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Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Cordova – Eating Like the Locals


Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Cordova

Just few months ago, my family and I tried out the Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant located in Cordova, Cebu. I’ve actually been there with my sister and Mama before that but this time around we tag along my brother and his family.

My family loves to eat – well, who doesn't. And most of the members in our family can cook and has their own specialty. So that’s why if I want to spend my money to make a review on a restaurant, it’s best to tag them all along.

Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant

The Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant was a huge buzz around here in Cebu, because of their (unique) location and delicious food. I’ll highly recommend the place for group of friends who wants to reunite, catch up, or if you’ll bring a date. Get to dine in under the sun (in the afternoon) or the night sky and sea breeze.

Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Cordova

Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Cordova

Below, you’ll find a couple dishes we’ve ordered along with its ratings. Some of the ratings is rated by the member of the family, I wasn’t able to taste everything and can’t put details on the taste since I’m too focused on the Garlic Shrimp. Anyway, here are the couple of dishes we've tried so far at the restaurant:

Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Cordova Kare Kare

Kare Kare na Pata

Food Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Cordova Tuna Belly

Tuna Belly 

Food Rating: 2 out of 5 stars


Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Cordova Calamares

Calamares

Food Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Cordova Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Shrimps

Food Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Cordova Pancit Canton

Pancit Canton

Food Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Cordova Chicken BBQ

Chicken BBQ

Food Rating: 4 out of 5 stars 

Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Menu

My niece AJ was kind enough to hold the menu for us, and take a photo of their menu and share it here – she was able to stand the flashing lights of the camera in the dark night.

Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Cordova Menu

Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Cordova Menu

Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Cordova Menu

Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Cordova Menu

Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Cordova Menu

How to Get There?

I can’t go into details on where you’re from, but let’s assume that you’ll be travelling from Cebu city and I think the easy and comfortable way in getting to Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Cordova is through Vhire (Van for Hire) in SM.

Just go to the van terminal in SM, look for the van going to Cordova, and just tell the driver to drop you off to the way to the Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant. Most likely, you’ll be dropped in the road crossing in Cordova, you’ll be able to find trisikad (bicycle) drivers waiting and just tell them that you wish to go to this restaurant. The fair from SM to Cordova is P35 and the fair from the crossing to the restaurant (via trisikad) is P30 (as far as I remember – 2 people can fit in the trisikad but if you’re huge like me better just rent it solo).

If you want to enjoy the road trip more and go to the restaurant like the locals, then take the jeepney. It’s been a long time since the last time I took the jeep, so I am not sure if the Jeepney going to Opon (Lapu-Lapu) is still at the back (Northwing) of SM. If they’re still there, you can take that jeep then stop at the terminal then take another jeep going to Cordova.

If you can’t find the jeepney going directly to Opon, you can take the jeepney going to Mandaue Highway (they’ll shout out or post infront of the jeepney “HIWAY”) and then take another jeepney going to Cordova.

Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Review Rating

Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant Cordova

As my second time here, you could already say that I’m satisfied with their food and services. I won’t return if I am not. I think the problem is just that the location is too far, I really would love come back here and eat frequently but due to the location it’s not that accessible but then again, it’s worth it.

You might be worried also if you’ll see a lot of cars parking (thinking maybe there’s no spot for you to eat) but no worries, the area is big, and you’ve got some options if you want to be under the sky or not. And because of the size of the area, there are times that their staff won’t notice you coming in so make sure you’ve got their attention when you already have a table.

I won’t advice the other 2 floating area if you easily get sea sick, because it goes with the wave – my brother almost got sea sick. It’s great during night time there, especially if you’re on a date (it can be totally romantic) but if you’ll be there on during day time don’t worry, the 2 areas have a roof and still refreshing.

They served other delicious Filipino food, so if you want to try it then better try it from them to get to taste the best one. And because of that, their food and their unique location, I would give them 4 out 5 stars. I would love to give them 5 but because we have to get up and find their staff for us to be served.

There are other 2 branches that they have, and I would love to visit their too. Hopefully, I could tag along someone because the table is too lonely for me.



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