I get lots of comments and emails asking for my input about many Cebu related things from Cebu-bound tourists. The top and most asked questions are the following: options for affordable white sand beaches in Mactan, what are the good places to eat and recommended restaurants in Mactan and Cebu City specifically restos that are near the Cebu Mactan International Airport, as well as possible cheap Cebu tour itinerary and guide and how to commute and use public transport in Cebu. I wonder why no one asked me about Cebu souvenir items hehhehe
The part about navigating Cebu jeepneys and using buses, jeeps and tricycles I have dealt with and have made countless posts and suggestions regarding it, so I am not sharing what I know about that topic in this post. This post will be food and restaurant related. I have written some posts about the best places to eat in Cebu, which you can check if you have time under my Food category.
As a first post of this writing project, let me share with you guys the restaurants including fast food chains that are located near or around the Mactan Cebu airport. The opening and closing time are also indicated (I will be updating this list for those with lacking info). I’ve inserted some of my personal thoughts on some of these local places and jaunts.
Aside from those cafeteria and restaurants inside the airport, there is one complex that is about 5 to 8 minutes ride from the airport where you can find good places to eat and dine. I am talking of course of Marina Mall. The main complex has the SM Savemore Mactan in case you need to do a quick trip to the grocery. Around the mall are Cebu specialty restaurants, popular fast food chains, budget carenderia, pizzeria and more.
Please see the list of food jaunts, restaurants and budget friendly places that are around the Cebu Mactan International Airport below:
Fast Food and Budget Friendly Places near Cebu Mactan Airport
- Chow King
- Orange Brutus
- Mang Inasal
- Julie’s Fast Food
- Sinangag Express
Marina Mall Specialty Restaurants:
- Davinci Pizza and Pasta Place
*They deliver and famous for their white sauce pizza.
*Davinci Marina Mall branch is open 24 hours.
*My brother loves their pizza and can finished one whole pizza by himself.
- Harbour City
*This is a sister resto of Ding Qua Qua but they don’t offer dimsum buffet here.
- Krua Thai
- Magellan’s Landing
- Cafe de France
- Golden Cowrie Mactan
- Tongs Eat All You Can Talaba
- Anton’s (inside the Cebu Yatch Club complex)
Food Kiosks inside SM Marina Mall
(these kiosks open with the SM market so it’s 9am to 9pm)
- Leylam Shawarma
- Ben’s Lechon
- Sam’s Hotdog and Barbeque
- Ngohiong and Siomai stands
Restaurant around 5 minutes from Marina Mall
(These small restaurants are about 10 mins from the domestic airport)
Located in the Island Stay Hotel at the junction of National highway and airport road.
- Balamban Liempo
- Xiongshon Liempo
*These two establishments are budget friendly and offering the Cebu famous litson manok, liempo and puso. Xionghson offers bigger portioning of their liempo versus Balamban. Both places are not airconditioned.
*Located near the first flyover / skywalk you’ll see after passing the Marina Mall/Mepz intersection. Adjacent to the Pusok Elementary School.
*One slab of liempo at Xiongshon is P180 while that of Balamban is P175.
*I personally prefer and like Xiongshon better.
- AA BBQ Mactan Branch
*Please see my review of this Cebu local restaurant in this post: Affordable AA Barbeque inMactan
*AA is located just before you reach the new bridge Marcelo Fernan Bridge, on the left side.
I will be updating this post when I have more info and when I am not on the run like right now hehhehe. Please visit here again to get idea of where to eat in Mactan!