Sunday, 29 July 2012

Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant

Nothing beats a seaside ambiance where the air breathes of the ocean whiff and beneath you are schools of small fishes generously bordering the floating restaurant.

Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant is conveniently located at Day-as Cordova, Mactan Cebu, Philippines. They opened their store to the public last June 22, 2012. Accepted credit cards are Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Restaurant Schedule:
Mon - Thu: 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat: 10:00 - 23:45
Sun: 10:00 - 22:00

 The restaurant is said to float only during high tide or when the seawater reaches  the shore.

 Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant is an affiliate of the infamous Mooon Cafe. You may contact them through (032) 5142959.

It is also best to call them for reservations especially on weekends because it is the part of the week that they are the busiest. Although you can also go there directly and wait to be seated if they are already full.

This is the Grill station where they cook the pork belly, chicken barbeque, and other grilled produce such as fish, squid and prawns.
 What sets them apart from other restaurants in Cebu is the beach setting featured with sumptuous feast of seafood collection and a wide array of gastronomic delight.  

original bacolod chicken barbeque @ P130 

(chicken barbeque paired with java rice topped with garlic crunchies)

sweet chili crablets @ P110 

(a spicy blend of crustacean mixed with bits of chili sword and onions)

lechon kawali @ P185 

This is a lechon kawali like no other, tasty and crunchy. It is best enjoyed by dipping it in soy sauce and vinegar.

Garlic buttered prawns @ P180

 (some portions of the prawn’s shell are conveniently peeled off for easy consumption)

 Cordova Express @ P145

It is a delicious combination of fish and crustaceans. It is mainly composed of shrimps, squids and fish blended with malunggay leaves, chili sword, onions, and tomatoes soaked in coconut milk.

A concoction of orange juice, slices of lemon and orange plus fruit bits such as watermelon.

 refreshment and dessert station
(a unique design of a station wherein the facade resembles that of a jeepney)

How to get there:

Through Jeepney and Trisikad

You need to ride a jeepney going to Opon Terminal - at the Terminal transfer to a multicab going to Cordova and inform the driver to drop you off at the Crossing of Cordova. While at the Crossing you can see "trisikads" bound for Day-as Port. Fare per person is P10.

Through Taxis 

If you are from Manila and start your journey from the airport, you can ask the taxis to transport you to the floating restaurant. Approximate taxi fare from airport to Day-as Port Cordova is P250-P300. If you are from the City of Cebu, approximate fare is P350 – P400. 

If you have plans of going there on a late schedule, it is best to bring your own transportation since no taxis are available during the evening and the restaurant's location is quiet far from the main road.


  1. walay motubag sa inyung telepono! pagsure mo oi

  2. nice blog! would luv to try this place for my coming vacation:)

  3. thanks IreneLuvsCebu. You should visit them once you are in cebu. :-)

  4. dili jud ang number na inyong gihatag..walay lain?

  5. Lantaw: Good? or Bad?

  6. we would love to go there one day with my family , next time we visit .

  7. One can also ride a vhire going there, from SM sakay lng para Cordova, then it will drop you off to the town proper the trisicad for Php 10 going to lantaw.. But the vhyr is only up to 9PM.

  8. naai reservation?! . ..

    1. Yes naa sila.It is best to call them for reservation to ensure nga naa pod mo malingkuran especially during lunchtime or dinner time.