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Alavar Seafood Restaurant

Mindanao, Philippines
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
21 Mar 2017
“Expensive but delicious”
1 Mar 2017
“Good Food, Good Place, Reasonable Price”
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Philippine, Seafood, Asian
$$ - $$$
Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Food is okay, but service is terrible. Terrible. 1. We were told serving time is 30-45 minutes. After five follow-ups, food finally arrived after 1 hr and 56 minutes. Almost two hours wasted. 2. We were served with a broken bowl. Sabi namin sa waitress...More

3  Thank Aya K
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Had dinner for business here in Feb 2017. Tge curacha and other seafoods we had were right on the dot. Overall, the fare was A1. It's the touristy pricing however that's driving locals away from this resto.

1  Thank eric821
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I visited my husband in Zamboanga and as a first timer, you would love to try restaurants around the area. Locals suggested this restaurant as most of people coming from other places dine in here. Must say that they do have a cozy place especially...More

Thank Dohj_rina
Reviewed 24 February 2017

best seafood restaurant! crabs were deliciously satisfying! definitely highly recommended! staff were very accommodating, obviously, they very well know what's your best!

Thank sweetmemory4262009
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

As always, this place satisfies your seafood cravings! The Alavar sauce goes with any dish on the plate and it's just gastronomically satisfying. Don't forget to bring home some!

Thank MerlSayre
Reviewed 27 January 2017

A lot of people are saying a lot of good things about this restaurant so I had to visit Abe eat there at all cost. Crabs definitely bit my curiosity. The waitress was very helpful suggesting the combo meal. There are lots of choices but...More

Thank 717Diwata
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Definitely one of the best restaurant in town for seafoods especially crabs. Their alavar sauce is so good that one cannot truly say to have visited Zamboanga without trying this. The alavar sauce goes with the curacha (crabs) for a sumptuous meal. The ambiance is...More

Thank byrone29
Reviewed 2 December 2016

My fiancé and I took several of her friends out for dinner. We chose this place for their one of a kind crabs. This place is a little pricey, but well worth the money if you are a foodie like myself.

Thank Billy T
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my family went to this restaurant since this place is famous for its curacha and other filipino dishes. The ambience is quite good. Place is newly renovated. However the waitresses and waiters are not so good. Poor customer service. We've waited for about...More

1  Thank Jeng V
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Must try their Curacha with Alavar dish! Its similar to crab with more meat. For Php950 you already get 3 medium sized Curacha already good for 3-4pax :) Their signature Alavar sauce is available for take aways for only Php250 (1kg) very good pasalubong for...More

Thank Ellen N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mindanao, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mindanao  >  Zamboanga Peninsula  >  Zamboanga Sibugay Province  >  Zamboanga City
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