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The Craic House

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Evolution Dive and Beach Resort | Malapascua Island, Philippines
+63 917 631 2179
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Boracay, Philippines
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week in Malapascua with the intention of diving with Evolution. After a very long, hot journey from Boracay, we found our way to Bounty Beach and nearly cried with exhaustion and delight when we laid eyes on the place, it’s the perfect tropical island hangout. Set right on the beach and offering comfy hammocks and beanbags, the... More 

Thank Kate H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner: spot on and exactly what we needed after each dive and to top it off, the staff is so friendly! There is a lot of variety in the food, you have the opportunity to try Philippino food as well as get a taste of home (NYC for us). The Fish Aromatic is heavenly, wonderfully seasoned and... More 

Thank Alexa S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food! Amazing staff! Just the best! Offered quite a variety of western and local cuisine at very reasonable prices.

Thank Talia J
Banbury, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Vietnamese spring roll was one large roll instead of the usual Vietnamese small rolls, which made it very difficult to eat as it fell apart and was very messy. The food also took an extremely long time to arrive. We didn't go back.

Thank CarrieandGeorge78
Copenhagen, Denmark
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Well, maybe the Craic House is not for everyone, but I fail to see why. The staff and service is good, the F&B manager Angie is very attentive and I love their cider :)

Thank Technotrout
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The iced ginger brew is my crack. So so good - spicy and refreshing in equal parts. This was my daily 3:30pm pick-me-up for two months! As for food, I rotated between my 'pescetarian' favourites: the falafel wrap, tuna nicoise salad and the black bean burger, and the occasional seafood pasta from the specials board. Oh, and can't forget the... More 

Thank Li Lin C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks for a nightcap, Craic house offers a variety of food choices for a reasonable price. My personal favorite is the white fish with coconut milk, and the Banango shake. We tried eating in other restaurants in the strip of resorts in Malapascua, but there is no comparing the good food and price that Craic house... More 

Thank Mimi P
Dusseldorf, Germany
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We had lunch and dinner at the restaurant and it was great. Good value and great beach view! Delicious Food!

Thank flipo1996
Hurghada, Egypt
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Warm welcome from the staff and owner, and the pork and apple burgers are a must!! (Just typing this makes me crave them) All home made sauces too - so delicious!

Thank Chrissie_bee86
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The staff really try to make your time at the Craic House enjoyable. We stayed at Evolution for 4 days recently and decided to just keep going back to the Craic House because their food was so good and also the environment great. If you want a super relaxed meal or drink try the bean bags, they're really comfortable. Extra... More 

Thank Simon P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $8
Irish, Filipino, International, Asian, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Evolution Dive and Beach Resort | Malapascua Island, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Malapascua Island
  • Phone Number: +63 917 631 2179
The Craic House Irish Bar and Restaurant is the funkiest spot on Malapascua. It serves contemporary cuisine, ice cold drinks and plays the best music in The Philippines, right on the beach.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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