Minindal Cuisine – CDO
A quaint restaurant can be found near the Gaston Park in Cagayan de Oro City. You may not notice it immediately as a restaurant when you are outside but it is a cozy little restaurant inside located in the old commercial district of the city.
Minindal is a tagalog term for merienda or snack and these might be what started the place, a merienda place. Inside you will be delighted with the Filipiniana design theme. The owner used to be in the furniture business and that is why you will find beautiful antique furniture pieces.
As a Filipino themed restaurant, the food are mostly Filipino cuisine too like native longganisa, caldereta, ensaladan talong, and many others except for some modern fusion like Chicken Cordon Bleu, Baby Back Ribs and some more. The regular meals range from P150 to P235 with rice and side dish already but the portion is kinda small with it s price. The taste is, I might say just regular not really good.
They also serve snacks like fresh lumpia, halo-halo, pasta sa aligue and many more. We haven’t tried their snacks and we might have not tasted there delicious specialties but over-all the place is nice to unwind and eat on a regular day. They are open from 11am to 2:30pm and 4pm to 9pm, Monday to Saturday.