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Golden Cowrie Native Restaurant

Marina Mall, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average23%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crispy pata” (7 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
“sisig” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Philippine, Asian
$$ - $$$
Marina Mall, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Hands down, Golden Cowrie has truly captured Cebuano palette. It runs in the veins of every Cebuano to love this restaurant. But there is also something in this restaurant that truly reverberates noise. I hate it when you eat there, it is just tooooooo noisy!

Thank Regal O
Reviewed 5 August 2017

From the Mactan-Cebu Intl Airport, we headed straight to the Golden Cowrie Restaurant- about 5-7 minutes from the airport. We ordered the nilagang baka soup which I really loved - steaming hot, tender , tasty meat. We had crispy pata (pick on the crisp skin,...More

Thank Blen F
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing that most of what we ordered was out of stock. Lechon belly, liempo, Kare-kare. This seems to be common across Golden Cowrie restaurants.

Thank DonsAlco
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Golden Cowrie has always been our favorite local restaurant that serves Filipino dishes in their best local taste. We usually order their pakbet, tinunuang langka, sizzling bangus ala pobre and bicol express. Their unli rice makes their meal more satisfying. So far I never had...More

Thank Dennies S
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for a late dinner with colleagues. It was around an hour to go before they close but they cheerfully served us. I love their Kare-Kare and Sinigang, the taste is perfect! This place is truly recommendable if you are looking for a lutong...More

Thank iam_via
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I found this place by chance and we're very happy we did. It was full of diners enjoying themselves in a nice clean atmosphere. The food was a pleasant surprise. We really enjoyed the Guisadong Bihod, Sinuglaw, Betsy's Garlic Chicken and a...More

Thank Cook2Travel03
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Craving 1 last Filipino meal on our way to Mactan airport. This hit the spot. The Crispy pata was perfectly crisp and tasty. The Sisig and egg rolls also deliciious. All with bottomless white rice and ice tea. Ended the meal with ube ice cream....More

Thank GarFamIly
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Very happy with the menu, food quality (taste and serving size) and, most especially, the price. Not too happy about them being on the 2nd floor as I have a 1-yr old and was travelling with my 73-yr old dad.

Thank James D
Reviewed 25 November 2016

All the Filipino dishes they offer taste great. The price is very enticing because it is relatively low compare from much the same restaurants in the city. One thing though, the space is limited enough. We dined in with our extended family. We end up...More

Thank bodieandtheblowfish
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Arriving at our Mactan hotel past 130pm did not give us many options for good eats to bring our hungry foreign guests. With the City at least 1.5 hours away, Golden Cowrie was a two thumbs up choice. Crispy Pata was enjoyed to the bones....More

Thank mi3travels
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marina Mall, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Mactan Island  >  Lapu Lapu
  • Phone Number: 03322381206
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