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The Craic House

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Evolution Dive and Beach Resort | Malapascua Island, Philippines
+63 917 631 2179
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Craic House Irish Bar and Restaurant is the funkiest spot on...
The Craic House Irish Bar and Restaurant is the funkiest spot on Malapascua. It serves contemporary cuisine, ice cold drinks and plays the best music in The Philippines, right on the beach.
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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Excellent staff, facinating mix of Irish Pub and beach hut bar.

The staff made this restaurant memorable, the first day on the Island we visited, it was mid afternoon and not very busy, as soon as we sat we were instantly served. Wait staff were very friendly. I wish I could remember the waitress’s name as she remembered ours on all three visits. Very friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
DavidGB
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LA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

First, it must be said that I stayed at Evolution, the hotel attached to the Craic House, so I had plenty of dining experiences here. From breakfast, to lunch, to dinner and every cocktail and sangria on the menu, I more or less tried it all. That being said, I highly recommend having breakfast here. The girls working at the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The staff made this restaurant memorable, the first day on the Island we visited, it was mid afternoon and not very busy, as soon as we sat we were instantly served. Wait staff were very friendly. I wish I could remember the waitress’s name as she remembered ours on all three visits. Very friendly very efficient with a huge smile.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We stumbled across this place on our third day in Malapascua after having some very mediocre fried food across the other bars. Thank god we found it! It's also probably the main reason we ended up staying on the island for a further 10 days.... Immediately we were greeted by the wonderful local staff and enjoyed some fresh food and... More 

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Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The current menu combined with daily specials is very nice. Our first visit since the typhoon, they are doing a great job.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Food is not hot enough when served. Some grilled food overdone and tough to bite. Staff and service is really good though.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I enjoyed many meals here...excellent breakfast (try the crepes), tasty sandwiches and delicious dinners. I stayed at Evolution on two occasions, and {happily} ate most of my meals at Craic House. The service is excellent and the waitresses are super friendly. The chef and cooks seem capable of preparing almost any dish! Be sure to try the killer margaritas during... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was a nice place to hang out and the service was pretty good. The food was ok, we were a bit disappointed. To be fair, we weren't impressed with much of the food in Malapascua Island... but it hardly matters when the beaches are so beautiful. :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stayed and dived with Evolution and so all our meals were at The Craic House. What impressed us the most is the friendliness and attentiveness of the manager and his staff. Menus were promptly given, orders taken and food served. The staff never failed to come around afterwards to ask us "How was the food?" I was craving for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Well, crack heads, crack dealers and craic addicts - what more do you need? Five years ago I visited Malapascua for the first time, staying and diving with Evolution Diving which had only just started operations. The marvellous Craic House bar/restaurant was the heart of the resort, serving a basic menu, lots of drinks and just as many tall stories.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I was staying at the dive resort and so the Craic House was convenient and the food great. The staff are so attentive and know your name after your first visit. Happy Hour cocktails always worth a visit. I personally enjoyed every meal here (including the bacon wrapped bananas, which we tried as they sounded "different"). Lauren (the new manager)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Evolution Dive and Beach Resort | Malapascua Island, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Malapascua Island
  • Phone Number: +63 917 631 2179

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 8
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Irish, Filipino, International, Asian, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions

Description

The Craic House Irish Bar and Restaurant is the funkiest spot on Malapascua. It serves contemporary cuisine, ice cold drinks and plays the best music in The Philippines, right on the beach.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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