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Bacolod Restaurants for Casual Dining


List of Bacolod Restaurants for Casual Dining

If you are in Bacolod City, here is a list of some of the good Bacolod restaurants for casual dining. I also included some of my recommendations. Will update list for newly opened restaurants.

For my complete list of Bacolod restaurants and cafes, visit this link.

Veggie Bites Cafe

Veggie Bites Cafe is the only vegan cafe in Bacolod today that features gourmet vegetarian and vegan dishes. Open from Sunday to Thursday, from 11am to 9pm. On Fridays, they serve until 3pm only and they close every Saturday. Located at the 2nd floor of Hi-Strip 4, Circumferential Road, Bacolod City.

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Vegetable lasagna at Veggie Bites Cafe.

Red House Taiwan Shabu Shabu

Red House Taiwan Shabu Shabu serves only  shabu shabu. Located at corner San Sebastian-Lacson Streets, Bacolod City. It occupies the corner lot and is one of the biggest Bacolod restaurants. Open daily for lunch and dinner, cash only. Tel. No. 432-1588.

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Our colorful spread at Red House Taiwan Shabu Shabu. This is the perfect comfort food and great for big groups.

Roli’s Cafe

Roli’s Cafe is the well-loved diner from the time of our great grandparents. At 77 years, it’s the oldest Bacolod restaurant to date. They serve the same old Bacolod eats that we love for many years. Visit them at The Hostelry and Residences, La Salle Avenue, Bacolod City. Open daily from 6am to 10pm.

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Roli’s Chicken Sandwich–the same old chicken sandwich that we have always loved through the years.  

Tiffany’s Confections

Tiffany’s Confections specializes in artisanal, small-batch cakes and some delightful snacks. Open daily, from 2pm to 10pm. They are located at Deck #3, The Boxes by the Marketplace.

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Chocolate Caramel Crunch Cake at Tiffany’s Confections.

EastBite Restaurant

EastBite Restaurant has different Asian street food specialties. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 am-10:00 pm. On Sundays, they start serving at 4:00 pm. Located at the East Walk near Panasiatic Building 2 and New Government Center Bacolod.

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My 1/4 Hainanese Chicken rice–a Singapore specialty.

Kristin’s Steakhouse

Kristin’s Steakhouse had been around since we were kids. But this Bacolod restaurant is no longer owned by the original management. Although this is a steakhouse, we usually order their sizzling boneless chicken or their misono meals. Located Goldenfield Commercial Complex (beside Kundutel).

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Sizzling chicken at Kristin’s Steakhouse. Doesn’t look like much in the picture but it is sooo good!


Mushu is another fusion Bacolod restaurant that serves good and affordable meals. They have kansi steak, Bacolod chicken inasal sisig, pork sisig, prichon, and many more. Most of the items on their menu have been developed by celebrity chef JP Anglo. Located at the 2nd Floor of The Azotea Bldg., Lacson, Bacolod City. Tel. No. (034) 703 1022.

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Kansi steak at Mushu–so tender and flavorful.

Chicken Deli

Chicken Deli at 8th-Lacson St. is one of the longest serving Bacolod restaurants in the area. They are serving unli rice. Open daily for lunch and dinner. They have an outlet at SM City Bacolod and Lopue’s East Centre.

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Pechopak at Chicken Deli. 

Big Daddy’s Diner

Big Daddy’s Diner is the only All-American dining joint among Bacolod restaurants. Best bets would be the steaks, barbecued ribs with the distinct smoky American flavor, pizzas, and burgers! Located at Door #1, East Walk, Circumferential Road (across Hi-Strip 4), Bacolod City. Open for lunch and dinner.

Barbecued back ribs with the distinct Western flavor and smokiness at Big Daddy’s Diner.

Sir Jess Deli and Cafe

Sir Jess Deli and Cafe is an award-winning Bacolod restaurant serving organic dishes, with natural ingredients grown in their farm. They are famous for their organic pinitaw (quail adobo) and bottled calamansi juice. Their herbed piaya is also popular as an alternative Bacolod pasalubong. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm. Located at Gonzaga Extension, Doña Juliana Subd., Taculing, Bacolod City.

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A healthy feast at Sir Jess Deli and Cafe.

Fresh Start Organics

Fresh Start Organics serves organic snacks and meals like pizza, pork sisig, and sandwiches. They have branches at Robinsons City Walk and SM City Bacolod (north wing). They have an all-day salad bar. Both branches are open during mall hours.

Fresh Start burger with organic salad. Photo from Nikki Jalandoni.

Bob’s Restaurant

Bob’s Restaurant is one of the longest serving Bacolod restaurants. We love their back ribs, sate babi, fruit punch, lasagna, and many more. But it’s their Mongolian bar that keeps us coming back. Open daily for lunch and dinner. If you want dessert, the adjoining Bob’s Pastry Shop serves some of the best desserts in Bacolod. Located at B.S. Aquino Drive (North Drive).

Baby back ribs at Bobs.

Sandok Comfort Food

Sandok Comfort Food is a Bacolod restaurant that specializes in the most delicious Ilonggo slow-cooked comfort foods. Visit them at their branches at Narra Avenue in Shopping, at SM City Bacolod, and at O Residences, Mandalagan, Bacolod City. They are open from 10am to 9pm. Tel. No. 034-7032513.

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Rich and flavorful kansi steak at Sandok. A must-try.

Twopans Cafe and Resto

Twopans Cafe and Resto is a cozy Bacolod restaurant located at the Ground Floor of O Residences, Lacson Street, Mandalagan, Bacolod City. They have their versions of comforting and affordable all-time favorite dishes and good coffee, too. Open daily. Only cash payments accepted.

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A bestselling snack — Pizza dip at Twopans Cafe.

Squad Bistro

Squad Bistro is a great hangout for friends with their great food, big servings, affordable meals, and delightful drinks. Visit them at The Billboard, 23rd Lacson Streets, Bacolod City. Open daily from 10am to 12mn.

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Rice meals at Squad Bistro Bacolod restaurant–all big and affordable.

Bacolod Cupcake Cafe (BCC)

Bacolod Cupcake Cafe specializes in designer cupcakes and customized event cakes. They have an array of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, pastas, and wheat chicken wraps. Located along Hilado St., across St. John’s Institute, Shopping, Bacolod. Open daily from 10am to 7pm. Tel. No. (034) 435-2171.

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Roast beef sandwich with caramelized onions, dip, and a big glass of raspberry iced tea from Bacolod Cupcake Cafe. 

Cookies ‘N Crumbs Cafe and Restaurant

At Cookies ‘N Crumbs Cafe and Restaurant, you can have the best complete meal from soup to dessert. Beautiful, homey interiors, too. Don’t miss the salpicao, spaghetti marinara, and many more. Visit them at Hi-Strip 5, Circumferential Road (near Lopue’s East Centre), Bacolod City. Open daily from 11am to 11pm. Mobile: 0922-827-2681. Credit card accepted.

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Salpicao at Cookies ‘N Crumbs Care and Restaurant.

Rau-Ram Vietnamese Cafe

If you are craving for authentic Vietnamese cuisine, Rau-Ram Vietnamese Cafe is the place to be. Formerly known as Saigon Garden Cafe, they now have a bigger place at Prk. Marapara 1 Zone 2, Brgy. Bata, Bacolod, just across their old Bacolod restaurant. Open from Monday to Sunday, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. Tel. No. (034) 708-9036. Specialties are Pho Bo, Bun Thit Nuong salad, fried rice, sandwiches, and Vietnamese coffee.

  • Pho Bo Vietnamese Noodle Soup
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Bestseller at Rau-Ram Vietnamese Cafe — The Pho Bo or beef noodle soup. You can add all those herbs, sauces, and spices around it if you want.

Fogo Grill

Fogo Grill specializes in Latin American fare. Try their entrees like carne asado, carnitas, and seafood cataplana plus the nachos, beef burrito, and quesadilla. On Wednesdays, they have roast pork carving night. Located at the ground floor, O Residences, Lacson Street, Mandalagan, Bacolod. Tel. No. (0999) 816-9321. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 10pm.

Viber Cafe

Viber Cafe is a simple cafe that serves favorite comfort foods with a twist. They have baby back ribs, pastas, nachos, burgers, and pizzas seasoned with fresh herbs. They are open daily, from breakfast till 11pm, at B.S Aquino Drive, Villamonte, Bacolod City.

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Pepperoni pizza at Viber Cafe is loaded with vegetables and herbs.

Hilltop Restobar

Hilltop Restobar is quite far from the city, about a good 40-minute drive east of Bacolod. This restaurant is surrounded by a sugarcane farm so the air is fresh and cool. They serve the usual favorites of grilled fish, fried chicken, pata, pork sisig, and the like. It is a little bit pricier than most Bacolod restaurants, but you go there for the ambiance. Just drive straight to Murcia, East of Bacolod and you will not miss it. Tel. No. (034) 702-1705. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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These twin trees provide an interesting sight at the Hilltop Restobar.

Greenoz Pizzaria

The most successful of pizza-centered home-grown Bacolod restaurants is Greenoz Pizzaria. Specialty is their thin crust pizza. Visit them at 6th-Lacson St. or in Alijis, Bacolod City. In Aliis, you may call them at Tel. Nos. (034) 4344294 or 4321275 for delivery. Their biggest pizza is 36″ in diameter, like the one pictured below.

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A Greenoz Pizzaria 36″ pizza that we ordered for delivery.

Balay Bintana Cafe

Balay Bintana Cafe a cozy and homey Bacolod restaurant serving delicious food. They have board games for customers to use. Servings are available for solo or groups. Bestsellers are chicken wings, pula and puti bakareta, grilled spareribs, Balay Bintana club sandwich, cheesy malunggay pesto chicken, and many more. Located at Corner B.S. Aquino Drive and Acacia St., Villamonte, Bacolod City. Tel. No. (034) 4326799.

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Cheesy malunggay pesto chicken at Balay Bintana Cafe.
A plate of nachos with abundant toppings, chili con carne, and salsa at Fogo Grill. 

22 thoughts on “Bacolod Restaurants for Casual Dining

  1. Veggiebites looks seriously delicious and right up my alley, really happy to see you include a vegetarian restaurant in this list.

  2. Mmm, super hungry after reading your post. Thank you for the Bacolod restaurant recommendations – I will definitely keep these in mind. I just might swing to your area.

  3. Oh my! That Pizza! I think my kids and me would have a good go at eating that!.

    This food post has made me hungry!

    Great blog.

  4. So many great food places to choose from. I am always thankful for blogs that help me find a place to eat at when I am traveling. Bookmarking this for when I travel to Bacolod.

  5. This is an extremely thorough list with what looks like some really great options among Bacolod restaurants for casual dining. The chocolate caramel cake might just get me to visit soon!!

  6. All of the food looks so good! Wonder if it is as good it looks though. What a thorough list of Bacolod restaurants for casual dining!

  7. YUmmy so many good options among Bacolod restaurants, that chocolate cake got my eye! Now I have to plan a visit to Bacolod City =)

  8. I love knowing about new places. An avid traveler myself, I would love to visit Bacolod City and try out some of these Bacolod restaurants. Is the food affordable?

  9. Wow, the foods looks awesomely delicious! I have never been to Philippines but I have a friend which is a native Filipino. I showed this to her and she knows some of the Bacolod restaurants you shared.

  10. All the food pictures in this post has my mouth watering. I need to check out Bacolod city soon and all your wonderful restaurants!

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