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“Ants, Slow Service, and Big Bill” 1 of 5 stars
Review of La Sirenetta Restaurant & Bar

La Sirenetta Restaurant & Bar
Reef Pier | Nr Central Market, Palawan Island 5316, Philippines
09189037063
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Ranked #15 of 43 Restaurants in Coron
Cuisines: Filipino, International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reseda
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Ants, Slow Service, and Big Bill”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

This was the worst diving experience I think I've ever had.

Our table was over run by hundreds of fast moving ants. We moved tables only to find they were at our new table too. They found their way onto the food despite the best of our efforts. Disgusting! It only takes effort to keep a place clean and clear of ants.

The service was slow as well taking over an hour for our food to arrive at our table, my curry cold.

And to top it all off somehow the crab came to 1400p, over $30 US thanks to small print about the price being per 100g. The crab was quite anemic with most of the weight taken up by the carapace. Obscene in the area when 350p gets a top notch 2 tail lobster dinner with appetizer and desert right next door at Sea Dive.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Makati, Philippines
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“generous servings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We loved our dinner at La Sirenetta. Number one was the ambience. It's located in the port with a great view of the sea and no foul odor. Number two, the food was really good. We had kinilaw that had big chunks of fish and it was a generous serving. We also had a simple lobster dish. Their signature drinks are a must try, too. The calamansi slush was fresh and pure.

Visited November 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Just a long time to get the food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Right at the water, great breeze and great food. It just took a long time to get it. Good service and the boys loved the pool table.

Visited November 2012
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Quezon City, Philippines
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“Lovely location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Great location, excellent food! Good place to hang out and have cold drinks too. They should do something about the path to the resto though, a bit intimidating in the evening for first-time visitors. In all, this was the only place in coron we visited twice.

Visited October 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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“Excellent taste if you don't mind the poor service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

After being disappointed at Coron Hilltop View Resort, I tried out the town's dishes. It was also great to buy fresh crabs and have them cooked your way at one of the town's restaurants.

Before we left Coron, my husband and I tried out La Sirenetta and was finally satisfied! He ordered the Kilawin na Tuna and Spaghetti Carbonara. I tried the Arrabiata Penne. I give them a 5 for the taste but our food arrived more than 30 minutes later, I had to make a follow-up. So they need a lot of work in this area. The place was not crowded, just one more guest so I guess the chef starts from scratch, whatever. Given the choice, I will choose taste over poor service. Rather than your food arriving in 5 minutes but taste is sub-standard.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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