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“The best beef ampalaya.”
Review of Blue Carabao Diner - CLOSED

Blue Carabao Diner
Price range: $1 - $5
Cuisines: Filipino, Asian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Description: We wish to inform all that the Blue Carabao Diner will cease operating as of December 22/2014. We are so grateful to all who took the time to write a review of their experience while at the Blue Carabao Diner. We thank all of our great customers for help to make the Blue Carabao Diner the top Filipino Style food restaurant in Davao for many years in a row. Attention !!This business is now for sale as of June 15/14. Sold complete with all equipment,recipes,highly trained staff willing to work with new owners.Included is a four bedroom upstairs apartment with air conditioning.Price P3million FIRM,price includes business name. Reason for sale is new business venture opportunity. Hello,when you visit Davao City,do yourself a favor and visit the "Blue Carabao Diner" and treat yourself to some of the best tasting,affordable Filipino styled food in Davao City. We are an open air styled establishment that lays out our meal items banquet style or what they call "toro toro"style,meaning point at the meal item you want and a server will give you a serving of that meal. We invite you to check out our kitchen anytime before you eat in our establishment so that you can have confidence in the food we offer.Not many restaurants will make that offer,but we at the Blue Carabao Diner are proud of our kitchen and it's staff and look forward to your personal inspection. My name is Sherry Scott and i am the business owner and head cook so you are important to me and the growth of my business.If for some reason,you are unhappy with a meal,i will either replace the meal,return your money for that meal item or give you a voucher for a free meal upon your next visit to the Blue Carabao.Try finding a restaurant in Davao City that stands behind the quality of it's food like we do at the Blue Carabao Diner. Our servers wear special hairnets and serving gloves and most can speak English,but if you find it hard to communicate with a server,please request for management to answer your questions or explain meal ingredients for you.If you are a first time visitor we will be more than happy to give you a small sample of a meal before you purchase it.Or if you just have questions about Davao City or need directions to a certain location,we will be happy to look after you. My staff and i look forward to your visit and will do what we can to make your visit to the "Blue Carabao Diner" one of the highlights of your trip to Davao City.Sherry & Francis Scott 09/05/13 Please check out the Fall issue of Sizzle digital magazine pages 44 to 46 as we have been given a mention by Chef David Wasson from Seattle, Washington,USA. 05/14/13 We received our ServSafe certification for excellence in sanitation and food safety.10/2010 We where featured in the following newsletter. PCC vol 9 No 4 Newsletter cover is a picture of our 'carabao pochero'.Check out pages 3,4,5,and 19. It was a wonderful humbling and elevating experience to receive and read that magazine.All credit goes to my hard working wife and Chef extraordinaire, Sherry and our dedicated staff. I take my hat of and bow to you all.
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“The best beef ampalaya.”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

The best beef ampalaya i've eaten. The place is squeeky clean, food is so affordable. Imagine a grilled "panga" or jaw of tuna for P120 or US$ 3! And to top it all off is the super friendly Canadian owner Francis. Brought home some beef, lumpia and tuna panga and munching on them right now. Still can't wait for my next trip and try out the their kaldereta & seaweed salad.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Boybagsek
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“Excellent taste and Superior Quality of Service”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

The food is great, staff are neat and clean and very courteous, entire store is very clean. Ang sarap balik balikan

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1 Thank harbyabellanosa
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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“It'll bring you back to Davao”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Great staff. Tasty food. Good price.
Go early because it fills up quickly, and for good reason.
Rub elbows at large tables with locals who know where to eat well for a good price.
The first restaurant I'll return to on my next visit to Davao.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Murphy-Hagunos
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“yummy food at low cost”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

their food of course......wide selection of freshly cook food at a cost almost anyone can afford..and very easy to find, almost everyone knew where it was

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank aki0618
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Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“best filipino food in davao”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

great filipino food served in a spotlessly clean place,the one sure fire way of knowing if the food is good is if the locals eat there, and wow yes they do,my wife who is very picky about filipino food loved the food here,next time we are in davao again the blue carabao is number one on our must visit again eatting places....well done guys...top marks

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank richie5817
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