Where to Eat in Tacloban: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 11, 2018 Phylicia Berquist

Tacloban (/tækˈloʊbən/ tak-LOH-ban;Tagalog pronunciation: [tɐkˈloban]), or simply referred to as Tacloban City is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the Philippines. It serves as the regional center of the region of Eastern Visayas. The city is autonomous from the province of Leyte, although it serves as its provincial capital. According to the 2015 census, Tacloban has a population of 242,089, making it the most populous city in the Eastern Visayas. In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 124,777 registered voters. The city is located 360 miles (580 km) southeast from Manila.
Things to do in Tacloban

1. Giuseppe's Italian-Filipino

Avenida Veteranos, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$78 +63 53 321 4910
Excellent
40%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 149 reviews

Giuseppe's Italian-Filipino

Reviewed By NewWorldSurfer - San Francisco, California

As others note its pricey for Phils, 500P for a proscuito pizza, but quality is excellent, ambiance quite nice and service good. Pizza is large, goof for 2 to 3 people. We are eating the leftovers back in the hotel for dinner as I type. Hours are 11am to 10pm.
Good mango shake (150) and calamansi juice (80); quite a few wine choices kept in a chiller. High class dining in Tacloban.
The guy who said not enough sauce and crust to be "american style" pizza is partly true; he refers to the Chicago style pizza popularized by the chain Pizzeria Uno that has 2 inch thick crust and is dripping with sauce, but in New York and San Francisco, the real foodie cities, thin crust with minimal sauce is more popular. And if you gave a pizza from Uno's to an Italian he'd ask "What is this tomato sauce Sandwich thing?" No Italian would call it "Pizza".

2. Calle Z Cafe

39 Independencia Street, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout Filipino, Asian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$78 +63 53 321 3197
Excellent
24%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

Calle Z Cafe

Reviewed By Mellowedbull - Sydney, Australia

One of my favourite eateries in Tacloban.
Don't be put off by philipinna menu food is simple but good
Pleasant place to eat n have a beer or two n enjoy
Nice ambience with outdoor setting , though also have indoor option.
I'm a regular here when ever I'm in town

3. Bo's Coffee Club

Ground Floor, Salazar Building | Avenida Veterans Street, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines Takeout, Seating Cafe Breakfast
Excellent
15%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 39 reviews

Bo's Coffee Club

Telephone + 63 53 523 2888.

Reviewed By stonewithnomoss - USA

This Bo's on one of the main streets in Tacloban is typical of the chain. It was quiet, the AC worked, and the Internet was fine (better than my hotel). I wonder if those who complain about the high prices sing the same song in "oh so overpriced" Starbucks? Bo's has real local coffee and is a MUCH cheaper option than international chains....

4. Ocho Seafood Grill

Senator Enage Street | Barangay 54, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Filipino, Seafood, Asian, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +63 53 832 8808
Excellent
52%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 301 reviews

Ocho Seafood Grill

Telephone + 63 53 325 4171<br><br>http://www.taclobanboard.com/tacloban-restaurants.php

Reviewed By Tricia G

Good food and cheap!!! A must try when in Tacloban! I particularly liked the lato (seaweed) salad. It was fresh and delicious! My friends can’t stop raving about the seafood.

5. Jose Karlos

Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines Seating, Takeout, Reservations Cafe Breakfast, Lunch
Excellent
30%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 65 reviews

Jose Karlos

Telephone + 63 53 325 3823

Reviewed By princesscat09 - manila

This place has great decor, comfortable chairs and a homey feel making it great for a lazy afternoon meet ups. Coffee is ordinary, sometimes a miss but their cakes and food is fairly ok. There is a lot of room for improvement.

6. Rafael Farms Garden Restaurant

Pagsulhugon, Babatngon, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating Filipino, Barbecue, Asian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +63 53 325 0729
Excellent
23%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

Rafael Farms Garden Restaurant

Reviewed By Sudsguzzler_12 - Watertown, Wisconsin

Visited Rafael Farms when bonding with my Wife and many In-laws. The scenery is absolutely magnificent and the food matches. Seems like we drove for a while past rice fields and just rural scenery, but then, when you turn into Rafael Farms, you suddenly find a well manicured resort.

7. 'ayo Cafe

5 JCO Arcade | Ninoy Aquino Avenue, Brgy Apitong, Tacloban, Leyte Province 6500, Philippines Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff Asian, Filipino, Cafe, International Dinner, Lunch HK$94 +63 53 832 4717
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

'ayo Cafe

Reviewed By jeromebpc - Tacloban Philippines

More than a year after typhoon Haiyan came and brought devastation to Tacloban City, this restaurant has opened once again to serve its loyal and new customers. We tested a number of their offerings and the establishment remained to its humble beginnings of serving only the well thought menu cooked and/or prepared with the finest and most natural of ingredients. I should know...the cook is my wife.

8. Sunzibar

Burgos Street, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Mexican Dinner, Lunch HK$8 +63 53 523 4565
Excellent
27%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Sunzibar

Reviewed By rick3011 - Melbourne, Australia

This restaurant is easily the best in Tacloban. The interior is trendy but reserved and the service friendly and attentive. The menu has plenty to offer. I had the Rum Ribs and the beef nachos. Both were equally delicious and my plate was cleaned. I would recommend this place to everyone.

9. Dream Cafe

222 MH Del Pilar Street | Tacloban City, Philippines, Tacloban, Leyte Province 6500, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Filipino, Cafe, Asian, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$16 - HK$78 +63 53 325 8222
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Dream Cafe

Dream Cafe is a smart airconditioned bistro style cafe & restaurant offering great expresso coffee, and good value Filipino and Australian meals. Dine in, eat alfresco, or take-out. Wifi is available for customers. Come and listen to professional live music or sit back and watch music video. (No karaoke). The cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and afterwards, 7 days per week.

Reviewed By Cholalong K

GOOD FOOD , DELIGHTFULL, ACCOMODATING, POLITE STAFF. Me and my gf have been here several times and the food is just amazing i mean like its worth your money.Thanks for your great review. Our staff and customers really appreciate it.

10. Shakey's

Level 1 , Robinons Place Mall, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Italian, American Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Excellent
9%
Good
78%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Shakey's

Telephone + 63 53 325 8888

Reviewed By Hari Krishnaa N - Africa

Shakeys has been my favourite place for vegetarian pizza, smoothies, mojos and vegetarian salad. Most importantly the staff is efficient and serve very well.

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