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“Cold food”

Mabuhay Bar and Restaurant
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Cebu Island, Philippines
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61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Cold food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

this is one of the affordable restos in the island with a buffet. but dno't come here with hopes too high.

food is not good and not even hot. there is a desire to be friendly but i guess first and foremost in a restaurant business is that your food should be great!

Visited April 2012
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Austin, Texas
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63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great local food and great all-you can eat price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

For 299p you get all you eat from there great buffet. 6-10pm. The fresh Cebu Lechon (bbq suckling pig) was amazing. The also had 3 types of fish, pusit (squid), chicken, pork you could pick out and they would bbq for you. Big prawns. Fruits. Loved this one chicken dish with a white sauce made with mushrooms. Get there at 6 for best selection. We got there late the first night and they were almost out of many things but they found a way to make us and others happy. Made some special dishes to make up. So good! This is a family owned place and the owner is very friendly (as well as the whole family and staff).

Visited March 2012
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Amsterdam
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824 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 703 helpful votes
“For a budget concious, in search for filipino dishes.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

Am thankful of the time we have been served for our hungry stomach.

Was surprised by the way they served the "KInilaw" big slices and i do not think tomato of big slices is one of the ingrdients in this menu.

Just for one time experience.

Visited December 2011
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chula vista
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bored Aboard Mabuhay”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2011

The most boring restaurant among the 6 restaurants in the island. Foods are just averagely prepared and you wouldn't want to know how they cooked it. Worst customer service you can get from the owner down to the food crew. Anyway, what can you expect for a cheap restaurant.

  • Visited August 2011
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Halifax, Canada
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476 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 642 helpful votes
“the price is right but the quality is not”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2010

Every night there is an all you can eat buffet for 230p.
Even when you arrive early, they are reluctant to grill the advertised specialities claiming they are all out. A similar response is given when requesting calamari. While the price is right, the quality is not.

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