2023 Guide: Where to Eat in Cebu during Sinulog

Ready, get set, Prititit!

The Sinulog Festival 2023 celebration is just around the corner and people are raving about it. Sinulog is also a great time for different local food spots to showcase their best-selling dishes.

If it’s your first time attending the Sinulog Festival, here are great places to get your grub on.

1. Rico’s Lechon and CNT Lechon

Let us start off strong with Lechon. Rico’s Lechon and CNT are two of the most popular restaurants that specialize in Lechon in Sugbo. Of course, your Sinulog celebration will not be complete without biting into the succulent and crispy skin of Sugbo’s pride, Cebu Lechon.

Other Information:

Rico’s Lechon Axis Escario

  • Address: Unit F-1 Jamestown Mantawi Drive North Reclamation Area, Mandaue City (Fronting Parkmall, Beside BIG Hotel)
  • Opening hours: 10AM to 8PM on Monday to Thursday; 10AM to 9PM on Friday to Sunday  
  • Contact number: 09178668376
  • Email address: N/A
  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RicosLechonOfficial/

Rico’s Lechon Central Bloc IT Park

  • Address: F&B9, GF Cebu I.T Park, Central Bloc, Bgry. Apas, Cebu City
  • Opening hours:  10AM to 8PM on Monday to Thursday; 10AM to 9PM on Friday to Sunday  
  • Contact number: 09560375210
  • Email address: N/A
  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RicosLechonOfficial/

Rico’s Lechon Mandaue

  • Address: Unit F-1 Jamestown Mantawi Drive North Reclamation Area, Mandaue City (Fronting Parkmall, Beside BIG Hotel)
  • Opening hours:  10AM to 8PM on Monday to Thursday; 10AM to 9PM on Friday to Sunday  
  • Contact number: (0917) 823 8263
  • Email address: N/A
  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RicosLechonOfficial/

Rico’s Lechon Mactan Promenade

  • Address: Unit 3 & 4 Mactan Promenade, Airport Road, Ibo, 6015 Lapu-Lapu City
  • Opening hours:  8AM to 8PM on Monday to Thursday; 8AM to 9PM on Friday to Sunday  
  • Contact number: (0908) 955 7357 | (0995) 618 2531
  • Email address: N/A
  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RicosLechonOfficial/

CNT Lechon

  • Address: 3/F Skypark, SM Seaside City Cebu
  • Opening hours: 10AM to 9PM on Mondays to Saturdays; until 9pm on Sundays  
  • Contact number: (032) 233 – 5339
  • Email address: N/A
  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lechon.cnt/ 

2. Sugbo Mercado

If you are craving street foods, Sugbo Mercado is a must-visit place. Sugbo Mercado offers a collection and a wide variety of Cebuano street food vendors. You will find Ginabot, BBQ, Isaw, and more. There are a lot of food options to choose from that will surely let you experience the taste of Cebu.

Other Information:

Sugbo Mercado Ayala Center Cebu

Sugbo Mercado CBP

Sugbo Mercado At The Skypark

Sugbo Mercado IT Park

3. Pungko-pungko sa Fuente

Another Sugbo Street food staple is Pungko-pungko sa Fuente. The highlight of Pungko-pungko sa Fuente is the chicharong bulaklak or Ginabot in Cebuano. The place lets you have a unique experience just like how the fried foods are served in a huge plastic container.

Pungko-pungko sa fuente is definitely a must-try experience, especially if you are new to Cebu.

Other Information:

  • Exact Location: 52 A J Llorente Street, Cebu City. Right across Apple Tree Suites or behind Fuente Circle, near Hi-Precision Fuente
  • Opening hours: 9AM to 6PM, Mondays to Saturdays
  • Contact number: 0922-699-6888 | 0927-212-2259
  • Email address: [email protected]
  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pungkopungkosafuente/

4. Larsian sa Fuente

If we are talking about the OG Cebuano street food then Larsian is the name of the game. If you want to have a BBQ night, Larsian sa Fuente is your next EATscapade destination. Larsian sa Fuente has a variety of stalls selling BBQ and Sinugba dishes.

Craving pork barbecue, grilled squid, and chicken? Then head to Larsian sa Fuente.

Other Information:

  • Exact Location: Fuente Osmeña, Cebu City
  • Opening hours: 6AM-6AM (Preferred time to visit is 6PM – 11PM)
  • Contact number: 0922 620 5921
  • Email address: N/A
  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/larsiansacebu

5. Casa Verde in Ramos

Baby Back Ribs, anyone? Casa Verde offers one of the best baby back ribs in Cebu. The branch in Ramos in particular is known for its amazing architecture and design since it was once an ancestral home.

Other Information:

  • Exact Location: 69 Lim Tian Teng St. 6000, Cebu City, Philippines
  • Opening hours: N/A
  • Contact number: 0917 100 9990
  • Email address: N/A
  • Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/CasaVerdePH

6. Abaca Baking Company Baseline

Looking for a sit-down and classy eating experience? Abaca Baking Company has you covered. The Abaca Baking Company baseline branch offers two different spaces for patrons. The branch has both a coffee shop and a buffet area with All Day Dining.

Abaca Baking company is not only famous for its artisan bread and pastries, but its breakfast buffet is also a must-try.

Coffee Shop

  • Operating hours: 6AM to 12MN daily
  • Daily Sale of 50% off from 10PM to 12MN

All Day Dining

  • Breakfast Buffet
    • 6AM to 10AM Daily
    • Price: ₱595 per head
  • All Day Breakfast
    • 6AM to 10PM daily

Other Information:

7. La Vie Parisienne

Say Bonjour to the “Little Paris of Cebu”, La Vie Parisienne.

La Vie Parisienne is a french-owned restaurant that has a variety of quality wines, Parisian bakery treats, and other food products as it introduces a French experience to the local scene. The restaurant is also known for its amazing exterior and interior design which are both Instagram-worthy.

La Vie Parisienne hints at a bit of romance with its different lighting setups and more. The place is perfect for a Parisian date after going all out during Sinulog.

Other Information:

  • Exact Location: 271 Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City.
  • Opening Hours: 9AM to 3AM (weekdays), 10AM to 4AM (weekends)
  • Contact number: (032) 260-4388 / (032) 505-0274
  • Email Address: N/A
  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lavieparisienneincebu/

8. 10,000 Roses Cafe

Take the perfect sip of coffee while gazing at the glowing white roses at the 10,000 Roses Cafe.

The cafe is one of the most-visited tourist spots in Cebu. They have different dishes and pastries that go well with their drinks. You can choose meals such as salads, panini, pizza, pasta, and more.

The cafe also overlooks the sea. It is best to visit at night to appreciate the beauty of the LED-powered white roses and feel the cold, crisp ocean breeze. The cafe is now even more accessible because of the newest bridge in Cebu, CCLEX.

Other Information:

9. Lantaw Il Corso

Enjoy good food with an impressive overlooking of the bay at Lantaw Il Corso. Lantaw is one of the restaurant favorites of Cebuanos and for good reason. The dishes they serve are just explosions of flavors in your mouth.

Your Lantaw experience is not complete without trying their Crispy Pata, tuna panga, crispy kare-kare, buttered shrimp, and cheesy baked scallops.

The restaurant venue has an outdoor-seating arrangement that lets you experience the amazing ocean breeze. It is also a 2-story restaurant that can accommodate its growing patrons.

Other Information:

10. Smiley Larsian By The Sea

The OG Cebu street food spot Larsian is now also in Il Corso. Smiley Larsian By the Sea offers Cebuano-favorite SUTUKIL dishes. Dine and enjoy your food, all the while looking at the gorgeous view of the sea.

Grab a bite of a variety of grilled meat and seafood, hearty stews, and delicious Kinilaw.

Other Information:

Make the most of your Sinulog 2023 experience with amazing food spots in Sugbo. Tara, Mangaon Ta!



Patricia Cruz
Patricia Cruz


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