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F.Sotto | Banilad, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food is nothing spectacular but it seems like dining under the trees is a universal pleasure. More so when you eat with your hands 😊

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Thank MarjDayrit
Cebu City, Philippines
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This is the best chicken barbecue place for the Cebuano. Growing up in Cebu, those that have moved to other places will always come back for their chicken. And those who stayed will gladly bring them here. It is very simple to rate this place. Very good.

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Thank dennismiltonang
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227 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

They say its the best bbq place in Cebu, but I thinks its overhyped. Ive tried Yakski and Larsians and they taste so much better. Thought each restaurant has its own taste, people labeling it as the best is an overhyped. Not worth the waiting time.

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Thank Dennies S
Cebu City, Philippines
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This place looks like it grew from a backyard barbecue to small enterprise. If you're a group do not come @ the usual noon eating time, the place easily fills up. The parking will also be a challenge. The food is what you'd expect from a backyard industry barbecue so this is not for the squeamish and the choosy.

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Thank yldrivers
Cebu Island, Philippines
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The experience here is as raw as it gets - the bare-bones table-chair setup, the open-air, smoke-filled atmosphere. Your background music is the symphony of blaring car horns & revving engines from the nearby traffic. Don't make an about-face just yet, the food here is really good, so good it's guaranteed to cancel out any inconvenience imaginable. In the chargrilled/barbecue... More 

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1 Thank JojoG_88
Cebu City, Philippines
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Very busy when we visited and had trouble finding a parking slot but we were well assisted by the parking attendant. As there were 18 of us it took a little while to sort out our table but that was accomplished with no fuss at all. We ordered the usual mix of BBQ and the food arrived promptly and well... More 

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1 Thank Peter Desmond D
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I have been eating here since time immemorial. My family would frequent this place very often. A lot of restaurants have tried and failed to compete with this place. For dinner, it would be best to go there early and order the "Balbacua" its ox tail simmered down to a sticky heart cloggingly good soup. You must also have a... More 

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Thank Luke S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

I already visited this place thrice, thinking that the place deserves another chance despite the bad experiences in the past. I guess my third time will be the last. Food doesn't really taste good. I guess the inviting smell of the bbq smoke, cheap food, and outdoor ambiance helped in getting customers. Service was slow and you need to remind... More 

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1 Thank twistedmimming M
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

very simple resturant pinoy style but barbecue is very very good. pig, chicken grille is the best. raccomanded

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1 Thank jefflaraza
Manila, Philippines
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

If you like the smell of grilled / smoked food while eating, you'll definitely enjoy this place. You can choose between the open air seats and veranda seats. Rice is served in coconut leaves (called puso'). Serving is a little small so be ready to eat at least two. If you like chorizo with much fat, you'll really crave for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Philippine, Barbecue, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: F.Sotto | Banilad, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?