by SsialingsIloilo Food Guide

One of the reasons I keep coming back to Iloilo is its mouthwatering, delicious, great food! It’s a paradise for seafood lovers like myself because it does not cost a fortune – it is pretty cheap, really – to eat your heart out. Sharing with you my favorites that will guarantee food coma after each meal.

1. Samurai Talabahan

Diet-breakers: Shrimp with Butter and Garlic (best!!!), Aligue Rice, Baked Talaba, Pechay with Butter and Garlic (all seafood in their menu is actually good)
Price range: PHP 58 to 300 (so cheap!)

Grilled Bangus
Aligue Rice
Pechay with Butter and Garlic

2. Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafood

Diet-breakers: Baked Talaba, Grilled Managat
Price range: PHP 40 to 250

Photo grabbed from Tatoy’s Manokan website:
Photo grabbed from Tatoy’s Manokan website:

3. Ramboy’s

If you’re craving for Ramboy’s on a regular day, you can also visit Cubao (Murphy) near the wet market. Ramboy’s has a small stall there! Warning: liempo is deadly.

Diet-breakers: Lechon Manok and Liempo
Price range: PHP 30 to 345

4. Breakthrough

Diet-breakers: Clam and Corn Soup, Sizzling Crab Meat, Blue Marlin
Price range: PHP 85 to 450

Baked Talaba
Stuffed Squid

5. Rgies Butterscotch Square

A trip to Iloilo would not be complete without tasting its famous butterscotch. I am a certified butterscotch addict and I declare Rgies Butterscotch Squares with Cashew to be the winner!

Price range: PHP 67 for a pack of 10 pieces, PHP 166.50 for a pack of 25 pieces


6. Biscocho House

What to try in Biscocho House: BISCOCHO (obviously, haha!)
Price: PHP 48


7. Netong’s

For only PHP 25, you can enjoy Netong’s famous and authentic La Paz Batchoy. You can find this gem at La Paz Public Market.


8. Roberto’s

Roberto’s siopao was recommended by one of my friends who grew up in Iloilo. Big thanks to her family for getting out of their way for us to try this bun of goodness! Tip: You could also bring this home as pasalubong to your loved ones. Their store is located at #61 J.M. Basa St., Iloilo City.

Price range: PHP 30 to 70


The next time you visit the city of love, make sure to try any (or all) of these restaurants to satisfy your tastebuds!

Check our blog post on Iloilo to see our itinerary.

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