Lantaka Hotel is the oldest hotel in the city of Zamboanga. Most of the people I know, whenever I ask about their visit in Zamboanga, would always mention Lantaka hotel as the hotel they usually stay at. Famed for the beautiful view of the sea- charming, serene and enticing with the culture of hispanic Zamboanga carved and embedded on every piece of furniture around. This is the kind of atmosphere every visitor feels as soon as they get inside Lantaka - as though every piece of ornament has a story of its own.
Lantaka is conceptualized after the sea because of its proximity to the once polluted beachfront of the Moro gulf, which is now being rehabilitated. The gifts of the ocean truly alive as evidenced through the many sea artifacts prominent in the decors of its interiors. Since the city of Zamboaga has the reputation of being a seafood haven, Lantaka hotel also serves the best seafood dishes the local catch has to offer with the promise of freshness and quality. From mud crabs cooked in a yellow malay inspired coconut sauce, grilled tanigue with local athchara, tiger prawns, squid and clams seasoned and char-grilled to perfection - Lantaka has it.
To its gastronomical repertoire, I have developed and contributed dishes from the existing menu. From the assortment of cakes and pastries from the Breeza Coffeeshop to the new gourmet sandwiches, continental and asian dishes sthat will make up the hotel's exciting dishes.