Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Red Lizard Taqueria

When you feel the need to hit the local Mexican joint, Red Lizard Taqueria is the place to be!

The name “Red Lizard” is derived from an undefeated legendary Mexican wrestler or luchador with a 35-year winning streak. Not that you need to wrestle your way to be able to enjoy their food, but because their Mexican dishes will win you over due to the diverse mix of zesty flavors and pleasing textures. Besides, it's part of the Abaca group where ingredients are always fresh and well prepared - they attained their fame via great food and service. 

This taqueria with a string of comic strips displayed on the wall takes Mexican cuisine to a whole new level. It is said to offer a fast casual dining experience because of its more inviting sit-down atmosphere. 

You need to order the food at their counter and then wait for your name to be called or the food will be delivered to your table. 

What I love about Mexican dishes is that it always looks too yummy to resist such as the tortilla, Quesadilla, Burrito, tacos and more.

My personal favorites are the Pork Belly Burrito, Nachos Machos and the Chorizo Quesadilla. The combo of the locally sourced fresh veggies, meat and sauce were mind blowing which seals the authenticity of the Mexican recipes being prepared. 

And you can always wash their delectable treats down with a glass or a pitcher of Mojito or Margarita. 

It's time to wear that Mexican sombrero and cheerfully head out to Filinvest Cyberzone, IT park and say Hola to our amigos to satisfy that Mexican cravings! 

Contact Details: 

Red Lizard Taqueria 
Filinvest Cyberzone 
I.T. Park., Lahug, Cebu City
Schedule: 11 a.m. to 12 midnight Sunday to Thursday, 
                 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Landline: (032) 2339879.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Coal Mountain Resort

This hidden gem is perched high atop the Argao mountain canopied by thick lush green trees and draped in lines of vegetable plantations and coconut trees.

The place screams beautiful nature. It offers a panoramic view of the mountains in the south - like a picture from a painting comes to life magically!

However, going there already constitutes an adventure because of the bad roads composed of both the bumps and the potholes/craters. Good thing my friend is an excellent and flexible driver who was able to handle both the vehicle and the rough terrains; despite being shrouded by uncertainty due to multiple blind curves and stony road. 

It even took us over an hour from the Poblacion proper before reaching the place because of the tricky pathway. Later,  we found out that we took the road less traveled because there was a different way going there which is a bit shorter and the way is wider & smoother. 

(Note: Upon arrival in Argao, look for Tinong's Bakeshop across Petron then turn right. Once you see a sign Narda’s Store, turn left. You will know you are close to the resort because you will be greeted by the bumpy road. Hahaha. If lost though, you can always ask the locals doing their regular routines along the way for the direction).

There's a parking space at the entrance of the resort so no need to fret about the transportation and parking services. However, it can only accommodate a few cars. Though there's still a space inside the resort but am not sure if it's open for customers as well. 

You are required to register at the Front desk upon arrival at the resort for guest registration and payment of Entrance fees, corkage and other charges if need be. 

The resort recently provides food at their restaurant. Unlike before that there is a need to bring your own provisions such as food and drinks because they don't have it at the resort. On the other hand, you can always bring your own food and eat it at their restaurant or at the Mushroom cottages near the pool absolutely free of charge. (Note: Clean As You Go)

Resort activities include swimming, trekking, zip lining and tunnel exploration. 

Serenity best describes this place because it has a calming effect while enjoying the natural beauty and the scenic wonders of Argao peak. 

Resort Rates:

Entrance: 13 years and above - P100/head
                  4 years - 12 y.o.     - P50/head


1.Swimming Pool (one area only)
> heart shaped pool - 7 ft deep
> kidney shaped pool - 4 ft with slides
> kawasan diving pool - 16 ft diving bottom; 7 ft general depth

2.Hanging Bridge
3.Mini Zoo

Additional Amenities:

Demo Tunnel:

> 70 ft below the ground
> 475 ft total length 
> 30/head; ordinary (no gear at all)
> 80/head; complete mining gear

Zip line:

> 220 meters
> upright - P150/head
> superman - P150/head

Cable car:

> 220 meters
> P150/head one way only

For rent: Shorts at P20


Non-Aircon Rooms -

> Room for 4 pax (2 twin beds) no cr and tv - P1000
> Room for 4 pax (2 twin beds) w/ cr and no tv - P1200
> Room for 4 pax (2 twin beds) w/ cr & cable tv - P1500
> Room for 6 pax (common-shared bed) w/ cr, local tv - P1500
> Bahay Kubo (1 twin bed w/ louting) - P1000

Aircon Room for 2 persons only:

> Deluxe Room - 3000 (with breakfast)
> Standard Room - 2500 (with breakfast)
> Standard Room - 2000 (with breakfast)

Note: Check in time: 2:00 pm
         Check out time: 12:00 noon

Contact Details:

Linut-od Coal Mountain Resort
Landline: (032) 5148577
Mobile No: 09189656081
Contact Persons: Jovi or Lovely
Email Add: coalmountainresort@yahoo.com.ph