The homegrown dining tradition that is Tatoy’s

When you are looking for a decent dining experience with the family, a business client or your group of friends at a reasonable rate anywhere in Iloilo, then Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafood restaurant should rank top of your list.

This part of the region’s dining culture has become known in the international gastronomic scene simply because of its distinct appeal to discerning palates. While a number of affordable native restaurants have mushroomed around Iloilo featuring the province’s local favorites such as native lechon manok and fresh seafood, Tatoy’s has expanded its main outlet along the shores of Villa, Iloilo for the obvious reason that it is responding to the growing demand of not only the local residents, but also of balikbayans and tourists.

With a number of great reviews and media acclaims, Tatoy’s has established a brand that is winning diners’ hearts and tummies, with homegrown specialties, and prompt and friendly service. The restaurant specializes in lechon manok and is also known for fresh seafood such as grilled shellfish and fish sinigang and tinola.

What makes this seaside restaurant stand out among its competitors is its ability to retain in each of its dishes the ideal texture and the Ilonggo flavor without compromising a single bit despite the pressure of time the kitchen faces due to a large number of guests to serve at every meal. Each dish never tastes bland but is cooked just the way it is when one visits an Ilonggo home – prepared with love, indeed!

Tatoy's flagship specialty - the most tender of all lechon manok I have tasted. Nothing like it.
Tatoy’s flagship specialty – the most tender of all lechon manok I have tasted so far. Nothing like it.
Diwal (angel wings): Believe it or not it was my first time to taste this undersea delicacy.
Diwal (angel wings): Believe it or not it was my first time to taste this undersea delicacy.
This pork lechon is an invitingly sinful combination of crisp and succulence awaiting you to sink your teeth into.
This pork lechon is an invitingly sinful combination of crisp and succulence awaiting you to sink your teeth into.
The hot and sour fish kilawin on the side is a must-have in every meal.
The hot and sour fish kilawin on the side is a must-have in every meal.

Whenever a returning relative or a local tourist visits our place, it has not only been our pride but also a family tradition to take them to Tatoy’s for a lovely eat-out experience.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Elmer says:

    Hi!

    I’m from Iloilo City but if I’m not mistaken Roxas City is our country’s seafood capital.

    Tatoy’s native chicken inasal is one of the best out there but there are others too. Have you tried Rawit’s in Central Market? They’re 50 pesos cheaper I think and on the same level as that of Tatoy’s.

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    1. simplytwinky says:

      Thanks Elmer for the correction. Indeed the most important one! Had that part removed.
      Regards, Twinky

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      1. Elmer says:

        No problem. 😀

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