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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- EastBite Restaurant
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- A Taste of Vietnam in Bacolod
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 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.
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.
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.
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.