La Loma Lechon, Quezon City.

The most famous and popular dish of the Philippines is probably the lechon, which is prepared for fiestas, family celebrations (like parties and marriages) and also a favourite dish during Christmas time.


Lechon is the Spanish name for pig, in the Philippines it means a spit-roasted pig.
We also have the lechon baka (spit-roasted cow) and the lechon manok (spit-roasted chicken)
Lechon (in Tagalog litson) is a roasted whole pig cooked in charcoal. Lechon is prepared by stuffing the inside of the animal with herbs and vegetables. The pigs are slowly hand roasted on top of charcoal for hours till their skin turn reddish brown and the inside flesh becomes tender. The dish is often served with a thick liver sauce cooked with vinegar, sugar and herbs.

La Loma district in Quezon City praise itself as being the lechon capital of the Philippines.
Started by Mang Tomas in the early 50’s his business got a lot of competitors. The other top lechon makers are Mila, Pingping, Lito, Aling Nene and Nelia to name a few. The roasted pigs are displayed on the sidewalks. You can purchase a whole pig or buy the meat per kg. Ask also to visit the place where they roast the pigs. It is spectacular to see the quantity of pigs that are simultaneously roasted and the way they are doing it.


Where: La Loma district in Quezon City

My rating: 8/10

Very spectacular. I was amazed to see how they roast the pigs by hand. It is also a strange sight to see all those pigs displayed outside on the sidewalks. Too bad the whole neighbourhood is a bit run down.

Nearby: La Loma Cemetery & North Cemetery. Both cemeteries are worth a visit.

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  • miniong’s native lechon

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  • eymard ferreros

    hi to all im eymard the owner of litos litson! for those who want to order litson baboy or litson baka you can visit us 67 calavite st. laloma Q.C. or contact us at 7407395 cel 0917 5945001

  • francis

    Sarap ng Lechon! Nakakagutom!. I like my lechon to be meaty with less fat and crispy on the skin!

  • Roland Panares

    Guys, for those who are trying to get in touch with Manong’s Lechon Cebu, please call us at 7032133 or thru our new Smart number 0921-3291590. We lost mobile recently. Please disregard our old cel number. Thanks.

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  • christian

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  • christian

    . . . anoh ba ung telephone number jan???

    . . .kasi oorder kame ehh

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  • Philippine Lechon

    In every occasion in the Philippines, Lechon was always there. This is one of the best Filipino food that I love.


  • ayers

    Hello to all lechon lover! I have a good news to all of you. Ang lechon cebu ay abot kamay na natin. Dahil nasa Buendia, Pasay na sila. This coming june 24 ang opening nla. Sa wakas hindi narin tayo mahihirapan sa paghahanap ng masarap na lechon cebu. They located at Jac Liner Bus Terminal-LRT-Buendia Station. Masarap at napakamura ng lechon nila.

    So paano kita kits nlang tayo sa opening day nla ha. :)

  • Jenny Chui

    Sarap ng MANONG’S TASTY LECHON CEBU. I just read their name dito lang din sa thread na ito. Try nyo. Cebu lechon talaga. 7032133 tel number nla.

  • In Lechon Phlippine

    One of the favorite food of Filipino,the pig had always been the center of communal feasts in pre-Hispanic Philippines, and “lechon” is the normal manner it is prepared.


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  • Roland P. Panares

    Yes, it’s advisable to book it in advance kasi we are getting reservations na para sa pasko. Bragging aside, we already have 30++ orders for Dec 24 alone–and still counting. So go figure how hectic it is for us for Dec. We, however, do not turn down orders not unless if wala na talagang stock which is very possible for any lechon company. Call me at 7032133, Smart 0908-3237727 and lets talk. Thanks.

  • Arniel Yap Go

    Hi. Just have a ques to MANONG’S TASTY LECHON if we need to do advance reservation for our xmas party next month? I understand that its hard to order lechon on a short notice during Dec.

  • Roland P. Panares

    Hi! We are MANONG’S TASTY LECHON CEBU and we recently decided to invade Manila due to its great potential, market-wise. Now, Manilenos can have the taste of authentic Cebu lechon delivered right at their doorsteps here in Metro Manila.

    For OFW: give lechon to your loved ones back home for special occassions like bdays, xmas and new year!! Call us at 632-7032133, or Smart mobile +639083237727…. Look for Roland.

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  • Sabroso Lechon

    Visit us and hope you could try our lechon. =)

    Sabroso lechon

  • fernand

    Yummmy lechon cebu

  • In Lechon Philippine

    Lechon was so delicious, it’s one of the Pinoy’s favorite food. I like your blog, you have the wide variety of topics when it comes to food.

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  • UP Los Baños

    The lechon was very yummy & tasty even without the sauce! We all loved it!.. The founders of the company are such an inspiration for the students with young minds to put up their own businesses in the future. Thanks for the wonderful accommodation! Thanks

  • wynne has a tasty, juicy lechon. Its taste is different from the lechon I tasted before. It also doesn’t need sauce to make it tasty. Accommodation is also very warm, they are very hospitable & approachable.

  • rein

    Lechon Cebu is no.1 for me dahil ang sarap ng lechon cebu.

  • nissley

    D’best talaga ang lutong cebuano lalo na pagdating sa lechon. Ang sarap ng lechon cebu. At ang crunchy pa ng balat.

  • nathan

    Hi ailen, thanks sa link na binigay mo. It helps me talaga. Nag order kami ng lechon last July 21 sa lechon cebu. Its my lola’s birth day kasi… Tasty ang lechon nila at crispy pa ang balat. Nagustuhan talaga ng mga tao ang lasa ng lechon cebu. And we plan na mag order ulit sa kanila this coming September.

    Lechon cebu keep it up. Ang sarap talaga ng lechon.

  • joshua

    Sa cebu ang lechon nila hindi na kailangan lagyan pa ng mang tomas or liver sauce kasi malasa na yung lechon nila. Unlike sa other lechon seller. Nakabili kasi me ng lechon somewehere in Quezon City kailangan mo pa lagyan ng sauce or mang tomas para lang may malasahan ka. Pero when i taste the lechon cebu yummmmy ang sarap! Napakasarap ng lechon sa cebu at napaka crunchy pa ng balat. Sa lechon cebu ko lang natikman ang pinakamasarap na lechon

  • brant

    Yes lechon cebu is truly the best. Wala talagang katulad sa lechon cebu. Napakasarap at napaka crispy ng lechon cebu. Nothing compare the taste of lechon cebu.

    Try lechoncebu :)

  • ailen

    Hanap nyo bay masarap na lechon? Sa lechon cebu na masarap at ma crispy pa ang balat ng lechon nila. Hindi na kailangang lagyan pa ng liver sauce or mang tomas kasi malasa na.


  • Milas

    Hi Guys,

    I hope you can visit our website for your lechon needs

    We offer lechon baka, baboy and more.

    Thank you.


  • Bryan

    Wow sarap naman ng lechon. Parang ang lutong tignan.

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  • irene

    letchon for filipinos is the best! try it!

  • Annie

    I am looking for a place to order lechon. Please reply ASAP. Thank you.

    Your website is great!

  • Annie

    I am looking for a place to order lechon. Please reply ASAP. Thank you.

  • aldrin maquinana

    Masarap bang lechon dyan

  • joe

    WOW…Nice to have such information regarding Lechon. This really clarify the state of mind with Lechon. Keep up the good work.

  • joe

    WOW…Nice to have such information regarding Lechon. This really calrify the state of mind with Lechon. Keep up the good work.

  • reagan balisacan

    anong balita jan? mukang ok ang lechon jan ah/ mag kano ba isa?

  • nep

    roasted pigs, smells delicious but no thanks i’m a vegetarian though weak in conviction at times.

  • Sidney

    I am a newcomer. There are so many beautiful places in the Philippines that I decided to share some of the locations I enjoyed.

  • Sassy

    Sidney! I didn’t know you blogged here too. :)