Have You Seen This Crab Building in Pangasinan?

This crab restaurant in Pangasinan is trending on Twitter. Have you seen it? If you have traveled along Arellano Street, Dagupan City, you have probably passed by this abandoned building. It might just be “a little” unrecognizable now as it has been closed for 30 years, but this is how it used to look like:

According to the “Dagupan Today” Facebook Page, the crab restaurant and disco bar in the 70s was called “ALIMANGO” and most tourists in the city would take pictures in it.

“In the 70s, there was a restaurant and disco bar in Dagupan City called ALIMANGO. It had a very unique architectural…

Posted by Dagupan Today on Sunday, December 16, 2018

In the 70s, there was a restaurant and disco bar in Dagupan City called ALIMANGO. It had a very unique architectural design patterned after a crab. It was a tourist delight and only a few visitors leave the city without their pictures taken with it. – Sir Epee R Rafanan

The building still stands today and here is a recent picture of it by “Pangasinan Lakwatsero” on Facebook:

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Old Alimango Restaurant
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Posted by Pangasinan Lakwatsero on Friday, November 27, 2020

Dagupan City, Pangasinan is famous for its pond-raised Bangus. Dubbed as the “Bangus Capital of the World,the city offers “the world’s tastiest and juiciest” milkfish.

Have you been to this crab restaurant? Share your memories and photos in the comments!

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