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“By the beach, exquisite cuisine - for a quarter of Western city prices!” 5 of 5 stars
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Salamandas
Coco Grove Beach Resort | Tubod, San Juan, Philippines
035 481-5047
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“By the beach, exquisite cuisine - for a quarter of Western city prices!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2009

Idyllic is an unusual word to describe a dining experience at this establishment which although in the grounds of Coco Grove resort is open to the public.

However it applied here.

This beachside restaurant opened on 4 July 2009. It has floor to ceiling plantation style glass and timber doors, exposed beams and pleasant decorations, plus a koi pond.

I had two dinners here. For under US$20, I enjoyed two well presented and tasty courses plus a beer. Tapwater is not potable, but the restaurant charges for bottled water, which in my view is a 'non-no.'

There are also private beachside cabanas in which one can enjoy a meal: linen covers the tables - it is well done and doubtless romantic for couples at night.

This however was a minor glitch. Recommended.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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