Where to Eat in Boracay / Also Favorite Guiltless Foodie Picks in Boracay

I have been to Boracay four times in my lifetime. I have not noticed the different cuisines available for me there in my first two visits. On the third visit, however, I started to include "food trip" in my itinerary. Every meal became a search for food that I will most likely eat and eat again, and never have enough of, if ever I get stuck in Boracay. Like Manila, Boracay is a great way to experience a slice of life in different parts of the world. As I have said in my Manila Restaurant Pick List, I am not an expert in differentiating which one is more authentic because you would have to have a good palate, a good memory and a thick wallet to do that. I do, however, have my own list of favorite restaurants, and counting, that serve different cuisines. If you ever decide to try them out, you will be able to get a taste of my food preferences and how restaurateurs perceive either their own food or an adaptation of another cuisine through their restaurants. Sometimes, they even try to provide the same ambiance, culture, language and service of the country they are representing. Oftentimes, everything suits your taste that you end up assuming that this must be what I would be served when I go to that country. Note: Some restaurants here adjust their recipes to satisfy the Filipino senses.


As for this blog post, favorites are favorites. It's so hard to rank them and there is no need because they have different cuisines. Only my favorite locations are listed and I've included restaurants opened by locals (even those with no particular cuisine). We are not going to discuss the price because premium ingredients are generally expensive and restaurants are supposed to make some business (if you don't like to eat at home and make it yourself). If you eat in one of my favorite restaurants and you don't like the food I marked with Y, it just means that we have different tastes. This post will appear again once in a while with new additions (new restaurants and pictures) when I have found my way to Boracay again (I'm predicting soon) so stay tuned! In the meantime, if you have your Boracay favorite food, please feel free to comment below the name of the Boracay restaurant, location and the dish. 

A Taste of Mexican


Restaurant: Mañana in Station 2
Y: Taco Platter, Pumpkin Soup

A Taste of Calamansi


Restaurant: Real Coffee in Station 2
Y: Hot Calamansi Muffins

A Taste of Comfort Food, Greek and Coco-Mango


Restaurant: Jammers in Station 2
Y: Greek Salad, Coco-Mango Shake!, 24 hours open =)

A Taste of Italy, Wood-Fired Brick Oven Pizza, Gelato and Romance


Restaurant: Don Vito Ristorante Italiano in Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel Station 2
Y: Buko Shake!, Giardinera Pizza, Don Vito Gelato, Boracay Island Harvest Chowder, Rock Oyster Supremo, Don Vito Buffet Breakfast, Mozarella Cheese Sticks (with salad already), Il Wahoo Lemon

I am only going to list Station 1, 2, 3, D-Mall or back parallel road to the beach at the moment. I think part of what makes a food trip exciting is the search.

Also, I am a picky eater but I'm learning to undo this flaw slowly. In general, I stay away from raw food, endangered and cute animals and innards. Finally, I am allergic to chocolate but I still eat it if it's really good.

18 comments:

  1. great tips! keep on conquering the world... :)

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  2. Restaurant: Bamboo Lounge - same compound as the boutique Freckles hotel
    Food: mostly Asian including dim sum and Peking duck

    Restaurant: Dos Mestizos - off the beach at boat station two, behind the Tourist Center
    Food: Spanish including authentic paella and hearty stews. They also have a special P400 all-you-can-eat tapas nights.

    Thank you!

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  3. haaaay..buti p po kau nakapunta ng boracay ako hindi pero dahil sa mga tips nyo..sure po na pupunta ko this dec.

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  4. Haven't been to Boracay but saw this while surfing. Lees Cook located at Station 2 D'Talipapa. This is a place where your buy fresh seafood and have it cook the way you like it. Their Executive chef is from China.

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  5. Tokanz La Paz Batchoy in Kalibo
    http://tammikuujournal.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/boracay-2012-simply-kalibo/

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  6. My favorite place to eat in Boracay is Lemon i Cafe located at D'mall.I love their steak sandwich with caramelized onions.The Best salads and the serving is huge.

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  7. You should try I LOVE BACKYARD BBQ restauarnt.
    They offer homestyle grilled meals at affordable prices. It is located at the heart of D'Mall at Station 2. Must- order: Dad's Grilled Bulalo Steak and Homemade iced tea.

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  8. Never been to Boracay. But I read some blogs who loved Jonah's Shake. Even saw lots of pics about that place.

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  9. Mongolian Grill: Very Affordable :) They also offer free soups, and different varieties of meat and vegetables. It's located at D’ Mall, White Beach, Station 2, Boracay.

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  10. upon browsing internet, i'm landed w/ this site My Boracay Guide. Check it here http://www.myboracayguide.com/

    I really wish I could also visit bora (*dreaming) =)

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  11. I highly recommend Jonah's - the best shakes not only in the island but also in the country.

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  12. I wanna try Aria in Boracay! :)

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  13. I haven't been in Bora ever. haha.. maybe i'll look for this when i hit the place

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  14. tell you the truth... i've never been to Boracay yet, so I guess I'll take note of these wonderful tips whenever I decide to go there. No plans yet. :)

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  15. havent been to bora but i heard delicious food at Epic Boracay, D'Mall,Hawaiian Bar-B-Que

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