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The Craic House

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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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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I stayed at Evolution Dive Centre - to which the Craic House is attached - in August and had booked three nights with the intention of moving on to elsewhere in the Philippines after that. However I was completely charmed by the service and the quality of the food and drinks here that I changed my flights and stayed longer.... More 

2 Thank tom_ashford_uk
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I was on Malapascua from July through mid September, and The Craic House was hands down one of my favorite spots on the island. The food was always fantastic, and the service is spot on and fun! Lauren the manager was always, nearby making sure we were all happy with our drinks and meals, and even went as far as... More 

2 Thank David O
Seattle, Washington
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Craic House is good but felt overpriced dor what you get. Maybe ok for the quality though. It's tough when a single (large but still one) spring roll is 250 pesos and you can get a whole meal with beer in town for less. (I was surprised how much cheaper it was when I wandered into town and got dinner... More 

1 Thank SDHopper
Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

First, it must be said that I stayed at Evolution, the hotel attached to the Craic House, so I had plenty of dining experiences here. From breakfast, to lunch, to dinner and every cocktail and sangria on the menu, I more or less tried it all. That being said, I highly recommend having breakfast here. The girls working at the... More 

1 Thank FilmEatDive
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

The staff made this restaurant memorable, the first day on the Island we visited, it was mid afternoon and not very busy, as soon as we sat we were instantly served. Wait staff were very friendly. I wish I could remember the waitress’s name as she remembered ours on all three visits. Very friendly very efficient with a huge smile.... More 

2 Thank DavidGB
Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We stumbled across this place on our third day in Malapascua after having some very mediocre fried food across the other bars. Thank god we found it! It's also probably the main reason we ended up staying on the island for a further 10 days.... Immediately we were greeted by the wonderful local staff and enjoyed some fresh food and... More 

1 Thank Rebecca W
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

The current menu combined with daily specials is very nice. Our first visit since the typhoon, they are doing a great job.

2 Thank jheidt99c
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Food is not hot enough when served. Some grilled food overdone and tough to bite. Staff and service is really good though.

Thank d0r1813
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

I enjoyed many meals here...excellent breakfast (try the crepes), tasty sandwiches and delicious dinners. I stayed at Evolution on two occasions, and {happily} ate most of my meals at Craic House. The service is excellent and the waitresses are super friendly. The chef and cooks seem capable of preparing almost any dish! Be sure to try the killer margaritas during... More 

2 Thank maymaynoles
Seoul, South Korea
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This was a nice place to hang out and the service was pretty good. The food was ok, we were a bit disappointed. To be fair, we weren't impressed with much of the food in Malapascua Island... but it hardly matters when the beaches are so beautiful. :)

Thank emkorea999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 8
Bar, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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?