Ocho Seafood and Grill: Seafood Haven in Tacloban ~ Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Apr 17, 2013

Ocho Seafood and Grill: Seafood Haven in Tacloban

Seafood!!! Just typing the "seafood" word makes me drool. It deserves to have that three exclamation points after! I'm a picky eater but I wouldn't mind having the freshest fisherman's catch anytime or anywhere, whether it is simply home-cooked or a chef's specialty in a restaurant. On our recent trip, Ed arranged a family dinner at Ocho Seafood and Grill, Tacloban's finest seafood restaurant. 

Ocho Seafood and Grill Tacloban

Ocho Seafood and Grill is a haven for seafood-lovers. The restaurant is both a local favorite and a tourist destination. No wonder why the place was almost full when we arrived. The restaurant have counters where an array of fresh seafood is displayed. There were fish, mussels, shrimps, crabs and some sea weeds that I haven't seen before. They also have a selection of meat to choose from. There, we had the freedom to pick what we want and have it cooked the way we like it. Taking photos of the display is not allowed. I only got a photo of the counters from afar. 

counter at Ocho Seafood and Grill Tacloban
the counters of fresh veggies, seafood and meat

family at Ocho Seafood and Grill Tacloban
family photo while waiting for our seafood dinner

Ocho Seafood and Grill is place to go if you want fresh seafood and fast service! I'm usually too keen on the waiting time, but I hardly noticed it at Ocho. I took some family photos, had a little chit chat, then a wait staff came with our drinks and appetizer. A few minutes later, the whole seafood feast was ready on our table.

lato at Ocho Seafood and Grill Tacloban
Lato Seaweed with calamansi dip: weird-looking but deliciously appetizing
mussel adobo at Ocho Seafood and Grill Tacloban
Mussel Adobo:  "Sarad" seashell in a light spicy adobo sauce
fish sinigang at Ocho Seafood and Grill Tacloban
Fish Sinigang: Lapu-Lapu fish in a savory sour soup
sizzling squid at Ocho Seafood and Grill Tacloban
Sizzling Squid: squid with sweet chili sauce served on a sizzling plate, a seafood feast staple
chopsuey at Ocho Seafood and Grill Tacloban
Chop Suey: sauteed mix vegetables
dalandan juice at Ocho Seafood and Grill Tacloban
Dalandan Juice: Filipino version of Orange Juice

Ocho Seafood and Grill doesn't need to have an extravagant food presentation to be considered as the finest in town. The food were served very simple, but over-the-top delish! My mom even said the fish sinigang was the best she ever had. Just like anybody else, I don't need frills when I got fresh seafood on my plate and burst of flavors in my mouth, enough said! 

The bill for a family of 9 adults and 3 kids:
[around Php 200+ per adult]
Lato Seaweed: Php 60
Sarad Adobo: Php 168
Fish Sinigang (1kg Lapu-Lapu): Php 918
Sizzling Squid (2 plates): Php 264
Chop Suey: Php 120
Dalandan Juice (2 pitchers): Php 280
Rice (3 platters): Php 270

Ocho Seafood and Grill
Senator Enage Street
Tacloban City
Leyte, Philippines

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  1. Seaweed! Last time I had seasweed was when I was a kid and I loved it. Delicious food!

  2. Everything looks good! I'm not a fan of seafood, but all the dishes you showed are appetizing. And affordable ha, considering the serving!

  3. WAAAAH! mouthwatering. I can't resist seafoods.

  4. Yum! I love seafood..it makes me hungry..( time check: its 12:03 AM ) I can't sleep thinking bout it hehehe

  5. Definitely in the mood now for that fish sinigang, sizzling squid and chopsuey...hay sarap!

  6. i am not a fan of seafood because i am allergic before with it.. but mussel adobo got me curious to try it :)

  7. Yummy! I'm lucky I get to eat seafood a lot since the next cities are all coastal areas. Yum! here, the seaweed is called arorosep.

  8. My seatmate here drools with me.hahaha Looks yummy and affordable ha.

  9. looks so yummy. sarap ng seaweed sa grilled fish tapos sa beach. hehe

  10. seafood!!! yay, i've been missing that seaweed for the longest time! dati, when i was in pangasinan, lagi kami may ganyan. super sarap! we call it "arurusip". huhu, i miss that. wonder where we can buy some here in manila.

  11. Lato Seaweed and Sarad Adobo are new in my ears. I went to Leyte few month ago but wasn't able to explore their cuisines. I should have tried then. :(

  12. yay! mouthwatering foods, haven't been to Ocho grills.. I hope I can visit the place one day... my brother love lato seaweed, in fact we have it on our dinner today..


  13. ang mahal naman ng sinigang hehehe..

  14. The sizzling squid looks tasty enough. What does Ocho means?

  15. I find it really interesting that we island people love seafood. :)) They shouldn't be expensive as they are readily available here right?