The best part of coming home is, without a doubt, satisfying your craving for Filipino dishes while catching up with long-missed family and friends. Since it opened its doors in 2002, Sentro 1771 has been the go-to place for balikbayans looking for a taste of home in a modern yet welcoming setting. As the first restaurant to introduce the concept of modern Filipino cuisine, Sentro 1771 pioneered the idea of innovating on local dishes using French and Asian techniques while retaining the comforting and familiar flavors Filipinos love. Case in point—the famous and often-imitated Sinigang na Corned Beef, which has become a classic in its own right. This dish is prepared using corned beef shanks which have been cured in-house for three days. Before serving, you’ll be given a cup of the broth to taste so that you can have it adjusted to your preferred level of sourness. Such is Sentro 1771’s commitment to providing its guests with a delightful and memorable dining experience.
Uncompromising Standards, Delightful Flavors
Executive Chef Vicky Pacheco takes pride in preparing Filipino dishes the good old-fashioned way. This means that while many establishments pre-cook their dishes in commissaries with extenders and artificial flavorings such as MSG to cut down on costs, Chef Vicky insists on cooking dishes from scratch and ala minute as much as possible. If you’ve been craving authentic Kare-Kare, you’ll delight in her version, which is made using peanuts ground and roasted in-house, minus any of the oil and trans fat that usually come with peanut butter.
Another must-try is the Fried Kesong Puti—native cheese breaded and deep-fried until golden brown, served with sweet chili guava sauce and garlic dip. Make sure to order the sharing portion, as you’ll find yourself munching on it like popcorn. Don’t miss your chance to indulge in the Boneless Crispy Trotters—crispy pata deboned so you can enjoy it without the hassle.
Whether you’re craving classic Filipino favorites or looking for local dishes with a twist, Sentro 1771 has something for you in its extensive menu. It is also one of the few Filipino restaurants with a sommelier—its beverage list includes a curated selection of wine and original Filipino cocktails that will go perfectly with your meal.
The Perfect Place for Celebrations
Each of Sentro 1771’s branches comes with private rooms perfect for intimate gatherings and celebrations. Whether you’re planning a reunion, a baby shower, birthday party, or a small civil wedding, their dedicated banquets team is there to make sure your event is a delicious success. If you’re planning a bigger celebration, the restaurant also accepts catering bookings for up to 300 guests.
Your homecoming certainly won’t be complete without a visit to Sentro 1771, so make sure to add it to your list of restaurants to try when you’re in Manila!
Sentro 1771 is located at Uptown Mall BGC, Taguig City, Greenbelt 5, Makati City, and Capitol Commons, Pasig City. For more information and for reservations, visit sentro1771.com. Like and follow Sentro 1771 on Facebook and @sentro1771 on Instagram.