Where to Eat in Bacolod City: 14 Must-Try Restaurants

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Belle Piccio
Belle Piccio | Aug 28, 2014

Bacolod is one of the most progressive cities in the southern Philippines, and its cuisine reflects the blend between modernity and tradition.

Check out these restaurants, which are arranged in no particular order. This list will continue to grow as we continue to explore the city's culinary terrain.

1) 21 Restaurant

Location: 21 Restaurant is located at 21st St., Corner Lacson St., Bacolod City

my personal favorite: apan-apan

It only started as a merienda house in 1984, now 21 Restaurant is already an institution in Bacolod City. The restaurant serves seafood delicacies and authentic Ilonggo dishes. It is open daily from 11:00am to 11:00pm. For inquiries, contact (034) 433-4096.

2) Imbiss Resto-Bar

Location: Imbiss is located at 10 St. Lacson, Bacolod City

Imbiss is known for its gourmet sausages. You can also order pastas, salads, meat and steaks.

Service Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 11:00am-2:00pm and 6:00pm-10:00pm
  • Friday to Sunday: 6:00pm-11:00pm

For inquiries, contact (034) 435-0945.

3) Masskara Chicken Inasal

Location: B.S. Aquino Drive, Bacolod City

Sizzling Boneless Bangus
Stuffed Squid
Pancit Guisado

Masskara Chicken Inasal is a barbecue joint. It doesn't only serve Bacolod’s famous inasal, but also a variety of local dishes.

4) Roli’s Diner

Location: Branches at Lopue’s East and Lopue’s Mandalagan, Bacolod City

The famous palabok.
Chicken sandwich

For inquiries or reservations, contact (034) 441-1325.

5) Balboa Restaurant

Location: G/F Mayfair Plaza, Lacson St., Bacolod City.

Corned Beef
Clam Chowder

6) Bob’s Pastry Shop

Location: Bob’s has several branches across the city. The restaurant featured is located at Robinsons Place Bacolod, Lacson Street, Mandalagan, Bacolod City.

Pasta Amatriciana
Chicken and Pork Adobo
Deli Pinoy Pasta

For inquiries, contact (034) 441-1297.

7) Hyksos Pala-Pala Seafood Restaurant

Location: Hyksos has two branches. The one featured is located at Door 1-3, Bayview Foodcourt, Burgos St., BREDCO Reclamation Area, fronting SM City Bacolod Northwing, Bacolod City.

Crabs in Sweet Chili Sauce.
Grilled Fish

At Hyksos, you can choose your seafood fresh from a variety of fishes, shrimps, scallops, and squids. They're cooked the way you want it. It's open daily for lunch and dinner. For inquiries or reservations, contact (034) 435-2258.

8) American Kitchen

Location: Art District Ground Floor, Mandalagan, Bacolod City.

Meatloaf Plate
Country Fried Steak with Southern Gravy and San Francisco Rice

From the name itself, expect casual dining featuring classic American comfort food.

Service Hours:

  • Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday: 8:00am-1:00pm and 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 8:00am-1:00pm and 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Monday: Closed

9) Cantina Mondo

Location: Cantina Mondo is located at Central Citywalk, Robinsons Place, Bacolod City.

Garlic Rice

Cantina Mondo Artisanal Deli and Café is the prime purveyor of food made by Bacolod’s local artisans, as well as artisanal products from different parts of the country.

Opens daily between 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM. For inquiries, contact (034) 441-0145.

10) Sofia Bread and Pastries

Location: Narra Ave., Hilado St, Bacolod City

Rainbow Cake

Sofia Bread and Pastries offers freshly baked cakes, breads and pastries daily. Best place for your breakfast and coffee breaks.

Service Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday: 7:30am-7:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:00am-6:00pm

For inquiries, contact (034) 703-2833.

11) Rau Ram Café (formerly Saigon Café Garden Restaurant)

Location: Purok Marapara 1, Zone 2, Brgy. Bata, Bacolod City

Rau Ram serves and offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine and Asian Fusion menus.

It's open daily from 11:00am to 9:00pm. But if you plan to visit the restaurant, it's best that you call ahead as their seats are limited to a few number of guests only.

For inquiries or reservations, contact (034) 708-9036 or (+63) 0943-492-3750.

12) Calea Pastries and Coffee

Location: Balay Quince, Lacson St. Bacolod City

Pecan Cheesecake

Calea Pastries and Coffee has several branches in the city. It is the “cake heaven” of Bacolod. Cheesecakes, icecream cakes, you name it! They also serve pastas and teas.

For your cake orders and inquiries, contact (034) 441-3835.

13) Bacolod Cupcake Café Inc.

Location: BCC is located at Hilado St. (fronting Hua Ming Church), Bacolod City

Aside from the cupcakes, BCC also offers pastas, sandwiches and coffee.

It is open daily from 8:00am to 8:40pm For inquiries, contact (034) 435-2171.

14) The Original Lord Byron’s Backribs

Location: Lord Byron’s is located at Magsaysay Avenue (behind Luxur Place), Bacolod City

Already chopped Lord Byron’s famous baby back ribs.

Lord Byron’s serves the best mouthwatering baby back ribs in Bacolod, it is open daily from 11:30am to 9:00pm.

For inquiries or reservations, contact (034) 457-1706 or (+63) 0923-894-3451.

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How to Get There

From Manila, you can fly to Bacolod (Php2500++, round trip, 45 minutes). From Bacolod-Silay Airport, you can take a shuttle (Php75-100 per head), or a cab and ask to be dropped off to your hotel.

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