Try any or all of these batchoy spots in Iloilo to find which one is the best for you.

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Growing up eating batchoy, some might probably wonder if Ilonggos ever get tired of eating batchoy. But no, we, the Ilonggos, are always looking forward to our next bowl of batchoy even if we’ve been eating this savory noodle dish all our lives. Proof is the presence of several batchoy eateries in every district in the city and towns in the province.

In Iloilo, the biggest names when it comes to batchoy are Ted’s and Deco’s but over the years, many new players have entered the arena and have started to make a name for themselves. If you find yourself in the “City of Love” or anywhere in Iloilo, here are the best batchoy spots in Iloilo as recommended by Ilonggos:

Established in 1978, Popoy’s Batchoy is undoubtedly the crowd favorite and is even as The Best Batchoy in 2020 during the First Iloilo Batchoy Festival organized by the Department of Tourism Region VI, SM City Iloilo and Iloilo City Government.

Its first site is in Central Market in Iloilo City Proper but it has branches in Robinsons Place Main, SM City Iloilo, GT Mall Pavia and San Miguel.

At Popoy’s, customers can choose their type of noodle – pancit (also referred to as miki by Ilonggos), bihon, or miswa.

Popoy’s Batchoy SM City Iloilo

Central Market Iloilo
Robinsons Place Iloilo
San Miguel, Iloilo (Brgy. Igtambo)
SM City Iloilo Food Hall

Alicia’s Batchoy of Pueblo de Alicia Restaurant in Jaro may not be claiming to be the first or oldest but it’s becoming popular among locals and tourists alike. Their noodle selection includes pancit, bihon, miswa and sotanghon. Aside from batchoy, the restaurant also serves other local dishes such as grilled fish, steamed/baked oysters, dinuguan, lechon kawali, and native chicken dishes.

Alicia’s Batchoyan

Washington St, Brgy Democracia, Jaro Iloilo City

+63 922 386 5828 (Sun)
+63 917 570 0078 (Globe)
+63 999 880 5529 (Smart)

Alicia’s Batchoy
07:00AM – 08:00PM

Alicia’s Restaurant
Lunch – 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Dinner – 5:00PM – 8:00PM

It may not be located in the city but batchoy connoisseurs from the city and nearby towns make an effort to get to this batchoyan because of their superb-tasting batchoy. Also referred to as Sobredo’s Batchoy and Batchoyan sa Ilawod, Batchoyan ni Jasmin is a humble hole in the wall eatery serving bowls of this delicious goodness.

Take note that the queue is often long and they stop serving around 3:00 PM or until when their supply lasts so make sure to come early.

Also claiming to be the original La Paz batchoy, their first location is in La Paz market and has a branch in Atria.

Netong’s Restaurant – The Shops at Atria

Netong’s Original La Paz Batchoy
La Paz Public Market
Rizal St., La Paz, Iloilo City

Netong’s REstaurant
The Shops at Atria
Donato Pison Avenue, Mandurriao, Iloilo City

One of the big names when it comes to batchoy, Deco’s remains to be on the top five of the most well-loved batchoy in Iloilo. Aside from the usual batchoy offerings, they pioneered this batchoy kit perfect to take home as pasalubong. The soup is cold and the ingredients are vacuum-sealed to maintain the food’s quality. Frozen kit in a thermal pouch is also available for longer travels.

Deco’s used to have several branches all over the city but now they are down to three only – Valeria, Robinsons Jaro and Robinsons Iloilo.

Remember that each place may have its own take on batchoy, so it’s worth trying a few different places to discover your personal favorite.

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