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“Great setting & music but average food”
Review of The Craic House

The Craic House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $8
Cuisines: Irish, International, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Craic House Irish Bar and Restaurant is the funkiest spot on Malapascua. It serves contemporary cuisine, ice cold drinks and plays the best music in The Philippines, right on the beach.
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great setting & music but average food”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

We came here for dinner one night during our week long stay as it was rated #1 on trip advisor. It was a nice change in atmosphere as it had decent music as compared to the some of the other restaurants on the island. Food was decent but we had better meals at Oscars (highly recommended for dinner). It was also nice that they had a veggie menu, but their veg curry was slightly disappointing. It was the only place we found on the island that had ciders, so that was awesome! In a nutshell, while I'm not raving about the food, I would recommend the Craic for a meal if u're on the island for a period of time.

  • Visited December 2012
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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“"Perfect"”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Ate there a few times, and was the "perfect" end to very relaxed island living with some great diving. The staff/ music/ food/ atmosphere/ beer were all excellent, just wish it was nearer to home! Hopefully return one day.

  • Visited November 2012
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Daegu, South Korea
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“What a rare find!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

First experience was having Irish car bombs while sitting under a palm tree enjoying the beach. I must say, this was the ONLY car you'll see on the island. There are no cars here! really....

The second experience was the food. It was wonderful! The bread was the best thing since being in Europe. It was fresh, warm and made for the best sandwiches. The selection was amazing and unexpected for such a small little island. Must try the banana-mango drink!

No credit cards accepted! ...which is the norm on this island...

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Angela R
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Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great atmosphere, great food”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Relaxed bar with great food, very helpful and friendly staff, good music, good company for some beers after a day of diving.

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Kelowna, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Vegetarian options!”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

I find it a bit of a struggle in the Philippines to find good vegetarian options besides Thai food. Craic house had some awesome, fresh vegetarian options and the service and location were great too.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Marki H
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