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Secret Cove Restaurant

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National Highway | Yumbing, Mambajao, Mindanao, Philippines
+63 88 387 9084
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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

please do not bother to visit this over rated slum dwellers restaurant, the food is "sorry sir out of stock" we only have eggs the owners / management totally rude and ignorant we had 7 family members with us when we visited this hell hole, my father in law from London said that this pathetic resturant should be renamed "Restraint... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

The new owners have just taken over, and I'm definitely looking forward to the full menu. When I was there, there was only the breakfast menu as the owners were still revamping it and didn't want to push out too many dishes than they could possibly deliver. Can see that they do take pride in serving food that is well... More 

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California
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143 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed next door and had eaten breakfast here every morning for three days because we liked the food and the girls who worked there were nice, then my friend noticed a small menu under the espresso machine that offered various types of higher quality coffee drinks so she ordered one that had an option of "regular" or "freshly ground"... More 

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5 Thank Rockabel
Cebu City, Philippines
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2014

I came here for lunch. I was the only diner during my visit, though I did meet some guests on their way to dive when I arrived. I ordered Chicken Cordon Bleu and Date Square. The staff asked me if I was willing to wait since cooking time for the Chicken Cordon Bleu is an hour. I said yes. Despite... More 

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3 Thank Charmel P
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014

Their food was okay, meals are generous, though not as tasty as one might find in restos around the neighborhood

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1 Thank Yuri S
Manila, Philippines
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

Prices are quite high for nothing special. The food is good but not amazing and the restaurant closes at 9pm

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2 Thank JulieBch
Singapore, Singapore
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Decent food and nice view. To Be fair Secret cove is one of the only places in Camiguin where you can eat with a nice sea view. When we sat there it felt nice and the food was decent. Pork was a good choice (we explored the whole menu). All in all a good value for money. I guess I... More 

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Bohol
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Its not on the menue, but Bida the owners wife prepared some mouthwatering japanes food for us. Its on request and depends what the market gives. Lucky to have that on the Island. One more reason to move back to Camiguin. Thanks guys

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1 Thank Christian A
Manchester
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87 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

We ate here after reading the mostly excellent reviews on Tripadvisor, but it turned out to be a huge disappointment. Where to start? The path leading to the restaurant was pitch black, and quite hazardous in parts. The menu is old and tatty and needs a revamp as this does not create a favourable impression to the visitor. Items that... More 

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Tom S, Owner at Secret Cove Restaurant, responded to this review

I would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time and effort to write such a truthful,helpful and constructive review. I believe at the time of your visit my wife and I were in Singapore, not an excuse, just a fact. I must tell you that I am very disappointed in my staff, as the saying goes 'when the... More 

Camiguin, Philippines
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

You do not go for the restaurant for sure. It is notoriously JUST NOT GOOD. Accomodation is more budget, but also real budget, no charm. It is not even the place where we locals (half-expat) go, so, I believe it is unpopular. I was there many years back, never went back.

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2 Thank maritesthetraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Filipino, European, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: National Highway | Yumbing, Mambajao, Mindanao, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mindanao  >  Camiguin  >  Mambajao
  • Phone Number: +63 88 387 9084

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?