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Ayala Mall 1st St, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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De Smet, South Dakota
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

While the food was really good, 3/4 into our dining I finally asked where the bottle of wine we ordered was. It turns out, they don't have a wine bottle opener. I guess they chose to leave us wondering. I could have borrowed from Cafe Laguna next door. In fairness, I'd give a 3.75, but I just cldnt give them... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2016

very hard to get seating at this place especially if there's only the two of you. i get that the staff would seat a bigger party than a couple but everyone has places to be and things to do, just trying to get through the day like everyone else. food tasted average, nothing so special and staff could be better,... More 

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Oakland, California
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2015

We met up with friends to go to this restaurant for lunch called Mesa. Our group of 10 were seated menus were passed out. I asked our Filipino friends do they recommend any dishes, with their recommendation we were able to fill the table with all kinds of dishes from the menu. I only wish I knew some of these... More 

Thank Nicandro P
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Their laing 2 ways was exceptionally good. Pinaputok na tilapia was also not bad. The rest of our food were excellent. Will definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and will surely come back.

Thank JeddahNelson
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Just had lunch here. Fish baked in salt, asparagus and fried rice. Food was fantastic. Poor selection of wines which is typical in Philippines. But when it came to paying the only person who could process my credit card was absent. Had to wait 10 minutes and then she was surly to the point of rudeness which was a great... More 

Thank Phil C
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

I love how they prepare traditional filipino food with a twist. Been here quite a few times and i love the experience, except for one time when there was one obnoxious drunk person making a scene and i thought the management's crowd control wasn't very good. Nevertheless, I think the ambience for most of my experience here has been very... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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84 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you are into Filipino food or want to try local favorites then this is a good place to go. Food is fresh and delicious and service is very good as well.

Thank Jeremy N
1 review
Reviewed January 1, 2015

We enjoyed the food so much we came back a second time a few days later. Barbecued Chicken and Pork Adobo were favourites.

Thank SteveTravller
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741 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2014

Found one of my favorite Filipino Dish Restaurant in the heart of Cebu Ayala Mall. Like all Mesa restaurant, the ambiance id good. The food is better. Had Tawilis fish and mango appetizer, of course the garlic scallop should not be miss. Had Chicken Bonacol soup, two way laing (vegetable with coconut milk), fried large Tilapia fish and the famous... More 

Thank jdchua521
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Deep fried tawilis in lettuce, that's unique! Baby squids is softer, thus better. My drink in a reclining glass.

2 Thank Joselito G

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Restaurant Details

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Filipino, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ayala Mall 1st St, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City

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