Camiña Balay nga Bato in Iloilo

20 Osmeña St., Iloilo City, Iloilo

Camiña Balay nga Bato in Iloilo
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Gem G.
5.0 Stars

Rich. Dark. Thick.

This classic Tsokolate E variant, which means "thick" in Spanish, captured the old fashioned Filipino taste. It has an exquisite thick consistency made balanced by the rich bittersweet chocolate goodness, screaming perfection in a cup. It is served with 'kinihad' (toasted bread) and mamon tostado.

What better way to eat it? Of course the Filipino style, 'sawsaw bread'.

Aside from the tsokolate concoction, one will admire the cultural heritage of this place since the house has been standing since 1865. Currently the house-slash-museum cafe is still the dwelling place of the 4th generation of the Melocoton-Avanceña clan. The walls and windows of the house was made to stand extreme heat, rain, and wind. This house is a living proof of something that stands the test of time.

At 150 Php one can enjoy a tour inside with the special refillable tsokolate and bread treat. They also serve lunch and/or dinner buffet but only through reservation at 500 Php per head, with a minimum of 10pax.

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Shiela S.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Mitzi B.
4.0 Stars

An afternoon delight of tsokolate eh with local biscuits and pancit molo at this Avancena ancestral house in Villa Arevalo, Iloilo. A reservation is a must specially if ur inclined to try the Pancit Molo. The tsokolate eh is the best one I tried so far (I'm more of a coffee person). Tried also dipping the the biscuits in it! Yum!

Php200 - house tour, tsokolate and biscuits with Molo soup.
Php150 - house tour, tsokolate and biscuits only.

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William O.
4.0 Stars

The tour was very educational. You get to appreciate the history behind the place plus the host was very accomodating and knowledgeable.

We went here for lunch and tried the chocolate espresso made from their own brand of "batirol" that gives its distinct taste. Overall, the experience was awesome!

128077 : Chocolate Espresso!

128076 : Molo Soup (a bit under-seasoned)

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