Puerto Princesa Restaurants

  • great views
    great views
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  • native decor (& wildlife)
    native decor (& wildlife)
    by AusPinay
  • another great dessert
    another great dessert
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    Puerto Pension Restaurant: Great food with great views

    by AusPinay Written Jul 17, 2013

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    The ambience is lovely in this place- great views around - the water, the lush verdant mountains, and native decor.

    The cosy atmosphere is complimented by lovely food that is made to order and using fresh locally grown ingredients. With very friendly staff, you won't go wrong sampling the food in this place!

    Favorite Dish: I love the brekky- there's always native fare- Filipino fried rice with adobo or tocino with egg salad are my faves in this place. It comes with fresh juice and fruits too.

    great views native decor (& wildlife) another great dessert my fave food
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    CAPTAIN RIBS: COME ON CAPTAIN, WHERE ARE THE POTATOES?

    by davidjo Updated Dec 7, 2013

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    Captain Ribs just opened up last week by a friendly French Guy and his wife. However we went their tonight to try their food. Unfortunately my wife is a vegetarian/seafood only so there was only one dish on the menu that she could order, fish fillet. Of course she ordered the fish fillet which was out of this world (i tasted it too!!).
    I ordered the burger which came in two different sizes, and of course i ordered the larger one which came with potato wedges, but i was extremely disappointed as there were only 4 potato wedges and the burger was rather dry. Come on Stefan, if your guests order burgers and fries, don't give them half a potato, give them more!!! I left a little disappointed, if not a little hungry. Our friends had the smaller burger and there was only 3 wedges and they also were not happy.
    Also there was no mayonnaise, ketchup or mustard served with the burger. One of our friends chose the pork and said it was delicious.

    the restaurant viewed from the street the green salad-- too expensive burger and fries (or is it 3 fries) fish fillet with a delicious sauce the bar

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    GYPSY LAIR: A LITTLE MEXICAN and A LITTLE THAI

    by davidjo Written May 24, 2013

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    We went out with friends and really enjoyed the food here. As well as a few local and pasta dishes you will find a few Thai and Mexican dishes. We each chose a different dish and all were excellent including Fajitas, Thai curries, tom yam . The starters were also very good and tasty. The restaurant is situated in San Miguel Mercado, has an outdoor area where musicians will play, and an upstairs dining room too.

    mango flambe

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    BODATO BURGER: EXCELLENT BURGERS

    by davidjo Written May 20, 2013

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    Bodato Burger is located in the food court on the second floor of Robinsons Mall and i usually stop and have a burger here while my wife is at the supermarket. My favourite is the spicy Burger which comes with fries and a drink for around 130 pesos. Other choices include crocodile burger and fish burger, all at similar prices. You will pay in advance and 10 minutes later your burger will be ready and for me it is much better than Macdonalds and the other fast food chains.

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    Ka Lui: Best chillers

    by schurman23 Updated Oct 15, 2011

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    The food was perfect, the soup was divine, the main dish (shrimps, veggie mix, and stingray) were awesome, and the desserts were amazing.

    Favorite Dish: They have unique dining rooms, immaculate clean toilets you actually remove your slippers inside and lots of arts and crafts all over the place.

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    NCCC CAFETERIA: TRY THE HALO HALO

    by davidjo Written Apr 29, 2014

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    A Philippine favorite that will refresh you, and will only cost a little more than 50 pesos. Pop along to NCCC department store and you will find the cafeteria on the far right after you enter. Order the halo halo and you will be given a bowl of shaved ice that will contain many of the following----caramelised plantains, ube jam, macapuno coconut, sugar palm fruit, leche flan, kidney beans, garbanzos, gulaman, sweet potato, nata de coco, tapioca, fruit, beans and other sweets, topped with a scoop of ube ice cream with evaporated milk poured over it. Usually the locals begin to eat it and when there is less in the bowl they will mix everything together which will result in a delicious snack!!

    fit for a king!!!

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    Bilao at Palayok: Authentic Native Food

    by schurman23 Updated Oct 11, 2011

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    We enjoyed a sumptuous feast of native food served literally in bilao (tray made of dried leaves) and palayok (earthen pot used for cooking). One bilao full of seafood would have served 8-10 people but the five of us was able to finish them together with a palayok full of sinigang and mixed vegetables. I can feel my stomach grumble just by the thought of it.

    Favorite Dish: Everything was delicious. Tastes just what an authentic native filipino dish would be at its best.

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    Kinabuch Bar and Grill: Relax and Chill Out

    by schurman23 Written Oct 11, 2011

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    This place is just the right place for beer and pulutan (finger food or appetizer) or simply just to relax and hangout, it has good ambiance and the music here is great.

    Favorite Dish: This place is also known for its exotic delicacy Tamilok, a wood worm dipped into spicy vinegar.

    Fill your stomachs with this appetizing WORMS!
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    NCCC, NEW CITY COMMERCIAL COMPLEX: QUICK SNACK or ALL YOU CAN EAT AFTERNOON BUFFET

    by davidjo Updated May 8, 2014

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    NCCC is a department store in Lacao St. and inside there are food stalls selling pizza, spring rolls, noodles, and other snacks at reasonable prices, try it! You will find them in the ground floor shopping mall at the rear.
    In the afternoons there is an all you can eat merianda for 99 pesos, which includes a few deserts, soups, sometimes french fries and simple sandwiches and all the juice you can drink. (MONDAY-FRIDAY only)
    UPDATE
    We felt like a snack in mid afternoon so we had the 99 peso deal which is available from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
    Today's food selection included spaghetti, pancit (noodles), lumpia (spring rolls), squid balls, macaroni salad, and 5 different types of Philippine deserts as well as orange juice. Well worth the 99 pesos ( US$2)

    simple but filling
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    CROCONATICS: CROCODILE MEAT

    by davidjo Written Nov 12, 2013

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    There is a stand outside the souvenir shops where you may taste crocodile meat. Or you can buy some to take away for your BBQ by the beach. Prices are around 600 pesos a kilo but meals are also served at the stand.

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    SERI PAL MALAYSIA: HALAL FOOD, BUFFET and SOMETHING TO CHEW ON

    by davidjo Updated Sep 13, 2014

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    UPDATE This restaurant may have stopped the buffet but they have a good selection of meals from around 70 pesos now.

    This restaurant opened up last week so we took the opportunity to dine there and we were not too disappointed. Apparently the owner, a friendly gentleman from Ipoh was asked by the governor to promote the Halal Malaysian food. Keep in mind it had only just opened up so the menu had a few items only such as nasi goreng, mee goreng, but there was an all you can eat buffet for only 199 pesos. The owner assured me that the menu would be expanded in the coming weeks. The buffet consisted of sweet and sour fish, fish curry, beef curry, mee goreng and curry prawns. We tried everything between us and it certainly had the true Malaysian flavors. I was particularly enjoying the beef curry until i had a mouthful of meat that just would not go down my throat. I chewed and chewed but could make no headway, even it was impossible to bite through this particular piece of meat. I began to doubt if it was meat, perhaps it was a piece of rubber that had been dropped into the cooking pot by accident. I chewed some more, but it was a struggle, what the hell was in my mouth. After several minutes of chewing i gave up and took the mysterious item from my mouth and placed it on my plate.
    I will however say that i will visit the restaurant again.

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    IMA's VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT: where's my food?

    by davidjo Written Apr 7, 2012

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    My wife and friend went in there the other day for a quick bite and ordered her meal, and there was only one other table occupied, until 30 minutes later 4 people sat at a nearby table and ordered. Their food was served 20 minutes later, but still no food for my wife, but after waiting an hour she confronted the waitress, who removed a dish from the other customer's table and said "this must be yours". Needless to say she and her friend walked out and will not be returning!

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    LALE'S: TRY THE CURRIES

    by davidjo Updated Feb 28, 2013

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    This restaurant is in a hidden spot near the city Coliseum and is run by a very nice girl who is a wonderful cook. The menu is not extensive but serves delicious Indian curries as well as chapatis, nan bread and chutney. There are also a few Thai dishes on the menu. The owner will always listen to advice on how to improve the meals, as my friend had the chicken curry with the meat served on the bone but after his suggestion, it is now served boneless. Possibly prices are a little high but good food.

    Update---We tried this restaurant today and for starters we had potato samosas and chicken samosas---they were quite good but perhaps the pastry crust was a little too thick. Thai and Indian Curries were as good as usual and the Pad Thai was particularly good!!!

    LALE'S GOOD SELECTION OF DISHES

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    Cafeliza Grill: Something lite and tasty, we got it here.

    by Madasabull Updated Feb 12, 2014

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    It seemed we had been walking for hours from the port at Puerto Princesa, but it was probably not far at all, and probably just the warm weather and lots of interesting things to see on route.

    We built up a little hunger :), and so decided to find a spot to eat something, and this place turned out to serve simple food and portions of just the right size for a light lunch.

    At the time of writing this, the exchange rate is around 75PHP to the £1, and the price for the food and service was very good.

    It wasn't just the price of the food and service, it was that the whole place seemed so clean and tidy, and the toilets were spotless. Checking out the toilets before eating is something we do regularly, and this place passed our test. And I know, not every place has a toilet, but they should!

    We had BBQ ribs, and although nothing like the BBQ ribs in the west, which are covered in sauce, these were drier and spicier, but really great.

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    UGONG ROCK: FINE FOOD

    by davidjo Updated Apr 30, 2014

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    UGONG ROCK is next to the Badjao Hotel in Rizal Avenue and after a long absence we ate here last night and thoroughly enjoyed the food. As you walk in they have fresh seafood displayed on ice with the prices per 100 gms clearly larked. Next to it is a counter with different type of meat for grilling so you just choose what you want. There is an extensive menu also which we decided to order from. I had grilled chicken which was quite tasty, my wife had a tanguige steak, which is a fish and it was accompanied with a delicious sauce. Our guests had a mixed seafood dish which was also good value for money, and we shared a seafood fried rice dish. The beer was cold and the service was good, and meanwhile there was a acoustic guitarist playing some well known songs. We will to hesitate to dine here again.
    5% service charge is added to the bill.
    If you want to enjoy a conversation sit as far away from the entertainers as possible as sometimes the music can be rather loud.

    mixed seafood fresh meat and seafood acoustic guitarist seafood fried rice tanguige steak

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