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Payag Restaurant

Filipino, Asian
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18 C.P.G. East Avenue, Tagbilaran City, Philippines
038 501 7852
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Excellent actually it's just that the restaurant could be improved with more fans (conditioning). The food was tasty especially the barbecue which is their specialty, one of the best I have ever tasted. Not only the restaurant sells delicious food but it's affordable unlike the other fine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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269 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is in a beautifully preserved old house but the food is average chicken barbecue, the chicken was not so fresh anymore.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Straight from the airport, we went here for lunch. We thought the place is closed, as the place is deserted (a little past lunchtime). It took a while before a staff finally approached us. A couple arrived a little shortly after us and noticed that they too, had too wait a little longer to be served. The food I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

For sheer flavor of chicken barbecue, this place is the best. The restaurant has been a landmark of native food in Tagbilaran for several years now and it has maintained that reputation. Competition have come and gone but Payag is the place to go to fill that hungry stomach especially after a full day for frolicking in the island paradise... More 

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

are you guys cooking with MSG? we had some philippino dishes.not outstanding, but tasty. point is, when we went back to the hotel,both of us had allergic reactions. so if you use msg,tell that to your customers

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Excellent actually it's just that the restaurant could be improved with more fans (conditioning). The food was tasty especially the barbecue which is their specialty, one of the best I have ever tasted. Not only the restaurant sells delicious food but it's affordable unlike the other fine restaurants which are quite too much for such food. I would recommend this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It was a nice restaurant. We came on a quiet weekday and so the customers were confined to the air-conditioned lower ground floor dining space. The other more festive and authentic dining place is in the adjoining antique house setting which I think would have been more impressive. The ground floor dining room is alright with fancy decors of chickens... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Came here on our first night. The food was good but not a great atmosphere or decor. I recommend the BBQ chicken.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My husband (Galician) loved it so much, and even said that it's much much better than Indonesia's, Thailand's and Malaysia's chicken barbeque and I do agree with him. It is not a place for fine dining for me, but their chicken is a must-try. The rest of the dishes are ok. Being a Boholano (from Bohol/ Tagbilaran City), Payag is... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Upon arriving in Bohol province from Manila, we had our first meal at Payag Restaurant which is known for its barbecues and chicken INATO (similar to "inasal"). Though they were good, we did not find them spectacular or something to rave about. They simply were what they should be. We also ordered another house specialty, the SINUGLAW, raw TANIGUE fish... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We travelled on motorbike... so we are so hungry and we stop by in payag at cpg east... i ordered pork barbeque cos thats my favorite here and my friend had chicken... after i almost finish my barbecue i saw something inside which supoosed to be not included in my barbecue... i dont want to say what is it but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 C.P.G. East Avenue, Tagbilaran City, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Bohol Province  >  Bohol Island  >  Tagbilaran City
  • Phone Number: 038 501 7852

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Filipino, Asian

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