The Top 7 Best Tasting Lechon in Cebu

Cebu Republic   May 08, 2015   Dining and Drinking

Beautiful places and tastiest foods: they are just some of the reasons you certainly want to visit Cebu. And anybody would tell you, their lechon is the best in the world! The finger licking lechon of Cebu characterizes the tenderness and warm gestures of the people and how they make their lechon the most delicious the world over. So, we have listed here 7 of the best lechon Cebu and it is not necessarily in any particular order: you decide for yourself!


The Top 7 Best Tasting Lechon in Cebu


Carcar's lechon

Carcar City | Cebu, Philippines

Among the various best lechon in this island province of Cebu, Carcar's lechon gets the cake. This is top of the line, the crème de la crème (Best of the best) where, because of very well known for its lechon, very flavorful and the seasoning is absorbed by the meat throughout the entire body of the pig.

Carcar is home to numerous lechon stores that satisfy the cravings not only the locals, but certainly tourists from neighboring provinces and foreigners alike. The concentration of the lovely lechons are found inside the public market, which is right at the center of Carcar (beside the rotunda).


Alejo's Lechon

El Salvador, Labangon | Cebu City, Philippines

Considered as one of the tastiest and crunchiest among Cebu's famous lechon recipes, this mouth-watering, lemongrass-stuff and slightly salty roast pig could give you an aromatic indulgence you might think you are a royalty served with the finest cuisine. Located in El Salvador, Labangon Cebu City, Alejo's Lechon will surely mystify you as you savor the taste which some tourists described as truly tender and juicy, even its belly could make your salivary glands crave for more.


CnT Lechon

V. Rama Avenue | Cebu City, Philippines

Having its main branch located at V. Rama Avenue, Cebu City, CnT Lechon has many outlets spread across Cebu. Its costumers describe its specialty lechon as yummy and crunchy (the pig skin) till the last bite. The lechon don't need sauce, as the way it was roasted locked the unique taste and you don't have to dip the meat or skin, but you could ask some if you prefer to eat it with gravy. Happy eaters swear the CnT Lechon as the finest and its salty taste is just enough for their taste-buds.


Rico's Lechon

Highway 77, Talamban | Cebu, Philippines
Rico's Rico's Lechon(Photo by:

Rico's Lechon was believed to be the pioneer in spicy flavored lechon throughout Cebu. Some ingredients include garlic, leeks and combined with secret spicy ingredients which give its succulent taste, many find it a classic. Rico's Original Lechon is located along Highway 77, Talamban City Cebu. The business, founded by Mr. Enrico V. Dionson had been operating for the past 13 years with their spicy hot lechon as their blockbuster.


Boneless Lechon: Cebu's Original Lechon Belly

Al-Fresco-3, Parkmall C.D. Seno | Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
Boneless Boneless Lechon: Cebu's Original Lechon Belly(Photo by:

Deboning the lechon and roasting only pork belly was believed to be an idea of Mr. Marlon Gochan, a Cebu native, as early as 2011, and this method is considered an innovation in the industry. And he is quite sure that you get the best part and taste in the dish. Serve sometimes in spicy flavor, the pork belly is really an original and roasted slowly in an open-pit charcoaled fire. The Cebu Original Lechon Belly has also many branches all over the island; its main branch though is at Al-Fresco-3, Parkmall C.D. Seno, Mandaue City 6014 Cebu.


Chona's Lechon

Talisay City | Cebu, Philippines
Chona's Chona's Lechon(Photo by: zcherald)

Among the best in Talisay City Cebu is this lechon recipe unique to Chona's Lechon. Crunchy and tasty, Chona's lechon has probably the simplest ingredients that are so formulated; the taste is totally different from the other varieties. Considered as one of the prominent producers of roasted pigs in all of Cebu, Talisay is home to numerous lechon stores that satisfy the cravings not only the locals, but certainly tourists from neighboring provinces and foreigners alike. As Anthony Bourdain, a travel-show host of No Reservation had said, Cebu's lechon is the best ever!, and the world knows.


Zubuchon Lechon

Escario Central, N. Escario St. | Cebu City, Philippines
Zubuchon Zubuchon Lechon

Primarily located at Escario Central, N. Escario St., Cebu City, the Zubuchon Lechon is typically a native Filipino restaurant that offers not only great tasting and crunchy lechon, but also native dishes such as sizzling boneless bangus, pinakbet, dinugdog and many more. Their lechon is immaculately superb! The roast pried itself of the combinations of herbs (such as lemongrass), green onions and spices as ingredients. Seasoning is done by mixing sea-salt (rock salt), peppers and other highly classified ingredients that make this lechon unique from its competitors.

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