Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Awesome Cebu Food Trip at AA BBQ Grill & Restaurant

We chose to eat at AA BBQ on our first and last night in Cebu. The restaurant's Lapu-lapu City branch was just walking distance from Islands Stay Hotel. Pretty convenient that we didn't have to pay for a taxi to get there. I previously googled the restaurant and read some reviews, so I knew what to expect before seeing the place myself.

To dine at AA BBQ, we first queued to chose which meat or seafood to eat, then put them in our trays. Next, we gave instructions to the woman at the counter on how to cook them. For example, grilled for squid and fish and barbecue for pork and chicken.

After choosing our meals, we had to look around for a vacant table. Unfortunately, that day was the Valentine's Day and 8 o'clock seems to be the busiest hour in the restaurant. The barbecue house was heavily packed even they have this huge dining space for costumers. Honestly, it took us over 10 minutes before getting a table. As soon as we sat down, we called for a waiter and ordered rice and drinks.

We were so hungry from our evening trip from Manila to Cebu that hubby and I decided to order two viands each. I had charcoal grilled pork liempo. I broke my diet because of this. So delicious!

I also ordered for grilled squid. It was not more delicious than the liempo, but it was still worth every bite.

This was hubby's selection.. inihaw na bangus or grilled stuffed milkfish. He really liked this fish that he had to get extra garlic rice for it.

His additional viand.. two jumbo chicken sausages. They tasted very nice too. However, the little one didn't like them at all because they're spicy.

On our last night in Cebu, I ordered this grilled tanigue, a fish from the tuna family. This was my best tanigue ever. It was so good.. it tasted like meat!

The only thing that we didn't like at AA BBQ is this grilled chicken. Hubby ordered it but he barely touched it. Good thing my grilled tanigue was big enough for sharing.

On our first and last dining at AA BBQ, we ordered the same drink.. a pitcher of four seasons juice. It has fresh slices of orange and watermelon in it. My daughter liked this a lot. She drank lots and lots of it while eating banana at the same time.

Recap of Order, Day 1
-grilled liempo
-inihaw na bangus,
-grilled squid
-2 pcs chicken sausage
-1 steamed rice
-2 garlic rice
-pitcher of four seasons
Total Bill P605

Recap or Order, Day 2
-grilled tanigue
-chicken barbecue
-garlic rice
-1 banana
-pitcher or four seasons
Total Bill P400+

AA BBQ Grill & Restaurant
M.L. Quezon Nat'l. Highway
Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Cebu


  1. I'll get back to this post when I have Cebu package soon. I wish. :) I'm craving with all your food posting here especially the grilled tanigue.

  2. yummy seafoods, sure fire fresh! Drooling over your "tanigue" serving :)

  3. Hmm...I salivate at the mere sight of the seafoods you've had here. Wish i could travel back to Cebu soon. And what a way to celebrate Valentine's Day! Good food + travel in another island + the company of your family = the most memorable trip/travel there is.

  4. In my 30 years of existence, I've never been to Cebu. To think that it's one of the beautiful places in the Philippines. It's so upsetting to think about it. But I will definitely visit Cebu when I'll have my Pinas vacation next year.

  5. Good thing I bought chicken and pork barbecue for our dinner tonight. If not, I'll be craving for those food because of your blog post. LOL

  6. lovely photos of great foods

  7. Ahhh.. I love everything you ordered! I've already eaten dinner, but I'm now craving so badly for some grilled tanigue, liempo and squid! >.<

  8. thank you for visiting my blog! :) i'm visiting back. ;)
    ehhhh... food posts always make me hungry. hahaha! i will go look for food now.

  9. We also did a Cebu food trip last year with a platter of seafood. It was my first time to see a tower of iced tea which is not a really big deal now. But I really enjoyed it.

  10. I'm not supposed to read things like this when I just woke up and haven't had breakfast;) Yum, and that drink sounds delicious.

  11. This post makes me crave at 12:38AM....yum yum

    BTW, I will consider this resto if given a chance to visit Cebu...

    -its me
    Cielo of Brown Pinay

  12. oh,my gosh! I can't wait to go back home...miss na miss ko tong mga pagkain na ito...ehehhee! drooling to the max!


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