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The Craic House

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$$ - $$$
Bar, International, Gastropub
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Evolution Dive and Beach Resort | Malapascua Island, Philippines
+63 917 631 2179
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We rarely left this place during our entire stay on the island. The food was great and the servers were excellent.

Thank pineapple8483
Prague, Czech Republic
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I visited the restaurant because of the good reviews, but compared to other places, especially Angelina and Amihan, the food was quite average with nothing to recommend it. The pulled pork and curry, both on the daily special menu, were OK but bland and uninteresting, and the mango cheese cake was brought totally frozen and inedible. After I returned it,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I spent 6 weeks on Malapascua and tried almost all the restaurants on the island and although the standard of food is high on this tiny Island the craic house took the title for me. Well done guys.

Thank BuckyBuckk
Singapore, Singapore
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253 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

After reading all the raving reviews on here, we thought let's head out there for dinner one night. We were quite disappointed. Upon sitting down, the waitress asked us right away if we were going to split the bill, and made sure to assign items to each couple every time we order something. I can understand if they want to... More 

Thank SingaSwiss
Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stayed at Evolution Dive resort for two weeks in December and had breakfast and lunch at The Craic House every day, and evening meals for more than half our stay. The menu is varied with exciting specials being offered every few days, the quality of the food is exceptional. The Christmas Day BBQ and the New Years eve dinner... More 

Thank dandsja
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103 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting Malapascua for diving since 2013. Each time we visit the Craic House , and it's been a pleasure to see the food and service even better than the previous visit. The staff smiling and chatting to guests makes for a lovely atmosphere. They have a very imaginitive menu and we have always enjoyed their creations. Obviously... More 

Thank ire123
1 review
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice food and great service. I like this place, the food was the best of all at Malapascua. The personal was friendly and it was a cosy restaurant!

Thank MiraLoh
Lund, Sweden
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I have eaten on all the top rated restaurants on Malapascua, and The Craic House has clearly been the best. They have extremely good service, and the food is outstanding.

Thank ludviglofqvist
Lund, Sweden
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed at Evolution for 9 nights and had all breakfasts, lunches and almost all dinners at the Craig House. For breakfast they serve very good crepes, bacon and fruit drinks. For lunch and dinner you can get almost anything you like, both Asian and European and it is all delicious. Some favourites: white fish with home-made mashed potatoes, calamari fritti,... More 

Thank Myeli
Budapest, Hungary
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76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Craic house is a great addition to Evolution dive center. Great breakfasts, delicious (and big!) main courses and appetizers. I loved their crepes to the point that I had them everyday ;) THe stuff is very nice and the service is good. THey also have a french chef now!

Thank Oksana C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 8
Bar, International, Gastropub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Evolution Dive and Beach Resort | Malapascua Island, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Malapascua Island
  • Phone Number: +63 917 631 2179
The Craic House Irish Bar and Restaurant is the funkiest spot on Malapascua. It serves contemporary cuisine, ice cold drinks and plays the best music in The Philippines, right on the beach.

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