Best of Cebu Lechon

Photo from Rico's Lechon

Whenever Cebu is mentioned, lechon almost always comes to mind. Here are some of Cebu’s best lechon makers you shouldn’t miss. 


Photo from Zubuchon

Remember when the late Anthony Bourdain said “lechon is the best pig” he’s ever had? He was eating Zubuchon’s version then. Conceptualized by a homecook, Zubuchon brings a different approach to lechon by roasting the skin crackling and golden brown (more like chicharon) instead of the usual dark brown variant.  

The Essentials



  • Address: M.L. Quezon National Highway, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu 
  • Contact: (032) 266 1310
  • Operating hours: 24/7 
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  • Address: Zubuchon Maltan Southgate Plaza, Pueblo Verde, Mepz 2, Basak, Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 Cebu, Dinagyang, Lapu-Lapu, Lalawigan ng Cebu
  • Contact: (032) 266 1310
  • Operating hours: Daily from 10 am to 8 pm
  • Google Maps link:

General Maxilom Avenue

North Escario Street

  • Address: Escario Central, N Escario St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
  • Contact: (032) 254 0247
  • Operating hours: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 11 pm
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Photo from CnT Lechon

Sinful and often branded as one of the best-tasting Cebu lechon in the province, CnT lechon makes lavish use of herbs and leaves as filling for pork when cooking – just like the original Cebu lechon we’ve come to know.

The Essentials


Ayala Center

  • Address: Ayala Center Cebu, 176 Archbishop Reyes Ave. Cebu Business Park, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
  • Contact: (032) 415 8887
  • Operating hours: Daily from 10 am to 9 pm
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V. Rama Avenue

  • Address: V Rama Ave, Cebu City, Cebu
  • Contact: (032) 268 0988
  • Operating hours: Monday 10 am to 9 pm; Tuesday to Friday 7 am to 9 pm; 6 am to 9 pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Google Maps link:

Jose L Briones

J Labra Street

Rico’s Lechon

Photo from Rico’s Lechon

One of the pioneers in Cebu lechon, Rico’s is globally recognized for its tasty “needs no sauce” meat and crunchy skin. They offer both spicy and non-spicy variants, but be sure to drop by early. Lechon is often sold out by afternoon, with all the hordes of tourists trying to take home a piece of its meaty goodness. 

The Essentials




Paseo Saturnino

  • Address: Paseo Saturnino, Cebu City, Cebu
  • Contact: (032) 239 2830
  • Operating hours: Monday to0 Saturday 8 am to 6 pm; closed on Sundays
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  • Address: Unit 3 & 4 , Mactan Promenade, Lapu-Lapu Airport Rd, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
  • Contact: (02) 526 1953
  • Operating hours:  Daily 9 am to 6 pm; closed on Sundays
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House of Lechon

Photo from House of Lechon

House of Lechon is a fairly new player in the game, but already, it’s been receiving praises for its sumptuous take on the meat – Carcar-style. Carcar is known to be the ultimate pilgrimage for lechon lovers, and House of Lechon just made the journey easier by bringing the “best Carcar lechon” to Cebu City. 

The Essentials


Acacia Street

Don Jose Avila Street

Gen Maxilom Extension

Gov. M. Cuenco Street


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