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“Would be a 5 star review but...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ipar's Restaurante y Bar de Tapas

Ipar's Restaurante y Bar de Tapas
Ramos St., Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #93 of 352 restaurants in Cebu City
Cuisines: Spanish
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Cebu Island, Philippines
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Would be a 5 star review but...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Ipar took my money at the poker table, haha.

But seriously, the paella is the best in cebu, the wings are great and super spicy, and the clams are cooked perfectly. If the prices were a bit lower I would be here every week, but instead I come once a month. No problems with service, very attentive waitresses.

Overally, probably the best restaurant in Cebu...too bad Ipar got lucky on the river, you dog!!!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Cebu Island, Philippines
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Pleasant Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Ours was a bit of a different affair. A friend of mine actually shot some ducks with a hunting party on another Island. He brought them to Ipar to prepare them.

The ducks were prepared in a wine marinate for a couple of days and then roasted. We ordered several other entrées and side dishes form the menu as well.

All in all we had a great time and enjoyed the atmosphere! Ipar's, like other specialty places, doesn't get the traffic that they could. Filipinos just like what they like and the numbers of well traveled Filipinos with expanded palettes is somewhat limited.

Ipar's is well worth a go!!!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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297 reviews 297 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
557 helpful votes 557 helpful votes
“good spanish food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I share those who said they found the following food good: paella, steak, gambas, chorizo. I stayed away from the fish fillet. I ate here 3 times, twice for lunch and once for dinner. The place on each occasion wasn't even half full. It is a pity as the food is good, the service efficiency was above average (but not excellent), sometimes the waiter disappears. The waiter has to be in the main dining room as the bar area and the dining room area is separated by a wall. Cooking time is a tad slow, expect up to 30 minutes depending on your order, but this is not a big deal as the food is good.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“I like the place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

The whole restaurant atmosphere was amazing decors, wall paintings and statues are very cool it's like you step in Barcelona. The food and wine was excellent & the paella was yummy. I like how this place is not crowded too they seem like don't have alot of diners which was weird to me when the food was really great. Oh well, i'll def come back here!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“This place is a must....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Ipar's will blow you away the food was lovely and the staff very friendly, I was on a business trip when a friend told me about Ipar's so i went one night for dinner and had a delicious steak, i ended up there 3 more times during my trip. The owner is always on hand for a good chat and is very happy to advise on some yummy cocktails.

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