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Allan's Talaba and Seafood

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Oton National Road, Iloilo City, Iloilo Province, Philippines
+63 919 894 6004
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Allan's Talaba in Oton has become my favorite pit stop as well as taking home surprises to family. The restaurant is across from Guiasano, open air, always a breeze. The seafood is delightful and so is the price. Oysters are number one for me. I do enjoy many of their other dishes as well. The staff are efficient and friendly.... More 

Thank Jan A
Antique, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

First time I ate there the food was great. Value for money but the last time I ate there, the shell fish weren't good.

Thank raymund_perez
Davao City, Philippines
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

Allan's talabahan is famous in the area. Their serving of talaba (oysters) is very, very generous for its price. We ate here last Christmas vacation and ordered other dishes along with the talaba and paid for less than Php 350. Not bad considering there were 4 of us eating (3 adults and one kid). Just make sure you are not... More 

1 Thank Hanson C
Quezon City, Philippines
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

Our family enjoyed dinner over Talaba, steamed shrimps and chicken heart barbecue! Will definitely come again :)

Thank ginagco
Iloilo City, Philippines
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

I only went there once, but I can't forget the taste of talaba (oyster) with creamy milk powder sprinkled generously on top. Instead of melted butter, Allan's talaba has milk powder as topping. It creates a unique combination of flavors. You have to try it to really understand why people love it!

2 Thank Marie Claire B
Quezon City, Philippines
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Allan's is one the local resto in Iloilo, I've never heard of it before but my family knows this. And besides it is really popular with the locals. i did not eat Talaba though, I'm hesitant. LOL. BUT! I ate porkchop and also fish. It is tasty. Did not expect it. Be prepared for the flies due to its open... More 

4 Thank Taramochi23
Quezon City, Philippines
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83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

The first thing that comes to mind whenever we make a trip to iloilo is this place. Really cheap Talaba (oysters). I eat an average of 2 to 3 buckets of oysters whenever i visit this place which is everytime im in iloilo. Their kilawin shrimp is also quite yummy. They have now moved to a much bigger place compared... More 

2 Thank Patrick294248
Davao City, Philippines
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133 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013 via mobile

FOOD IS CHEAP PERIOD ! Warning: don't eat oysters on an empty stomach. and pack anti-diarrhea meds :) Good luck and enjoy highly recommended for cheap seafood

2 Thank sheymoure
Makati, Philippines
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185 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

The place is incredibly causal, the floor is not even paved. Mostly locals patronize this place because it's doesn't look much. But the seafood is good and cheap. Locals recommend this so we tried it. We had the grilled stuffed squid, grilled pork belly, grilled chicken and the fish with soup. Incredibly tasty and so good with rice and spicy... More 

1 Thank kenshen
Iloilo City, Philippines
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

I have gone at Allan's.. a couple of times and what keeps me coming back is their special grill oyster topped with cheese, butter, milk and garlic. As for me with a sweet tongue, it really satisfies my palate. Allan's was the pioneer for oysters cooked this way. They have got the juiciest talaba so far, in Iloilo. Other foods... More 

4 Thank DinagyangSaIl0il0

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Philippine, Seafood, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oton National Road, Iloilo City, Iloilo Province, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Panay Island  >  Iloilo Province  >  Iloilo City
  • Phone Number: +63 919 894 6004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?