Nothing Like Christmas at the Marco Polo

          Oddly this year, I didn't really feel the Christmas spirit when the celebrated day was approaching. But when I was invited to visit the Marco Polo for the festive buffet at Cafe Marco, Christmas was all over the place. I felt a warm welcome from all the beautiful and lavish decors and of course, the food! Actually, it felt nostalgic. This is the place to be if you want a great Christmas feast. You'd think Santa was your host! 

       The highlights of this festive buffet are the Glazed Ham, Stuffed Turkey Roll, and Chicken Relleno. My, oh my, these babies are not to be taken lightly. They're so good you'll want to keep going back for more. A personal favorite is the Chicken Relleno. Nom nom! :D   

Marco Polo's very own glazed ham
Stuffed Turkey
Chicken Relleno
(sorry, the photo doesn't do it justice at all... but it's sooo good!)

       And of course, if you know me well, dessert is my favorite part of the meal. The dessert station was just so eye-catching! It was my first time to see a display chiller decorated with edible ornaments such as these! The station was also adorned with  chocolate santa's and gingerbread houses. My favorites here are the mango crepe and leche flan! I never miss a slice of leche flan whenever I'm here.

       For the festive season, Marco Polo has the most festive ensaymada's. Soft, moist, creamy, fluffy... and colorful! It's a fruit cake kinda ensaymada. Perfect as gifts. :D 

       The buffet includes free flowing coffee which has a perfect match -- THE malicious cookies! I do not know why they are called so but I guess because these secret, notorious cookies are to die for. You'll never have enough of these. You can even get them freshly baked upon request and you can order them for takeout. I bought some to give to my friend for her birthday. :)

        So, I've pretty much mentioned a lot of dishes you shouldn't miss at the Cafe Marco this season. If that's not enough to get you going there, I don't know what can. That's not all that's happening at the Marco Polo though. Here's a schedule of events you might want to spend with your family and friends at the Marco:


Cafe Marco

Dec 25         - Lunch & Dinner buffet:            P1,699 nett per person
                         w/ free flowing drinks

Dec 26-30    - Lunch buffet                          P1,099  nett per person
                    Dinner buffet                         P1,499  nett per person
                         *no drinks included

Blu Bar & Grill

     At 1,000 feet high, indulge in a luxurious festive set dinner with wine pairing on Dec 25 for P2,800 nett per person.   

New Year's

      Feast on the buffet at Cafe Marco and get a complimentary entrance to the New Year's Countdown and spectacular fireworks display at the Grand Balcony.

Cafe Marco & Lobby Lounge

Lunch buffet: P1,099 nett per person
Dinner buffet: P1,799 nett per person

*w/ free flowing drinks

El Viento

      Al fresco buffet dinner with a live band Serendipity for P1,799 nett per person with free flowing drinks.

Blu Bar & Grill

     Celebrate New Year's at greater heights with an unmatched view of the city and fireworks. Set dinner with wine pairing at P3,800 nett per person. Music by Royal Plus band.

Grand Balcony

      This is where the party's at! Join the fun with popular band Leandro Zayco and Patiqueros as you dance the night away and gaze at the fireworks for only P600 nett for walk-ins with a free glass of sparkling wine. 

Jan 1

Lunch buffet:        P999 nett per person
Dinner buffet:    P1,299 nett per person

*no drinks included


Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills
Lahug, Cebu City 6000

Contact: (032) 253 1111
Email: info@marcopoloplazacebu.com
Twitter: @5StarInCebu

"To know Cebu, eat Cebu! :D"

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  1. Replies
    1. Hahaha! Merry Christmas, Mustachio! M so glad I finally hacked your secret (identity) this year! But don't worry, your secret's safe with me. Nyahaha. :D

  2. Merry Christmas Justinne! We didn't try this when we went there since I can't find the rates online. I'll try this when I visit again! :)


    1. Merry Christmas, michimichymoo! Sayang. But the Marco always has great things to offer, especially the mainstays. :D