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 Italian in Malapascua Island

Angelina

Facing a white-sand bay with a pretty terrace, this restaurant offers heavenly creations that will have you craving Italian food for weeks. The homemade tagliatelle asparagi is al-dente bliss, or try fritto misto di…
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 International in Mactan Island

Abacá Restaurant

The in-house restaurant at this exclusive hotel features California- and Mediterranean-inspired dishes, with oven-roasted meats and fine seafood. Starters include great salt-and-pepper calamari (P475) and the main-c…
Top Choice Mexican in Bantayan Island

Bantayan Burrito Company

What's this? A British-owned Tex-Mex restaurant on a remote Visayan island? Works for us. Satisfy all your burrito and taco cravings at this simple place in buzzing MJ Sq. Specials include tequila-chilli chicken and…
Top Choice Food Court in Bantayan Island

MJ Square

This open-air food bazaar is lined with restaurants, mainly serving inexpensive Filipino food, but there are some surprises including a fine Mexican joint. The atmosphere is raucous in the evening with packed tables…
Top Choice Italian in Bantayan Island

Caffe del Mar

For a taste of the Italian motherland look no further, Caffe del Mar serves up fine imported antipasto, gnocchi, seafood and grilled meats, homemade pasta and the best pizza (from a wood-fired oven) in Bantayan. Als…