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Filipino, Barbecue, Bar, Seafood, International, Asian, Grill, Pub
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Reviewed April 26, 2024 via mobile

What’s with the food here? Everything so sweet including those advertised as spicy. On the plus side, the servings are big. Service was pretty good too with a nice view of the ocean

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 23, 2024

Nido Grill in Lio Beach offers grilled chicken, pork and shrimps with a similar sweetened flavor. While okay, it left us expecting more from the culinary experience.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed January 10, 2024 via mobile

I visited this establishment twice. First time was December 21, 2023 Wednesday night around 8:30pm. We came as a 12 top. 10 adults 2 children. The restaurant has 2 dining options indoor and outdoor. The outdoor patio had vacant large tables that could’ve accommodated us...but the server told us that they were out of food and could not serve us. Verbatim “we have no more food for you.” So we went off to another restaurant nearby. Our second attempt was the next day. 12/22/23 Thursday. It was 6:00pm and we went to the restaurant EARLY in hopes of celebrating my father’s birthday. We arrived to an EMPTY restaurant aside from a family of 8 already there eating Al fresco. The servers looked at each other reluctant to greet us. Mind you, our party number went down to 8 adults and 2 kids. Finally when we inquired about seating the same wait staff told us that they could not serve us. What was the reason?! The whole lot was vacant! The workers were just standing around with nothing to do! They said they were too busy preparing food for guests coming later and could not stop to accommodate us. We asked to speak to the manager because this made no sense since 1. there already was a party there being taken care of, 2. the venue was EMPTY and 3. we were there now ready to spend money yet no one wanted to help us. The head chef came out and still refused to give us the contact information of the owner of the establishment. Therefore I am posting here to share my experience in hopes that whomever owns this place becomes aware of the mistreatment we received on both nights. And to whomever wants to consider this low grade, substandard piss poor service of a wait staff, Chef and restaurant. I truly hope you reconsider. Spare yourself the awful disservice because they would rather shun away paying customers at their steps and deny profitable revenue and praise just to do the bare minimum and cook for potential guests that may not even show up. I’ve worked in the food industry for 12 years and never in my life have I seen an establishment that turns away patrons with no concrete reason other than to be lazy and disinviting. I am all about supporting small businesses and have worked hospitality as well as in kitchen and I know what good customer service is. I gave this place a second chance to give them the benefit of the doubt that the first time we were denied was possibly circumstantial but the second time we returned and denied service; it’s personal. El Nido Grill did not want our service despite having a completely empty restaurant NOR do they deserve it. The snubbery was loud and clear. And to add insult to injury I saw them seating a couple shortly after us and I returned to the chef and asked “Bakit sila, pwede?” (Why can they?) No response. Don’t go here. Not worth your time. See attached photos for proof of vacancy.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 26, 2023

Everything is spot on, except for the pork BBQ which was sooo meaty and tough. Other than that, all grilled dishes are highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed August 7, 2023 via mobile

Staff friendly and accommodating. Delicious Filipino food highlighting local cuisine. Orders take time however. And longer walks to the restroom. I have taken photos.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed February 5, 2023 via mobile

Very friendly staff, amazingly good food and big portions. Situated directly on Lio beach, where you can occasionally see airplanes fly out of the island. Perhaps the best restaurant I've been to, in El Nido!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed November 24, 2022

They do offer amazing foods, friendly staffs and cozy ambiance! Really the best place to dine in and chill to when you go to El nido! :)

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 13, 2022 via mobile

Went to El Nido Grill for dinner and enjoyed it very much. We ordered Buttered Shrimps, Grilled Liempo, grilled squid and pinakbet. Yum!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed April 26, 2022 via mobile

We went a few times to eat there during our stay in Palawan and we weren't disappointed any time. The food was delicious and they're very efficient so that you don't have to wait long for the food.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 16, 2022

A very enjoyable meal. They have a nice deck to sit on to enjoy your meal. The food is well prepared and tasty.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2020

We really enjoyed our dinner at El Nido Grill, because all the plates were extremely tasty, plus there was live music at the restaurant that night. I totally recommend this restaurant. My only suggestion is to enlarge a bit the shrimps portion. Prices were decent...enough.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 4, 2020

Al fresco dining, beachfront view, nice music, and great service. The food was great and serving portions was big. Value for money is definitely worth it.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

Good was great, drinks slightly expensive. We didn’t like the Hulu Hulu desert, but that’s just our taste. We would recommend it as the grilled fish and squid were great.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020

We arrived in Lio Estate just in time for lunch. We checked in immediately at Casa Kalaw and went straight to El Nido Grill to join the rest of the group. Four were already in the middle of their lunch and the Crab and Shrimps...looked quite appetizing. We ordered the usual grilled delicacies of squid, shrimps and fish. In between we were exchanging stories and trying to get acquainted with the other guests. As can be expected all of us had a hearty appetite coming straight from Metro Manila and an hour of flight and 30 minutes of boat ride from the airport. The food was delicious and the resort ambiance made us more hungry. The restaurant had good service and the grilled delicacies came fresh from the sea.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

Lio brach branch of El Nido Grill the food is good and serving is very generous. while enjoying our crab and liempo over an iced cold beer, we weren't aware that it was nearly 10PM and suddendly the bill came to our table without even...informing us that they will be having their last call for orders OR if its okay to give and settle the bill.. we havent finished out food yet. when ask one of the servers if this is their policy, she answered without blink of an eye a "yes". we asked for their manager. he just unsincerely apologizes and told us to remind their staff in the future. thats it??? not going back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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