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Secret Cove Restaurant

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National Highway | Yumbing, Mambajao, Mindanao, Philippines
0063-(0)88-387-9084
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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 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Angry rude owner.

We stayed next door and had eaten breakfast here every morning for three days because we liked the food and the girls who worked there were nice, then my friend noticed a small menu under the espresso machine that offered various types of higher quality coffee drinks so she ordered one that had an... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Rockabel
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California
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California
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed next door and had eaten breakfast here every morning for three days because we liked the food and the girls who worked there were nice, then my friend noticed a small menu under the espresso machine that offered various types of higher quality coffee drinks so she ordered one that had an option of "regular" or "freshly ground"... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I came here for lunch. I was the only diner during my visit, though I did meet some guests on their way to dive when I arrived. I ordered Chicken Cordon Bleu and Date Square. The staff asked me if I was willing to wait since cooking time for the Chicken Cordon Bleu is an hour. I said yes. Despite... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

OK, lets start with the menu. Ha Ha Ha, Entree #1 Fried Sausage, Entree #2 Boiled Sausage, Entree #3 Grilled Sausage and so on and so on. Instead of putting the choice on the menu of how you would like your low quality frozen sausage prepared, this idiot proprietor puts it as 6 different entrees on the menu. LOL The... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Their food was okay, meals are generous, though not as tasty as one might find in restos around the neighborhood

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Manila, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

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Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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 

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Bohol
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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Manchester
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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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 

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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
44 helpful votes 44 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.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: National Highway | Yumbing, Mambajao, Mindanao, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mindanao  >  Camiguin  >  Mambajao
  • Phone Number: 0063-(0)88-387-9084

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Philippine

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