Bacolod’s Finest Restaurants and Food Places

Top 10 Yummiest Restaurants in Bacolod

In another mouth-watering episode, GMA News TV’s award-winning info-tainment program “Ang Pinaka” took its viewers to a grand tour of the different homegrown restaurants around the City of Smiles, Bacolod!

If you’re planning on visiting Bacolod any time soon – perhaps for Masskara Festival this coming October – be sure to bring our list:

10. Bacolod 18th Street Palapala Seafood Grill and Restaurant


If Cebu City has their “sutukil” and Manila their “dampa”, Bacolod answers with their palapala market. Similar to the concept of dampa restaurants, customers have the option to choose their own seafood ingredients in the palapala market.

Specialties of Bacolod 18th Street Palapala Seafood Grill and Restaurant include chili crab (P736/kilo), crispy tail lapu-lapu (P623/kilo), fish head with bell pepper sauce (P685/kilo), grilled blue marlin (P639/kilo), and lapu-lapu tinola (P626/kilo).

Visit Bacolod 18th Street Palapala Seafood Grill and Restaurant at 18th & Aguinaldo St., Lacson Ave., Bacolod City.

9. Bacolod Chicken House

A trip to Bacolod is not complete without a taste of Bacolod’s trademark chicken inasal at the place that popularized this dish, Bacolod Chicken House.

Recommended chicken parts for you to try is the pecho (P75), isol (P30), pakpak (P50) and paa (P72).

Visit Bacolod Chicken House at 24th Lacson St., Bacolod City.

8. Aida’s Manokan


Aida’s Manokan is part of Manokan Country, an entire street of carinderia-style restaurants selling a variety of grilled foods, but mainly the famous chicken inasal.

Bestselling chicken parts at Aida’s Manokan are atay (P35), isol (P65), paa (P75), and pakpak (P65).

Check out Aida’s Manokan and the rest of Manokan Country at Manokan Country, Fr. M. Ferrero St. cor Rizal St., Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

7. Sharyn’s Cansi House

Cansi is a Negrense soup dish made of boiled bone, beef shank or bone marrow and flavored with langka and the souring agent batwan.

Their famous cansi aside, other must-trys at Sharyn’s Cansi House are bakareta (P75), lechon kawali (P75), cansi (P240), crispy cansi (P380), fried lumpia (3 for P25), and kinilaw na tangigue (P100).

Check out Sharyn’s Cansi House at C-58 Narra Ave., Capitol Shopping Center, Bacolod City.

6. El Ideal

El Ideal is the home of the famous Guapple pie. El Ideal specializes on traditional Bacolod biscuits and delicacies such as quinamuncil, sinambag, biscocho, banadas, broas, galletas, pacienca, and piyaya.

If you’re craving for sweets, check out El Ideal at 118 Rizal Street, Silay City, Negros Occidental.

5. Trattoria Uma

For a taste of Italy in Bacolod, Trattoria Uma is the place to go. Bestsellers from their menu include pizza salmon con rucola (P450), raviolli al’Uma (P450), osso bucco milanese (P500), and rissotto salsiccie con funghi (P800).

Check out Trattoria Uma at 15th & Lacson Street, 6100 Bacolod City.

4. Mu Shu Asian Restaurant and Lounge

Mu Shu Asian Restaurant and Lounge offers a taste of the rich flavors of Asia to its clientele. Must-trys from their menu are their beef kabab (P258), crispy dilis (P95), oyster omelette (P250), pancit molo (P140), pritchon pancakes (P185), salt and pepper tofu (P95), and sizzling cansi (P180).

Check out Mu Shu Asian Restaurant and Lounge at 20th Lacson St., Bacolod City.

3. Aboy’s Restaurant


Aboy’s Restaurant started as a small eatery near the Burgos Public Market. The resto initially catered office employees and medical representatives of pharmaceutical companies based in Bacolod.

Bestsellers from Aboy’s Restaurant includes their blue marlin (P100/100g, P1000/kilo), grilled mushroom (P175), ginataang paguie (P115), grilled scallops (P120), pangat (P110), and sinigang na Managat (P100/100g).

Visit Aboy’s Restaurant at Liroville Subd., Singcang, Bacolod City.

2. 21 Restaurant

21 Restaurant used to be called 21 Corner, a snack bar that served burgers and batchoy, until it became a hot dining spot in Bacolod.

Bestsellers at 21 Restaurant are their original batchoy (P95), chicken inasal lollipop (P130), eggplant in coconut milk (P120), lamp with curry rice (P290), squid in lemon grass (P170), porkchop ala bicol express (P160), and tanguige kinilaw (P185).

Visit 21 Restaurant at 21st Lacson St., Bacolod City.

1. Negros Museum Cafe

Negros Museum Cafe not only offers a history lesson about the rich culture of Bacolod but also a taste of the city’s famous dishes and delicacies.

Specialties you must try at Negros Museum Cafe are their cheese salad (P260), cold cuts with mixed bread (P80-280/100g), grilled blue marlin with oyster mushroom sauce (P350), handmande bonbons (P150), pork tenderloin (P290), and homemade pate with salad (P320).

Check out Negros Museum Cafe at Gatuslao St., Bacolod City.


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