That was the first thing I asked my sister when she picked us up from the airport a few days ago. Pan exactly knew what was the new that I was referring to and she filled me in on the newly opened restaurants that have been creating buzz around town. As she spoke, I was busy listing down the restaurants as I can't afford to miss out on a great restaurant to try given my very short visit.
I wasted no time and immediately invited my friends D and S out for our much-awaited catch up dinner at Guevarra's. It's a good thing that D was able to make reservations as the place was packed on a Thursday night. While I normally feel eerie towards old houses, the way Guevarra's was set-up made me admire how pretty this traditional Filipiniana home was converted into. It was well-lit, OPM music was blaring (yes, literally blaring that it was quite hard to have a good conversation) from the speakers, air-conditioning was just right and there was zero eerie feeling at all. In fact, it made me feel like I was attending a grand aunt's lavish birthday party.
Over-all, Guevarra's has still a lot of improvements needed to be done for their food. They have nailed the ambiance, service was okay and the price was very reasonable. Sadly though, people go back for the food and while there were a couple of dishes which I find to be pretty good, there was really none that would make me go back to Guevarra's right away.
Weekday lunch (Monday to Friday): Php. 399++
Weekday dinner (Monday to Thursday): Php. 499++
Weekends (Friday dinner - Sunday dinner): Php. 599++
*++ - service charge
Chef Laudico Guevarra's is located at 387 P. Guevarra, San Juan City. Reservation is highly recommended. Call them at 705-1811, 0917-3112222. Coming from Wilson, turn left as you see Santi's/Mini Stop. Go straight pass the traffic light after Cafe Ysabel, take the right most lane, keep on going straight. Guevarra's will be at your left.