Address: Marco Polo Hotel, Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills, Lahug, Cebu City 6000 Philippines
Mode of Payment: Card or Cash
Food: Continental and Asian
Dining Type: Buffet Casual Dining
Buffet Price: Lunch at Php 940 net, Dinner at Php 1,127 net, Chilled juices and softdrinks at Php 105 net.
Open seven days a week.
Marco Polo Hotel has always been a family favorite. The memory of the place brings back to my mom when she used to work with Cebu Plaza, the same building the hotel is occupying now. Nonetheless, the hotel’s flagship restaurant Café Marco became a favorite buffet of the family also. It is where you can have it all! The interior is contemporary and homey expressing Café Marco’s heartfelt intent for good meals. Savor their famous international spread including the famous Cebu crunchy lechon!!!
A make-your-own full salad bar with ten different types of salad dressings and several types of cheese for those who want to start light. Usually I go for ceasar dressing but this time I tried the raspberry dressing and it actually tastes great! And if not salad I would have their grilled oysters with a drop of tabasco sauce, a pinch of salt, and a squeeze of lemonsito on it. The feeling is like eating heaven with a little hell! Lol
My next stop is obvious. I always love Japanese; sushi, maki, sashimi, gyoza, tempura, sukiyaki, and more! Perfect combo with wasabi and kikkoman sauce. I must say Cafe Marco’s Japanese bar is a haven! Filled with fresh and non-stinky seafoods prepared by a friendly chef.
Normally on some buffets I would pass the Chinese portion and get on with the others. But in here it’s different! It’s the the peking duck and the “art” of eating it. It’s actually simple! Take a crepe and then spread a layer of hoisin sauce on it. Place a couple of duck slices preferably skin, then add cucumbers and scallions. And kapish! a duck crepe! a perfectly blend of sweetness, tanginess, and spiciness!
So following my counter-clock”wise” route of scavenging the area is the Continental cuisine. Apparently this is also where they place my favorite food, the lechon! Aside from the favorite is their soft and tenderly cooked barbecues which i always order. Pasta and different red and white sauces are also available on this side.
And lastly, the cream of the feast to which I’m delighted always is the dessert section! It’s almost like a factory of sweets from cakes, pastries, ice creams, crepe, and the towering chocolate fondue. If I say more that drool would drop already!
Oh yes! i did stand by at the luscious chocolate fondue station for some time and brought back a sweet mango crepe with a scoop of ice cream on it. hahaha
Thank you to Marco Polo Hotel, the Asst. Dir. of Sales & Mktg. Ms. Lara Constantino, and PR Officer Ms. Belle Lumapas for inviting me to a sumptuous meal. Had a great time with you ladies! I was so full I could hardly laugh!
For reservation and enquiries call (6332) 2531111 extension 8355