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“A quiet haven in a busy city” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gardena Fresca Garden Pond & Grill

Gardena Fresca Garden Pond & Grill
114 Morales Compound | Morales Village, Matina, Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
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Ranked #173 of 313 Restaurants in Davao City
Cuisines: Philippine
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“A quiet haven in a busy city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Just a few hundred yards from the noise and bustle of NCCC Mall, is this lovely quiet place. It is in Morales village, also known as Coca-cola village. There is an eating area on a pontoon over a lake, and we enjoyed watching the birds whilst waiting for our food. For those interested, we saw 2 kinds of egret, moorhens, barred rails, little heron, swallows and munias.
We ordered from their 'budget menu'. My wife had the tuna with rice, and I had spare ribs with rice. We were pleasantly surprised at the size of the portion when it came, and both of our meals were very tasty. It also came with a nice slice of watermelon and a small coke, all for P255 for the two of us. We will definitely be back some time.
As a foot-note, it is sad to see on google-earth that the lake obviously used to be much bigger, but there is a new housing estate going up on part of it that has been land-filled. It may not be so quiet before long.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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