Manila Kantina is an Asian buffet and grocery store located downtown Miami that serves Filipino cuisine for $12, all-you-can-eat.
Visitors can a disposable plate and take their food to go, or sit down for lunch at the buffet.
Popular dishes at Manila Kantina
Manila Kantina’s menu features classic dishes like adobo, pancit, binagoongan, sis, lechon kawali, garlic shrimps, sinigang soup, and more.
Adobo – a classic Filipino dish made with chicken pork cooked in soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and other seasonings. It has a tang, savory flavor and is often served with rice.
Pancit – a type of nood dish that is stir-fried with vegetables, meat, and sometimes seafood. It is a staple at gatherings and celebrations.
Sisig – a dish made with chopped up pig’s head usually served on a sizzling plate with onions, chili peppers, and other seasonings. It a crispy texture and a spicy, savory flavor.
Lechon Kawali – a crispy pork belly dish that is often served with a dipping sauce. It is a favorite comfort food in Philippines.
Garlic Shrimps – a simple yet flavorful dish made with shrimp saut in garlic and butter. It is often served as an appetizer or side dish.
Sinigang Soup sour and savory soup made with tamarind broth and typically includes vegetables, meat, and sometimes. It is a popular comfort food in the Philippines and is often served with rice.
The staff is friendly and takes pride in the food they serve. The store also has a grocery section offering imported Asian items.
The restaurant operates on weekdays from AM to 4:30 PM, and on Saturdays from 9 AM to 4: PM. It is closed on Sundays.
Overall, Manila Kantina is a great affordable option those craving authentic Filipino cuisine.