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Balikbayan Restaurant

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Santa Fe, Philippines
+63 32 438 9216
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Had two of the sets. The cook forgot to season the pork and fish even didn't apply salt and pepper! No salt end pepper available at all. Pork was also very dry. Bananas as included desert were scruffy. Had a perfect local dinner at the locals grill at the street. Never again.

Thank huege
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My adobong pusit was good but my daughter's pasta carbonara was not even close to what it should taste like.

Thank Nenita C
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

I have heard so many good things about this place so i expected to be rendering a great review. Sadly i am unable to do so. Though the setting and ambiance is really nice the food, pricing and service are a crime. We ordered a selection of Filipino specialties, including: local scallops (dry, sour and only 8 pieces on the... More 

Thank jamie s
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Went here earlier than usual for dinner, only because dinner the day before took 1.5 hours (which I'm learning is quite standard here even if you're the only ones in the place at that point of time). However after ordering, the food only took about 15 mins to arrive and all in all we were done with dinner within half... More 

Thank mellywelly08
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Food is not worth the price. Waitress looks like she has a hangover, therefore she can't serve us properly.

Thank micahgrn
Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Went there for breakfast with family. If you are a nature-lover, you better try Balikbayan because their restaurant has lots of plants.It's nice, and their owner is really friendly.

Thank Gabrielle_Espinosa
Enschede, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

The food was great as far you can say that having a pizza, but my friends had someting else and they were also stisfied so I can recommend this place to others, also because the service here was good enough.

Thank AndredeRuiter1961
Roeselare, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Edit Tip Bantayan Restaurants: 2 reviews and 1 photos - Bantayan - Bantayan - Bantayan - Bantayan - Bantayan We were here just for drink. We arrived in early in the afternoon in Bantayan Island, our room was not ready yet, so we went for a walk. This is a first restaurant we saw, we went inside. They have good... More 

Thank ShavyB
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

We tried their breakfast meal. 2 filipino breakfast for 178 each. Everything is oily. Dont order the danggit, the fish is too tough and the native sausage is so-so. To add to more disappointment, the garlic rice has funny smell and taste. Dont be fooled by their breakfast meal. Go to either coucou or blue ice or caffe del mare... More 

Thank roselle s
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

I loved the cheesy and tasty pizza. The drinks were also served in pitchers so we were able to save on buying individual drinks. The spaghetti was just average as it tasted nothing out of the ordinary. The wait time is something that can still be improved. We waited for about 20-30 minutes for the pizza to be served.

Thank ddblanco

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Philippine, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Fe, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Bantayan Island
  • Phone Number: +63 32 438 9216

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?