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    Abuhan: High Cholesterol Diet

    by ai_ai Updated Feb 7, 2008

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    Abuhan have been in cebu for so long, they even added 2 more branches appropriately named Abuhan Dos and Abuhan Tres. We usually go to Dos and it's a big enough place that it doesn't feel to crowded especially lunch time. This is really good considering the hot Pochero Soup they are famous for can make you sweat.

    Favorite Dish: This reastaurant has always been known for their Pochero, a Filipino soup that they made with beef with its marrow and probably boiled so long that they disentigrate really well with fork. The hot soup ( hot meaning cold hot and not spicy hot ) is enough to make the pores in your nose sweat and lose your make up but it is all worh it.

    Abuhan Pochero
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    Golden Cowrie: Best Native Food in Cebu

    by johnrxx99 Updated Jun 3, 2007

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    In Lahug, an institution for Cebu dinners. Usually packed, especially for Sunday lunch. Large parties of Filipino famlies enjoy a splurge. The prices are very reasonable for such quality and the staff impecible. Don't miss if you are in Cebu.

    Favorite Dish: So many to choose - if it's Filipino you wont find better

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    La Tegola: Great Italian Dish

    by meling_9 Written Jul 21, 2007

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    La Tegola is a famous italian restaurant in Cebu City. It has 3 branches, one in mactan cebu, second is in Banilad cebu city & the third is in Busay (on the Mountains where you can dine & at the same time enjoy the city view,,)

    Favorite Dish: Almost all dishes there are good! Really good!! You should try their Brushchetta for appetizer..Their seafood pasta & pizza as well! You can also try their risotto (rice w/tomato sauce & mixed seafood or your chOice of topping)..

    dinner with friends la tegola busay
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    Aranos: Excellent Spanish fare

    by gypsysoul73 Written Aug 31, 2007

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    Angel Ibarlucea, the proprietor of Aranos and former pelotary, opened one of the first Spanish restaurants in the city. Arano's serves typical Spanish favorites like chorizo, callos and lengua and is best known for his paella, baked Iberian chicken and Pescado en Salsa Verde which both need to be ordered in advance (at least a day before). The restaurant is hidden in a village, away from the chaos of the commercial areas. He is usually there to entertain you with his jolly and charming personality.

    Iberian chicken, lengua, callos Angel Ibarlucea Angel Ibarlucea
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  • Grand Majestic: Eat-all-you-can-chinese-version

    by galatea234 Written May 20, 2007

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    Grand Majestic at Archbishop Reyes for the best Chinese lunch buffet. They have peking duck and an amazing array of dimsum. It's P275/head but you have as many choices there as the hotel buffets here! Eat as much of the Cebu mangoes as you can. Go get full!

    Favorite Dish: Peking Duck

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    Yummy Bakery: Bread Talk

    by TrendsetterME Updated May 25, 2013

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    One of my most favorites in Philippines for Bakery .... Many branches in Cebu, Manila etc, especially in Malls such as Ayala, SM and else ...

    Always fresh baked, always yummy, to eat there or to take away ...

    Strongly recommended, Bon Appetit ... :)

    Favorite Dish: Peach Danish, Pizza Baguettes ...

    Bread Talk, Cebu, Philippines
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  • El Gecko Restobar: Great International Food - Xpat & Locals Favourite

    by talamban Written Sep 21, 2007

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    Set right in the heart of Uptown district in Cebu City, Mango Avenue, El Gecko Restobar. A popular haunt of expats and locals with great international food, the cheapest beer in town, 30 peso and fantastic people. Multi screen TVs playing music DVDs and very welcoming staff !!! Start here before hitting the clubs later in the evening.

    11am - 6pm - Friday - Saturday - Sunday - Happy Hour - San Miguel Beers - 30 Peso

    11am - 2pm Lunch Time 15% Meal Discount

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    Check it Out !!!

    Favorite Dish: Best Pizzas In Town - El Gecko Special Only 220 Peso !

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    Chateau de Busay: Savour the view!

    by litekimchi Updated Sep 24, 2006

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    Chateau de Busay is a restaurant that feels more like a home that sits atop a hill overlooking Cebu City. It's the best place to be at night, very romantic.

    Favorite Dish: As this is a business trip/out of town seminar, we were served a buffet that evening. The Tomato Fracie and the Angel Hair pasta with chopped mushroom and bacon are fantastic! I loved the nutty chocolate cake, too. They also served a decent calamares and fish fillet. And what trip to trip to Cebu would be complete without the lechon?

    Chateau de Busay at night The Garden
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    TGI FRidays, Cebu, Philippines

    by TrendsetterME Updated May 25, 2013

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    What I like most is the location of this TGI, couse its exactly at the lower floor of Ayala, has a seperate place of its own, in front is the big area and the terraces of Ayala ... All the other restaurants are on the 2nd and 3th floor of Ayala, just next to each other and so crowded, the music from one restaurant mixes w the other one from the next bar .... :((

    But as said, TGI has its own area at the lower entrance floor outside, next to terraces, u can dine outside, and also inside, aircon area ... Combining outside to inside there is a large open air bar, and several "high bar tables", where u can just hang out and sip ur drinks ...

    Mostly guests are foreigners and expats, some locals, too ...

    Has killer burgers and also fish & cips is very cool, San Mig Light always ice cold in bottle, and even in case u still have place in ur stomach, biiiiiiiig ice cream bowls are amazing ...

    Thats one of my most favorite spots everytime am in Cebu, very recommendable restaurant and very safe area as located in Ayala .... :)

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    Mr. A's restaurant: what a view!!

    by DJ_Rolo Updated Sep 23, 2005

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    This is a really nice restaurant. It is located on top of a hill with a beautiful view of Cebu city. It has an indoor area and an outdoor area either covered in a patio with ceiling fans or totally outdoors, which makes it a really cool date place. If walk down the hill a little they even have a patio covered billiards spot. The food is a local cuisine and they serve a cebu delicacy called one day old chick(See local custom tip). Its a fear factor food for me, but i had to eat it, just to say i did!!!! I love the ambience and location of this place and i would definitely eat here again.

    Favorite Dish: Try the one day old chick, its a cebu delicacy. I really didnt like it because of what it is, but i had to eat it cuz my friends over there made me and now i can say did...

    Restaurant with a view
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    Harbour City: Fast Food Dim Sum

    by ai_ai Written Feb 7, 2008

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    The restaurant gets really crowded at lunch dinner time. The waiters go around wheeling their carts amidst the small isle packed with hungry people. Each cart has their own category ( Rice, Dim Sum, Fried, Dessert, yada yada.....). So if you are hungry, you either wait for the cart pass by you one by one and select your cuisine, one by one. Or you can make acrobatic movements for the cart pushing waiter with the food category of your choice to notice you.

    Favorite Dish: Their Steam Rice is like no other. And I mean really like no other. It's not just a plain steamed rice, they are topped with either pork or chicken with sauce and absolutely delicious. The Chicken Feet is another popular meal. It doesn't look gross, promise. They actually look edible especially since they are so soft, you can separate the meat from the chicken with your tongue.

    Steamed Rice, Chicken Egg, some kind of Egg

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    Laguna Garden Café: Local Cuisine

    by nixca316 Written Sep 19, 2012

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    When I learned that I was going to Cebu I listed several restaurants that I wanted to try. I think I've listed around 20 of them and I'm glad that I was able to go to one of them: Laguna Garden Café, The Terraces
    Cebu Business Park, Ayala Center, Cebu.

    Did they live up to my expectations?

    They even surpassed them!

    The award-winning Café's atmosphere is very welcoming and you would notice that it is very, very clean.

    *The service crew look pleasant and spiffy;
    *The food is delicious and world class;
    *The toilets are clean and definitely does not smell bad.

    Favorite Dish: EVERYTHING is a MUST TRY!

    The grilled squid is very juicy;

    The Cebu Style grilled fish is mouthwatering;

    The vegetables are cooked just right;

    and

    The desserts are very, very delicious and unforgettable

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    Big Mau's Chinese Restaurant: Big Mau's!!

    by DJ_Rolo Written Sep 28, 2005

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    Big Mau's Chinese Restaurant is located at the Ayala Center, i believe on the 3rd floor somewhere way in the back. Its kinda hard to find. The food here is pretty good. It is moderatley priced. The service here was great. The decor is simple yet nice and clean. I had lunch here with 8 people and we ordered alot of food. I dont remember specifics, but i do remember that everything we had was delicious.

    Ronna Lorrie Me @ Big Mau's Chinese Restaurant, Ce
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  • I Am Ngoyong House: Best Ngohiong in the City!

    by iamley Written Nov 14, 2008

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    Alright ngohiong is sort of a spring roll covered in batter. There's alot of it around Cebu sold by various vendors or restaurants but if you want to get the best ngohiong in town - this is where to get it! One just isn't enough at all. They sell other food as well like siomai (kinda has that filipino taste to it). The place is rather small, which is why perhaps there are more take outs. So when you come to Cebu - for your out of this world experience go to "I AM NGOYONG HOUSE". Don't go to Cheaverz, or Ngohiong Express - these people specialize in the product and the taste shows.

    Favorite Dish: Ngohiong

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  • Larsyan: Best Filipino BBQ!

    by AlbinoPrincess Updated Aug 27, 2003

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    For a mouth watering taste of Filipino BBQ and hanging rice visit Larsyan. The BBQ there is better than any I have tasted in the States. It is very inexpensive. One person can eat there for $1-$2 U.S., including something to drink. Although it isn't the cleanest place in the world, it is well worth the trip. Lamit kaayo! (Very delicious!)

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