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“nice place”

La Place Lounge resto bar
Ranked #49 of 163 Restaurants in Lapu Lapu
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: http://www.facebook.com/LaPlaceLounge
Reviewed 1 September 2013

I've stayed there one night and i can say it's a nice place. It's not only a resto bar but also a guesthouse. The room is ok but walls are thin so you can hear your neighboors. There's a view on the garden. Aircon, good bed, bathroom ok. In the morning i ate a very good breakfast.

When you leave, ask the manager to get a taxi for you so she will ask him to put the meter on without asking you additionnal fake fees.

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Thank leoj2323
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

I've read the reviews on here and agree with most of them. Complaints about mosquitoes and scary T.V. for the kids are unwarranted. First of all, this is an open air resto/bar, it's not a family restaurant nor is it indoor and sealed off with air conditioning. Please use your judgement before entering and/or ordering at any establishment to make sure it meets your needs. Also, remember you are on a tropical island in a third world country. I'm sure any nit-picker could look hard enough to find a few venomous snakes and spiders around to complain about also.

Secondly, out of all the similar atmosphere joints that I've visited in the Philippines, La Place may not have the best organized menu, but I've been here several times and undoubtedly has the best tasting food... Mosquitoes and scary T.V. be damned!

The bar is fully stocked, so after dinner or later in the evening, it's a cosy, fresh air drinking spot where many resorters like to chill, play darts, take a snack, have a few drinks and listen to music. La Place may be simple, but sometimes simple is better. I suggest a pitcher of frozen margarita... potent and thirst quenching. Filipinas get 'fall down' drunk on this stuff... I should know, I live on Mactan island and my wife and her friends can barely walk afterwards. ;)

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1  Thank daveintoronto
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Couldn´t beat the Maribago Grill but didnt disappoint us either. Music was too loud, so we had to choose the dark side of the restaurant. Kids were afraid of the program the TV was showing.
I was glad blackout made the music quiet and turned the TV off.

Thank Hnasu
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Stayed 6-13 March 2013 and cannot speak highly enough of "La Place". Ethel is yr friendly and very helpful hostess, accommodation is stylish (love the river pebbles in the shower). Service quality is just that and the whole place had the right relaxed friendly vibe maxed out by the staff who always had a smile and friendly word. The icing on the cake was the Restaurant quality food. After my first two meals I saw no point in going out to find some-where better to eat. Even the big boss is a nice guy.

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Thank Geoff B
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

La Place is across the street from the much busier Maribago Grill. La Place is an outdoor restaurant, although there are sheltered areas where you can sit if it's raining. A log wall keeps out most of the street noise. There is rarely a crowd in La Place, making it a relaxing place to have a drink or a small meal. It's a good place to get away from the tourist crowd. The trees and sense of openness, combined with the relative quiet and dim lighting, make it a romantic spot for a couple seeking privacy.

The bar area is colorful and attractive, and (unlike Maribago Grill) it has a nice selection of high end alcohol. Most seating areas are benches with cushions next to low tables. There's very little light at the tables making it difficult to read menus (the small candles aren't much help). If you're looking for a fancy meal or a large selection from which to choose, go to Maribago Grill. The menu at La Place is limited -- a few pasta dishes, some pizzas, a few traditional chicken, pork, and seafood dishes, some sandwiches -- and your first choice from the menu isn't always available. What food they have is good. It's basic comfort food, not gourmet quality, but tasty. They have the best cheeseburger I've found in the Cebu/Mactan area. Not that you come to the Philippines to eat cheeseburgers, but if you get a craving for one, this is the place to go.

I would recommend La Place for light meals, snacks, or drinks. The bartenders/waitresses are attractive and friendly. Service is more attentive than is typical in the Philippines. The website advertises that La Place is open for lunch but I haven't found that to be true. The bar attracts a few expats and is (I'm told) a regular gathering point for Dutch citizens living in the Philippines, although I've never seen a crowd there. Every time I've been there, whether on week nights or weekend nights, the place is pretty much empty.

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Thank TChrisLapu2x
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