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Jambalaya Cajun Cafe

Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Healthy
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The Beach, Port Barton, Palawan Island, Philippines
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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
Ok! Wouldn't rush back

Food was mediocre but plagued by f-kin dogs. Hygiene questioned by amount of dogs trying to get near customers. Expensive!

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Food was mediocre but plagued by f-kin dogs. Hygiene questioned by amount of dogs trying to get near customers. Expensive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We've just been to the Cafe, had an awesome Jambalaya and a super delicious banana-ginger shake. It is a bit more pricy than other places here but we're happy to pay more for quality food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Angela at Jambalaya... a unique place to stay... you will love the food all the way... the food they serve is so healthy... will make you smile heavenly... the staff are very friendly... that's why I'm so happy... very nice experience... i love the nature presence.. the place where i wanna be... its Jambalaya you will see!

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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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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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Restaurant Details

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, 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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