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“Serving the old and the new” 4 of 5 stars
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Mardoney's
Don Rufino Alonzo Street, Mindanao, Philippines
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Ranked #263 of 843 restaurants in Mindanao
Cuisines: Asian
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Cotabato City, Philippines
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Serving the old and the new”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I love Chinese cuisine, and at Mar Doneys Restaurant in the city of Cotabato, the food served there is one of the best. I have tried other restaurants serving the same dishes, but this restaurant stands out. This simple dining place offers the best cakes in town, and their hopia has become a trademark of the place, because people from different provinces in Mindanao buy it as pasalubong. The price is right at Mar Doneys, every meal is special. It is now old, and has not expanded over the years, but the customers keep coming back, and I am one of them.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cotabato City, Philippines
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“A pioneer restaurant, still enduring”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I couldn't help but review this small restaurant in Cotabato City because of the food that they serve. This restaurant is already old but it is still here. Other restaurants have already closed, new ones are emerging but I still like to dine here, sometimes order for take out. The food is served just right to my taste. Try their noodles, fried rice, lomi, pancit canton, pancit palabok, meat and seafood dish, still the same, I just don't know how they managed to do that, even if they have changed managers and cooks several times already. They also have assorted cakes (best sellers are the choco moist, and sans rival), assorted hopia with different flavors, ticoy, and assorted bread. Sad to say, it never expanded, it is still so small, but it is still my favorite place to treat friends and families.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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