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Abaca Restaurant

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Punta Engano Road | Abaca Resort, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
+63 32 495 8456
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Kobe, Japan
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As we stayed at Abaca Resort we had breakfast, lunch and dinner here 4 days, and not one of those meals were less than fabulous. They have there own bakery that delivers fantastic bread and baked goodness. Our kids could easily have been happy just being served their bread every day. Being a pasta lover, for me the highlights were... More 

Thank Cathinka H
Metro Manila, Philippines
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flew back to Cebu for several meetings and I decided to go back to Abaca only to dine this time. Sad to say that we weren't able to book a stay since most their rooms were taken during the holidays. We were greeted with the usual warmth and friendliness. The restaurant was a little busier this time with several larger... More 

Thank chefnomad
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was probably the best meal we had in over two week's in the Philippines! Granted it wasn't local cuisine but it was on par with high quality New York City restaurants. The service was great and it was reasonably priced. The breakfast was awesome as well.

Thank Lee E
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been trying to find somewhere to eat that is actually edible in and around the Movenpick Hotel and as this is rated no.1 on the island we thought it must be good! Unfortunately, although in a lovely setting the food was pretty rank. I ordered the steak which was ridiculously expensive and my partner ordered the seabass. The... More 

Thank chloeuu
Manila, Philippines
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service were both good. The restaurant is inside the Abaca Boutique Hotel and its pretty easy to find it as it is just after the Movenpick Hotel. Our family ranged from seniors to infants and the food was enjoyed by everyone. The risotto with the scallops was what I enjoyed most.

Thank Charles Y
Manila, Philippines
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Was staying at the Movenpick and wanted somewhere else to try for lunch so went down the road around 5 minutes to Abaca, a small boutique luxury hotel. Their restaurant is rustic and has a view over the water. There were 2 menu options, their regular a la carte menu which looked good as well as set menu offering soup,... More 

Thank James421
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I was in Cebu for 3 days and I went here for brunch twice! I love the variety of pastries and bread. Hospitality of the staff is amazing! They are so friendly and smiley all the time. The ambience is great too! Food is good!

Thank GwennonTeng
Cebu City, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

It isn't surprising to realise that the restaurant holds more than just great food. I was able to have their Lamb Shank and their Pappardelle. The Lamb Shank was nothing short of perfect. Effortless at how it presented itself on the table, it's beyond reasonable to note that even the carrots in the dish could keep up with how tasty... More 

Thank ChuckGaux
Barcelona, Spain
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I like all restaurant from that Guy a real professional.. but Abaca is located near the sea in a cosy luxury garden the good is creative and colorful.. the price are not cheap but it's nice to stay in this place for a lunch and jump in the swimming pool ... Good for a Sunday family lunch or a love... More 

Thank fran68_12
Metro Manila, Philippines
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

My 2 relatives just arrived from Italy and we had lunch in Abaca. The food was just great! We ordered the prosciutto pizza, parppadelle, Caesar salad and baked prawns. My cousins were blown away by them all. The food, atmosphere and service was exquisite and spot on. The day was just perfect!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Punta Engano Road | Abaca Resort, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Mactan Island  >  Lapu Lapu
  • Phone Number: +63 32 495 8456

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?