We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Secret Cove Restaurant

National Highway | Yumbing, Mambajao, Mindanao, Philippines
0063-(0)88-387-9084
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 12 restaurants in Mambajao
Cuisines: Philippine
Most recent review
- Jan 22, 2014
Restaurant details
Write a Review

23 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
    11
    5
    4
    3
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Manila, Philippines
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Prices are quite high for nothing special. The food is good but not amazing and the restaurant closes at 9pm

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Decent food and nice view. To Be fair Secret cove is one of the only places in Camiguin where you can eat with a nice sea view. When we sat there it felt nice and the food was decent. Pork was a good choice (we explored the whole menu). All in all a good value for money. I guess I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bohol
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Its not on the menue, but Bida the owners wife prepared some mouthwatering japanes food for us. Its on request and depends what the market gives. Lucky to have that on the Island. One more reason to move back to Camiguin. Thanks guys

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Manchester
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We ate here after reading the mostly excellent reviews on Tripadvisor, but it turned out to be a huge disappointment. Where to start? The path leading to the restaurant was pitch black, and quite hazardous in parts. The menu is old and tatty and needs a revamp as this does not create a favourable impression to the visitor. Items that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tom S, Owner at Secret Cove Restaurant, responded to this review

I would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time and effort to write such a truthful,helpful and constructive review. I believe at the time of your visit my wife and I were in Singapore, not an excuse, just a fact. I must tell you that I am very disappointed in my staff, as the saying goes 'when the... More

Camiguin, Philippines
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

You do not go for the restaurant for sure. It is notoriously JUST NOT GOOD. Accomodation is more budget, but also real budget, no charm. It is not even the place where we locals (half-expat) go, so, I believe it is unpopular. I was there many years back, never went back.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Concord, New Hampshire
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Friendly staff, good service and a good menu that caters for western travelers. We ended up eating nearly all our meals here, even though it was not the cheapest option.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Schoenaich Na
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

A nice place, little outside but near enough with a standard motobike..good biologic food, friendly staff !

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mambajao
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Great food, they have things on the menu that you won't get anywhere on the island. The service is really good.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tom S, Owner at Secret Cove Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Tommy G. Thank you for taking the time to write your great review of our Restaurant, it is highly appreciated. Regards, Tom, Bida & Staff More

Cebu Island, Philippines
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

This was the first Resto I have eaten at in the Philippines that had food that tasted like real western food. Okay apart from a few 5 star hotels. But only a few. The quality and freshness of the food was outstanding and though it seems expensive it does represent good value for money. The staff were magnificent and the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tom S, Owner at Secret Cove Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Pooosti Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review about our Restaurant, it is much appreciated. Regards Tom S More

Kelowna, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

After two months of mystery food traveling all of Phillipines, what a joy to dine at secret cove. It was all great, breakfast was awesome, home made bread, great sausage, bacon, real pan fried potatoes, fresh brewed coffee, all served hot. We stayed ten days, tried every thing on the menu and loved all. Thank you and your staff for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Tom S, Owner at Secret Cove Restaurant, responded to this review

Hey Skip We are happy to read in your review how much you enjoyed our food and service, we look forward to seeing you back in the Philippines. Regards Tom S More

Travelers who viewed Secret Cove Restaurant also viewed

Mambajao, Camiguin
Camiguin, Mindanao
 
Camiguin, Mindanao
Camiguin, Mindanao
 

Been to Secret Cove Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Secret Cove Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing