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Cadlao Resort & Restaurant

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Filipino, Asian, Pacific Rim, Seafood, European
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Caalan, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
+63 917 589 7069
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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Compared two years ago, their food is even better. Staff were accommodating. Definitely recommend the garlic buttered prawns. Don't be put off by the price. Price is reasonable with the quality and the portion of food you get.

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Fresno, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is worth visiting and deserves a five star rating. Pure relaxation - surrounded with beautiful islands. The staff were friendly. Food was delicious. Great for snorkeling. We did island hoping A&B, ideally A&C but the coast guard declared unsafe to go to the C area - something to look forward to. We didn't get to see the Cadlao... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best food. Great location, an amazing infinity pool. Not the best wifi. But the place is enough of a visit because it's so wonderful.

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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Food is excellent with an amazing view overlooking the bay. Very nice ambience as well. The food we took was delicious and we are there a few times. One night was a beef Indian curry. Just the right spice and the next day we tried chicken adobo and pancit canton. Some of the best noodles I've tried in the Philippines.... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Great food acompanied by an amazing sunset. Its not the cheapest place in town but far cheaper than what most would pay back home and the experience is priceless. Best kinilaw in the phillipines and we tried a fair few.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We ate here during our recent holiday in El Nido. You can pick up the hotel trike on the corner of the El Nido Resort and it gives you a bumpy ride to the hotel. We were seated straight away and our orders taken swiftly. I had noodles and my husband choose a green curry. The wait was a bit... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

After 6 weeks of disappointment when it came to Philippine cuisine, I decided to splurge and it was worth it. I had the pork with coconut sauce spicy (it wasn't super spicy but did have a nice bite) with a side of mash potatoes. Excellent and tasty although there were several pieces of just fat. I ordered it with a... More 

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houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal at Cadlao. Obviously everyone waits until right at sunset to go because otherwise, you'll sit in direct sunlight and bake! We went at 5:30 and quickly found out why we were the only ones there. We did have a nice view of the sunset and a great dinner. Cadlao is definitely more pricey than restaurants... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Tucked away in the corner of El Nido town is Cadlao Resort & Restaurant, with its well-manicured garden and restaurant with a gorgeous view. Enjoy brunch or lunch here and try the Filipino specialties such as kinilaw (like ceviche), grilled prawns and more. They have an extensive menu but I was craving for Filipino beach food. It feels amazing just... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

By far the best restaurant in town. We dined here more than once and every time we were surprised by how delicious their food was ! I recommend you try the fish fillet grilled on a banana leaf, absolute pleasure :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $18
Cuisine
Filipino, Asian, Pacific Rim, Seafood, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Caalan, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  El Nido
  • Phone Number: +63 917 589 7069
Description
Enjoy the overlooking terrace of the restaurant facing Cadlao Island and the South China Sea.Local, Asian specialties and international meals are served.All our meals are made with fresh local produce including fishes, lobsters, king prawns caught fresh every day. You can also try our Seafood pasta, our seafood curry our pork ribs and beef tenderloin.All our meals include side dish ; vegetables and rice or home made french fries or home made mash potatoes.The bar next to the restaurant a large list of drinks like wines, cocktails or healthy fresh juices.

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