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Jambalaya Cajun Cafe

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The Beach, Port Barton, Palawan Island, Philippines
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54 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a drink but we also checked the menu for a later lunch. Compared to other seems overpriced. Staff was not that OK. Nice view but nothing more than other spots in Port Barton.

Thank Mochifox
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Jambalaya pleasantly surprised us! We were just wandering on the Port Baton beach front when we decided to try it out! At the time they had happy hour and drinks were discounted! We asked for guidance on meals and both our meals were so tasty! The setting outside during sunset on tree tops with the sound of the ocean is... More 

Thank Nosipiwo N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

we came because all the really good reviews but were really dissapointed with the food. it's a cool place to sit at. not the cheapest one

Thank Yuli V
Sassenheim, The Netherlands
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We went with friends and the service was really good. A very nice gumbo soup which was exactly on point. Very well seasoned. Jambalaya (the main course) was nice as well and spicy which is good. We ordered a bit to much and unfortunately we couldn't change our main meals because the chef already started making them. We didn't even... More 

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47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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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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56 reviews
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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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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 3 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

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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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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?