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“really out of the way, but still worth it”

Lantaw Native Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 185 Restaurants in Mactan Island
Cuisines: Filipino, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Its location is really way way at one end of mactan island. If you are coming from cebu city, budget around 1 hour travel. There are limited signs pointing to lantaw, it was a good thing i had a gps on my smartphone when i went there for the first time early april. I went there again mid april and used whatever i recalled to get there. However, its still hard, considering for both occasions i went there for dinner.

They have two locations with a roof over your tables, and an area in the middle that is really open air. I stayed in the open area for both dinners. Great as it didn't rain. The view is looking at the whole cebu skyline, over the whole sea. Boats can be seen entering the mactan channel, and planes fly overhead to land/arrive when i dined. I could distinguish the kind of plane and the airline. It was close but not too close to be uncomfortable to the ears.

Food serving size is on the small size when compared to other city based native restaurants. The flavors are above average, but not outstanding. They serve those sun coolers which is a mixed fruit punch cooler, similar to that served at mooon cafe, not surprising as lantaw, mooon, and thirsty shakes and juices have the same owner.

Service is not really slow, but its slow. Expect food to be served in the 25-30 minute range. They toldme 20 minutes on both times, but more like 30 minutes.

For the men, go to the toilet and look at the humorous pictures plastered over the urinal. I do not know for the ladies side, as i am a male and have no access to the female toilet.

If you have guests, or out on a date, this place is perfect. The ambiance, the concept, easily cover for the food that is good. If you have to choose between this lantaw branch versus their branch in the mountain of cebu, this is better, in terms of concept.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

A little off the beaten track but worth the trip.
Price is reasonable. Nice ambiance.
Be sure to go early or make reservations because the place is packed during lunch time and especially dinner.

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Thank Bidok
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Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

The food was nothing special. To be fair, the food was actually good, as most of the restaurants in Cebu are. But to be a place for dinner where you actually have to endure a long drive from Cebu City, fighting your way through pedicab drivers, crazy parking space, may not be worth going if for the food alone.

I guess food was not their main selling point. It was in fact, the view before sunset as long as you go there earlier, was worth it. Sunset over serene water and soft city lights gave me nostalgia and reminded on how beautiful Cebu can be.

Just make sure you either reserve a table or go there earlier than your normal dinner time to avoid the hassle in getting on the frustrating queue.

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Thank shinobi007
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Ambiance ambiance....had it not for the long journey to reach the place it would have been almost perfect..... If you view it well the SRP seems to near yet really its so far....
Make sure you have reservations before thinking of going.
Food is native....good delicious but needs some wow push for it to get a superlative description.
Nighttime or better sunset to nighttime is the best time to go but again make allowance for traveltime and distance

Thank EdS16
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

the terrace and the view to Cebu City is very nice, but the food and service is horrible, real mass production.

2  Thank AlfredHo
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