Ever since visiting Liliw for the first time in 2004, I've been a patron of this quaint little restaurant. It's very small, operated on the ground floor of a local's home. It's run by the family, which makes this little place very warm and cozy, anyone will fall in love with it.
Aside from the ambience, it's the food that makes this a darling of Liliw. Arabela has a good selection of pasta, pizza and steaks. Their brownies are to die for, too. Not to sweet but very good.
The price makes this a gold mine. It's the cheapest nice place I've ever eaten in. The funny thing is that it's probably the most expensive place to eat in Liliw--but it's still soooooo cheap!
It's simple perfect. You must try Arabela whenever you're in town. Just come in early because it gets really, really, really packed during the lunch hours.
It opens at 11:30am and closes at 7:30pm daily.
Favorite Dish: I love their thin crust pizza. They come in three sizes: small, medium and large. If you're a healthy eater, the small-sized ones may not be enough. The large pizzas are good enough to share between 2 to 3 people.
I ate there yesterday, and my small-sized Margherita Pizza cost me Php90 (less than US$2). They use a generous amount of mozarella and local tomotoes which are small, so don't be surprised if you see your pizza served with tomatoes cut really small. I ordered a potato salad for Php80 (about US$1.50). My dad ordered carbonara (Php50 or US$1), which he loved.
My mom and sister-in-law ordered Baby Backribs, for Php115 (a little over US$2). My mom thought it was a little too sweet for her taste, but my sister-in-law loved it. When you order steaks, you have a choice between a cup of rice or two small scoops of mashed potatoes. My brother ordered a T-Bone steak for Php155 (about US$3).
Don't forget their brownies and fudge bars. My choco-walnut fudge bar only cost me Php35 (less than US$1)! It's good, it's not too sweet. And it's served in a good size, too--not too small nor too big. My brother ordered a tiramisu for the same price. I like it, too.
Arabela is a small cafe, around 20 person capacity, just an extension (ground floor) of the owner's house... Its the only air conditioned cafe/restaurant, a welcome break from the hot weather.
The cafe offer steaks (sirloin,rib eye, porterhouse), pasta's, pizza, brownies, tacos and coffee (hot and cold). .
Its self service, and very efficient, the male owner is the one that personally serve and manned the cashier..
Ambiance is great, with Zen feel, you would hear sound of water rushing, :-) , also there are a lot of foreign tabloids, and fashion magazines available for browsing while waiting..
Favorite Dish: For lunch, Ive ordered sirloin Steak, its yummy and already got mashed potato and mixes veggies, price is 90 pesos.
For snacks, I love the pepperoni pizza, and the lasagna, its at 40 pesso only.. Great price, and its really delicious, home cooked meals..
serving international plus local dishes but their specialty is pastas, pizzas and the assorted cakes.
Favorite Dish: a lot