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7 Al Fresco Dining Spots in Makati If You're Craving To Dine Out

If you’re eating out, do it at only the best restaurants in Makati!

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | March 22, 2021
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Dining Spots in Makati

Enjoy quality dishes safely at these al fresco dining spots in Makati City.

Image: The Grid Food Market Facebook Page

Are you tired of deliveries and take-out meals? Do you want to enjoy a complete dining experience but want to remain safe and careful? Then dine in an al fresco setting. You won’t have a hard time looking for these, as there are many dining spots in Makati that offer an outdoor dining experience! From fine dining restaurants to casual places, below are some of the dining spots in Makati where you can enjoy delicious food in a relatively safer setting.

1. Barcino Wine and Tapas Bar

Location: Second Floor, Greenbelt 2, Esperanza Street, Makati
Operating hours: 11:00AM go 10:00PM

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You can pair Barcino’s quality food with any of their wine offerings.

Image: Barcino Wine and Tapas Bar Facebook Page

For fancy folks who want to wine and dine outside, Barcino Wine and Tapas is offering outdoor dine-in. Barcino Wine and Tapas is known for their wide variety of liquors, wines, and scrumptious Spanish-inspired menu that includes different variations of paella, pastas, meat, and other dishes. Before visiting, make sure to book table reservations through Barcino’s website.

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2. Maisen

Location: Level 1, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City
Operating hours: 10:30AM to 7:00PM

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Maisen Tonkatsu opened its first Philippines branch in Makati in 2015.

Image: Maisen Facebook Page

Ever since their opening in 2015, Maisen has already been offering al fresco dining to their customers. So if you’re looking for a restaurant menu in Makati that contains authentic Japanese meat cutlets, head on over to this place and try some of Maisen’s dishes. Recommended dishes include the kurobuta tenderloin katsu set (PhP630), tenderloin katsu set (PhP370 to PhP400), prawn katsu set (Php495), and chicken katsudon set (PhP385).

3. Ikomai

Location: ACI Group Building, 147 HV. Dela Costa, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Operating hours: 11:00AM to 8:00PM, closed on Sundays

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Looking for a quiet and peaceful place to enjoy Japanese food? Ikomai & Tochi is the restaurant for you.

Image: Ikomai Facebook Page

Are you looking for a restaurant that offers a sophisticated yet approachable take on Japanese cuisine? Then you might want to check out Ikomai. The restaurant can only seat 70 persons and you can choose to sit at a counter table or at the outdoor garden area.

Aside from the donburi (rice bowl dishes), other must-try dishes are gyoza (Japanese dumplings, PhP350), wasabi salad (salad dress with Japanese horseradish paste, PhP380), and tuna poke (tuna tartare, PhP340). If you want dessert after your meal, you can order salted macadamia cookies (PhP75 per piece), matcha cookies (PhP65 per piece), and more from Tochi, a dessert shop that’s also located in the same place and owned by the same chef.

4. Wildflour Restaurant

Location: Ground Floor, 8 Rockwell Center, Plaza Drive, Makati
Operating hours: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Wildflour opened in Manila in 2012.

Image: Wildflour Restaurant Facebook Page

If you’re planning to catch up with some friends, Wildflour Restaurant is a meetup place to consider. You and your friends can enjoy the restaurant’s flavorful food while also soaking in Makati City’s atmosphere when dining al fresco style. Aside from the restaurant’s delectable dishes, many diners also love the cozy ambiance of Wildflour Restaurant—which is why it has consistently been regarded as one of best restaurants in Makati for the past eight years.

5. Mamou Too!

Location: Power Plant Mall, Lopez Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City
Operating hours: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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Mamou is known for their family-oriented menu and dining experience.

Image: Mamou - A Home Kitchen Facebook Page

Mamou Too!’s crowd-favorite Mamou truffle pasta and other dishes can be delivered to your home, but you can also enjoy their signature dishes right at their Rockwell branch. Known best for their steaks, Mamou offers comfort food that casual diners and foodies love. Some of the dishes to try are the Angus ribeye steak (PhP1,990 to PhP3,790), Lorenzo’s truffle cream pasta (PhP395), salmon steak (PhP695), and vegetarian adobado (marinated meat) with pickled ubod (heart of palm) (PhP295).

6. The Grid Food Market

Location: Lopez Drive, Power Plant Mall
Operating hours: 8:00AM to 9:00PM

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The Grid takes their food hall outdoors.

Image: The Grid Food Market Facebook Page

Rockwell’s The Grid Food Market shifted to al fresco dining last February 2021 to the delight of many cautious foodies. Diners can now enjoy dishes from various cuisines through some of The Grid’s tenants like Spicebird, EDSA BDG, and The Sunny Side Cafe while enjoying the fresh air. Meanwhile, those who want to eat from other restaurants inside Rockwell can order through The Grid’s website and the take-out order will be delivered to the table outdoors.

7. Lorenzo’s Way

Location: Level 1, Greenbelt 5, Makati City
Operating hours: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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Lorenzo’s Way makes sure that each dish will take you to a gastronomical adventure.

Image: Lorenzo’s Way Facebook Page

Lorenzo’s Way is one of the legacies that Filipino restaurateur and journalist Larry J. Cruz left behind. Ever since its opening, Lorenzo’s Way has become a go-to place for diners who want to enjoy Spanish and Filipino dishes in the heart of Makati City’s business district. Whether you’re missing your grandma’s home cooking or craving for Filipino food with tasty twists, you’ll find the meal for you at Lorenzo’s Way.

There may be restaurants near Makati that offer al fresco dining, but when your cravings hit hard, go all the way and indulge in these dining spots!

Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. Have a great trip!
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About Denisse Shawntel Tan
Denisse Tan is currently a work in progress: she’s an aspiring writer, artist, and fashion designer! She’s trying to figure out how to manage her time in achieving all of her goals while also taking in life as humanly possible. Aside from art, she’s a big fan of the color pink, disco music, Bratz dolls, and Genshin Impact. By age 35, she plans to travel to New York City 🗽.
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