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Top Choice Bicolano in Legazpi

Smalltalk Cafe

This quaint little Albay eatery defines the notion of Bicol-fusion cooking and draws in travellers and locals like a tractor beam. The menu covers 'small talk', 'big talk' and, of course, 'sweet talk'. Consider the …
Top Choice Bicolano in Legazpi

Waway Albay

The newly opened Albay branch of Legazpi's longstanding favourite buffet is a good deal classier than the original, and conveniently located in central Albay. Come for the excellent Bicolano dishes served buffet-sty…
Top Choice Filipino in Masbate Town

Ham's Cup

This excellent contemporary little cafe in Masbate's 'eat street' serves good coffee, set breakfasts such as Spanish sardines, inexpensive pasta and burgers, as well as beer and cocktails.
Top Choice Filipino in Daet & Bagasbas


Attached to the Bagasbas Lighthouse hotel, this is by far the snazziest restaurant in Bagasbas, with the catch of the day sizzling on the grill, Filipino and Bicolano classics well represented (think crispy pata, Bi…
Top Choice Bicolano in Virac


Blossoms has the air of an English tearoom downstairs, with its tempting cake display, quaint furniture and cheery ambience. Upstairs is a more modern air-con dining space. The food is uniformly good – from its sign…
Top Choice Indian in Legazpi

Chachi's Inn

The simplicity of this little kitchen-dining room with plastic chairs belies the quality of the Indian cooking. Friendly hosts Cecil and Doris chat with guests while preparing authentic North Indian dishes such as b…
Top Choice Filipino in Naga

Bob Marlin

Bob Marlin is locally renowned as the best spot in town to chow down on crispy pata (deep-fried pork knuckle). Other Filipino dishes such as inahaws (grills) also hit the spot, and it's a sociable and entertaining p…
Top Choice Filipino in Boac

Kusina sa Plaza

The hugely popular place has two sides, one offering buffet-style Filipino specialities, along with noodle and pasta dishes, the other a fast-food cafe doing burgers, pizzas, coffee and juices.
Hill in Legazpi

Ligñon Hill Nature Park

For one of the best panoramic views of brooding Mt Mayon and the city, head up Ligñon Hill. It’s a steep, but paved, 20-minute walk up the hill; tricycles generally won't do it. At the top you’ll find a park, a cafe…
Church in Daraga

Daraga Church

Set on a hill splendidly overlooking Mt Mayon is the baroque-style Nuestra Senora de la Porteria church in Daraga, constructed completely from volcanic rock in 1773 and with detailed sculpted reliefs on the columns.…