Amigos & Amigas is a must – visit eatery located at Canelar Street, Zamboanga City. Everytime we visit the city, my wife always asks me to go and eat there. So I decided to write something about the place.
There are actually two (2) Amigos & Amigas in Zambonga City. The first is located at Governor Camins Avenue. Other than an eatery, it has billiard tables. The second one is just a eatery located at Canelar Street. This blog is about the second Amigos & Amigas. I haven’t been to the first one.
How to Find it
It is very easy to find due to its proximity to KCC Mall de Zamboanga (the new mall in the city that is worth a blog of its own). If you are coming from the airport or from the city center, you have to take the “Canelar Airport” jeep and tell the driver that you’re heading to the KCC Mall. You won’t get lost because in all likelihood, many of your co – passengers would also head to the mall so would know if you are already at the right place. Many would alight the jeepney once you get to the drop point.
Your jeep will drop you at the intersection of Canelar St. and Gov. Camins. What you will automatically notice is the Jollibee Camins outlet. If you take the Gov. Camins road (your left side when facing Jollibee), you will reach the KCC Mall (it’s just a minute away really). So take the Canelar St. (right side when facing Jollibee) and just walk for around a minute and you will see Amigos & Amigas.
I believe jeepneys traversing barangays Sta. Maria and Pasonanca also go along this route so they are also an option if you see one.
Finally, you can always take a tricycle to take you to the restaurant. Beware though, tricycle drivers there are, sadly, notorious for overpricing. There are articles online about this. Just google it.
They serve batchoy, arroz caldo, bulalo, pata de baka, balbakua, barbecue chicken, satti (a local favorite) and many more. We have personally tried the bulalo, balbakua, and barbecue chicken. I like the balbakua while my wife loves the barbecue chicken and the bulalo.
Worth trying also are their desserts which rival that of the local bakeshop. We have tried their mango float and it is very delicious.
Finally, it serves halal food.
The price is also reasonable. We ate the below dishes (with soft drinks) for only Php 258.00.
The service is also very good and our orders arrive within 2 to 3 minutes from the time we ordered. All restaurant personnel are very accommodating.
I am not sure though if it is open 24 hours. A similar eatery, the classic Rava’s Food House (also worth its own blog), is open 24 hours as far as I know. I haven’t visited the place for a long time.
There is nothing spectacular about the area. As can be expected from an eatery it is an open area with only wall fans to ventilate the customers. Though we never had any complain about the area or the ventilation.
Visit the place and enjoy the food. Value for money.
Thanks for reading!