Just keep eating.
Summer never ends in the Philippines which is why our beaches are our prized possessions. And among the many beautiful beaches we have, it’s no secret that both locals and tourists favor Boracay and consider it as one of the best.
With the restrictions easing up a bit, traveling seems to be more viable again. And Boracay is just on top of our list!
Here are some fun things you can do in Boracay:
- Go cliff diving at Ariel’s point
- Try beach hopping and participating in the volleyball matches, sunbathing, or swimming
- Spend some time appreciating the water and its natural beauty by either parasailing, riding a paraw, holding on to the flying fish, or going scuba diving
- Take the Mainland Adventure Tour if you’re not so much of a beach person
- Riding the zipline
- Partying in several pubs at night
- And of course, the foodie’s favorite, going on a food trip
If your idea of a good time is by food tripping, here’s our updated list of the party island’s most popular restaurants to date, especially if you’ve been planning to stop by this summer.
Boracay Station 1
The best milkshakes on the island! You’d most likely be seeing a lot of people with their bottled shakes while strolling around Boracay. Jonah’s offers a variety of flavors that are all made with the freshest ingredients!
Available for: Dine-in, take-out, and delivery!
Merly’s BBQ is the pioneer and home of the original chori burger, and it has been operating on the island since 1988. Chori burger is made of chorizo (Filipino longanisa), warm toasted buns and your choice of sweet and spicy sauces. Aside from Chori burgers, they also serve other street food on sticks.
Available for: Take-out and delivery
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Station 1, Beachfront (in front of Casa Fiesta), Boracay
Two Seasons Boracay Resort is a beachfront boutique accommodation located in the finest area on Boracay Island’s white-sand beach. For people who haven’t experienced Laboracay, this is one of the most popular and crowded places you’ll ever be in. Two Seasons’ beachfront restaurant, BarLo, is an island favorite because of their Four Cheese Pizza and Sizzling Oyster Sisig.
Available for: Dine-in
This Filipino-inspire pub serves local beers on tap and classic comfort food sandwiches. Bar grub choices include sausage platters and fresh seafood platters.
Boracay Station 2
Cha Cha’s make for the perfect all-day spot in Boracay. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or maybe even some drinks? You name it. Don’t miss out on their bestselling and famed Ube Champorado if you ever plan to visit!
Still want to keep your beach body while you’re in Boracay? Then head on to Nonie’s. Nonie’s serves up healthy, sustainable, and delicious international food. Some of the dishes they offer are Pineapple Pandan Pancakes, Vegan Champorado, and Kesong Puti Cheesecake.
Once, almost literally, a hole in the wall in Station 2 which opened in 1996, it has now moved to a new and bigger beachfront location in Station 2. Dubbed as ‘home of the Calamansi Muffins‘, it’s the most popular form of pasalubong, sometimes gifted, mostly requested. But while the muffins are good, Real Coffee is not all about just that. Mama Lee’s huge omelets are also crowd favorites. P.S. Order your muffins one day in advance if you plan to take home some.
A quick-service Filipino restaurant and home to one of the island’s best bulalo. Customers are raving about their Sizzling Bulalo, Khao Pad, and Spicy Squid. P.S. Their frozen iced tea is refreshing.
Despite its success in Metro Manila, Cyma’s original branch still rakes in a lot of customers (locals and tourists alike) who are looking to enjoy some authentic Greek food in Boracay. Their famous “OPA!” celebrations are always a treat for those who are ordering their special flaming cheese appetizer or their flaming mango dessert.
Serving up fresh, bold, island flavors, Epic Boracay’s dishes are surely epic enough for you to consider their dishes as the “culinary highlight of your Boracay trip”. Choose from their all-day brunch options and international dishes all of which you can pair with their alcoholic drinks which you can enjoy at night!
Located in The Tides Hotel Boracay, if you’re looking for some sun, drinks, and dishes, Pelican Sky Bar’s the place for you. It’s Boracay’s first full-service roof deck bar with an outdoor pool and cabanas.
Coco Mama is an ice cream stall that offers up lactose-free, vegan-friendly coconut ice cream with a low glycemic index served with fresh coconut and mango in a coconut shell. Get your fix of something cold, refreshing, and just the right amount of sweet – perfect on a hot summer’s day – at no other place than Coco Mama.
Aria Cucina Italiana is a modern Italian restaurant that has a menu inspired by the coastal regions of the Mediterranean. Customers love their pizza and pasta, as well as their cocktail selections. Pro tip: Their Calamansi Sorbet is to die for!
This Mediterranean restaurant is a favorite among tourists who are looking for clean eats on the island. Their bright and relaxing interiors + beautifully plated dishes make it the perfect brunch spot at the heart of D’Mall.
This bbq joint is best known for its baby back ribs and other sizzling platters. This is one of the restaurants along the bustling streets of D’Mall that’s always full so you better reserve ahead of time!
Reservations are accepted
D’Mall, Station 2, Boracay
Boracay’s lack of Mexican restaurants was the calling of this joint which specializes in chimichangas, tacos, and big burritos. If you’re looking for Mexican food with generous servings and authentic flavors, check this place out!
No reservations accepted
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D’Mall, Station 2, Boracay
Spice Bird’s specialty is their Piri-Piri chicken served with their homemade sauces which are labeled with witty flavor descriptions. Aside from those, you can also have a variety of flavorful dishes.
Boracay Station 3
When it comes to healthy eating that doesn’t sacrifice flavor and looks, Cafe Maruja is your best bet. They embody the island way of life through their food and are particularly known for their fresh smoothie bowls and other offerings that are also vegan-friendly.
A restaurant where you can get your fix of traditional Spanish dishes with complementing Filipino flavors, at Dos Mestizos Boracay, you’re sure to get one where you can get the best food, experience, and even entertainment for the complete Boracay experience.
While many of us experienced Boracay travelers rarely go to Station 3, this new café might just be our next go-to breakfast spot on the island. Sunny Side Café serves big pancakes that come in different flavors (like Mango Cream Cheese Pancakes, Bacon & Cheese Pancake, and TWG Earl Grey Pancakes!) and other breakfast platters to fuel your busy, fun-filled day ahead in Boracay.
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Now, go and book that next flight out to Caticlan!