One fine night at Tia Maria’s

I’m a great appreciator of anything vintage. From the antique houses and furnitures, old aged architectures, to fashion, photos from the past and of course, photo filters. But don’t get me wrong, I am just an appreciator, I do not buy antiques or what, I just don’t have the money lols. No srsly, I am not a collector cause I am scared actually. Sounds ironic, but yea, I just love seeing it to other places but please, not on my home. Anyway…

So on this certain Sunday, we had a family dinner at this restaurant that I haven’t heard of, only until that day – Tia Maria’s Sining at Kultura.

When we arrived at the place, I was really at awe, big mouth and big eyes – literally. Everything is vintage!

From the place’s name itself, Sining at Kultura, it shows a great contribution on the history of Philippine’s art – the comics. They have this small museum that will take you back in time, from the details of first comic artists in the Philippines, the firts comics, and everything firsts.

It was really nice seeing the “Funny Komiks,” which is a big part of my childhood.

On the other side of the museum, there is this room which showcases great pieces of paintings. It is also has a dining table for a small group.

The menu is sort of expensive, given the vibes of the place. It is kinda exclusive, I don’t know if it’s the right term, because the place can only accommodate for I think, maximum of 30 guests. And that is actually nice, as it will give the guests a private dine.

The preparing time for food took really really long, maybe because most items are not pre-cooked to give customers the freshiest food as possible. So it is really good that the place has a lots of Instagrammable spots so guests will be patient enough to wait for the food. Anyway, the foods are worth the wait as everything we ordered are really delicious. I then realized that the price is just okay since a P400 menu is already good for 1 to 2 persons. (See the look on our faces when we got our big serving of pasta.)

For those of you who loves vintage and private dining, this place is just perfect. Tia Maria is located at 29 Marasigan St., Lakeside Park Subd., 4000 San Pablo City. For more information, you can check out their FB page here.



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