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10 Best Baler Restaurants for Great Food

Baler has so much to offer in and out of water! After surfing at Sabang Beach or snorkelling at Cemento Beach, you can drop by some of the best restaurants in the province of Aurora to satisfy your big appetite or just make your tummy happy. To help you out on which spots to dine in, we’ve listed down the 10 best Baler restaurants you should visit.

1. Baler Surfer Grill

Car-grilled Barbeque

(photo via Facebook, @BalerSurferGrill)

  • Location: Buton street, Brgy Sabang, Baler
  • Type: Grill
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: P89 to P200
  • Hours: 24 hours
  • What to Eat: Ribs and Liempo BBQ (cooked on a Volkswagen beetle-turned-grill)
  • Insider Info: Lines could get long during peak hours. Best to come in earlier or reserve your seats prior to your visit.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: 0927 272 7813
    Email/ Site: balersurfergrill.com
    Facebook: @BalerSurferGrill

Possibly the most famous dining spot in the town, Baler Surfer Grill brings all the best of Baler under one roof. Located right in front of Sabang Beach, the restaurant caters to surfers and food lovers. Aside from their beach house-backyard dining theme, Baler Surfer Grill is also famous for their car-grilled BBQ. You have to see and taste to believe!
 

2. Gerry Shan’s Place

  • Location: Quezon St., Brgy. 2, Baler, Aurora
  • Type: Eat All You Can
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: P200
  • Hours: 10am to 8pm
  • What to Eat: Seafood dishes (dried shrimp), Fried chicken
  • Insider Info: The food is good, but don’t expect much from the ambiance though. It has the typical Filipino carinderia feel.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: 0939 939 0881
    Facebook: @Gerry-Shans-Place-Baler-Aurora

If you love food and don’t care much about the ambiance, then Gerry Shan’s Place is the best Baler restaurant for you. This dining spot doesn’t hold back on food, with its buffet table lined up with every Filipino and seafood favorite. You can stuff yourself with food and not even bleed your wallet. Drinks and desserts are also available.
 

3. The Original Ram’s Tapsilog

The Original Ram's Tapsilog

(photo via Instagram, @obiodyssey)

  • Location: Angara St., Corner Mabini St., Baler
  • Type: Filipino
  • Reservations: Not Available
  • Budget for One: P100
  • Hours: 24 hours
  • What to Eat: Tapsilog, Ramen noodles
  • Insider Info: Tapa is a Filipino favorite. It’s cured beef, marinated in soy sauces and other spices. Tapa plus sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (egg), makes up Tapsilog.
  • Contact Details:
    Facebook: @The-Original-Rams-Tapsilog

One of the most famous Baler restaurants, Ram’s Tapsilog has been in the business of offering tapsilog 24/7 for years now. It basically is an institution in Baler’s Tapsi scene. Aside from offering a Pinoy comfort food any time of the day, the food is also super cheap! You’ll be able to get a rice meal for less than a hundred bucks!
 

4. Kusina Luntian

  • Location: Dela Torre St., Baler
  • Type: Filipino
  • Reservations: Not Available
  • Budget for One: P150
  • Hours: 10am to 10pm (Fridays to Sundays)
  • What to Eat: Pako salad, Wapang Wapang Liempo, Wang Patawad na Tapa
  • Insider Info: Kusina Luntian is a favorite among surfers for its cheap food and no nonsense take on dining. Their menu is even written on a surfboard.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: 0916 1789424, 0917 7256335
    Facebook: @kusina.luntian

Kusina Luntian is nothing like your usual restaurant — it’s the epitome of rustic. The restaurant is housed in nipa huts with banana leaves for plates and no utensils. Yes, you use your God-given hands to eat. But, don’t get us wrong! The experience, plus the food is well worth it.
 

5. Yellow Fin Bar and Grill

Yellow Fin Bar and Grill

(photo via Facebook, @yellowfinbar)

  • Location: Buton St., Brgy. Sabang, Baler
  • Type: Bar and Grill
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: P150 to P300
  • Hours: 24 hours
  • What to Eat: Grilled Pusit, Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna, Chicken BBQ, Blue Marlin Steak
  • Insider Info: Waiting queues during peak hours could be long, and you may have to wait long to be seated. Best to have a table reserved ahead of time.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: 0999 8436176, 0930 8176683
    Facebook: @yellowfinbar

If you just want to have a hearty meal or looking for a place to grab a few drinks, Yellow Fin Bar and Grill is the place to be. It’s one of the few Baler restaurants that are open 24/7 and offers some of the best-grilled seafood in the town.
 

6. Yolly’s Ihaw-Ihaw and Seafood Restaurant

  • Location: Quezon St., Corner Recto St., Baler
  • Type: Seafood Grill
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: P150 to P250
  • Hours: 7am to 9pm daily
  • What to Eat: Lobsters and Crabs cooked in butter and garlic
  • Insider Info: Yolly’s Ihaw-Ihaw and Seafood Restaurant also provides catering and venue services.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: 0908 491 7633, 0920 650 8655
    Facebook: @yollysrestaurant

Yolly’s Ihaw-Ihaw and Seafood Restaurant is known for their mouthwatering lobsters and crabs. A carinderia-style restaurant, this Baler spot offers grilled seafood at a budget. The two-floor, open air resto also serves Filipino favorites like Bulalo, Sinigang and Liempo.
 

7. Madison’s Cake and Pastries

Madison's Cafe

(photo via Facebook, @madisonscakesbaler)

  • Location: Quezon Highway, Brgy. Suklayin, Baler
  • Type: Cafe, Bakeshop
  • Reservations: Not Available
  • Budget for One: P150 to P250
  • Hours: 10am to 9pm (closed on Wednesdays)
  • What to Eat: Blueberry Cheesecake, Tuyo Pesto, Oreo Frappucino
  • Insider Info: Madison’s Cake and Pastries also offers food delivery.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: 0915 407 3369
    Email/ Site: [email protected]
    Facebook: @madisonscakesbaler

If you need a sweet tooth fix, Madison’s Cake and Pastries should be your next stop. What started out as a little bakeshop inside a garage has now grown into a full cafe. Madison’s is best known for their cheesecakes and pastas. Don’t miss their coffee and blended drinks too.
 

8. Thelma’s Kitchenette

  • Location: #40 Aurora cor Quezon st., Brgy. 01, Baler
  • Type: Filipino, Exotic
  • Reservations: Not available
  • Budget for One: P250
  • Hours: 24 hours
  • What to Eat: Halo-Halo, Pastillas, Fried Frog, Calderetang Suso
  • Insider Info: Thelma’s Kitchenette also makes their own Chili Garlic Oil, Curacha Vinegar and Bagoong Alamang (fish paste).
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: 0999 971 4247, 0947 8909693
    Facebook: @ThelmasKitchenette

Once you’re done touring Baler, stop by Thelma’s Kitchenette, a stone’s throw away from Museo de Baler and other Baler tourist spots. It serves scrumptious Filipino favorites plus exotic dishes like Fried Frogs and Calderetang Suso (snail). Growing and serving their own herbs, Thelma’s lives by the motto “I-request mo, I-luto ko!” (request any dish and we’ll cook it).
 

9. The Good Food

The Good Food

(photo via Facebook, @happihouse101)

  • Location: Buton St., Brgy. Sabang, Baler
  • Type: Filipino-Mexican
  • Reservations: Not Available
  • Budget for One: P150 to P200
  • What to Eat: Fish Tacos, Chicken Quesadilla
  • Insider Info: The Good Food promises that all their food is without MSG, no additives, no preservatives and no extenders. Only the pure goodness of food!
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: 0917 8759181
    Facebook: @The-Good-Food

If you’re looking for a snack shack to crash, drive to The Good Food. This quaint restaurant packs a punch, offering a fusion of Filipino and Mexican flavors. From tacos and quesadillas to burgers and rice meals, The Good Food has it all. And did we mention, they offer really good food?
 

10. Beach House at Costa Pacifica

  • Location: Costa Pacifica Hotel. 80 Buton St., Sabang Beach, Baler
  • Type: Western, Filipino
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: P350 to P500
  • Hours: 24 hours
  • What to Eat: Wood-fired pizzas, Smoked Tinapa, Lemon and Pesto with Garlic Aioli Dip pizza, US Beef Belly “Red Adobo”, Over-roasted Sweet Miso Butter Salmon
  • Insider Info: Beach House also offers a breakfast buffet.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: (02) 519 4249, 0917 844 8371
    Email/ Site: costapacificabaler.com
    Facebook: @costapacificabalerph

If you just want to relax poolside with good food and refreshing drinks, Beach House should be your next stop. The in-house restaurant of Costa Pacifica resort may be heftier than other Baler restaurants, but they make up for it with good food and an even better ambiance.

Beach House offers almost every possible scrumptious meal you can think of — from tacos to burgers, pastas to pizzas, salads to steaks, they have it all. You can also grab a few cocktails by the pool.
 

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