Mares Restaurant

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Mares Restaurant is among one of the top fine dining destinations in the city. Opened in 2010, it is the brainchild of chef and owner, Rafael Vasquez Heinsen. What was once the home of the chef, is now a favorable spot for foodies. The menu is a playful take on traditional recipes which sees an interplay of international cuisines. The result is sublime where food is slow cooked to release tantalizing flavors. Though seafood is the focus, you will see a few meat dishes as well. The elegant dining room oozes of sophistication and romance, but it is the beautiful orchid garden that is the highlight of this chic dining establishment. Complete with a pool and a koi pond, the entire garden is decked up with fairy lights and candlelights making it a whimsical setting for an ideal romantic dinner. Reservations are highly recommended.

Location:  6 Francisco J. Peynado Street

Business hours:  Tu-Th 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Fr-Sa 6:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.