Cebu has always proved its beauty not only with the majestic natural paradise and islands but also to cafes and best eateries for the famous, delectable Lechon. Cebu has been a mecca of beautiful beaches and awe-inspiring islands. Not just that, but it is also a haven for foods, bistros, and brasseries. But the adventure does not stop there, especially for the food crawlers. For them, the journey continues by exploring the hidden gems of Cebu.
- Part 1: All You Need to Know About Cebu: Highlights of the City
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Know where else to eat in Cebu with this infographic created by Choose Philippines. This will feature spots that you should take a visit.
Ten Restaurants to Visit in Cebu
Tourists and Cebu fandoms say that travel to Cebu is never complete without halting in AA’s Barbecue. According to the opinion of the many, this eatery serves savory grilled dishes along with other indulging meals and viands. They got a selection of food starting from pork, fish, and veggies. Their bestsellers are the pork barbecues, the sizzling beef bone marrow locally known as pochero, and their crispy fried Bangus (milkfish). The restaurant is simple with minimal fancy interiors. Perhaps, the management focused more on creating savory dishes rather than the aesthetics. You will totally feel like a native Filipino when you’re in this restaurant as you eat in a dampa-style.
- Contact: 032-416-7272
Harbour City Dimsum
There is only one thing Dimsum is analogous to, and that is Chinese food! As the name suggests, the Harbour City Dimsum is your one-stop hub for digesting Chinese food to satisfy your Shaolin cravings. They got a wide selection of delectable Chinese snacks and fares starting from Siopao, lumpia (wrapped veggies), Shrimp balls, and fried wontons. Not just that, this restaurant is also famous for their authentic traditional Dimsum that is made from the finest and freshest ingredients.
- Address: Lower Ground Floor SM Cebu City, Juan Luna Extension, Cebu City
- Contact: 032-232-0741
Golden Cowrie Restaurant
A must-visit eatery in Cebu Island, the Golden Cowrie Restaurant is famous for its delicious baked scallops cooked in very edgy and flavorful style. They got a bunch of comfort foods that will totally make you feel home. Most of the dishes are seafood and native Filipino fares. The restaurant is elegant and is well lighted. This restaurant is perfect for a family gathering or for casual dinner night.
- Address: Lower Ground SM City, North Reclamation Area, Mabolo Proper, Cebu City, Cebu 6000
- Contact: 032-231-8530
Chika-an sa Cebu
While several restaurants and cafes have fancy interiors, modern look, and pop-influenced decorations, here’s the Chikaansa Cebu, boasting its place for having a homely and cozy ambiance in an archetypical vintage Filipino home.
The restaurant highlights authentic Cebuano meals and other Filipino cuisines with untouched flavors and cooking technique. You will rarely see international cuisine on their menu. Indeed, the foods are very native such as Sinigang, Bisaya soup with munggo, and other seafood dishes. Try their ever-crunchy Crispy Pata. Because of the popularity, the restaurant has been able to branch out three more restaurants in the island of Cebu, particularly in Lahug, SM City Consolacion, and another Parkmall.
- Address: Salinas Drive, Cebu City
- Contact: 032-233-0350
A heavy meal gets a light with a spoon of sweets – desserts! And when it comes to sweets and pastries, La Marea takes the spotlight. Offering an al fresco ambiance, La Marea brags itself having the best desserts to satisfy the sweet tooth. Perhaps, a little bit of sugar is never bad for us. This café offers a bunch of sweets including brownies and their specialty Lavazza Coffee.
- Address: The Walk, Abad St. Cebu City, Cebu 6000
- Contact: 032-416-2348
Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant
Lantaw is a Cebuano word that when translated means “to see; to view; to sightsee.” Indeed, this restaurant got the perfect name because this floating eatery will give you a spectacular scenery of Cebu’s verdant hills and azure sky horizon. Aside from the fact that they’ll satisfy your eyes with majestic panoramic view, they will also fill your tummy with native Filipino dishes flavored with spices and fresh ingredients. They got a lot of seafood and other native dishes. You will indeed feel pampered while eating in this place as the cold breeze caresses your face.
- Address: Baybayon, Cordova, Cebu
- Contact: 032-514-2959
This homegrown Filipino restaurant is famed by food crawlers for its good pochero that will totally keep you coming back. Kusina Uno, of course, also serve other delectable Filipino food that will totally make a good impression on your taste buds. Make it a goal to halt in this resto before leaving Cebu, and try their famous sizzling Beef Pochero and never afraid to have your #CheatDay.
Larsian’s Barbecue is actually a strip of food stalls that sell budget-friendly tasty grilled barbecues. This barbecue hub has always been frequented by towners, students from the surrounding schools and universities, and by workers from the nearby establishments. Vendors are competing with low-cost meals including puso, a wrapped steamed rice with a size of a heart. The best time to visit this stretch of food stalls is at night where the city turns groovy and teeming.
- Address: Don Mariano Cui St. Cebu City
An American-themed dining restaurant, Casa Verde is your ideal place for adeluxe meal and casual gatherings. Most of the foods are American-inspired. If you are a Filipino native, the menu might seem quite “unusual” but are totally mouthwatering. Let your curiosity fill your tummy with Uncle Bob’s fares. Try the Chicken Quesadilla, Egg Rolls, and their specialty, Baby Back Ribs.
- Address: Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Business Park, 176 Archbishop Reyes Ave., Cebu City, Cebu
- Contact: 032-233-8885
Satisfying the taste buds of their happy customers, Ilaputi has been serving delicious meals for over a decade right now since they started cooking in 2002. The success of the business continues as they continually sizzle good food for their hungry guests. Most of the dishes are Asian-inspired such as the Nonihm Thai, Kari Kulkarni, and Penang Plato. Explore the flavors of Asia while enjoying the relaxed ambiance of their restaurant.
- Address: I1 Building, Jose Maria Del Mar St., Cebu IT Park, Cebu City
- Contact: 032-415-8800
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