Marcelino Cafe’s Special Buffet Promo P899 Until March 16 Only

Are you in the look out for foodie greats? An eat-all-you-can aka buffet adventure that won’t make your wallet cry?

If you happen to be in the heart of Manila, the Marcelino Cafe is the very place to be!
Located along San Marcelino near corner Kalaw Sts., this buffet place is right at the lobby of the Manila Prince Hotel, a cool hotel co-managed and owned by the Grand Dame, the Manila Hotel.

I wished I was able to arrive 530pm for my dinner time food sampling upon kind invitation from an awesome friend in the blogging community. But being invited is already such great thought so I quickly grabbed my big plate and began hopping from one food station to another. I intentionally skipped lunch so there would be more than enough space in my tummy for the incoming delights, haha!

If you haven’t known yet, Marcelino Cafe is offering a slash down of it’s lunch and dinner buffet from P1,500 to only P899/net per pax. Such a hard to resist deal on an extensive range of dishes and food to offer buffet lovers like you and me.

Starting from the very corner of the room, are the Italian and Carving Stations. They were serving Lechon that evening. From experience, we noticed that the succulent meats from this station is a blockbuster in buffets.
Also in the same area were fried favorites like Pork Katsu, Lumpiang Shanghai, variations of Sweet Potato Tempura, Ebi Tempura, Eggplant Tempura, and Okoy.

Would you believe they also serve Street Food faves Kwek Kwek, Kikiam and Chicken Balls! Woow! it’s my first time discovering that in a buffet place, so kudos Marcelino Cafe!

Over at the Halal section is my all time favorite Chicken Satay skewers among others which I can finish up to five or six sticks if I wanted to! Haha!

Upon checking the Filipino Station, I felt the Bicol Express tried to tease me for a sampling. And I’m glad to also have it for dinner. It was also interesting to see Buffalo Wings and it’s spice was just right to my taste.

The dimsums and siomai’s over at the Chinese Station were blockbusters and they get easily picked sold out by the patrons and customers. So I personally chose to sample Cabbage with Pork Slice Peppercorn and my other all-time fave Sweet and Sour dish.

We were told that the buffet place is extended even outside of the main dining hall. Which was a really swell idea so that more stations can be accommodated like that of the Japanese, Korean Stations. Salad Bar and a plethora of sweets at the delectable Desserts area.

Even if I haven’t had my appetizers and main course, I couldn’t help but already sample some fave desserts by the Chocolate Fondue and grabbed some irresistible chocolate barks.

Very seldom to rare a buffet place would serve Ginataang Munggo for dinner! Hopefully upon my return next time I will feast on Ginataang Bilo Bilo, one of my local delicacy faves!

Each dessert is worth the try especially if you just get a piece of each. I was impressed on the “suman” because it still tasted kinda soft and chewy at dinner time. That goes to show that they were served fresh and new.
Fresh sashimi’s await you at the Japanese Station. And so with the kani salad and exciting maki selections. I am a maki lover so I had all the variations. What was new to me was the Crazy Maki which I was told was takoyaki.
Very creative!
Perhaps a good idea when dining buffet, is to take sweets in between the main course so as not to feel “umay” along the course of the many fine and delicious dishes offered by Marcelino Cafe.
Carving Station

A secret to not feeling full rightaway is to avoid gulping too much drinks, at least that’s what my Mom advised me to do a long time ago. Water sips are okay along the way. Speaking of drinks, the mango and orange juices tasted really well! Coffee is also available while nibbling on some desserts.

They say that for one to have a successful gastronomic adventure at any buffet is to eat with moderation and so not to waste too much food. That’s the reason for left over charges. Food is so precious to waste.

The menu is also changed and rotates on a daily basis to ensure more yummy food options and keeps the customers from guessing what they will have to savor for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Speaking of breakfast, yes Marcelino Cafe serves it for only P550 from 6 to 10am.

Marcelino Cafe used to have 80 seats but now more customers can pack up to a maximum of 200, yeeeeey! It’s really ideal for office and business functions, families, dabarkads or even if you’re just by your lonesome self feasting over what the cafe can offer.
I could not resist not having this tall glass of fruit salad halo halo as recommended by our host and blogger host, Ms. Vance Madrid-Ramos. At first I thought of it as the basic ingredients halo halo until I tasted the buko strips, haha! Glad I still had enough space in my tummy for that winner.
Almost closing time and still reeling on the sumptuous and generous filling of this icey cold “palamig”! Plus sapin sapin, biko, pudding and pineapple cake slices.
So glad being able to catch up after a long time with Vance and Omar, long time blogger friends whom I have known for almost a decade now. The pandemic kept us from seeing each other face to face. So cool being with you.
Fur Mom’s and Dad’s will be delighted to know that Marcelino Cafe has a pet friendly area while their fur parents are dining whether during breakfast, lunch or dinner. Not all buffet places can do this to their customers.
Another HUGE KUDOS and more claps to the cafe!
Dine with family and friends plus more at Marcelino Cafe

We obviously reached up to dinner closing time 10pm while enjoying the variety of global foodie greats of Marcelino Cafe and personal catch up stories from my cool friends.

Exploring the tasty and global dishes of a buffet place need not be done on a rush. Take time to savor the foods while enjoying the company of family, friends, colleagues or by just observing how fellow diners enjoy their time at the warm and cozy Marcelino Cafe where the staff will treat you well.

Will be back again for sure! Got to taste that succulent and mouth-watering lechon which reminds me of Cebu.

So come and dine at Marcelino Cafe asap. Their special promo rate for the buffet ends on March 16, 2024.

Lunch (11:30 am to 2:30 pm)
Php 899 nett per person (Promo Rate)
Php 1,500 nett per person (Regular Rate)
Dinner (6:00 pm to 10:00 pm)
Php 899 nett per person (Promo Rate)
Php 1,500 nett per person (Regular Rate)For inquiries and reservations:+632 53282222 loc.1231 or email Marcelino Cafe at [email protected].
Visit their Facebook page for more updates on special events and promos.Many thanks for having us, Marcelino Cafe of Manila Prince Hotel and Ms. Vance-Madrid Ramos. More
exciting and delectable promos to come!