6 Ancestral Homes Turned to Restaurants in Cebu

Philippine architecture is really something else, particularly the ancestral homes that have been built as early as the 1800s. Beautiful in their own right, such homes these days are quite limited, as some have been destroyed during the wars that passed, or simply because they were shabby that eventually they needed to be demolished. However, there are some few that have been preserved, and are now famous restaurants here in Cebu. Here are some ancestral homes that have been remodeled into a restaurant:

1. STK Ta Bay in Capitol

Famous for their tuna panga and other seafood specialties, STK or ‘sugba, tuwa, kilaw’ is a very famous restaurant in Cebu. They serve traditional Filipino comfort dishes that are sure to satisfy the satisfy the Cebuano palate. And what more could complete the Filipino experience than to eat such dishes at an iconic ancestral home? All that is possible here in STK Ta Bai.

Exact Location: #6 Orchid Street Capitol Site 6000 Cebu City, Philippines

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PaolitosSTK

Contact Number: (032) 256 2700

2. Circa 1900

Formerly a colonial house that has been  restored into a function venue and restaurant, Circa 1900 as an establishment has been around for a century already. With its name bearing the era it was built, it has luckily stood the test of time and found its way to become one of today’s Cebu’s famous function venue and restaurant.

Exact Location: Sanjercasvil Road, Gorordo Avenue, Lahug 6000 Cebu City, Philippines

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CircaCebu

Contact Number: 0917 655 5005

3. Casa Verde in Ramos

When one would say Casa Verde in Cebu, their baby back ribs will always be the first thing that would come in mind. But their branch in Ramos Street was widely popular because it used to be an ancestral home turned into a restaurant. This became the central theme when it comes to their other branches, and continuously serving their all-time faves such as their tasty ribs.

Exact Location: 69 Lim Tian Teng St 6000 Cebu City, Philippines

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CasaVerdePH

Contact Number: 0917 100 9990

4. Alex Kafe, Argao

Located in Argao, this café which was previously an ancestral home boasts their famous Ramen Humbatchoy – an interesting combination of ramen, humba, and batchoy. They also serve other delectable dishes such as burgers, fries and other traditional Filipino classics.

Exact Location: Rizal Street 6021 Argao, Philippines

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/alexkafe/

Contact Number: 0916 307 4191

5. Cardams

Quite famous for their more Western offerings, Cardams in Poblacion, Carcar has been attracting younger patrons. Still, patrons of all ages are satisfied with their delectable dishes. They also serve milk teas which is really quite their best-seller.

Exact Location: San Jose Street, Poblacion 1 6019 Carcar, Philippines

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CardamsEst2020

Contact Number: 0926 728 1960

6. La Casa Vieja by KKD STK+BBQ

More than just an al fresco dining, La Casa Vieja is also a buffet place serving authentic Filipino dishes. With the likes of crispy pata, baked scallops, tortang talong, sisig, puchero, calamari and many more, dining here is surely a treat and interesting, as the interiors of the ancestral home turned restaurant is a lovely sight.

Exact Location: J.Fortich St. Banawa, Cebu City

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lacasaviejacebu

Contact Number: (032) 233 1699



Allison Irv Miller
Allison Irv Miller
"There will be days that I'd find myself in different places, but my heart will always be in Cebu."  

Mechanical Engineer | Cebu City

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