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J&A Fishpen

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Barangay Benon | Mahinog, Mindanao 9101, Philippines
63 88 387 4008
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 17
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  • 23
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  • 7
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  • 3
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  • 2
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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
Can't beat the view, the zipline, the fresh fish, and the location

Pay a little extra and sit out on the floating docks above the fish pens. It's worth the a couple bucks to sit on the water under the thatched roof while enjoying the view of the inland lagoon and the fish pens. The food is great and the atmosphere is unique for sure. They even have a zip line... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
CayeBoy
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Altadena, California
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One expects fresh seafood in the islands, and if you have a motorbike and do not mind the 30 minutes it takes to drive there, then you will be wasting your time and also not have your expectations met. Not exactly the truth as the snapper we ordered was probably fresh, as there were fish pens all around. However by... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were well served by banick here! The grilled/stirfried food was very yummy and not too expensive, but the tinola (clear soup) wasn't very good. Garlic butter prawns were the best.

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Thank Kiku C
Philippines
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can opt to dine in the middle of a fish pen. Ingredients are fresh but taste is just so-so. You dine here for the experience but not for the food per se.

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Thank MPVPhilippines
Palawan Island, Philippines
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

excellent location to relax with great views, i fully recommend this restaurant, sadly it does not have a wide range of western foods on the menu

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Altadena, California
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Pay a little extra and sit out on the floating docks above the fish pens. It's worth the a couple bucks to sit on the water under the thatched roof while enjoying the view of the inland lagoon and the fish pens. The food is great and the atmosphere is unique for sure. They even have a zip line attraction... More 

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Thank CayeBoy
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Did lunch, and everything was delightful --- food, venue, and service. Fresh and succulent seafood, tasty grilled pork, sweet buko. No better lunch ever! Servers were very friendly and helpful, and no long wait for the food. Get one of the huts, will cost P100 more but worth the price. Its eating right there in the middle of the lagoon.... More 

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Thank tsetseflyer
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

The view from this place is great!! The staff are courteous. The food is okay but it's fresh. The place is very near Benoni Port. One must visit this place when in Camiguin.

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Thank Drpaglisha
Jerrabomberra
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246 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We got here at 6 pm and were looked after very well. The location on a volcanic lagoon surrounded by greenery was very pleasant and photogenic. You can choose a floating nipa hut on the water or an open, covered area nearer the bar. We all loved all the seafood we ordered and also the best mango shakes we've had... More 

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Thank RobandMaryJean
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Staff more interested in watching the bigscreen tv with the ziplinestaff. I left after 10 minutes of neglect, hungry as when i come in

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Thank Anders A
Philippines
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

After several days on Camiguin Island, we decided to find a nice seafood restaurant. I mentioned to the rest of the family that when we disembarked from the ferry, I seemed to remember a nice looking cove where there appeared to be a fish hatchery and possibly a restaurant. Well, I was correct with my assessment as the place we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Barangay Benon | Mahinog, Mindanao 9101, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mindanao  >  Camiguin
  • Phone Number: 63 88 387 4008

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Filipino

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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