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SM Supermalls’ Holiday Cheat Sheet: Explore the Best Dine-in Spots in the South this Holiday Season

Still don’t know where to treat your family or gather with your friends with good and amazing food to enjoy this holiday season? Don’t worry. As SM Supermalls say, they got it all for you!

South Luzon’s Christmas Food Crawl at SM Supermalls:

Christmas is just right around the corner, which means many gatherings! Whether it be with family or friends, Filipinos surely love to celebrate the Christmas season with some good food together with their loved ones.

However, everyone’s struggle nowadays is roaming around the SM Malls without knowing where to eat. Worry no more because we are here to help you out! Here are some of the best food places you can check out if you are from the South!

1st Stop: SM City Dasmariñas

SM Dasmariñas has never stopped disappointing Caviteños with amazing leisure quests and exciting shopping stores. For this year’s holiday season, they shared new dining with epic and diverse food options. 

Scorched Smokehouse: https://www.facebook.com/scorchedPH/

Scorched Smokehouse is perfect for family or friends who want to experience premium smoked American ribs and USDA beef brisket without going beyond their budget. Their meal sets range from ?175 Php to just ?245. Yet, even with an affordable price, they take quality to the next level. In addition, they offer Holiday party packages and group bundles for South kids to enjoy this season.

Wingzone: https://www.facebook.com/wingzoneph/

If your group loves finger-licking savory flavors that come in different varieties of sauces, then Wingzone is the perfect place for you. WingZone offers chicken wings, boneless chicken, burgers and more. Their flavor categories are (1) Sweet no Heat, (2) Savory, (3) Sweet & Spicy, (4) Dry Rub and (5) Traditional Buffalo, with a total of 17 amazing flavors! They offer Ultimate Holideals, ideal for group foodies so make sure to taste every flavor they have.

The Sandwich Guy: https://www.facebook.com/Thesandwichguy/

If you prefer healthier options this Holiday season, you can try out The Sandwich Guy. It is known for its Fast and Fresh serving of healthy food options like customizable sandwiches, pastas, potatoes and salads. Branded as the home of the first hexagon sandwich, the Sandwich Guy, their price ranges from as low as ?70 to ?140.

Cara Mia: https://caramia.ph/

Whatever the celebration or occasion, cakes will surely fit in with everyone’s palette. For this holiday season, Cara Mia offers a wide range of delicious baked cakes from Ube, Chocolates, and fruity flavors. As the home of premium cakes and gelato, your holidays will end with a festive treat through their original cake creations and various gelato flavors.

Ate Nene’s Shakeshttps://www.facebook.com/atenenesshakes/

Ate Nene’s Shakes are not your ordinary shakes. As an SM Dasmariñas original delight, Ate Nene’s best-selling shakes come with outrageous toppings and mixes. Their shakes’ and pastries price starts at ?49. With their affordable price, you can treat your family or friends with their desired flavor and cookie as a dessert on your dine-out!

2nd Stop: SM City Bacoor 

A little bit north of Dasmariñas comes in Bacoor. SM City Bacoor is known for its shopping and great dining choices. They offer many cuisines that you and your family or friends can choose from.

Locavore: https://www.facebook.com/locavore.ph/

If your family or friends want to explore Filipino cuisine, Locavore is the right restaurant for your group. The restaurant itself is a mix of modern and traditional environments which also represents its cuisine. Traditional foods are cooked with a twist that Filipinos will truly love.

Jin Joohttps://www.facebook.com/JinJooKorean/

Reliving your favorite Korean drama with your family and friends by enjoying Korean grill or samgyupsal is also a perfect way to celebrate this holiday. Jin Joo offers an authentic Korean grill experience good for group eat-outs. They have set menus good for 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 pax. With its price, you can enjoy up to 10 different flavors of Beef, pork and Chicken.

Tong Yanghttps://www.facebook.com/tongyangplusbacoor/

Tong Yang brings together families and friends to create an authentic ultimate Korean grill and hotpot experience. For ?838, you and your family or friends can choose from over 100 kinds of fresh meat, seafood, vegetables and many more. Their all-you-can-eat option can surely make your holiday dining out at Tong Yang memorable.

3rd Stop: SM City Rosario

Still within Cavite Province comes in SM City Rosario. Even though SM City Rosario has smaller grounds than usual SM Supermalls in the Cavite area, its upscale design is filled with many food options to choose from this holiday season too.


Clydes or Clyde’s Bread and Pastries are packed with the sweetest pastries and bread for your holiday celebration. Known for their soft and affordable cakes, their pastries are confidently worth it and perfect for all ages. Clydes is truly a must-try dessert!

D’Cream – https://www.facebook.com/dcreamofficial/

D’Cream is a beverage store where you and your friends can share a good time with some amazing coffee, teas and frappes. Reminisce your memories with a good laugh and great coffee this holiday with D’Cream. They offer milk teas, cappuccinos, cafe mochas, green teas, black teas, macchiatos, lattes, and americanos. D’Cream also has pastries like cakes and cupcakes that accompany your coffee.

Nadomi Maki – https://www.facebook.com/nadomimaki.fh/

If you prefer affordable Japanese treats this holiday, then do try Nadomi Maki! They offer platters that include Sashimis, Sushis, and Makis. You can choose from different mixes that can go up to 80pcs. They also offer bento boxes perfect for taking homes and gifts. 

4th Stop: SM City Tanza

Tanza is just right next to Rosario and Dasmariñas. Its wide premises is also home to amazing food spots in Cavite itself.

The Great Buddhahttps://www.facebook.com/greatbuddhacafe/

If you want to experience one of the best Chinese cuisines known in Binondo without actually traveling there all the way to south, then The Great Buddha is the right place for you. They offer mouth-watering Chinese delicacies that you should definitely try out with your family or friends!

5th Stop: SM City Batangas 

As the winter season sets in, the heart of the south beckons with its delectable, budget-friendly cuisine nestled in a cozy and inviting atmosphere in SM City Batangas.  The adventure hub awaits the young and wild at heart and offers an outdoor adventure feel inside the mall.

Nami PH – https://www.facebook.com/Namiph.Ktaparama/

Celebrate the magic of a Korean Christmas with your family and friends here in Batangas City. Nami PH offers one of the finest and most authentic Korean street food to satisfy your #KDramaCravings.  Indulge in beloved dishes such as Odeng, Tteokbokki, Corndogs, and Gimbaps – all at budget-friendly prices!  They also serve your favorite delicacy in platters, perfect for spending time with the ones you love this Christmas.

6th Stop: SM City Santa Rosa

Moving on from Batangas, SM City Santa Rosa in Laguna is by far the biggest mall in South Luzon as it just opened its expansion wing. This development opened and gave room to more fresh dining options and aesthetic food places perfecting your Instagram and TikTok feed while providing a place just to chill and hang out.


Comfort foods will always be one of the best choices you can make when deciding where and what to eat this holiday. Nono’s Comfort Food Done Right offers heartwarming and nourishing comfort foods that every group can enjoy. From a slice of cake, Nono’s expanded to having different specialties for breakfast too. They have salads and soups, main dishes, pasta, sandwiches and burgers, and pizzas, and of course, their perfect for celebration cakes and sweet treats. For the holiday season, they offer gift sets and sweet treats perfect for gift-giving this Christmas.

rimesteak Househttps://www.facebook.com/Prime-Steak-House-105474014538409/

Get ready to be full as you can enjoy unlimited imported steak at Primesteak House! Eat as many steaks as you want among cuts like Ribeye, Flat Iron, Ribs, New York Strips, and more. If the unlimited option isn’t for you, they also offer solo-plated meals and ala cartes. Primesteak House’s steaks can be cooked depending on your preferences. If you want to experience fine dining with steaks, Primesteak House is your place to go this holiday.

Last Stop: SM City Lucena

In the province of Quezon sits SM City Lucena. This mall is the region’s family go-to place, offering a diverse experience for everyone. It gives its customers the best of both worlds by providing a mix of all-time favorites and new concepts. Thanks to its strong partnerships with local and provincial government units, the mall is filled with festive celebrations and joyous activities.

Buddy’s   – https://www.buddys.com.ph/

Come to Buddy’s, where you won’t be able to resist their crispy pata, mouthwatering barbeque, and savory sinigang sa miso. Don’t miss their signature Pancit Habhab and Longganisang Lucban, cooked to perfection and bursting with flavor.   

Buddy’s is a Pahiyas festival-inspired restaurant from Lucban, Quezon. It is decorated with a festive ambiance, featuring seats carved with sunflowers. They also offer unique pizza with a distinctly Filipino twist that’s both sweet and delicious. Taste the authentic flavors of Lucban at Buddy’s this Christmas season!

Mesa – https://mesarestaurant.ph/

Are you tired of the same old dining options this Holiday? Look no further than Mesa, the contemporary Filipino restaurant that will take your taste buds on a thrilling adventure. Their menu offers a wide range of traditional and innovative Filipino dishes, including surprising and delicious various meat!   

Each dish is beautifully presented in an attractive setting, perfect for a night out with friends and family this Christmas. Their menu features favorites like sisig, sinigang, and chicken binakol, as well as unexpected delights like fried fish and tofu with shrimp. All of these are hits among diners and are sure to satisfy your cravings. Everything they serve is carefully crafted and bursting with flavor.  But don’t just take our word for it – see why Mesa is where you should be this Christmas!

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