Time Out pulls up a chair at the popular Filipino café

  • Tagpuan
From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011
One of the few Pinoy options in the area surrounding the Karama souk, stalked by the notoriously full-on peddlers of handbags and watches, Tagpuan provides a friendly refuge from the nearby bartering ground. While the cuisine won’t win any awards, it’s decent enough comfort food, and does manage to draw a regular crowd of Filipino punters. The beef sizzler which arrived with steamed vegetables is surprisingly tasty, and could almost pass as a reasonably healthy option on the menu if it weren’t for the lashings of pepper sauce. The vegetable fried rice is most certainly not an option for anyone watching their waistline or trying to go easy on the carbs, but for the rest of us, it’s a good, cheap way to fuel up before hitting the shops again. Tagpuan
5 1

By Time Out Dubai staff | 28 March 2011

Location: Karama
Tel: 04 337 3959
Travel: Next to Karachi Darbar
Cuisine: Filipino
Experiences: Takeaway available, Outdoor seating
Times: Open daily 10am-midnight
Price range: Dhs1-49
Credit Cards Accepted: No

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  • Dark Invader Jul 13, 2011 09:16 am
    Would you go back to this restaurant?
    A popular eatery for Filipino Dxb residents who are exhausted on their day to day cooking as service is fast and good for a hungry stomach. there are quite good food I can suggest like the tortang talong (grilled aubergines then skinned and dip in eggs and fried), Daing na Bangus (fried milk fish marinated in vinegar,salt & pepper). The always popular "Bulalo" was a NO, NO to me as the meat was definitely not Beef and as a Chef it was really a shocker to see camel meat on one of my favourite dish. I'll definitely not come back.

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