Jul 13, 2013

URDANETA City : MATUTINA'S Seafood Restaurant

If you are on a road trip heading up north and a lover of seafood, you've got to time your travel and stop by at Urdaneta City, Pangasinan and take your lunch or your dinner at MATUTINA'S Seafood Restaurant. They serve the freshest seafood at the very reasonable prices. 

I've traveled this route with my family several times going to La Union or Baguio and I'm not aware that there is a popular restaurant in this area, thanks to a friend for suggesting we eat here. The main restaurant is already packed when we arrived  by lunch time.

MATUTINA"S SEAFOOD AND RESTAURANT

We headed to their fan ventilated area which at that time was not yet crowded. The place has that provincial vibe which I misses a lot and the fresh air ventilation and not air conditioned coolness is a welcome change.

MATUTINA"S SEAFOOD AND RESTAURANT

We ordered of course, Pangasinan's specialty, BANGUS! And it's the freshest I had, so far!

MATUTINA"S SEAFOOD AND RESTAURANT

The mark of a true Ilocano is their preference for Fish Bagoong as their sauce dip for grilled seafood or anything they can possibly think of. I remember when I was a kid, because I'm a picky eater then, my mom knows what would make me eat, she'll roll my rice into round shapes and dip them in fish bagoong with oil and that would always do the trick, haha! Well, not anymore now but If we have some bagoong in the house, we still use it as a dip.

MATUTINA"S SEAFOOD AND RESTAURANT
Fish Bagoong with Calamansi and Chili
MATUTINA"S SEAFOOD AND RESTAURANT

We also ordered Crispy Shrimp (no need to peel the skin because they are so crunchy, you'll love every bite), Chopsuey (very fresh veggies), Kinilaw na Tanigue (you know it's very fresh when it got that sweet fresh taste), Fried Boneless Bangus (need I say more?) and Adobong Talaba (which was a revelation, I like it a lot)

MATUTINA"S SEAFOOD AND RESTAURANT
Adobong Talaba
It was the first time I tried Talaba or Oyster (a seafood favorite) in Adobo flavors and I must say you have to include this in your order when you have the chance to visit Matutina's Seafood Restaurant (I will try to hack this meal in our kitchen when I had the time).

We only paid about 1,500 pesos for this excellent meal that feed six people with big appetite.


MATUTINA"S SEAFOOD AND RESTAURANT
Alfresco Area connecting the two structures

MATUTINA'S Seafood and Restaurant gets my two thumbs up for serving food that every Filipinos will definitely love.

Matutina's Annex 3 is located at MacArthur Highway, Nancayasan, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan. 

Reactions:

21 comments:

  1. Nice selection of sea food meals, sinugba na bangus looks delectabe, now we miss that :(

    ReplyDelete
  2. my most favorite here are the bangus (belly part) and the bagoong with chili and calamansi

    ReplyDelete
  3. I wonder how that adobong talaba tastes like.. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very catchy ang name. The place seems cozy with Pinoy theme. The foods, wow1 very tempting. Sige, Nag-drop by ako sa place if uuwi ako ng Ilocos.

    ReplyDelete
  5. the place looks awesome!! it would be nice to cook some of that huge filipino recipe food again! plus the sawsawan!

    ReplyDelete
  6. A perfect place for lunch for those who are traveling and who wants to rest for a while and indulge their food. :D

    ReplyDelete
  7. Matutina's is a favorite eating place for our family during road trips.

    ReplyDelete
  8. The sinugbang bangus looks so yummy! that's my favorite. If ever I get my foot to Urdaneta City, I won't forget to come by this resto.

    ReplyDelete
  9. The food looks fresh and delicious. I'll add this to my map when we visit Urdaneta City soon.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I remember my high school classmate by this name, Matutina. She's chubby, petite and cute. Matutina's place seems so cozy and peaceful resto. Isn't it? This place has been recently announced that an LDS temple will be constructed there. What a blessing for that matter!

    ReplyDelete
  11. The bangus look very delicious! I haven't tried that restaurant yet but the food looks delicious alright.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hhmm. your post makes me crave for inihaw na bangus :P My dad is from Pangasinan but I never heard of this place before.

    ReplyDelete
  13. If ever I find myself in Pangasinan, I'll make sure to try this place.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh we've been here! I just forgot to blog about it :D Thanks for this post, it reminds me to share my experience here too :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow! This is a place that I would love to check out with my friends. Craving for seafoods right now!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Interesting!
    Ive only stayed to 2 places in Pangasinan,
    and that is Alaminos and Bolinao..
    Both distinctly different from each other.
    Umabot kapa talaga sa Pangasinan for a food trip.
    I feel like this place looks familiar, my bad though..
    I tend to forget the restos that I dine when traveling, this must have been one of those.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Look a very choice of restaurant!!!Images showing fresh fish meal!!good place to have visit!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow, this was very fun to read. Maybe you have considered submitting articles to magazines!

    ReplyDelete
  19. You should try their kare-kare! the most delish kare2 in the whole world. :D

    ReplyDelete
  20. Awww!!!! i would love to try this! nothing beats Filipino dishes for lunch during out of towns!!!! I've been to Pangasinan but I wonder if we passed by Urdaneta... :(

    ReplyDelete
  21. I'm not a fan of bangus but would love to try the Adobong Talaba.. kakagutom :)

    ReplyDelete

I will reply to queries as soon as possible. But I will appreciate if you read the article first before asking a question because some of them were already answered in the post. Thanks for dropping by! :))

All comments are moderated and will appear upon approval.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...