Relaxed Dining at Hotel Centro Puerto Princesa

Expression Cafe at Hotel Centro Puerto Princesa had been my friends and I eating-place after having a quick tour of the city. It was our first night in Puerto Princesa and there was no any other place for us to spend the night but to have a great dinner at Hotel Centro. And Hotel Centro’s Expression Cafe was the perfect place.

Hotel Centro is one of the premier hotels in Puerto Princesa offering best accommodation, friendly services and great dining experiences. The hotel has its own bar and restaurant that offers an extensive menu of Filipino favorites and international offerings. It has a nice ambiance that is perfect to spend the evening; may it be for dinner or to just cap off the night.

Hotel Centro Puerto Princesa Barbeque Buffet

It was Saturday when our group went to the hotel. Its in house restaurant offers different dining theme each day. It was Saturday and the theme was Barbeque Buffet. The buffet was supposed to be held at the pool area but it rained that time and so we just had it indoor.

Hotel Centro Puerto Princesa Barbeque Buffet Salad Area
Hotel Centro Puerto Princesa Barbeque

The buffet, which costs PHP 488 per person, was a vast of grilled treats from chicken, pork, vegetables, tuna and so on. Choose whatever you want from the buffet spread and they’ll grill it for you. The buffet also features other delightful cravings that consist of salad, bread, pastries and desserts.

Hotel Centro Puerto Princesa Barbeque Selection
Hotel Centro Puerto Princesa Veggie Salad
Hotel Centro Puerto Princesa Green Salad

To make our dining experience more sumptuous, we also sampled some a la carte meals. The hotel served us Crispy Pork Belly Bagnet (PHP 330), Beef Caldereta (PHP 200), Stuffed Tilapia (PHP 440) and Spicy Seafood Gata (PHP 330). Everything was good and appetizing. Well when it comes to choice of food, you will never go wrong with Filipino cuisine. But what I was able to like most was the Spicy Seafood Gata. Well, I love spicy food. It didn’t make it hard for me to love this dish. It was delicious! It had instantly become my favorite.

Hotel Centro Puerto Princesa Crispy Pork Belly Bagnet
Hotel Centro Puerto Princesa Beef Caldereta
Hotel Centro Puerto Princesa Stuffed Tilapia
Hotel Centro Puerto Princesa Spicy Seafood Gata
Hotel Centro Puerto Princesa Pastries Dessert

It was a great time dining in at Hotel Centro. We were satisfied with the food. We got full with all the meals, desserts and beverages that we had. But our dining experience had become even more enjoyable and relaxed because of the band performance. We weren’t only treated with great food but with beautiful music as well. An acoustic band performed during the dinner. It was good music! It was just chillax. It was relaxed dining by having a good meal over great entertainment.

Acoustic Night at Hotel Centro

Hotel Centro’s in house restaurant was indeed a nice place to dine in when in Puerto Princesa. It provided us delish food with a nice level of dining satisfaction. Indeed, it is a pleasant dining place for gastronomic cravings and a nice ambiance for relaxed gatherings and whatnot when in the city.


Hotel Centro Puerto Princesa
San Pedro National Highway
Puerto Princesa City 5300 
Phone: Manila – (02) 555 1749 Palawan – (048) 434-1110; (63) 917 599-1912

Disclosure: Hotel Centro hosted our group for dinner. All notes and opinions are my own.

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