When in Iloilo, what are the things you like to eat? Here I list some of the Iloilo restaurants to visit. Of course, it is far from complete, as we have only spent a few days there. I will update this list if I get to go back there again.
Iloilo City is one of the closest metropolitan cities to Bacolod here in Southern Philippines. Most of the regional offices are there and it is no wonder that Bacolodnons often visit Iloilo City. There are many ways to get there and the easiest would be a one-hour fast craft ride. You can take the first trip to Iloilo and come back before the day ends.
So without further ado, here are some of the Iloilo restaurants we visited. If you have dined there as well, please let us know what you think in the comments. If you haven’t yet, visit them the next time you travel to Iloilo.
Farm to Table Restaurant is a global concept restaurant where the middleman in most of their ingredients is eliminated. The restaurant buys directly from the farmers and creates a wonderful collection of gourmet dishes that are updated regularly, depending on the availability of materials. Megaworld Business Park, Iloilo City. Tel. No. (033) 320-2154. Credit card accepted.
Netong’s Original La Paz Batchoy is an icon in Iloilo and the original spot (bigger and improved) is at the La Paz Public Market. Here, you can already enjoy a bowl of the local favorite noodle soup in an air conditioned restaurant.
Al Dente Ristorante Italiano
Al Dente Italian Restaurant is one of the longest-serving Iloilo restaurants serving Italian food and other comfort dishes that the Ilonggo palate loves. They also offer catering services for special occasions. Open daily from 11:00AM – 10:00PM. Located at Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center (Now known as The Mansion), #101 General Luna Street, Iloilo City. Tel. No. (033) 335 1021.
Roberto’s Siopao is the famous Iloilo siopao that everyone is talking about. Despite it’s popularity, the only place where you can get it is at its original location in downtown Iloilo. Nothing like eating Roberto’s Siopao fresh from the steamer. Located at J.M. Basa Street, Iloilo City Proper, Iloilo. Open daily until 7pm.
Is beer pairings your thing? Then Brewery Gastropub Iloilo is your place. They have more than a hundred local and imported beers in their collection along with with so many good eats. You can ask for advice on the best pairings, too. Located at Westgate Building, Pison Avenue San Rafael St., Iloilo City. Open daily from 4pm to 12mn.
Everyday, Hometown Iloilo Buffet by Freska prepares 30 Filipino dishes on the average, so there is something for every Pinoy palate. This is an affordable eat all you can Iloilo restaurant. Open daily and located at Ayala TechnoHub Smallville-Boardwalk Area, Iloilo City.
Maria Sigrid D. Lo is a multi-awarded Bacolod lifestyle blogger and social media advocate. It is her desire to make the city known to the world through her online presence. She promotes Bacolod restaurants, food tourism, social media etiquette, breastfeeding, and a greener Bacolod City in her blogs and talks. She loves taking photos, mostly of her children and of food. She is a proud member of the Negrense Blogging Society Inc. (NBSI) or the #NegrosBloggers.