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“Don't wanna get ripped off? Talipapa is the answer!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Talipapa Market

Talipapa Market
Between Boracay Main Road and White Beach, Aklan Province, Philippines
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Ranked #18 of 63 things to do in Boracay
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Owner description: Hordes of locals and tourists throng this street, where anything can be bought and all prices haggled.
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“Don't wanna get ripped off? Talipapa is the answer!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

While D'Mall on White Beach was fun and tourist-friendly, I was turned off by the expensive price tag on all food (especially seafood) and souvenirs sold along the beach front.

So I went to D'Market or Talipapa, and had the best fresh seafood meal ever!

Hunt and haggle with the locals for lobsters, crabs, fish, shrimps, shell fish and all range of seafood you can stomach. Then bring your newly purchased seafood to restaurants offering cooking services (we tried Plato) and decide how you want your seafood to be prepared. And haggle again.

Sometimes it is also good to listen to their suggestion on how your seafood is best prepared. We did and we never regretted it.

After your meal, walk around the market for souvenirs, clothes and local snacks, which are considerably cheaper than the ones on the beach front close to half of the price!

Finding it is difficult though. We had a hard time. To find it, make a turn into a small road from the beach front at Station 1 around Nigi Nigi Nu Noo restaurant bar and kept walking along the small road until you see the market.

Highly recommended!

Visited October 2012
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“Burp!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The best place to enjoy seafood while in Boracay! Buy your own fresh seafood from the talipapa market and have them cooked at plato de boracay and expect to burp all day long!

Visited September 2012
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“Fresh and cheap sea food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

If you are looking for a fresh sea food restaurant, search for this place on the map which is not difficult find. You may also reach by walking from the beach, close to the station 3.
As it is an open market you will need to negotiate with the shop owners. :-) which is not so much difficult to persuade them. Prawns, shrimps, crabs, lobsters all can be bought after a small negotiation. I did not prefer to write today's prices exactly as the fresh ones change quickly. But a red/green lobster is between php800-1500/kg, prawns around php200-500. You will need to choose a place to be cooked also. Take your time and enjoy finger eating.
Btw you will have the same style of cooking on the white beach but the small market is someyhing different especially if you catch time during the street musicians.

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“the BEST SEAFOOD MEAL in Boracay...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Buy fresh seafood in the market and just ask some resto on the side of the market to cook it for you the way you like it, fried, steamed, with a spicy sauce, or just plain fresh (esp. oysters) then pair it with local pale pilsen beer, simply HEAVEN. Just a tip, ask a Filipino friend to buy the seafood for you so that you get discounts. No hassle of experiencing dishonesty. Try grilled angel wings clams....

Visited May 2012
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“Paluto seafood... the best!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

There are two D' Talipapa markets in Borácay. One claims to be the original but, to tell you the truth, it's not worth it. The other one (red signs) is really great. I'm not talking about shopping but eating! Go to the wet market, choose any of the fresh products they sell: giant prawns and lobsters, fishes, clams, squids, scallops, oysters... a seafood party. Just in front of the wet market stalls you'll find restaurantes with paluto service (cooking service). You could choose: steamed, baked with garlic and/or lemon, grilled, any. They charge per kg. For example, I bought four giant prawns for PhP 200 and get it done (grilled with garlic) for PhP 100... For sure, it was the most delicious, funiest and cheapest sea food I've ever had.

Visited March 2012
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