October 12, 2016

Have a Taste of Iloilo’s Great Food with Pleasant Provincial Vibe

When you crave for Iloilo’s unique gastronomic offerings
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One can truly appreciate the locals if he or she has dined with them, eaten their favorite dishes, and spent time where they usually hang out. Whether first-time visitors or balikbayan, guests can best experience Iloilo on an empty stomach.


1. DoVa Brunch Cafe



where locals dine in Iloilo

The quirky interior of DoVa complements the twist they add to local cuisine. (Photo courtesy of DoVa Brunch Cafe)


When late for breakfast and in a hurry to school or work, DoVa Brunch Cafe is the restaurant one can go to. The cafe, which puts emphasis on local cuisine, was established by celebrated Ilonggo Chef Miguel Cordova. DoVa is a haven of culinary creations that showcase a variety of local cuisine with an international twist. The brunch cafe serves one of the best French toasts in Iloilo. Don’t miss bringing a camera since the interiors, food, and experience are truly fit for posting on Instagram.

The original branch of DoVa is situated in La Paz Plaza, Iloilo City and the most recent one can be found at Iloilo Business Park. Prices at DoVa range from PhP120 to PhP300 per person.


2. Iloilo’s Nato & Helen Native and Seafoods Restaurant


where locals dine in Iloilo

The green building of Nato & Helen is easy to spot. (Photo courtesy of Iloilo's Nato & Helen Native and Seafoods Restaurant)


Every hungry tourist who come by Iloilo City must have at least one lunch or dinner at Iloilo’s Nato and Helen Native & Seafoods Restaurant in Bolilao, Mandurriao. Here they can find shrimps, squid, milk fish, seer fish, blue marlin, oyster, and the like, which they can have cooked according to their preference. The family-style restaurant, which started small with only fish and oyster as the main offerings on the menu, is managed by the couple Renato and Helen Robles.

With the business growing, they now also provide catering services and boodle fight preparations for groups and organizations.

Nato & Helen is open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. People from all economic classes dine here because of their mouth-watering food and affordable prices.




3. Ang Kamalig Restaurant



where locals dine in Iloilo

The homey interior of Ang Kamalig Restaurant (Photo courtesy of Ang Kamalig Restaurant Phl)


Ang Kamalig Restaurant is a restaurant for the whole family. They serve home-made Illonggo and other Filipino dishes that will send family and friends dining together down memory lane.

Kamalig is a Hiligaynon term for hut or wooden house. And true to its name, the restaurant specializes in Ilonggo classics and promises a homey experience for all patrons. Located at Atria Park District in Mandurriao, Iloilo City, the place is great for romantic dinners, family get-togethers, and meetings. They are open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.


4. Punot Restaurant



where locals dine in Iloilo

Local cuisine with an international twist at Punot (Photo courtesy of Punot Restaurant)


Tourists can experience riverside dining at Punot Restaurant. The owners of the restaurant, Chefs Tope and Andrea, are from Estancia, Iloilo, where the original restaurant was put up by their parents. Today, Ilonggos and tourists need not go to the northernmost town of Iloilo to indulge in fresh seafood. Punot offers diners local dishes spiced up with elements from international cuisine. The young chefs modernize traditional Ilonggo cuisine to offer something different to their patrons.


5. Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods



where locals dine in Iloilo

Tatoy’s grilled native chicken (Photo courtesy of Tatoy's Manokan and Seafoods)


The entire stretch of Villa Beach in Arevalo, Iloilo City is flocked with restaurants. However, one place tourists must pay a visit to is Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods restaurant. The variety of dishes they serve here will make first-timers forget about calorie-counting and dieting. Some of the most-loved dishes the restaurant boasts of are the roasted chicken and pork, shrimp, squid, baked oysters and scallops, and grilled fish. Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods was established by Mang Tatoy, from whom the restaurant got its name, and now has two branches in Iloilo. The place is very friendly to budget tourists as everything here is affordable.


6. Curvus Café



where locals dine in Iloilo

Curvus Café showcases the locals’ artistry through its interiors. (Photo courtesy of Curvus Café)


Tourists or locals of Iloilo traveling to Bacolod City through roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ships via Dumangas can drop by Curvus Café for some seafood delight. Of course, the cafe offers meals and snacks that appeal to hungry travellers. However, customers tend to pay attention more to its Facebook- and Instagram-worthy interiors that carry a pleasantly provincial vibe.

Curvus Café is open from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, but the place is ideal for late afternoon coffee and early dinner because of the beautiful sunset view. Be mindful that traffic can sometimes be a problem because the place is very near Dumangas Port.




7. PizzaPizza



where locals dine in Iloilo

The view of the Iloilo River Esplanade from PizzaPizza (Photo courtesy of PizzaPizza)


Pizza lovers may find Iloilo City as their happy place as a new restaurant in the city, PizzaPizza, allows its customers to customize their own pizza. What does this mean? With just less than PhP300, one can fill a regular-sized pizza with any or all of the ingredients from the pizza bar. The place is great for lunch, dinner, and even late night snack with friends. They serve beer, diesel (beer and Coke), radler (beer and Sprite), and soda, among others.

PizzaPizza is located at the Boardwalk Complex in Mandurriao and open from 11:00 AM until midnight.


8. Brewery Gastropub



where locals dine in Iloilo

The wide range of international beer at Brewery Gastropub (Photo courtesy of Brewery Gastropub)


Those fond of drinking can head to Brewery Gastropub in San Rafael, Mandurriao. They serve 120 different kinds of beers from around the world, with 14 draft beers from their draft systems. The place is the first imported beer bar and gastropub in Iloilo.

Brewery Gastropub also offers gourmet dishes that go well with the beers they sell. Some food items are available for takeout, too. The pub is five minutes away from SM City Iloilo and Plazuela de Iloilo, and within walking distance from the Atria Park District. Since the area is still being developed with not too many establishments around, parking is not a problem as ample spaces are available nearby.


Most of the time, the best way to befriend locals is to try what they eat and visit the places they frequent. So when in the City of Love, make sure to get a taste of the Illonggo people’s favorite food and drinks.


Click the store names to see their exact addresses and contact numbers.
Prices may change without prior notice.


Also Read...

Hyacinth Bangero

She is a young broadcast journalism professor and marketing officer of the University of San Agustin. She's a proud volunteer of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. Hyacinth is geared to educate, experience, and explore.

Hyacinth Bangero

She is a young broadcast journalism professor and marketing officer of the University of San Agustin. She's a proud volunteer of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. Hyacinth is geared to educate, experience, and explore.

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October 12, 2016

Have a Taste of Iloilo’s Great Food with Pleasant Provincial Vibe

When you crave for Iloilo’s unique gastronomic offerings

One can truly appreciate the locals if he or she has dined with them, eaten their favorite dishes, and spent time where they usually hang out. Whether first-time visitors or balikbayan, guests can best experience Iloilo on an empty stomach.


1. DoVa Brunch Cafe



where locals dine in Iloilo

The quirky interior of DoVa complements the twist they add to local cuisine. (Photo courtesy of DoVa Brunch Cafe)


When late for breakfast and in a hurry to school or work, DoVa Brunch Cafe is the restaurant one can go to. The cafe, which puts emphasis on local cuisine, was established by celebrated Ilonggo Chef Miguel Cordova. DoVa is a haven of culinary creations that showcase a variety of local cuisine with an international twist. The brunch cafe serves one of the best French toasts in Iloilo. Don’t miss bringing a camera since the interiors, food, and experience are truly fit for posting on Instagram.

The original branch of DoVa is situated in La Paz Plaza, Iloilo City and the most recent one can be found at Iloilo Business Park. Prices at DoVa range from PhP120 to PhP300 per person.


2. Iloilo’s Nato & Helen Native and Seafoods Restaurant


where locals dine in Iloilo

The green building of Nato & Helen is easy to spot. (Photo courtesy of Iloilo's Nato & Helen Native and Seafoods Restaurant)


Every hungry tourist who come by Iloilo City must have at least one lunch or dinner at Iloilo’s Nato and Helen Native & Seafoods Restaurant in Bolilao, Mandurriao. Here they can find shrimps, squid, milk fish, seer fish, blue marlin, oyster, and the like, which they can have cooked according to their preference. The family-style restaurant, which started small with only fish and oyster as the main offerings on the menu, is managed by the couple Renato and Helen Robles.

With the business growing, they now also provide catering services and boodle fight preparations for groups and organizations.

Nato & Helen is open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. People from all economic classes dine here because of their mouth-watering food and affordable prices.




3. Ang Kamalig Restaurant



where locals dine in Iloilo

The homey interior of Ang Kamalig Restaurant (Photo courtesy of Ang Kamalig Restaurant Phl)


Ang Kamalig Restaurant is a restaurant for the whole family. They serve home-made Illonggo and other Filipino dishes that will send family and friends dining together down memory lane.

Kamalig is a Hiligaynon term for hut or wooden house. And true to its name, the restaurant specializes in Ilonggo classics and promises a homey experience for all patrons. Located at Atria Park District in Mandurriao, Iloilo City, the place is great for romantic dinners, family get-togethers, and meetings. They are open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.


4. Punot Restaurant



where locals dine in Iloilo

Local cuisine with an international twist at Punot (Photo courtesy of Punot Restaurant)


Tourists can experience riverside dining at Punot Restaurant. The owners of the restaurant, Chefs Tope and Andrea, are from Estancia, Iloilo, where the original restaurant was put up by their parents. Today, Ilonggos and tourists need not go to the northernmost town of Iloilo to indulge in fresh seafood. Punot offers diners local dishes spiced up with elements from international cuisine. The young chefs modernize traditional Ilonggo cuisine to offer something different to their patrons.


5. Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods



where locals dine in Iloilo

Tatoy’s grilled native chicken (Photo courtesy of Tatoy's Manokan and Seafoods)


The entire stretch of Villa Beach in Arevalo, Iloilo City is flocked with restaurants. However, one place tourists must pay a visit to is Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods restaurant. The variety of dishes they serve here will make first-timers forget about calorie-counting and dieting. Some of the most-loved dishes the restaurant boasts of are the roasted chicken and pork, shrimp, squid, baked oysters and scallops, and grilled fish. Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods was established by Mang Tatoy, from whom the restaurant got its name, and now has two branches in Iloilo. The place is very friendly to budget tourists as everything here is affordable.


6. Curvus Café



where locals dine in Iloilo

Curvus Café showcases the locals’ artistry through its interiors. (Photo courtesy of Curvus Café)


Tourists or locals of Iloilo traveling to Bacolod City through roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ships via Dumangas can drop by Curvus Café for some seafood delight. Of course, the cafe offers meals and snacks that appeal to hungry travellers. However, customers tend to pay attention more to its Facebook- and Instagram-worthy interiors that carry a pleasantly provincial vibe.

Curvus Café is open from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, but the place is ideal for late afternoon coffee and early dinner because of the beautiful sunset view. Be mindful that traffic can sometimes be a problem because the place is very near Dumangas Port.




7. PizzaPizza



where locals dine in Iloilo

The view of the Iloilo River Esplanade from PizzaPizza (Photo courtesy of PizzaPizza)


Pizza lovers may find Iloilo City as their happy place as a new restaurant in the city, PizzaPizza, allows its customers to customize their own pizza. What does this mean? With just less than PhP300, one can fill a regular-sized pizza with any or all of the ingredients from the pizza bar. The place is great for lunch, dinner, and even late night snack with friends. They serve beer, diesel (beer and Coke), radler (beer and Sprite), and soda, among others.

PizzaPizza is located at the Boardwalk Complex in Mandurriao and open from 11:00 AM until midnight.


8. Brewery Gastropub



where locals dine in Iloilo

The wide range of international beer at Brewery Gastropub (Photo courtesy of Brewery Gastropub)


Those fond of drinking can head to Brewery Gastropub in San Rafael, Mandurriao. They serve 120 different kinds of beers from around the world, with 14 draft beers from their draft systems. The place is the first imported beer bar and gastropub in Iloilo.

Brewery Gastropub also offers gourmet dishes that go well with the beers they sell. Some food items are available for takeout, too. The pub is five minutes away from SM City Iloilo and Plazuela de Iloilo, and within walking distance from the Atria Park District. Since the area is still being developed with not too many establishments around, parking is not a problem as ample spaces are available nearby.


Most of the time, the best way to befriend locals is to try what they eat and visit the places they frequent. So when in the City of Love, make sure to get a taste of the Illonggo people’s favorite food and drinks.


Click the store names to see their exact addresses and contact numbers.
Prices may change without prior notice.


Also Read...

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Hyacinth Bangero

She is a young broadcast journalism professor and marketing officer of the University of San Agustin. She's a proud volunteer of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. Hyacinth is geared to educate, experience, and explore.

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She is a young broadcast journalism professor and marketing officer of the University of San Agustin. She's a proud volunteer of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. Hyacinth is geared to educate, experience, and explore.

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October 12, 2016

Have a Taste of Iloilo’s Great Food with Pleasant Provincial Vibe

When you crave for Iloilo’s unique gastronomic offerings
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One can truly appreciate the locals if he or she has dined with them, eaten their favorite dishes, and spent time where they usually hang out. Whether first-time visitors or balikbayan, guests can best experience Iloilo on an empty stomach.


1. DoVa Brunch Cafe



where locals dine in Iloilo

The quirky interior of DoVa complements the twist they add to local cuisine. (Photo courtesy of DoVa Brunch Cafe)


When late for breakfast and in a hurry to school or work, DoVa Brunch Cafe is the restaurant one can go to. The cafe, which puts emphasis on local cuisine, was established by celebrated Ilonggo Chef Miguel Cordova. DoVa is a haven of culinary creations that showcase a variety of local cuisine with an international twist. The brunch cafe serves one of the best French toasts in Iloilo. Don’t miss bringing a camera since the interiors, food, and experience are truly fit for posting on Instagram.

The original branch of DoVa is situated in La Paz Plaza, Iloilo City and the most recent one can be found at Iloilo Business Park. Prices at DoVa range from PhP120 to PhP300 per person.


2. Iloilo’s Nato & Helen Native and Seafoods Restaurant


where locals dine in Iloilo

The green building of Nato & Helen is easy to spot. (Photo courtesy of Iloilo's Nato & Helen Native and Seafoods Restaurant)


Every hungry tourist who come by Iloilo City must have at least one lunch or dinner at Iloilo’s Nato and Helen Native & Seafoods Restaurant in Bolilao, Mandurriao. Here they can find shrimps, squid, milk fish, seer fish, blue marlin, oyster, and the like, which they can have cooked according to their preference. The family-style restaurant, which started small with only fish and oyster as the main offerings on the menu, is managed by the couple Renato and Helen Robles.

With the business growing, they now also provide catering services and boodle fight preparations for groups and organizations.

Nato & Helen is open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. People from all economic classes dine here because of their mouth-watering food and affordable prices.




3. Ang Kamalig Restaurant



where locals dine in Iloilo

The homey interior of Ang Kamalig Restaurant (Photo courtesy of Ang Kamalig Restaurant Phl)


Ang Kamalig Restaurant is a restaurant for the whole family. They serve home-made Illonggo and other Filipino dishes that will send family and friends dining together down memory lane.

Kamalig is a Hiligaynon term for hut or wooden house. And true to its name, the restaurant specializes in Ilonggo classics and promises a homey experience for all patrons. Located at Atria Park District in Mandurriao, Iloilo City, the place is great for romantic dinners, family get-togethers, and meetings. They are open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.


4. Punot Restaurant



where locals dine in Iloilo

Local cuisine with an international twist at Punot (Photo courtesy of Punot Restaurant)


Tourists can experience riverside dining at Punot Restaurant. The owners of the restaurant, Chefs Tope and Andrea, are from Estancia, Iloilo, where the original restaurant was put up by their parents. Today, Ilonggos and tourists need not go to the northernmost town of Iloilo to indulge in fresh seafood. Punot offers diners local dishes spiced up with elements from international cuisine. The young chefs modernize traditional Ilonggo cuisine to offer something different to their patrons.


5. Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods



where locals dine in Iloilo

Tatoy’s grilled native chicken (Photo courtesy of Tatoy's Manokan and Seafoods)


The entire stretch of Villa Beach in Arevalo, Iloilo City is flocked with restaurants. However, one place tourists must pay a visit to is Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods restaurant. The variety of dishes they serve here will make first-timers forget about calorie-counting and dieting. Some of the most-loved dishes the restaurant boasts of are the roasted chicken and pork, shrimp, squid, baked oysters and scallops, and grilled fish. Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods was established by Mang Tatoy, from whom the restaurant got its name, and now has two branches in Iloilo. The place is very friendly to budget tourists as everything here is affordable.


6. Curvus Café



where locals dine in Iloilo

Curvus Café showcases the locals’ artistry through its interiors. (Photo courtesy of Curvus Café)


Tourists or locals of Iloilo traveling to Bacolod City through roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ships via Dumangas can drop by Curvus Café for some seafood delight. Of course, the cafe offers meals and snacks that appeal to hungry travellers. However, customers tend to pay attention more to its Facebook- and Instagram-worthy interiors that carry a pleasantly provincial vibe.

Curvus Café is open from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, but the place is ideal for late afternoon coffee and early dinner because of the beautiful sunset view. Be mindful that traffic can sometimes be a problem because the place is very near Dumangas Port.




7. PizzaPizza



where locals dine in Iloilo

The view of the Iloilo River Esplanade from PizzaPizza (Photo courtesy of PizzaPizza)


Pizza lovers may find Iloilo City as their happy place as a new restaurant in the city, PizzaPizza, allows its customers to customize their own pizza. What does this mean? With just less than PhP300, one can fill a regular-sized pizza with any or all of the ingredients from the pizza bar. The place is great for lunch, dinner, and even late night snack with friends. They serve beer, diesel (beer and Coke), radler (beer and Sprite), and soda, among others.

PizzaPizza is located at the Boardwalk Complex in Mandurriao and open from 11:00 AM until midnight.


8. Brewery Gastropub



where locals dine in Iloilo

The wide range of international beer at Brewery Gastropub (Photo courtesy of Brewery Gastropub)


Those fond of drinking can head to Brewery Gastropub in San Rafael, Mandurriao. They serve 120 different kinds of beers from around the world, with 14 draft beers from their draft systems. The place is the first imported beer bar and gastropub in Iloilo.

Brewery Gastropub also offers gourmet dishes that go well with the beers they sell. Some food items are available for takeout, too. The pub is five minutes away from SM City Iloilo and Plazuela de Iloilo, and within walking distance from the Atria Park District. Since the area is still being developed with not too many establishments around, parking is not a problem as ample spaces are available nearby.


Most of the time, the best way to befriend locals is to try what they eat and visit the places they frequent. So when in the City of Love, make sure to get a taste of the Illonggo people’s favorite food and drinks.


Click the store names to see their exact addresses and contact numbers.
Prices may change without prior notice.


Also Read...

Hyacinth Bangero

She is a young broadcast journalism professor and marketing officer of the University of San Agustin. She's a proud volunteer of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. Hyacinth is geared to educate, experience, and explore.

Hyacinth Bangero

She is a young broadcast journalism professor and marketing officer of the University of San Agustin. She's a proud volunteer of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. Hyacinth is geared to educate, experience, and explore.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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October 12, 2016

Have a Taste of Iloilo’s Great Food with Pleasant Provincial Vibe

When you crave for Iloilo’s unique gastronomic offerings

One can truly appreciate the locals if he or she has dined with them, eaten their favorite dishes, and spent time where they usually hang out. Whether first-time visitors or balikbayan, guests can best experience Iloilo on an empty stomach.


1. DoVa Brunch Cafe



where locals dine in Iloilo

The quirky interior of DoVa complements the twist they add to local cuisine. (Photo courtesy of DoVa Brunch Cafe)


When late for breakfast and in a hurry to school or work, DoVa Brunch Cafe is the restaurant one can go to. The cafe, which puts emphasis on local cuisine, was established by celebrated Ilonggo Chef Miguel Cordova. DoVa is a haven of culinary creations that showcase a variety of local cuisine with an international twist. The brunch cafe serves one of the best French toasts in Iloilo. Don’t miss bringing a camera since the interiors, food, and experience are truly fit for posting on Instagram.

The original branch of DoVa is situated in La Paz Plaza, Iloilo City and the most recent one can be found at Iloilo Business Park. Prices at DoVa range from PhP120 to PhP300 per person.


2. Iloilo’s Nato & Helen Native and Seafoods Restaurant


where locals dine in Iloilo

The green building of Nato & Helen is easy to spot. (Photo courtesy of Iloilo's Nato & Helen Native and Seafoods Restaurant)


Every hungry tourist who come by Iloilo City must have at least one lunch or dinner at Iloilo’s Nato and Helen Native & Seafoods Restaurant in Bolilao, Mandurriao. Here they can find shrimps, squid, milk fish, seer fish, blue marlin, oyster, and the like, which they can have cooked according to their preference. The family-style restaurant, which started small with only fish and oyster as the main offerings on the menu, is managed by the couple Renato and Helen Robles.

With the business growing, they now also provide catering services and boodle fight preparations for groups and organizations.

Nato & Helen is open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. People from all economic classes dine here because of their mouth-watering food and affordable prices.




3. Ang Kamalig Restaurant



where locals dine in Iloilo

The homey interior of Ang Kamalig Restaurant (Photo courtesy of Ang Kamalig Restaurant Phl)


Ang Kamalig Restaurant is a restaurant for the whole family. They serve home-made Illonggo and other Filipino dishes that will send family and friends dining together down memory lane.

Kamalig is a Hiligaynon term for hut or wooden house. And true to its name, the restaurant specializes in Ilonggo classics and promises a homey experience for all patrons. Located at Atria Park District in Mandurriao, Iloilo City, the place is great for romantic dinners, family get-togethers, and meetings. They are open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.


4. Punot Restaurant



where locals dine in Iloilo

Local cuisine with an international twist at Punot (Photo courtesy of Punot Restaurant)


Tourists can experience riverside dining at Punot Restaurant. The owners of the restaurant, Chefs Tope and Andrea, are from Estancia, Iloilo, where the original restaurant was put up by their parents. Today, Ilonggos and tourists need not go to the northernmost town of Iloilo to indulge in fresh seafood. Punot offers diners local dishes spiced up with elements from international cuisine. The young chefs modernize traditional Ilonggo cuisine to offer something different to their patrons.


5. Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods



where locals dine in Iloilo

Tatoy’s grilled native chicken (Photo courtesy of Tatoy's Manokan and Seafoods)


The entire stretch of Villa Beach in Arevalo, Iloilo City is flocked with restaurants. However, one place tourists must pay a visit to is Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods restaurant. The variety of dishes they serve here will make first-timers forget about calorie-counting and dieting. Some of the most-loved dishes the restaurant boasts of are the roasted chicken and pork, shrimp, squid, baked oysters and scallops, and grilled fish. Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods was established by Mang Tatoy, from whom the restaurant got its name, and now has two branches in Iloilo. The place is very friendly to budget tourists as everything here is affordable.


6. Curvus Café



where locals dine in Iloilo

Curvus Café showcases the locals’ artistry through its interiors. (Photo courtesy of Curvus Café)


Tourists or locals of Iloilo traveling to Bacolod City through roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ships via Dumangas can drop by Curvus Café for some seafood delight. Of course, the cafe offers meals and snacks that appeal to hungry travellers. However, customers tend to pay attention more to its Facebook- and Instagram-worthy interiors that carry a pleasantly provincial vibe.

Curvus Café is open from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, but the place is ideal for late afternoon coffee and early dinner because of the beautiful sunset view. Be mindful that traffic can sometimes be a problem because the place is very near Dumangas Port.




7. PizzaPizza



where locals dine in Iloilo

The view of the Iloilo River Esplanade from PizzaPizza (Photo courtesy of PizzaPizza)


Pizza lovers may find Iloilo City as their happy place as a new restaurant in the city, PizzaPizza, allows its customers to customize their own pizza. What does this mean? With just less than PhP300, one can fill a regular-sized pizza with any or all of the ingredients from the pizza bar. The place is great for lunch, dinner, and even late night snack with friends. They serve beer, diesel (beer and Coke), radler (beer and Sprite), and soda, among others.

PizzaPizza is located at the Boardwalk Complex in Mandurriao and open from 11:00 AM until midnight.


8. Brewery Gastropub



where locals dine in Iloilo

The wide range of international beer at Brewery Gastropub (Photo courtesy of Brewery Gastropub)


Those fond of drinking can head to Brewery Gastropub in San Rafael, Mandurriao. They serve 120 different kinds of beers from around the world, with 14 draft beers from their draft systems. The place is the first imported beer bar and gastropub in Iloilo.

Brewery Gastropub also offers gourmet dishes that go well with the beers they sell. Some food items are available for takeout, too. The pub is five minutes away from SM City Iloilo and Plazuela de Iloilo, and within walking distance from the Atria Park District. Since the area is still being developed with not too many establishments around, parking is not a problem as ample spaces are available nearby.


Most of the time, the best way to befriend locals is to try what they eat and visit the places they frequent. So when in the City of Love, make sure to get a taste of the Illonggo people’s favorite food and drinks.


Click the store names to see their exact addresses and contact numbers.
Prices may change without prior notice.


Also Read...

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Hyacinth Bangero

She is a young broadcast journalism professor and marketing officer of the University of San Agustin. She's a proud volunteer of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. Hyacinth is geared to educate, experience, and explore.

Hyacinth Bangero

She is a young broadcast journalism professor and marketing officer of the University of San Agustin. She's a proud volunteer of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. Hyacinth is geared to educate, experience, and explore.

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