Top Restaurants

The Best Lechon at Rico’s Lechon

Located at Highway 77, Talamban in Cebu City is Rico’s Lechon, a restaurant where you’ll find the best-tasting, most flavorful lechon (roasted pig) in the country.

It’s so good, it’s known to be ordered, flown and enjoyed in Manila by its rich and moneyed residents. This surprises no one because this whole pig is roasted slowly over an even spread of open charcoal to ensure it comes out completely golden brown when done. Its glistening skin is fantastically crispy people nearby hear the crunch when you bite it.

Lechon Cebu at Rico’s Lechon is prepared using green onions, local salt harnessed from the sea, organic lemon grass, peppers and other home grown herbs and spices which gives it a full flavor in itself requiring no sauce or dip unlike with the traditional Filipino lechon.

Crispy Pata at Alejandro’s Filipino Resto

It is bruited about as the most popular, most delicious Crispy Pata (Deep-fried Pig’s thigh) in the whole of Cebu. It must be. Alejandro’s at the Century Plaza Commercial center on Juana OsmeƱa Street, after all, has been serving this and satisfying customers for the last 20 years. There’s no denying its amazing flavor and taste. It’s crispy and crunchy on the outside and soft as cotton on the inside, it almost melts in your mouth.

Tuna Panga at STK Ta Bai at Paolito’s Seafood House

While it serves various types of seafood dishes, Paolito’s Seafood House on Orchid Street in Cebu is really famous for its Tuna Panga (Grilled Tuna jaw). It’s served straight from the charcoal pit still steaming and deliciously smelling of its special herbs and spices with which it is prepared. It’s a gastronomic delight you shouldn’t miss when in Cebu. Adding to the enjoyment of the restaurant’s culinary array is its sort of vintage ambience coming out from this once-upon-a-time ancestral home turned into a favorite eating place.