At a “turo-turo” Filipino restaurant, you “point-point” to the flavorful foods you want to pair with your rice before you sit down to enjoy. Owned by Migel Santos and Carlota Bautista, Mesa Manila introduced this style of restaurant to the Chicago suburbs, and locals are thoroughly enjoying it.

Pro tip: Whether you’re ordering plenty of lumpia or adobo, you can’t leave without ordering dessert. Choose from mamon, sago’t gulaman, or halo halo — you can’t go wrong.

 

Business Owner
Migel Santos and Carlota Bautista