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“My children could not get enough of this place.”
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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed December 10, 2013

We had dinner here 3 times. What we liked was the fresh produce used and the lavish option of vegetables on the menu. The cocktails were beautiful too. The location is so perfect. From where you sit at the table on the beach front, waves lap underneath the building. We even saw a flying fox passing us there one night. We only decided to eat here on the first night as the Artcafe was packed to the gunnels with busloads of tourists, and was humid as not on the seafront, but one block back. Here at the Alternative, there is always a fresh, invigorating sea breeze.

1  Thank Marika255093
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

After a month in the Philippines we were looking for an alternative to all the meat and rice dishes. We met another couple who recommended this restaurant. So, we tried it for lunch and really enjoyed our food. The view was fantastic as well. The service attentive and friendly. After staying a few nights at the Miniloc resort we were back in town for one evening due to the cancellation of the flight to Manila. We returned here for dinner and, again, were so happy to have delicious vegetarian options to choose from. The prices are reasonable as well. This was some of the best food we had the entire month.

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Thank AdventurePhiles
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

We kept coming back here because the food was so good and great value for money and the views are spectacular - reserve in advance for some of the best beachside dining I've ever had. One recommendation are the mango pancakes which are just INCREDIBLE.



One downside, on our last night the bossman was away and we saw a small mouse running around the restaurant. The girls working there seemed totally blasé about our little friend, but as we were dining at one of the sunken tables the mouse was a little too close for comfort. Shame really, as this place is amazing.

Thank thelondonlounger
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

this restaurant has awesome view, great service, and very good food. i like the place the best during the day because of the view but their food is good anytime. one of the best places to eat in EL Nido.

Thank B00tpacker
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

The sort of floating tables are amazing, the staff welcoming, and the food was great. They had an entire page of vegetarian food on the menu, and interesting selections too, a proper effort. Service was really good, although it was a bit tricky to catch someone's eye for the bill, but that's hardly an issue! We really enjoyed our dinner here.

Thank Rmiaa
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