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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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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant and resort is quite exquisite. High standard service and food, magnificent accommodation.

Thank TRobsfamily
Hong Kong, China
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hubbi and I stayed here in late-September. Prior to visiting, I had emailed the resort and asked for suggestion on a romantic dinner. With the great weather, they were able to arrange and set-up our dinner at the canopy and we had such a nice evening under the bright moon and lovely stars. The food was amazing...and be prepared,... More 

Thank lovetravelslove
Macau, China
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is really good. The Chef uses only the fresh ingredients and care is taken to prepare everything at a very high standard. Even the drinks are done quite well. The pork belly is one of the best examples I have tried in the Philippines and the bread is freshly baked daily and very addicting. Wonderful experience being able... More 

Thank Geoff A
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 3 young grandsons, my daughter, her hubby and a family friend from Cebu placed a reservation on Nov 1. Am impressed with the ambience, exclusivity and security. Preparation is excellent, the food is super delicious as my 3 grandsons devour their shares. They have efficient service and Chef Jay Rollan went out of his way to greet... More 

Thank Grace F
Manila, Philippines
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first time to visit Cebu and found a pleasant surprise to find Head Chef Jay Rollan (formerly of Wholesome Table) there! He welcomed us with his usual warmth and camaraderie over the years. My family loved every bite of the food served to us - from the complimentary bread basket, flatbread pizzas, black seafood risotto, whole roasted... More 

Thank kttf27
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dining in Abaca was a very memorable moment for me during my trip to Cebu. The ambience is perfect for dates. Service is outstanding. I love how attentive all their servers were to your needs. But the real highlight of this place is their food! We had the honor of meeting Chef Jay Rollan and I had nothing but high... More 

Thank Kriz G
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing dinner at Abaca restaurant. The place is very charming. The staff was very gentle and attentive. Some nice appertizer was served after our order. The food was tasty and delicious. Highly recommended.

Thank Szilvia S
Quezon City
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For years now I've been hearing good reviews about Abaca. On our last night in Mactan, we decided to go. The big surprise was the risotto. It was rich, flavorful and everything that I imagined a great risotto to be. I've had risottos in Venice, Rome and Manila's best restaurants and somehow they all failed to convince me that risotto... More 

Thank Paolo D
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fabulous but expensive even by Western standards... worth it?? ...YES!, and no... eat before you go!

Thank 188familyman
Pasig, Philippines
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Very good ambience. Very nice staff. Very good and very excellent chef! A good friend of ours, very down to earth chef jay Rollan. What more can I ask for. This restaurant in mactan Cebu, ( abaca resort, restaurant ) is very awesome! Very nice serving of food. Nice plating and very delicious! Highly recommended! Good job guys. Keep up... More 

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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, Mediterranean, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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?