No other like Mateo's Restaurant Cafe

Mateo's Restaurant Cafe offers homemade with love Spanish-inspired Filipino cuisine that is really close to taste and hearts of every Filipino as part of our history and culture. It was newly  opened last just June which is located in Diliman, Quezon City.

Mateo's is a nice place to chill, hangout and catch up with friends and family. It is also a perfect place to date. It's main dining area can accommodate up to 20 persons. Other than that, you can also have your meetings, bridal shower, christening and other events because Mateo's has their other function rooms that can do catering and can accommodate 30-50 persons. 

As we're told by the owners specifically Miss Lala and Sir Miko, the restaurant was named after Lolo Mateo Del Castillo which happened to be Sir Miko's great-grandfather (if not mistaken) and also where their original recipes came from which was passed down from generation to generation. According to Sir Miko, Lolo Mateo used to put up restaurants and boarding houses in Batangas before but then sold all of his investments to fund the HUKBALAHAP (Hukbo Laban Sa Hapon). Ohhh history! <3


Aside from serving good food, Mateo's is also offering fun activities and workshops namely:
1. Make your own Ginger Bread House - with a fee of Php 1,00o.00 inclusive of decors, house, and frosting which you can enjoy making with your kids and you are also going to bring home your ginger bread house. (Only available this Christmas season)
2. Crochet Workshop - with a fee of Php 850.00 inclusive of two ball of yarns, hook, handouts, Mateo's Houseblend Iced Tea, Spanish Quesadilla and a choice of Puttanesca or Chicken Pesto Penne. (January 11 & 25; 2:00-5:00PM)
3. Spanish Saturdays - with a fee of Php 950.00 includes Handouts, Tapas, Paella, and a glass of red wine or sangria. (January 10 & 24; 3:30-6:00PM)
For inquiries, you may refer to the posters below and contact them. :)

Here are the dishes we tried and served:
Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas,  Tortilla Española, Caesar's Salad Supreme, Mateo's Spanish Paella, Paella Negra, Mateo's Special Kare Kare, Spaghetti Alla Vongole, Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca, Chicken Pesto Penne, Binagoongang Bagnet
Dark Chocolate Mousse Dome, Moist Chocolate Cake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Señoritas, Classic Mateo's Ensaymada
Caramel Machiato, Cafe Mocha, Cafe Latte,  Nutella Deluxe, Lemon and Basil drink.

Yeoja Verdict: Although, some of their dishes are pricey and not worth it for the small serving (e.g. Ceasar's Garden Salad Supreme)... Still, Mateo's Restaurant Cafe is a mesmerizing place to dine with it's ambiance, people and food which surely drive people to comeback the soonest. <3

Taste: ★★★★★
Ambiance: ★★★★★
Presentation: ★★★★★
Serving: ★★★
Service: ★★★★
Value for Money: ★★★★
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Price Range: Php 600.00-1,500 for two persons.
Must-try: Dark Chocolate Mousse Dome, Blueberry Cheesecake, Red Velvet Cupcake, Mateo's Classic Ensaymada, Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas, Tortilla Española,  Nutella deluxe,  Paella Negra, Mateo's Spanish Paella, Binagoongang Bagnet, and their coffees.
Recommended for: couples, family, meetings, small events...everybody.

Mateo's Restaurant Cafe
76 Malakas Street, Diliman, Quezon City 
(02) 433-8033
Operating Hours:
Monday to Sunday – 10 am to 10 pm

Thank you so much for reading this post, hope you visit Mateo's Restaurant Cafe!

(will still edit this post for gingerbread house decorating, crochet making and spanish lesson experience when my internet is able to upload pictures.)



  1. Just wow. It made me want to visit there. How's their blueberry cheesecake?

    1. Hey melanie, you should visit! hehe Their blueberry cheesecake is delicious too! :)