I have been so lucky, having this chance to work on an island like Boracay. Every day my belief in paradise is reaffirmed; imagine how beautiful it is to witness the sun rise while taking a break from your morning beach jog, sitting on the powdery white sand and letting your feet play, feel the calm breeze of fresh air, taking a sip of taho and just listening to the waves invite you into the ocean. This is life.
But what fascinates me more than working here, is the interesting food culture that has taken root on the island. A lot of great restaurants serving international cuisine is one of my favorite aspects of the island. I don’t need to travel to other countries on a daily basis just to get a unique breakfast – it’s all found right here on Boracay! Whether you like Mexican, Hawaiian, Moroccan, American, Japanese, Korean, Italian etc. you can find it here.
Here’s a list of the restaurants that we have prepared for you - so get ready!
Their mission is for you to “Come In Hungry and Walk Out Happy”. Army Navy Burger + Burrito located beside Real Maris has delicious burgers and burritos that will definitely satisfy your cravings for burgers! Their natural beef patty with fresh lettuce, sliced tomatoes, onions, mayo and ketchup with sesame seed Kaiser bun is just too mouthwatering! Add extra cheese, Libertea and Freedom Fries for a heavenly meal!Go there for their best sellers:
This new unique restaurant located near Balabag Plaza is another reason to visit Boracay. This is a Philippines’ version of the famous Toilet café of Taiwan! If you’re brave enough to try out their different dishes like Pee Steak Tagalog (Beef Steak) & Chicken Pork a-poo poo (Chicken Pork Adobo) and desserts such as Utot Muron (Turon) served in a miniature toilet bowl, then you should be here! They even have a huge toilet bowl as their photo booth marking it as one of their main attractions.Go there for their best sellers:
barLo Resto Lounge of Two Seasons is located right the beachfront making it one of the perfect venues for watching the sunset and dining. This restaurant offers you an array of delicious meals specially made by the father & son tandem Chef Gene & Gino Gonzales. Order their famous Four-cheese Pizza and Oyster Sisig, rest assured you’ll not regret. If the photos of their meals really look tasty, believe me the photos aren’t lying!Go there for their best sellers:
Gerry’s Grill Boracay serves mouth-watering Filipino dishes such as Sisig, Inihaw na Pusit, and Kare-Kare. This restaurant is also best for their Grilled Seafood which will definitely make you want to come back for more grilling! Located at the beachfront, Gerry’s Grill is ideal for lunch, dinner or for any occasion for family & friends. Great food, affordable prices and best service!Go there for their best sellers:
This simple restaurant located along the pathway of the White Beach may be a small but Globy Traveling Chef serves a huge scope of international and local meals (Brazil, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia & Morocco) This restaurant is also known as the Home of the Boracay Flamecake!Go there for their best sellers:
Located on the front beach near Discovery Shores lies an elegant restaurant serving Morocco’s best cuisine, Kasbah is considered one of the best restaurants on the island. Complete your visit here by tasting their hummus harissa, lamb tangine, ambrosial baklava and mint tea! Kasbah is also one of the best places for sunset sessions with live House Music Djs.Go there for their best sellers:
Mayas is loved by tourists & locals for its stunning sunset view location, and luscious Filipino dishes – served perfect with rice and Mexican floured breads. Every dish is conceived by Chef Jun Salme. A local favorites is the Shrimp Rebosado Croquette – deep fried shrimps coated in shrimp bisque croquette with Thai-style mango cilantro sauce; perfect for appetizer. Dessert? Try their Bibingka Souffle, a rice dessert with a mix of salted egg, coconut milk matched with a cup of coconut mint sherbet & whipped egg sauce.Go there for their best sellers:
Pamana is very famous not only on Boracay, but also nationwide. This Filipino restaurant is an all-time favorite on the island, known for its delicious and authentic recipes that have been passed on for generations. Its vintage interior ambiance makes you right feel at home. We recommend trying their “Humba”, Bulalo and Baked Talaba that will absolutely make you feel the passion in Filipino dishes. The true legacy of Filipino Cuisine, found in Boracay.Go there for their best sellers:
If you’re searching for a place where you can relax, dine with a beautiful view of the ocean and enjoy traditional Filipino or international meals, then Station Juan Café is your place. Their luscious meals are perfectly made by their in-house chef Martin Jickain. Match their Kimchi Fried Rice with Braised Angus Beef & fine wines or “Beer below Zero”.Go there for their best sellers:
This German owned steakhouse restaurant is found above Paulo’s Collection Store near Starbucks. Its outside appearance may be native, but once you get inside it is very classy and elegant. Steakhouse Boracay serves imported Australian and US Beef matched with German-Swiss dishes. Finish your 220-250 grams Beef Tenderloin with Garlic Rice on the restaurant balcony and appreciate the beautiful scenery.Go there for their best sellers:
Let this restaurant take you to Hawaii as you taste their genuine Hawaiian food and Barbeque meals on the front beach! The Original Hawaiian BBQ is visited by a lot of travellers & known for its jolly & friendly Hawaiian ambiance. Sometimes, they have Hawaiian music & dancers livening up the atmosphere. Good food & Good Times.Go there for their best sellers:
This sushi bar found above Sea Gaia beside Astoria, is known to be the “Little Japan in Boracay.” No wonder it is known to be that way because the ingredients used in their dishes are imported straight from Japan and delivered to the island twice a week. Try their Japanese cuisine (Ramen, Sushi & Rice Toppings) if Japanese food is your thing, you’ll definitely crave more.Go there for their best sellers:
In a previous blog post I covered Station One HERE. [insert link to station one blog post] Let’s move on to the beach station where most of the crowd can be found! Station 2 is known to be the busiest since it’s the center of attraction & island.
Sometimes, when it’s my day off and I don’t have any idea what I’m really craving for, station 2 decides for me. Why? Most of the restaurants are found here, whether you’re on a strict budget or not.
If restaurant hopping is your thing with no transportation included, get those feet moving because this is your territory! Everything’s right here for you. Side by side, by side, you can find both the most affordable and expensive restaurants.
Check out some of the best restaurants that can be found in this area - I hope you’re on an empty stomach!
This western cuisine inspired restaurant found at the prestigious Boracay Regency, is a perfect venue for fine-dining because of its elegant and warm ambiance. Try the steaks & finish with a Chocolate Garanche cake for dessert! Have your romantic dinner near the beach while listening to a live mellow band playing every night.Go there for their best sellers:
Found beside Exit Bar, Coco Café has a relaxing ambiance where you can take a break from the heat of the sun and sit down to have refreshing juices or shakes. You can also satisfy your sweet tooth cravings because they serve pastries and crepes aside from burgers and pasta. You can grab your book and read or just order a cup of coffee. Not a coffee lover? Try their Matcha Green Tea!Go there for their best sellers:
Giving sweet things and lovely thoughts for more than 50 years in the Philippines, Dulcinea has also come to Boracay, located inside Boracay Uptown before D’Mall. This restaurant is frequently being dined because of the quality meals and sweet pastries. If you’re craving desert, this is a strong recommendation. I love the Red Velvet Cake! Also, try their Churros con Chocolate - a perfect match for the chocolate dip.Go there for their best sellers:
Who can say no to Baby Back Ribs?! Gasthof Café Lei has a secret barbeque sauce that keeps folks eating more and more! Take your family to Gasthof and taste the fresh grilled seafood, steaks and finest local meals. They also serve German cuisine if you want try something different. Gasthof Café Lei is located just before the entrance of D’Mall at the front beach.Go there for their best sellers:
Just across Dulcinea, Golden Cowrie is a Filipino resto boasting all the best Filipino cuisines in the country. Never miss out on the Crispy Pata, Grilled Back Ribs, Baby Prawns, Pork Sinigang and Bulalo for your lunch or dinner! Plus you can get unli rice for only Php 54 per head.Go there for their best sellers:
This restaurant offers traditional Chinese food. The Great Wall Restaurant is known for its delicious dim sums and seafood. If you want to request a meal, you can buy fresh seafood since they also have cooking service.Go there for their best sellers:
This Chinese restaurant is always jam-packed especially during the night. If you love seafood meals, noodle soups, dumplings and other Chinese meals, try out the Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant. They have been on the island for five years and their guests just keep on coming back and again. Find them beside Hennan Lagoon Resort.Go there for their best sellers:
For more than 20 years (and counting) of serving local Filipino meals on the island, Jasper’s Tapsilugan and Restaurant is visited by locals and foreigners alike. This turo-turo resto is best for those who are on budget but still want to have an appetizing meal. They also have pansit, bihon and spaghetti served in a bilao for large groups. Perfect for special occasions on a budget.Go there for their best sellers:
This restaurant is located beside Giulius Boracay and serves tasty Arabian, Indian and even Filipino food! Try their refreshing tropical fruit drinks and other food such as pizza, burgers and pasta. This home-style resto gives the customers a moment to chill out & relax while enjoying different flavors of Shisha.Go there for their best sellers:
At Project Pie guests get to decide their pizza toppings! Located at the front beach near Seabreeze Café, this pizza parlor lets you choose from, 5 kinds of Cheese, 7 choices of meat, 18 different veggies a couple sauces. Wait for 5-7 minutes, wait for your name to be called then, enjoy your Artisan Pizza specially made by you! They also have a list of their best-selling pizzas if you’re on the go. They also have salads and desserts to balance out your meal.Additional details:
Mcdonald’s is the only international fast food chain that is open 24 hours on the island. Yes, they are ready to serve your favorite double cheeseburger, large French fries and Monster float all day long. They have two branches, beside Budget Mart at the D’mall Main Road and behind Wave Bar & Lounge at the Boracay Regency.Go there for their best sellers:
Natalia’s Kusina offers one of the best cooking services found in D’Talipapa. Most of the popular requests are Buttered Shrimp, Fish Sinigang and Baked Oysters. It’s easy to make your own meal. Buy the raw ingredients just in front of their restaurant and let them cook it for you!Go there for their best sellers:
This restaurant is found at Boracay Uptown where fire dancers and a live band perform every night. People also love to come here because they can choose their desired dish. White Beach Paraiso Bar and Grill also has cooking service, best for seafood meals. Guests also come here during special occasions and jam with the band.Go there for their best sellers:
Since 1996, Real Coffee and Tea Café has been known to be the Home of the Original Calamansi Muffin. This is visited by locals and tourists because of its pastries, breakfast meals, coffees, teas and most especially the spectacular sea view balcony dining.Go there for their best sellers:
Red Coconut is known as one of the top Resorts on the island and is also known for being a world-class restaurant. Located on the front beach, you can stop and take a look at their lobsters, crabs, prawns and other seafood barbeque! They have various kinds of sandwiches to choose from if you’re on diet. Lastly, if you are a pizza fan try their brick oven pizza – locals swear by it.Go there for their best sellers:
For all Italian cuisine lovers, Sbarro is found inside Boracay Uptown and ready to serve gigantic sliced pizzas! You can select from an array of pizzas & pastas. Their foods are always cooked fresh and your money goes far. Have a bite of their famous Chicago White Pizza, Baked Ziti or Meat Lasagna! They are just beside Golden Cowrie, inside Boracay Uptown. Best part? Their Cheese Pizza is now Php 54 only!Go there for their best sellers:
The biggest buffet is found here at Seabreeze Café! Located beside Wave Bar and Lounge, Seabreeze Café has 30 International Cuisines, 12 Appetizers, 12 Salads and 12 Desserts inspired from all over the world to choose from! Enjoy your meal as you’re being entertained by a live band and their famous Dancing Chefs where you can actually join them and have fun!Go there for their best sellers:
The world’s famous thin crust pizza is a Boracay staple! Whether it’s dine in, or delivery, Shakey’s Pizza will get it done! Pizza, Chicken, Soup, Desserts or Pasta, Shakey’s has set meals perfect for your family and friends. A la Carte meals are also available if you’re on a solo flight or on a date. Located at the front beach right after Boracay Regency, Shakey’s Pizza is open from 10:00 AM – 12 MD.Go there for their best sellers:
A time machine’s not needed for you to have a glimpse & taste traditional Filipino family dining from years back. Subo Boracay found beside Alice in Wonderland Resort, offers you the best of the Filipino’s best dishes on the island! Paru-Paro, grilled butterflied chicken in achiote oil, turmeric and chili with papaya relish & crush peanuts is just one of their best sellers that you should try! Kaon ta!Go there for their best sellers:
Found above Pat’s Creek Bar, Tito’s Resto & Grill offers you a selection of Modern Filipino Cuisine while watching the beautiful ocean scenery. The ambiance of the restaurant makes you feel at home plus the foods are indeed mouthwatering. The Boracay Rice is a best seller composed of thinly sliced island chorizo sautéed with rice, with a scrambled egg on top with spring onions. Drop by Tito’s Resto & Grill for an amazing fine dining experience.Go there for their best sellers:
True Food Indian Cuisine has soft pillows where you can relax as you wait for your delicious Indian dish specially prepared by an authentic Sri Lankan master chef. Everything that you hoped would be on an Indian food menu should be here. Try the Lamb Rogan Josh, Fresh Juice Shakes & Chicken Dishes!Go there for their best sellers:
Opening in November 19, 2015, this new restaurant and bar from Aloha Hotel Boracay will offer you the perfect blend of Asian cuisines especially from Philippines, Thailand, China & Japan. These meals will be prepared by trained Asian/Western chefs who make sure to serve you only the best. Try their Eat all You Can Crab w/ Rice & Bottomless Iced Tea for only Php 799.Go there for their best sellers:
This new bamboo shack style restaurant is found on the main road, in front of Nirvana Beach Resort. Davao’s famous Hoy! Panga invades Boracay to let the people taste their extraordinary Grilled Tuna Jaw - straight from Davao! Its homey ambiance is perfect for family gatherings or groups who just want to have a bucket of beer. And the best partner for the beer bucket? Tuna Sisig or Grilled Tuna Jaw.Go there for their best sellers:
Are your taste buds getting more excited to visiting Boracay? They should be since we’re only on Station 2. I’ve got Station 3 and a few more areas to show you in the coming weeks!
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The D’mall area of Boracay is the central gathering area, of the central beach. You can find several ATM’s here, tourist knick-knacks, great food and good drinks.
Aria is also one of the most dined restaurants found in on white beach. Italian dishes are its main courses and it even has a wood fire pizza oven. You can choose whether you like to be indoors or outdoors while you dine. Aria is a great place to start your day with a light lunch and just people watch. For breakfast, desserts, or coffee check out its sister restaurant Café de Sol next door.Go there for their best sellers:
Aria Gelato is located beside Aria where it offers you different flavors of gelato that will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. They have 18 homemade flavors daily and serve refreshing drinks - perfect for the hot weather.Go there for their best sellers:
This s the beset venue to watch people on the front beach while enjoying a cup of coffee! Found at the entrance to D’mall across from Aria you will not find a better place to chill out and enjoy Barista made coffee while checking out all the talent passing you by on White Beach. The desserts are simply fantastic. Try the Mango Cheese cake and you’ll see what I mean!Go there for their best sellers:
This is one of the most visited restaurants in D’Mall. They serve the best Greek cuisines on the Island. Try the famous Spinach and Artichoke Fondue or Flaming Saganaki (cheese), Greek salad, Chicken Gyros, or one of the mouth-watering lamb dishes – It almost doesn’t matter which one you choose, all of the meals are great. It’s a perfect place to dine together with your family or friends. Make reservations first.Go there for their best sellers:
Hama lets you experience Japanese dinning on our tiny island! Check out the Sashimi Boat, Tempura, Teriyaki BBQ, Miso Soup, Ramen and all kinds of fantastic Nigiri. A great location in the heart of D’mall with Japanese delicacies served up by friendly staff.Go there for their best sellers:
Newly renovated, former The Hobbit House changes its name to Hobbit Tavern. It’s a one of a kind restaurant and watering hole. Set amidst a Lord of the Rings theme, the Hobbit House has small waiters serving delectable steaks and Filipino food, specialty best-selling drinks like the Green Dragon, and a variety of local and imported beers. It also has acoustic bands in the evening that will be sure to entertain.Go there for their best sellers:
For all BBQ lovers, this affordable restaurant will let you enjoy barbeque specialties such as sausages, burgers and other sizzling dishes. Please yourself with steaks and ribs cooked to your preference.Go there for their best sellers:
This 24 hour restaurant is said to be the first fast food restaurant on the island. Burgers, hotdogs, fish n’ chips and other goodies great for late night cravings. Jammers is a great place to stop and have after the party.Go there for their best sellers:
Ka-on is the Tides Hotel's rooftop Filipino restaurant. It features the rich Filipino culture’s diverse and delectable dishes that are regional in origin. The results are sincere. Its main concept is simplicity but with delectable outcome. Simply put they want you to taste good Filipino food.Go there for their best sellers:
I have a sweet tooth and this is one of my favorite places on the island. Their cakes are just irresistible! The Mango Madness is simply marvelous. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, no matter how many times you’ll stop by here, there is always something worth buying.Go there for their best sellers:
Ole gives you the best of the best of Spanish cuisine. Ole boasts their specialty Paella - a popular Spanish rice dish. Enjoy the wide variety of imported beers, and live music every night.Go there for their best sellers:
Plato de Boracay offers cooking services at reasonable prices and will cook your fresh seafood any way you like. You can choose from Grilled Clams, Buttered Crabs, Prawn Sinigang, and a lot more to choose from. They now have two branches at D’mall and D’Talipapa to serve you better.Go there for their best sellers:
Found at the back of Budget Mart, Thai Basil offers genuine Thai cuisines! They give you a selection of extraordinary dishes from Southeast Asia worth coming back for every night. Try their best seller Pad Thai which comes in shrimp, chicken or vegetarian options. They also serve a wide variety of drinks.Go there for their best sellers:
This air-conditioned restaurant located next to Crafts Supermarket will let you escape the heat of the island. Indulge yourself with their Beer Battered Fish and Chips or a local version served with rice. The prices are affordable and they also have delicious burgers and a children's menu. Try their BBQ Ribs and Breaded Chicken with Rice and Iced Tea for only Php 99!Go there for their best sellers:
Tres Amigos is a Mexican restaurant found near Aria Gelato. They have an exposed atmosphere, fresh, and decorated with cool paintings wherein if ever you pass by, you can’t help but smell their fragrant Mexican dishes. The most popular dishes are burritos, tacos, Mexican ceviche, and quesadillas.Go there for their best sellers:
This restaurant offers a feast for heroes! Big and extravagant portions, excellent service and conveniently located. Carnivores must try their ribs, steaks and seafood grilled to perfection. There are also Salads reserved for our friendly herbivores. Get the whole family and visit Valhalla.Go there for their best sellers:
Newly renovated Bei Kurt and Magz Restaurant is still the island’s favorite when it comes to German, Filipino and Asian cuisines! Drink the coldest beer while enjoying their library of German Books and feel the European ambience. There are several delicacies from breakfast, lunch, light snacks and dinner that will surely satisfy your tummy!Go there for their best sellers:
Indulge yourself in the different flavors of Thai food at Sulu Plaza! If you love Thai Food then you are in for a treat this time! They offer all the usual savory favorites and few that you may not have tried. The fresh seafood is absolutely fantastic! Located in station 3 on the Beach Path you can get a trike to the feeder road of Boat Station 3 or just enjoy a walk on the beach.Go there for their best sellers:
Sunny Side Café is known for its all-day breakfast menu and high quality coffee. Pancake lover? This is your haven. Trust me. Its breath-taking view of the front beach is a plus factor. If you’re a first timer, order the Angus, and The Sunny Side Chori Burgers.Go there for their best sellers:
If Spicebird and Sunny Side Café got your taste buds, then you should give more room for Supermagic Burgers. Located at the Sands Hotel, try their Supermagic Classic with Cheese Burger freshly made patty, Umami Dust and real cheese with French fries on the side. Luscious sandwiches and toothsome desserts are also available here!Go there for their best sellers:
This new sports bar and restaurant found at Ralph’s Place is just 15 minutes away from the front beach. This is a great place where you and your friends can hang out, chill, dine and play some pool at the same time! They also serve delicious meals such as newest Pork Schnitzel served with potato salad and homemade lye bread. You could also try their Potato Wedges topped with bacon bits, cheddar cheese, sour cream and spring onions. Affordable beers are also another great reason to stop by.Go there for their best sellers:
Sports enthusiast? This is your home court! A lot of tourists and locals visit this resto bar because of its Pool Table, Darts, Undying Sports streaming on the TV and Food. They serve rum cokes for as low as Php 35 and cold beers for Php 55. And if you ask them why Fusion? “This was created to provide Boracay an off the beaten path unique atmosphere with Funky Beats, Wicked Eats, and Sneaky Treats.”Go there for their best sellers:
Café Vinchi is the newest restaurant found in Bulabog beside Laketown. Its goal is to let the people taste the perfect blend of American and Filipino food. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday they serve grill specials such as Blue Marlin, Chicken & Shrimps for only Php 169! Their breakfast meals such as pancakes & waffles are also a must try.Go there for their best sellers:
Being the first gastropub in Boracay to showcase all-Filipino handcrafted beers, Los Indios Bravos is a cozy and elegant restaurant especially for beer lovers! Try their Crafted Beers from Baguio and Cebu. Visit Los Indios Bravos and indulge your cravings with classic international pub food and don’t forget the specialty beers! Also, be there every Wednesday for the eat all you can Chicken Wings for only Php 399!Go there for their best sellers:
If you are looking for a quick meal that won't break your budget, Munchies is the place for you! They offer delicious Mexican and Philippines cuisine that will satisfy your munchies day and night. Try the Fajitas or Pizza if you are extra hungry. Located in the middle of Boracay near Lake Town on Bolabag road next to St. Angelique Ortho-Dental Clinic.Go there for their best sellers:
With its perfect location at Diniwid Beach, Spiderhouse is known for its quiet ambiance as well as its delectable food. The place is ideal to hang out with friends and just sit, swim, eat, and photoshoot. They are offering Filipino cuisines; best seller is the Carbonara Pasta. Their sushi and masala are so delicious too!Go there for their best sellers:
With tree-top view from the resort, Rima gives you an ecstatic dining in the most romantic way. This is open for dinner from 6:00 PM where they serve their excellent dishes matched with the best wines. Here you can taste the different flavors of the world and other Italian cuisines. This treetop dining with dishes made by Chef Omar Ugoletti gives you a 5–course degustation menu from Europe.Go there for their best sellers: