Reservations are acceptedView their Facebook account12 Zandueta St., 2500 San Fernando, La Union+63 917 852-7919. We stopped by everyday hoping to find them open but they never were. What they Serve: Continental cuisine Your email address will not be published. Flotsam and Jetsam is a restaurant that celebrates art, music, and imagination in every dish they serve. You can see this surge in popularity from all the establishments popping up in the area, from boutique hotels to coffee shops to cocktail bars and restaurants. Operating Hours: Hostel hours They’re one of the most affordable choices in the area, and they’re definitely a popular choice for late-night drinking sessions with your barkada. What they Serve: Seafood sandwiches, pasta Papa Bear has a focused menu offering different types of Asian dishes like pho, char kway teow, and sambal pork. Expect to Spend: Around PHP 250-350 per person. Operating Hours: 11AM-12MN, daily To help you find these restaurants, I’ve pinned them all on the map below. Seawadeeka offers Asian specialties like banh mi, pad Thai, nasi lemak, and satay. Here’s the aforementioned Classic Quarter Pounder (PHP 240) which tastes every bit as good as it looks. Their bowls are so good, it’s hard to believe their both dairy-free AND sugar-free. Even the white meat was moist. What they Serve: Pizza This is the only place in this list that isn’t actually in San Juan. Their must-try dishes include the famous Pinakbet Iloko and Cheesy Beef Nachos. Located within Solarena Seaside Resort, Casa Mana serves comfort food right by the beach, you can also be sure that their seafood is as fresh as it gets! As described, El Union Coffee is one of the most popular places in San Juan. They’re known for serving these healthy fruit smoothie bowls made with different types of fresh fruit and homemade granola. Aside from the usual burrito fillings, it was stuffed with fries, cheese, and Ilocos or Vigan longganisa which happens to be my all-time favorite type of longganisa. Map updates are paused. If you find yourself needing a cone or a cupful of ice cream to cool you down, head on to Leche Ice Cream, an ice cream shop that serves up nostalgic flavors like Bilo-Bilo, Champorado + Tuyo, and Flat Tops. Reservations are acceptedView their Instagram accountFlotsam and Jetsam Hostel, 2514 San Juan, La Union. The seafood tastes fresh and the roll is nice and soft. According to the server, this begg and the sambal pork (PHP 250) are Papa Bear’s specialties. If I remember correctly, a bucket of 5 San Mig Lights cost just PHP 270. Halo Halo De Iloko Balay may be hard to find, but it sure is worth it. Get discovered on the Philippines' #1 online seller directory. Gefseis Greek Grill is one of the most popular restaurants in the area. Gerry's Grill. I was more excited to have burritos and hamburgers than typical Filipino food, but we wound up having one of our best meals here at Tagpuan. What they Serve: Rice bowls, chicken wings No time to read this now? But their best bowl perhaps, and the one you should try considering the region, is this bagnet rice bowl (PHP 120). “Got my picky-eater daughter's seal of...”, “Beste Pizza von San Fernando! I bet this sweet fluffy snack is all the rage on Instagram. What they Serve: Sandwiches, empanada Your email address will not be published. What they Serve: Asian dishes On a hot summer’s day, nothing beats a scoop of cold ice cream. At night, practically everyone vacationing in San Juan will be here. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in Philippines. It isn’t nearly as stylish or hip but the beers here are decidedly cheaper. 3 Tagpuan This Filipino restaurant is popular for their comforting and classic pinoy dishes for a reasonable price. Leche is an ice cream parlor that serves interesting Filipino-inspired flavors like champorado-tuyo (chocolate porridge, dried fish), mangga’t suman (mango with steamed rice cake), and coconut three-way. 3. In fact, it was the very first restaurant we went to soon as we arrived in San Juan. Expect to Spend: Around PHP 200-300 per person. Food parks have been all the rage in Manila in recent years and they’ve proliferated in other parts of the country as well, including La Union. If you like seafood, then you shouldn’t miss this. Papak sa dagat means “to snack by the ocean” in Filipino. No reservations acceptedCheck them out hereView their Instagram accountKilometre 274 MacArthur Highway, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union. Kabsat – San Juan. No reservations acceptedView their Instagram account239 National Highway, Urbiztondo, 2514 San Juan, La Union(072) 607-4914. They offer a few seafood pasta dishes as well. Halo Halo de Iloko, as their name suggests, is a popular halo-halo restaurant in the neighboring town of San Fernando. Click on the red save button and pin it for later! This place was by far the most popular restaurant at 215 Urbiztondo. From there, you may hire a tricycle to San Juan (P100, 15 minutes). This Ilocos Norte burrito (PHP 250) was one of the best things I ate in San Juan. Expect to Spend: Around PHP 300-500 per person. Reservations are acceptedCheck them out hereView their Instagram accountRizal Ave., San Fernando, La Union. What they Serve: Burgers Makai Bowls is one of La Union’s newest foodie joints, serving deliciously healthy smoothie bowls made with real fruit. From what I understand, they used to be located at Flotsam & Jetsam but they’ve since moved to their own location here at the Travel Stop. They have fish tacos (PHP 50) and flautas here as well. Soon as I took the last bite of my roll, I immediately ordered this crispy crab cake burger (PHP 170, single) which comes with one or two patties. With an awesome international cuisine, you can’t go wrong with their food or drinks. Cafe Ilocano. What they Serve: Greek cuisine Operating Hours: 11AM-12MN, daily Operating Hours: 8AM-2AM, Thurs-Sun / 8AM-12MN, Mon / 6PM-12MN, Wed (closed Tuesdays) I had this bowl of begg (PHP 180) which is a dish of house-cured bacon cubes served with a sous vide egg over rice. According to their menu, their bestseller is the barbacoa or slow-cooked beef. Expect to Spend: Around PHP 100-150 per person. What they Serve: Asian dishes Located in San Fernando, La Union that serves authentic and mouthwatering Ilokano cuisine and the famous Fiesta or Buko Halo-Halo! Join over 260,000 People Who Traveleat with Us Every Month! Jerry's Resto Bar And Grill. Reservations are acceptedCheck them out hereView their Instagram accountUrbiztondo, 2514 San Juan, La Union+63 921 604-9989. Operating Hours: 11AM-12MN, daily If you’re in the mood for steak, then Rustic Box is the place to go at Beach Bum Food Park. Sea Nymph Surf Cafe is a homey spot serving delicious yet affordable food selections. Flotsam & Jetsam is fun. It was packed when we were eating at nearby Seawadeeka for lunch. Halo Halo De Iloko Balay may be hard to find, but it sure is worth it. Roughly translated from Ilokano, Kabsat means, “sibling” and connects to the … Now that you’ve got a restaurant bucket list when you visit La Union, make sure you show us your summer food adventures by tagging us on Instagram @bookyapp and #bookymanila on your photos of any of these La Union restaurants! We found great results, but some are outside San Fernando La Union. Beach Break offers a mishmash of snack foods like grilled cheese sandwiches, onion rings, dumplings, and empanada. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. As their name suggests, Sabong La Union offers different types of fried chicken, from Korean soy chicken to chicken glazed with honey and bagoong (fermented shrimp paste). They’ve been approved by both tourists and locals. View their Instagram accountMacArthur National Highway, Barangay Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union(0932) 394 8070. Find them at the Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel! It’s located at the side of the Mad Monkeys burger restaurant. Operating Hours: 11AM-10PM, Wed-Mon (closed Tuesdays) Our insider tip is that you could start visiting them as early as 6:30am. Operating Hours: 11AM-12MN, daily El Union is a popular cafe making rounds on our Instagram feeds. Expect to Spend: Around PHP 200-250 per person. Expect to Spend: Around PHP 200-300 per person. Makai Bowls is another popular eatery in San Juan. Operating Hours: 8AM-6PM, Thurs-Mon (closed Tues-Wed) The place was buzzing with activity anyway. Not sure how much cocktails are but local beers like San Mig Light are PHP 270 per bucket of 5. With choices that are perfect for this summer! The fried chicken was delicious too. Reservations are acceptedView their Instagram accountUrbiztondo, San Juan, La Union 2514+63 917 880-3040. 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