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Bacolod 18th St. Palapala Seafood Grill & Restaurant : A Must Try in Bacolod City

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18th St. Palapala Seafood Grill Restaurant – The Best Seafood Restaurant in the City of Smiles

Fan of sea foods? Or might I say fresh seafood? Well, when it comes to Bacolodnons, Palapala is the same as having that fresh seafood on display and you can say what way you want them cooked. Sounds yummy? Yes, this has been a tourist attraction in Bacolod. Thus, the whole experience also of choosing what fresh seafood you want and what way you want them to be cooked is really exciting. This is something that many expediters, travelers and tourists really find enjoyable.

Have you tried it? For some who have, I’m sure that you will all agree with me. If you have tried the old Palapala marketplace along San Juan St. Sure, you have tried the foods  to be cooked grilled. Sometimes it is fried or can even be “Tola” (local term for Fish Sinigang). It is relatively limiting and you have some choices.

Fish Tola or Fish Sinigang

On the entrance, you’ll see a huge Welcome sign to greet you. It is very delightful and amazing to really see that they cook food in a unique way. I can say that some of which also have a touch of other cuisines. Behind the Bacolod 18th St. Palapala Restaurant are the Lopez Family who love travelling and being involved in various activities and interests. And because of these experiences, they acquire ideas that helped them to create and expand the restaurant’s menu. And when you tried to enter, you will notice that the place is very spacious.

Bacolod 18th St Palapala frontThe Entrance Parking

Open dining area at 18th St. PalapalaOpen dining area at Bacolod 18th St. Palapala


Blue Marlin that’s grilled is very mouth-watering. And I can tell you, aside from being fresh; the fish makes a great dish for a luxurious lunch. Aside from this, you can pick from a large variety of fresh seafood.

Grilled Blue MarlinGrilled Blue Marlin


Also, the Lapu lapu fish head with bell pepper sauce is absolutely delicious. Oops, don’t worry. It is not really spicy. As what they say, it is inspired by a food unnamed from an eatery located in Makati.

Lapu-lapu Fish Head in Bell Pepper SauceLapu-lapu Fish Head in Bell Pepper Sauce


For the shrimp, they are offering the Steamed Shrimp in Lemon Butter Sauce. Also, it is inspired by one of their travels abroad, in Singapore. I love how they cooked the shrimp. In this way, this is not the typical steamed nor tinola. A lemon butter sauce is mixed with the steamed shrimp gives you a unique experience. Well, it is different because it’s not too saucy to overwhelm the flavour of the shrimp. Absolutely, it manages to still put the shrimp on the spotlight.  The Peppered Shrimp is also a must try, it is sauteed and with lots of peppercorns – for those who love the spicy peppercorns.

Steamed Shrimp in Lemon Butter SauceSteamed Shrimp in Lemon Butter Sauce

Peppered ShrimpPeppered Shrimp (check out my version of this here Peppered Shrimp Recipe)

Are you familiar with kinilaw na tanigue? I don’t know if you’re thinking with a tasty dish having coconut milk with tomatoes, vinegar, red chilli and kadios beans mix with salted eggs. Sounds appealing? Yup! This can be your favorite dish when you try this 18th St. Palapala. You cannot taste the raw fish and also the awkward texture is removed.

Tangigue KinilawTangigue Kinilaw


Do you know what calamares is?  For calamares, here you have a special sauce. The Calamares is also amazing. You have the crisp and chewy having a sauce that gives you a touch of Japanese flavor.  Then try sisig next. The spices are just perfect and not overcooked.

CalamaresCalamares (for Calamares Recipe)


SisigSisig (for Sisig recipe)


The Fishermans Delight,  a mixed Seafood with coconut milk is the best. Of course, all seafoods are fresh, it has shrimp, crab, fish and squid.

The Fishermans DelightThe Fishermans Delight


At Bacolod 18th St. Palapala Seafood Grill Restaurant, you can choose the seafood you want, just go to the seafood counter and select the fish or sea shell you want for your “Paluto”.

Fresh seafood are delivered everyday.


Aside from this, they also offer private and air-conditioned rooms. You will also find the place neat and breezy. Parking areas are also available.

Bacolod 18th Street Palapala Seafood Grill n Restaurant Function roomBacolod 18th Street Palapala Seafood Grill & Restaurant Function room

Bacolod 18th Street Palapala Seafood Grill n Restaurant Function room


turo-turo counterTuro-turo style is also served daily.


On the other hand if you travel and take a cab, the  Bacolod 18th St. Palapala Restaurant is very easily reached, located at the heart of the city.

It is a perfect place to treat the family and friends to enjoy the best of Bacolod.

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  1. Looks So Yummy.

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