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“nothing special..”
Review of Squidos

Squidos
Ranked #102 of 136 Restaurants in El Nido
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Reviewed September 19, 2014

we went here seeking for quality seafood since most of the restaurants were planning to dine in are Italian serving pizza, pasta, salads..

we ordered the stuffed squid, calamari and mixed seafood curry.. with coke and calamansi juice.. i've already prepared my mind (and stomach) for the long wait time but oh man! i didnt expect it to be sooo long.. we waited 40mins or maybe even longer since i didnt track the time coz i'm already hungry and agitated.. (i get agitated when starving)

i was expecting that the food was recently cooked and will be served hot.. lo and behold! they are cold! :( i know how to prepare seafood dish (squids, clams, mussels) and they dont take long to prepare so i assumed that maybe they are taking too long making sure that everything is well done

nothing special for their calamari and stuffed squid.. the mixed seafood curry is good for 4 persons and the curry sauce was modified fo suit filipino taste.. it was more creamy and sweet, very different from thai or indian curry..

what irritate me the most are the flies in our table.. i would siggest that they place candles on every table to shoo those flies away.. i cant concentrate on eating since i keep on shooing flies away from our food.. and i guess my luck ran out and one of the flies swam on my calamansi juice :( *sigh*

i wish they would improve on their food and place since there are less seafood restaurants here in el nido and they can grab that chance to be the too seafood restaurant in the area..

1  Thank sakura_shady
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Reviewed September 1, 2014

We ordered their specialty, Stuffed Squid, and it was promising but the Seafood Curry was, I think, very good. The place is quite small though so it might be always full. They have a second place though which they suggested we visit but time did not permit.

Thank faithjvp25
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Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I were walking around town when we spotted a signage outside Squidos at Hama street promoting a 250 pesos per head buffet. Used to expensive buffets back home, we thought, "What a steal". We found it too tempting so on our last night in El Nido, we decided to give it a try. Much to our disappointment, the promo is only offered at their Hilltop branch, which is a 5-minute tricycle ride away, and 100 steps up to reach the restaurant. We weren't planning on going farther but we eventually decided to go.

The location would have been nice if it was complemented with good food. Unfortunately, their food was not significant in any way. I only liked their spicy dinuguan, the rest were all inappropriately spicy. Each dish would have been really bland if not for the spicy flavors. Their seafood curry, which is supposedly their specialty, was just spicy seafood all thrown together. The buffet setup was all messed up - not well-lit, no labels, and no covers! I bet they did not realize that there were bugs flying around! The placed looked more like a booze place with all those crazy disco lights and Boyce Avenue songs. If you go here to drink and hang out, it will surely work. Otherwise, you will feel robbed. It wouldn't be worth your effort, time, and money.

Thank Michified
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Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Horrible service, expensive price, tasteless food. Never want to go there again, there are a lot more places that are better than this place.

Thank Ting C
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had our first dinner in El Nido here..
We were offered the stuffed squid and the seafood curry.. We ordered that plus a ceasar salad..
I did not like the ceasar salad, it tasted like mayonnaise..
Stuffed squid was ok, but i've had better ones..
The seafood curry was the best.. It was big serving but a little pricey...
They don't have service water, you have to buy bottled ones all the time and it's expensive..
We just had a problem with our orders tho.. The person infront of us who came much later than us was served with their food first before us.. We called the attention of the waitress and immediately they talked it over among themselves and apologized.. I just hope the servers would smile more..

Thank docjolt
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