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The Beach, Port Barton, Palawan Island, Philippines
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We had lunch here and sat in the high bit "tree-house like" table. We ordered the vegetarian jambalaya which was AMAZING and a vegetarian mixed vegetable stir fry, which was also great! The service was friendly and very good!

Thank Askipp
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We stayed in Port Barton for 4 nights and visited Jambalaya several times for lunch, dinner and just for coffee. It is a very friendly restaurant with a great atmosphere. The food was great and the staff were very welcoming. They serve brewed coffee which can be hard to find. We can highly recommend this place and we loved their... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We enjoyed a simple lunch here. The place is small and the staff is overly polite. The view and ambiance are great.

Thank Maarten L
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in port Barton for 4nights and ate here three of them, the staff are exceptionally friendly, is quaint and a lovely atmosphere. The veg jambalaya was amazing!! Would recommend to anyone going to Port Barton!

Thank Lynds88
Denver, Colorado
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

We were very excited to eat here and sat in the large chairs out front. While it was a fun novelty, the food was just ok. We ordered fish it was a bit overcooked and their famous Jambalaya was just ok. It was not terrible, but does not live up to its promises of great food.

Thank tedzeppelin
Lyon, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Beautiful place, nice service, food is good for a normal price, beer is fresh and you can stay there for a long time

Thank Natafru
Monticello, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

We couldn't wait to try jambalaya after reading so many positive reviews on TA. On our first attempt to eat breakfast/ book in for a dinner reservation (for the same day) the woman who was working there first came to tell us "CLOSED" because we were there around 730 am before a dive. Besides the fact that their sign says... More 

Thank Nicole A
United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Jambalaya was everything it promised! Our first meal in Port Barton and we needed up going back for two more. The brewed coffee is the best around (other places have cheaper but they are flavored coffees), every dish was delicious and good portions. Service was great too! Prices a little higher than some places but we felt the quality was... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Very underwhelming. After reading all the great reviews this place really surprised me, unfortunately not in a good way. Firstly let me start by saying the location is great, it has these cool high chairs and tables made from bamboo right on the beach and the restaurant itself looks quirky and quaint. Unfortunately the food and service was disappointing. There... More 

Thank Wanderlustlane
Shanghai, China
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Oh - and the best Pina Colada, made of REAL coconut milk!!! Try their signature dish "Jambalaya"! We were really fond of the Calamari Squid version, back home we are still craving for it!! Also try their fredhly home-made bread (all the sandwiches are yummi) or the cereal superbowl which contains like 10 different kinds of kelloggs:) Apart from awesome... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Seafood, Asian, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Beach, Port Barton, Palawan Island, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  Port Barton
The Jambalaya Cajun Cafe is currently located in the middle of the beach in Port Barton. We are a small cozy restaurant, with amazing sunset views! We are highly recommended by all the leading Philippines travel guidebooks. We recommend making a reservation for evening dining.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?