Blue Zydeco Bayou – Banilad, Cebu, Philippines

blueI was heading into the city to go to immigration and another couple of places on Mactan today but had gotten up early and Erik a nearby friend was going to the pool. As he lives in the next town I thought I would drop by on route for an hour for a quick chat and a swim. Upon arrival bumped into another expat quickly followed by more arriving and the one hour stop over ended up being most of the day before heading back to Erik’s for a while then onto Blue Zydeco Bayou to meet Lars. The 10am meet up ended up being getting home at midnight but a good day and night out. The Blue Zydeco Bayou restaurant/bar was somewhere I hadn’t been into before and offers authentic Cajun dishes. They were large portions as well as very good quality well worth visiting to at least experience Cajun food but no doubt would become a local hang out with its nice atmosphere and music. The beer is also chilled and recommend the place as a good place to meet up with friends in the Banilad area of Cebu.

8 comments for “Blue Zydeco Bayou – Banilad, Cebu, Philippines

  1. Likapimp
    March 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I WANNA KNOW WHY THIS IDIOT THINKS HE CAN TALK TO HIS CUSTOMERS LIKE HE’S HOSTING A FRAT PARTY? HIS FOOD ISN’T THAT GOOD, ITS JUST NOT FILIPINO SO IT’S A BREAK FOR THE FOREIGNERS.

    THE GUY IS A FREAK MAN HE FIRES HIS STAFF EVERY 3 WEEKS. I SWEAR ASK ANY EMPLOYEE HOW LONG THEY HAVE BEEN THERE AND ALMOST NONE OF THEM WILL TELL YOU A MONTH. MAYBE, JUST MAYBE 3 WEEKS TOPS AND BOOM ONE DAY THEY ARE GONE. YES, THAT’S RIGHT HE’LL TEXT THEM OUT OF THE BLUE COME PICK UP YOUR STUFF AND YOU LAST CHECK THANK YOU. I MET A NICE GAL WHO USED TO WORK FOR HIM AND DID REALLY WELL AND TREATED HER LIKE CRAP.

    OH, AND NEVER GIVE THAT IDIOT YOUR PHONE NUMBER. HE’LL TELL YOU HE’S INVITING YOU TO A PARTY AND THEN SEND YOU SPECIALS EVERY OTHER DAY. WHAT A CHEESE BALL!

    THEN MAYA OPENS UP AND THE CHEF TELLS EVERYONE HOW BAD THE FOOD IS AND HOW NON AUTHENTIC IT IS. HAVE YOU TRIED MAYA? IT’S GREAT MAN…WAY BETTER THAN HIS CRAP.

    CHEF, IF YOU DON’T WATCH YOUR MOUTH YOU’RE GONNA GET A KNUCKLE SANDWICH ON THE HOUSE!!!

    • Tropicalpenpals
      March 11, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      Are you local or a foreigner also what did he do to upset you personally? I know he’s upset several other people but not when I have been there.

  2. Likapimp
    March 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    THE COMMENT BELOW IS ALL ABOUT BLUE ZYDECO BAYOU RESTO. THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD RESTO’S HERE IN CEBU AND THIS PLACE AIN’T ONE OF THEM!

  3. Tropicalpenpals
    March 11, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    lol that was May last year someone just added a response to the restaurant mind..

  4. jetstream cuisine
    June 13, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I am a regular to the BZB for over two years. So I wanted to clarify and answer some of these issues. 1.) The BZB is a frat party, all the regulars have a great time (the regulars) 2.) Waitstaff is on a probationary period for 4 weeks training (training) most do not pass the training as the chef & the other owner adhere to strict staffing policy and procedure. 3.)Both the chef and the owner have never badmouthed any of their competitors, (they dont have to, the food speaks for itself.)4.)Waitstafff (Girls) are not allowed to date or steal tips from other staff. If the idiot who posted this is who I think it is, he was thrown out of the place. 5.) BZB makes the best knuckle sandwich in Cebu, ORDER UP

  5. jetstream cuisine
    June 15, 2011 at 12:25 am

    I just wanted to add; this “Chump” say’s he was treated as if he was a “FRAT BOY”, please observe carefully that his handle is “like a pimp” Its so laughable. If you want to try good food, reasonable prices, good ambiance (with no idiots (like a pimp, this means you!)then you may want to give BZB a try. if you’d like to read trusted opinions, then simply go to Tripadvisor, Backpacker.net, World66, Sloshpot, etc. BZB welcomes all in good faith. However and I agree,”Come Correct (or) Dont Come At All”

  6. Jerry Garcia
    November 28, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I go into BZB every now and again and really enjoy the food, but it is true that the owner can’t keep any employees. One other gripe I have is that you get ambushed by drink prices in this place. The food prices aren’t so unreasonable, but his spirits are more expensive than the 5 star hotels in town. If you want to spend 300 pesos a drink, I recommend going to the Marco Polo and hanging out by the pool or the swim up bar at the Imperial Palace.

  7. jetstream cuisine
    December 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I want to address the issue of employees. BZB run’s a training schedule with several culinary schools. They are allowed 350 hours of training. So, please stop talking out of your ass. Our first cook was with us for one and a half years (Aimie) her asst. was with us for 9 months. Waitress’s are not allowed to date customers, (Thats the law) date a customer, your fired. Our drink prices are akin to what you find elsewhere because we dont measure our pour, we free pour, anyone who complains about drink prices, shouldnt be coming into a REAL BAR. The prices are maintained high so we dont get RIFFRAFF that cant afford or cant hold their liquor thus causing problems for management. The BZB was created and designed with the local filipino in mind, not for foreigners that have no money and need to count their centavos. If you cant afford to pay, then dont come play. We’ve been open three (3) count em, 3 years and we have a very loyal filipino 90% excellence rating. Congressman, Mayors, Barangay Captains, Artist, Musicians, filipino familes and ther children, that’s our client base, not some ex-pat looking to drink cheap. You dont like us, go elsewhere. There are plenty of other bars you can go and act the fool, unfortunatley this aint one of them.