Updated as of March 2023.
Dagupan City in Pangasinan — home to the tastiest “bangus” milk-fish in the country and known for the yearly celebrated Bangus Festival. As a result, Dagupeneos boasts off a number of bangus fish delicacies that can only be found in a number of local restaurants in the city. In this article, let me tour you around to one of the best restaurants in Dagupan City!
My hometown. Yeap! I have lived in 3 different places for the past 20-ish years of my life. I was born and raised in Dagupan City, went to Baguio City to get a college degree and lived in Manila for almost 5 years for my previous job.
Realizing that I have less articles dedicated to my hometown, here is a food guide from a local Dagupeña! I’ll be posting more about my hometown, the places you can visit and things to do. So make sure to keep posted and subscribe on my newsletter. 🙂
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Manila to Dagupan City
Dagupan City is very accessible from most common places like Baguio City and Manila. There are lots of bus-line companies offering this route. For instance, (1) Victory Liner, (2) Solid North and (3) Five Star Bus. Depending on what bus you are going to take, the travel time is usually between 4 hours – 6 hours and the fare is approximately PHP 350.00 – PHP 400.00.
The bus terminals in Manila are located in Cubao station, Pasay station or Sampaloc station. So you can choose any of the 3 if which one is closer to you.
VICTORY LINER BUS SCHEDULE FROM CUBAO/PASAY TO DAGUPAN
|CUBAO TO DAGUPAN||PASAY TO DAGUPAN|
|5:20 AM||8:00 AM|
|8:20 AM||10:00 AM|
|11:20 AM||12:40 AM|
|2:00 PM||3:20 AM|
FIVE STAR BUS SCHEDULE FROM CUBAO TO DAGUPAN
|DAGUPAN (DELUXE VIA TPLEX)||2 AM – 10 AM|
Cubao Terminal Contact Information
(02) 911-7359 (6AM – 10AM)
(Globe) 0927-712-4349 | (Sun) 0943-7065083 (24/7)
674 Edsa E. Rodriguez Quezon City
Best Restaurants in Dagupan City
Here are the best restaurants that you can try when in Dagupan City! These are recommendations from my friends and family from Dagupan. If you want to add something on the list, feel free to comment below so we can add it. Share your experience too and why you recommend it. Happy eating! 🙂
CAMP PARES DGP
Apparently, Camp Pares DGP has been taking Dagupan City by storm in the last few months! Now that the best pares in town is finally here, people mob the place everyday to get a taste of the pares.
As a locally born Dagupena, One of the things I love about Camp Pares is the price range of their food. It is surprisingly very affordable for its quality! This is why people love the restaurant because you can enjoy a meal that is within the average budget.
ACL ILOILO’S AUTHENTIC LAPAZ BATCHOY
The new restaurant in town opened its doors for scallops lovers out there! The cheapest sizzling scallop is in ACL Iloilo’s Authentic Lapaz Batchoy. Don’t hesitate to try their Iloilo specials like lapaz batchoy.
Check out their Facebook page for more info on how to get there, restaurant hours, menu and prices!
CIUDAD ELMINA FISHING VILLAGE
A traditional style of floating restaurant located in the rural area of Pangasinan. Ciudad Elmina is particularly famous for serving Dagupan-style food which includes seafood buffet and other meals.
Famous for celebrations and family gatherings. Enjoy a refreshing feeling of nature when dining at Ciudad Elmina Fishing Village. Di you know that famous TV Host and Personnel Kris Aquino went to dine here? Yeap!
Address: Bacayao Norte Road, Bacayao Norte, Dagupan, Pangasinan
Operating Days/Hours: Open Daily at 11AM – 11PM
Contact: 0923 -248-5977
Facebook: Ciudad Elmina
MATUTINA’S AND GERRY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE
Available on GrabE Delivary Services! Come and feast in one of the finest seafood dining experiences in the country. Indulge yourself in an unforgettable delightful meal and relax in Matutina’s cozy ambiance of home.
“We are dedicated in bringing you the freshest seafood and greatest service possible!”
Address: DE VENECIA ROAD,EXTENTION,BRGY.PANTAL, DAGUPAN CITY,PANGASINAN, 2400 Pangasinan
Operating Days/Hours: Open Daily at 7AM – 9:30PM
Website: Matutina’s And Gerry’s Seafood House
As we all know, or should I say — as all Dagupeñas and Dagupeños know, Dagupena Restaurant is definitely one of the oldest restaurants in the history of Dagupan City.
Try their most recommended food papaitan and boneless bangus!
Address: Calasiao – Urdaneta Rd, Barangay San Miguel, Calasiao, 2418 Pangasinan
Operating Days/Hours: Open Daily at 7AM – 10:00PM
Contact: (075) 522 2752
Facebook: Dagupena Restaurant
The best pigar-pigar in town is in Uson! When you ask locals where to eat when it comes to the traditional food pigar-pigar, they will point you to Uson’s. I can still remember every-time I come home in Dagupan from Manila or Baguio, I would always look for pigar-pigar. And Uson is always the first place we go for take-out food.
Address: Binmaley Rd, Dagupan, Pangasinan
Operating Days/Hours: Open Daily at 6AM – 2AM
Contact: (075) 653 0812
Facebook: Uson Pigar
I highly recommend Kahluts Restaurant in Arellano near Nepo Mall! They have the best menu for sisig, lechon manok and all sort of barbecue style food at a very affordable price. “Kalut” or “kahlut” is a Pangasinan term meaning barbecue. So if you’re looking for barbecue style meal in town, might as well drop by at Kahluts. Moreover, they also offer other soup dishes like sinigang and more.
Address: 135 Arellano Street, Barangay Pantal, Dagupan, 2400 Pangasinan
Operating Days/Hours: Open Daily at 10AM – 10PM
Contact: 0933 872 6238
“Kainan ng Bayan, where Perlas and Tsinelas meet.” Famous for its Filipino cuisine – from signature local dishes to desserts. Los Pedritos is known for their Sate Manok, Sisig, Crispy Pata, Palabok, Batchoy, Halo-Halo, Cheese Cupcake, Hopia, Pineapple twist, etc. They also have varieties of rice bowls, fast food meals, and milkshakes as well.
Address: Tapuac and Metro Plaza Branches
For TAKE-OUT and PICK-UP, you can call us at:
? 0995 099 4988
TAPUAC (075) 653-1348, (075) 653-1347
LINGAYEN (075) 523-4840
METROPLAZA (075) 615-1611
OPEN BRANCHES FOR TAKE-OUT AND PICK-UP FROM 7AM-4PM DAILY:
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Heads up foodies and food bloggers in Dagupan City, Pangasinan, here’s an instagrammable restaurant and cafe worth to put on your list. Pick your choice from their menu of pizzas, vegetable salads, meat course, desserts, and pastries. Perfect for birthday celebrations, family get together, and barkada group eat outs!
Read My Full Review Here: Siblings Restaurant & Cafe Blog Review
Address: Mayombo, Dagupan City
Operating Days/Hours: Open Daily at 11AM – 9PM
Contact: (075) 637 5611
Facebook: Siblings Restaurant
KAINAN NI MANG PEPING
Kainan ni Mang Peping resembles the ambiance of Mang Inasal. The place is very welcoming to Filipino guests as it provides a very Pinoy-style atmosphere.
Address: De Venecia Hi-way Extension, Dagupan, 2400
Operating Days/Hours: Open Daily at 6AM – 10PM
Contact: (075) 696 1322
Facebook: Kainan ni Mang Pepin
SILANTRO FIL-MEX CANTINA
If you are in the mood for snacks and nachos, Silantro is the place for you! Also located in the street of Perez Blvd, you can enjoy a fun-filled plate of snacks here. Most of their food are Filipino and Mexican style. Furthermore, Silantro also has a lot of branches around the country. For instance, they have a branck in Pasig City and Baguio City too.
Address: 229 Perez Blvd, Downtown District, Dagupan, 2400 Pangasinan
Operating Days/Hours: Open Daily at 10AM – 10PM
Contact: (075) 649 1001
Home to the best pizza in town! Olivia’s Pizzeria is a must try restaurant especially for people who loves pizza. They are currently available for pick-up and delivery. Try their bestselling nachos and pepperoni pizza.
Address: AB Fernandez E Ave, Dagupan, 2400 Pangasinan
Operating Days/Hours: Open Daily at 10AM – 7PM
Contact: GLOBE: 09752296511 GLOBE: 09351139588 | SMART: 09616271595 |SUN: 09310778538
Facebook: Olivia’s Pizzeria
A restaurant serving Filipino and Asian cuisine like bagnet kare-kare. They also serve a variety of cakes and pastries. For their updated menu, check their Facebook page below!
Address: Dagupan, 2400 Pangasinan
Contact: 0917 336 1333
Facebook: Chef Distrito
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