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“Check it out when you're in Cebu” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Laguna

Cafe Laguna
1st Level, Ayala Center, Cebu City, Philippines
032-2310922
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Ranked #54 of 391 Restaurants in Cebu City
Cuisines: Philippine
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Makati, Philippines
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61 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Check it out when you're in Cebu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Went back to Cafe Laguna on our second trip to Cebu and we were not disappointed. The caldereta and liempo were excellent as their green mango shake. Service may have been a bit slow but it's understandable since the place was packed on a Saturday night. We ended the night by having a few beers at their outdoor seating and brought home two boxes of their 'kakanins'.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Cafe Laguna”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We had a very good dinner at restaurant. My Wife who was a local like the traditional dish of chicken adobo. Good value.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“This place is getting worse and worse... Too bad!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

there is something wrong on how they manage this 'used to be popular' restaurant... very bad and slow service, small portions, very expensive and bad facilities (dirty toilets) -- the food choice are good but very low quality and the people are appalling!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“like a nice shirt that has shrunk after washing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

their serving size became smaller unless i am mistaken. if i am wrong, then their serving size IS small to begin with. i ordered crispy pata, salad, lumpia. all are small compared to other cebu based filipino food restos OUTSIDE ayala mall. it might be the steep rent that is making the restos to make their serving size smaller. i remember when they were in lahug, the servings were bigger. nope, its not because its a long time ago since they were still in lahug. a resto with their main branch in lahug has serving size bigger than its resto in ayala.

i noticed lapses with service. some of our group of 12 didnt have utensils. when we ordered water, they left out 2 of us without water.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Makati, Philippines
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Everything was good but they run out of stuff early.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Our first time there for early (7pm) dinner and the food and service were great! We liked it so much, we went back a few days later with reservations for 8 pm. By then they had already ran out of ALL our favorite dishes.

If you get there early enough try the fresh lumpia ubod - it's the best I've tried anywhere. Their kare-kare, bulalo, crispy tadyang, pinakbet and grilled tanigue are also winners.

Visited February 2013
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