Casa Buenas is the newest and finest signature restaurant of Newport World Resorts, formerly Resorts World Manila, an integrated resort and casino complex encompassing massive gaming areas, bar lounges, a full-service luxury shopping mall, a world-class performing arts theater, branded hotels and several restaurants.
Some friends have been raving about the place but I really didn’t know what to expect so I was quite excited when I finally got to have dinner here during our quick media trip to Manila last weekend for Cebu Pacific’s #LetsFlyJuansMore event.
Casa Buenas offers a modern take on Filipino cuisine with Spanish influences. The name literally translates to “good house”. At reception, we were asked to show proof of vaccination.
Upon entry, we were greeted by so much space and high ceilings, it almost felt like we entered a well-preserved centuries-old church. It looks really fancy and quite intimidating. The design is “Bahay na Bato”-inspired highlighted by intricate elements from the rich indigenous materials from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao such as capiz-fixtures, solihiya furniture, hand-carved hardwood floors and Machuca tiles. It’s a pity I did not take more photos of the interiors as each corner is IG-worthy.
When I heard the name of the executive chef of Newport World Resorts, I thought it sounded familiar and then I remembered that Chef Godfrey Laforteza used to be the executive chef of Azure Beach Club in Crimson Mactan. With him at the helm here, Casa Buenas features fine Filipino food that reflects a premium and sophisticated palate, showcasing influences from neighboring Asian countries, spanning to as far as Spain. Here are some of their must-try dishes:
The wait staff are welcoming, very attentive and are always ready to cater to your needs. Service is superb.
The food here is quite pricey but considering the interiors, ambiance, food taste and service, it is well worth the price. The place is perfect for intimate family gatherings, celebrations, and other triumphs. Overall, a very pleasant experience. Do visit if you’re within the area.
Location: Ground Floor, Newport Grand Wing, Portwood St., Newport World Resorts
Operating Hours: Daily, 11AM-11PM
Budget: ~P2,000 per person
Contact Number: +63 (2) 79088988 or +639178788312
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/casabuenas.ph