Restaurants

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Iloilo

Belle Piccio
Belle Piccio | Feb 04, 2015

Here are our recommended restaurants that won't only fill your tummy but also fill your hearts with good vibes. Listed in no particular order:

 

1.       Afrique’s Gourmet Pizza, Pasta and Steaks

Location: Red Square Bldg. Smallville Complex, 5000 Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Philippines

Buffalo Chicken Wings; photo from afrique’s gourmet pizza, pasta and steaks FB page
Creamy Carbonara; photo from afrique’s gourmet pizza, pasta and steaks FB page
Sicilian Pasta: linguini with Spanish chorizo, bacon, olives and vegetables; photo from afrique’s gourmet pizza, pasta and steaks FB page

For inquiries or deliveries, contact (033) 509-6092.

2.       Al Dente Ristorante Italiano

Location: Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, #101 General Luna Street, Iloilo City.

photo from Al Dente Ristorante Italiano FB page
photo from Al Dente Ristorante Italiano FB page
photo from Al Dente Ristorante Italiano FB page

?Al Dente is the first Italian restaurant in Iloilo City.

For inquiries, contact (033) 336-7813.

3.       Breakthrough Restaurant

Location: Sto. Niño Arevalo, Iloilo City.

photo from Breakthrough FB page
photo from Breakthrough FB page
photo from Breakthrough FB page

Breakthrough serves seafood and other viands “turo-turo” style.

For inquiries and reservations, contact (033) 337-3027 or 336-4755.

4.       Hotel Del Rio

Location: M.H. del Pilar St., Molo, Iloilo.

Cornflake Choco Balls; photo from Hotel Del Rio FB page
Banana Loaf; photo from Hotel Del Rio FB page
Healthy Steamed Fish Fillet; photo from Hotel Del Rio FB page

For inquiries and reservations, contact (033) 335-117 to 74.

5.       The Mango Tree Restaurant

Location: 28 Guzman St., Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

photo from the Mango Tree Restaurant FB page
photo from the Mango Tree Restaurant FB page
photo from the Mango Tree Restaurant FB page

For inquiries, contact (033) 321-0420 or (+63) 0910-604-4932.

6.       Merkado Seafood Restaurant

Location: infront of Tagbak Terminal, Jaro, Iloilo City.

Sweet Chili Crabs; photo from Merkado Seafood Restaurant FB page
photo from Merkado Seafood Restaurant FB page
Adobado nga Pantat; photo from Merkado Seafood Restaurant FB page

Merkado is a Filipino restaurant with a “paluto” dining concept.

For inquiries, contact (033) 320-8080.

7.       The Promenade at Days Hotel

Location: 4th Level, The Atrium Mall, General Luna St., Iloilo City.

Promenade Carving Station: Roast Beef; photo from Days Hotel Iloilo FB page
Promenade Carving Station: Porchetta; photo from Days Hotel Iloilo FB page
Promenade Dessert Station: Chocolate Dome; photo from Days Hotel Iloilo FB page

For inquiries, contact (033) 377-3297.

8.    Punot

Location: Esplanade Boardwalk, Diversion Road, Iloilo City.

Kasag Cakes; photo from Punot FB page
Pasta Dinagyang; photo from Punot FB page
Creamy Kasag (blue crabs); photo from Punot FB page

Punot showcases the modern flavors of Iloilo.

For inquiries, contact (033) 320-9893.

9.    Steps of Rome

Location: Plazuela de Iloilo, Benigno Aquino Avenue, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

Pancit Molo Soup; photo from Steps of Rome FB page
photo from Steps of Rome FB page
pizza and pasta; photo from Steps of Rome FB page

Open Mondays to Sundays from 10:00am to 11:00pm. For inquiries and reservations, contact (033) 333-3509 or (+63) 0926-384-7950.

10.    Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafood

Location: Sto. Niño Sur, Arevalo, Iloilo City.

Native Litson Manok; photo from Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods FB page

Open daily from 7:30am to 9:30pm. For inquiries, contact (033) 337-1360.

 

How to Get There

From Manila, you can fly to Iloilo (estimated cost of Php3,000++, round trip, one hour). The Iloilo Airport is 30 minutes (approximately 19km) away from Iloilo City.

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