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Jambalaya Cajun Cafe

Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Coffee Shop, Healthy
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The Beach, Port Barton, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Jambalaya Cajun Cafe is currently located in the middle of the beach...
The Jambalaya Cajun Cafe is currently located in the middle of the beach in Port Barton. We are a small cozy restaurant, with amazing sunset views! We are highly recommended by all the leading Philippines travel guidebooks. We recommend making a reservation for evening dining.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but overpriced

Its a nice place at the beach, but overpriced. You pay more for a coffee than in Europe. Food is good, but not exceptional. There are better deals in Port Barton with as good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This place clearly loves itself with all the signs and stuff. The place looks nice and is right on the beach but the food and drinks are overpriced. Homemade Bread was tasteless (more salt!!) and dry. If you want something you have to get the waitress instead of she coming to you. Also really weird that they don't serve softdrinks... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I had a very bad experience with this Jambalaya Cajun Cafe' in Port Barton. Food is okay (though the one which was served to us was a bit burnt) but the service is terrible, really terrible. Please click on the link below to read my full article/blogpost. http://thepalawenyaexplorer.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-jambalaya-experience.html

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Its a nice place at the beach, but overpriced. You pay more for a coffee than in Europe. Food is good, but not exceptional. There are better deals in Port Barton with as good food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Most of the restaurants in Port Barton are very average,nice to see Jambalaya serves healthy and tasty food with a wide variety of choice on the menu and the menu caters to all budgets.Well done.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is definitely the unique cafe of Port Barton, the food is excellent and and there is a calmness around the place which I didn't quite get in other eateries around the island. They will allow you to leave your rucksacks etc on the premises while you go around the island looking for your lodgings, as often hoteliers will not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

They say that, all over the front of their restaurant, that they're the best in Port Barton, and in my experience, that was true. The food was excellent, and the tree house table was a cool change of pace from just about everything else in the area. Also, pasta jambalaya is pretty much the best idea ever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Such a good place to relax in the hang out area and also in the big table on the beach in front of this place, reading a book while having the best coffee i had so far in the Philippines and with real french bread. Fresh Fruit shake is available anytime you ordered from the menu and it comes with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Imaginary of this cozy place gave us a excellent atmosphere and very taste food, amazing home made bread without any sugar and preservatives and the good coffee i was looking for is on their menu as well. The best coffee in town cafe Latte with good bread for breakfast... The waitress services was nice as a smiling friendly staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I lived in New Orleans for a year; while this is no NOLA jambalaya, it's pretty good, and nice to have something a little different while traveling in the Philippines. The drinks and sandwiches are way more expensive here than elsewhere on the beach, but they have a good book exchange and if you have a large group, you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Nice place to hang out. Place was perfectly located beside the beach. Perfect for eating and drinking.

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Address: The Beach, Port Barton, Palawan Island, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  Port Barton
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Coffee Shop, Healthy

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Beach, Port Barton, Palawan Island, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  Port Barton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Coffee Shop, Healthy

Description

The Jambalaya Cajun Cafe is currently located in the middle of the beach in Port Barton. We are a small cozy restaurant, with amazing sunset views! We are highly recommended by all the leading Philippines travel guidebooks. We recommend making a reservation for evening dining.

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