2/27/13

Good Eats in Cebu Philippines

English: A burger with fries from Philippines

A few Good Restaurants that are cheap and good in the Philippines


I have lived in the Philippines for the past 6 years and all of that has been in Cebu.  What I did find hard was where to get a good meal.  What places have the best food and I having those western taste buds would actually enjoy.   I will try and compare and show you some great places to get those fine eats.  I am not one to eat out to much however our friends over at Living In Cebu Forum have a assisted me in complying this list.  If you have a favorite please assist others and add a comment.    Now these are not your run of the mill places.  They are hidden but not obscure to find.  You can find your typical greasy spoon in the malls and plenty of pizza joints.  Yet these are worth extra trip to enjoy some home grown flavors.

Yet I will try and break this down a little bit for you.


La Lagrima Tacqueria - is a new arrival run by a man out of California.  Excellent selection of Mexican foods and the price seems great and so does the quality.  Directions to the place - On Gov. Cuenco, coming from Cebu City, it's maybe fifty meters past BTC on the same side of the street. The name is La Lagrima Tacqueria, but the sign is small, not lit, and not brightly colored -- you won't see the place from the street. I found it because I was walking from BTC

French Bakery -  They have a very nice selection of food.  The quality of food is good and so is the price.  they are located in SM Mall Cebu and it is worth a stop in you are shopping.  

Mama Maria's Pizzaria - They are located in the IT Park Ayala and server a very nice bolognese pasta that is cheap and inexpensive.  They are also open 24 hours which is a huge benefit to those that crave a midnight snack.

Ilaputi's - Looking to get your grub on with a few burgers and fries well this place has that covered.  The Fries are not the best in the world however the burger is one of the best in Cebu.  They are also located in the IT park.

La Maison Rose  This is a little more upscale and has great ambiance the food is just awesome.  Looking for a quite place that is good and not going to break the bank.  Well here is your answer.  They are located in Lahug Cebu.  

Lighthouse Restaurant - Serving Filipino favorites and you will be hard pressed to find a better place then this for fine Filipino Dining.  They are located on Mango and Country Mall.  

Oyster Bay Restaurant - If seafood is an on the menu this is a nice place to eat and fish always seems fresh.  
The Price is reasonable and the portion are nice size.  They are located on Plaridel in Mandaue 

Now there are a few higher end places that are good and will set you back just a bit.  However for that special occasion they are worth it.

 David's Steakhouse - Probably the best place to get a steak in Cebu.  They have some killer mash potatoes and fries.  Located  Across the street from the Sarrosa Hotel on Cabahug Street. 

Marco Polo has a wonderful Sunday Breakfast Buffet that is very good and one of the best I have had anywhere.


2 comments:

exxon650 said...

La lagrima is temporarily closed due to contract issues, Jorge has assured me that he will open up again in a different location, probably Mabolo, before Christmas.

Tim Potter said...

Just keep us informed of the new location and new place so I can update this. Good to know...