22 Beachside Eateries Around the Philippines That Will Definitely Destroy Your Beach Bod


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Being an archipelago composed of thousands of islands, it comes as no surprise that the Philippines boasts majestic coastlines and fantastic beaches. It seems as though we’re trapped in a perpetual state of summer bliss, with many of us rushing to get some sun and surf at the earliest mention of a long weekend. As early as now, it’s time to start planning your next escape!

We’ve come up with a list of must-try foodie joints across Boracay, Palawan, Siargao and La Union –  and we know that we’re only just scratching the surface of the country’s wealth in vacation destinations. If you haven’t alread, you can download the Booky app for FREE on iOS and Android and enjoy the convenience of searching and booking restaurants OFFLINE.

BORACAY

BarLo Restaurant – Two Seasons Boracay Resort

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.

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Station 1, Beachfront, Boracay

Spider House Resort – Diniwid Beach

Looking for a place to have a sunset dinner at? Then Spider House Boracay is the perfect spot for you! Besides serving fresh sushi and pizzas, Spider House also serves rice meals and other fresh seafood dishes. Pro tip: Take advantage of your stay here and jump off their makeshift diving area! They also have a floating raft nearby for your tanning needs.

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Diniwid Beach, Station 1, Boracay

Coco Mama – Station X

Coco Mama is a dessert stand specializing in vegan and dairy-free coconut ice cream. It’s topped with sticky rice, diced mango, and pinipig – all served in a coconut shell. It’s the ideal island treat! Aside from their stand in Station X, you can also find them at D’Mall Palengke.

Fun Fact: The Street Market in Station X is the first and only food hall in Boracay. It houses several unique food concepts including a Mexican, an Italian, and a Japanese joint!

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Station X, Hue Hotel, Main Road cor. Boracay Food Street, Station 2, Boracay
+63 999 884 0624

Spice Bird – D’Mall

Spice Bird is one of the boldest restaurants to open shop at D’Mall Boracay. Their special Piri-Piri dishes served with their homemade sauces are famous for their witty flavor descriptions. 

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D’Mall, Station 2, Boracay

PALAWAN

The Gypsy’s Lair Art Cafe – Puerto Prinsesa

The Gypsy’s Lair is a hipster cafe and restaurant that serves authentic Thai cuisine, specializing in dishes like green curry, pad thai, and more. It’s not exactly beachside but we couldn’t resist including it for its nice interiors and the fact that it houses contemporary paintings by several local artists. 

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Barangay San Miguel, Palawan 5300 Puerto Princesa City
(0918) 909-5571

Badjao Seafront Restaurant – Puerto Princesa

Badjao Seafront is a floating restaurant decorated with many Filipino handicrafts. They’re known for dishes that celebrate ocean’s bounty like crabs, shrimps, squid, and so on. Because of its homey and cool ambiance, this is the perfect restaurant to go to with your family or special someone. 

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A.M. Abueg Rd, Puerto Princesa, 5300 Palawan
(048) 433-9912

L’assiette – El Nido

L’assiette is a European bar and restaurant that specializes in French cuisine. Try dining outdoors to enjoy the beautiful view that the island has to offer.

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Serena Street, 5131 El Nido
(0915) 317-7086

Altrove Trattoria – El Nido

Although you’ll find this in BF Homes, Altrove is a must-visit when in El Nido for their bestselling pizza and pasta. Even foreign tourists can’t stop raving about how good the food is her!

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Calle Hama, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan
(0927) 721-8016

La Sirenetta – Coron

La Sirenetta, which literally translates to ‘Little Mermaid’, is a floating restaurant with a cozy ambiance. The menu offers Asian-Western dishes like pizza, pasta, steaks, and a few Filipino favorites like calamares, sisig, adobo, and more. 

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Real St, Coron Town Proper, Coron, Palawan
(0918) 903-7063

SIARGAO

La Carinderia – General Luna

La Carinderia serves the best of Filipino and Italian comfort food. They also offer cocktails and local coffee with an Italian twist. Don’t miss their best-selling eggplant parmigiana but you won’t go wrong with any of their pasta dishes.

Insider tip: They offer a seafood grill selection every day 6pm onwards, except on Tuesdays.
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Operating Hours: 
11am-11pm Mon-Sun, closed on Tues.
Purok 5, 8419 General Luna Siargao Island, Surigao Del Norte
(0915) 240-7012

Kermit – General Luna

Kermit is an Italian restaurant famous for its homemade pasta, make-your-own pizza, and buy 1 take 1 cocktails. Locals even claim it serves the “best pizza in town.” Must tries include the Pan-Seared Tuna, Kermit Pizza, Chocolate Lava Cake, and Mango Daquiri.

Insider Tip: If you're on a budget, don't forget to check out their daily specials.
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Kermit Surf Resort, Purok 5 8419 General Luna Siargao Island, Surigao Del Norte
(0917) 655 0548, (0998) 859 2080

Harana – Tuason Point

Harana is a modern surf resort with beautiful native-inspired details such as hammocks and more. Their food is a reflection of their local pride, offering delicious Filipino eats with a twist. Don’t miss their Halo-Halo with Watermelon, Adobo Bibimbap, and Salabat. 

Insider tip: Friday is Open Jam night!
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Tuason Point, General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
(0988) 849-5461

Barrel Bar – Tourism Road

Barrel Bar is a 24/7 hookah lounge and bar grill offering all your BBQ favorites plus more.  People love their Roast Chicken and Barrel Bar Burger. 

Insider tip: They offer delivery for a fee of P20.
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Tourism Road, Purok 5 General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao Del Norte
(0917) 584-8911

Buddha’s Surf Resort – Cloud 9

Buddha’s Surf Resort offers a truly local surfing experience. Their in-house restaurant is best known for its Asian cuisine with a strong Western influenceMust-tries include their Pad Thai, Mahi-Mahi, and a Traditional Pig Roast which is available upon request.

Insider tip: They even offer seafood banquets depending on the fresh catch of the day.
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Brgy Catangan, Cloud 9, General Luna, Surigao Del Norte
0919 945 6789

Shaka – Tourism Road

Shaka is a healthy all-day breakfast bar serving colorful smoothie bowls, cold-pressed juices, and specialty coffee.  They even use papaya stalks for straws. Bestsellers include Green Out, Cloud 9 Kook, and Bom Dia.

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Tourism Road, Cloud 9General Luna, Siargao, Surigao Del Norte
(0929) 422-8956

LA UNION

Tagpuan – Urbiztondo Beach

Tagpuan is a humble Filipino restaurant known for its classic, comforting dishes, especially their Pork Bagnet Rice. They’re one of the most affordable choices in the area, and they’re definitely a popular choice for late-night drinking sessions with your barkada.

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Manila North Rd., Urbiztondo Beach, San Juan, La Union

El Union Coffee – MacArthur Highway

El Union is a popular cafe making rounds on our Instagram feeds. Making use of premium beans, they’re dedicated to serving only the finest-quality beverages in the North. The cafe is managed by the husband and wife team of Kiddo and Amy Cosio so try not to be too surprised if you see their three precocious kids running about – the children are part and parcel of the El Union brand!

Insider Tip: Don't miss their fantastic grilled cheese and their ooey gooey indoor s'mores!
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El Union Coffee
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Kilometre 274 MacArthur Highway, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union

Makai Bowls – Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel

Makai Bowls is one of La Union’s foodie joints serving deliciously healthy smoothie bowls made with real fruit. Their bowls are so good, it’s hard to believe their both dairy-free AND sugar-free. Find them at the Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel.

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Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel, 2514 San Juan, La Union

Mad Monkeys – Manila North Rd

Mad Monkeys is a burger joint focused on giving diners a curated selection of crave-worthy, bold flavors. Their beer cheese sauce is to-die-for! Music-lovers are in for a treat since they invite local artists to perform all day and night.

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Manila North Rd., Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union
+63 998 555-1990

Coast Call Kitchen and Bar – San Juan Surf Resort

Coast Call Kitchen and Bar greets food-loving surfers with international food that immediately gives them an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Their must-try dishes include the famous Pinakbet Iloko and Cheesy Beef Nachos. 

Insider Tip: They're open as early as 6:30am if you need a hearty meal before a morning surf sesh.
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Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union 2514
+63 917 880-3040

Gefseis Greek Grill – San Juan

Gefseis (Γευσεις), which means ‘flavors’, gives its diners an authentic taste of Greek cuisine using only the freshest of ingredients. It’s a hole-in-the-wall restaurant well-loved by locals and tourists in San Fernando. 

Fun Fact: Gefseis use absolutely zero preservatives in all of their dishes.
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Urbiztondo, 2514 San Juan, La Union
+63 921 604-9989

Seawadeeka – San Juan

Seawadeeka is a charming food truck specializing in Asian street food. People love their Pork Satay Sticks with Peanut Sauce and Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut and Thai Fish Sauce. You also can’t go wrong with the Pad Thai or Laksa Lemak.

Insider tip: They move from area to area, so make sure you try to keep an eye on them!
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Manila North Rd, San Fernando, La Union
(0945) 312 9004; (0921) 761 1784

Whether you’re there to party or just to unwind and relax during off-peak season, getting good grub will never be out of the question. Don’t forget to tag us (@bookyapp) on Instagram, we’d love to feature your beautiful photos on our lists.

Now, go and get some sun!

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