Tim Aten [email protected]; 239-263-4857 Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Jun 6, 2018 Filipino dishes are getting raves at The Magayon Restaurant, but the tiny eatery is still one of the best-kept secrets in Naples. Although the restaurant quietly launched six months ago, owner Glenda Cuello chooses to fly under the radar for now. She is comfortable just serving the few who have stumbled upon her restaurant in the middle of Trinity Plaza, the small retail strip on the edge of U.S. 41 and Third Avenue North that also is home to Grouper & Chips, Maria D’anna Cafe and Opa Greek Restaurant. Magayon’s unit had been vacant since the short-lived Gallo Fina Café closed five years ago. It previously had been the longtime location of Leoni’s Pizzeria. “It’s becoming busy. Surprisingly, we are offseason,” Cuello said. A unique restaurant in Southwest Florida, Magayon promotes its “organic, Filipino, Spanish and more” cuisine in a tagline on the restaurant’s exterior and menu. Folks hungry for the Philippines’ indigenous and foreign-influenced melting pot of food are thrilled to discover the restaurant’s sinigang soup, pancit noodles and halo-halo dessert. The restaurant’s flavors honor Cuello’s heritage. She was born in the Philippines, but the Dominican Republic was… Read full this story
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