1953 Kusina Leticia is one of Davao’s homegrown restaurants located in the south area of the city at Rapaz Building, 10 Juna Avenue, Juna Subdivision, Matina, Davao City. It is beside Tsuru Japanese resto, near Values School, also in front of PruLife and Kitsune Japanese resto .
The resto ambiance is nice and perfect for a modern Filipino restaurant for people and families to dine in especially on Sundays or for special occasions. I got to visit 1953 Kusina Leticia for the first time last July 2018 where I met the owners brothers Christian and Raymond De La Paz. The brothers are from the known family in Davao who had a big house right beside the resto in Juna Subdivision. Christian manages the family restaurants including Tsuru and Hanoi, while Raymond manages the Casa Leticia Hotel and Leticia by the Sea resort. They opened the 1953 Kusina Leticia resto in August 2017 in the location where the swimming pool of the Robillo house used to be.
I still remember their must-try crispy pata kare-kare…
You can view my Facebook page photo album of that visit by clicking this link >>> 1953 Kusina Leticia.
It is nice to be back there once again, this time with another set of foodie friends. This time it is part of the Davao Food Crawl by the Davao Digital Influencers (DDI) to support and promote our local and homegrown restaurants in Davao City.
We were there past lunch time last Sunday afternoon perhaps to avoid the busy Sunday lunch crowd. The few remaining guests during lunch were leaving as my friend mommy Karen and I arrived at their resto. Hence, we have the place almost to ourselves and it was more quiet to enjoy the food they served to us.
We enjoyed their Sisig Nachos, which are made of corn tortilla topped with crispy bits of sisig (makes me think of crispy chopped bagnet) plus chimichurri and cheese sauce for dips… while chatting away on a delightful Sunday afternoon spent with fellow foodies.
Then there’s their crispy pata kare-kare, deconstructed and served with veggies, their creamy kare-kare sauce and delicious bagoong.
They crispy pata was chopped and devoured especially by our friends – the younger ones in particular.
Then, last but not the least, was the sizzling hot Bulalo Steak that they served on our table. The gravy was still bubbling in the photo. The beef was tenderlicious. Look at that beef bone marrow calling out to us and I could not resist to the temptation. Now how I wished we had that half cup of rice. Even just for me. LOL!
For dessert, we had their Tablea Cake which is one of the most indulgent cakes we’ve tried in the city. It was served with a scoop vanilla ice cream and garnished with mango, grapes and mint leaves.
Regular P1,165 | Mini P495
For orders, you may call them at (082) 225 3716.
Aside from their Tablea Truffle Cake, they also have Durian Cheesecake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Queso de bola Cheesecake, Chocochip Cheesecake, Oreo Cheesecake, Matcha Almond Cheesecake, and Mango Float. Their famous Durian Pie from Sagay is also a fave… must-try!
By the way, they also serve your favorite Filipino breakfasts which is available all day and all Pamahaw dishes come served with egg and rice. I also would recommend their 1953 Pomelo Salad which is a fave of mine there.
Make memories and level up your family lunch or dinner by dining out with your family and friends at 1953 Kusina Leticia. If you are looking for a local and homegrown Filipino restaurant with a nice ambiance and good food, this modern Filipino restaurant is one good place to dine with your family, friends or even with just your special someone.
They have two functions rooms on the mezzanine floor which can accommodate about 10 – 100 people for small meetings, parties or corporate events.
Facebook & Instagram: @1953KusinaLeticia
Open daily from 11:00AM to 10:00PM.