LAKBAY NORTE: Food & Restaurant Hunting in Tarlac, Philippines

One of the most important things to experience while you are traveling is the food of the place. Every place has its own popular dishes or particular cuisine that one ought to try out while being there as it might just be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Tarlac is no exception to this, especially since most food items served in Tarlac restaurants are homegrown products. Consequently, Tarlac excels in its cuisine, as it is most genuine and delectable. That is why we would like to go over some of the most popular Tarlac restaurants as well as outline some of the most popular dishes in Tarlac.

Here are our suggestions of where to eat in Tarlac:

Kape Agape

Kape Agape – first off, a coffee shop should be on your list. After running around from site to site most tourists just look forward to a cup of coffee, and while you are in Tarlac it is strongly recommended that you stop for a coffee in Kape Agape.

kape agape tarlac

kape agape tarlac

kape agape tarlac

This is a cute coffee shop which offers a wide range of beverages and snacks in a pleasant atmosphere. You may also savor some excellent pasta, nachos or dessert here too. Kape Agape is located in Poblacio Street, Anao, Tarlac.

Kape Agape
Location: Poblacion Street, Anao, Tarlac
Phone: (045) 866 5116

La Boneteria & Bonnette’s BBQ Grill

La Boneteria – Located in San Vicente, this is the place to go if you would like to try out the famous bonete or the malunggay pandesal – two types of local bread which are best eaten warm! Truly delicious!

La Boneteria
Location: Villa Zarraga Subdivision, San Vicente Tarlac
Phone: (045) 923-1098

foodtrip in Tarlac

Bonnette’s BBQ Grill – if you are looking for a cool place which offers al fresco dining and specializes in barbecued food, then this is the place to go to.

bonnette grill tarlac

Rustica Restaurant

Rustica Restaurant – if you prefer a quiet and elegant dining experience, then Rustica Restaurant is a good choice. The food is really good and diversified, and the interior is comfortable and stylish.

Rustica Restaurant
Address: Provincial Road, Concepcion, Tarlac
Phone number: (045) 491-7843

rustica restaurant tarlac

rustica restaurant

Tatuns Kambingan

tatuns kambingan tarlac

Tatuns – if you would like to savor some of the best Filipino comfort food then the best place to go to is Tatuns. Here you will find some of the most popular dishes, including Kalderata, Adobo, Lengua and Papaitan.

tatuns kambingan

Their Kalderetang Kambing, Adobong Kambing and Kampukan, which are based on goat meat are really good.

Tatuns Kambingan
Address: 7051 E Fairlane Rd, Brgy. San Vicente, Tarlac City
Phone number: 0916 229 4541

Binallay Grilled Suman

Binallay Grilled Suman – here you just have to try out Suman, which is a popular rice cake in the Philippines. Grilled and wrapped in banana leaves, it is truly delicious.

binallay grilled suman

YRN Food Products 
Location: Poblacion B, Camiling Tarlac
Phone: 0950 578-0037 | 0917 938-5009

Hardinero Agriculture Cooperative

Hardinero Agriculture Cooperative – this is not a restaurant, but you should try to pick some of the delicious fresh green mangoes that they grow. You will also find mango jam, mango vinegar, green mango pickles and much more!

hardinero agriculture cooperative

Hardinero Agriculture Cooperative 
Address: Sitio Maserpat Sta. Ines East Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac
Contact No: 0995 5179679


Zwitoffer – the Leche Flan is a Filipino dessert which is normally served in special occasions. The Zwitoffer Leche Plan is truly delicious, made from milk, eggs and a soft caramel topping, and you will be able to find it at San Nicolas Tarlac City.


Zwitoffer Food Products
Address: San Nicolas Tarlac City
Contact No: 0933 8545495

Betty’s Resto Bar

Betty’s Resto Bar – last but not least in the list of where to eat in Tarlac is Betty’s Resto Bar where you will be able to eat some of the best native cakes including Sapin-sapin, Duman, and Tibok-tibok. Located in San Roque, Tarlac City, this is a great place to eat at, both for the food and for the nice ambiance.

bettys tarlac

bettys tarlac

Betty’s Resto Bar
Address: San Roque, Tarlac Cit
Contact No: (045) 982 0465

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Lakbay Norte Familiarization Tour was organized by North Philippines Bureau (NPVB) in cooperation with NLEX Corporation, Bulacan Tourism and Convention Visitors Board (BTCB), Tarlac Convention and Visitors Bureau (TCVB), Ilocos Norte Convention and Visitors Bureau (INCVB), Victory Liner Inc., Department of Tourism Region 1, Department of Tourism Region 3, Jollibee Foods Corporation, and Merrell Philippines.  Lakbay Norte is an annual media familiarization trip aiming to boost the tourism in the Northern Luzon.