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“Perplexed”
Review of L'Elephant Bleu

L'Elephant Bleu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: French restaurant, Wine , bar and lounge located in Alona Beach, Philippines. Beef, chicken, fish, french crepes, burgers, creme brulee...Also vegetarian food Fine dining with fine music at bistro prices. Something else than the everything found on the beach. Open all day 14am-11pm
Mindanao, Philippines
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
“Perplexed”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Reading through the recent reviews, I am puzzled by the low ones. Elephant Blue is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in. It was great two years ago. It is better today.

Last night I had pork tenderloin in a porcini mushroom sauce. Best pork dish I have ever had. And, at a suggestion of one of the other diners, I had potatoes au gratin. Ho hum, right. Blew my socks off. then we finished with a Mousse au chocolate. Best I have ever hod.

Please don't let my spelling mistakes detract from the force of this recommendation. If you are in the Bohol/Panglao area, you owe yourself a meal (or better several) at this fine restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Don L
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elephantbleu, Propriétaire at L'Elephant Bleu, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Thank you for your great review!
Hope to see you again in our restaurant
Regards
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Fleet, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Sublime”
Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Set back slightly from the road this unassuming restaurant serves delicious European and local food. Thiink hearty bistro style in portion and in presentation for the servings. The pork loin in green peppercorn was lovely, and the burgers simply awesome. The local adobe went down well too. But the quality of the mains were outdone by the desserts. Both the creme brulee and chocolate mousse were to die for and I'd recommend ordering both. Twice.

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1 Thank Boothtel
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elephantbleu, Propriétaire at L'Elephant Bleu, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Thank you so much for your great review!
We try to do our best in order to satisfy our customers
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“Super restaurant ”
Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

It is simply the most kind staff and chef you can find here. The food is excellent and the chef is very honest about his kitchen. The pasta is his own import from Italy.

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Thank Jesper L
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elephantbleu, Propriétaire at L'Elephant Bleu, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Thank you for your review!
Hope tosee you next time in our restaurant
Regards
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Bordeaux, France
1 review
“Best dinner i had during my trip...”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Definitely the best restaurant in panglao island... I used to eat there and doesn't matter what you gonna order all is really good and tasty... All the staff are really friendly and it means a lot for filipino. I recommand to have dinner there and if your are not hungry unleast a real coffee.

By the way Dario the owner of the restaurant get the best music playlist in panglao...

Enjoy and take care everybody

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Sylvain S
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elephantbleu, Propriétaire at L'Elephant Bleu, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
What a great comment!
Glad you enjoyed our food and ambiance.
See you soon at the blue elephant restaurant
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfectly ok food for quite high price”
Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We went for dinner. It was nice enough place though it isn't particularly French. Food ok but pretty small portions. For mains we had the prawns and got three each, which is a bit tight fisted given they must cost nothing and the sauce didn't have much taste either. The (sole) red wine was quite drinkable and the mango pie an interesting idea but a little thick on pastry.

As in the title, you won't go away saying "wow" but more, "that was ok but a little bit expensive"

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2 Thank Dhilt_12
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elephantbleu, Propriétaire at L'Elephant Bleu, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Thank you for your review
We' ll try to improve our dishes for the next time you will come in our restaurant!
Regards
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