2 Elias Restaurant
Bonifacio High Street Central
As the name of the restaurant itself alludes to, Elias derives inspiration from Spanish colonial times, particularly the period that covered the life of our national hero, Jose Rizal. In fact, you’ll find the names Crisostomo, Protacio, Laruja, Doña Victorina, Bagumbayan, etc. in the menu—clear references to Rizal’s (in)famous characters in his novels, but that depends really on how much you paid attention to your Philippine history classes back then. Food is priced reasonably and most servings are meant to be shared, with main dishes at PhP300 and above. The fishballs are fun and notable, although they’re definitely going to be one of the most expensive tusok-tusok you’ll ever have at PhP250 per serving.
Must-Try’s: Don Maximino Crispy Pata, Sinigang ni Eva, Sizzling Varieties, Macaraig Chicken Isaw and Fishballs