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Punta Engano Road | Abaca Resort, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
+63324958456
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Spoilt rotten, thank you Abaca!

We have visited Abaca Restaurant on a few occasions and the food and service has always been fantastic. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and attentive without being over-the-top and the food has been delicious. When we have called ahead to ask about a special menu for dietary requirements... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Kirsten M
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have visited Abaca Restaurant on a few occasions and the food and service has always been fantastic. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and attentive without being over-the-top and the food has been delicious. When we have called ahead to ask about a special menu for dietary requirements (vegan), the restaurant has always been very obliging and the chef has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

What a pleasant surprise. I had heard about Abaca from my brother who had been there many times before but this was only my second trip to Cebu and I finally made it out for lunch and drinks. I didn't stay at the resort. This place has a fantastic atmosphere. The design is top notch. Everything flows like the built-in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I had dinner here in one of our nights on our May vacation. Food was nice and everything looked very hygienic.Ambiance is good. The staffs were accommodating only that I don't find the security guy at entrance very useful in giving directions.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Everything about Abaca is top notch. The food is delicious, they use high quality ingredients, the ambiance is relaxed and romantic, and their service is impeccable. I'm most impressed with how they treat my husband. He has a dairy allergy, and while many restaurants groan at the idea of having to change their standard dishes, at Abaca they've always gone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

You get good value for your money. Excellent food and service. Staff was very attentive to detail and to our requests. Though we were a big group, they service was efficient and the food delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

I've read a lot about Abaca Resort prior to going to Cebu, but what I didn't know is how fantastic their restaurant is. It exuded an air of exclusivity as we entered a very unassuming gate, wasn't sure if we could get through without a reservation. We still managed to get inside however, and I immediately fell in love with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We knew this place rated well and consequently we booked in advance. We had high expectations and weren't disappointed. The restaurant itself is in a nice garden setting, low lighting and under stated decor. The only complaint was that it was a little warm however the staff were more than happy to reposition a fan for us. I imagine if... More 

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great food, well prepared but definitely one of the most expensive restaurants in Cebu. Worth it if you're in the mood for fine dining with lovely ambience or you have someone you want to impress. It's connected to an equally lovely and pricey botique resort. A good bet for an anniversary overnighter.

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A really classy restaurant and only 5 minutes away from the Shangri-La. A very nice menu with awesome food and a great ambience - super wine collection also.

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you are looking for fine dining with Ocean views and privacy then this is for you. Food and much adored Chef make this a very special place. I eat here often and never disappointed. Fresh food at its best. My favourite is the roasted chicken with garlic mash and green beans. The presentation is as amazing as the taste.... More 

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Address: Punta Engano Road | Abaca Resort, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
Phone Number: +63324958456
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Mactan Island  >  Lapu Lapu

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  • Address: Punta Engano Road | Abaca Resort, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Mactan Island  >  Lapu Lapu
  • Phone Number: +63324958456

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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