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“Good food, slow service, great views.”

Mr. A Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #110 of 731 Restaurants in Cebu City
Price range: $4 - $6
Cuisines: Filipino, International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Mr. A Bar & Restaurant (opened in 1997) together with Mr. A Cafe (2010) and Mr. A Pizzeria (2014) are all located in one area in Lower Busay Heights that gives you a panoramic view of Cebu. It's your "one-stop restaurant" that offers Filipino, International, American, and Italian cuisines to name a few. Mr. A is one of the pioneer indoor and outdoor restaurants in Busay which is known for "dining with a view" of the city skyline. It is perfect for intimate dates, family dinners, barkada outings, tourist groups, weddings, birthday parties, business meetings, and company parties as we have 3 big function rooms with built in karaoke systems and flat screen television units and 1 outdoor function room for private events, not including the open-air outdoor area which we are famously known for. There is enough parking to accomodate hundreds of customers at a time and soon tourist buses will be able to go up to the main restaurant.
United States
Level 6 Contributor
361 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“Good food, slow service, great views.”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

The food here is pretty good, but the service is a bit slow. The dining areas are all spread out over the hill, so staff are running all over.

The view of Cebu is great though, and this is worth a stop.

  • Visited May 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
227 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great views , great restuarant”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is a very large open air restaurant situated near the mountain top overlooking the whole of Cebu. If you are visiting Cebu this restaurant is a MUST!
Its got great atmosphere and the food is really good and surprisingly cheap. Service depends on the waiter you get and varies between slow and very good , the waitresses appear faster and friendlier than the waiters.
Its a great night out.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Moonlighter88
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Cebu City, Philippines
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“need retraining in customer service”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

I was there two weeks ago with officemates, unfortunately we were not so much welcome as per supervisor we dont have any reservations.

then suddenly changed his mind and said that someone will take our order which someone really did. after taking our order, he said food will be served after one hour!!!!

ridiculous right?! why take order when in fact they will only serve it after an hour!

i will surely never go back, and will never recommend to friends who will come to cebu for a visit.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Rhey T
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great view, mediocre food.”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Great view and romantic, but the food tends to be overcooked and bland.
A nice place to sit and have a drink and snacks, but I would not recommend the food.
The food seems expensive for the quality received.

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank fredf22
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“It's literally finger licking good”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

A seafood grill, the traditional Philippine cuisine, all in one banana leaf tray good for 4 or more people. Unfortunately my tray didn't have the banana leaf for they ran out but that did not matter, that just meant how busy this restaurant gets. The food was good to the taste, the portions are big, for the price they charge, it's all worth it. Wile presenting your tray of food they greet you with "BOO.DLE BOO.DLE". Planning to visit this seafood grill again on my next venture to Cebu city, Philippines.

  • Visited January 2013
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