12 Best Places to Eat When in Vigan


Good food awaits in the North.

The long drive is always worth it when it comes to Vigan City, with classic Spanish colonial-era architecture and numerous tourist spots it’s a city for the eyes. As for the tongue, Vigan is a boiling pot for Ilocano cuisine, with an array of signature dishes like Bagnet, Empanadas, Sinaglao, Dinaldalem, Longganisa, and more.

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For this list, we present the must-try restaurants and cafes to get the most out of your Vigan trip. Get the best of what Ilocano cuisine has to offer from restaurants serving classical dishes to places with a more modern twist. Trust us – this is the only list you’ll ever need.

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Cafe Leona – Calle Crisologo

Located on the historic heart of Vigan, Cafe Leona offers an extensive menu of traditional Ilocano dishes and modern twists on Filipino classics. Recommended dishes include Bagnet Maki, Dinengdeng, and Pinakbet Pizza (pictured below).

Also read: 12 Restaurants in Manila that Serve the Best Filipino Food with Twists
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No reservations accepted
Calle Crisologo, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

BarTech – Calle Crisologo

Located halfway through Vigan’s heritage street, BarTech is a restobar and grill buffet open only at night. Eat al fresco to enjoy good food with a majestic view of Vigan’s classic architecture.

Also read: 10 New Value for Money Buffets in Metro Manila
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Reservations are accepted
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Calle Crisologo cor. Mabini St., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
(0917) 544-1792

Lilong and Lilang Restaurant – Hidden Garden

Lilong and Lilang Restaurant offers a wide assortment of Ilocano Dishes, signature sandwiches, lunch combos as well as assorted drinks and fresh fruits shakes. Bestsellers include Bagnet, Lomo-Lomo, Longganisa, Poqui-Poqui, and Sinaglao.

Insider tip: To get to the restaurant you have to pass through Hidden Garden - a souvenir shop filled with plants, fruits, vegetables, and garden ornaments for sale.
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No reservations accepted
#56 Bulala Centro, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
(0906) 332-8309

Uno Grille – Grandpa’s Inn

The first of three restaurants from Granpa’s Inn, Uno Grille offers charcoal grilled specialties of pork, chicken, beef, fish, seafood and vegetables – each having its own special marinade creating a distinct flavor for each dish.

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#1 Bonifacio St. Corner Quirino Blvd., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
(0917) 580-2118

Coffee Break Vigan Co. – Salcedo St.

Coffee Break Vigan Co. is a quaint and cozy coffee shop that serves an array of hot and cold brews as well as comfort food like burgers, pastas, cakes, and more. They also have an assortment of board games that you can play while enjoying your coffee with friends. At night, tables are set-up on the street where you can also enjoy the serene ambiance of Vigan.

Insider tip: The Mezzanine is the best part where you can chill out with friends or just surf the net with their Free WiFi.
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3 Salcedo St.,Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
(077) 674-8998

Kusina Felicitas – Grandpa’s Inn

Kusina Felicitas, the second of three restaurants in Grandpa’s Inn, is the hotel’s signature restaurant. The dining hall is walled with the original bricks of the 18th century building where they showcase paintings for sale. Their menu offers authentic Ilocano cuisine with dishes like Bagnet, Longganisa, Pinakbet, Bunog (a fish indigenous to the local river), and Ipon (a seasonal fish famous to the Ilocanos).

Insider tip: They have two function rooms for small meetings and events, each room can accommodate 50-60 persons.
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#1 Bonifacio St. Corner Quirino Blvd., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
(0917) 799-0121

Irene’s Empanada – Calle Crisologo

Irene’s is the the place to go to try Vigan’s signature empanadas, located along the city’s heritage street, they offer a variety of fillings as well as some souvenirs to take home.

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No reservations accepted
Calle Crisologo, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

Rhyss & Robin’s – Jose Singson St.

Rhyss & Robin’s is a casual diner that offers all-day Filipino and Continental breakfast favorites, international rice bowl meals, appetizers, pasta and sandwiches. Recommended dishes include their Danggit Breakfast plate, Korean Beef rice bowl, and Arroz Ala Cubana.

Include tip: They've recently updated their menu to include a variety steaks and other American comfort food such as chicken wings and waffles.
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Ground Floor, Puregold Bldg, Jose Singson Street. Vigan City
(077) 674-0708

Cafe Bigaa – Vigan Plaza Hotel

Cafe Bigaa is a cafe and restaurant specializing in local Ilocano fusion dishes conveniently located in Vigan Plaza in the city’s center. Recommended dishes include their Paella Ilocandia, Bagnet Kare-Kare, Dinaldalem, and Longganisa Pasta in Arabiata sauce.

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No reservations accepted
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Mena Crisologo Street, Brgy 2 Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
(077) 722-1527

Cafe Uno – Grandpa’s Inn

The last of the restaurants in Grandpa’s Inn, Cafe Uno is a small quaint corner coffee shop, they offer in-house ground coffee as well as light plates such as pastas, sandwiches and Mexican light snacks. Menu highlights include Lattecino Mocha and Latteccano Caramel.

Also read: 16 New Cafes in Metro Manila for the Hipster in You
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#1 Bonifacio St. Corner Quirino Blvd., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
(0917) 580-2118

Bistro 23 – Salcedo St.

Bistro 23 is a local restobar with a menu of a unique assortment of pulutan. Enjoy your bottle of beer with dishes such as Bagnet Dinuguan, Sizzling Kansi, Rolled Lasagna, Sizzling Balut, and Aubergine with Longganisa Tapenade.

Also read: 18 of Manila's Coolest Hidden Bars, Revealed
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29 Salcedo St. Corner 21 Gov. A. Reyes St., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
(0935) 213-4123

Lampong’s Restaurant – Calle Crisologo

Lampong’s Restaurant is a small cozy restaurant cafe that offers a variety of Ilocano cuisine in a street dining setting with a scenic view of the world renowned Vigan Heritage Street.

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No reservations accepted
Calle Crisologo, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
(077) 632 0034

Visited any of these restaurants? Share it with us in the comments below or tag us on Instagram @bookyapp on all your food finds!

P.S. Don’t forget to get dirty ice cream while you’re there!

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