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Jambalaya Cajun Cafe

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The Beach, Port Barton, Palawan Island, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first place we tried when we arrived. We had the mongo bean soup (180php) and the tuna mayo sandwich (190php). The soup was very nice a came with a piece of rye bread. The tuna Mayo sandwich was also in Rye bread and this made it extremely dry. The staff at the restaurant are unpolite and uncourteous.... More 

Thank McJazzyFizzle
Koror, Palau
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Seafood gumbo was thick with lots of prawns and chunks of FRESH FRESH fish, calimari, crab and tomatoes. Homemade bread still steaming from the oven. Quick, attentive service.

Thank Jordym0m
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We had lunch here and sat in the high bit "tree-house like" table. We ordered the vegetarian jambalaya which was AMAZING and a vegetarian mixed vegetable stir fry, which was also great! The service was friendly and very good!

Thank Askipp
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

We stayed in Port Barton for 4 nights and visited Jambalaya several times for lunch, dinner and just for coffee. It is a very friendly restaurant with a great atmosphere. The food was great and the staff were very welcoming. They serve brewed coffee which can be hard to find. We can highly recommend this place and we loved their... More 

Thank Dunk606
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We enjoyed a simple lunch here. The place is small and the staff is overly polite. The view and ambiance are great.

Thank Maarten L
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed in port Barton for 4nights and ate here three of them, the staff are exceptionally friendly, is quaint and a lovely atmosphere. The veg jambalaya was amazing!! Would recommend to anyone going to Port Barton!

Thank Lynds88
Denver, Colorado
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101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

We were very excited to eat here and sat in the large chairs out front. While it was a fun novelty, the food was just ok. We ordered fish it was a bit overcooked and their famous Jambalaya was just ok. It was not terrible, but does not live up to its promises of great food.

Thank tedzeppelin
Lyon, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Beautiful place, nice service, food is good for a normal price, beer is fresh and you can stay there for a long time

Thank Natafru
Monticello, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

We couldn't wait to try jambalaya after reading so many positive reviews on TA. On our first attempt to eat breakfast/ book in for a dinner reservation (for the same day) the woman who was working there first came to tell us "CLOSED" because we were there around 730 am before a dive. Besides the fact that their sign says... More 

Thank Nicole L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Jambalaya was everything it promised! Our first meal in Port Barton and we needed up going back for two more. The brewed coffee is the best around (other places have cheaper but they are flavored coffees), every dish was delicious and good portions. Service was great too! Prices a little higher than some places but we felt the quality was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cajun & Creole, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Beach, Port Barton, Palawan Island, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  Port Barton
The Jambalaya Cajun Cafe is currently located in the middle of the beach in Port Barton. We are a small cozy restaurant, with amazing sunset views! We are highly recommended by all the leading Philippines travel guidebooks. We recommend making a reservation for evening dining.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?