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Address: Pahina Central, Cebu City, Philippines
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dried mango and fish

if youre looking for pasalubong, its perfect, but can choose between dried fish and dried mango.. if u want other product like tshirts or other, not here, not for souveneirs, not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
Lorielyn B
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Makati, Philippines
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been in Taboan Market to buy kilos of dried squid (shredded and whole), dilis and danggit. Oh! And Cebu longganisa too. Marketplace is your haven of Cebu's best pasalubong. It is better to go inside for purchases since they offer discounts and the price is cheaper compared to those who are displayed outside the market especially if you're getting them... More 

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Thank SengGala
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40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must go and visit for foodies...be there as early as you can as the heat and smell doesn't go well together..super baho but super Lami jud!....will I go back ? Probably will!..

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2 Thank arman m
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8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The moment you open the door of your car to get out, you will stink... and hours after that, you will still stink (haha). But anyway, this is where you can buy the Cebuana delicacies like dried fish and pusit, dried mangoes, and others. In buying dried pusit, ask the saleslady for the good quality type. She will say this... More 

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cebu
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The market is Mecca of Dried fish and other Cebu delicacies. The whole market stinks, if you want to visit make this your last stop, so that you can change clothes and probably take a shower, otherwise you will bring the smell with you. The market offers the best price for Dried Fish, they even offer free sample.

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Thank CebuTourguide
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66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

if youre looking for pasalubong, its perfect, but can choose between dried fish and dried mango.. if u want other product like tshirts or other, not here, not for souveneirs, not like what other reviewers say :(. i really look around and got no souveneirs.. but dried mango for 300 per kil worth my visit, for pasalubong...

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1 Thank Lorielyn B
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

I was amazed that after we left we still stunk. In fact the taxi driver wouldn't even roll up the windows so we just took a jeepney instead. I would recommend wearing some raggy clothes and then changing afterwards as that place clings to you. Even my wallet smells like fish. Make sure you try all different types that are... More 

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Thank Mortanah
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Its a must to visit Taboan most especially if you are looking for the best and most affordable pasalubong. In here you will see different dried goods pasalubong from daing to candies. It is best if you will buy in bulk so that you can haggle for the price. Pls note that this place has a foul smell but never... More 

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Thank Anything U
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67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Whenever I visit Cebu, the most sought after "pasalubong" items are danggit and lechon. By going to Taboan, one can get the freshest dried goods especially danggit which is a breakfast fave for most Pinoys. If you are to choose danggit, get the unsalted one. It's quite difficult to spot the real good quality danggit since most of the vendors... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Taboan is the place for people who want to buy quality dried fishes and other native delicacies in the city. Some of the things you can find there are dried pusit, tuyo, daing and of course Cebu's famous danggit. You can also buy Chicharon and Dried Mangoes. The items can be bought in bulk or in retail.

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Thank LianneBorres
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112 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Taboan is known for its dried fishes, pusit & danggit. The place is surrounded by different sellers of dried goods which you can choose & the only place where you can truly determine Cebu products because of the smell. I can definitely recommend this place for Cebu's delicaciesz

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