La Preciosa

JP Rizal St. cor. P. Romero St., Laoag, Ilocos Norte

La Preciosa
4.1
4.0 Stars

35 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 11
  • 4 stars 19
  • 3 stars 4
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 1
  • 37 Reviews
  • 45 Recommend
  • 35 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Reopens Sat: 9:00a - 12:00a
Phone
+63777731162

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 9:00a - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 9:00a - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 9:00a - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 9:00a - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 9:00a - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 9:00a - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 9:00a - 12:00a

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Street
Reservations:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Yanyan A.
1.0 Stars

seriously???

i was waiting for 1 hour para sa bagnet???

i cancelled my orders!!!

totally not acceptable!!!

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Danilo O.
4.0 Stars
5

A semi fine dining place... matched with tasty cakes. Thumbs up! Ilokano dishes are also offered here. Some dishes name really sound weird and R18 for Tagalog speakers... 128513

It's just conveniently located near the city center, few blocks away from the government centers..

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Cristina G.
5.0 Stars

We tried chicken kare kare ilocano style and puqui puqui as it was a bit intriguing. Seriously, the latter looked simple but once you got the first bite, then the second and then the next, the after taste and the magical blending of its ingredients will surprise you. I must say I found one of the most delectable eggplant dish ever. Yes I'm not kidding. Two thumbs up!!!

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Tei A.
3.0 Stars

If you want traditional local Ilocano cuisine in a nice setting, then come here.

We ordered:
Bagnet - tender and crispy at the same time. Perfect with KBL
Poqui Poqui - it was "just ok"
Carrot Cake - waiter said it's their specialty. It was moist, dense and not too sweet.
Pacbet - it was different from the pinakbet I know, it had some tomato sauce-y look and taste inthe sauce.
Dinakdakan - good

Although these were good enough, I've had better Ilocano food while I was in Laoag, and it was just in an unassuming eatery (review in a separate post).

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Alyssa B.
4.0 Stars

Throwback to our visit in Ilocos.

We tried their Poqui-poqui, Bagnet and Crispy Dinuguan and it's deli! Though their service time is quite long. Dessert time we've tasted the ever famous Carrot Cake. My brother asked why I bought it thinking its 100 pesos/slice but when we saw it, we're in awe and once we tasted it 100 pesos is soo worth it! We even take out a big box of it (thinking that we'll stay another night in vigan) but because it's sooo deli, we took the risk. Definitely worth the try! 128076🏻128077🏻

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Eunice S.
4.0 Stars

Best carrot cake ever!!! 100 pesos for one slice (one slice is for 2 people)

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Mary Joy A.
4.0 Stars

I'm a fan of their carrot cake here! Sweet Tooth thing! 128541

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Grace S.
3.0 Stars

The food was nice, names on menu are unique. We went there on a weekend (long weekend due to Labor day) and expected lots of tourists. The problem is that we can see available tables but management won't let us occupy for some reasons. We had to beg just to be seated. Staff were quick to get our orders but delivered wrong orders. I'm not sure if they're always like that or only that time.Not a good experience 128533

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Inier C.
5.0 Stars

Discover Ilocano dishes the way it should taste. Chicken Pepian, Puqui-puqui, Imbaliktad and Warek-warek are just a few of must try Ilocano dishes in this restaurant. Photo shown is Chicken Pepian which has a Mexican root. This dish is also popular in Cavite City.

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Jen M.
4.0 Stars

This was recommended to me by a good friend. She said this restaurant serves good food but you have to wait because they are always full of customers. Food attendants: they need to add more ( or maybe they are off duty ?)
Food is good.... Really flavorful
Place is at the heart of the city, they try their best to give good service but sometimes there are things that get screwed up when there are so many people. Good thing their senior staff knows how to trouble shoot things.
My advice:
order anything... They serve good Ilocano dishes
Come early or come late for lunch or dinner. They are always busy.
They serve good food because they use quality ingredients.

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Marvin D.
4.0 Stars

Carrot cake is good!!!

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Eya P.
5.0 Stars

THROWBACK!
During our stay at Laoag, a friend recommended La Preciosa which is just in front of the La Eliana hotel where we are staying. It was raining hard that day with strong winds pa! But hey, it was really worth it because La Preciosa is a really really precious restau so don't ever missed the opportunity to try it if you're planning to travel to Laoag! 128516

We ordered Puqui-puqui (im not sure where the name originated, 128522128522128522) which is eggplant cooked with tomatoes, eggs and onions. It was surprisingly good! I don't know how to explain the taste but there's something about it that i really love! It has generous serving which is good for 2 persons already. Okay, i gotta admit i don't like the big slices of onions in there (bias coz i dont like onions talaga) but other than that it's delicioussss. 128525

Another thing to rave about is the Bagnet with KBL (Kamatis, Bagoong, L---i dont know what the L stands for 9996️). This is one plate of goodness too! I don't think i have to explain any further. 128525128525128525

They also offer cakes for desserts. I heard the carrot cake is a must try. But that time my love for blueberry cheesecake is unstoppable so i ordered one. It's a 128077 for me too! I'm actually drooling right now. 128517

The place is really nice, it has a classic vibe to it.
Price - 128077128077128077128077128077
Service - 128077128077128077128077128077

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Maria L.
5.0 Stars

Bagnet, Talakitok Sinigang, Poqui-Poqui, Apple Walnut cake...delish!!!

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Aulaire Marianne B.
4.0 Stars

Well, the food was really good but I think the servings were too small for the price.

Nevertheless, their famous Carrot Cake is really the Best Ever. You must try this! 128077128522

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Cheska R.
4.0 Stars

Good food. Slow service.

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Tara C.
5.0 Stars

Bagbet: Bagnet in Pinakbet sauce = 5 stars
Binagoongan: 5 stars
Poque Poque: 3 stars
Best Ever Carrot Cake: 10 stars 128539

Watch out for the uptight waiter (with glasses).

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Tricia G.
5.0 Stars

The first thing we did in Laoag was eat here! It was awesome!

The food was great! We ordered the usual Bagnet, Bagbet (Bagnet in Pinakbet sauce), Dinengdeng, Ensalada, Sinigang na Baboy, Chicharong Bituka and my dad's fave Sinanglao.

Our orders came 10 minutes after we ordered. Our very hungry tummies were happy that are orders came fast kahit na lunch time! Our food came in order too, soups first, then the appetizers, then our entrees.

While eating, everyone was praising how gooood the food was. I was even like, "I don't know if I'm just really hungry or this food is just really really good." They all said the food was just really good!

They had the best bagnet I've ever tasted ever! Every dish we had was super flavorful too!

After eating our waiter offered dessert. We ordered a slice of each: the best selling Carrot Cake, Chocolate Cake, and their Blueberry cheesecake.

Upon tasting each, gets ko na why people are raving about their Carrot Cake - it was crumbly and moist and the cream cheese frosting complimented the cake very well. The chocolate cake naman took me by surprise! It was served warm! It was soo good, it was the first cake eaten off the table.

This was our best food experience in our Northern road trip. The servers were smart and attentive. The food was superb!

Definitely worth every peso! Will surely come back!

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Alex O.
4.0 Stars

You haven't been to Laoag if you haven't eaten at La Preciosa (still the best restaurant in this small town)! An old house turned into a restaurant that has been around for generations. Eat at the main house at the second floor if you want that old Spanish house ambiance.

I recommend the Ilocos bagnet (what else?) with KBL sauce (kamatis, bagoong, at lasona), crunchy binagoonan (sarap!), pakbet (the quintessential Ilocano vegetable, so this is where 'pinakbet' originated) and poqui-poqui (mashed eggplant omelette, and don't ask me why it's name as such!). When in Ilocos, these are your must eat dishes apart from Ilocos longanisa and empanada.

For dessert, save some room for its 'best ever' carrot cake! l like the big slice,and love the cream cheese frosting, and the fresh carrot shavings. The sweetness was also just right! If you can share, the chocolate cake is also delicious!

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Abbie M.
5.0 Stars

Bagnet with KBL is the best! 100841008410084

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Cj A.
4.0 Stars

I love Poqui-poqui. It may sound bastos but what can I say, I just can't resist when a poqui-poqui is around. We were in Ilocos 5 days, and ate this dish 4x. And when I read that La Preciosa serves the most delicious poqui-poqui, I'm sold.

First we had their crispy Dinuguan. Ang sarap. You can actually hear the crunch on every bite and the flavor is just so right.

Then the poqui-poqui. God. The poqui-poqui is just divine. Mapapa-extra rice ka talaga. If I'm gonna be a vegetarian, this is all I'm gonna eat everyday.

La Preciosa surprised us though with a dish that we would never actually order if it weren't for the raves online. Their carrot cake. We don't eat carrot cake, because eww, it's made of carrots, but the reviews were just too overwhelming to ignore. We decided to give it a try and I'm so glad we gave in. It's not too sweet, and the carrot shavings actually compliments the sweetness of the cake. You guys should try this too!

Minus one star though for the service. The food we ordered took almost an hour for them to get on our table. Plus their wifi was slow.

But the poqui-poqui. I'm drooling just thinking about it.

Ok enough na. This is borderline raunchy na.

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