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Cadlao Resort & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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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Singapore, null, Singapore
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful stay. Extremely helpful staff. Rooms are like new. Staff clean the rooms daily and effectively. Tour packages easy to arrange and boats are accessible from the beach front. Trouble free stay. Only drawback is its location as it is difficult to get local transport there. Hotel has its own motorised tricycle to combat this inconvenience. Self contained resort with... More 

Thank Dekbo88
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are coming to El Nido, you must stay here. Everything about it was great, we stayed in the pool view bungalow room which was unreal. The view over the bay looking at the Cadlao island is breathtaking. The room itself has aircon, a massive King size bed and great washing facilities. Both salt water pools are also very... More 

Thank Ell-UK
Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank yszh
Fresno, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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 

Thank 474ferdinandr
Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 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.

Thank michellebaniassadi
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25 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Matt L
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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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.

Thank wunderworld
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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 

Thank Katco
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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 

Thank Nessie G
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $18
Filipino, Asian, Pacific Rim, Seafood, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings
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
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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