More and more buffet places have been sprouting in my hometown Davao City, much to the delight of both Dabawenyo and non-Dabawenyo foodies. One of the buffet places in Davao City that has been receiving great reviews is CTres Buffet Restaurant and Piano Bar. CTres, by the way, is pronounced “seetres.”
Located along E. Palma Gil Street, Barrio Obrero (although a lot of people consider it part of Bajada), CTres serves buffet lunch and dinner everyday, even on Sundays. If you’re planning to have dinner there, I highly suggest that you reserve a table as the place gets packed really quickly. I personally witnessed this. I went to CTres at around 6:30pm and there was only a lone vacant table. About two minutes after I got settled, I saw an entire barkada enter the joint and got disappointed that there were no vacant tables anymore. A waiter offered a table outside of the restaurant. The group of friends gladly agreed. I guess that alone could explain somehow why this buffet restaurant and piano bar is a favorite of many.
But what about the food and the price – you ask?
For only P299.00 (roughly US$7.50…price is exclusive of drinks), you have access to a sumptuous array of dishes at CTres Davao. On the night I went, they served chicken, fish, beef, pork, soup, dessert, salads, finger food and the star of that night — Cotabato crabs!
Okay, so I must admit that the main reason why I chose to have dinner at CTres is to try the crabs. I’m a HUGE seafood lover and my absolute favorites are crabs and lobsters. So, yup, my trip to CTres was my crab-all-you-can night!
Here’s a shot of the cream of corn soup (was a bit disappointed with this not because of the taste but because it was already cold):
Also filled my plate with other dishes:
So was my visit to CTres Buffet Restaurant and Piano Bar Davao City worth it? Most definitely!
I hope to go back soon…hopefully with my mom and brothers in tow.
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