If you are in search of the perfect restaurant to introduce you to Ilocos Norte, consider the Cafe Herencia.
Just a few steps from the Paoay Church, it is the perfect food spot to fill in those Ilocano dishes craving. Café Herencia is considered as the center of culinary tradition in this part of Luzon.
Herencia literally means heritage and amid the modern times, has lived up to its name. It remains faithful to classical Ilocano cuisine such as the Pinakbet and Bagnet. Still, to adapt to the now, Café Herencia also offers its classical dishes with a modern twist just like their popular PINAKBET PIZZA.
Anyone who is familiar with Pinakbet knows that this dish is perfect with a Filipino condiment. So for this pizza, true to its form, it is drizzled not by hot sauce but with… of course, bagoong!
With an interior that can rival your grandma’s ancestral house, the homey feel of the restaurant is one of its charm. Antique wood, Vigan tiles and a view of the beautiful Paoay adds to the perfect laid-back ambiance of Café Herencia.
McArthur St. Brgy 14, Sangladan, Paoay, Ilocos Norte
Phone: (077) 614 0214
To get there:
Laoag is the gateway to Paoay, Ilocos Norte.
Philippine Airlines flies between Manila and Laoag daily.
Book your flights now at: http://www.philippineairlines.com
· From the Laoag Airport, Paoay Church is 45min – an hour away. Vans and tricycles are available outside of the airport.
· Travel time is around an hour
There are hourly bus rides to Laoag via Farinas, Florida and Partas.
· Travel time is around 10-12 hours
· Price range: 800php ($19) and up
· From the bus terminal, Paoay Church is 45min – an hour away. Vans and tricycles are available outside of the terminal
For more information and assistance:
Ilocos Norte Tourism Office
+63-77-772-1211 loc 119