Welcome to CASA manila
Celebrating the "Mabuhay" Spirit in Classical Festive Filipino Flavours
Welcome to our restaurant and please feel at home.
As a young Filipina growing up in Canada from age six years old, rediscovering my Filipino roots had been a life-long pursuit from my youth to my adulthood. My long forgotten culture led me very frequent trips and long stays in my motherland. This great opportunity taught me the meaning of "Mabuhay Spirit".
Mabuhay means "long live" and "welcome". This spirit was evident in how my aunts would go to the market every day to provide the freshest food for our family just like my grandmother did for them. Our home coming visits were especially food centered where the specialties of relatives were showcased in a fiesta making us feel welcome and loved. The hospitality was heartwarming and unforgettable. I believe the Mabuhay Spirit is embodied in classical, family style, home cooking and entertaining. It honours the historical fusion of regional cooking of the Philippine Islands with the cultural influences from; Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Spain, Mexico, Hawaii, and the United States, all the while, remaining unmistakably Filipino.
My husband Rizalde and I bought CASA manila in 2010 so it can be a place for people to taste the unique and diverse flavours of Filipino cuisine, enhanced with a feeling of being in the Philippine Islands in a humble seaside resort, listening to Filipino music. Kamayan which is now offered, furthers the Pinoy experience and gives "picnic" a whole new meaning. Today, at CASA manila, our talented cooks maintain the home style goodness of our signature recipes and prepare the food with high standards of healthy cooking of which I implemented from the very beginning. This concept also emphasizes Mabuhay Spirit-long live.
My hope is you will enjoy CASA manila which depicts a time and place in the Philippines when I first fell in love with, as it has been called, "The Pearl of the Orient Seas" and "The Land of the Morning Sun".
Mila Nabor Cuachon
Co-Owner & Creative Director
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The CASA manila Promise
We care about what goes into your body, that’s why we start with the freshest quality ingredients and cook everything from scratch. We minimize the use of salt and oil in our cooking. However, we give you condiments to add if you wish. We do not add MSG, artificial preservatives and seasoning pre-pack mixes which may contain high sodium and MSG. We change our oil for frying frequently and remove excess oil. Vegetables are not overcooked to retain nutritional value. All this and more is done to meet the standards of healthy living and great taste.
To empower your freedom of choice, we offer a broad selection of cooking styles in meat, poultry, seafood; vegetarian, and gluten-free options; as well as the choice of the level of spiciness. Certain main courses are available as a complete meal for one or as a larger portion for sharing. Your order may take a little longer, but you can be assured it is cooked fresh and served with care especially for you.
Balancing the cost of quality ingredients, taste and nutrition, offering a variety of freshly cooked choices, in a cuisine in which many dishes are labour intensive is a challenge. However, it is our promise to offer you a fair price because we value your patronage. If you are not fully satisfied with your order for whatever reason, let your server know as soon as possible and we will replace it without hesitation.