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On the beach, Philippines
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Cuisines: International
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English first
Namur, Belgium
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153 reviews 153 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Not happy about dining there. Dining on the beach is so enjoyable, but as the meal progressed, the disappointment grew only larger. First the red wine by the glass: avoid; it is some sweet lightly alcoholic drink of red color... Staff actually has no idea what wine should taste like. Note the P Masson chablis was ok. We ordered garlic... More 

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Calgary, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Happy to have found this little gem next to hippocampus. The food was great and the staff was even better. Be sure to enjoy a happy hour of 2 for 1 cocktails between 5-7 pm and ask Bjorn (the bartender) to sing you some classics. Maria the owner is super friendly and can always be found interacting with the customers.... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Stopped by for happy hour twice and enjoyed the 2 for 1 drink specials. Chatted with owner Maria and met a few nice folks. Place was fairly empty as it was the low season, but I would consider staying there next time. I liked the ship-like rustic ambiance.

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Hong Kong
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I was told to go eat there and it was not pleasant at all. The waitress had no idea about the menu. Then we asked for a tuna burger with out onion or spices, they gave it to us wrong they cooked anoher one again wrong and then they charged us for two. I refused to pay for it an... More 

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Baguio, Philippines
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234 reviews 234 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
487 helpful votes 487 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had our lunch at Magellans and I immensely enjoyed it (my best meal in Malapascua). The restaurant is on the upper floor, has all wooden interiors, lots of seating (bamboo chairs + large sofas / mattresses with cushions if you like to fold our legs and sit). When I wanted buko (coconut) juice, they just sent a person up... More 

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Paris, France
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161 reviews 161 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

As you are on holiday, you've got your time. If you go to magellan it is important to do not forget this parameter. THe food is really great, but it takes a while to be served. Waiter informed us that everything is fresh, and so it take time to prepare, but 1 hours 15 for pasta seems a bit long.... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We stopped by this restaurant almost every day. They had a German hefeweizen in the can and it sure is hard to find good, full-flavored beer in Malapascua!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

The service was really really slow. After 20 minutes from our order was taken, they informed us that our food is not available. So we picked another one but it took them about 40 minutes to serve it. When the food finally arrived, the portion was small and even have to remind them about the salad which should be served... More 

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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Food was average and portions small, and service very slow (25 min after i ordered to let me know they didn't have fish for example). Much better food and value at other restaurants nearby.

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Guangzhou, GD, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Food is average.. Service is slow.. View is amazing.. If you are bored with the rest of Malapascua.. then this is your choice.. I would head down to Craic House for a better experience..

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Address: On the beach, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Malapascua Island
Cuisine: International

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