Daily Archives: July 27, 2014

Camiguin: Casa Roca Inn

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After enjoying White Island’s sandbar and views, I asked Kuya Criz to bring me to Casa Roca Inn for dinner.  I chose to dine here since TripAdvisor ranked it as the number one restaurant in Camiguin.  It was also the number one accommodation under the B & B category and I initially wanted to stay here, but they were already booked for my preferred dates so I opted for Enigmata and Camiguin Action Gecko for my accommodations.

I loved the casa’s quaint and rustic accommodations.  It looked very homey.

We were lucky that when we arrived, the setting sun was still visible so I headed straight to their viewing deck by the beach.

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I loved how the plants and trees framed the colorful sky.

After taking photos, I headed back to Casa Roca’s dining area to order my dinner.  I chose Chicken Mushroom Pot Pie at Php 220 and Kuya Criz had Asian Chili and Garlic Fresh at Php 180.  We had Pepsi for our drinks at Php 20 per 8 oz bottle.

While waiting for our food, I took photos of the dining area.  I also met a new friend.

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I marveled at how friendly their dog was that it let me pet him.  And all throughout my meal, it stayed at my feet, looking at me with those warm, trusting eyes.

When my order arrived, I excitedly dug in.  I love English pies and their menu’s description of my order being “a pastry pie made from scratch with tender boneless chicken breast” made me think I was in for a treat.  I was disappointed though because the chicken was overcooked, the crust was too thick, and it tasted bland.  Good thing there were fries for me to eat.

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I asked Kuya Criz how his meal was and he also didn’t like it.  He said it was too spicy.

Though my meal here was a disappointment, the service was prompt and the server was friendly.  The Caucasian owner and his Filipina wife, who we were told does the cooking, even waved hello.

A tip to those who want to dine here:  Contact them first if they are open since as per the food attendant, when the couple is away, they do not accommodate diners.  And oh, do bring insect repellant and smother yourself with it.  There were so many mosquitoes when we dined!

I’ll end this post with my favorite sunset photo taken at their view-deck.  It’s of the colorful skyline fringed by cogon grasses.

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Casa Roca is located in National Highway, Baring, Naasag, Camiguin.  Contact them via their official website.