When in Iloilo, and you are looking for a place to eat by the beach serving good ol’ Filipino comfort food, head down to Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods. Located at Villa Beach, West of Iloilo City, about 8 km from the city center, it is one of the old established restaurants that serve native food without the frills and won’t burn your pockets per meal.
Tatoy’s has grown considerably that it has extended their main restaurant and they even accept orders on nearby cottages by the beach. They are known to have one of the best grilled chicken in Panay Island. Added dishes we had includes shrimps, oysters , crablets, liempo and kinilaw.
Honestly, their food is cooked just ok, nothing fancy or added flavors like some exotic restaurants. Like I said, it’s good ol’ home cooking comfort food that will surely satisfy your appetite and budget. Like for our orders, it’s roughly around Php 600-800. So a meal of Php 150-200 will already leave you with tummy’s full and pants tight .
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