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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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