Eating out in Cagayan de Oro can be as extensive or as light as you feel. Many of the local dishes comprise fish marinated in wine, lemon and spices, such as the popular Kinilaw, while grilled meats and poultry can usually be found on the menu. As befits a cosmopolitan city, there are restaurants to suit all tastes. Keep an eye out for French, Italian, Mexican, Indian and, of course, Oriental eateries. Many restaurants offer al fresco dining.
With an elegant oriental themed décor, subtle lighting and an extensive Chinese gourmet menu, the Grand Caprice is popular with discerning diners and local business people. A fine wine list adds to its reputation as being a place to go for a dining experience.
La Tegola Cucina Italiana
One of the city’s finest Italian restaurants, the La Tegola Cucina Italiana serves its speciality dishes, Spaghetti Al Cartoccio and Pizza Quatro Stagioni, in a cheerful but elegant setting. It is open for lunch and evening dining.
Butcher’s Best Barbeque
Known for their good choice of barbecue and grilled food, and their speciality dish the sisig, a chopped and cooked pig’s head, the two branches of Butcher’s have a bright, cheerful atmosphere and are popular with families.
This is a spacious restaurant with a distinctly oriental theme, located at the Dynasty Court hotel. The Dynasty serves an extensive range of traditional Chinese dishes with the emphasis on fish and seafood. Its speciality is Peking Duck and Shark-fin soup.
Filipino and Asian dishes including Ruby’s Favourite Kare-Kare, Pancit Canton, Crispy Pata and Asparagus with Tofu are just some of the dishes presented with a creative flair at Max’s Restaurant. This long established restaurant chain has branches throughout the Philippines.