This is the best local restaurant in the city. It is a two-storey "carinderia" (a local eatery)
I don't want to be bias because this is owned by my Aunt Tessie and Uncle Nestor but because the foods here are so delicious.
Believe it or not but many locals prefer to buy here.
Open 6:00 A.M-8:00 P.M.*
Favorite Dish: Best Dishes:
They serve typical Ilocano cuisine. you can eat inside or outside. Best to eat outside for late night dinner. It's quite pricey but when you are in Vigan one must try the local food. Don't miss the Ilocano pride Pinakbet Pizza.
Favorite Dish: Pinakbet, Bagnet, Grilled Fish (Tanguige), Vigan Longganisa.
A must do in my itinerary is eat in Cafe Uno and try their bagnet. So I walked along Crisologo streets, got lost and finally reached the restaurant. I ordered bagnet and The 4 season's juice. The food was average, it taste like lechon kawali. I think the food choice was not appropriate since it's almost 10 pm and I was eating alone. Bagnet was warm when served in my table but overall it was okay. The ambiance was great, very calm and the lights are not too bright. Their decorations are pretty. I would diffenitely bring my family there if ever I will go back to vigan. Also their wifi connection was good, I was able to post the picture on my facebook page.
Favorite Dish: Bagnet since that's the only food I tasted in Cafe Uno. I think the food is good to eat during lunch especially if you're not alone, you will really appreciate it. I bought a ready to cook bagnet home and my family loved it!
Usually in the morning there are many stalls, particularly on the west side of Plaza Burgos that sell empanadas. I normally grabbed 5 or 6 of them and i was full for the day. Empanadas are either vegetable or egg, the veg cost just a few pesos while the egg costs considerably more. Wander around and watch how quickly the locals make them--- they have to be quick to keep up with consumption.
A great way to start your vigan trip is to dine in Kusina Felicitas for breakfast. The ambiance is cozy and relaxing. And the food serves Vigan delicacies.
Local Ilocano food is simple, unpretentious and savory and it is served right here in this small but cozy restaurant right at the heart of Heritage Village. The building itself was among the old Spanish houses lined up and down the cobblestone streets owned by one of Vigan's old families.
Favorite Dish: Pinakbet with Bagnet : a mix of eggplant, string beans, okra and ampalaya sauteed in local bagoong isda (fish paste) with bagnet (twice fried pork slab)
Poqui-poqui : mashed grilled eggplant with egg and onions.
Vigan Longaniza : we tried the grilled one and the fried one. Grilled tastes better
Nah, it's just soup, kiind of the Pho Bho in Vietnam- the only difference is that the "Sinanglaw", a Vigan food, don't have those vegetables. It is basically beef soup with some tiny pieces of beef in the soup bowl! You can add rice on it and you are good to go!
The "Sinanglawa"m stalls are located near the Burgos Plaza. Most of the local employees and the students of the town come here to take their lunches.
Favorite Dish: There are no names of the "Sinanglaw" stalls. Basically, you can go from one stall to the other and open their huge pots of beef soups! And, you can ask the seller that you wanted to have one bowl or two.
This is Grandpa's Inn Restaurant. So definitely, if you're staying at Grandpa's Inn, this is the nearest restaurant you could go to... a wall away from the inn's front desk. It has a quite small area but well designed anyway.
Favorite Dish: Shakes since it's so hot in Vigan.
To give our stomachs a break from Ilocano dishes which are "oily", we ordered a stuffed bangus on our last day in Vigan.
The restaurant offers a wide variety of food and snacks...
Hubby tried their pork bbq while I tried Vigan's pride --- the Empanada! For special empanadas, it's filling is a mixture of cabbage, carrots, vigan longganisa and some spices. It is being deep-fried until the dough turns into a crispy shell. It is served with a bowl of special vinegar too.
Order a glass of your favorite fruit shake too!
Staffs are great... nice ambience.. altough michael jackson's beat it and man in the mirror was played again and again and again.. haha!
Favorite Dish: Their bagoong rice is awesome... partner wirth bagnet at very reasonable price..
Cafe Floresita's interior is quite dim, but it goes well with its warm, rustic ambience.
Favorite Dish: The Vigan longanisa breakfast meal we had on our first day was a welcome treat; quite heavy to give you enough energy for the day's tour. It included a big cupful of fried garlic rice, sunny side up egg, achara (pickled papaya), Vigan miki (noodle soup cooked in unique sour Vigan way), and choice of coffe, tea or chocolate drink.
After the 7-hour night trip from the metropolis via a bus, the homey and rustic feel of restaurant on the ground level of Grandpa's Inn offers a refreshing break and a real taste of Ilocano dishes.
Favorite Dish: The local longganisa is a must taste!
They start cooking around 4pm so you need to prepare yourself before that. Don't eat anything after lunch so you can eat as much empanada you want priced at 30p. To those who don't eat veggies, you can opt for their pure meat..just meat with egg..yummy.
I was wondering what Bagnet was prior to visiting Ilocos. It's just like lechon kawali slash chicharon. Only with a different kind of sauce. People with high bps, beware. It is very tempting but heath comes first. =)
Their longganisa is second only to Cebu's longganisa but it tastes good all the same
Empanada is what you need to try when you are in Vigan, however some people said Batac's empanada is the best, not Vigan.
If you dont have a chance visiting Batac, try this at Vigan at least, it is definitely better than in Manila. A piece of empanada (in the picture) cost 30P, plenty stalls selling this near the Burgos Plaza at Vigan.