I eat at the weirdest hours (part of the perils of being a lawyer). In the process, I’ve become very appreciative of food places that stay open 24/7 or until late into the night. I’m particularly fond of the following restaurants since they never fail to satisfy my late night food cravings:
Seriously, you haven’t lived until you’ve tried Chihuahua’s humongous steak burritos. They have several choices for salsa to accompany your orders, and an avalanche of options for hot sauce. Grab a bowl of nachos and a margarita while you’re there for the complete experience.
Chihuahua Mexican Grill is located at 7838 Makati Ave. (across A-Venue Mall). Call 890-3192 for inquiries. It’s open from 11am to 3am on weekdays, but they have another branch in Greenbelt Mall which closes earlier.
There’s an abundance of late night options for Chinese food in the city, but Next Door by North Park remains on the top of my list primarily because of their dimsum, noodles, lechon macau and, strangely enough, halo-halo. For drinks, try the chrysanthemum juice (an acquired taste, which I personally love).
Next Door Noodles by North Park can be found in various locations, but we usually eat at the Makati Avenue Branch in the corner of Dapo St, Poblacion, Makati. Call 899-1893 for inquiries. It’s open from 12nn to 12mn from Monday to Saturday, and from 12nn to 4am on Sunday.
Recovery Food is the best place to wind down after a crazy night out. Its menu is littered with Filipino comfort food staples like tapsilog, adobosilog, and mami, although other options are available. Don’t forget to order a bottle of dalandan juice for your hangover!
Recovery Food is located at G/F Crossroads, 32nd street corner 8th avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Call 511-7312 for inquiries. It’s open 24/7.
Old Swiss Inn is primarily known for their cheese and chocolate fondues (very retro), but if you’re looking for something more substantial, you should give their Swiss reuben, corned beef deli sandwich, sausages, and spaghetti carbonara a try. The baked gnagi (pork knuckles) is very similar to the Filipino crispy pata, and is noted food writer Lori Baltazar’s favorite dish in the restaurant.
Old Swiss Inn is open 24/7, and has the following branches:
Makati Branch: G/F Somerset Olympia Makati Ave. (beside the Peninsula) cor. Sto Tomas St., Makati City. Call 818-8251 for inquiries.
Manila Branch: The Garden Plaza Hotel 1030 Belen St. Paco Manila (beside Paco Park). Call 526-2739 or 521-3002 for inquiries.
My go-to place when I’m craving Japanese food late at night. Standard Japanese fare is served here; in particular, try the gyoza, chasho ramen, katsudon and sashimi.
Nihonbashitei is located at 806 Arnaiz Ave, San Lorenzo, Makati. Call 818-8893 for inquiries. It’s open until 2am.
Featured photo taken here.