Sunday, February 24, 2013

Scallops and Mangoes! (Lantaw Native Restaurant)

The gang was in the mood for native cuisine this time. So when Jed's work friends suggested a new dining place, we were up for it, not just for the food but because we heard that this new place has a wonderful view of Cebu.

Ever heard of the floating restaurant in Cordova, Mactan? Well, that's not it. What I mean by "it" is that it's not the floating one but this new dining haven is the product of the previous one's success. Apparently, Lantaw Native Restaurant have expanded business and now they just recently opened one more branch on the hillside of Busay, Cebu City. It was last February 8, 2013 when the Busay Branch first catered to the public.

Lantaw Native Restaurant

We went there for dinner so we had a chance to see how it is during the night. Lantaw is located near the popular Mountain view resort. The restaurant was overlooking the city so we had a spectacular view of the sparkling city lights coming from Cebu itself. When we got there, the place was packed so always remember to call for a reservation ahead if you don't want to be on a waiting list.

Meeting new friends!

It didn't take long before we had a table. The staff was very accommodating even if they were busy for the night. After checking the menu on our hands, we were glad to see that the price was exactly what we've heard before we came. We ordered baked scallops, spicy scallops, grilled pork belly, mangoes with shrimp paste, grilled chicken and Cordova express. 

native filipino cuisine


The food preparation consumed around 15-20 minutes so when the food was served the hunger had set in and we started pigging out right away. This explains the limited decent photos that were taken. The food was delicious. Our taste buds celebrated it's goodness and we had happy tummies after the meal. We billed out and was satisfied with it.

People began finishing their meals too and soon they left. This was the best time for us to capture some photos! Here are some of it:

Cebu City

I bet they had many customers during Vday! The place is romantic!

Group shot taken by "Papa Chen aka Sir chief" look-a-like. It doesn't hurt too that they have good-looking servers. ;)

A little later, they began to clean up the place. Their operating hours starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 11 p.m. It was time for us set out. It was a beautiful night and we had a delicious dinner with an amazing view. This is certainly one of the places we'll keep coming back to. We're also curious on how Lantaw would look during the day, so the next time we'll be going there it would be definitely be for lunch.

Just look at that view! It's even better when you're there.

You no longer have to drive yourself all the way to Cordova to experience Lantaw's native cuisine. Their new location is now closer to the heart of Cebu. It'll only take you a few minutes to reach Busay from JY Square. But I would still recommend you to check out their floating restaurant, the place where it all started. Happy Bellies to everyone!

Don't forget to leave comments and suggestions. ;)


  1. nice place, good food at a reasonable price..and the view from the top is awesome..
    We were there last Saturday, and while waiting for a seat, we were served with hot soup//wow....
    Nice blog..

    1. We had so much fun when we were there too! With great service, good food and nice view, this place is highly recommended. Thanks for dropping by. :)

  2. 100% all in all! :)

  3. do they have cabs waiting outside for transpo or do you need to bring a car with you?

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    2. Nope, they don't have cabs waiting so it's better to bring your own ride or negotiate with a cab driver to pick you up..