Balay Cena Una

Balay Cena Una

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Filipino, International, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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About
- Temporarily closed Balay Cena Una is a family restaurant specializing in regional Bicolano cuisine. At Balay Cena Una you will enjoy wonderful dishes such as Lumpiang Tinapa, Lumpiang Kandinga, Fresh Ubod, and our specialty, Chicken Tinutungan, and much more! So come over to Daraga where the Balay Cena Una family will provide you with great food and great service in one of the oldest restored houses in Albay. Your Balay in Albay, an experience like no other.
CUISINES
Filipino, International, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles74 reviews
Excellent
36
Very good
28
Average
9
Poor
1
Terrible
0
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Claire M
Valletta386 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
I am so happy we made it to this place. It was just us quietly having lunch. It's an old beautiful decorated house cooking up Filipino dishes. The menu is not vast, but just enough. The food is so good (Forgot what I ordered but it tasted similar to pesto - pics attached), the portions are generous and good value for money. Dennis our server made our lunch even better with his super service and smile. I'd say it is a must-visit in Albay. Keep it up. From Malta :)
Written January 10, 2020
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832Anton
Stafford14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
After our Medical Mission In Ligao, we were brought to this beautiful old house, very hospitable owner who greeted us and told us a short history of her family and the restaurant. The food were excellent. Some of my colleagues tasted the Paco salad the first time and were surprised of its taste and freshness.
Written February 12, 2020
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Mark G
Cincinnati222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Cena Una is a real treasure, as it is a perfectly preserved and restored heritage house in Legazpi. We stopped in for lunch and were not disappointed. We had Bicol Express and Laing (for the first time) and they were excellent. I had been a little afraid the Bicol Express would be too spicy for me, but it was perfect. I definitely recommend it for a leisurely lunch. Spend a little time wandering around the house, as it has an interesting collection of artifacts as well.
Written April 16, 2020
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Grass_Hut_Girl
Niceville26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
I could not have chosen a better venue than Balay Cena Una for my reunion with high school friends after 41 years last February 2020. First of all, it was large enough for almost 30 of my friends and teachers combined. Since this was an old home, it felt like home. The buffet lunch was delicious and the service was excellent. Thank you for your warm hospitality and making my homecoming a memorable one. I will definitely go back for my next trip (which would be a lot sooner than 41 years!).
Written November 28, 2020
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chax10
Iligan169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 none
Went here 2 Nov, I think you should be early (6-7pm) for dinner time since most people arrived 7pm + the place is packed with family who wishes to dine. Food - filipino, italian cuisine, okay for the price. suggest you to order the BICOL EXPRESS!!! it was a bomb!! Ambiance - clean, well maintained Servers - attentive and very helpful I recommend this place.
Written November 24, 2019
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josiful
Makati122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 friends
If you like it quiet and chill, this is the place to unwind and take it slow. I highly recommend the chicken laing. Don’t be shy to take photos :)
Written October 7, 2019
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cattsing
Manila26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 friends
As you enter this place you will feel that you travelled through time. From the tagalog word “sinauna” which means ancient. They only have small menu, but all that we ordered are delicious. Will definitely come back again
Written August 22, 2019
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GRACE T
Manila12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 none
We were lucky that we went here on weekend (June 2, 2019) since they serve buffet every Sunday. My husband, being a chef of a 5-star hotel in Makati was very impressed on the local food they served. It is very affordable too!! A must visit place to dine-in in Legazpi!
Written June 6, 2019
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mavictoriad
Laguna Province342 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 family
we were at this restaurant for lunch. We love the old spanish wooden interior and the feel of dining somewhere back in time. Filipino dishes comprise the menu which complements the ambiance of the place. It was hot hot summer but in here you feel cool... must try are the paco salad, crispy pork bicol express, chicken tinutungan, kandinga, beef steak, with the mayon rice. for dessert we had this pili chocolate cake which was heavenly especially when paired with their rice coffee. we sure be visiting this place again.
Written June 5, 2019
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SimonAyers
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 family
Cena Uno is truly wonderful. 300 year old traditional, truly beautiful restaurant. Small menu, but exquisit food.
Written January 17, 2019
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Verona Mae C
29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 family
Perfect ambience for an old soul like me. Recognized as the oldest house in Albay where you'll experience combination of heritage, culture and authentic Bicolano cuisine. Staff were courteous and accommodating. Called them to reserve seats before going because they are fully booked most of the time. Highly recommended.
Written January 15, 2019
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Carole L
Malakoff49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 friends
From the best sellers to the pastas, everyone was pleased with their food ! Service is quick and nice and the place is beautiful
Written October 2, 2018
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zenyTaguig
142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 family
Great experience in local dining. 3K soup is recommendable for a starter. The idea of the old house with it's interiors and displays gives so much interest of the past.Courteous and very accommodating staff is likewise the plus factor of the place.
Written June 12, 2018
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Kyle F
Thame30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 couples
A great place to enjoy dinner. The staff were really friendly and helped explain what each Bicol dish was. Along with the great food and relaxed environment was the fantastic old school style Filipino architecture.
Written May 5, 2018
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cinnamon_kiss
Luzon92 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 family
The restaurant was designed for the feel of the Spanish time. They have been successful in making us feel like we traveled back in time. The foods were good. Local, native foods. The presentation of the foods were appetizing with some twists. The restaurant was not that hard to find and easy to notice. A good experience.
Written April 1, 2018
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