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“Good ambience. Nothing special about the food and service.”

Lantaw Native Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 268 Restaurants in Mactan Island
Cuisines: Philippine, Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a chill out place, this could be it. The food is average, nothing great (visited several times). On several occasions, service is still an issue. Last time I visited, the lady seemed to be picky with the guests. Oh well, who knows what her day was.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice time with my family. Location is isolated, better if you can get your cab waiting for some extra money. Beacuse its difficult to find another cab back to hotel. staffs are helpful. We loved the seafood. Clam soup was very salty .
View was very nice, just get their before sunset .

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

We ordered several different dishes to try. The meat and seafood tasted old and over cooked. The staff was not rude, but not friendly at all. Great views and sunset is wonderful, but I would not go for a full meal.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Lantaw is busy little restaurant built on stilts that provides a great view of Cebu, especially at night. We found that the food was a little above average, the beer cold and the view even better.

I would agree with some of the other reviewers that you may want to pay a taxi to wait for you. You can also ask the restaurant to call a taxi for you, which is what we did...but we had to wait a little while (Lantaw is not the most accessible place on Mactan).

We enjoyed our experience and would return if we come back to Mactan.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I heard this was a nice place to eat in Mactan and the location simply does not disappoint. I think it would be good both in the day and night so you could see the lights of Cebu City.

It is a bit remote so you need to be sure you have transport to and fro lined up. If you go in the daytime, you can walk back to Córdoba (pleasant, hardly any traffic) town center and grab something from there.

The service is pretty lackadaisical for such a great venue. We ordered and when they brought the food they told us one of the dishes wasn't available so we changed for another dish which took a long time to come out. It isn't that hard for servers to know what is unavailable.

The menu has surprisingly little seafood for sitting on the sea.

We had Kinilaw (awful), squid adobo (just ok), and pinakbet (really good). How they can manage to make bad Kinilaw ON the sea is somewhat amazing.

I would definitely return. The location is magical.

Maybe just come for some beers and snacks though... The food for me was unremarkable compared to other native restaurants in the Philippines. And it is about double the price of everywhere else... Be prepared to open your wallet.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank stonewithnomoss
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