What is Kamayan?
"Kamay" is the Filipino word for 'hand', "kamayan" is the Filipino phrase for 'eating with your hands.' Kamayan is typically communal dining. At Pampalasa, our Kamayan feasts are a much more elaborate presentation of a dining experience that is regarded as mundane and functional. We present our Kamayan meals as a cultural experience and feast.
Why do I need to make a reservation for a Kamayan?
Our Kamayan menu is food not typically found on our daily menus. We need time to shop, prep, marinade and portion out your Kamayan feast for your group. We put in a lot of labor and effort to bring you the kind of Kamayan experience that is currently only found at Pampalasa.
Why can't I just walk in and have a Kamayan meal?
You are always more than welcomed to eat with your hands at Pampalasa at any time, we highly encourage it! However, we can only do our formal Kamayan presentation with the banana leaves by reservation only because of the amount of labor and prep work involved with providing our Kamayan experience.
Why do you need to know our Kamayan options in advance?
Again, we put in a lot of labor and effort to bring you the kind of Kamayan experience that is currently only found at Pampalasa. We need time to shop, prep, marinade and portion out your Kamayan feast for your group, but we can only do that once we know your kamayan options.
Are your prices for a certain number of people per group?
All Kamayan prices are for each individual person, we do not have any group pricing.
Why do you need my credit card info when I make a reservation?
We take your credit card information to confirm and hold your Kamayan reservation for you. We do not charge your card unless you do not show up. Cancellations on the day of your Kamayan reservation will incur a 50% charge of your original reservation; No-Shows will be charged the total price of the Kamayan reservation, including guests in your group who do not show up.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before your reservation, otherwise, 50% of your Kamayan reservation will be charged to your card. No-Shows will be charged the total price of your Kamayan reservation.
Do you have any children's prices?
We do not have children's pricing since it is still the same amount of labor and effort expended to present a full Kamayan communal feast to your group, regardless of age.