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Top Choice International in Cagayan de Oro

Circa Eatery

The ground floor of the Red Planet Hotel, on the city's primary traffic-jammed road, is an unusual spot for a restaurant espousing slow-food movement bona fides and organic, locally grown ingredients. From croque ma…
Top Choice Seafood in Cagayan de Oro


For the freshest seafood, head to this restaurant perched on stilts over the water around 10km west of Cagayan de Oro on the highway to Iligan.
Village in Cagayan de Oro

Malasag Eco-Tourism Village

Set in acres of botanical gardens with a small wildlife collection of butterflies, birds and deer, the Malasag Eco-Tourism Village is a theme park of sorts, featuring tribal houses, a museum and an education centre.…
Seafood in Cagayan de Oro

Redtail Shrimps & More

No plates and utensils – a bit of a gimmick – does prompt table photos of everyone in their bibs and plastic gloves. No matter how the crabs, prawns, mussels, tuna and kinilaw (raw seafood cured in vinegar) make the…
Filipino in Cagayan de Oro

Lokal Grill

In addition to standard Filipino meat and noodle dishes, Lokal does its own version of pinakbét (an Ilocano dish of mixed vegetables steamed in fish sauce), which is mixed with deep-fried squid. Other specialities a…
Museum in Cagayan de Oro

Museum of Three Cultures

The three galleries here have an interesting mix of photos, ceramics, art and artefacts, including several huge ceremonial M’ranao swords and a full-scale pangao, a four-poster bed meant to accommodate the sultan’s …
Cafe in Cagayan de Oro

Mai Cafe

True to its old-school decor of antique plates and doilies that would make grandma happy, there's no wi-fi on offer at this postage-stamp-sized cafe. However, you can enjoy espresso drinks, cake, pastries, all-day b…
Filipino in Cagayan de Oro

4Daboys Tavern

Filipino comfort food, especially lechón (roast suckling pig) and kambing (goat) dishes, and imported beers like Stella Artois and Asahi are on offer at this small, dark and contemporary spot. Two other locations in…
Bar in Cagayan de Oro

Oak Room

A few touches, including a ceiling arched like a wine barrel and an old red British phone booth stocked with liquor, give this dimly lit spot a cool vibe. Good for conversation, imported beers and a decent selection…
Italian in Cagayan de Oro

Guiseppe Pizzeria & Sicilian Roast

The best Italian restaurant in CDO serves up wood-oven pizza, homemade pastas, including top-class pappardelle lamb ragu, and meat dishes like lamb shank and osso buco. It's part of a chain, but feels intimate and s…