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Cadlao Resort & Restaurant

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Filipino, European, Asian
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Caalan, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
+63 917 589 7069
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Enjoy the overlooking terrace of the restaurant facing Cadlao Island and...
Enjoy the overlooking terrace of the restaurant facing Cadlao Island and the South China Sea.Local, Asian specialties and international meals are served.All our meals are made with fresh local produce including fishes, lobsters, king prawns caught fresh every day. You can also try our Seafood pasta, our seafood curry our pork ribs and beef tenderloin.All our meals include side dish ; vegetables and rice or home made french fries or home made mash potatoes.The bar next to the restaurant a large list of drinks like wines, cocktails or healthy fresh juices.
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
We loved it

Loved the french fries. I don't know why they were so good, but they were. Good hot pineapple with ice cream dessert. Good vegetarian options. I like the banana heart dish from the filipino cuisine menu. This is the only restaurant we ate at when we were in town because we loved it. Great sunset... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Loved the french fries. I don't know why they were so good, but they were. Good hot pineapple with ice cream dessert. Good vegetarian options. I like the banana heart dish from the filipino cuisine menu. This is the only restaurant we ate at when we were in town because we loved it. Great sunset views.

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Its ok to visit this place once, it looks fancy and overpriced compared to other restaurants but i doubt their seafood is as fresh as you can get in beachfront eateries of El Nido

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Stayed here and had three dinners, one lunch and the three included breakfasts. All the meals were great and the staff was friendly. My favorite was the Jack Fish cooked in fragrant green curry. Huge portion but delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Decided to try out Cadlao's restaurant after reading all the good reviews. We called to reserve a table and to have Cadlao pick us up at their pick up point: Lally and Abet inn. Their service will take you on a narrow path along the shoreline directly to the resort. It's quite a walk so do call for the free... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

- the quality of the food here is strikingly superior to other places we had eaten.. we would order the same dishes in other restos, but the food here is undeniably better. - all the seafood we ordered was super fresh and expertly prepared. - fancy schmancy atmosphere, but im indifferent to that. i prefer comfort and quality to stuffiness.... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Food is expensive but worth it. I suggest coming here for lunch or before the sunset for dinner, you will not be disappointed! Try the homemade ice cream as well! They pick up and drop off people to/from el nido town proper so just call them in advance

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The resort takes walk in customers and we were delighted to be accommodated. We had advanced reservations and they picked us in front of Lally and Abet inn. I had a burger which is really big with bacon and a side of onion rings, my friends had pasta and pork meal. It was very tasty and really value for money.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were staying up the road so stumbled across Cadloa when walking into town one day. The menu was a bit more expensive than other places in El Nido, but after reading reviews, we decided to come here for our last evening. The setting is lovely, you have a wonderful view of the sunset. We had some cocktails before ordering... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Loved hopping off our dive boat and going here for an amazing smoothies (fruit shake) served in cute jar glasses. It was beautiful swimming in the beach and coming back to our table on the sand to relax and drink yummy drinks! Winner

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

the restaurant is very good. we ate there shrimps and vegtables, and the shakes are very good. thery have a good spicy fish and mango savic'e

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Caalan, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  El Nido
  • Phone Number: +63 917 589 7069

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 18
  • Cuisine: Filipino, European, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic

Description

Enjoy the overlooking terrace of the restaurant facing Cadlao Island and the South China Sea.Local, Asian specialties and international meals are served.All our meals are made with fresh local produce including fishes, lobsters, king prawns caught fresh every day. You can also try our Seafood pasta, our seafood curry our pork ribs and beef tenderloin.All our meals include side dish ; vegetables and rice or home made french fries or home made mash potatoes.The bar next to the restaurant a large list of drinks like wines, cocktails or healthy fresh juices.

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