CALASIAO, Pangasinan - Since we had not eaten breakfast before we left Dagupan City for Calasiao, there was only one thing we were thinking of after we visited the Calasiao Church. Food. As recommended by a friend from Dagupan, we opted to have breakfast in Calasiao before returning to our hotel in Dagupan City.
In front of Calasiao Church, we hailed a tricycle and asked the driver to bring us to Dagupeña. The tricycle ride took only less than ten minutes. The original restaurant was located along A.B. Fernandez Avenue in Dagupan City and was later moved to its new location along Urdaneta Junction-Dagupan Road (San Miguel Highway) right beside Robinsons Place Pangasinan in the neighboring town of Calasiao.
From the outside, the restaurant looked like a big house with a spacious parking lot. When we entered, we were greeted by the waiters with a Sunday morning smile and were offered a table inside the Salón de Refrescos, the air-conditioned section of the restaurant, which wasn't a bad choice for a summer day.
The restaurant'a interior has a Filipino-Hispanic theme. The cozy place is accentuated by warm lights and vitalized by the sunlight waltzing in through the capiz and colored-glass window panes.
|from left: Daing na Bangus, Brewed Coffee, Corned Beef|
The time has come to order breakfast. Ramil sticked to his motto "When in Dagupan, eat Bangus" and ordered Daing na Bangus. Edgar, who is on a perpetual non-fish diet, ordered Corned Beef. We also ordered brewed coffee and were surprised to get our coffee served in a French press.
There was no better way to conclude our visit to Pangasinan than a breakfast at Dagupeña. We have to confess. A trip to (Metro) Dagupan is never complete without dining at Dagupeña Restaurant.
Urdaneta Junction-Dagupan Road (San Miguel Highway)
beside Robinsons Place Pangasinan
Tel. No. +63-75-5222752
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|How to get there:
from Dagupan: take a jeepney bound to Santa Barbara and tell the driver to drop you off at Dagupeña Restaurant. It is on the left side of the road, right before Robinsons Place Pangasinan.
from Calasiao: take a tricycle and tell the driver to bring you to Dagupeña.
|How to get back: |
to Dagupan: On the same side of the road as the restaurant, take any jeepney bound for Dagupan City.