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Marco Polo Davao as a one stop dining venue

Davao City is exciting because of the many tourism spots it has. Not only is it a haven for advenutre and nature, but foodies will greatly enjoy this vibrant city. Where to eat in Davao City? That might be one of the simple questions that visitors would most likely ask.

Where? I’m happy to say that the five star luxury hotel, Marco Polo Davao has lots of interesting restaurants for every type of budget, any time of day! And, compared to Manila and Cebu, prices are quite low you’ll be shocked at how cheap it is for the quality and flavor of the food.

Garlic and herbed shrimps sambuca with fresh salad

Garlic and herbed shrimps sambuca with fresh salad

Polo Bistro
Polo Bistro at The Deck is good for fine dining. Menu is either set or ala carte, international cuisine. It also offers steaks and salads. Look out for the monthly special on offer. Meals always start with their ciabatta which is the best I’ve tasted so far! It’s crusty outside, chewy and soft inside. Best hot off the oven and daub with salted butter.

Entrance to the Lotus Court for good cantonese cuisine

Entrance to the Lotus Court for good cantonese cuisine

Lotus Court
Where to eat cantonese food? Lotus Court offers just this cuisine! Sumptuous sauteed diced beef with basil in soy sauce, diced chicken fried rice with abalone sauce, and many other dishes is sure to whet your appetite for filling cantonese cuisine. For dessert, don’t forget to have the chocolate buchi and drink their delicious pomelo juice!

The round buffet of Cafe Marco

Cafe Marco
Cafe Marco is the signature restaurant of the hotel chain. For those staying at the hotel, its where buffet breakfast is served. There are lots of options, from Filipino to intercontinental, italian and other cuisines, you’ll be spoilt for choice. It is known as Davao City’s longest buffet table.

Eagles Bar with its rich dark wood paneling and round bar offers alcohol and beer. Try their interesting drink concoctions.

Eagles Bar
Named after the popular Philippine Eagle, Eagle’s bar is where you enjoy the night away with friends. It’s rich wood panels, round bar and good food and drink concoctions will surely make your night. It’s just near the main entrance and isn’t hard to find. Bands play here frequently.

Lobby Lounge offers light meals and snacks.

Lobby Lounge
The Lobby Lounge offers delightful light meals, snacks and drinks. Nightly, there’s a singer and pianist playing cool music for a relaxing evening. During merienda, They offer quite cheap snack buffets and is readily awaited by patrons.

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This trip made possible by Marco Polo Davao during a fam tour in that southern city. Like their Facebook page and follow them in Twitter.

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications.

He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces.

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One Comment

  1. ed
    July 6, 2013 @ 12:37

    Marco polo is really nice place to stay and on top of that, Dining products and services are excellent. Ive been here for a night because it is where my sister choose to stay the night before her wedding. Yes it is expensive but it is worthy if you really want to have a great quality. If you really cant afford I can only suggest you to M Citi Cebu Suites for cheaper rates.

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