Where to Eat in Bicol Region: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 15, 2017 Augustus Redeker

The Bicol Region, also known simply as Bicol, (Central Bicolano: Rehiyon nin Bikol/Kabikolan; Rinconada Bicol: Rehiyon ka Bikol; Filipino: Kabikulan; Spanish: Bicolandia) is a region of the Philippines, designated as Region V. Bicol comprises six provinces, four on the Bicol Peninsula mainland (the southeastern end of Luzon) – Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon – and the offshore island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate.
Things to do in Bicol Region

1. Small Talk Cafe

051 Dona Aurora Street, Legazpi, Luzon 4500, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Filipino, Cafe, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +63 52 480 1394
Excellent
32%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 294 reviews

Small Talk Cafe

Reviewed By Hanson C

Ok.. im supposed to give it 5 stars for the food and ambiance. But.. the place is too cramped. Always full and too cramped makes me lower the stars. But.. logic dictates.. popular places with good food are almost always full. So... just be warned and dont expect too much when it comes to spaciousness... just go for the food and you will be fine.hahaha

2. Chef Doy's

nside Cereza along Magsaysay Avenue, Naga, Luzon, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Filipino, Asian Dinner, Lunch
Excellent
39%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Chef Doy's

Reviewed By dandeelionx - Manila, Philippines

Good food and good ambiance. Ordered the baby squids although it comes in a small serving but it's worth it except itll tease you to crave for more. Great appetizer! Ordered a heavy meal and loved it. Would love to try out everything else!

3. Colonial Grill

F. Imperial St | Albay 1/F Pacific Mall, Legazpi, Luzon, Philippines Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Reservations Filipino, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +63 52 481 1213
Excellent
32%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 277 reviews

Colonial Grill

Reviewed By Tricia G

You really have to try the pinangat, tinapa rice and tinutong na bigas and ginataang monggo ice cream!!!!

4. Bob Marlin Restaurant and Grill

Magsaysay Avenue, Naga, Luzon 4400, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating Filipino, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +63 54 473 1339
Excellent
35%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 162 reviews

Bob Marlin Restaurant and Grill

Reviewed By rhea2yang - Iloilo City, Philippines

Yes indeed pwede naman! Their best seller is the crispy pata apparently and it doesn’t disappoint! Also shouldn’t be missed are the laing, bicol express , and of coursebthe marlin fare — marlin sinigang and of course grilled marlin! Definitely should not be missed!

5. Geewan

P. Burgos Street, Naga, Luzon 4400, Philippines Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Filipino, Asian Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner +63 54 472 3888
Excellent
15%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 60 reviews

Geewan

Delight in the home comfort and goodness of Geewan’s sumptuous array of dishes. A certified must-go place for a taste of authentic Bicolano and Pinoy-favorite dishes.

Reviewed By Fabulousniki - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Quick, clean chain restaurant that serves typical Bicolano dishes. The Bicol Express was good - not as spicy as I wanted it, Pinangat was good, bulolo was average and the fresh lumpia was the star of the show.

6. Red Platter

Cereza, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga, Luzon 4400, Philippines Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Filipino, Asian, International Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +63 54 205 0865
Excellent
38%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 119 reviews

Red Platter

An all-ocassion semi-fine dining restaurant that offers the best Asian and Western dishes, luscious desserts and the widest array of aromatic coffee selections. It’s the best place to celebrate gatherings and occasions with the important people in our lives.

Reviewed By kreez21 - Haarlem, The Netherlands

This resto was so close to our hotel and it was recommended by the reception so we decided to try. We were not disappointed. All the dishes that we ordered, laing, kare-kare, etc., it was really good but what we really love were the cookies that you can buy to take home. The cake that I try (the red velvet) was a bit dry though.
This is a must try when you are in the area.

7. La Mia Tazza Coffee

Embacadero de Legaspi | Near Provincial Capitol, Legazpi, Luzon 4500, Philippines Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night +63 52 481 1000
Excellent
32%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

La Mia Tazza Coffee

Reviewed By sabi0james - Manila, Philippines

Different hot and cold coffee concoctions available in varying sizes. Cakes, breads and cookies are also there to accompany your favorite drink. The place is spacious enough (2 levels), and has several tables al fresco. A good place to sit and relax while enjoying your favorite brew when in Legazpi City.

8. BARacuda

Pangang, Donsol, Luzon, Philippines Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar Filipino, Seafood, Asian Dinner, Late Night +63 915 414 3260
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

BARacuda

Reviewed By Farrie - Farrie

Must go to place when in Donsol! The freshest and tastiest seafood you will ever have! What you are eating was probably swimming in the ocean early that morning. The lady that owns this place has such a passion for her food and makes you feel so welcome. We had a great dinner and night here. Was a great atmosphere!

9. Balay Cena Una

BRGY Bagumbayan Lotivio Street | Daraga, Albay, Luzon 4501, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Filipino, Asian, International Lunch, Dinner +63 917 827 9520
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Balay Cena Una

Balay Cena Una is a family restaurant specializing in regional Bicolano cuisine. At Balay Cena Una you will enjoy wonderful dishes such as Lumpiang Tinapa, Lumpiang Kandinga, Fresh Ubod, and our specialty, Chicken Tinutungan, and much more! So come over to Daraga where the Balay Cena Una family will provide you with great food and great service in one of the oldest restored houses in Albay. Your Balay in Albay, an experience like no other.

Reviewed By Bev L - Las Vegas, Nevada

From ginulay na pili, ginulay and ginataang santol to 'balaw gift' everything was SUPERBLY delectable. Balay Cena Una's way of cooking is tasted through it's traditional Bicolano ingredients. They made these special dishes in an indigenous food waves perfect for your palette. Super Siram!Mabalos po! We hope to welcome you and your family back to Balay Cena Una soon!

10. Sibid-Sibid

328 Penaranda Extension | (North side of town, opposite Waway restaurant), Legazpi, Luzon, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Filipino, Seafood, Asian Lunch, Dinner +63 52 480 3030
Excellent
38%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 135 reviews

Sibid-Sibid

The name "Sibid-SIbid" refers to an outrigger canoe that is used in fishing villages. Since their debut in 2009 Sibid-Sibid Food Park has become a favorite among locals and tourists who visit Legazpi City. Apart from an amazing menu filled with healthy seafood dishes, the restaurant is also known for its unique fishing village architecture and ambiance, notable hospitality, and amazing food at reasonable prices.

Reviewed By Line A

My family dined here after hours of visiting attractions in Albay. This was recommended by our locale tour guide Christian Gray. Yes, you read it right. His name is really similar that of the ever-drooling 50 shades character. He is a guide at Bicol Adventure ATV and he surely knows all the amazing attractions in Albay. Anyway, back to Sibid-Sibid. We didn't know if we were just too hungry from a day's tour or that their food is just that great but for me, everything we ordered was great. Their tinutungang manok was way beyond what we eat at 1st Colonnial. Their tinolang manok was so tasty. Their pinangat, even the mixed veggie salad, which is only steamed, really tasted very good. Even the adobong kangkong, the tastiest one I've ever tasted. Their sizzling mixed seafoods, equally delicious. Everything was delicious. We really had no leftovers. Everything we ordered exceeded our expectations to the highest.
This resto is a must visit in Albay and if we ever go back again, I will surely eat here not only once.

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