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“Tasty Food, Slow Service, Overpriced” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Corner Beach Restaurant

Corner Beach Restaurant
Beachfront, Brgy. Msagana, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Ranked #32 of 47 Restaurants in El Nido
Cuisines: Filipino
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Tasty Food, Slow Service, Overpriced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant offers a good selection of fish and meat dishes.
The service is very very slow and not attentive at all but this appears to be the standard in El Nido area.
I think the attitude of most establishments is that of 'Crab Mentality' where they simply just think for ripping foreigners off today as maybe they think we don't return.
The establishment is overlooking the main beach of El Nido proper which is dirty and not maintained.
If I was the owner of these front line beach establishments I would clean my area of beach and get rid of the stray dogs for the customers benefit. But locals in this part of the Philippines simply don't care less and not that friendly towards foreigners unlike other areas of the country.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Slow service, but good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This restaurant is at the very far end of the beach so we were surprised that it was crowded. The owner greated us and showed us the fresh catch. We selected a large lapu lapu for the 4 of us and also ordered pancit. We waited an hour for our meal and the staff didn't even come to ask if we wanted more drinks while we were waiting.

Visited March 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Good seafood, at the quiet end of El Nido beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Had really good seafood here, a little pricey, but worth the extra for good food and nice atmosphere

Visited March 2013
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Shanghai, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“tasty food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

don't order too much (like we did) - it's a big portion so you couldn't eat all.
The best is a "Chicken corn soup"

Visited February 2013
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Osaka, Japan
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23 restaurant reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Best food in El Nido”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This was my second trip to El Nido, but had never been here before now. Really regret not finding out about this place until now, but so glad I did! The quality of food is something very special! if a bit pricey, its worth it! the sea food is incredible! I tried it all! the tiger prawns, lobster, crab! all of it! Go there and try for yourself. But go early...gets very busy!

Visited January 2013
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