Mabuhay and Welcome to CASA manila
Unmistakably CASA manila...Naturally Filipino
Celebrating Authentic Homestyle Filipino Cuisine
We are the first Filipino restaurant to be featured on
Food Network Canada "You Gotta Eat Here!"
Watch the full episode here (Canada Only)
We were also featured on
Global News Canada "The Morning Show"
Watch the full clip here
A Message from the President & Creative Director
My hope is to amplify “what is Filipino” and celebrate the unique diversity of regional and cultural influences found in our food, décor, lifestyle, hospitality and people. Authentic Filipino cuisine cooked the classical way is a blending of cooking methods and ingredients from Spain, China, America, Mexico, Indonesia, and South Asia found in our many recipes, while remaining unmistakably Filipino.
Preserving and promoting our culinary tradition is important to me and is expressed in CASA manila's signature recipes, family style dining, and especially in our communal Kamayan hand to mouth feasting. Our restaurant decor depicts the eclectic feel of the Philippine Islands from the tropical vibe to the colonial influences so you experience the "Pearl of the Orient"
right in the heart of GTA
My culinary philosophy is called “Nature to Nurture”. Simply put, the least we tamper with Mother Nature’s goodness, the more our food will nurture our bodies. We limit the use of MSG, salt, artificial flavoured powders, processed ingredients, and oil. We take other labour intensive steps to make our dishes cleaner and healthier, without compromising the rich, full body of authentic, home-style cooking. We have brought Filipino cuisine into the 21st century by offering vegetarian and gluten free options. We welcome and accommodate those with food allergy sensitivities.
CASA manila embodies the Mabuhay Spirit which means “Welcome and long live!".
We look forward to welcoming you to be our guests.
Mila Nabor Cuachon
C.E.O. & Creative Director
Hand to Mouth Communal Dining!
Since 2012, CASA manila has been honouring the Kamayan tradition. Ours is not a "Boodle Fight".
Throughout the years, we have developed not only a delicious but an enjoyable way of Kamayan dining.
We maintain the sanitary aspect of your food by portioning your share directly in front of you.
Nobody touches your food.
Read the latest blog about Casa Manila on blogTO!http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/casa-manila
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4 of 5 Stars
The service was great. They were crazy busy because it was family day but Mika still took the time to help me find something on the menu I could eat. Because of my gluten, soy and lactose allergy, it's always hard to find something. I had the lemongrass chicken and garlic rice. So good. Great service.
Trip Advisor Bailey C
Feb 21, 2017
5 of 5 Stars
Food is very good! loved it and staff is friendly!keep the good work!for sure I'll be back!
Facebook Wena Calongcalong
Feb 19, 2017
“I felt home!”
5 of 5 Stars
Location and Parking: Easy to find, 10-15 minutes away from downtown YYZ. We didn't have a hard time finding a parking, it was fairly accessible.
Service: I must say that I was very happy with their service. Originally wanted to try "Kamayan" (One of different ways filipino eat their meal) with my boyfriend, and when we looked at the menu we realized that Kamayan is only available for groups of 4 or more people. It didn't hurt to ask and luckily they are doing a Valentines day special for couples to try kamayan; now the only thing was it was only FEB 12 when we went there, but Tita (i am not sure what's her name) was very kind to us and allowed us to have an early Valentines Kamayan special. My boyfriend and I were so happy.
We ordered our drinks and it showed up after 5 minutes, then they asked us to switch location (for more private dining). Within 10 minutes, they set up the banana leaves on the table. The service was really quick and we didn't have to wait that long. Within another 5 minutes, we got our appetizers. It was amazing.
Quality of Food: Food came very hot, you can tell everything was fresh off the pan. The presentation was great, it was explained to us how we should eat it. It was very tasty. When I asked him what was his number one meal, he said he really liked pork sinigang and adobo. My boyfiriend also said this is the most exotic food he has ever tried. (he was very happy about it)
Pricing and etc: Our bill came up to about $100, but IT WAS WORTH IT.In the end we had so much to eat, and we were so full, also with the service they provided we didn't regret spending that money for two people. We were very happy and we felt very welcomed in the restaurant. It also came with Halo Halo dessert which was amazing.
I would definitely go back to Casa Manila (if I am in YYZ) and I recommend this place to anyone who likes to try Filipino cuisine.
Trip Advisor Abigail I
Feb 14, 2017
5 of 5 Stars
It was our first time at Casa Manila and we celebrated my son's first birthday. It's a little bit cramped inside but the decor is absolutely beautiful! We ordered the Salo Salo for our group which comes with salad, soup, sisig fries, spring rolls, 3 entrees and 2 desserts. It was absolutely worth it for the price we paid. $280 for 10 people. The food was absolutely amazing. I'm Filipino and it's probably the best Filipino restaurant I've ever had. Our favourite was the sisig. Leche flan was also really good. The owners also introduced themselves to us and made sure that we had a pleasant experience. Thank you Mila and husband for the wonderful service. We hope to come back again soon!
Google Erika Charmaine
“80th Birthday Celebration ”
5 of 5 Stars
Casa Manila was the perfect venue for our Mom's 80th birthday celebration.
As we were a big party of 28, it was a challenge to satisfy everyone's dietary needs. We wanted something unique with delicious food and attentive service. Casa Manila provided all, from the moment I made the reservation to the last morsel of food eaten, everyone's appetite was satiated and thirst quenched. We had the kamayan for 28 people ( 3 of which were vegetarian). The food servers were professional and treated my Mom like a queen. I have not seen my Mom so happy and animated in a long time. I recommend Casa Manila for your next family event or any special occasion or just to simply enjoy an authentic Filipino dining experience. Thank you Casa Manila team for giving us an exceptional Kamayan experience.
Trip Advisor Shirley T.S.
5 out 5 Stars
When you walk in you're greeted with vibrant and colourfully classic decor. From top to bottom, the walls and the doors are all beautifully decorated with art, sculpting, plants, and the works.We came for the kamayan, and I was a bit hesitant. I've had Filipino food before, but the experience here had completely blown them out of the water. The food was fresh, filling, so delicious, and reasonably priced.For the actual kamayan, it's a memorable experience. They play drums as they bring out this massive platter topped with rice, meat, and vegetables. You can choose what you want in your kamayan before hand. Ours had crispy pork belly, shrimp, chicken skewers, short ribs and mango salad. Everything was so delicious. The freshness of the mango salad and pickled papaya with the rice went so well with the meat. Everything had a nicely seasoned barbecue flavour to it.For dessert we had halo halo. I'm usually not a big fan of halo halo, but this one was pretty good. It came in this huge bowl with a sparkler sticking out of it.
YELP Jonathon A
Awesome Food and Ambiance.
December 26, 2016
Excellent! I've been here several times and it's great! Service Food Atmosphere
Friday, December 16, 2016
Great! Big difference from the others. Pure culture inspired restaurant. Will visit again!
Nov 14, 2016
Bangus sisig awesome ! Good atmosphere and ambiance - nice fusion of flavours
Nov 2, 2016
“Amazing Filipino food”
Suggested by a Filipino friend because it was supposed to be the closest real Filipino
experience. Was very happy I went and must go back soon to try other dishes!
October 20, 2016
5 out of 5 stars
Love the food! Authentic taste, great ambiance....feels like home away from home!
Posted by Jackie Maest on Oct. 7, 2016
5 out of 5 stars
It was better than I expected! The service was great! The restaurant was busy the evening of my birthday party and they still managed to keep our glasses topped up and catered to our needs well. The food from the kamayan meal was great and everyone had a great experience. They even kept my birthday cake refrigerated and accommodated ...
Posted by Justin Matthews on Sept. 27, 2016
5 out of 5 stars
Great food! Great service!
My family frequents Casa Manila and always love the ambiance - the food and staff! Thank you for making it the best Filipino Restaurant in Toronto (and Ontario and Canada)!!!
Posted by IMC22 on Sept. 27, 2016
5 out of 5 stars
From Google Maps
Well presented Filipino restaurant with a twist of Canadian eh! Great customer service and love the place
The whole family love the foods specially the kids it so delicious and yummy. ..they have friendly staff and ate ruby is so nice.....my son wants to celebrate his 6th birthday at Casa manila..
Posted by Maxie Tac-an De Melo on Sept. 27, 2016
5 out of 5 stars
Always so terrific. I used to live in North York and was able to get delivery but since I moved farther away I try to come here on special occasions and they always have fantastic and consistent food!
Posted by Jenell Diegor on Sept. 23, 2016
Casa Manila is an amazing place when it comes to authentic and tasty Filipino cuisine. My favorite Filipino dish is the fried Milkfish and theirs is simply amazing! It is fried to perfection and absolutely delicious. I also love Filipino garlic rice and that was great too. Their vegetarian lumpia are seasoned well and have a great mix of vegetables inside them. Very crispy as well! The service was quick and friendly. The Halo Halo is to die for. Will be back for sure!
- Yelp September 2016
It was an amazing experience. My friend and I ordered the pork sisig, garlic rice, and tomato garlic beef stew. It was really filling and the food was fantastic. I would definitely recommend it to my friends. Also, the food came really fast. It got to our table within 20 minutes which was great. The servers were really nice and friendly.
- Google August 2016
What an awesome gluten-free option! Such a great selection for both gluten-free and vegetarian!
- Yelp August 2016
“One of the best Filipino dine-in restaurant in Toronto”
I've been here many many times because we always enjoyed the food and service here, not to mention the restaurant is nicely decorated. I recommend kare kare, pork barbecue, garlic rice, lechon kawali, bulalo (beef soup), vegetable with coconut sauce, sisig and halo halo.
- Trip Advisor August 2016
“Best Filipino Restaurant...as seen on You Gotta Eat Here (Food Network Canada)”
We have not always had the best experiences eating Philipino food. So we were pleasantly surprised by the friendliness and food quality at a restaurant that is a mainstay in the Toronto community. They are doing a great job and helping diners have a new appreciation for the Cuisine. Especially good Chicherones and Adobo (Pork Belly). Family style comes in massive servings with drum introduction. The a la carte is also large portions. Good luck and enjoy!
- Trip Advisor July 2016
Really good for boodle (aka Kamayan). I hosted a surprise bday party for a friend here and they tended to cater to my accommodations very well. Excellent service and very friendly! The food had to be ordered and decided ahead of time for kamayan. I have gone here twice for kamayan and it was very tasty! I loved the adobo chicken, Kare Kare, crispy pata and their halo-halo (with the little crunchy pieces embedded inside too!) This place has all you can eat rice with kamayan as well. Excellent quality food and you will definitely be full afterwards. All in all would definitely go back for kamayan for a party of over 4 people. Very helpful and accommodating!
- Yelp July 2016
We had a Kamayan dinner tonight and it was so wonderful. The service was amazing, they were detail oriented and the food was very tasty. A truly memorable experience!
- Google July 2016
Food is just as satisfying as momma's home cooked meals. Service is always amazing, great atmosphere, a must try for anyone craving or looking to try Filipino food
- Google July 2016
It truly was an unforgettable Filipino meal. My favs were Coconut Ginger Vegetables and the Beef Kare Kare (Peanut beef stew).Chicken Chicharon Appetizers was very refreshing and delicious as well! Service was good and the staff members were so nice. The place itself, its like Filipino heaven in Toronto. It's gorgeous!
- Google June 2016