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Taboan Public Market

Pahina Central, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #3 of 5 Shopping in Cebu City
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Average market for dried products. All sorts of dried fish and squid can be found here plus dried mangoes (ripe and green) and the original Shamrock otap. Barquillos and other food products are also available. Affordable souvenir shirts can be found in a big store here.

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San Fernando, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Where else on Cebu would you find the best dried fish ever? We never settled for any other places.The place really stinks even if we have not yet stepped out and on from the taxi. Good thing, we carried extra shirts. We haggled but they offer almost the same prices-not that high and not that low. Good quality at php400... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

As we arrived from Pier 4 from Bohol, me and my friends along with my kid went eahed to tabo-an market to buy dried fish and mango. My husband went to SM to leave our luggage at traveller's lounge. I bought along one extra shirt for me to change after buying dried fish. There are so many dried frish being... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Taboan is a stone throw away from Carbon. It's where one will be able to find a wide variety of dried fish from dilis, danggit, espada, pusit etc. there are also goodies to bring home. The place stinks bec it is in the first place a market. Besides, expect this where dried fish abounds. The saleslady even gave us some... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Me and a friend went here on our last day in Cebu. Location is way stinky but amazing for what it is. The whole market does not only consists of dried fishes, squids and what not..but they also have an area where some traditional all made in Cebu items were being sold. So if you want to get something to... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

It is where different varieties of dried fishes from all over the philippines were sold. The store BELEN & TITING DRIED FISH offers variety of dried fishes at good quality and reasonable prices. Walang halong maalat ang unsalted danggit nila. Pasalubong can also be bought there, delicacies and souvenir shirts.

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Veneto, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This place can be dangerous if you move alone, too much strange people moving around and money beggars will annoy you all the time. Probably its ok place for native people but not for tourists to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

You can choose from a variety of sellers. Though I can't say much if you're looking for pasalubong and souvenirs as they're overly priced for a public market.

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Manila, Philippines
12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is a public market so be prepared for the smell and ambiance. It would help if you are very good at haggling prices as well. But the quality of dried fish and cebu longaniza at a good price can't be beat.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

if you love dried fish (buwad), this is the place to go and buy dried fish, you can smell all kinds of dried fish here.. from fish to baby squids, to other dried fish that i have not encountered.

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