Information about Historic Camalig Restaurant
Historic Camalig Restaurant
The Historic Camalig Restaurant in Pampanga is an ancestral granary turned into a heritage restaurant. It is located at the bustling Sto. Rosario Street in Angeles City, right at the heart of the metropolis.
The structure was built in 1840 by the city’s first mayor, Don Ciriaco de Miranda, while the city’s first post-colonial mayor Capitan Juan Nepomuceno upgraded it in the early 1900s to its present form.
The restaurant is famous for its Armando’s Pizza. Named after the owner’s father, the pizza is topped with generous portions of pepperoni, ground beef, green pepper, mushroom, and Canadian bacon. Its handmade artisan dough baked to crispy perfection and richly thick sauce slow-cooked for six hours make Armando’s Pizza one-of-a-kind.
The restaurant is a must-visit for residents and tourists alike as it allows them to have a glimpse of the city’s history and culture through its architecture and interior that have withstood the test of time. Its highlights, of course, are the delightful delicacies that contribute to Pampanga being the culinary capital of the Philippines.
Best time to visit
Since it is an indoor attraction, you can visit Historic Camalig Restaurant year-round. But if you want the chance to dine at the restaurant’s open-air patio, avoid visiting during the rainy months, which are from June to November.
Take note of its operating hours, which are Monday to Sunday from 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM. To ensure that you get a table during the busy lunch and dinner hours, plan to arrive at the restaurant early, at around 11:30 AM for lunch and around 6:30 PM for dinner.