There are a ton of restaurants in and around San Antonio Village. As I have moved closer to the area now I’ve been exploring them slowly. A lot of them are hole in the wall types without any pretensions. Generally I’m hopeful about these places as the owners can concentrate on the food instead of being trendy.
Generally a meal for 2 will run you around PHP500-600.
So, Vina Trang, as you might have guessed from the name, serves Vietnamese food. (Google map here.) The restaurant is bare but presentable. Service was good, speedy without any fuss.
Unfortunately though the food was ordinary. I had a bowl of pho and spring rolls. There wasn’t anything terribly wrong with either dish but nothing really made them stand out either. I can imagine coming here once in a blue moon if I just really need a pho fix.
Another review I read mentioned that they make their own bread. I wasn’t able to try the bread so I can’t comment on that but do try it if you are at Vina Trang.
I do have to mention that we saw a rodent scurrying around the dining area when we ate there. We weren’t put off but it (hole in the wall remember) but squeamish diners may want to stay away.