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El Gecko Restobar

Mexican, American, Filipino, Asian
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Gen. Maxilom corner D. Jackosalem St., Cebu City, Philippines
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  • 14
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    Very good
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cool Little Bar - Stuck in the Era of Golden Rock, Awesome!

This a great old school pub/bar for the foreigners. Huge ratio of staff to clients, so the drinks came quick, and tables always kept clear and clean. Pool table at one end if you feel like belting some balls. Just a short walk downhill from Mango Square it is a refreshing change from the Mango... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
Roderick B
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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English first
Western Australia, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have nothing to say but praises to Elgecko bar. The title of my review says it all. The beef curry pie is good. The beer is the coldest one i got gret for thirsty guy like me! There is band everyday. Charming waitresses.. Awesome band as well.! There is a pool table on the other side of the bar.... More 

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

the best bar i can see! This aussie bar have it all..! Cold beer i have when i get to cebu!! great pizza! lovely girls!! Friendly girls and funny as well. The owner is usually on hand and also gives free beer! Big screen TV and cool music. Mix folks from around the world and the locals are in..! Been... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Girls seem nice for the first 5 seconds until they become persistent for a drink. The huge bill we received plus the 5 percent we had to pay to use credit card. I never use a credit card especially at a bar. Seemed we had brought a lot more girls drinks then we offered. NEVER GOING BACK. RIP OFF!!!

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jocaje, Guest Relations Manager at El Gecko Restobar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Mr.Sayeg! This is to clarify things to you. We charge 5% in credit cards when the card being used by the customer is an International card. Why?, because international banks(which is your bank) going to our local bank transactions charge us service charges which is around 3.5 to 3.7 percent. And that is the Standard... More 

United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

G'day mate! For me is the best ausie pub ever! Live rock metal bands set for a generation of young and old. The bands were the best band i have ever heard of. They play great music anything you want them to sing! Girls, were pretty and in uniforms. They are so cute and very lovely! All of them have... More 

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jocaje, Guest Relations Manager at El Gecko Restobar, responded to this review

Sir/maam Thank you for your review! We highly appreciate your review! We are trying our best to make elgecko the best bar we can! Since, many are writing bad reviews in our page we can not blame them for that. Maybe because of being envious seeing our bar doing well! They cant help themselves but feel bad and write bad... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Most of the girls will ask drinks in the first second you step in and if you don't give those there is one girl who will add her's and her friends drinks to your tab. Happens all the time. Too loud music while band is playing. Used to be my regular place but these things changed my mind. Go for... More 

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jocaje, Guest Relations Manager at El Gecko Restobar, responded to this review

SIR: Thank you so much for your review! But according to your case, i feel sorry about it. And going back to the time you were "if ever things really happened" and you noticed it, the first thing you should do is to complain, right? Then you should have done that, complain then we can correct things accordingly with our... More 

cebu
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

have drank here for years but no more if ur looking to get ripped off this is the place for you.girls are adding drinks to your bill all the time most of my mates just stopped going good bar gone bad

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jocaje, Guest Relations Manager at El Gecko Restobar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review sir. But, as you said you have been drinking here for years and have been our patron which i am sure of and have loved this bar for years, yet, you concern yourself giving us a review that we ripped you off? Does that make sense at all after years you have been drinking in... More 

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This a great old school pub/bar for the foreigners. Huge ratio of staff to clients, so the drinks came quick, and tables always kept clear and clean. Pool table at one end if you feel like belting some balls. Just a short walk downhill from Mango Square it is a refreshing change from the Mango scene. Food was fresh tasty... More 

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Ceduna, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

You certainly don't disappoint. A balanced review met with a semi personal attack and assertions of questionable moral standards. Good work. And thanks for pointing out that my views and opinions are up to me. Nice to know, albeit a radical concept for a reviewing site.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

They serve short order food The music is good The girls look like bar girls but they are proper and clean and there are no barfines so its not a girlie bar Would you take your pastor here?

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Yeah this place is okay. The crowd can be pretty sketchy but if watching some try hard bikie doing burnouts out the front is your thing then I agree it has some great atmosphere. Ranked at 109 of 386 for restaurants in Cebu City so I suppose being in the bottom 30% entirely justifies the emphatic justification of 'ELGECKO is... More 

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jocaje, Public Relations Manager at El Gecko Restobar, responded to this review

To 857monster, Good day! Thanks for your input. But with regards to your views and opinions, it is up entirely to you. As you and everybody knows we "elgecko" justifies that we are not a girly bar. ! I suppose you yourself hang out in girly bars down at mango avenue, which then you can simply compare the big difference.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gen. Maxilom corner D. Jackosalem St., Cebu City, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Filipino, Asian

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