Must-Try Restaurants in the Philippines

10 Best Bohol Restaurants to Eat Like a Local

Bohol is rich in activities to do and tourist spots to visit. But touring and sightseeing aren’t the only things you can do in this paradise — Bohol also has a string of dining spots worth visiting. If ever you plan on filling up your tummy while at this Visayan province, here’s a list of restaurants in Bohol that you should dine at.

1. Gerarda’s Family Restaurant

Gerarda's Family Restaurant

(photo via Facebook, @gerardasresto)

  • Location: 30 J.S. Torralba Street, Tagbilaran City
  • Type: Filipino
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: P200 to P250
  • Hours: 8am to 2pm and 5pm to 10pm daily
  • What to Eat: Gerarda’s Dinakdakan
  • Insider Info: Gerarda’s has been awarded Bohol’s Best Restaurant in 2012 and continues to be included in the list of top restaurants for the past years.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: (038) 412 3044
    Email/ Site: [email protected]
    Facebook: @gerardasresto

Gerarda’s Family Restaurant is one of the most visited and famous restaurants in Bohol. Best known for its Filipino dishes with a twist, it promises to make every peso spent worth it with their delicious food and relaxing ambiance. Since opening in 2010 it has been included in several Best Restaurants lists in the province and continues to satisfy tourists and locals’ craving for good Filipino food.
 

2. Al Fresco Bay Cafe & Resto Bar

Al Fresco Bay Cafe & Resto Bar

(photo via Facebook, @www.bycheftoni)

  • Location: G. Visarra Street, Poblacion 2, Tagbilaran City
  • Type: Italian
  • Reservations: Not Available
  • Budget for One: P250 to P300
  • Hours: 10am to 10pm (Mondays to Saturdays)
  • What to Eat: Spaghetti con Gamberi, Pizza Salsiccia with Eggplant
  • Insider Info: Al Fresco Bay Cafe & Resto Bar is owned by Rome-based entrepreneur, Chef Toni Ibiond, who was a chef at The Bellevue Hotel before opening his own restaurant.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: 0929 808 9105
    Facebook: @www.bycheftoni

Al Fresco Bay Cafe & Resto Bar gets its name from its style of dining — al fresco. While it’s going all rustic with no air conditioning, the food makes up for the rather warm ambiance. The restaurant is owned and operated by Italian Chef Toni. Bringing all the best flavors from his hometown of Rome, Chef Toni offers authentic Italian dishes with a hint of Filipino taste. From brick-oven-baked pizza to a full range of pasta to other International dishes, Al Fresco Bay Cafe & Resto Bar will leave you with a happy tummy.
 

3. Coco Loco

Coco Loco

(photo via Facebook, @cocolocobohol)

  • Location: Anda Municipal Plaza in Poblacion, Anda
  • Type: Brewery, Cafe-Resto
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: P150 to P350
  • Hours: 8am to 8pm (Tuesdays to Thursdays & Sundays), 8am to 10pm (Fridays and Saturdays)
  • What to Eat: Craft Beers, Chocolate Hills Porter, Dumaguete Dubbel
  • Insider Info: Aside from their yummy fare, Coco Loco is also known as a retailer of Coco Bra (coconut bikini brassiere).
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: 0908 508 5847
    Email/ Site: [email protected]
    Facebook: @cocolocobohol

Located a stone’s throw away from the beach, Coco Loco is a beach-side gem offering good food and even better drink options. It offers breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, as well as a variety of snacks just enough to settle your grumpy tummy after at Anda beach. If you’re looking to relax and unwind beach side with a cold beer, Coco Loco also carries a range of craft beers from The Cebruery. Beach + Beer = Coco Loco.
 

4. Loboc Riverwatch Floating Restaurant

Loboc Riverwatch Floating Restaurant

(photo via Shutterstock, @Andrei Goncharov)

  • Location: Poblacion Sawang, Loboc
  • Type: Filipino, Seafood
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: P450
  • Hours: 10:30am to 4pm daily
  • What to Eat: most of the Filipino dishes
  • Insider Info: You can opt to go on a night cruise under the starry sky with fireflies lighting up the river. Night cruise start at 6:30pm.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: 0999 582 4655
    Email/ Site: [email protected]
    Facebook: @RiverwatchFloatingResto

Your Bohol trip wouldn’t be complete without dining at Loboc Riverwatch Floating Restaurant. The boat-slash-resto cruises through the Loboc River while offering a buffet of local favorites. Aside from the view and on-board entertainment, stopovers at local tribes offer even more entertainment while also immersing tourists into the rich culture of Bohol. Once you’re stuffed with food, make sure to take as many photos of the experience and the beautiful sight.
 

5. Giuseppe Pizzeria and Sicilian Roast

Giuseppe Pizzeria and Sicilian Roast

(photo via giuseppe.panglao.info)

  • Location: Panglao Coastal Road, Tawala
  • Type: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: P350 to P450
  • Hours: 11am to 11pm daily
  • What to Eat: Tagliolini Limone E Gamberi, Porcini E Pancetta
  • Insider Info: Giuseppe Pizzeria and Sicilian Roast is owned and operated by Italian chef Giuseppe Genco who has also worked in the kitchen of some world-class hotels like Manila Peninsula and Shangri-La Hotel.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: 0917 625 5582, 038 502 4255
    Email/ Site: giuseppe.panglao.info/en/
    Facebook: @GiuseppeBohol

Headed by a premier chef, Giuseppe Pizzeria and Sicilian Roast has a made a name for itself as one of the best restaurants in Bohol. It serves authentic Italian dishes as well as some of the best brick oven-baked pizzas in the area. While the meals are more on the pricey end, the ambiance, servings, and taste make every penny spent worth it. Make sure to order a glass or two of their wine options.
 

6. The Buzzz Cafe by Bohol Bee Farm

The Buzzz Cafe by Bohol Bee Farm

(photo via Facebook, @officialboholbeefarm)

  • Location: Dao, Dauis Panglao Island, Bohol
  • Type: Healthy
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: P250 to P300
  • Hours: 5am to 10pm
  • What to Eat: Make sure to try their Spicy-Ginger, Malunggay and Rhum Coco ice creams on a cassava cone.
  • Insider Info: Bohol Bee Farm is also a resort and offers accommodations and water sports activities.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: +6338 502 2288, 0917 710 1062
    Email/ Site: boholbeefarm.com
    Facebook: @officialboholbeefarm

Bohol Bee Farm isn’t your usual resort and restaurant. The serene and relaxing place aims to contribute to society by offering farmers lectures on how to practice organic farming which is also evident in the dishes they serve at The Buzzz Cafe — only fresh and organic ingredients are used. They also offer a range of uniquely-flavored ice creams that are made from coconut and carabao’s milk, served in a cassava cone. Visit Bohol Bee Farm Resort and Restaurant if you want a filling, delicious and healthy meal.
 

7. The Wine Cellar

The Wine Cellar

(photo via boholwinecellar.com)

  • Location: Bohol Sunside Resort, Tawala, Panglao
  • Type: Winery, Fine Dining
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: P250 to P350
  • Hours: 7am to 10pm daily
  • What to Eat: Asian specialties, pasta, salads, and chicken, pork, Seafood main courses, Wine from Germany and Austria
  • Insider Info: You can reserve a table online on their website.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: (034) 502 4001, 0929 004 8826
    Email/ Site: [email protected], boholwinecellar.com
    Facebook: @BOHOL-SUNSIDE-Resort

The first and only underground restaurant in Panglao Island, The Wine Cellar is literally situated in a cellar. But it’s far from a swanky, sweaty basement, the interiors and ambiance of the place make it one of the most high-class restaurants in Bohol. The Wine Cellar is the in-house restaurant of Bohol Sunside Resort and offers an impressive fare of food — the best international dishes are served here. Aside from food, their range of over 20 wines are a must try. All in all, dining in The Wine Cellar is an experience you shouldn’t miss.
 

8. Tarsier Paprika

Tarsier Paprika

(photo via Facebook, @Tarsier-Paprika)

  • Location: Km. 16 Hoyohoy Tawala, Panglao
  • Type: Modern European
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: P500 to P700
  • Hours: 7am to 10pm daily
  • What to Eat: BBQ Pork Ribs, BBQ Baby Back Ribs
  • Insider Info: Tarsier Paprika is located cliffside, overlooking the Bohol Sea. The view makes dining an even better experience.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: 0917 526 6001
    Email/ Site: [email protected], tarsierbotanika.com/restaurant
    Facebook: @Tarsier-Paprika-1310740022316731

You won’t see the tiny, furry animals here, but Tarsier Paprika’s food and ambiance make up for the absence of a tarsier. One of the in-house restaurants of Tarsier Botanika resort, this stunningly beautiful place has the perfect view, ambiance, and food. The glass-surrounded restaurant offers a panoramic view of the sea, and with scrumptious European dishes, it’s impossible for you not to enjoy your stop at Tarsier Paprika — even if it’s on the higher end of the price spectrum.
 

9. Luna Rossa Vegetarian Italian Restaurant

Luna Rossa

(photo via Facebook, @lunarossavegetarian)

  • Location: Panglao Coastal Road, Panglao
  • Type: Vegetarian, Italian
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: P250 to P350
  • Hours: 5:30pm to 10:30pm (closed on Tuesdays)
  • What to Eat: Tiramisu, Vegan Cheesecake
  • Insider Info: Luna Rossa is the first vegetarian Italian restaurant in Panglao Island, Bohol.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: 0920 234 9570
    Facebook: @lunarossavegetarian

Luna Rossa is the first ever vegetarian Italian restaurant in Panglao. Healthy and delicious, it’s starting to make a name for itself in the restaurant scene of Bohol. Vegetarians and carnivores alike will enjoy the menu offered by Luna Rossa because all dishes are mouthwatering. Healthy, yes, but the taste is at par, if not better, than their meat counterparts.
 

10. Chicken Ati-Atihan

Chicken Ati-atihan

(photo via Facebook, @Chicken-Ati-Atihan-Panglao-Bohol)

  • Location: #13 Ma. Clara Street, Tagbilaran City
  • Type: Filipino
  • Reservations: Available
  • Budget for One: P150
  • Hours: 9am to 11pm daily
  • What to Eat: Chicken Ati-Atihan
  • Insider Info: Corkage applies for food bought outside the restaurant.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: 0929 246 9616
    Facebook: @Chicken-Ati-Atihan-Panglao-Bohol-282747855073419

If you want to enjoy local fare in an authentic local setting, Chicken Ati-Atihan is the place to be. It serves Filipino favorites in an outdoor dining setting at an affordable price. Aside from their chicken specialties, they also have other Filipino dishes like Kinilaw, Grilled Liempo, Chicken Tinola and Crispy Pata. Make sure you try one of their shakes and desserts.
 

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