Where to Eat in Southern Leyte Province: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 20, 2017 Russell Mellin

Southern Leyte (Cebuano: Habagatang Leyte, Filipino: Timog Leyte) is a province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is the city of Maasin. Southern Leyte was a sub-province of Leyte until it was made into an independent province. Southern Leyte includes Limasawa, an island to the south where the first Roman Catholic Mass in Philippine soil is believed to have taken place and thus considered to be the birthplace of Roman Catholicism in the Philippines.
Things to do in Southern Leyte Province

1. Rosita's Native Restaurant

Tahusan Beach Road | Barangay Tahusan, Hinunangan, Southern Leyte Province 6608, Philippines Reservations Filipino, Asian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$78 +63 915 670 5900
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Rosita's Native Restaurant

a fine dining restaurant constructed with local materials and bamboo serving over 120 items, with a large variety of locally caught fish and seafood. Rosita's is listed in Lonely Planet travel guide and is noted for its exceptionally good food

Reviewed By normandic - Groningen

I had heard about this restaurant and continued my search on a dark Tahusan Beach Road. I could not see any sign indicating that I was approaching one of the best restaurants in Southern Leyte. When I found the restaurant a was suprised about the perfect ambiance and the quality of the food. This is realy a hidden treasure.

2. Kinamot Sa Abgao

Tomas Oppus Street, Maasin, Southern Leyte Province 6600, Philippines Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations Filipino, Asian Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
18%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
9%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 22 reviews

Kinamot Sa Abgao

Reviewed By Lowell M - Lake Saint Louis, Missouri

My first evening in Maasin, my host took us to Kinamot. I enjoyed the location so much, the views of the water and the open air. Perfectly enjoyable. I went cautiously into Philippine cuisine, ordering chicken inasal, a nice marinated chicken then grilled. Very tasty. Prices were very reasonable, and we had no wait for a table on a Wednesday night.

3. Moose and Squirrel

Lungsodaan Road, Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte Province, Philippines Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Asian, Filipino, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +63 936 108 9475
Excellent
57%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Moose and Squirrel

Reviewed By Armen1 - Weybridge

Small restaurant adjacent to Sugod Bay Dive run by a husband and wife team - Alma being the chef, and Jerry the front man/waiter.
Their clients appear to be mainly foreigners visiting Padre Burgos for recreational diving.
The fried shrimp, grilled squid, singigang pork are amazing.
Being a small restaurant, not all the dishes are available - we got into a habit of asking whats good/available, and were never disappointed. Incidentally we stayed at Kuting Reef resort, but generally had lunches in Kinamot in Maasin and dinner at Moose & Squirrel.

4. Sogod Bay Scuba Resort Restaurant

Bgy Lungsodaan, Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte Province 6602, Philippines European, Asian, Fusion Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +63 915 520 7274
Excellent
60%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Sogod Bay Scuba Resort Restaurant

Resort restaurant provides breakfast lunch and dinner. Daily blackboard menu freshly baked bread and biscuits,Espresso coffee wines and cold beers. Restaurant has stunning views of Sogod bay

Reviewed By ricoyCagayanDeOro - cagayan de oro

nice quiet dive shop with food and rooms..along the beach..the owner was a bit unfriendly..but the food ok..

5. Padre Burgos Castle Resort Restaurant

Tangkaan, Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte Province, Philippines Seafood Dinner +63 927 548 8598
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Padre Burgos Castle Resort Restaurant

Reviewed By Victorianlad - Melbourne, Australia

Delia, the 'better half' of the owning Warren couple, really knows how to cook.
The meal that we enjoyed here was delicious and properly cooked. The prawns were juicy and therefore mouth watering, while the accompaying vegetables were crisp and filling.
Service was just right: not too intrusive but never too far away.
A five star experience at a three star price for a Westerner.

6. Kiosko Food Park

Brgy. Itum, 6526 Matalom | on the roadside from Bato to Maasin, Southern Leyte Province, Philippines Filipino, Asian Lunch, Dinner +63 917 625 7260
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Kiosko Food Park

Reviewed By noyners1

perfect for families, the place has a seimming pool but keep watch on ur child(ren) they don't have a lifeguard..it has now a playground for babies and toddlers, they hv socks for sell for those children without socks..
they serve wide variety of foods, from pork and chicken bbq to fresh seafoods..foods are delicious nd quite pricey!
staffs are attentive nd respectful..
located outside town proper but is along the highway.,commuting is not hard until 8pm, beyond that time it might be little harder to catch a ride..

7. Southern Leyte Divers

San Roque, Macrohon, Southern Leyte Province 6601, Philippines European, Asian, Central European HK$24 - HK$86 +63 921 663 1592
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Southern Leyte Divers

In the open and lush planted resort restaurant you get everything your heart desires: Philippine, Asian and European Dishes and - surely - fresh seafood and BBQs! Cold beer, wine, soft drinks, shakes and cocktails are guaranteed.

Reviewed By martasmarek - Naval, Philippines

best diving service including best accomodation and BEST meal
2 big bangka for longer trips
very nice scubadiving in Tangkaan location... it meansWHALESHARK
trips to Coral Cay Conservation wonderfull protected corals and rich sealife
trips to Limasawa isl. for deepdivers... Hammerheds in 65 meters :)
AND AMAZING NIGHT DIVE at PadreBurgos PEER
scorpio fish is rare
but BIG SEA HORSES are UNCOMMON

8. Iris Madness Cafe

Mantahan R. K. Kangleon Street, Maasin, Southern Leyte Province 6600, Philippines Italian, American, Filipino, Asian HK$39 +63 909 859 3833
Excellent
67%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
33%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3 reviews

Iris Madness Cafe

We offer different variety of foods that will suit your taste!

Reviewed By paaatcol - Dededo, Mariana Islands

The drinks weren't cold when they were served. It took them about 30 minutes to serve the iced tea. Nachos are oily. Their fries are okay, but if you are not a mayonnaise person, ask them not to taint your fries with mayonnaise. Not too sweet, so it's alright. The strawberry oreo doesn't compliment the cookie flavor drink.
Staff aren't friendly at all. Was only helpful when we asked for extra chairs 3x.
There's a room for big groups. Place is not spacious at all. There are about 5-6 tables inside.

9. Cafe Adela

Provincial Capitol Grounds | Barangay Asuncion Maasin, Southern Leyte, Maasin, Southern Leyte Province, Philippines Lunch, Dinner +63 53 570 9884
Cafe Adela

10. Mr Wok

Maasin, Southern Leyte Province 6600, Philippines Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +63 935 875 3443
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Mr Wok

Reviewed By Victorianlad - Melbourne, Australia

I stumbled across this restaurant while walking around Maasin.
It was decorated for the Valentine'sDay of earlier that week. The restaurant is atmospheric and double storey.
Waitresses were attractively attired.
I ordered a banana shake at P35 and stir fried scallops with cashew nuts and asked that vegetables be included. Scallop dish was P210 and had tiny scallop pieces.
The meal took half an hour to arrive and the drink a further 10 despite a reminder.
Food was seved hot, as ought be the case and was very pleasing to the palate. Serving size was generous.
I followed with a fried banana in toffee dessert. This was a huge serve. Despite my liking for sweets I could not finish it. There was also a small amount of ice cream while the plate was decorated with a dribble of strawberry topping, all for P75.
Male CR (toilet) was clean.
It was easy to get a trike back to lovely Caimato Beach Hotel.

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