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The Craic House

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$$ - $$$
Bar, International, Gastropub
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Evolution Dive and Beach Resort | Malapascua Island, Philippines
+63 917 631 2179
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

First, it must be said that I stayed at Evolution, the hotel attached to the Craic House, so I had plenty of dining experiences here. From breakfast, to lunch, to dinner and every cocktail and sangria on the menu, I more or less tried it all. That being said, I highly recommend having breakfast here. The girls working at the... More 

1 Thank FilmEatDive
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

The staff made this restaurant memorable, the first day on the Island we visited, it was mid afternoon and not very busy, as soon as we sat we were instantly served. Wait staff were very friendly. I wish I could remember the waitress’s name as she remembered ours on all three visits. Very friendly very efficient with a huge smile.... More 

2 Thank DavidGB
Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

We stumbled across this place on our third day in Malapascua after having some very mediocre fried food across the other bars. Thank god we found it! It's also probably the main reason we ended up staying on the island for a further 10 days.... Immediately we were greeted by the wonderful local staff and enjoyed some fresh food and... More 

1 Thank Rebecca W
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

The current menu combined with daily specials is very nice. Our first visit since the typhoon, they are doing a great job.

2 Thank jheidt99c
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Food is not hot enough when served. Some grilled food overdone and tough to bite. Staff and service is really good though.

Thank d0r1813
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

I enjoyed many meals here...excellent breakfast (try the crepes), tasty sandwiches and delicious dinners. I stayed at Evolution on two occasions, and {happily} ate most of my meals at Craic House. The service is excellent and the waitresses are super friendly. The chef and cooks seem capable of preparing almost any dish! Be sure to try the killer margaritas during... More 

2 Thank maymaynoles
Seoul, South Korea
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

This was a nice place to hang out and the service was pretty good. The food was ok, we were a bit disappointed. To be fair, we weren't impressed with much of the food in Malapascua Island... but it hardly matters when the beaches are so beautiful. :)

Thank emkorea999
United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We stayed and dived with Evolution and so all our meals were at The Craic House. What impressed us the most is the friendliness and attentiveness of the manager and his staff. Menus were promptly given, orders taken and food served. The staff never failed to come around afterwards to ask us "How was the food?" I was craving for... More 

1 Thank eatsleepdivetravel
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Well, crack heads, crack dealers and craic addicts - what more do you need? Five years ago I visited Malapascua for the first time, staying and diving with Evolution Diving which had only just started operations. The marvellous Craic House bar/restaurant was the heart of the resort, serving a basic menu, lots of drinks and just as many tall stories.... More 

3 Thank rodandrewartha
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

I was staying at the dive resort and so the Craic House was convenient and the food great. The staff are so attentive and know your name after your first visit. Happy Hour cocktails always worth a visit. I personally enjoyed every meal here (including the bacon wrapped bananas, which we tried as they sounded "different"). Lauren (the new manager)... More 

2 Thank Melanie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Bar, International, Gastropub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Evolution Dive and Beach Resort | Malapascua Island, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Malapascua Island
  • Phone Number: +63 917 631 2179
The Craic House Irish Bar and Restaurant is the funkiest spot on Malapascua. It serves contemporary cuisine, ice cold drinks and plays the best music in The Philippines, right on the beach.

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