Favorite Restaurants

My Favorite and Recommended Restaurants

Cebu and Mactan Philippines

Updated September 11, 2012

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Over time I have visited some great restaurants in Cebu City, Mactan and Bogo City areas. As I come across them and have a chance to sample the food, I will display them here along with a reting 5 stars is the highest. Consider this a recommendation for any of these exceptional restaurants.

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Lagtabg Grill

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Rafael Rabaya Road, Lagtang, 6045 Talisay, Cebu

(032) 268 8165

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This restaurant is owned by a partnership between Mark form the UK and Charles Davis from Georgia USA. They have a variety of great food from Europe, Italy and the United States. There are many foreigners that eat here on a regular basis. This is also the home base for Peace Riders Motorcycle Club, and is the home base of our band “The Fabulous Flyers”, we practice here every Sunday at 5:00 PM. There are a lot of really good people here with a friendly atmosphere kind of like being home with relatives. Every 4th of July they have a live band and cookout in the parking area. I highly recommend you come here and enjoy the great food and hospitality.

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Their Menu, new items are being added all the time. The most resent is an American style Hot Dog with relish, onions, mustard and ketchup on a french roll.

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Plenty of parking here

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Rest Rooms

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More seating here and this is where the band plays, Lagtang grill is our bands home base and we practice here every Sunday evening at 5:00 PM

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Street-side soup kitchen style.

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Plenty of seating capacity

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Darts and pool table

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Plenty of parking space here easy to get into and out. The bands are located on the right side where you see the blue sign.

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Bands and more seating here

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And even more seating for the overflow.

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Some of the members of the Peace Riders Motorcucle club.

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Additional Seating for the last 4th of July party

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Kitchen and staff, very clean here.

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That’s Charles Davis in the white T-Shirt, one of the two owners of Lagang Grill along with members of the Peace Rider Motorcycle Club.

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There are many many foreigners that are regular visitors to Lagtang Grill.

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Notice Dennis Morgan’s trike out in the parking lot he is president of Peace Riders Motorcycle Club.

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Lots of people enjoying the good food.

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Banana Moon Cantina, Mactan Island, Cebu

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A true Mexican Cantina located on Mactan Island. Imported Masa makes genuine Tex-Mex and Mexican Foods. Everything needed to make Real Mexican Food is imported from El Paso, Texas. This Is The Real Stuff. The Chef is from El Paso Texas. Banana Moon Cantina is near Gaisano Grand Mall. On Mactan Island. The ONLY true Tex Mex Food in Cebu, Philippines. See our Video “How to get to Banana Moon Cantina” We are located across from the Doctor’s Hospital Mactan Island Philippines Food imported from El Paso Texas. To get here just cross the old bridge from Mandaue City, stay on the main road,  go all the way down past half way across the island, when you see the Doctor’s Hospital on your right start looking for the sign pictured below. They have parking next to the building with a side entrance and a security guard watches things while you eat. When I came here to eat I was sitting next to a Food columnist for the Cebu Sun Star paper, he said he comes about three time a week and loves the food. Going there is easy going back is a pain as you have to circumnavigate the north end of the airport and come around to the main highway. The road coming in is a one way road. You will absolutely love the food here just like when I was back in Texas eating at any of the Tex-Mex places in town.

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Directions to Banana Moon Cantina Mactan

Used to be Cadillac Cafe, under new management.

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MB’s Garden Inn, Mactan, Cebu

European Food Owned by a European

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I ate at this place recently with 5 other members of the Peace Rider Motorcycle Club. This is owned by a German and has absolutely the best European food anywhere. After the meal Michael brought out some Jagermeister (see photo below) I had the bacon cheese burger for 200 pesos and it was excellent..

Basak, Kagudoy, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

238-5069

341-3610

0915-741-9236

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Pier One Bar and Grill – Parkmall, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines

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Our newest favorite in Mandaue City is Pier One at Parkmall, Mandaue City Cebu Philippines. This restaurant has a live band all the time here.

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Parkmall, 168 Ouano Avenue, North Reclamation Area, Mandaue City, Cebu
Tel.: (032)- 4228686
Email:

Operation Hours:
11:00am- 2:30pm
5:00pm- 2:00am

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Pier One Parkmall Mandaue City

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Live band at Pier One

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AAA Diamond Tongs Restaurant, Mabolo, Cebu


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This restaurant is owned by a Filipina UK couple and is excellent. The best “Eat All You Can” buffet style restaurant with the most delicious Filipino cuisine in Cebu. AAA Diamond Tongs has at least 35 different dishes / items to choose from including oysters (talaba) and much, more such as soup, starter, main courses and dessert, including mix your own Halo Halo. We also include BBQ to order plus there is an à la carte menu. Tongs is a family friendly restaurant that caters for parties and special events. There is also an air conditioned section for karaoke and functions . . .

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PRICES:

Monday through Friday lunch 275 with unlimited soft drinks and ice tea.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday night are 325 with unlimited soft drinks and ice tea and with lechon.

Beer is sold at P100 for 3 bottles

Discount vouchers are available…!

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NEWS:

WiFI Zone, Free Internet so bring your laptop.

Discount vouchers are available…!

They also have our “a la carte” menu which needs to be tried!

Buffet will be served at lunch times 10:30 AM until 2:00 PM and again at dinner times 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

They will stay open longer for your dining and drinking pleasure as per demand.

We serve a wide range of drinks including most cocktails.

Come, enjoy the new Tongs ambiance…

Diamond Tongs is located along F. Cabahug Street, in Mabolo, Cebu, almost opposite the Sarrosa Hotel, and next to the Caltex gas station.

AAA Diamond Tongs: F. Cabahug Street, in Mabolo, Cebu, City, Cebu

Click here for an interactive map..

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AAA Diamond Tongs Restaurant Cebu City
AAA Diamond Tongs Restaurant Cebu City

Marianne Harman and friends of Ron at AAA Diamond Tongs in Cebu

 

 

AAA Diamond Tongs All you can eat buffet Php 199 each.
AAA Diamond Tongs All you can eat buffet Php 199 each.

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AAA Diamond Tongs Parking in front of the restaurant.
AAA Diamond Tongs Parking in front of the restaurant.

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AAA Diamond Tongs Special Event Room Ron on the right with his daughter.
AAA Diamond Tongs Special Event Room Ron on the right with his daughter.

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AAA Diamond Tongs Happy Customers
AAA Diamond Tongs Happy Customers

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AAA Diamond Tongs More Happy Customers
AAA Diamond Tongs More Happy Customers

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AAA Diamond Tongs Buffet
AAA Diamond Tongs Buffet

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AAA Diamond Tongs More Buffet
AAA Diamond Tongs More Buffet

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AAA Diamond Tongs Interior
AAA Diamond Tongs Interior

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AAA Diamond Tongs Interior 2
AAA Diamond Tongs Interior 2

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Pizza Hut, SM, Cebu City, Cebu


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Pizza hut has some good Pizza here in the Philippines but they tend to be a bit pricey. I have seen Pizzas for as much as 1,200 pesos. The taste is not as good as others needs improvement in that area.

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McDonalds, SM, Cebu City, Macran Island, and all over the Philippines

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I will always be a fan of McDonald’s even though the food is really not that good for you due to the  trans fat issue, but it is definitely good tasting. I eat at McDonald’s about three times a month and have never gotten sick from their food.

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KFC SM, Cebu City, Cebu


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Kentucky Fried Chicken is another favorite of mine however I only get this about once every two months at best. KFC Philippines is doing very well and sells a lot of chicken. The “Twister” is one of my favorites, some times Marianne brings me home a couple of them.

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Greenwich, SM, Cebu Citym Cebu and other locations.

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Greenwich has the best pizza anywhere in the Philippines, I eat here often and the price is just right. They have many different types of pizza and they taste like the pizzas like the Ultimate Hawaiian Overload, and the Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza is excellent.

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Jollibee all over the Philippines

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I eat fairly often at Jollybee’s and they are virtually everywhere in the Philippines. My favorite is the 1/3 pound Champ Cheeseburger with real beef.

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Bob Marlin Restaurant & Gril, Parkmall, Mandaue City, Cebu

(Named after Bob Marley, they had to change the name)

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This is a Filipino Cuisine restaurant, but the food is great. We have eaten here at least twice now.

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TGI Fridays Ayala “The Terraces”, Cebu

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I have only eaten once at T.G.I. Friday’s at the one in Ayala the Terraces mall. Had their huge bacon cheese bruger. Our bill for two people came to something like 1,200 pesos.

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I had one of these bacon cheeses burgers at T.G.I. Friday’s in Ayala The Terraces and it was very good.

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I don’t believe you will find this anywhere in the Philippies. If anyone has seen a blueberry pie let me know.

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