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Bar, Eastern European, Ukrainian, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed May 13, 2022 via mobile

We had borshch, varenyky and cheburek. Everything tasted very good. The craft beer was especially delicious. We tried every sort and Pale Ale was our favourite

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

Not into Ukranian food served anywhere other than Ukraine. So, wasn't tempted at all. After over a week drinking water as the local multinational crap isn't worth drinking, came to get a pint (or 2) of craft beer. Of the 3 on offer, only the...IPA satisfied. That said, it was (relatively) expensive. Would have liked more hops in the flavour. In other words, if I was at home I would give the place a miss. But, as it's the only facility in El Nido that google asserts is serving craft beer it had to do. The music is sometimes great.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 5, 2020 via mobile

Wandering, parched, through El Nido Town offers countless opportunities to have a beer - but finding an artisanal (and extraordinarily good) legit microbrewery seems like a fever dream. But there it is: Boodmo Brewery in Odessa Mama Kitchen - and oh lord is it good!...We did not try the food - but the beers are phenomenal. We tried both the Pale Ale and the IPA and came back for more of both. If you’re even on Palawan Island in the Philippines and feel the need of a great Ukrainian beer (I know) rest assured, you’ll be beyond pleased.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 13, 2019

Boodmo is a craft brewery at Odessa Mama restaurant with a simple menu and a choice of 5-6 craft beers. The pale ale was particularly good!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2019 via mobile

Traveling is all about trying different food, right? Than you have to stop by Odessa Mama. In a tropical country it's hard to find any real fresh cheese - this is the place where you get homemade cottage cheese in a delicious dumpling or self-made...fresh bread. And the best thing is, the menue keeps changing and growing. Come again!!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2019 via mobile

Worth to try! Ate the nalesniki (super good taste, with honey and cottage cheese), vareniki (had no with chicken liver, so chose with cottage cheese and herbs - also good), cheburek was average taste. They were sold out with borch soup. Btw. The place is...open to the street, so local dogs comes in and out. Same with cockroaches .. :)))More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend decide to try Odessa Mama, cause I want to taste dishes of my home country Ukraine so far away from motherland. We were very excited about this, but restaurant left a mixed feelings. When we ordered dishes from waiter, I told...that I'm from Ukraine and ask that I'm interested to meet owners of the restaurant. Waiter told me that they are here if I'm interested I could go to the end of the restaurant by myself and talk to them (a bit frustrating and obviously no one come to meet us). Regarding food, it was quite good, we ordered borshch, golubtsi and vareniki. Borshch was a bit tasteless, but with bacon and garlic bread it was fine. I could highlight craft beer, that is delisious, especially IPA. But the bad thing is that after this dinner almost immeadiately our stomachs got upset and we should urgently look for the restroom. For this reason think twice before you will go to this place.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 27, 2019

For those who really miss Eastern European food and draft beer - Odessa Mama would be a perfect place. I couldn’t stop ordering things which were so badly missed in travel, and all I had tasted, was like at home. Special highlights - varenyky with...potatoes and mushrooms, homemade yogurt and beers.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 18, 2019 via mobile

It was good to visit this place just to see what they are offering. Microbrewery beer is good but does not match with food menu they offer. Very limited menu with awkward selection to match their beers. Ukrainian food does not represent Odessa’s food .,...since they call themselves as Odessa mama, what is a meting pot of Russian, Ukrainian, and other cuisines from Mediterranean Sea. Vareniky, dumplings, were just ok. Chebyreki on menu really strange to see. Not Ukrainian food. Oh well, try for beer but not food. I wish owners would look at the menu and see what they can do about it. Place is empty. Wish you good luck !More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

There's no real atmosphere here for whatever reason, maybe because people aren't fully sold on the microbrewery idea. I dunno. Anyway the beer is OK, IPA would be my pick of the bunch and a fair price for what it is.. At 200PHP a 'pint'...(I say pint but it's not, it's maybe a US pint.) All that said, this is the best beer you'll get in El Nido.. If you're unfortunate enough to be in the town, you may as well drink here. It's safer than drinking the water.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

Get the pale ale or the IPA. The dry stout was sort of bland. Terrible food, though, which sucks because I want to support microbreweries. I love Ukrainian food and now I'm not sure if I do anymore.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

Came to the restaurant on the reviews on trip advisor. I’ve been to Europe and eaten the foods this restaurant was attempting to make and this restaurant embarrasses itself. Bland and odd tasting dishes which left me feeling very unsatisfied. If it wasn’t for their...Beer which was good, I would give a 1 star.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

The service was phenomenal. The food was really good and authentic. Above all it’s the first and only brewery in El Nido, that’s awesome.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

The food and the service are amazing. I am russian so I can really judge the food. I was obviously not expecting it to be as good as back home, but it really was. We tried 3 dishes and they were all very tasty. The...service was also great. We sat at the kitchen where you can see how they make the food, pretty cool. The only downside is that the portions are small, for most of the dishes. So if you're going for dinner, for a couple, you need to order like 3-4 dishes, which is great because that's how russian and ukranian cuisine works, you try many different things on the table. But we would suggest to go there for lunch as with the small portions it is more suitable for a light lunch meal.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

I order verenyky and cheburek......I think the best plates of the shop......but nothing special ...!!!better you drink a beer here .....

Date of visit: January 2019
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Odessa Mama is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4