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Top Choice Pub Food in Tacloban

What the Fork

A brilliant pop-up on the Yellow Doors Hostel rooftop that draws a creative, arty crowd for its delicious marinated meats and hand-rolled pizzas. Also works as a bar with terrace tables catching night breezes. The F…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Tacloban

Canto Fresco

There's an earthy, authentic flavour to this boho, Italian-influenced place. On the menu you'll find rustic hand-rolled pizza, pasta, sandwiches, fine salads and a few Asian tastes. Sit on the streetside tables or i…
Top Choice Filipino in Tacloban

Cocina Juan Luna

Offering a rustic feel in the city, this delightful restaurant is set in an open-sided, traditional wooden structure in a garden with bench seating. Choose a dish or three from the earthenware pots on display; all h…
Historic Site in Tacloban

MV Eva Jocelyn

Huge ships were cast inland during the 7m storm surge caused by Typhoon Yolanda. The bow of one of them, MV Eva Jocelyn, has been kept as a memorial, surrounded by passing traffic and rebuilt shanties. It's around 2…
LGBT in Tacloban

Tacloban Pride

First held in 2015, this LGBT celebration is now held annually for a week in March. There are films and poetry readings; venues including Yellow Doors host events.
Cultural in Tacloban


Mardi Gras Leyte-style, with colourful floats and dancing troupes through the streets of Tacloban.
Historic Site in Tacloban

Santo Niño Shrine & Heritage Center

Leyte's most famous daughter is Imelda Romualdez Marcos, whose family is from Tolosa. Her influence in Tacloban is evident in the city's street names and in this prominent mansion built with the Marcos' millions. It…
Seafood in Tacloban

Ochó Seafood & Grill

A local favourite, Ochó is a bustling, authentic place where you select your fish or seafood from the display and get them to cook it however you like it. Try shrimp with chilli and garlic sauce. Vegos are catered f…
Lounge in Tacloban


On the top floor of Hotel XYZ, this sleek lounge bar has a terrific cocktail selection (P150 to P220), wine by the glass, imported beers and killer views. Also serves Greek and Japanese food (meals about P320), whic…
Burgers in Tacloban

Pop-Up Kitchen

A hip burger bar with arty decor that draws a cool crowd; try a wasabi burger (P200), or for a snack the Parmesan fries (P70) hit the spot. Also offers great buffalo wings, herb grilled chicken, pork belly, fries an…