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CouCou Bar & Restaurant

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Batobalonos Street, Santa Fe, Philippines
+63 32 438 9385
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77 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We got a room on the second floor (stairs are a bit steep). The room and toilet were clean. They provided towels, soap, shampoo, and tissue paper. There is a heater in the shower. But, the water pressure of the shower was too low. There is a bidet beside the toilet. Aircon was quiet and working well. They had a... More 

1 Thank maila_ani
Berlin, Germany
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over 5 days in Bantayan, we had lunch there 2 times. Not only because it was the only place with decent WIFI, but also because the food was good and the location invites to lay over and watch the street (specially when it rains)

Thank daguma86
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i just love their halo halo.. full of ingredients with nice food presentation, big serving yet you can get it for only 110 php. we didnt get to try other menu since we were only craving for refreshment but i would suggest u try it cos it looks pretty enticing and yet affordable. you can stay at their nipa hut... More 

Thank Eugene U
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had breakfast there so the food was fine, it was ordinary. Service though was pretty bad. Mind you it wasn't full at the time, maybe it had about 20 people eating. My father asked if he could have them re-heat his coffee since the food was served later on, and he likes drinking his coffee with his food, but... More 

Thank candice m
Iquitos, Peru
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A tad overpriced and friendlier service seems to be the way throughout most of the island. Food just ordinary so no returns for us.

Thank Troptramp
Southampton, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Don't bother with Cou Cou's! We waited ages for our order to be taken, then a further 40 minutes before I asked a waitress how much longer we would be waiting, to be told another 5/10 minutes. I'm more than happy to wait and soak up the atmosphere in restaurants, but when 3 sets of Filipino people came in after... More 

Thank Sunrise83
Manila, Philippines
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

All visitors will agree with me that this restaurant is so attractive to dine! So we placed our order as soon as we arrived because we noticed that the serving time in the island is slow. And we are right, this is a waiting game! It took us more than an hour to get our orders plus numerous follow-ups for... More 

Thank Marisse D
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 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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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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 

Thank Tipsadvisor
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, International, Asian
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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?