Rico's Lechon

Mactan Promenade, Lapu-Lapu Airport Rd., Lapu-Lapu, Cebu

Rico's Lechon
4.2
4.0 Stars

9 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 3
  • 4 stars 5
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 10 Reviews
  • 27 Recommend
  • 9 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Parking Lot
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Pam L.
5.0 Stars

Hello again, Rico's!!!!!

After 7 months of wondering if your spicy lechon is any good, I finally got to try it last weekend right after setting foot in Mactan Airport. 128514

And oh my god, the hype is real (despite the crappy photo)!!!! Super tender and juicy and flavorful!!! We overestimated our hunger and ordered 3/4 kgs (for 3 people) haha which is why we had this again for dinner that day (the resort was nice enough to reheat it for us hehe). 128055

We were supposed to eat again here before flying back to Manila. Unfortunately, they ran out of lechon huhu. So here's a tip, go early for dinnertime!

You can call a day ahead to order lechon for take out and pick it up at their branch in Mactan. Take note though that for spicy lechon, it can only travel for 5 hours before it goes bad!

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Pam L.
5.0 Stars

When in Cebu, one must definitely eat lechon. 128022

This is the best Cebu lechon that I've tried (so far!). The location is super convenient too because you can have lechon as your first order of business right after you land in Mactan Airport. 128514

In the photo is the regular lechon. We wanted to try the spicy one but it was all out already. I hope I get to try it in my next visit. 128521

Service is good and prices are not bad at all! When you order a cup of rice, it comes in a tiny kaldero hihi so cute. 9786

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Nikki C.
5.0 Stars
2

Conveniently located near the airport. 128077🏻128077🏻
As far as I can remember, they are open as early as 3am for lechon pick up orders. Or if you plan to bring home a lechon de leche or whatever size you prefer, you just have to notify the time for pick up and they will have your order packed and ready for checked in cargo. 128061

On our last visit, early May of this year, we took home two lechon de leche! Despite the traffic delay, the skin was still crispy. The first lechon was gone in seconds! While the second one, we were able to eat ng kalahati! 128517 the hyperlapse was just crazy! 128514 128514128061128061 #lechonpamore #ricoslechon

Ribs part was to die for!
Must try one of Cebu's original lechon 128077🏻11088110881108811088

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Krzta A.
4.0 Stars

Spicy lechon and chopsuey were delish! 3/4 kg lechon was too much for three people.

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
8

Our Cebu layover wouldn't be complete without eating lechon. JP G suggested that we visit this resto to satisfy our lechon cravings. Thanks again JP G 128536

We love the ambiance of the place and we are not the only one who appreciates it. The place was packed and we had to wait for our turn to be seated.

Ordered:
1/2 kilo reg lechon (310PHp)
1/2 kilo spicy lechon (340PHp)
Platter plain rice (120PHp)
Adobong kangkong (160PHp)
Cucumansi Quencher (70PHp)

Their lechon was delicious. We didn't like the lechon skin. The reg one it was too salty and then for the spicy it wasn't crunchy but other than that busog sarap!

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Maribeth C.
4.0 Stars
2

Crispylicious thin and crunchy pork skin!
Wow!
Sarap!
Lechon even without the customary sarsa still good in taste.
Taob ang isang kalderong kanin 128522
The pandan buko shake was ok naman in taste.
Don't forget to drop here once you are in Cebu.
As they say, the home of original lechons!

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Lorraine A.
3.0 Stars

I've tasted better lechon. Skin wasn't crispy. Dined 7pm dinnertime but almost ran out of lechon. Really? No lechon for dinner??!

Will I be back? I can give it another shot next cebu trip.

Ambience 128077🏼 i would give it a thumbs up bec I didn't expect lechon place to look cozy. :)

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Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars
10

Working in the Wedding and Events industry sure has its perks! 128513 I got invited to the thanksgiving party / product launching event of Rico's Lechon, highlighting their new loyalty program for events planners. We got to meet the man behind the name himself, Mr Enrico Dionson. We all know that in every event in Cebu, Lechon has the spotlight, and Rico's version of it is actually one of the best I have tried in the Island.

I am so glad they have branched out in Mactan already, and very near the airport as well! Their location is very convenient for those flying out wanting to bring with them the Cebuano Lechon goodness. It is also very accessible for families dining before taking a flight, or arriving in Cebu and want to have their Lechon fix immediately. Or the fact that we locals (naaaks!) do not have to go all the way to the busy City just to enjoy their Lechon! Indeed, Rico sure has thought this very well. The owners of this branch are still part of Rico's family, meaning this is not a franchise, and they will not be offering such anytime soon.

During dinner, we got to sample some of their well-loved Pinoy favorites! They first welcomed us with their signature drink, the Cucumansi Quencher, which was a blended cucumber and calamansi drink. It was really good, very refreshing!

Next we were served with the Trio of Seaweeds Salad. I'm not a big fan of the appetizer, but the locals seem to love this dish. I'm just not too used to it, that's all.

The big kaldero of white rice was then served which means the ulam dishes were just right around the corner too!

We were then served the Beef with Brocolli. This was very flavorful and the meat was very tender! Highly recommended for those looking for meat items apart from their Lechon.

What's a celebration without noodles to lengthen the happiness, right? We enjoyed their Pancit Canton, a very delicious take on the classic Tsinoy favorite!

For vegetables, we were served the Adobong Kangkong. This is was delicious! The pieces were still crisp and fresh, and well complemented with the adobo sauce and garlic bits.

We were served their signature pulutan, which was the Garlicky Squid Balls. Typically, they were just the store-bought squid balls but mind you they tasted amazing with the garlicky sauce! I have never enjoyed squid balls this much before!

I was unable to try the Kinilaw na Tangigue, but my colleague said this was really good too. I was starting to get full but I had my eye on the prize, the one served last but definitely not the least!

The plates of Lechon then came! Happy happy, joy joy! We got to sample both the original Cebu Lechon and the Spicy version. Both were so awesome! I really love their Lechon! No need for sauce as the taste of the Lechon is well pronounced already. But if you are the type of person who loves dipping their Lechon in a spicy vinegar, Rico's is the Lechon place for you because their signature sauce is just that! They even gave us each a bottle to take home!

For desserts, we were each given a cup of their Pandan Tapioca, which I also found really delicious too! It rounded up the whole feast with just the right amount of sweetness.

It was truly a meal and night to remember! I can't wait to come back and dine here again with my friends and family, and get to enjoy the exclusive perks too! Thank you, Rico's Lechon! 128571128571128571

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May Ann B.
4.0 Stars
2

Was soooo glad when Rico's Lechon finally opened a branch Here in Mactan. I don't have to travel that far just to follow my not-so-healthy but really yummy cravings. Haha 128514128514128514

For my first visit in this branch, I ordered the ever favorite spicy lechon, bam-i, and cucumansi quencher.

The spicy lechon was just right while the bam-i was kinda salty I have to pour some vinegar (ala pancit lucban type) just to lighten the taste. And oh, you can never go wrong with their cucumansi quencher!

Am I coming back? YES! 128077128077128077
Da best gyud!

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Rap T.
4.0 Stars

When your in Cebu, one of your topmost priority is to try our pride, Rico's Lechon. No wonder why Kris Aquino revealed that this is indeed one of her "The Best Lechon" ever tasted. Aside from its organic, they came up with a variety of original and spicy. They also serve filipino dishes that will satisfy your appetite. The ambiance is cozy and a bit elegant. The location is just perfect to drop by before heading to your different destinations here in Cebu or heading back to your homeplace. Be sure to put it in your bucket list when in Cebu. 128077

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