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Mangaon Ta Restaurant Review: Exquisite Dining 3 times at Modala Beach Resort, Panglao


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Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Traveling Foodie Extraordinaire

Introducing Mangaon Ta Restaurant: A Gastronomic Adventure Like No Other!

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Have you ever wished to embark on a culinary journey that transcends the boundaries of traditional dining? Well, get ready to buckle up your taste buds because Mangaon Ta Restaurant is here to take you on a gastronomic rollercoaster ride like no other! Located on the end of Panglao Island in The Philippines, Mangaon Ta is a hidden gem that promises an unforgettable dining experience.

It is part of the Modala Beach Resort, which we had the great fortune to stay at recently for three nights, so we got access to a lot of the food on offer. That gives us authority on the topic from first-hand experiences.

Picture this: you step into a world where flavors dance, textures mesmerize, and aromas tantalize your senses, whilst sitting staring at white talcum sands, blue skies, and topaz seas… At Mangaon Ta, it’s not just about savoring mouthwatering dishes; it’s about immersing yourself and leaving you craving for more. As Anthony Bourdain once said: “Food tastes better with sand between your toes…” So true my brother foodie!!!

Mangaon Ta Restaurant is a one-of-a-kind dining destination in Panglao that offers a culinary experience that goes beyond traditional dining. It’s where food, flavors, and scenery become memories worth cherishing.

Mangaon Ta Restaurant Interior


So, why should you keep reading? Well, buckle up because we’re about to take you on a journey through Mangaon Ta’s tantalizing menu, where Filipino Cuisine and Asian and Western influences intertwine to create gastronomic wonders. 

Whether you’re a food enthusiast seeking a dash of excitement, a couple looking for a unique date night, or simply someone who craves unforgettable flavors, Mangaon Ta Restaurant is a must-visit. Get ready to indulge your senses, awaken your taste buds, and embark on a culinary adventure that will leave you hungry for more (as Chef Anthony Bourdain also used to say).

Now, prepare yourself for a dining experience like no other as we dive deep into the vibrant world of Mangaon Ta Restaurant. But beware, reading this article may cause spontaneous cravings and an irresistible urge to book a table right away. So, grab a snack (or two) and join us on this tantalizing journey! Here we go…

Mangaon Ta Restaurant Modala Beach Resort
Photo courtesy of The Modala Beach Resort FaceBook Site.

Impeccable Service

Mangaon Ta Restaurant is located at Modala Beach Resort on Panglao Island, Philippines. It is an all-day dining restaurant that offers a fusion of Asian, international, and local cuisines. The restaurant is known for its combination of traditional recipes and flavors, creating a unique dining experience for visitors.

The restaurant features an outdoor terrace where guests can enjoy their meals while taking in the beautiful surroundings. The menu at Mangaon Ta Restaurant includes a variety of options, ranging from classic Filipino flavors to international dishes.

They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, providing a wide range of dining choices throughout the day.

Mangaon Ta Restaurant is a popular choice among tourists and locals alike. It has received positive reviews, with many praising the quality of the food and the satisfying dining experience it offers. The restaurant has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 based on 181 votes, indicating its popularity and the satisfaction of its customers. And clearly, is now adding its authority to the review scene of the best restaurants in Bohol.

Unveiling the Mangaon Ta Restaurant Menu

The menu at Mangaon Ta Restaurant is a testament to their commitment to culinary excellence, aligned to that stunning resort above: The Modala Beach Resort. Perfection personified.

Whether you’re a seafood lover, a meat enthusiast, or a vegetarian, looking for local Filipino cuisine, or Western fare, the diverse menu has something to tantalize every palate. As you’ll see if you have a ‘browse’ below:

Seafood Delights

Indulge in the treasures of the sea with sumptuous seafood offerings. From Grilled Blue Marlin, a Chef’s Special: Pan-grilled Blue Marlin Fillet served with sauteed vegetables and citrus buttercream, to their Shrimp Pumpkin Curry: Peeled shrimp, pumpkin coconut gravy, lemongrass, and ginger. Their brilliant chefs combine traditional cooking techniques with innovative culinary twists to create exquisite seafood plates.

Meat Lovers’ Paradise

For me and fellow meat connoisseurs, Mangaon Restaurant rocks, with an amazing array of dishes that celebrate the art of BBQ grilling and roasting. You have to try the Pork Sisig Tartare: this is a WOW dish, stunning plating with umami taste pops, and crazy textures going off all over the place. Savory pork chunks drizzled with Adobo Mayo and topped with a poached egg and pickled shallots. WOOF!!!

Vegetarian Delicacies

Don’t panic you vegetarians out there, as Mangaon Ta Restaurant has curated a selection of delicacies just for you. I cannot personally comment on the ‘quality’ of the dishes (see above). But on offer, there are some cracking dishes. From Chilli Eggplant and Mushroom: fried eggplant, chili paste, forest mushrooms, and onion. And, how about, Vegetarian Chop Suey, with local vegetables, young corn, and mushroom?

Combined, these offerings are a testament to Mangaon Ta’s commitment to inclusivity and culinary diversity. 

Mangaon Ta Restaurant Modala Beef Burger

Modala Beef Burger

PHP 680: ~ USD $12.90

US Angus beef patty, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickled gherkin caramelized, and Adobo Mayo in Brioche Bun. onion, 

Whilst I mentioned above the Mangaon Ta Restaurant‘s amazing Meat Lovers’ Paradise, I left this item out. But, only because we ordered it and it needs a special mention. Truly one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. I shared it with Jude, and I tell you it was gone in the blink of an eye. Seasoned to perfection, that Adobo Mayo is just an insanely good bedfellow to that beefiness!!! Class Burger!!!

Mangaon Ta Restaurant Meat Ragu

Meat Ragu

PHP 440: ~ USD $7.89 (BARGAIN!!!)

Spaghetti pasta slow-cooked beef blended in herby tomato sauce, with parmesan cheese.

The name does not do it justice, to be honest. A massive underplay of just how good this was. I had been binging on Filipino Food for days, so time to pivot and get some Western gear down the throat. And boy, was I glad I chose this pasta dish from the Mangaon Ta Menu because she is a BEAUTY. WOOF!!!

Mangaon Ta Restaurant Blue Marlin

Grilled Blue Marlin

@ PHP 550: ~ USD $9.86

A Chef’s Special. Pan-grilled Blue Marlin Fillet served with sauteed vegetables and citrus butter cream.

My Wifey’s favorite, and repeat dish every time we come here. Believe me, that means a lot coming from the Philippines‘ biggest seafood critic.


Mangaon Ta Restaurant Pineapple and Shrimp Fried Rice

Pineapple and Shrimp Fried Rice

PHP 300: ~ USD $5.38

The girls had this exquisite-looking egg-fried rice dish. So light and fluffy and packed with fresh shrimp and veggies. What a cracking fried rice dish this is, and at Singapore Hawker pricing.

Mangaon Ta Restaurant Steamed Pork Dumplings

Steamed Pork Dumplings

PHP 250: ~ USD $4.48

Served with Spicy Chili Peanut Sauce. Absolute crackers these are. As good as any we’ve eaten anywhere in Asia, and believe me this family has eaten a lot of dumplings. Well, you would when living in Singapore and traveling across South East Asia…

Mangaon Ta Restaurant Chicken Hinalang

Chicken Hinalang

PHP 680: USD $12.90

Filipino native chicken casserole with spiced coconut gravy.

Yeah, this bad boy is up there with all-time best curries, especially if you like the slightly sweeter side due to the coconut. This was a stunner, so unctuous, rich, and creamy. Yeap, this gets an must-try!!!

Mangaon Ta Restaurant Sisig Tartare

Pork Sisig Tartare

PHP 219: ~ USD $3.92

Savory pork chunks drizzled with Adobo Mayo and topped with a poached egg and pickled shallots.

This is yet another WOW dish from Mangaon Ta Restaurant. Stunning plating with umami taste pops, and crazy textures going off all over the place. WOOF!!! Now that’s an AWESOME Sisig, believe me, and I should know as Sisig is my favorite Filipino cuisine.

Mangaon Ta Restaurant Mixed Meat From the Grill

Mixed Meat

PHP 950: ~ USD $19.04

Grilled Pork Belly, and Citrus Soy Chicken, with Soy Sauce Dip.

To be honest, there was nothing amazing about this. It was just good quality grilled meat like you’d find in most Filipino restaurants. I think this has been a little out-shone by other dishes above. Funny, as it is also the most expensive of our choices.

Mangaon Ta Restaurant Kinutil Specialty Cocktail

Kinutil Specialty Cocktail

PHP 345: ~ USD $6.18

Brandy, egg, Baileys, and Tablea (Filipino chocolate).

How about a cracking cocktail to augment that delicious dinner? Not just any cocktail though, but a Filipino special… And boy this was. belter, punchy, but rather delicious as we sat on the beach. Not unlike a White Russian to be honest, but say it with a Filipino accent and it’s local!!!

Mangaon Ta Restaurant Halo Halo

Mangaon Ta Restaurant’s Halo-halo

PHP 220: ~ USD $3.94

Frozen milk, with mixed candied fruits, steamed custard, and ube ice cream.

This is hallowed ground with Halo-halo. You can get it right or very very wrong. And man-oh-man did Mangaon Ta get it right? Best I have ever had. I raved about this so much the girls all had one the next day, and Wifey even ordered one from the pool to be delivered. Yes, that good Halo-halo, one not to be missed if you stay here. What makes the Halo-halo unique here is the frozen ice ball containing condensed milk, it is a WOW moment when that starts melting and you ‘mix’.

ISLIFEARECIPE-dia: What is Halo-Halo?

The Philippines‘ most well-known cold dessert, Halo-halo, is regarded as the unofficial national dish. The Tagalog word Halo-halo means “mix-mix” and wonderfully captures the essence of this delicious dessert. It is a cool mixture created from a range of components, including crushed ice, evaporated milk, and/or coconut milk.

Halo-halo’s precise ancestry is unknown, however it is assumed that the Japanese delicacy Kakigri, which is a sweetened snow cone, had some effect. Halo-halo developed into its distinctive shape in the Philippines over time as additional local ingredients were incorporated.

Ube jam (also known as ube halaya), sweetened kidney or garbanzo beans, coconut strips, sago (tapioca pearls), gulaman (agar jelly), pinipig (pounded toasted young rice), boiled taro or soft yams, slices of fruit preserves, and flan are some of the frequent ingredients in Halo-halo. It frequently has an ice cream scoop of ube on top. 

Mangaon Ta Restaurant Breakfst

Mangaon Ta Restaurant Breakfast View

How could you not enjoy your breakfast with that view? I’d say it was impossible. But the food is also of such quality, with a mixed variety of offerings from Filipino cuisine to Western – it is guaranteed!!!

Photo courtesy of The Modala Beach Resort FaceBook Site.
modala beach resort breakfast plate 1

Mangaon Ta Restaurant has a major breakfast buffet offering, so you won’t get bored during your stay, in fact, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Here are some examples of what Jude, my nine-year-old dined on: Pork Tosino, Crispy Bacon, Beef Sausages, Mac ‘n’ Cheese, and Fried Egg, with a late addition of some delicious Hash Browns. All to be dipped into the Filipino Native Sauces. Yummo!!!

Modala Beach Resort Breakfast #2

Wifey is second up with a more traditional Filipino cuisine breakfast for her: Dried Fish with Champorado (AKA chocolate rice): and, again that all-important Native Sauce for dipping.

Customer Reviews of Mangaon Ta Restaurant at the Modala Beach Resort, Panglao

Don’t just take their word for it; here’s what some of their satisfied customers have to say: gleaned from the interweb

  • “I recently had the opportunity to stay at the Modala Hotel, and overall, my experience was positive. The hotel had its highlights, such as the delicious food and attentive service.

  • “Best place to stay if you are in Bohol. Beautiful beach, offers sumptuous food, very clean rooms, and very accommodating and cheerful staff.” 

  • “There is enough food on the menu at Mangaon Ta restaurant that we did not need to go out.” gives a massive thumbs up to all these comments. Mangaon Ta Restaurant is up there with the very best of the best that Bohol Dining has to offer. Then add the breathtaking views and you have something quite unique.

Things to be aware of about Mangaon Ta Restaurant : There is no Frequently Asked Questions

  1. If you are not staying at the Modala Beach Resort it can be quite tough to get transport from Mangaon Ta Restaurant due to its quite remote location. So I would suggest booking a return trip van, taxi, or tricycle.
  2. The adjacent Moadto Strip Mall’ is not really fully open, so don’t think you’ll come here to enjoy some shopping and dining. It’s like 1/3 occupied and mainly with restaurants. Plus another word of advice, the restaurants are not a scratch on Mangaon Ta, and I know as I have tried them all. I will give a thumbs up to Bohol Bee Farm Restaurant in the mall though.
  3. Mangaon Ta Restaurant accepts cash and/or credit cards.
Mangaon Ta Restaurant Family Snap

Mangaon’s Menu offers a diverse range of dishes, providing something for every taste and preference. You can expect a visually appealing and aesthetically pleasing ambiance and amazingly attentive and knowledgeable staff

After indulging in the delightful culinary experience at Mangaon Ta Restaurant in Panglao four+ times now, I couldn’t help but conclude that this place is a hidden gem for taste buds and scenic culinary experiences. The food was so delicious that it made me question my commitment to my gym membership (which I don’t actually have).

The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive, making me feel like the star of my own food show. And let’s not forget the creative presentation of the dishes; they were like edible pieces of art that made me feel guilty for devouring them. So if you’re looking for a restaurant that will tickle all of your senses from your eyes, nose, mouth, and ears, Mangaon Ta Restaurant is the place to be!

In conclusion, if you’re seeking a wonderful dining experience in BoholMangaon Restaurant is a must-visit destination. The stunning Modala Beach Resort up above it makes it a standout choice among the restaurants on Panglao Island. Hey, I’d make it a must-go option to explore during your visit to Bohol and include a couple of nights’ stay whilst you are at it.

What's the Address and Contact Details of Mangaon Ta Restaurant, at The Modala Beach Resort, Panglao?

Telephone: +63  38  4110808, and +63  919  082  3622

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