Must-Try Restaurants in the Philippines

Top 10 Boracay Restaurants You Should Check Out

Boracay is everyone’s number one summer destination, and for good reason. From its vibrant party scene to its pristine white sand beaches, there’s no place like Boracay for all-around good vibes and good times.

But #VitaminSea aside, these islands are actually home to some of the most delicious spreads outside of Luzon. If the beaches are anything to go by, we’re sure the food’s as good too! Here are our top picks.

1. I Love Backyard BBQ

I Love Backyard BBQ

(photo via Instagram, @davidguison)

  • Location: D’Mall de Boracay, Boracay Island
  • Type: American, Filipino
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Budget for one: around P250 to P500
  • Open hours: 10am-11pm
  • What to eat: Seafood assorted grill platter, Baby Back Ribs, The Best Pork Belly, Onion Ring tower as appetizer
  • Insider info: There are tons of tourists from Korea and China here. Don’t be scared to strike up a conversation with them if the place is packed!
  • Contact details:
    Phone Number: +6336 288 6980

I Love Backyard BBQ is a Boracay staple. Don’t let its simple exterior fool you! Not only is this place always packed with customers, they also serve some of the best ribs this side of the beach. If you want something tried and tested, that fills up your tummy for a long day of activities ahead, this is the place for you. (Our tip: Order a cold San Mig to go with your meal!)

2. Real Coffee & Tea Café

Real Coffee and Tea Cafe

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  • Location: 2/F Sea World, Station 2, Boracay Island
  • Type: American, Baked goods, All-day breakfast
  • Reservations: Not available
  • Budget for one: P300 to P400
  • Open hours: 7am-7pm
  • What to eat: Calamansi muffins, Eggs on Toast, Jacks Omelette, Banana Pancakes, Mango French Toast, Classic PB & J with a twist—either mango jam or honey
  • Insider info: If you’re planning on taking calamansi muffins home by the box, make sure you ask them to make it one day ahead so you don’t run out. This is their best seller, after all!
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: +63 9392034436, +6336 288 5340, +6336 288 5340
    Facebook: @RealCoffeeAndTeaCafe

If you’ve ever had a bite of those sweet and tangy calamansi muffins before, Real Coffee & Tea Café is where they call home sweet home. Thanks to the surge in local tourism, what once was a hole-in-the-wall restaurant along Station 1 has now evolved into a full-blown restaurant in Station 2, complete with beach-themed bars and tables, plus Instagram friendly interiors.

3. Nonie’s Restaurant

Nonie's Restaurant

(photo via Instagram, @noniesboracay)

  • Location: G/F, Hue Hotel and Resorts, Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island
  • Type: Asian, Healthy, Filipino-fusion
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Budget for one: P350 to P550
  • Open hours: 9am-10pm
  • What to eat: Mango Smoothie Bowl, Healthy Shiitake Empanadas, Braised Beef Hash with Kimchi, Grilled Chicken Adobo, 72-hour Crispy Pork Belly w/ Organic Black rice.
  • Insider info: It never hurts to ask what their seasonal meat and veggies are, since Nonie’s prides itself on sustainable and healthy cooking!
  • Contact details:
    Phone Number: +63 9123948948
    Website: nonies.com.ph
    Facebook: @noniesboracay

For some people, just because you’re by the beach doesn’t mean you have an excuse to binge on junk food! Keep that hard-earned summer body fit and clean by dining at Nonie’s. This highly-rated restaurant takes your classic Asian dishes and changes the game by adding in healthier alternatives—grains instead of rice, fruits instead of sugars.

What’s more, they endeavor to keep it local by using ingredients from local communities. Good for the body and good for Boracay, what more can you ask for?

4. Aria Cucina Italiana

Aria Cucina Italiana

(photo via Instagram, @wendolynt)

  • Location: Beachfront, D’Mall, Boracay Island
  • Type: Italian
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Budget for one: P500+
  • Open hours: 11am–12am
  • What to eat: Salsiccia pizza, Tagliatelle con tarturo, Asparagi e prosciutto di parma pizzas, Seafood pizzas too, Signature cocktails, Calamansi sorbet
  • Insider info: Ask the server what seafood is available to be topped on the pizza.
  • Contact details:
    Phone Number: +63 917 5642678
    Facebook: @AriaCucinaItaliana

Enjoy a hot pizza by the beach when you dine at Aria Cucina Italiana. With stylishly decorated food, they aim to serve the best of Italy’s finest staples with a tropical twist. The interiors are also very cozy and modern, though many prefer to see the waves by eating al fresco. This place got so popular that they even opened up a branch in The Fort, BGC, Manila!

5. Smoke Resto

Smoke Resto

(photo via Instagram, @rebeccaleemk)

  • Location: Station 2, D’Mall, Boracay Island
  • Type: Filipino
  • Reservations: Not available
  • Budget for one: P120 to P300
  • Open hours: 7am-11pm
  • What to eat: Bulalo, Pan Grilled Pork, Tofu Teriyaki, Eggplant ensalada, Pinakbet, Ginataang gulay
  • Insider info: If the resto in D’Mall is too cramped for your liking, try visiting their second branch at the Main Road
  • Contact details:
    Phone Number: +63 362886014 or 2884565
    Facebook: @Smoke-Resto

If your wallet is suffering from all the wakeboarding and paragliding lessons you availed of in one day, Smoke Resto hits that perfect sweet spot between budget eating and deliciously unforgettable dining.

Founded in 2004, it’s not the most glamorous place to dine with its cramped spaces and elbow-to-elbow seating. But that’s part of the experience, as you’re surrounded by an ambiance of Filipino hospitality, smoke by the grill, and the smell of savory Pinoy dishes executed to perfection.

6. Plato d’ Boracay

Plato D' Boracay

(photo via Instagram, @maanadelantar)

  • Location: 28-29 D’Talipapa-Boracay, Zone 7b, Barangay Balabag
  • Type: Filipino, Seafood
  • Reservations: Not available
  • Budget for one: P120 to P250
  • Open hours: 8am-9pm
  • What to eat: Chicken tinola, Grilled chicken, Sizzling squid, Prawns in chili sauce, Squid calamares
  • Insider info: Ask about the Plato D’Bora (Assorted seafood) and what’s available to be served and grilled. In fact, if you don’t mind shopping at the talipapa/wet market, you can buy the seafood and ask if it’s possible to have them cook it for you for a fee.
  • Contact details:
    Phone Number: +63 362881475
    Facebook: @Plato-D-Boracay

Plato D’Boracay is another well-loved local staple. Situated near the fish market, this humble restaurant offers the finest seafood and Pinoy favorites, for a fraction of the cost compared to other Boracay restaurants. It’s so well-loved that it consistently gets high ratings from both local and foreign sojourners. This is a must-try if you’re up for low maintenance spending for high-value food!

7. Lemoni Café and Restaurant

Lemoni Cafe and Restaurant

(photo via Instagram, @rogme30)

  • Location: D’Mall, Station 2
  • Type: Mediterranean, European, Pastries, Cakes
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Budget for one: P150 to P550
  • Open hours: 7am–11pm
  • What to eat: Eggs Benedict, Norwegian Salmon with Lemon Thyme marbled potatoes and hollandaise
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: +63362886781 to 288 6782
    Website: lemonicafeboracay.com
    Facebook: @Lemonicafe.Boracay

Lemoni Café gives a revitalizing new take on Mediterranean cuisine, right at the heart of the Boracay islands. Although some dishes are a little expensive, they make up for it with the quality of their food, always freshly prepared and well-made. The interiors are also classy without being too intimidating, making gourmet accessible to all visitors who pass by.

8. Streetmarket Restaurant

Streetmarket Restaurant

(photo via Facebook, @streetmarketboracay)

  • Location: Station X, Hue Hotel, Main Road cor. Boracay Food Street, Station 2
  • Type: Food park, Japanese, Mexican, Asian
  • Reservations: Not available
  • Budget for one: P200 to P300
  • Open hours: 10am–9pm
  • What to eat: Burrito Mojado, Tacos, Santo Peligrosa, Poketo, Vietnamese Cha Ca “La Vong”, Nasi Goreng
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: +63 9998840624
    Facebook: @streetmarketboracay

Streetmarket at Boracay is their first ever food hall which houses quality stalls that vary in cuisine. If you want a quick Japanese fix, or you’re craving for guac, this is the place to be in Boracay. Situated near the beach, you don’t have to wander far to satisfy your tastebuds with international delicacies at reasonable prices and servings.

Plus, the interiors are very chic, without overpowering the call of the sand, sea, and shore! Take a picture of your food, post it on Instagram, before chowing down.

9. Los Indios Bravos Restaurant

Los Indios Bravos Restaurant

(photo via Instagram, @losindiosbravosboracay)

  • Location: Road 1-A, Bulabog Beach, Station 2
  • Type: American, European, Gastropub
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Budget for one: P250 to P660
  • Open hours: 10am-11pm
  • What to try: Seafood, Samosas, Ultra Crispy Fried Chicken Wings in a Bucket, Chicken Tikka, Beef and mushroom pie, Mediterranean Mezze spread, Indios Bravos Pork Schnitzel
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: +6336 288 2803
    Website: indiosbravosboracay.com
    Facebook: @losindiosbravosboracay

Los Indios Bravos is the kind of restaurant that exudes a cosmopolitan vibe without bordering on pretentiousness. Located in one of the more popular beaches in Boracay—Bulabog Beach—you can call over the barkada after a long day by the sea for cold beer from the tap, and hearty, almost sinfully delicious food that will make you say “Treat yoself!”

10. Halowich

Halowich

(photo via Instagram, @itsmoniilynmonroe)

  • Location: Phase#80, 81 D’Mall Station 2
  • Type: Korean Bingsu, Frozen Desserts, Ice cream
  • Reservations: Not available
  • Budget for one: P150
  • Open hours: 9am–12pm
  • What to try: Mangolicious ice cream topped with mangoes and cherries, Island Group Delight, Mango Sunday, Milky Thursday
  • Contact details:
    Phone Number: (036) 288 6752
    Facebook: @halowichboracay

Halowich appropriately tops off this list of must-try restaurants in Boracay. This is a craving for many past visitors to the beach, as it serves some of the most photogenic and refreshing ice cream and bingsu this side of Station 2. Flocked by both local tourists and foreigners, Halowich is a staple in any Boracay gastronomic itinerary.

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