Payag Payag in the City

Earlier this week, my friends and I decided to check out the newest barbecue joint in Cebu. When we went there, the resto was still getting ready for its big opening (Friday, August 22nd.) But just the same, the staff entertained us when we asked for food. Cool points! Hehe. So, anyway, the restaurant is called Payag Payag which means ‘little huts.’ Or more literally, ‘hut hut.’ Check out the photos below to find out why you seriously need to give this place a visit!

Payag Payag in Talamban. Doesn’t that look exciting!

You probably thought, after looking at the first photo, that the restaurant is located in some highland barangay or right next to the ocean somewhere in Mactan. Nope. Payag Payag is actually located in Talamban. In Nasipit, to be exact. (Address: 86 Gov. M. Cuenco Ave., Nasipit, Talamban, Cebu City) It’s only a few hundred meters from the University of San Carlos when you’re driving from Ayala. You can even actually see the huts from the road!

Now, what’s really unique about Payag Payag is the layout of the dining hall. Take a look!

The dining hall is actually divided into smaller huts. Each hut has a table and seats that could accommodate six to nine people.

Yes. Just like this hut. Gorgeous, right?

Barbecue places are usually very public and communal. But Payag Payag gives you an entirely different dining experience by letting you and your friends enjoy your all-time favorite barbecue treats in the comfort of your very own hut. Dramatically awesome, right? 🙂

And check out the menu! It’s super affordable! And they have beer, too!

I know, cheap doesn’t always mean tasty. But let me just point out that their pork and chicken barbecue were just exceptionally good. No lie.

And check out the sawsawan. Perfect!

After a very filling barbecue dinner, we went straight to Tomo cafe. Tomo Cafe is a maid and butler cafe located just behind Payag Payag. Yep. And here’s another interesting bit: Tomo and Payag Payag are actually owned by the same people. Amazing, I know!

There’s too many cute stuff to see and do in Tomo. More photos HERE

If this photo doesn’t make you a little giddy inside, I don’t know what will.

The Payag Payag huts as seen from Tomo Cafe.

Friendship waffles! 5 heart-shaped waffles topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. I actually had to look away while typing this. I miss stuffing my face with Tomo goodies. 🙁

Sumptuous dinner? Drinking sessions with close buddies? Late-night chats over coffee and PB & J? Now you know where to go!

Payag Payag
Barbecue, beer, shakes, local faves
11:00 am to 3:00 am

Tomo Cafe
Sandwiches, pastries, coffee, tea
10:00 am to 1:00 am

Big thanks to Line for these awesome photos! 🙂