Far away from the bustling streets of the city, there lies a certain spot in Mactan, a place where I’d lived for almost two decades now. A new food destination opened in the Mactan Newtown Cebu last year where stalls in a hawker-style setup popped up.
Megaworld, the leading and pioneering developer of integrated urban townships, brought a new dining concept in the then newly-opened Mactan Alfresco. This food center, inspired by the ones found in Singapore, showcases the culinary masterpieces of Cebuano cuisine. Each stall offers a different kind of flavor to the table, and here are just some of them:
For those fans of Mexican food, there’s Meximama to satisfy you with its unique and authentic flavors. Who could ever resist some tacos, burritos, and especially their Nachos en Salsa Roja? On another note, every meal is affordable and adjusted to the Filipino palate, so you can never feel guilty of indulging yourself with their offerings!
A house specialty from Choobi Choobi is their Shrimp in a Bag, which consists of a pound of freshly-caught shrimps and sauce in Butter Garlic, Spicy Gata, and Sauteed in Garlic varieties. They also offer other seafood and meat dishes to satiate your cravings.
From its humble beginnings as a simple food stall in Mandaue City, Orange Karenderia has now expanded its newest branch in Mactan Alfresco. They offer proud Cebuano dishes at affordable prices, which is enough reason if you want to explore more of the gastronomic Cebuano cooking.
Boneless and Spicy Lechon
Cebu’s Lechon is one that is world-renowned, you couldn’t go wrong in tasting one when you visit this place. Mactan Newtown Cebu’s dining center has local Cebuano lechon providers with the likes of Cebu Ayer’s Lechon (named as the Best Lechon Maker in Cebu 2015), Cebu’s Original Lechon Belly, and Ana’s Lechon. They also recently opened the Mactan Newtown Cebu Lechon Pit, which currently roasts 12 mouthwatering lechons at a time.
Oyster Bay Express
The island of Mactan has many prominent sources of seafood, and Oyster Bay Express cooks them to perfection. They have a wide selection of freshly-caught seafood that you’ll certainly want to try.
Looking for a gustatory home cooked meal that you sorely missed? Manang Sayong has you covered! They have Filipino dishes of all sorts that you can choose from like buttered tahong and sinugbang isda. Perfect for when you miss your mom’s cooking!
Mactan Newtown Beach Resort
Aside from this newest food haven in Cebu, Megaworld has also set the Mactan Newtown Beach Resort open to the public. This beachfront property allows family and friends to relax while working at the beach! Great, right?
Here is more info about this newly-opened resort:
Mactan Newtown Beach Resort Contact Number + Info
+63 917 704 4893
7 AM to 7 PM
Php 150 on weekdays, Php 199 on weekends (25% off for Cebu residents – bring valid ID showing the address)
Have you tried it at this place? What do you think of their newest developments at the Mactan Newtown Cebu? 🙂