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Alavar Seafood Restaurant

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Mindanao, Philippines
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08:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My fiancé and I took several of her friends out for dinner. We chose this place for their one of a kind crabs. This place is a little pricey, but well worth the money if you are a foodie like myself.

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Thank Billy T
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family went to this restaurant since this place is famous for its curacha and other filipino dishes. The ambience is quite good. Place is newly renovated. However the waitresses and waiters are not so good. Poor customer service. We've waited for about an hour for the food. Other customers were pissed off. We we're already starving. We've... More 

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Thank Jeng V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Must try their Curacha with Alavar dish! Its similar to crab with more meat. For Php950 you already get 3 medium sized Curacha already good for 3-4pax :) Their signature Alavar sauce is available for take aways for only Php250 (1kg) very good pasalubong for love ones at home 😍

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Thank Ellen N
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I don't really know what's the big deal about this restaurant. They have one of the poorest services around! imagine waiting for your food for more than 1 hour! Their famous alavar sauce is just a rip-off of Thai red curry sauce in coconut milk and sweetened to make it palatable with the taste of Zamboanga. Food in Zamboanga is... More 

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Thank Alexmamon
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

this resto is known for mouth watering seafood, so it's really a must to visit. Service took a little while but it was all worth it when food arrived. Food was wonderful

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Thank Darryl G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Poor customer service. Curacha with their signature sauce is delicious tho. Food arrives after an hour! I ordered their sizzling bulalo steak and grilled pork liempo, the taste is good but the meat is somewhat rubbery. Staff and waiters are not so friendly and accomodating. Dont eat here if you're not willing to wait.

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Thank Jeng V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Took about an hour to bring out our food and the place wasn't even full. I think that the food only came out when I asked to cancel our order. Alavar sauce still delicious but I suggest you just buy the sauce and cook your own crabs and shrimps at home. Servers I think are already used to long cooking... More 

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Thank Joel P
Zamboanga City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Any dish with Alavar sauce will become extraordinary. If you don't want to cook, then head on to their restaurant. Their signature dish is Curacha or deep sea crab with Alavar sauce. Other dishes just xoxo. Orders usually takes 30-45 minutes to be served.

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Thank Norwin D
Zamboanga City, Philippines
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The service is top, the (sea-)food unbeatable. The restaurant itself is very spacious with a traditional interior. Aircon inside and a garden diner outside if you don't like aircon. Function rooms are also provided for party's etc.

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Thank Karlheinz W
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The mud crabs with the famous Alavar sauce were divine. The kangkong with lechon de carajay was also very good.

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Thank Mary Ann L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Philippine, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mindanao, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mindanao  >  Zamboanga Peninsula  >  Zamboanga Sibugay Province  >  Zamboanga City

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?