Catelinos at Villa Javierto

The campaign trail has brought my colleagues and I to many places… 

Going back to Manila from Camarines Sur, our gastronomical adventure brought us to this house-resto in Tayabas, Quezon. 

It’s called Villa Javierito but the restaurant is “Catalinos”, apparently named after the owner’s patriarch. For a good hearty traditional Filipino meal, you’d want to visit this.

Its themed with old pieces of furniture & windows…overlooking a river and a hill near the boundary of Tayabas & Lucena.

A pako salad with salted egg in vinegrette is a good way to start the meal.

Here’s stir-fried noodles, locally known as “pancit hab-hab”. Best with vinegar.
The place is a good stop-over after a long travel from Bicol, going to Manila.

There is a wide array of antique furniture and kitchen wares. 


About tinamen

I am news reporter, trying to veer away from the daily grind of news. I am trying to make good of the experiences and opportunities that life bring me, and enjoy them. I will try to share in this blog some of my travels, hobbies, and the daily lessons that life would bring. I don't intend to brag, I intend to amuse, inform and touch your lives in my own little way.
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