I ate a majority of my meals at the Craic House while staying on Malapascua to dive for longer than two weeks. The food was surprisingly good for such a remote island. They go out of their way to provide their customers with a menu filled with pleasant surprises and twists on old-time favorites. Using quality imports as well as freshly grown herbs and veggies from their own garden, they are rising to the varied demands of international travelers. Some of my favorites are the black bean veggie burger, chili con carne, and tuna steak, but the breakfast options were especially nice as well. They offer daily lunch, starter, and main dish specials, and these were some of the better meals I had throughout my stay. They hit it out of the park with their wraps at lunch - quick, delicious, and affordable!
The 'Craic Dealers' are pleased to offer you cool drinks after a day in the sun or underwater. The shakes are pleasant, banango being quite popular, but my favorite was relaxing with a coffee shake while chatting up new friends about their diving that day. The Craic House can become lively near dinnr or afterwards, but Malapascua is a quiet island, and guests are more likely to call it a day early in order to make the 5am shark dive.
What makes this establishment stand out above other restaurants/bars I've frequented in the Philippines and other Asian destinations is their focused attention to your personal wishes. Prefer your eggs done a specific way in the morning? Craving a special combination that isn't on the menu? At the Craic House your expectations are met by attentive local staff who treat their guests like they are part of the family.
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