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“Great location and view but terrible service and food”
Review of The Alternative - CLOSED

The Alternative
Price range: $3 - $25
Cuisines: European, Filipino, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Nice location with view over the bay. Unique bali like feel and building. Service cathasthropique, waited over 1 hour for egg and bacon breakfast, abductions it wasn't busy at all. Ants on the dish, bacon and eggs cold, asked for salt, got it myself after 15min, coffee never arrived... Come on guys, a bit of effort please.

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1  Thank racheltsang
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

This place was cool because you get to sit on the beach and eat. They had a great lemongrass ice tea which was delicious and refreshing. Also the caramelized bananas was a great dessert. My dinner was ok but everyone else I was with really enjoyed their dinner. This place was pretty expensive compared to other places in town.

1  Thank Cleosc
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

This place is really nice and the cosy balconys are really nice to laze on. The food is a nice change to the rest of the restaurants in El Nido and tastes great!

1  Thank AudreyMartin
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We booked a pod for dinner so we could enjoy the sunset. These pods hang over the ocean and you are supplied with cushions for comfort. Dont worry they are well supported! There are no tables and chairs in the Pod. The view is beautiful and you can hear the waves crashing down below you. Even though we were quite high every now and then as the waves crashed down below with velocity you would get a spray of seawater.

There are still conventional table and chairs both inside and seafront on the balcony where you can enjoy a meal or a drink.

Unfortunately as we had a late lunch we werent hungry when we arrived at the Alternative. We just opted for their pumpkin soup and their home made bread, washing it down with a few drinks.

Quite frankly even if the food was ordinary you would enjoy this place as its nice and rustic and has a great romantic feel about it as you watch the ocean and boats returning from Island Hopping.

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1  Thank tommomelbourne
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

A good place for vegetarian, but before all, I love the view and the hanging nest to eat over the waves. Good to chill out! Wifi available.

1  Thank philippe o
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