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Escape to the Queen City Of the South: Dining at Larsian

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After a whole day of city tour, we had our last stop at the famous Larsian. This well-known night barbeque spot serves one of the best grills in town 24/7 and perks up at around 6 in the evening until the early morning hours. As expected, arriving there 7 pm on a weekend, the place was packed!

Along with Larsian’s appealing foods is an interesting history which dates back to the early ‘70s when Col. Alvino Mondarez put up the first grilling eatery at Fuente Osmeña. He named it after his mother’s name “Pilar” and her twin sister’s “Siana”, thus what is known to us today as “Larsian”. People frequented this place since then.

At the entrance grilled food vendors will be calling you as you come in persuading you to pick their table. That means you will buy from their stall. You can choose from forty-nine barbeque stalls which offer almost similar barbecue selections: chicken – wings, thigh, skin, breast, feet or exotic type like intestines (IUD); pork – pork liver, chorizo, tocino; seafood – like squid and fish and a lot more. Some stalls offer Kinilaw and other soup dishes (and actually offer free soup… you just have to be keen on finding these stalls). The waiting time for the food to finish grilling is about 10-15 minutes. Once you’re seated you’ll be given a plate covered with plastic bag and another two 8 x11 plastics for your two hands. There are no spoons and fork, the dining experience is entirely Pinoy. If it would be more comfortable you can just remove the plastic and devour the grilled foods with your both hands, after all there is a wash area to help you clean up.

We ordered chicken wings, stuffed squid, fish, pork, chicken and of course Puso rice. We were 5 in the group and our bill was only 700 pesos including the two 1.5-L bottles of cold Mountain Dew. Very affordable right?

I guess one's visit to Cebu is not complete without binging on “Sugba” or “Ihaw” in Tagalog. Larsian is definitely the place to taste these awesome grilled foods. Although the setting may not be fancy, dining with your hands is certainly a unique experience. I’ll definitely look forward to visiting Larsian again when I go back to Cebu.

Entrance to Cebu's Larsian Barbeque
There's the main grilling area

We chose to dine at the green long table :)
Me and my bestfriend April while waiting for the food :)
What they so called "PUSO"
BBQ's to choose from
Raw Fishes
Liver et al
The main grilling area at the middle of the square
Larsian vendor grilling our food
Escape to the Queen City Of the South: Dining at Larsian Escape to the Queen City Of the South: Dining at Larsian Reviewed by Erika Monzon on 8:28:00 AM Rating: 5

57 comments

  1. Oohh looks good! I love grilled foods. :)

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  2. Great! :)
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  3. It look great. Like so nice evening. Have a great day.

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  4. Looks absolutely amazing! One of the things I miss about Philippines - bbq isaw and dugo! I can't wait to go back home! <3

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  5. Thank you ,i follow :)

    kisses ♡

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  6. Hi Erica. Thank u for visiting my blog. Now I'm following u. Nice post :)

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  7. yummy!!!
    xo sweetie!

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  8. wow.. great post.... thank you for visiting my blog....

    na miss ko tuloy ang ihaw ihaw

    ^________^

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  9. Hello! Thanks also for visiting my blog...

    nice post!

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  10. mmm... such adorable photos!!!

    xxx

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  11. This look so cool and fun!^^
    xxx
    S

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  12. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!! :)
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  13. HI Erica! Thanks for visiting my site and following me. I tried to follow you with blogin, but I can't get trhough. So I just suscribe by mail so that I will know kung may bago kang post.
    Anyway, hope you an follow my first blog too: joysnotepad.blogspot.com. Actually, willyouhearfromme.blogspot.com is my second blog that I has just started last august.
    Nice knowing you and keep in touch.

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  14. The food looks yummy! Thank you for following me, I followed back! x

    Raves 'nd Ramblings

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  15. thnak you erica I already added you on my bloglist... keep blogging :)

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  16. aaaw! I missed this place when I had my Cebu adventure last January :(

    btw, thanks for your visit and for the follow :) following you back now. see yah around!

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  17. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and leaving a sweet comment.
    I was there in cebu two months ago, and it was a superb visit.
    I was able to try the so called puso rice myself:)
    I can see u guys had the best time:)

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  18. that is so interesting! no forks or spoons. hahaha wow, and the process of picking a table is awesome. glad you had a great time :)
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  19. I love your blog! I' m your newest follower :) Keep in touch!


    Love Nyt,
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  20. Wow, looks so yummy! Katakamtakam!
    Salamat sa pagbisita sa blog ko. I will follow your blog too!

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  21. The food looks so YUMMY ! :D

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  22. Wow, I'm a Cebuana and I haven't gone to Larsian for a very long time now. They've renovated the place already! That's great!


    ~Elle
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  23. Hello there Erica!

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog. Followed you as well :)

    Wow, sarap naman ng Cebu trip ninyo!

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  24. Hi Erica! :)
    thanks for your comment on my blog and for following me. I followed you back now too on bloglovin and gfc. I like this post, very interesting!

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  25. I miss eating barbecue with matching 'PUSO'.. heheh. sarap talaga nang Filipino food.. One of a kind. Interesting photo you have there sweet. Just followed yah.. Hope you would do the same. ;-)

    jela here
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  26. I haven't gone and tried dining at Larsian yet! Next time :) Great trivia about the name of Larsian :)


    Fun blog, followed you back. Thanks for the follow! :)

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  27. I wasn't able to try this place when we went to Cebu, sayang!

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  28. looks like such an interesting place! i bet the food was wonderful.

    lindsey louise

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  29. WOW! It looks absolutely delicious!!!

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  30. Beautiful photos! looks like you had a great time :)

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  31. Hi Erica! Thanks for following my blog, I followed you back! :)

    The place looks interesting but I haven't been to Cebu! I love inihaw, btw!

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  32. Beautiful pictures! Thank you so much for wishes <3 I'm so busy that I don't have time to write about my birthday on my blog xD but maybe today or tomorrow I will write about it :)))

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  33. great blog! i follow you back ;)
    kisses
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  34. Dear Erica,

    Thank you and i have followed you back at your lovely site.

    Take care and looking forward for your coming post, :)

    Cheers!

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  35. Nice post!!
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  36. its seems great

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  37. Beautiful ! ;)
    Now i follow you, if you like follow me too,
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  38. love this pics and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
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  39. Thanks for following me..followed you back :D

    Been to Cebu but haven't tried that place..

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  40. That food, looks delish!
    Maybe you want to follow eatch other? Let me know :)

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  41. Nice pictures!!..Delicius!

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  42. must have been a very tasty trip ! :)))

    RUNWAY JUICE

    XXX

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  43. Great post and awesome blog !

    Followed you and would really love if you check my blog and follow back if you like :)

    wish you the best dear !

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  44. hey thnx for dropping by!! you have a very interesting blog. the food looks really delicious in this post!

    im following you too :)

    xoxo jenna

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  45. i love Larsian. everytime i visit Cebu City, i won't miss a dinner in this place. btw, my place is near Cebu city.

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  46. Great evening! mmmm Yummy!

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  47. I love Larsian food but i dont like the new medyo-sosyal ambiance now. i love the old, dark, muddy place...the food tastes better :)

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  48. gosh, this place sounds cool. if i lived where you live i would definitely pay a visit, thanks to your review!





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  49. Looks like such a cool, trendy place.
    xO Annie
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  50. Looks good!

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