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“Just ok”
Review of Cafe Marco

Cafe Marco
Ranked #3 of 721 Restaurants in Cebu City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Stowe, Vermont
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Just ok”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

I took one meal at the hotel's buffet and it was the most expensive one I had in cebu and just average in terms of its quality. It's not that there were not some good items there, but it just felt like a big mechanical production where people gorge themselves on everything under the sun and that's not my style of eating. I would not eat there again and would have preferred a more personalized dining experience than a buffet.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Cebu City, Philippines
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good quality food but price is too steep.”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

I really enjoyed lunch at Cafe Marco. They have a wide array of food choices that includes cuisine from the East and the West. The quality is very good too, excellent ambiance and polite staff. Great for small and large group of diners. The only issue I had is that the price is too expensive. Otherwise, it would have been perfect in all aspects.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank JazzyJolly
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Cebu City, Philippines
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Does not sacrifice quality”
Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

With buffet places, I sometimes find that quality is sacrificed with quantity. While others may be fine with that, I am not. Food in Cafe Marco is always excellent, the ambiance cozy. Service is top notch as well. They even gave us a piece of celebratory cake when we went for my brother's graduation and a whole chocolate cake for my mother's birthday.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Alyssa M
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Manila, Philippines
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208 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“An excellent lunch buffet at a very competitive price”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We decided to have the luncheon buffet on a Monday and found it truly exceptional. The service was superb.

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank marc_martin
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Buffet as a trend? Scary!”
Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

When is it okay to pay 1000 pesos for a buffet? For me, never! Not even when I am abroad. I would rather focus on what I want to eat instead of pigging ouy on everything under the sun. Are we humans or animals? A client took me here and I had a decent sandwich and a little pasta and it was about average. I was expecting the setting to be nicer but I felt rather sterile.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank gigibrugado
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