Irene's Vigan Empanada

Calle Crisologo, Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Irene's Vigan Empanada
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  • 26 Reviews
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  • 24 Reviewers
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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars
6

Irene's Empanada is named as the BEST empanada in Vigan (in Ilocos, actually) and knowing that made me want to try it! I just can't miss the chance! It's my first time trying Ilocos' empanada so I was looking forward to trying as much empanada as I can. I was not able to try Irene's during our first day but I made sure to try it on our last day after I have already tried the empanada from Laoag and Pagudpud.

Saving the best for last? Hmmmm, not really... nope.

The empanada was not as good as the ones we tried in Laoag. It was weird, too oily, and not that crispy anymore since it was pre-made. Huhu, not freshly made. 128528 The color is different too. They say the color and filling varies depending on the location. The ones in Vigan are pale while the brighter ones are from Laoag. Also the sauce. Vigan uses vinegar while in Laoag, they also use ketchup.

We also got to try the Okoy which was soggy. Nakakaloka. 🙄🙄

PS: Last 2 photos - The empanada from Malacañang of the North/Laoag tastes so much better. Freshly made and tastier. And I kind of like eating it with ketchup! 128518

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Markie D.
4.0 Stars

Finally i tried irene's famous empenada! I ordered empanada with langonisa(35) and bagnet(45). Its really good and yummy🖒128076

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Judie Ann Princess M.
4.0 Stars
3

So for the nth time of yearly scheduling my Vigan trip. Finally, my drawing has now colors 128517

So this one is the highlight of my visit in this place is the famous Empanada. 128523🌮

I got it here at Irene's Vigan Empanada because of the reviews that I had read so far.

And to my surprise, it didn't disappoint me 128515

I was also surprised by the color of the shell of their empanada. Unlike the color orange that i had been seeing on food stalls in Manila and even on TV, Irene's Specia Empanada is really worth the price. For just 35php you will savor the rich taste of the Empanada.

The one that I got was, the egg yolk is not cooked well done. And that is what I like!!! Hehe the taste of the basi(vinegar) to partner the Empanada was very good. The vegetables and meat were generously spread out. And man! The shell. It was so so crunchy and crispy!

We got our orders after 10mins. And they had long queues for those customers who wanted to try their empanadas. Yumm!! 128523128158

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Muffy T.
4.0 Stars
2

Imho the best empanada in vigan!

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Katie L.
4.0 Stars

Better than the empanada's offered around the plaza. Crunchy, filling and yummy!

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Melissa Joyce B.
5.0 Stars

The best EMPANADA ever for only P35 128077128077

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Larah L.
3.0 Stars

Ok lang

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Yen D.
5.0 Stars

When in Vigan City, eat Empanada!

Had a few orders of Special Pork Longganisa Empanada at Irene’s Empanada. I took advantage of it while we were there. Light orange colored shell with papaya filling. The thin shell breaks like glass making it crispier and lighter.
TRIVIA: Irene’s Empanada was voted as the best empanada in 2013.

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Mary Joy A.
5.0 Stars

This place has the most delicious vigan empanada ever! You won't regret trying their food here.so loved it here! 128522

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Engelbert U.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Jindra D.
5.0 Stars

So you are in Vigan? Got tired and hungry from walking around Vigan Heritage Village - one of the new 7 wonder cities? Then this spot is perfect to satisfy your hunger. This empanada is different from the orange empanada (which is famous in Batac) very delicious! Worth the calories (even cholesterol! 128514) It has longganisa, veggies, and egg - it's up to you if you want to make it more special. Worth a try! 128077

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Einah M.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Carmina R.
5.0 Stars

Yummy and very affordable

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Janine R.
4.0 Stars

P.S. Disregard my first review for Irene's. Accidentally hit 'submit'. Busy with work and failed to edit it within the given time huhu!

When in Vigan, you should never miss out on empanada. Sure, there are lots of food stalls at Plaza Burgos, but if you try to walk around Vigan Plaza, you'll get to try the best from the best. Irene's has been a regular hangout for us back in high school, during semestral breaks, and up until now. I think the very reason why we keep coming back besides the memories is that they offer equally delicious ('naimas' in Ilocano) and crunchy ('nasarangsang' in Ilocano) okoy and Vigan empanada, even after all these years, still the same quality.

Just to give you an update, they now have a branch along Calle Crisologo. But I prefer going back to their main branch, again with the memories.

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Janine R.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Yda And Mat B.
2.0 Stars

As suggested by our manong tour guide, we tried Irene's. Yes it is tasty/yummy but they served us the pre-cooked empanadas.. Maybe we were really expecting too high...

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Cai D.
5.0 Stars

When you try to google about the famous empanada store in vigan. Definitely, Irene's empanada will be on the list. ✔️

Vigan's empanada is truly different. It was served fresh, hot and crunchy. Its not the typical empanada that you can buy here in manila. The texture is like nachos. Its crunchy! The pork special is their best seller. Its really tasty added with vinegar plus sweet and spicy sauce. Grabe ang sarap!128077128523

Nothing fancy about the place. Its like an ordinary carinderia here in manila. But still dinadayo talaga sya here in vigan.

Ms. Irene looks so tired that day but still kind enough to smile on the camera. 128513 i cant afford not to have a souvenir with the queen of empanada. 128120 pano ba naman 9am palang ang daming ng orders.

A really must try in Vigan!

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Muffy T.
4.0 Stars

Irene's is my favorite empanadahan. I love the flavour of their filling, the suka, and lasona. I would give them 5 stars if not for the cold empanada. Theu used to make it fresh as you order, but they now serve pre-made ones. Quality isnt as good as before.

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Jonna Erika R.
3.0 Stars

We were looking for a good place to eat empanada in Vigan and I suggested Irene's Empanada, thanks to Looloo!

Personally, me and my girl friend liked it but the rest of the group said it was just okay. Mas masarap pa daw yung sa Plaza. One of them gave more than half of her empanada to her bf because it's super oily and not that crispy. But hey, the service and staff were great. 128522

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Kayelyn L.
3.0 Stars

Tried their specialties, they were really good! Empanada: Crunchy yung outside with a filling (mixture of egg, longganisa I think haha etc.) + okoy (shrimp and flour) though hindi masyadong appealing but still good ;)

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