Dining In at Dekada in Fairview Terraces

Posted on Mar 28 2015 - 1:50am by tweenselmom

It was our first time to dine in at Dekada and we are glad we enjoyed our time. After all, it was a special day for us because it was our two daughters’ recognition day. After a year of hardwork in school, doing projects, assignments, attending meetings, studying for quiz bees and contests, the school year is over and our girls ended it with flying colors, as they say.

Dekada in FT is located inconspicuously. It’s within Wellworth Department store and you will hardly notice it unless you decide to go to the most inner portions of the store.



Upon entering the restaurant, you’ll see a modest space filled with big tables and chairs. We love restaurants like this where you have ample arm space between each other. The tables and chair are made of wood, typical of Filipino themed restaurants, but the cushions are soft and Lola liked that they have throw pillows to support her back.

Upon looking at the menu, there’s quite a number of Filipino dishes we love, like dinuguan,   adobo and karekare. But we opted for their package meal which they called “Magtagumpay” meal. They have several package meals but this one was the most expensive because of the boneless crispy pata, which is the real reason why we ate here. It costs P2,199 good for 4-6 persons.  It consists of (as I remember: fried rice, boneless bangus, chicken inasal, crispy pata, steamed prawns, and kare-kare. ) These were all arranged on a huge banana leaf like in a boodle meal.




Boodle fight is a military style of eating where long tables are prepared and food are on top of the banana leaves.” Urban Dictionary.

For drinks, we got bottomless dalandan juice which was so refreshing, not too sweet, and not too acidic either. My husband got a jar of watermelon smoothie which he loved and according to him was like drinking pureed watermelon.


The “Magtagumpay” meal was just enough for the 6 of us but consider the eaters, 2 senior citizens, 2 adults and 2 kids. If you got heavy eaters in your family, we suggest that you order more aside from the package meal. The fried rice included in this package had lots of dilis (fried little anchovies) and it made the rice a little bit saltier than it should. I was also a bit worried of the dilis hurting my gums.

The “winner” in this package though is the boneless crispy pata. Unlike the crispy pata which appears big because of the bones, Dekada’s crispy pata are already boneless, the skin are all crispy and you will really enjoy eating it. The kare-kare is also special, the sauce is thick and the meat and “tuwalya” are very easy to eat. My youngest daughter love the sugpo while my eldest love the chicken inasal.

Overall, I’ll give this restaurant a 4 out of 5 and we will surely be coming back for more. They have this free coffee promo every Mondays, as long as you have the Shine Card from Fairview Terraces. We saw they have bibingka, fried and fresh lumpia, and ensemada with hot chocolate and they are all affordable.

You can check more of Dekada in their Facebook page.


17 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. luckyfinds March 31, 2015 at 5:20 am - Reply

    We had Magtagumpay set as well in one of group meet ups. Everyone loved the Kare-Kare and Crispy Pata.

  2. the dreamer mom March 31, 2015 at 7:21 am - Reply

    I love crispy pata! 🙂

  3. michisolee March 31, 2015 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    I love Filipino food, I hope they have branch here in our place so I could try it.

  4. May De Jesus-Palacpac April 1, 2015 at 1:14 am - Reply

    It’s been years since I’ve eaten at Dekada! And yes, the crispy pata is one of the best there is around.

  5. Anna Plaida April 1, 2015 at 2:07 am - Reply

    I love their Kare Kare 🙂

  6. reigningstill April 1, 2015 at 4:27 am - Reply

    I also loved their crispy pata especially the special sauce. But out experience at Dekada in Glorietta is not good. They made us wait for 1 hour and the service is really horrible. :-S I think we dined at the wrong time. :-S

  7. Millie Manahan April 1, 2015 at 5:03 am - Reply

    I would love to try the boneless crispy pata! It seems like FT is a nice mall. Maybe, if we go north, we should swing by.

  8. tgf April 1, 2015 at 5:34 am - Reply

    I’m intrigued by the boneless crispy pata! We’re also eyeing the Dekada branch at Glorietta. I really hope we can visit it soon to try their specialties. — Maria Teresa Figuerres

  9. Quennie Sullano-Gavan April 1, 2015 at 8:47 am - Reply

    I haven’t tried this yet. Good thing there’s one here in Makati

  10. thekitchen goddess April 2, 2015 at 7:13 am - Reply

    I love the dishes there. Winner lahat!

  11. Ruth Alfonso Alarcon April 2, 2015 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    Wow! The Magtagumpay meal for the Nagtagumpay is indeed Matagumpay! Lol!

  12. Janice Lim April 3, 2015 at 4:34 am - Reply

    We’ve never tried Dekada yet. Don’t they have a branch in Glorietta too? That one’s nearer to us.

  13. Kristina Estacio Villa April 3, 2015 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Oohh..boneless crispy pata. I love the modern look of the resto, even serving their drinks in mason jars. I hope we get to visit in your neck of the woods so we can try Dekada.

  14. Heart Calimlim April 5, 2015 at 7:39 am - Reply

    Mesa also offers boneless crispy pata here in South Mall. Another far place from us Fairview. 🙁

  15. sarah tirona April 6, 2015 at 1:31 am - Reply

    not bad, looks real good, should try when im in the area 🙂

  16. Ayi Dela Cruz April 6, 2015 at 3:20 am - Reply

    Do they have this in Fort, beside Recovery Food? Not sure ah. Hehehe

  17. Chinky April 27, 2015 at 8:38 am - Reply

    It’s the first time that I’ve heard of a restaurant offer “boodle fight!” I’ve seen this before but only in informal gatherings. 🙂

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