Prima Facie: Hidden Speakeasy Bar inside Vitto's Wine Bar & Restaurant: (Tomas Morato Quezon City)

Prime Facie are Latin words which we usually encounter in law.  Who would have thought that it would be a name of a modern-day speakeasy bar? 

In our understanding, Prime Facie means something to be accepted unless proven otherwise.  Is the name appropriate?  Perhaps, it is.  Since, Prima Facie does not even exist to the plain eye.  Yet, push the wall of Vitto's Wine Bar and Restaurant and you'll discover that was not there is actually there...

prima facie bar
With it's hidden nature, comes exclusivity.  While Vitto's Wine Bar and Restaurant was packed, bright and loud during our night of visit, Prima Facie was barely occupied.  

prima facie bar
Aside from our long table of 20 which our host reserved for a consumable amount (which he didn't reveal), there was only one couple by the bar.

candle light
According to an office mate, when a bar is not too loud and you can chill and chat, it can be classified as a Tito's bar.  If you're looking for a cozy and alluring Tito's bar, then Prima Facie should definitely be on top of your list. 

Perhaps, it is the cool air-conditioned air, darkness, it old English interiors, the flickering candle lights or the distinct tranquility that invites intimate conversations and secrets to be shared that won over us.  

Prima Facie shares the same food menu as Vitto's.

Soups & Salad
trufffle soup
Truffle Soup (230 php)
Who would have thought that we would encounter a Truffle Soup could be difficult to finish?  This Truffle Soup is based on a very thick cream such that would lump into the spoon.  With just a few lumps, you'll feel too overwhelmed to even continue.     

Main Course
chicken in a basket
Chicken in a Basket (550 php)
Aside from the soup, the rest was ordered by our host.  Seems he had great taste and knew what to order.  Because all the main courses was delicious!  The Chicken in a Basket was served in sharing portion.  The chicken was covered in a well-seasoned crispy batter and the meat was so tender and juicy.  

seafood paella
Seafood Paella (960 php)
The Seafood Paella was very flavorful.  The precision in the cooking time is evident and prima facie here.  Each ingredient was succulent.

scallop pizza
Scallop Pizza (520 php)
Everyone loved the Scallop Pizza.  The toppings worked harmoniously together.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Prima Facie is a great speakeasy bar with good food and tranquility for intimate conversations.  The price is quite reasonable too.  It also has a huge selection of wines and cocktails.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Prima Facie Menu
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Prima Facie
Business Address Inside Vitto's Wine Bar
114 Scout Lozano Street, Laging Handa, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 6pm-2am
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 500-1,500
Free WiFi No
Contact (0906) 136-1712 | 374-2299
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