Abaca Restaurant

Abaca Boutique Resort, Punta Engaño Rd., Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu

Abaca Restaurant
4.5
4.5 Stars

10 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 6
  • 4 stars 3
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 11 Reviews
  • 29 Recommend
  • 10 Reviewers
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International

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Parking:
Parking Lot

Most Recent Reviews

Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars
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I've always wanted to come here as a lot of my wedding couple rave about this place. I even booked a table on behalf of a client a couple of times. So when I was invited by a wedding planner for a celebratory dinner here, I got so psyched and immediately said yes! 128571

I haven't seen the resort itself but it really does look beautiful! So luxurious and exclusive, the boutique resort boasts of amazing views from their recreational facilities with maximum exclusivity. I always say that someday, "pag mayaman na ako, makakapag-check-in din ako dito." Hahaha 128569

The restaurant inside is open to non-in-house guests, but you need to make a reservation first before entering the premises. They have limited parking spaces inside, and their outlet has limited seating as well. Talk about feeling so expensive! And yes, it was actually a very expensive meal. 128569 But I must say, it is really worth it for the service, food quality and exceptional ambiance. 128571

1.) Caesar Salad
I enjoyed this in Tavolata (Abaca's standalone Italian Restaurant brand in Banilad), and I enjoyed it even more here together with the experience! Their vegetables are so crispy and fresh and the dressing was just the right amount. This was a really good meal starter. 128571

2.) Prosciutto Wood Fired Flatbread Pizza
This was delicious! It had Italian ham, fire roasted onions, mozarella, parmesan and arugula. The crust was nicely thin and crispy and the cheese was melted perfectly. Their pizza sauce was great! Everything about this dish is awesome! 128568

3.) Pappardelle
This was soooooo gooooood! 128571 Their homemade pasta, braised veal, mushrooms, fine herbs and parmesan. We loved this dosh so much, we had to order another plate! The portion is really generous too, and they do not scrimp on the ingredients! 128571

4.) Wood Oven Roasted Whole Chicken
I have never enjoyed roast chicken more. 128569 It was wonderfully seasoned and perfectly cooked! The dirty mass and beans that came with it paired very well with the dish! 128571

5.) Creme Brulee
Not the best I've tried, but definitely good. 128568 I particularly liked the ice cream flavors! This was definitely an awesome dessert experience. 128571

We were served their Mojitos too, and they were really good! It wasn't too strong in terms of amount of liquor, so I really like it as well. 128568

It was such a memorable night! Truly worth opening up a bottle of bubbly. 128568 Champagne makes every occasion a celebration! 128571 I can't wait to come back! 10084

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Jen L.
5.0 Stars

two consecutive days we had our lunch here, just because it's food is soooo soooo good!

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Jen L.
5.0 Stars

good food, good view, and good companies = worth coming back next time!

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Rose N.
5.0 Stars

Everything is good. From steak to pasta to dessert! Yummy!

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Monique A.
5.0 Stars

So InLove with the place ... Peaceful ... No one shouting oppa!!! What a big relief... They're not into waiters here .... And mind u ... I Hv my own butler .... Service here is exemplary & very personalized ... Now that's what u call LIFE 128525128525

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Livi B.
3.0 Stars

127969 Homey vibe. Wooden interiors
128513 Very attentive staff
127860 Food was okay, loved their flatbread pizza
128514 Okay for lunch dates, place is quiet
128176 Prices are quite expensive, even their H2O

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Loren L P.
5.0 Stars

Abaca restaurant- the Cebu version of Antonio's. Ok, maybe that's a little too much but
If I could give this place 100 stars for service and their prosciutto di Parma flatbread pizza, I would. At least for my experience tonight. 128515

We just had dinner there and I was overwhelmed with their exceptional customer service I just had to write a review right away.

Ambiance was really something- not kid friendly but if you're on a date or with friends- this is a perfect place to hang out, have good dinner and finish countless bottles of wine.

Complimentary breads were very good. Warm and appetizing. We had prosciutto di Parma with argula and sea bass for main course. Sea bass was delicious. Husband who rarely eats seafood loved it- we had white wine with it but the prosciutto flatbread pizza was WOW. I am not a pizza fan but we had one tonight because my husband (he can eat pizza everyday single day) has been requesting for it since yesterday and I thank God I gave in tonight. All ingredients were fresh, crust was delightfully crusty and the moment you take a bite- it's just a burst of flavour in your mouth. I just don't have a decent photo on my iPhone as the lightning is very dim and it would have been awful to use flash on food photography ;)

Chef came to check on us. Anthony, our server was very attentive. When we had to go back to Movenpick and I asked for cab to take us back, they had their resort van to drive us (whilst Movenpick was charging us Php250 for a 3 minute drive). He personally brought us to the van and carried our things.

I really loved it here I'm thinking of going back tomorrow for dinner again and have some salad and steak. Haha!

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Chris G.
4.0 Stars

Ambiance is fantastic! Good beach view, i like their truffle pasta and uhmm thats it everything is meh..not to mention expensive.

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Charlene N.
4.0 Stars

Live up to the hype? Ehh.. Not really.

We had my early birthday dinner here last month and we had to call to make reservations as the place just had limited tables.

Four Cheese Flatbread Pizza- It was not like the one in Wildflour, which had an underlying flaky crust, this one was more of a bread crust, if you get what I mean.

Whole Roasted Chicken- Mom said it tasted like the one in Savory... Ouch..

Seared Seabass Fillet- Hmm, it was a little tangy and had a slight flavor of white wine.

Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad- Abaca restaurants really have great salads, even the one in A Cafe!

The ambience, however, was beautiful. Dim lights, flowy neutral curtains and dark wooden tables just seemingly give this romantic vibe. It's no wonder a lot of sweet couples where dining there that night.

If you would ask me if the place is worthwhile, I would answer yes!

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Mari Antonette G.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Ann B.
5.0 Stars

Lo and behold! This place is uh-mazing. Who wouldn't want a fancy dinner or an afternoon spree in one of the most exclusive boutique resorts in Cebu? We had the flat bread, the Veal pappardelle and the roasted chicken -- ALL soooo yummy!! Two thumbs up 128077128077 You should go there, guys! It's one off my bucketlist. 128521

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