Pangasinan has a string of restaurants and food joints to please your craving. Your road trip will not be complete without a visit to its local cozy cafes and fine dining. Check out unique and traditional dishes here in the “Bangus Capital” of the country. You’ll keep coming back for more at these Pangasinan restaurants that you should not miss.
Before going back to Manila, dine in at Matutina’s seafood restaurant. A household name in Pangasinan, this is a version of Manila’s Dampa. It started as a turo-turo along Tondaligan beach. Now, it has branches in Dagupan City, one in Baguio City and another in Urdaneta City.
The place is a fave stopover because it’s near the TPLEX exit. Its wide and enjoyable seafood selection and Filipino dishes are a must-try. Its famous grilled Bangus is the perfect pair for its one of a kind Pinakbet. Even former President GMA loves this resto.
Fill in your tummy the buffet style or a la carte meal.
After attending a mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag, dine in to paradise at Hardin sa Paraiso. It offers not only a feast for the tummy but also for the eyes with their well designed garden.
Families and groups will keep coming back to its affordable yet large food servings. Choose from the continental selection of vegetables, steaks, grilled seafood, and native dishes.
For more than three decades, this oceanfront restaurant and lodge offers great dining experience. Though you’ll have to shell out a bit more because of its pricey Filipino and seafood dishes, the spectacular 180 – degree view of the Hundred Islands is a one-of-a-kind experience.
This is the closest restaurant to the Lucap Port, in Alaminos. Its sea deck is a romantic spot for sunrise dining. It’s even lovelier at night when you could see the breathtaking light of Hundred Islands in the distance.
Started as a simple carinderia in 2003, Kuya Max Restogrill expanded in 2007 to accommodate the growing number of customers craving for their seafood fare. Savor the old-fashioned cooking of their signature dishes such as Crispy Pork Binagooban, Gulay Kare-Kare, Sisig, Seafood Tinola, Crispy Hito by the owner himself, Kuya Max.
This floating restaurant reminds us of the Loboc River Cruise sans singing and dancing. Yet the same great dining experience still. Take a cruise along Balingasay River, which is one of the cleanest rivers in the country, while feasting on seafood and grilled food platter. And on weekends, live acoustic singers will serenade you amidst the picturesque surrounding.
Arriba for Mexican dishes with a Filipino twist! It may be a little tame, less hot, and more conservative than the original Mexican flavors, but it has tweaks to suit the Filipino palate. Go loco over its cheesiest Beef Nachos and go big with its Chicken Callente and Beef Quesadillas.
Great Taste Seafood and Pigar-Pigar started out as a small carinderia, but their signature dish, pigar-pigar (or deep-fried beef), had tourists and locals alike flocking to their doors. Since 2009, the resto has been serving this loved street food. Dig in to a variety of pigar-pigar that comes in beef, chicken, and the original carabao meat.
You’ll be loved tenderly and sweetly here at Casa Bella in San Carlos City. This highway food haven, formerly known as Bella’s House of Ribs and Seafood Restaurant, boasts of its savory Baby Back Ribs bestseller.
They also serve other Filipino dishes like Sinigang na Salmon Head at Binagoongang Crispy Pata. They offer home delivery within San Carlos and nearby town of Calasiao for a minimum order of P350.
Floating above a Bangus pond is this old-fashioned restaurant, Jacobo’s Seafood Grill. Feast on the perfect blend of Filipino and Cajun cuisines while relaxing atop a peaceful palaisdaan. Aside from the seafood thrills, it also offers another surprising delight –tthe Cajun Fries!
Shout out to bread and pastry lovers! Pedritos Bakeshop and Restaurant, one of the oldest restaurants in Dagupan City, is your place to be. Since the 80s, this family-owned bakeshop and restaurant has been favorite of locals and tourists alike for their homey ambiance and accommodating staff. Though you might confuse it at first for a Mexican themed resto because of its interior, their dishes and pastries are spot-on amazing.
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