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Payag Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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18 C.P.G. East Avenue, Tagbilaran City, Philippines
038 501 7852
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laguna, philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came at 4:30pm. They were open but lights were off; it could be more welcoming... But Food was very good- nice juicy chicken barbecue, fried chicken bottoms and pinakbet! Yum-yum! Aircon was nice and cool. Refreshing buko juice!

Thank mamabelz
Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You know the place is like you are dine-in in an old beautiful country side house...very earthy. Food so delicious specially the chicken inasal... uh, don't forget to try halo-halo in a coconut shell---the best!

Thank Helena Erlinda D
Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

My fiancé and I was like eating dinner at our grandparents mansion house. This place is a must to visit especially when you are a first-timer at Tagbilaran, Bohol. The BINAKHAW is a wow-oh-so-yummy I cannot resist kind of viand (or simply I just love kilawin so much haha!) Averagely recommended! 👍🏻👌🏻

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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

This restaurant is known for their BBQs, and they did not disappoint. The BBQ was grilled upon placing the order. The marinated meat is tender and tasty. A delight for a simple dinner! We followed the waiter's recommendation and also ordered binakhaw (kilawain na isda-fish). It was delicious - a great blend of spicy, sweet, and salty flavors coating tender... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

We spotted Jo's Chicken Inato at the ground floor of Island City Mall in Tagbilaran, Bohol. Although we were rushing to buy pasalubong, we can't resist not trying this famous inato of Bohol. We ordered a pecho with free rice and iced tea for 115.00. It was served to us after a few minutes and true enough, that inasal is... More 

Thank marikenya
Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Not a fancy restaurant. It is rather for quick lunch and comfy food. Next time I would rather order house recommended specials, not a fancy sounding dishes. Good, if you want to escape the local crowd gathering at the nearest mall.

Thank patcracow
Las Pinas, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Sizzling Gambas was too sweet for our taste. Chicken skin wasn't crispy. Pork BBQ wasn't good at all. Halo-halo was ok but the special fried rice was very good. Price is not expensive. Overall this is a good restaurant located in a mall.

Thank thenorthshore
Pasig, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The food was good but the service rather slow. The airconditioner struggled in El Nino heat but still it was probably the best place to eat at the mall.

Thank GillianV
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Just visited 14may2016 along with my mother. The place is quite dim and congested. The serving staff are approachable and busy. The food is average. If you want to experience classic place try to check for yourself and the sink for handwash has no drier.

Quezon city
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

We visited the Payag Restaurant branch in the rooftop of BQ Mall 5 days ago hoping we will have our introduction to good food in Bohol but we were quite disappointed. We arrived about 1:30 pm and the staff were sitting in some of the tables taking a nap. I thought maybe they are not expecting guests because the restaurant... More 

Thank Shane3000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Filipino, Asian
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 C.P.G. East Avenue, Tagbilaran City, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Bohol Province  >  Bohol Island  >  Tagbilaran City
  • Phone Number: 038 501 7852

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?