Restaurants / Bars

Lampara is a Beautiful Restaurant in Poblacion that Boasts Neo-Filipino Cuisine with Matching Interiors

April 4, 2019

Former schoolmates and workmates Prince Tan, Alphonse Sotero, and RJ Ramos dreamed of putting up a restaurant that made Filipino cuisine in a very non-traditional way. After touring a friend, who was visiting from out of town, through all the local Filipino restaurants they knew, they discovered that there could be something more intimate, that makes use of Filipino flavors but presents it in unexpected ways. Thus, they conceptualized Lampara.

They called it Lampara because they aim to shine a light on Filipino flavors.

One such way they managed to do so was through the tanigue steak. They originally wanted to offer a Bistek Tagalog, but found that whatever recipe may taste good but not outstanding enough to not make yourself at home. They wanted to get that taste of home but present it in a new way, and fell in love with the flakiness and juiciness of tanigue, which they say when cooked right can taste like sea bass. Sure enough, the beautifully plated tanigue looks worthy of a few photos on your social media, and elegantly marries the flavors of bistek onto the tasty fish.


A neo-Filipino bistro in Poblacion.

ADDRESS: 5883 Enriquez Street, Poblacion, Makati City
VISIT: 6PM–2AM Tuesdays to Sundays / closed Mondays
CONTACT: (0917) 173-5883 /
SPEND: PHP200–800
FOLLOW: Facebook / Instagram

Bea Osmeña SEE AUTHOR Bea Osmeña

Bea Osmeña is a healthy-ish eater who is just as likely to take you to a vegan joint as she is to consume a whole cheese pie to herself. A former picky eater, Bea has discovered the joys of savory fruit dishes, but still refuses to accept pineapples on her pizza. On the rare occasion you catch her without food in her mouth, you are likely to find her looking at books she can't afford, hugging trees, or talking to strange animals on the street.

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