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The Craic House

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££ - £££
Bar, International, Gastropub
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Evolution Dive and Beach Resort | Malapascua Island, Philippines
+63 917 631 2179
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07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very friendly and welcoming. Staff ask your name on 1st visit and greet you by name thereafter. Nice intimate shaded bar with hammocks, recliners and chairs on the sand in the sun. Food is a mixture of European and local, and excellent value. Beers were cold and reasonably priced. Dive centre appeared well run wide choice of sites available each... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very service minded and nice staff witt excellent food in big portions. Do not miss the Bananamanga drink💕

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1 Thank Petra19632
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are staying on this island make sure you eat here the food was brilliant. familiar food of home but we the mixture of local food. the right proportion and the taste was great. the top it off the bar staff were welcoming and friendly.

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1 Thank Christopher P
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is very nice, enthousiastic locals. Will take time for you. The pitty is that the food was not as the atmosphere is. Crisps tast older, the meat is not as juicy as it should. Taste is flaw. Pitty because the location is great .

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Floda, Sweden
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great food and awesome staff!! What a treat to come here for a week and get spoiled by the awesome staff here. Good menu and great food.

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1 Thank Magnus H
Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We rarely left this place during our entire stay on the island. The food was great and the servers were excellent.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I visited the restaurant because of the good reviews, but compared to other places, especially Angelina and Amihan, the food was quite average with nothing to recommend it. The pulled pork and curry, both on the daily special menu, were OK but bland and uninteresting, and the mango cheese cake was brought totally frozen and inedible. After I returned it,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I spent 6 weeks on Malapascua and tried almost all the restaurants on the island and although the standard of food is high on this tiny Island the craic house took the title for me. Well done guys.

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Singapore, Singapore
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250 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

After reading all the raving reviews on here, we thought let's head out there for dinner one night. We were quite disappointed. Upon sitting down, the waitress asked us right away if we were going to split the bill, and made sure to assign items to each couple every time we order something. I can understand if they want to... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stayed at Evolution Dive resort for two weeks in December and had breakfast and lunch at The Craic House every day, and evening meals for more than half our stay. The menu is varied with exciting specials being offered every few days, the quality of the food is exceptional. The Christmas Day BBQ and the New Years eve dinner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Cuisine
Bar, International, Gastropub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Evolution Dive and Beach Resort | Malapascua Island, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Malapascua Island
  • Phone Number: +63 917 631 2179
Description
The Craic House Irish Bar and Restaurant is the funkiest spot on Malapascua. It serves contemporary cuisine, ice cold drinks and plays the best music in The Philippines, right on the beach.

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