Cheap Eats at Manggahan

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, my brother and I chanced upon Manggahan restaurant along Wilson Street, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines. I have been to this place several times before only for a few drinks and did not really have the chance to explore their menu. This was because the place was always packed when I go there especially on weekends. On that lazy Sunday afternoon however, I had the opportunity to savor what delights they had to offer.

Manggahan Restaurant

What We Ordered

We ordered the following items on the menu: garlic fried rice platter, 6 pieces of grilled chicken skin, 7 pieces of pork barbecue, lechon kawali, pork and beef halang halang soup, Manggahan special iced tea, and bottled water. Would you believe we only paid a total of PHP 557?

Unlimited BBQ at Manggahan Restaurant in Cebu City
Unlimited BBQ at Manggahan Restaurant in Cebu City

How to Get There

Manggahan is very easy to find and is accessible by public transportation as several jeepney routes pass near the area.

Coming from Ayala Center Cebu

When coming from Ayala Center Cebu, one can ride a jeepney with the route number 04M at the Ayala PUV Terminal then disembark at the jeepney stop in JY Square Mall. When at JY Square Mall, walk through Wilson Street going to the direction of Camp Lapulapu. Before you reach Camp Lapulapu, Manggahan is at the left side of the road, a few meters after Plaza Pino.

Alternatively, when in Ayala Center Cebu, one can also walk along either Archbishop Reyes Avenue ir Cardinal Rosales Avenue towards Gorordo Avenue and wait for a ride at the jeepney stop near the Asilo de la Milagrosa Church.  From the Asilo de la Milagrosa Church stop, ride a jeepney with route number 04C or 17C. Disembark at Wilson Street when riding 04C, the same street where Manggahan is located. When riding 17C, disembark at JY Square Mall then walk through Wilson Street towards Manggahan.

A second alternative when in Ayala Center Cebu is to walk along Escario Street towards Gorordo Avenue at a jeepney stop near Golden Peak Hotel and/or Kukuk's Nest. From there, ride any jeepney that goes through JY Square Mall (04B, 04C, 04D, 04H, 04I, 04M). Just keep in mind that Manggahan is walking distance from JY Square Mall.

Coming from Colon

There are two points near Colon where one can ride a jeepney that passes nearby Manggahan. One is at a jeepney stop across the University of the Visayas main campus along Jakosalem Street (04C, 17C) and the other is at Osmena Boulevard across Metro Gaisano (04B, 04D, 04H, 04I). Just the same, keep in mind that Manggahan is walking distance from JY Square Mall.

Coming from SM

When coming from SM, ride  a jeepney with route number 04L, disembark at JY Square Mall, and walk to Manggahan.