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“Simply the best place on Mactan” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Place Lounge resto bar

La Place Lounge resto bar
Maribago, | Mactan Island, Lapu Lapu 6015, Philippines
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Ranked #37 of 78 Restaurants in Lapu Lapu
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: http://www.facebook.com/LaPlaceLounge
Melbourne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Simply the best place on Mactan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Stayed 6-13 March 2013 and cannot speak highly enough of "La Place". Ethel is yr friendly and very helpful hostess, accommodation is stylish (love the river pebbles in the shower). Service quality is just that and the whole place had the right relaxed friendly vibe maxed out by the staff who always had a smile and friendly word. The icing on the cake was the Restaurant quality food. After my first two meals I saw no point in going out to find some-where better to eat. Even the big boss is a nice guy.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lapu Lapu
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good restobar in a relaxed atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

La Place is across the street from the much busier Maribago Grill. La Place is an outdoor restaurant, although there are sheltered areas where you can sit if it's raining. A log wall keeps out most of the street noise. There is rarely a crowd in La Place, making it a relaxing place to have a drink or a small meal. It's a good place to get away from the tourist crowd. The trees and sense of openness, combined with the relative quiet and dim lighting, make it a romantic spot for a couple seeking privacy.

The bar area is colorful and attractive, and (unlike Maribago Grill) it has a nice selection of high end alcohol. Most seating areas are benches with cushions next to low tables. There's very little light at the tables making it difficult to read menus (the small candles aren't much help). If you're looking for a fancy meal or a large selection from which to choose, go to Maribago Grill. The menu at La Place is limited -- a few pasta dishes, some pizzas, a few traditional chicken, pork, and seafood dishes, some sandwiches -- and your first choice from the menu isn't always available. What food they have is good. It's basic comfort food, not gourmet quality, but tasty. They have the best cheeseburger I've found in the Cebu/Mactan area. Not that you come to the Philippines to eat cheeseburgers, but if you get a craving for one, this is the place to go.

I would recommend La Place for light meals, snacks, or drinks. The bartenders/waitresses are attractive and friendly. Service is more attentive than is typical in the Philippines. The website advertises that La Place is open for lunch but I haven't found that to be true. The bar attracts a few expats and is (I'm told) a regular gathering point for Dutch citizens living in the Philippines, although I've never seen a crowd there. Every time I've been there, whether on week nights or weekend nights, the place is pretty much empty.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Perfect place to stay when you are stuck on Mactan.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

It's restaurant and guest house in one. Comparing to other guesthouses in a similar price level this is the best choice - nice rooms, hot watter, A/C, wi-fi, quiet place, friendly staff. Garden bar and restaurant is perfect for relax and good western cuisine is perfect if you have enough of rice. Tip: Tell the taxi-driver to go to Bluewater resort and then continue 50-100m. La Place is on right side. It's small place, most of taxi-drivers don't know about it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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3 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Nice, but quiet when we went there”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We went for drinks and nibbles one weekday evening. The staff were friendly, the setting was good but it was a little quiet. I can imagine it's a fun place to be on a weekend, but I'd certainly recommend leaving your nearby resort to come here. The restaurant across the road is also very good.

Visited November 2012
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Philippines
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
“mosquito bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

it's ok. i mean near the house. not really a good hangout place because of lots of mosquito's. quite place. so-so

Visited December 2011
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