Tabo-an Dried Fish Market

One of the more popular pasalubong items from Cebu is dried seafoods such as dried danggit in salted and unsalted versions, dried pusit, fish tocino, dried katambak fish, and dried fish bones. While most of these items are available in supermarkets, the best place to get them at budget-friendly prices is at the Tabo-an Dried Fish Market along Tres de Abril Street at the southern end of Sanciangko Street. The dried fish market is right behind the Tabo-an Public Market. The dried fish supply at the Tabo-an Dried Fish Market is sourced mostly from northern Cebu, barangays Pasil and Duljo Fatima in Cebu City, and Talisay City in southern Metro Cebu.


Tabo-an Dried Fish Market in Cebu City, Philippines
Baskets of dried seafood at Tabo-an Dried Fish Market in Cebu City, Philippines

Room for Haggling at the Tabo-an Dried Fish Market

The thrifty tourists who come to Cebu sure know about the Tabo-an Dried Fish Market. They know that while there are published prices, there is always room for haggling for lower prices. And as with other economic enterprises, competition will always drive prices down. When one will have mastery of these concepts, it will mean that they can save a lot on their purchases at markets such as the Tabo-an Dried Fish Market. Another good thing is that the place has a very spacious parking area.

Tabo-an Dried Fish Market in Cebu City, Philippines
Ample parking space at Tabo-an Dried Fish Market in Cebu City, Philippines
One of our favorite stalls at the Tabo-an Dried Fish market is Esther and Guiller Dried Fish Dealer. The people that run this stall consider us as suki, a distinction only reserved for those who have bought at the same store several times already. Recently when we bought some items there, we got good discounts on the prices. We bought the dried danggit at PhP 570 per kilo instead of PhP 600, the dried pusit at PhP 550 per kilo instead of PhP 580, the dried katambak fish at PhP 280 per kilo instead of PhP 300, and the dried anchovies at PhP 260 per kilo instead of PhP 300. For a minimum spend of PhP 2,000, Esther and Guiller Dried Fish Dealer also accepts payments using major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, and debit cards from networks such as Megalink.


Tabo-an Dried Fish Market in Cebu City, Philippines
Esther and Guiller Dried Fish Dealer at Tabo-an Dried Fish Market in Cebu City, Philippines

Location of Tabo-an Dried Fish Market

The Tabo-an Dried Fish Market is located along Tres de Abril Street in barangay Pahina Central, Cebu City, Philippines and is at the southern end of Sanciangko Street right after the bridge after one crosses Panganiban Street. It is right behind the Tabo-an Public Market. For the location of Tabo-an Dried Fish Market on Google Maps, click here. Several public utility jeepney routes pass by the area or in areas adjacent to it. Some of these routes include jeepney routes number 41 (from Tabunok, Talisay City), 42 (from Tangke, Talisay City), 04C (from Plaza Housing, Lahug, Cebu City), 17C (from Apas, Cebu City), 04D (from Lahug, Cebu City), 09G (from Basak, Cebu City), 12G (from Labangon, Cebu City), 06A (from Guadalupe), and 09A (from Basak, Cebu City).

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