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“Best Cebu lechon!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of CnT Lechon

CnT Lechon
Ranked #53 of 693 Restaurants in Cebu City
Cuisines: Filipino, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Telephone + 63 32 254 4249.
manila
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77 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Best Cebu lechon!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

Hands down the best lechon in Cebu!! Tender meat, crispy lechon skin! Be sure to come for an early lunch or brunch so you beat the lunch crowd as they often run out of lechon as early as 11am. Delicious!!!

Visited February 2012
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English first
Manila, Philippines
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“horrible service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2011

of course when your in cebu you have to eat lechon. I have been to cebu regulary, and one of the reasons was because of cnt lecon...they have lechon thats absolutely to die for and my partner and I never miss bringing home this delicacy as pasalubong. we went there and we called up before going to order our pasalubong but upon arriving there was a long line waiting for orders and then we were told that the lechon for the day was finished and they did not know what time the next one will come in.. Imagine our dismay and our flight was in about 4 hours... we waited for an hour but no still no lechon. we asked what time it was coming but they could not tell us, they said they have no idea but there is one coming, What I cant understand is why they let their clients wait and suffer when they know that these are people buying and will miss their flight if not served. Are they that dense that they cant properly even inform clients what time the lechon will arrive....I know the lechon is good but if they offer that kind of "I dont know attitude" people will just give up...So we asked if there was another branch where we could buy it, and they said the one in SM, so my partner and I went there to buy as we dont have the time anymore. And guess what upon arrival in manila, the lechon was not that nice anymore there was no balat only 4 pieces and the meat was not that suculent anymore.. I dont know what happened to cnt as this has been a long time delicacy of cebu...but they sure went down with service and food. Apparently management should do something about this....It really turned my partner and me off

  • Visited October 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Come early or reserve in advance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2011

Come early or reserve in advance if you like the best lechon part. Definitely the best lechon in Cebu! :)

Visited September 2011
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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Cnt Lechon - I Found IT”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2011

We were told that Cnt Lechon serves one of the best Lechon (roasted suckling pig) in Cebu. The Lechon was sold out when we reached - a true testament of how good the business was. We had to wait for the next batch to arrive in 20 minutes. To avoid further disappointment, we immediately pre-ordered 2kg of Lechon - 1kg for 6 of us to eat there and another kg to be brought back to Singapore.

The crisp skin cracked in the mouth like a biscuit and the flesh was insanely soft and tender. Eat it together with the sticky rice and a dab of the accompanying sauce (a mixture of vinegar/soy sauce/chili padi) - you will soon feel the Filipino pride!

For photos and details- please drop by my blog twiceasdelicious http://wp.me/p1GkyL-jc

Visited October 2011
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davao
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“literally the yummiest lechon ('',)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2011

had (past) lunch there on may 28 2011. from the airport, we reached cnt at about 1pm... though it's past lunchtime, the restaurant still is half-packed.

they gave us a color coded (blue) priority number after ordering. well, that means that their lechon is really in demand, so i thought it's really delicious... when we arrived, we were informed that they have no lechon left for serving, that we have to wait "for a while, it's coming".. okay then..

the "for a while" took almost an hour (whew!). we're very hungry! we're losing our energetic traveler powers! we have to eat! we're still leaving for bohol on 2:30 fast craft trip! the sea trip will last for an hour & 45 minutes so we have to eat..now!

since the staff can do nothing on our craving that turned to hunger, we decided to take the "head part" that was left of the lechon - CHEEKS, FOREHEAD, EARS, NOSE, TONGUE!
they chopped it to bits, maybe for the head not to look so obvious hehehe

we were 8 very hungry people-grabbing the obvious meaty parts & porkskin... i even had a fatty part that they said was the brain!!!! ew!.. but i already had it, my stomach's enjoying it already :)

though we only had the "head", it was still the YUMMIEST LECHON i've tasted.. and we were very heady full...

the next time i'll be in cebu, i'll be early at CNT, i'll be there at about 11am to surely have and taste the lechon yummy tummy :)

p/s: the blue priority number is the first batch, the red one is the second batch hehehe.. and the lechon arrived when we left the restaurant.... burp!

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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