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“a prostitute bar” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Cocomangas Shooter Bar

Cocomangas Shooter Bar
White Beach Path, Balabag, Station 1 | Cocomangas Beach Resort, Aklan Province 2004, Philippines
63 36 288 3409
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Ranked #46 of 229 Restaurants in Boracay
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Vancouver, Canada
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“a prostitute bar”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2010

This place has gone downhill from our last visit. You enter and there are prostitutes openly soliciting you within 5 feet of the door. The tables are filled with "working" boys and girls and you can't find a good seat anywhere. Just to get a place at the bar you will need a waitress to clear away the call girls. The drinks were higher than Canadian prices, why did we come over to a poor country to be charged luxery rates! We did not try the food this time because the waitresse did not understand. Last time the pizza was good but we did not see any food this time and the clientel reminded me of the pictures of old opium dens.

Something not good has happened to this Boracay island while we are gone.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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“place to meet people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2010

Cocomangas is one of the oldest bars on the island. It has its own tradition and it's very popular. You can meet many people in there. It's always crowded.
They have good pizza and they are popular for their 15 shots.
When you do them you get free T-shirt, your name will be posted on the wall of fame.
Good place for night life, for dancing.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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sydney
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“Great Place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2009

i loved cocomangas...one of the top party places in Boracay. Awesome music, and incredible value on drinks. the happy hour goes until 10:30p and a great place to dance the night away. i like the setting, with lots of couches to choose from or just grab a seat and sit at the bar. i went here several times and would easily keep going back. id din't eat here, but definitely had a lot to drink here!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“I felt unsafe”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2009

As a Westerner here alone. I felt unsafe. Half a slice of pizza was enough, then I left.

I don't normally feel unsafe in the Philippines. I also noted that the bar plays techno music or similar: too 'recent' for me. The average age of attendees was perhaps 23.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Good pizza”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2009

They have really good pizza when its ordered in-house. The seating is either at the bar or one of those low-slung asian tables and sitting on pillows. In the back you can sometimes get one of the higher tables but those fill quickly.

Recommend: get there earlier in the night as a certain 'working class' quickly fills all of the good seats. If you're there late and with a group, it can be hard to find a group area that's not in the back corner. If alone and later, expect strangers to ask for slices.

Pros:
Great pizza! If ordered fresh inside the bar, it's just awesome. Perfect crust not too thick and chewy with crisp bottom. Very cheesy. I don't know what seasonings they use but tastes very much like those boutique pizza-cafe's you find in north US and Canada.

The kitchen entrance is right at the beginning of the bar and every time I sat near there, the cook staff would watch to see if I liked it, which is pretty cool in my book.

They also serve excellent pitchers of various fruity/juicy mixes that are perfect to drink with pizza. Like kool-aid with a kick.

Cons:
Delivery: for some reason the prices are different on delivery and they charge an extra 10% service charge although advertise free delivery. Ask for the receipt and check the price.

Delivery: did not arrive hot unless my hotel was close as they dont appear to use any insulating bags, just regular boxes tied shut. I was Station 3 once and both times it was fresh, but cooled down.

Summary: While the pizza is excellent and reasonably priced, its not a proper restaurant, just an FYI. More of a bar that has pizza and appetizers.

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