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Zubuchon

One Mango Mall / Escario Central /Islands Stay Hotel Mactan | Mango Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines
+63 32 2395697
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Ranked #30 of 354 restaurants in Cebu City
Price range: $4 - $8
Cuisines: Philippine
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: We serve roast pig as the main dish, with nearly three dozen other Filipino dishes that are either based on roast pork, or complementary dishes. We have seafood, vegetables and fresh local fruit shakes. This is the pig that Chef and TV Host Anthony Bourdain declared as "The Best Pig, Ever!" on his No Reservations episode on the Philippines. For a taste of Filipino cuisine, in a clean, comfortable space, visit us at any of our branches in Cebu.
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Makati, Philippines
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It was our pleasure to eat the Zubuchon it's all over Cebu was trendy to eat this food, but when we went to Escario, the Chicken was very good taste the same in Airport I tested. But When i bite the meat of the letchon it was so much bad SALTY it was smell so good but it turn me... More

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Manila
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I actually bought from Zubuchon at Mactan Airport Departure Lounge. I've been wanting to take Cebu's lechon back to Manila but had been to busy to order before I leave. So I was relieved when I saw Zubuchon right at the departure area. Very convenient, indeed! Aside from the bestseller lechon in boxes/frozen packs, they also have a mini resto... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

As Anthony bourdain said , the best pig ever. Had couple of time dinner and I always get the deboned lechon....oh my god, so succulent nice crispy skin, just remember to ask to serve it hot as normally is just warm. Tried some other few dishes and all we're very well crafted.

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Manila, Philippines
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96 reviews 96 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you want to try local Cebu dishes, this is one resto to go. The lechon is presented nicely, deboned, but tastes too bland for me. It's not what you'd expect a lechon Cebu to taste like. It's still worth to try if you're visiting the island for the first time. Guess its more hype than taste that made Zubuchon... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Hands down the best Lechon! Wanted to eat there everyday. A good place to order a few plates for the table and eat family style. The staff is friendly and it is fun watching the pig roasting in the kitchen

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Zubuchon Restaurant has excellent service and delicious food in a great environment. The restaurant is located in a shopping area around a parking lot so it doesn't look like much, however the restaurant itself is clean, nicely decorated and has a great atmosphere. Admittedly, my knowledge of Philippines cuisine is limited however I really enjoyed the meal and thought it... More

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Hawaii
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

No MSG lechon..as soon as you bite into either the meat or skin of the lechon you know that they have taken great care in cooking it. So it really is a must try…also make sure to have their shake..Duhat shake was awesoe!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I visited the branch within Islands Stay hotel. Upon arrival, the staff told us that the lechon will not be available within the next 30 minutes so he convinced us to order other food in the menu while waiting for the delivery. While it is OKAY to wait, the staff did not tell us that it'll take more than an... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Don't believe the hype...my experience was that it was like plywood and very dry. Then again it was over priced as well. Never again

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Zubuchon, Owner at Zubuchon, responded to this review

We apologize that the lechon you tasted was "dry and tasteless" -- it shouldn't have been. Our lechons are delivered to branches at 11am and roughly 530pm everyday. They should be at their peak for both and lunch and dinner rush. Off hours sometimes result in less than ideal lechon, but if you were unhappy and mentioned this to staff,... More

San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Cebu is known for the best lechon in the Philippines. I have witnessed in the Cebu Pacific cargo area where the several packages of the lechons are shipped by air to Manila. Zubuchon lechon lacks the moisture and the taste. Im giving it a 2 star rating

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