Not only is Boracay home to world-class beaches, it also has a wealth of interesting restaurants that range from five-star fine dining joints and hole-in-the-wall eateries. The majority of restaurants in Boracay are found on White Beach near resorts. All down the beach are seafood buffets, which serve-up a delicious range of fish, baked oysters, muscles and even that Filipino speciality, roast suckling pig.
Recommended Boracay restaurants
Manana: If you dig Mexican cuisine, drop by Manana. The restaurant is known for its fine servings of Mexican food, the most popular of which are Tostados & Tacos. You can have a meal for as low as US$10, while the most expensive dishes are for around US$20.
Jony’s: If you love fruit shakes, Jony’s will be like heaven to you. This Mexican restaurant offers refreshing tropical blends of fruits, with the addition of ice, sugar, and milk. The banana mango shake is one of its best-sellers and prices are incredibly low. website: www.jonysboracay.com.
The Dining Hall at Royal Park Hotel: If you’re not sure what you want to eat, survey the range of Filipino, Chinese, and Korean specialties served at Dining Hall. Food orders are less than US$10, though you better have someone to finish the meals with as servings are typically huge. website:www.royalparkhotelboracay.com.
Lemon Café: Satisfy your sweet tooth with the tempting exquisite delicacies of Lemon Café. You can try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse or iconic Lemon Tart, and finish off with a refreshing complementary glass of Mint Water. The price range is US$7-US$10; just about average for a café.
Big Mamas Pinoy Hotpot & Grill: Visitors who would like to experience delicious Filipino flavours must spend some time in Big Mamas. The local diner (carinderia) is open round-the-clock, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night drinks. You should try their speciality – traditional porksilog; a combination of pork, fried rice (sinangag), and egg (itlog). Meals are less than US$10.
Mongolian Grill: This grill is quite interesting in the sense that you get to choose the ingredients and get as much as you want for your meal, all for less than US$10. The restaurant also gives free soups, and the variety of choices they offer include local vegetables like alugbati and kangkong. D’ Mall, White Beach, Station 2, Boracay.
Aria Restaurant: The Italian menu in Aria is amazing, especially the hand-tossed pizzas. One of their specialties is the Al Amatriciana; a pasta meal comprised of tomatoes, lots of bacon and parmesan cheese. website: www.aria.com.ph.
Ole Bar and Restaurant: Spanish, Mexican and Cuban cuisine fuse at Ole, which has an upbeat Hispanic ambience. It’s the only restaurant in Boracay that serves Cuban food. Favourites include the calamares ala pancha, which is a sliced squid pan-fried in olive oil and flavoured with lemon juice. Meals are affordable at less than US$10. website: www.oleinboracay.com.
Mama’s Bar, Restaurant and Chill-Out Lounge: This is the perfect place to go if you crave German and Austrian foods. Mama’s has a relaxing, homey atmosphere and offers the best-sellers: goulasch, scnitzl, rinsahrouladen, and cevapcici. Meals are less than US$10, so you can have as much as you want. website: www.mamasboracay.com.