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The Craic House

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Irish, International, Gastropub
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Evolution Dive and Beach Resort | Malapascua Island, Philippines
+63 917 631 2179
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07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

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

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Thank d0r1813
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 

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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. :)

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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 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 

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New Milton, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Myself and my girlfriend stayed with the Dive shop that is part of the Craic House for 7 nights. We found the food to be very Western but was a good quality and was consistent. Sometimes it could take a while to get the food you had ordered but this was probably because it was cooked to order. Waiting staff... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

The best part about this restaurant is their cheap selection of cocktails that go buy one take one during happy hour that starts at 4pm. Their cocktails are good and strong, and you can always get more if they're not hitting you right. The food though is inconsistent. Our first day, we ordered simple snacks that were tasty and freshly... More 

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Thank piathewinner
Cebu City, Philippines
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50 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

Foods in Craic house is worth the price plus the manager is accommodating as well as the waitresses. At least in this resto you can order breakfast foods even during night time.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Just incredible to sit there at night. Great service and reasonable priced (don't forget, they have to import everything from Cebu Island).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Cuisine
Bar, Irish, International, Gastropub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?