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.
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
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