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Restaurants in Vigan


Café Leona is indeed the most known eating place in Vigan mainly because of its association with the

poetess Leona Florentino, after whom the place is named.  For visitors who would like to have a full Vigan gustatory experience, they can try the food offerings of restaurants in the hotels and inns of the city.

The Cool Spot Restaurant in Vigan Hotel is a good place to start Vigan food-tasting.

The 500-seat restaurant offers grilled prime meat and seafood dishes aside from Vigan cuisine.

It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily so one can keep coming back for more of its Kilawen,

Pork Bagbagi and Sisig.

Granpa’s Inn along Bonifacio Street has the perfect place for those looking for cozy dining.

Its Uno Grille and Café Uno both have a romantic ambience. Diners can choose to dine surrounded by a garden in Uno Grille or softly lighted in the cool interiors of Cafe Uno complete with background music.

They serve pastries and pasta, but diners are enjoined to try the local dishes --- Dinengdeng and

Poqui-Poqui. Those who have experienced dining here swear by the white tea paired with chocolate

pan cake, and the buko pandan and sans rival. These are a must-try for snacks or desserts.

How about a place for good food and a massage? A visit to the La Mirada is perfect after all the touring around. Located at A. Reyes Street, it is just a couple of blocks away from Plaza Burgos.

The place does not only serve meals and ice cream treats, they also offer different massages for a

complete pampering.

But you don’t always have to dine fancy to have a great food trip in Vigan. It’s really best to try the places where the locals frequent. The food stalls (carinderia or turo-turo) in Plaza Burgos and Baluarte are a start. There you can educate yourself about local cuisine by asking the friendly stall owners about the cooked food laid before you from where you can choose your breakfast, lunch or dinner.

There are many restaurants in Vigan where you can dine turo-turo style as well. You can try Vigan food

at the Gaizel’s Restaurant along Gen. Luna Street and the Arceli’s Breadhaus and Snack Inn at Florentino Street. Other restaurants along Gen. Luna Street are Vigan Tessie’s Restaurant and Hambre Bar and Restaurant.

For visitors who miss the taste of familiar food, there are also international and local fast food branches in Vigan located just around the plazas. Foreign tourists will be relieved by the sight of the golden arches of McDonalds. But if they have not tried the food in local fast food chains they might also want to experience eating at Jollibee for their hamburgers, at Greenwich for their pizza, at Chow King for their Chinese noodles and rice-toppings, and at Max’s for the distinctly delicious fried chicken and their fresh spring rolls .