Mactan Lechon Pit: Witness the art of making lechon

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

No trip to the Queen City of the South will be complete without sinking teeth to its culinary pride–the lechon. Luckily for foodies visiting Cebu or even Cebuanos can get to taste this decadent dish in the most freshest way up-close! How? It can be all discovered in the newly opened Lechon Pit in Mactan Alfresco, Mactan Newtown  in Lapu-Lapu City, a 15 mins ride from the airport.

  Lechon Pit is the new melting pot giving tourists a whole new way of experiencing the world-famous Cebu lechon. 
Located just across the 350-seater food strip, Mactan Alfresco’s Lechon Pit is guaranteed to whet the appetites of tourists even more as they will be able to witness firsthand how the world’s best pork dish is prepared - from seasoning to roasting, before being chopped and served in plates.

As Megaworld Senior Vice President and Head of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Kevin Tan said, “We believe that we have the best pork dish and the best lechon-makers in Mactan Alfresco. And what better way to showcase Cebu’s pride, the lechon, than giving the tourists an immersive experience, where they can see up-close what goes on in preparing the world’s best pork dish. More than exciting their palates, we hope that through this Lechon Pit, more tourists can have a newfound appreciation of our national dish and hopefully help us promote it to their fellow tourists”


  • Piggy Bath, the pig is carefull shaved-off, washed and cleaned
  • Seasoned with spices, the pig is then refrigerated in a large tube with rice.
  • Skewered and attached to a metal rod, the pig is placed on top of a pit of charcoal. For even roasting, the rod is turned in rotisserie action.
  • The pig is roasted for around 2 hours and allowed to sit for 20-30 mins before cutting


Tourists looking to enjoy this one of a kind gastronomic experience can visit Mactan Alfresco and witness live lechon roastings every Wednesday, and from Friday to Sunday, from 3PM onwards.

Mactan Alfresco is also the best place to experience a slice of the famed Cebuano culture. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6:30PM – 8:30PM, guests at Mactan Alfresco can witness colourful performances showcasing the best of Cebuano culture and tradition. 


Mactan Alfresco is located near the main entrance of Mactan Newtown, the country’s first “Live-Work-Play-Learn” lifestyle township with its own beachfront located in Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Cebu. 

For more information, visit or like Mactan Alfresco on Facebook ( or follow @mactannewtown on Instagram and Twitter.

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