7 Boracay restaurants we can't wait to visit again
Because the island's culinary landscape is just as beautiful as its picture-perfect beaches.
Now that the island of Boracay in Aklan, Philippines has been reopened to the public after six months of environmental rehabilitation, there is much to be excited about.
Aside from its pristine shores that are truly a thing of beauty, one of the best parts about visiting the island is the culinary landscape that's just as exciting to explore as the famed white beach itself.
And while each restaurant has something distinct to offer—we will never stop singing the praises of Jonah's luscious fruit shakes and Merly BBQ's chori burgers—we are most excited about these Boracay restaurants reopening.
Of all the Boracay restaurants reopening, we're most excited about these!
1. Real Coffee & Tea Cafe
Known for their all-day breakfast meals, this charming place has been around since 1996. The famed calamansi muffin calls this place home as well as a wide array of comfort food, like their Jack-O-lean (tuna, onion, tomatoes) omelette with pesto, pancakes, and bread that's freshly baked daily, which is best enjoyed slathered with mango jam.
2. Dos Mestizos
A staple of the island's food scene for 13 years, Dos Mestizos is a Spanish-Filipino heritage restaurant that offers a sumptuous array of vibrant flavours, including tapas, paella, from locally-sourced ingredients.
This charmingly rustic restaurant is located along Calle Remedios, a paved alleyway leading to the beach in Sitio Mangayad.
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This restaurant, which is located in Mandala, Boracay, boasts healthy Southeast Asian cuisine made of locally sourced, fresh ingredients. From mango smoothie bowls to avocado and egg on toast, this is one of the island's new hidden gems.
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This quaint, traditional Filipino restaurant is located along Calle Remedios in Station 3, Boracay. Enjoy a menu filled with classic favourites, served salo-salo style, like Bagnet Pinakbet, Sinigang na Hipon, and Beef Kare-kare, though they also have vegetarian offerings.
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5. Aria Cucina Italia
Located in one of the island's most popular shopping hubs D'Mall, Aria is the place to go to get your Italian-Mediterranean fix. Try the Tagliatelle con Tartufo and Asparagi e Prosciutto di Parma and Pizza Bufalina with cold coke, beer, or any of their best-selling, delicious cocktails, like their Calamansi Sorbet!
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6. BarLO Restaurant
Located in Two Seasons Resort, there are two major reasons people visit this beachside restaurant on Station 1 their oyster sisig, and four-cheese pizza. But their Angus burger and grilled chicken are also winners. We're daydreaming already!
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7. Sunny Side Cafe
This fairly new addition to the Boracay food scene can definitely hold its own. Located in Boracay Sands Hotel in Station 3, this charming spot distinguishes itself through all day breakfast eats, specialty coffee and flavoured pancakes, like Bacon and Cheese and Mango Cream Cheese pancakes.
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Headed to Boracay soon? Make it an even more unforgettable trip by going on a gastronomic adventure! What Boracay restaurants' reopening are you most excited about? Let us know below!