Buto't Balat

Top choice filipino in Iloilo

Even with SM City across the street, mall-themed restaurants feel worlds away at this atmospheric thatch-roofed pavilion. Munch on Ilonggo specialities such as tinuom (chicken in banana leaves) and seafood – most serve two to three healthy appetites – amid soft and romantic lighting hanging like branches from trees.

There are branches in Jaro Plaza and Dalon Solis Ave, just over a block from the Iloilo River, close to the city centre.