SCENE CITY| REKADO: A new haven for Filipino comfort food opens

SET TO EXCITE Davao’s culinary scene is Rekado, a new haven for Filipino comfort food. Rekado promises an array of dishes that will bring the diner home to mother’s home-cooked meals to its tables.

Located along Jacinto Extension Street, Rekado’s new home is a newly built two-storey ‘house of glass’. The look of the building’s contemporary design promises a new take on the well-loved comfort food the Filipinos all grew up with.


SISTERS & partners, Tisha Benedicto-Sebastian & Pauline Benedicto built a home where anyone yearning for Filipino comfort food is welcome.


CONTEMPORARY, vibrant & layered with textures, Rekado interiors designed to complement its cuisine.

Conceptualized by the owners and interpreted by a team of young, forward-thinking architect and interior designer, Rekado restaurant emits the look and feel of modernity—a two-level edifice wrapped in picture windows, high ceilinged interior, industrial finished flooring, the hue of the wooden accents and furniture emitting warmth in glass and steel structure, and quirky design elements issue the youthful side of the owners.

“It’s how we pictured this restaurant to be,” said partners and sisters, Tisha Benedicto-Sebastian and Pauline Benedicto.

Rekado can sit 198 diners comfortably in both the indoor and Al Fresco banquet areas.The modern vibe of the restaurant’s scheme carries on to the plates created by culinary geniuses. On the meticulously selected recipes that form Rekado’s menu are the well-loved Pinoy dishes— comfort food that brings back fond memories of home, but with a modern twist.

Rekado’s food is enhanced the flavor using fresh “rekados”, or ingredients, sourced out locally. With each bite the diners uncover a new layer of flavor.

Representing REKADO is the spice boat. The story revolves around how the galleons from faraway nations carrying on board spices landed on local shores.

REKADO Filipino Comfort Food is located at 1050 Jacinto Extension, Bgy. 11-B, Davao City. It is open daily from 10am to 10pm, with Merienda Cena menu served from 2pm – 5pm. For more information, call (082) 284-2136 or 0915-722-9299. You can also find them on, on Twitter: @RekadoDavao and Instagram with the handle @RekadoDavao.

Thank you, Wizbren Ang for the photos.

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