Restaurants

Top Choice Filipino in Cebu City

Cafe Laguna

The cosmopolitan Ayala Center does not have many options for good local food, but highly popular Cafe Laguna is an exception. Excellent, relatively affordable dishes such as chicken cooked in pandan leaves, crispy p…
Top Choice Mexican in Cebu City

Maya

Enter through heavy carved wooden doors to this classy, candlelit restaurant with arguably the best Mexican food in the country. Authentic dishes include great ceviche (from P525), enchiladas and fajitas and don't n…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Cebu City

Anzani

One of the best fine-dining restaurants in the Visayas, classy Anzani is the perfect location for a special meal with sweeping views of the city from its terrace. Pasta dishes are around P475, while meat and fish ch…
Top Choice Filipino in Cebu City

Rico's Lechon

Cebu is the place to eat that signature Filipino delicacy, lechón (spit-roasted suckling pig), and Rico's has the best in town. It's cooked every morning at its uptown headquarters and shipped off to lechón addicts …
Top Choice Vegetarian in Cebu City

Healthy U

This quirky, inexpensive little place is a haven for vegetarians, with tasty tofu and vegan dishes (most costing P30 to P40). For really cheap eats you can't beat the P59 meal deal which includes soup, rice, a main …
Top Choice Cafe in Cebu City

Abaca

Superstylish cafe where you can dine overlooking the Terraces or in the air-con interior. Great for breakfast with healthy and not-so-healthy options – try the eggs Benedict, or a sandwich. Also very popular for cof…
Top Choice Cafe in Cebu City

La Vie Parisienne

This bakery and cafe-bar offers light bites (baguettes start at P160) in a stunning garden setting, with cool sofas, oversized bean bags and hip lighting setting the scene. Order chilled wine by the glass or bottle …
Seafood in Cebu City

STK ta Bay! Sa Paolito's Seafood House

Ask a Cebuano where to dine and many will point you to this large ancestral-home-turned-restaurant chock full of family heirlooms. Jerry's crab curry is a favourite and the spicy calamares – baby squid fried in spic…
Spanish in Cebu City

Arano's

An authentic Basque–Spanish restaurant where the cosy front room is all gingham tablecloths and Spanish memorabilia (check out those pistols on the wall) and leads out to an intimate fairy-lit garden dining area. Se…
Chinese in Cebu City

Tsim Sha Tsui

This modish Chinese joint is justifiably popular for its dim-sum deal (P399, all-you-can-eat from the conveyor belt) but there are other tempting choices including Malacca fried rice and hot shrimps with garlic sauc…