8 Restaurants and Bars You Should Include on Your Next Visit to BoracayFebruary 10, 2015
- Gela VelascoWords
Whether you long for the white sands of Boracay or feel like throwing yourself into the island’s mad party scene, finding a decent meal can be a challenge. You don’t want to overspend on crappy food, but your stomach is crying out for some decent grub that’ll fuel the rest of your vocation. Thankfully Boracay is home to several restaurants, bars, and cafes that serve exceptional food and drinks, thus taking you away from the usual tourist traps. Here are some establishments to include on your next meal itinerary.
1. Station 4 Beach Bar
Nothing completes a stay in Boracay like a well-done cocktail. Station 4’s Beach Bar not only treats you to classic cocktails such as a Calamansi Mojito, Coladas, Tequila Sunrise, and their signature Tropical Island Mojito, but lets you unwind and enjoy each sweet mix with a full view of the island’s sunset. Sit back, relax, and witness the sky’s colors go on fire before you grab more drinks for the rest of the night.
Address: Station 1, White Beach, Boracay Island
2. The Sunny Side Café
We’ve featured this little coffee shop before for its fluffy and compact pancakes, with their Malagos Chocolate Pancakes and Espresso Caramel Pancake tied as a menu favorite. But the Sunnyside Café doesn’t just promise comfort from being an all-day breakfast place. Lonely Planet commends this place for its “depth of cuisine,” particularly for the “standard entries that get a fresh spin.” Their Bacon & Parmesan Pancakes makes two breakfast favorites even better with generous amounts of cheese. Whatever time you decide to visit this café, you’re promised comfort and generous flavors in every order.
Address: Station 3, Boracay Island
If you’re craving for some Piri-Piri chicken, SpiceBird makes sure you don’t miss out even while you’re out and about on the island. Expect the same quality and consistency as SpiceBird’s sister restaurant, Sunny Side Café, when it comes to their generous servings of pork, shrimp, or chicken piri-piri that come with a variety of sides and condiments. You can enjoy any of the grilled meat or shrimp with their four sauces: Salsa Verde, Garlic & Lime, Hotbird Sauce, and the Piri-Piri Sauce. We recommend the Hotbird and Piri-Piri for those in need of a spicy kick.
Address: D’Mall Plaza, Boracay Island
4. Sea Green Café
As much as we love gorging on every meal, eating your way through Boracay defeats the months you spent starving and exercising for a bikini body. One small restaurant in Boracay serves food that is healthy yet doesn’t compromise on using the right ingredients to satisfy you with each dish. Sea Green Café doesn’t serve any meat, but meals such as the Grilled Okra with Red Curry Paste and Lime Dressing, Shrimp and Lime Spaghettini, Dad’s Favorite Asian Style Steamed Fish (fresh lapu-lapu with ginger, mushroom, and Asian style sauce), and Shrimp Burger with Mango Salsa keep you full without worrying about weight gain. Sea Green Café also serves fresh fruit juice and breakfast power meals like Homemade Granola with Yogurt and Fresh Fruits.
Address: Inside Bale Mi Hotel, Boracay Island
5. Los Indios Bravos
If you want to get away from the crazy White Beach crowd, then walk towards the off-the-beaten path location of Los Indios Bravos. This elegant pub serves craft beers on tap from the Baguio Craft Brewery that pair perfectly with their Mediterranean Mezze, crispy Chicken Wings, and the Indios Bravos Premium Burger with Brazil in Zebu Beef. Other drunk grub favorites include the Pork Schnitzel that’s served with fries and tasty gravy. Another must order is the Chicken Tikka Massala and the Beef and Ale Pie. You’ll definitely give up that Bora body for a beer and food baby.
Address: Road 1-A, Boracay Island
6. Sushi Shi-Ro
Eating seafood completes any trip by the sea, and dining at Sushu Shi-Ro epitomizes the best way to have all kinds of fresh fish. Their sushi orders range from Jack Makeel Sushi, Lapu Lapu Sushi, Salmon Sushi, to Squish Sushi. Each piece is made right in front of you at the bar. Expect to pay a little more than you usual expense at Sushi Shi-Ro, but the extra price is worth spending considering the ingredients and care given to making each order. You can also order their set sushi menu items for sharing, along with drinks such as sake and raspberry wine.
Address: Road 1-A, Bolabog, Balabag, Boracay Island
7. Charlie’s Steakhouse and Diner
If you’re looking for a good old fashioned British pub to drink and hang loose in, then Charlie’s Steakhouse and Diner should be your next night time watering hole. Sports fans can catch live events here, while casual visitors can enjoy all kinds of booze with fatty favorites such as the Calamari, Chicken Goujon and Onion Rings, and Fish Fingers. They also serve a selection of imported Angus steaks that pair well with your favorite whiskey or beer. Music and food lovers will also find common ground with the line up this pub has featured.
Address: Boracay Highway Central, Station 2, Boracay Island
8. Rojo by Dos Mestizos
Founded by two Spanish men who found their way to Boracay, Rojo by Dos Mestizos serves all kinds of authentic Spanish dishes. From a tapas buffet you can gorge on as the live music plays, the Filipino’s favorite Paella de Mariscos and Paella Negra, to flavorful pasta options that include Pasta Negra with Artichoke and Lemon & Saffron King Prawns with Spaghetti, Garlic Confit, Spinach and Lemon. Whether you decide to pig out on some tapas or finish an entire plate of a Filipino Spanish favorite, your taste buds won’t be disappointed.
Address: Fairways and Bluewater, Newcoast, Boracay Island