. It is owned by the Tsinoy Actor Richard Yap who was famously known as Sir Chief in a TV Rom-Com series. Wangfu Chinese Cafe offers a wide variety of Chinese cuisine at a very affordable price! From dim sums to noodles to rice meals, they’ve got it all for you.
Ground Floor, Serendra, 32nd Street
4. RECOVERY FOOD
Just came out from a good nightlife? Having a hangover? You know there’s a place built perfect for you. Recovery Food can get your fix of a hearty grub! You must try their lecheng kawali over fried rice, doc sisig, tapa de morning, the famous Pinoy food adobo served with scrambled egg and adobo rice called amadobo, and the SST (Spicy Sweet Tuyo).
Ground Floor, Crossroads Building, 32nd Street Corner 8th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
5. GO BENTO
If you want a quick fix of Japanese cuisine, Go Bento should be on your list. They’ve got everything what a Japanese palate needs – from ramen to katsu to bentos, they sure have them on the menu. And the best part is, everything is really budget-friendly!
9th Street cor High Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
6. 121 RESTO
What better place to eat at than to the roots, right? 121 Resto serves you a taste of Filipino cuisine. Their Pinoy Pride combo platter—with Lumpiang Shangai, Garlic Mushrooms and Calamares—is a must-try. If you’re eating solo, go enjoy their lunchtime rice bowls: Bangus Sisig, Pork Sisig, Adobo Flakes and Chicken Teppanyaki. They’re all less than P200.
3F BGC Stopover Pavillion, Rizal Drive corner 3st Street, BGC, Taguig City
7. RICO RICO
In the mood for a Spanish feast? Why not try Rico Rico at SM Aura? They serve authentic Spanish food at an affordable price. Their paella is good for a group of people but if you want to indulge it to yourself, you can order a solo. They also have salpicao, tapas, skewered meat and vegetables and burgers!
4/F Food on Four, SM Aura, 26th St cor McKinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Manam specializes in serving up comfort Filipino food in classics and twists perfect for any occasion—or lunch, rather. Among its most popular offerings are its signature House Crispy Sisig and the original Sinigang na Beef Short Rib and Watermelon. If you’re not in the mood for heavy meals, then you may opt for their classic palabok!
G/F Net Park Bldg., 4th Ave, in between 26th & 28th St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Can you resist the appeal of deep-fried chicken wings? Birdhouse is a locally owned chicken joint at Uptown Place Mall in BGC that serves deep-fried chicken dishes cooked in different ways. Among the best-sellers are the Barnyard meals.
4/F Uptown Mall, The Food Hall, 36th Street cor 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
10. FRANKIE’S NEW YORK BUFFALO WINGS
Who can say no to chicken wings? Especially if it’s oh so delicious and very affordable, right? At Frankie’s, you will surely be getting the most of what you pay for. This is a go-to place for everyone who’s craving for meat and savory who does not want to break the bank. Must-try flavors are the garlic parmesan, cheesy bacon, hickory barbecue and the Frankie’s classic buffalo.
Budget: P199-P380 good for sharing
2nd Floor, Crossroads Building, Bonifactio Global City, Taguig
If you are working or intend to look for a job in Makati, here is our curated list of the top 10 delicious yet affordable restaurants to satisfy your lunch time cravings!