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“Fun Pub” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Magellan's Landing - CLOSED

Magellan's Landing
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, European
Dining options: Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Seating, Serves Alcohol
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun Pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

Great moderately priced food and attentive friendly service personnel makes this centrally located pub high on my list on Mactan Island.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Jo J
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27 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    6
    13
    5
    3
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Rating summary
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Cebu City, Philippines
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

very good steak dinner and service and atmosphere are nice.

Visited May 2012
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Cebu
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cold beer!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012

Not so many places on Mactan Island serve cold beer but Magellan's does. This plus the comedy nights, live music, live sport and friendly staff make this a cool place to hang out.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Peter M
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Phuket, Thailand
Level Contributor
77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great pub.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

A nice friendly pub with cheap draught beer. Food was a bit expensice but good. Happy hour every afternoon from 2.00 to 6.00. Lots of very good resturants close by.

Visited March 2012
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Thank carterkenny
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Lapu Lapu
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Upscale bar food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

Magellan's is frequented by expats, probably because it is the most American-style restaurant I've visited in the Cebu area. Ignore the website "menu" section, which makes it appear that Magellan's serves haute cuisine. The meals on the actual menu come closer to bar food, but most of it is quite good. They have several pasta selections, a couple of pork dishes, a couple of chicken dishes, three or four seafood dishes, some pizzas, appetizers that include calamari and shrimp, and an excellent caesar salad (and some other salads). I agree with the earlier review that you should stay away from the bleu burger, but I generally recommend that you stay away from beef in the Philippines .... it just isn't good. But why come all the way to the Philippines to eat a hamburger? The non-beef dishes at Magellan's range from decent to quite good. The reviewer who complained about service probably didn't understand the buzzer system: there's a button on the table that you push when you want service, sounding a buzzer that alerts a server to come to your table. Finally, the reviewer's complaint about "hooker" coming into to solicit customers is just bizarre. Expats frequently meet their dates (girls they are meeting for the first time, having chatted with them on the internet) at Magellan's. They aren't hookers. Just because island girls dress in halter tops and micro-shorts (and I praise them for doing so) doesn't make them hookers. Finally, Magellan's is one of the few places you can find a decent mixed drink in Lapu Lapu; they have Bombay Sapphire, for instance, and they don't skimp on it when they pour a gin & tonic. On the whole, Magellan's is a fine place to eat, offering a nice ambiance and (alter in the evening) live entertainment featuring local talent.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank TChrisLapu2x
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