March 11, 2008
Mama V @ The Providence Tower is what I would call an All Filipino Restaurant. It probably serves all the Filipino food that we loved since our childhood. Beef tapa (in 12 special flavors), tocino, pork chop, corned beef, sisig, 9 pork variations (afritada, binagoongan, caldereta, kare kare, menudo, patatim, pochero, sinigang, sweet and sour), macaroni salad, spaghetti tomato, adobo, pork/chicken barbecue (in 12 special flavors) and chicharon. The menu is targeted to students and most of the dishes are less than P100.
It was established way after we graduated from DLSU and it caters to La Salle, CSB and St. Scho crowd. The place is not sossy but it is patronized by the students. Finding a parking is always a challenge so better avoid the heavy traffic hours (usually late afternoons)
One interesting thing worth checking out is the P5/per song 24 hours a day Karaoke. There is no entrance fee, no cover charge, no person/per hour charge. The private air conditioned rooms can comfortably sit 5-10 persons but I usually see more people inside the room. I miss the college days where you hang out in a karaoke to celebrate someone's birthday and the more squeezed you are inside the room-- the better it is (if you know what I mean :)
(For room reservations with advance food orders, call Tita at 02 440 8749)
Lengua ni Mama V (Made to order). We loved this lengua and so did Aidan. The meat was really tender so Aidan was able to chew and digest it. He even asked for more that surprised us. Hmmm....Aidan's beginning to eat like an adult. This is not in the menu but I guess you can request for it in advance.
They have a 24 hour convenience store in front of the restaurant and caters to the night people or during holidays when all the establishments are closed.
Mama V and Tina V showing off their restaurant.
Mama V Restaurant
2471 Leon Guinto corner Estrada Street, Malate, Manila
Telephone: +632 523-8307, 440-8249, 524-4714