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CouCou Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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Batobalonos Street, Santa Fe, Philippines
+63 32 438 9385
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After 3 weeks. We had the worst food sofar Staff is incapable and unintetested So dont gohere!! Stumble inn on the other side is a much better choise

Thank Caroline H
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bantayan which is a relatively small island has many good options for food - but CouCou doesn't get into the list of the memorable mentions. The food is average (or a bit lower) even though the prices are not. The service was pleasant. The music was a bit loud and outdated (but this is a recouring theme in many restaurants... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here several times during our stay in Bantayan Island. Some dishes are hit and miss. The Chicken Cordon Blue with Rice and Chicken Sotanghon soup were good. Don't order the Beef Steak. They have fair servings so all good.

Thank gr_trips
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ice thing here at Santa Fe Beach is quite a few restaurants close to the resorts. Marlins where we stayed. Just a block to walk and you're on the restaurant street. Really nice. There are three ++ restaurants that are good on that street. Plus. A kind of cheap food plaza. Cou cou I think pretty much tied to Al... More 

Thank Lutz H
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

After an entire two days of traveling, CouCou was our first restaurant and literally our first actual meal. Hunger alone should have made anything taste amazing, but neither the food nor the wait staff lived up to the numerous positive reviews we read prior to coming here. The pork sisig and the chicken curry platter were okay but the coucou... More 

Thank Jan C
Porsgrunn Municipality, Norway
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Excelt dinner, much food. If you like chicken.. try the cordon blue 😊 Breakfast is ok Nice staff. Prices is like other places in Bantayan. Coming back for sure.

Thank Geir L
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The food was definitely not worth the price. This is resort so we expected a little more. Not only the food wasn't great but the customer device was awful. Needs a lot of improvement.

Thank Sagrario1985
Negros Occidental, Philippines
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The place catches my eyes, it's so cozy and romantic, though I am alone :) You get what you paid. The food and drinks are just awesome. I ordered cheeseburger, mango shake and pina coloda and they serve it all together. So I end up asking for an ice for my pina coloda coz it's not cold anymore after i... More 

Thank mymelindra
Redwood City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I liked the setting, sitting on the floor. Good location in the center of things. Food was decent but I was disappointed with the service. Having already spent a few weeks in the Philippines this was not a judgment based on Western standards at all. It was slow and I felt like as was a bit in the way. I... More 

Thank lovingit_11
Singapore, Singapore
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We were a big group of 12, and when we arrived, the staff ignored us. It would have taken a bit of initiative for the waiters to request for us to wait while they got the tables arranged. But they ignored us till we took the initiative to see where tables were available and where someone else was leaving, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Philippine, International, Asian
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Batobalonos Street, Santa Fe, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Bantayan Island  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +63 32 438 9385

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