I have a big physique and I enjoy eating especially when I’m at home. I can eat anything that’s inside our fridge. LOL! Sometimes, I just can’t help myself but to ask my friends, especially during paydays to eat out and reward ourselves with a munch! I’ve been through different restaurants, formal or not, but there’s just one thing that my palate keeps telling me — go find Filipino foods at reasonable prices 🙂
One Friday night, a friend of mine invited me to visit a restaurant named Manggahan. It opened just this year and is serving delicious Filipino dishes at a pocket’s delight. And since she’s a food like me, it didn’t take a while for her to convince me. We’ve decided to check out the place after work.
Manggahan Restobar is relatively easy to find. You got two options here:
- Take a PUJ ride with a mark bearing 04-C. It will pass through Camp Lapu Lapu and St. Therese Church. A quick walk straight ahead and you’ll see the Manggahan signage
- For car owners, head over to Camp Lapu-lapu upon reaching JY Square. Along the road, you won’t miss the Manggahan signage. The parking space is very limited, able to accommodate up to 4 vehicles only at a time. You can park along the road but you have to be cautious as authorities regularly rove around this area and if they caught you park in the sidewalk, then you are in big trouble.
The restaurant has a closed dining area, fully air-conditioned with lots of dining tables to choose from. At the back is the open and covered dining area where guests can smoke and drink freely.
What I love about Manggahan is the accommodating and ever-smiling servers. They serve food between 5 and 10 minutes, which I still consider a fast service. Sinabaw na Larang and Sisig are just two of my favorite dishes. The UNLIMITED RICE for only 20 pesos is to die for! One serving is already good for 2-3 persons and the price range is generally affordable at PhP 150 to 200, enough to make you full!
I am looking forward for Manggahan to expand to different places in Cebu to reach even more patrons. I’d say this is a must-visit restaurant in Cebu especially for Balikbayans who are craving for delicious yet affordable Filipino cuisines.
Image courtesy: Manggahan FB Page