Cabalen restaurant is a group of casual-fine dining chain serving different Filipino dishes and specialties that originated from Pampanga. The combination of the freshest ingredients and stringent preparation and presentation of dishes has kept its patrons coming back for more. The Cabalen chain of restaurants set a standard that every Filipino restaurant emulates.
Cabalen is a word that is used to address a fellow Capampangan (a native of Pampanga). They are known for being excellent cooks whose dishes have become synonymous to Filipino cuisine. The Cabalen restaurant is a group of casual-fine dining chain serving different Filipino dishes and specialties that originated from Pampanga.
The province is said to be home to the best food connoisseurs so it is no surprise when one ends up in a feast of the best delicacies and food while in the province. This innate cooking talent contributed to the birth of Cabalen, a Capampangan specialty restaurant.
The restaurant started in 1974 in San Fernando, Pampanga as a Bahay Pasalubong Restaurant that offers specialty food dishes. It later grew into a restaurant that was called “Ituro Mo, Iluto Ko”. In 1986, the very first eat-all-you-can, eat-all-you-want restaurant was opened in West Avenue, Quezon City. It paved way to expansion of more outlets and the eventual rise of the restaurant as the most popular buffet restaurant in the country.
For 26 years now, the Cabalen chain of restaurants set a standard that every Filipino restaurant emulates. The combination of the freshest ingredients and stringent preparation and presentation of dishes has kept its patrons coming back for more. It is always part of the itinerary of balikbayans who are craving for authentic Filipino dishes home-cooked the Capampangan way. Buffet prices start at PhP210 to PhP 398.
The buffet is a place where everyone can grab anything they like and want to their heart’s content but there are some dishes that truly make it to the best-seller list. Some of the must-tries are adobong kangkong, lechon paksiw, lumpiang sariwa, kare-kare, kalderetang baka, beringhe rice, pinakbet, pork sisig and ginataang kuhol. For dessert, try kakanins such as biko, saging na saba and halo-halo among others.
Cabalen also caters for various occasions. The modern filipiniana ambiance and competent service would definitely make any celebration more memorable. The complete buffet lay-out, special and unique centerpieces, well-planned dining lay-out and excellent service will be expected. Loyal clients that include the Malacanang Palace, Upper and Lower House of Congress, Department of Foreign Affairs, GMA 7, SM Supermalls, Ayala Corporation and Bench Clothing could attest to the quality catering service Cabalen offers.
For reservations and inquiries on catering services, call 373-2914 or 0922-8812207 and look for Bailey Marzan.
If you are celebrating a special event but lacks the time to book for a venue then a Cabalen restaurant would be ready for you. Celebrate special occasions without hassle by holding it in the restaurant of your choice. Every guest could enjoy up to 50 dishes.
Cabalen has also given birth to other brands:
A traditional and contemporary restaurant established in 2001. Mangan restaurant has been serving food unique of Kapampangan cuisine. It is one place to go when you are looking for a nice place with a modern Filipino flair.
A traditional Filipino restaurant with a Spanish touch in the ambiance and cuisine. Ebun means egg and is a concept born out of the Mangan restaurant. It is located in SM Mall of Asia.
The home of famous Thai food and dessert, it has become the place for authentic Thai food at affordable prices. The very first Oody’s was opened in Greenbelt 3 and has become the go-to place for authentic Thai food.
Soi is a casual full-service restaurant offering an array of more than 70 quality Thai dishes ranging from noodles, rice dishes, salad, soup, curry, grills, specialties and dessert.