We asked the tricycle driver to bring us to a good restaurant in Tacloban and this is where he took us. At first, we were a bit apprehensive about going inside because the place looked fancy, and we were on a tight budget.
The restaurant was pretty crowded by this time. We saw some locals (they spoke Waray), other Pinoy tourists and some foreigners. Thankfully, the place was big enough to accommodate this large crowd.
The fish they serve were fresh, and you get to choose how you'd like each fish to be prepared and cooked. The menu provides a wide range of cooking options, but if you prefer something different, you could always advise the cook.
Our orders came quickly. The main course was superb, but the desserts need to be improved a bit more.
Even though the place was big, it could be really crowded, so expect the noise.
The staff was very friendly and ready to spring into action. Most of them had a good command of Tagalog and English. Some of them wait near the tables where they could easily assist you if ever you need help.
They only have one restroom each for the males and the females. The female restroom was clean, with a full stock of tissue papers.
The best thing about this place was its price. We ordered three kinds of 'putahe' plus two desserts. In seafood restaurants in Manila, this would have already cost us a thousand pesos. But in Ocho, our bill only amounted to Php600+. Even we were surprised.
If you're looking for a good restaurant serving fresh and superb food at an affordable price, then Ocho is definitely the place to go.
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