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9 Restaurants in the Bacolod Marketplace for Food Hunters

Begin a gastronomic adventure in Bacolod’s hippest diner complex

By: Yoorekka Team | January 01, 2023
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The Marketplace is the newest food haven for locals and visitors alike in Bacolod City.

Image: Scarborough Seafoods Pala-Pala Facebook page

Negros Occidental’s capital, Bacolod, is one of the province’s best places to eat delectable dishes. There are so many restaurants in Bacolod offering various delicious food, which makes it easier for locals and tourists to identify fantastic food spots. Bacolod Marketplace, a food spot beside the New Government Center (NGC), is one of the food attractions in the city.

Read on to learn more about the best Bacolod restaurants inside this go-to food hub.

1. Manhattan's Fleet Gastropub

Operating Hours: 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM

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The beautiful façade of Manhattan's Fleet Gastropub.

Image: Manhattan's Fleet Gastropub

Heads up, food and beer lovers! Manhattan's Fleet Gastropub offers excellent food and a wide selection of beers. This Gastropub has an urban ambiance that millennials will surely love. In this Marketplace restaurant, you can experience various tastes of beers from all over the world. Their draft beer is also a must-try. Up for a meal and beer? You know where to go the next time you are in the Marketplace.

2. Babi Chops Grill

Operating Hours:
Monday, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

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The signage with PhP199 caught the attention of many at Babi Chops Grill.

Image: Babi Chops Grill

Would you believe that Bacolod has a resto that offers unlimited spareribs, back ribs, and barbecue? This unlimited pork concept is new in the Bacolod food scene, and locals love it. Babi Chops Grill is worth visiting if you are up for binge eating or just want to drink with your friends with an unlimited pulutan. The place is not offering alcoholic beverages in a bucket, but you can buy per piece. Being a little more patient is advised, especially during peak hours.

3. The Market Pub

Operating Hours: Daily, 5:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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The Instagram-worthy bar of The Market Pub.

Image: The Market Pub

The Market Pub is a fantastic and hip little place that offers an excellent dining experience. The area has a friendly and relaxing atmosphere, perfect for dining and drinking. If you see a bright red telephone booth door in the marketplace, that’s The Market Pub. Since it is a pub, they also have a wide selection of imported beers with unique, special flavors. So, if you ever want a drink to have a drink at this NGC Bacolod restaurant, think about The Market Pub.

4. Scarborough Seafoods Restaurant

Operating Hours: Daily, 11:0 AM to 9:00 PM

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It seems like it’s always a fiesta at Scarborough Seafoods Restaurant!

Image: Scarborough Seafoods Restaurant

Scarborough Seafoods is a restaurant at the Marketplace where no menu is needed. If you crave seafood from Sipalay and Cauayan, dining at Scarborough Seafoods will satisfy you. In this restaurant, you get to choose the seafood of your choice and have it cooked how you want—whether tinola (clear soup), sizzling, fried, grilled, or kinilaw. The restaurant has cool interiors with walls painted light green and blue, relaxing to the eyes.

5. Tiffany’s Confections

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

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The artsy interiors of Tiffany’s Confections make it a perfect atmosphere for a date.

Image: Tiffany’s Confections

Aside from pubs, Filipino restaurants, and seafood restaurants, the Marketplace also has Tiffany’s Confections! This artisan dessert restaurant is a sweet hideaway for locals and tourists looking for desserts in the City of Smiles. Their Mango Cheesecake is their best seller and the dessert you should not miss! You can pair up a piece of cake with their coffee since their brewed coffee is also tasty. The desserts at this Bacolod Marketplace restaurant are budget-friendly compared to other famous cake shops here in Bacolod, so if you are on a budget might as well check this out.

6. Hat Trick Sports Grill

Operating Hours:
Monday to Wednesday, 4:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Thursday to Saturday, 11:00 PM to 4:00 AM
Sunday, 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM

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Young guys love to talk about sports and chill out at Hat Trick Sports Grill.

Image: Hat Trick Sports Grill

Hat Trick Sports Grill is perfect for a sports fan to socialize, dine and drink. Here in this restaurant, they televise important games in basketball, football, and boxing, among others, for the entertainment of their diners. Hat Trick Sports Grill is an open-air resto-bar serving American cuisines, beers, coolers, and cocktails. Are you a sports fan who wants to chill out? Or do you just want to socialize with other sports fans and love to discuss the pre or post-games that interest you? Then, Hat Trick Sports Grill is a perfect place to be!

7. Tent Five Dining and Sports

Operating Hours:
Monday to Thursday and Sunday, 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Friday to Saturday, 5:00 PM to 3:00 AM

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The façade of Tent Five Dining and Sports Lounge.

Image: Tent Five Dining and Sports Lounge

Tent Five Dining and Sports Lounge is one of the favorite food spots in the City of Smiles. This Marketplace restaurant is uniquely known for its organized way of taking and delivering food through a red button on each table. When pressed, the red button gives a signal to the waiters through their watch. What a convenient way of ordering, right? If you are looking for a restaurant that can serve in a fast-paced and efficient manner, try visiting Tent Five Dining and Sports Lounge.

8. Recados Restaurant

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Fresh ingredients are seen outside Recados Restaurant.

Image: Recados Bacolod

Recados is a restaurant that serves Filipino dishes. If you have visitors from other countries who want to try authentic Filipino food, this is worth considering. Kinilaw (ceviche), seafood sinigang (clear sour broth), and porchetta (boneless pork roast) is a must-try. You might also want to try their tablea (local chocolate) bar if you are craving dessert. However, visiting the place is the answer if you miss your mom’s cooking. Experience homey vibes in the food they serve at Recados.

November 2022 Update: Recados is temporarily closed. Follow them on Facebook,, to be the first to know when they resume operations!

9. Enting's Special of Sagay

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Crabs are abundant at Enting's Special of Sagay at the Marketplace.

Image: Enting's Special of Sagay

Get your sumptuous seafood cuisines in this NGC Bacolod restaurant! Enting’s Special of Sagay Restaurant is a seafood restaurant owned by Vicente Lobaton. The name of place was named after his nickname “Enting”. Seafood and kinilaw is the bestseller dish in their restaurant. The area is well-ventilated, with a good and relaxing ambiance which is perfect for families dining outside the home.

November 2022 Update: Enting’s Special of Sagay is temporarily closed, but their Kauswagan rd. Poblacion 2 Sagay City Negros Occidental branch remains open.

What food spots in The Marketplace have you already visited? Let us know them!

Visit Yoorekka Magazine for more restaurants and dining options in Bacolod and Negros!

Stay safe as you dine in! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions. For now, keep safe!

This article was initially published in Yoorekka on November 14, 2018.

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