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Lonesome Carabao Lounge

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Philippine, Latin, Bar, International, Spanish, Pub, South American, Central American
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Pops District | Corong Corong, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
+63 939 909 0085
07:00 - 23:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Located deside the main road so it's easy to find. Visited here many times. Service is quite smoot, but not fast. Staff is friendly. All foodgredients not available (muesli, some fruits..) there is Nice terrace upstears and on/off working Wi-Fi too. Tested: -Breakfastburrito good -continental breakfast (simple) Ok -Tea and Coffee good -nacho plate good

Thank Niko W
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this place when staying nearby. What a find! Ended up having dinner here three nights - every dish was fantastic - the Philippine food, Mexican and Italian cuisine. Lovely service. Great for couples or groups. Would highly recommend.

Thank missamrita
Ghent, Belgium
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

A nice getaway to have a good meal and a good night! Bar is nice, food somewhat more expencive but definetely good quality/value in return!

Thank Ziggy D
Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Service was great, exceptionally quick too! I had the beef burrito and it was delicious. Went back twice during my stay in El Nido.

Thank Courtney H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered burrito, nacho, quesadilla, chicken sandwich, all are very tasty!!! Definitely worth trying out.

Thank Faith T
Saint-Malo, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Lonseome Carabao is very good! Friendly staff, the food is good, the atmospher is very cool! Perfect for enjoying a moment with friends!

Thank Marie C
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I was in need for a vegetable fix and tried third vegetable tacos which tasted fantastic. I went back for more a few days later. All the the we're friendly and helpful.

Thank Brendan H
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best Mexican I've had for a long time. Definitely the best in Philippines! Also serves other dishes highly recommend the hummus and pita which is outstanding and all the food is made fresh and of very good quality. Great for vegetarians as well with some very good options Quessidilas and Tacos. Very polite friendly staff with seating... More 

Thank Jay K
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

I stayed for 3 weeks in the Philippines and this is where I had my most delicious meals. I say meals, because I went two days in a row. Delicious.

Thank AntoineHague
Kennewick, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

A nice place to relax, good food taste, quality and portions. Drinks were well made. Good staff and nice manager.

Thank Steve M

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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
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Mexican, Philippine, Latin, Bar, International, Spanish, Pub, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pops District | Corong Corong, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  El Nido
  • Phone Number: +63 939 909 0085
After six years in the center of El Nido, the new and larger Lonesome Carabao Lounge is open at the entrance to Pops District in Corong Corong, just off the National Highway. Cozy and cool downstairs restaurant, open-air seating on the second floor, same great drinks, tunes and menu. Delicious food ranging from Mexican (our speciality) to seafood to pasta and everything in between, with many vegetarian options too. Awesome breakfasts featuring omelettes, huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos or shakshuka. Coffee brewed strong and fresh. Try our Chicken cordon bleu sandwich, pesto chicken pasta or a spicy Filipino soup for lunch. Take advantage of our late-afternoon happy hour or the even happier hour just before we close. Come give us a try!

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