The restaurant was named after the owners’ grandmother Savera, fondly called Lola Vera by her grandchildren.
Patio Vera specializes in Spanish cuisine – paella (paella de marisco, paella con carne, paella negra and paella valenciana), lengua – which are the restaurant’s bestsellers. It also offers Filipino favorites such as kare-kare, dinamita (jalapena stuffed with vigan longganisa and cheese), pork chop hamonado, spare ribs, humba, menudo de meya (menudo without tomato sauce), crispy pata, chorizo and cheese stuffed chicken, chicken adobo, chicken sa gata with talong, among others.
The restaurant offers a relaxed environment, with tables set in the garden covered with a giant canopy, surrounded by plants, palm and bamboo trees. There’s a bicycle parked beside the canopy, jars, angels, chandeliers, among other artifacts, adding to the homely feel. This spot, which magically transforms at night when the lights are on, is perfect for tete-a-tete among friends and families, romantic dinners between lovers that could lead to a marriage proposal.
Patio Vera serves alcoholic drinks such as beer and cocktails. The bestseller is frozen margarita – strawberry, mango and classic.
While the place looks classy and the profile of its clients are from the A and B classes, the food and drinks are friendly on the wallet. Average price per dish is around P200 to P300 and the serving is generous, making each order ideal for sharing. Customers come from as far as Batangas and Alabang.
For those who want to stay indoors, Patio Vera has an airconditioned dining area with tall glass windows that offer a view of the garden.
70 Gen. F. Santos, Marikina 1800
0935 611 9051
12 noon to 10 pm, seven days a week.