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Lamesa Grill, Iloilo City -CLOSED

Ambiance is great and so does the location but the food needs a lot of improvement. I have been in the same location last year and I was not that happy but I thought another year had pass so why not give it another try. At least the Gambas Pasta and the Green Mango was great.

Chicken Binakol

Assorted Grilled Meat Platter


Assorted Grilled Seafood Platter


Gambas Pasta


with my favorite Green Mango Shake

Located at SM City, Iloilo City

Siam by Krua Thai, Iloilo City

Krua Thai no longer exist in Smallville Complex Restaurant but reopened under a new name, Siam Thai Cuisine located at Diversion Road besides Metro Bank.
Food cooked so authentic I loved it!

Mango Salad Rolls
Tom Yum Prawn Soup
Cashew Fried Rice
Pad Thai with Egg
Located at:
No. 88 JMB Bldg.
B. Aquino Avenue Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Contact # 321-3784, 321-3785

Balbi's, Iloilo City

If you are craving for some great tasting, home cooked meal then this is the place to go. A small restaurant that could fill up your belly with no complaint at all.

The Famous Balbi's Palabok

Balbi's Short and Sweet Menu.


Another Balbi's Favorite, Dinuguan and Manapla Puto, the best!

Fresh Lumpia, Cheese Roll and Garlic Toast, can't go wrong with all this.


The Wall and it's Special's


Located at:
Saint Elizabeth Building
Behind SM Delgado

Allan's Original Talabahan, Oton, Iloilo City

Another place to visit if you are craving for seafood meal. Food not only really good but the service improved a lot from my last year visit.


Spiced Vinegar & Soy sauce for dipping

Fish Kinilaw

Grilled Managat

Baked Scallops

Squid Stuffed w/ Tomato and Onion then Grilled

Mixed Shell Seafood Soup


Grilled Tangigue

Allan's famous Baked Oyster


Grilled Pork Belly



The new and improved interior

Don't forget to drop bye and try their food. Worth the trip and the prices are affordable.