HOLA: Let’s eat, drink, and play in this hidden restobar in Mandaluyong


Activities with family and friends are always a good form of stress relief. With the pandemic engulfing important moments, it’s a must to reconnect with friends and family once in a while to make our current situation lighter, especially now that we’re on the verge of achieving full immunity.


Here’s a place where you can bring your family, friends, and loved ones to take advantage and cherish the moments with them.

HOLA is a restaurant full of different activities that people of any age can enjoy. The name of the restaurant was derived from the Spanish word hola, which means “hello” or “hi”.

Watch our taste test here with our friends:

True enough for the place that greets everyone with a nice vibe of a free-flowing environment that adjusts based on the need of each customer.

TIP: You can also rent their place for private events!

Their amenities include a table tennis set-up, billiards, different board games, and a kid’s corner for children who wish to play.

They’ve also adopted a small amphitheater-like designed place that has tiers of seats perfect for studying, chillin’ while reading, or just relaxing facing the skyscrapers of Makati, one river away.


The food and drinks sit well on how great the place is. Their menu is diverse and has a wide variety. Let us introduce some of the food we tried in HOLA.

One of their best sellers and a personal favorite is Salpicao El Fuego, which hits the mark for the buds with its marinated tenderloin cubes with demi-glazed serve in a sizzling plate. Melts in your mouth while an enticing aroma is carried by the smoke while it sizzles on the plate.

Another terrific dish is their Hola Pizza and the Habanero Pizza. Hola Pizza is a must with its thin crust topped with ground beef, olives, and red bell pepper. What’s unique with their pizza aside from flavors is that it comes with separate toppings that add flavor depending on one’s preference. These side toppings include a special oil, chili flakes, onion leeks, and a slice of lemon. This is the same with Habanero Pizza aside from its oil, which is Habanero oil. Make sure to use it to amplify the flavors of the pizzas.

Another specialty of the house is the Sisig & Match Me. An all-time favorite sisig with tortilla, cucumber, and red cherry radish on the side. A unique way to eat sisig like shawarma.


Because of their diverse menu, you will also find unique Filipino fusion dishes like the Poquiyaki, an eggplant rolled-like takoyaki. Fried on the outside tastes like the Pinoy’s favorite Tortang Talong yet soft on the inside like an Ensalada. Who would’ve thought that eggplant can be so diverse as this dish?

They also have pasta dishes such as the Chorizo Pasta. Penne tossed with chorizo Pamplona, bell pepper, and Pomodoro, topped with parmesan. An Italian dish without the overpowering sour taste of tomatoes, well-balanced in its core flavors.

They also take pride in their Spinach Mushroom Roll. One of their best-seller lasagna rolls with creamy and cheesy spinach and mushroom filling, topped with more cheese and pesto sauce. A dish that is full of herbs and flavor.


Last but definitely not the least is the Barbacoa Burrito. A Mexican dish that has rice and shredded beef wrapped in a tortilla. A good biting of its spicy flavor will surely bring out your appetite.

We also tried some of their drinks. For alcoholic drinks, we tried their Sangria and Classic Mojito. For non-alcoholic drinks, we got some Cholocate Milkshake and Matcha Milkshake.

They also have a Spicy Burrito Challenge, whoever can eat their spiciest burrito within 3 minutes will have it for FREE and win an exclusive shirt from HOLA. Are you in to take the challenge?

All these activities and food are all in one place. A place of relaxation, fun, camaraderie, good food, and good people. Visit them at Acqua Private Residences, Ground floor Units 107 & 108, Mandaluyong City to experience a wide range of good things that starts with one HOLA!

Wine and dine at La Petite Parisienne Manila

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We decided to celebrate our anniversary in Makati. Since we can’t do out-of-town trips yet, a quick staycation will do for now.

We had a quick late lunch at this restobar in San Agustin, Makati, which is La Petite Parisienne Manila. It is a restaurant in the morning and a wine bar at night. In short, it is a restobar in Makati. The only difference from the other restobar is that they have a great interior inside. How about over hundreds of wine bottles for your backdrop. WINE NOT?

The interiors and details are so extra! Can’t stop taking pictures. LOL!

All of the products from La Petite Parisienne Manila are imported from France. They offer over 100 French wines and different kinds of cheese.

We’re so lucky that we had the whole place to ourselves. It felt like we reserve the whole restaurant for our anniversary. LOL! According to one of the staff, we picked the right time and day because there’s a time that the whole place is jampacked.

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PRO TIP: Visit La Petite Parisienne Manila during off-peak season such as weekdays or Sunday afternoon. We went there on a Sunday, around 2PM.

Here’s what we ordered at La Petite Parisienne Manila.

We super liked this pizza. You can really tell that it’s fresh and hand-tossed. The dough is perfect!

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Beef Burgundy

This is one of the recommended menu at La Petite Parisienne Manila. The beef was so tender and it was good overall.

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Red Sangria

We also got Red Sangria that is in a carafe. This is good for 4 persons already but we managed to consume it moderately. LOL.

You can also watch the video below on how we celebrated our 10th year anniversary below:


Food –  ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Price –  ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Service –  ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ambiance –  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Location –  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Why did I rate their location with 5 stars? It is because they have 3 branches here in Manila. The one that we visited in Makati, they also have a branch in Tomas Morato, and the other one is in E. Rodriguez. Can’t wait to visit the other branches and try another food and wine from them.

Contact Numbers:

Mobile: 09985937606 / 09182139865

Operating Hours:


11:30 AM-11:00 PM, Monday to Thursday

11:30 AM-12:00 MN, Friday

3:00 PM-12:00 MN, Saturday

3:00 PM-11:00 PM, Sunday


4:00 PM-12:00 MN, Sunday to Thursday

4:00 PM-1:00 AM, Friday to Saturday


3:00 PM-12:00 MN, daily



Ground floor #130 LPL Center, San Agustin Street corner Sedeño Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City


#305 Po’s Building, Scout Madriñan Street corner Tomas Morato Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City


E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave, corner Cordillera St., Brgy. Doña Josefa, Quezon City

Social Media Accounts:

Facebook: La Petite Parisienne Manila

Instagram: @lapetiteparisiennemnl

Mrs. V Restobar: Unlimited cocktails for only 350 php

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Looking for a new hangout place in Makati? Well, I found a newly opened restobar in Amorsolo Street specifically inside Gervasia Condotel. Happy to introduce to all of you the Mrs. V Restobar.

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Do you know that this elite and intimate restobar isn’t what you think it is? I know that upon seeing the place, the first thing you will say is, “I think it’s expensive.” Yup, because that’s also my thought upon going inside. The place is intimate with its space but looks classy with its design and interior.

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  • mrs v restobar

But we were surprised upon seeing the menu with its affordable price! Before I forget, they serve Filipino-Spanish dishes that also comes with wine and cocktails.

By the way, we were invited by Mrs. V Restobar for their Media Launch. At the event, they serve all of their best selling dishes and drinks.


They serve their 3 best seller cocktails. You can also avail their unlimited cocktails for only 350 php! Grab this deal, guys!

Aside from cocktails, they also serve wines, beers, and nonalcoholic drinks.


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Three sticks of local wagyu beef and grilled chicken

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Mrs. V ‘s take on Ilocos’ deep-fried pork belly served with house vinegar

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  • mrs v restobar

Locally grown, grass-fed wagyu with their heirloom salpicao sauce

As I mentioned earlier, they are also serving all-day breakfast meals. So if you’re going to stay for a night at Gervasia Condotel, paid a visit at Mrs. V Restobar and try these best seller breakfast meals.

Aside from these, did you know they have vegan cheese inside? The taste really taste like the normal cheese that we knew. So good and guilt-free!

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Five kinds of vegan cheese on a platter

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Local take on tapenade using salted egg and tomatoes, served with melba toast


Food – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Price – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Service – ⭐⭐⭐

Ambiance – ⭐⭐⭐

Location – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Our top picks are Bagnet, Wagyu Salpicao, and Mrs. V Famous Tapa. All because of the same reason, the meat is so tender. Especially the Bagnet, crispy on the outside, almost melts in your mouth. So chewy! The food is reasonable for its price.

Also if you are looking for a place for corporate events or meetings, you can rent their place. Just inquire on their social media accounts for more details.


E-mail: mrsv.events@gmail.com


6:00 AM-9:00 PM, daily


Ground floor, Gervasia Condotel, Makati City


Facebook: @Mrs V Restobar

Instagram: @mrsv.restobar

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