Besides its rich history and stunning beaches, the city of Roxas is also well-known for its delectable offerings, specifically when it comes to marine delicacies.
Recognized as the ‘Seafood Capital of the Philippines,’ Roxas has it all – from huge crabs heavy with aligue, fresh oysters, buttered scallops, prawns, shrimps, stuffed squid, and more.
Now, the question is, where do you look?
If you want to know more, then scroll through our list! We’ll curate the best places that’ll provide you with that authentic Roxas City seafood experience!
Seaside Dining at Baybay Beach
Are you someone who enjoys their meals surrounded by nature, specifically the sea or ocean? Then, the best thing you can do is participate in Roxas’ Baybay dining!
Here, you’ll be able to appreciate the stunning view of the city’s Baybay Beach while munching on freshly harvested seafood.
Here are some of the places we recommend:
- Seafood Court at People’s Park
When it comes to seafood, Roxas’ Seafood Court at People’s Park is always on top of the list. You really can’t say you’ve been to the Capiz gem if you haven’t been here.
The restaurant offers a very Filipino approach to their cooking, so you’ll surely be presented with only the best combinations for your palate.
The ingredients are as fresh as can be, you can even see them being hauled in and still moving.
- Albason’s Seafood Grill
Just as its name suggests, Albason’s is famed for its seafood grill dishes. Here, you can pick out the main ingredient of your dish fresh and still alive – be it fish, prawns, scallops, oysters, and more.
You can also have them prepared however you want! And while waiting, you can appreciate the view of the sea and the cold breeze that contrasts perfectly with the smoky atmosphere.
Don’t Forget to Buy Pasalubong
- Banica Dried Fish Market
Apart from fresh seafood, Roxas City is also famed for its preserved goods. And the best place to be at when looking for such things is the Banica Dried Fish Market.
Here, you’ll be treated to different dried seafood specialties from dried pusit, danggit, dilis, or even shrimp.
It’s also the perfect place to buy goods to bring back home to your loved ones or friends.
- Ivisan ‘Bagsakan’ Market
At the end of your Roxas trip, you’re probably thinking of bringing home something to remember the city by – and what better than fresh seafood!
In Ivisan Market, there’s no shortage of marine life ready for the taking. From the biggest crabs you’ve ever seen, buckets of mussels and oysters, and to fish still jumping out of nets, it’s all here.
But of course, you also need to be ready. We recommend you prepare coolers and iceboxes to store your seafood in – to keep them fresh and contain the smell. Buy ice, too! Lots of it!
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