16 of the Best Restaurants To Try in Palawan This Summer


Whether you’re going to Puerto Prinsesa, El Nido, or Coron!

Summer is already here, and if Palawan tops your list when it comes to beaches (as it should), here is a quick guide on where to dine whether you’re in Puerto Prinsesa, Coron, or El Nido. Food is a huge part of any vacation, and Palawan has some of the best and most unique cuisines all over those 3 islands.

We’ve got everything covered from breakfast spots, dessert places, up to hipster bars.

Puerto Prinsesa

The Gypsy’s Lair Art Cafe

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. This place has nice interiors and contemporary paintings too by several local artists.

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

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Kalui Restaurant

One of the most popular restaurants in Puerto Prinsesa, Kalui is a native Filipino restaurant that serves traditional dishes with a unique twist. We’ve heard that some of their must-tries include the seaweed salad, sisig, lobsters, and more.

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Reservations are accepted
369 Rizal avenue, 5300 Puerto Princesa
(048) 43-2580

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Kinabuch’s

Kinabuch’s is a Filipino bar and restaurant that is known to serve native and exotic dishes like tamilok, crocodile sisig, crabs, and more. Best to visit this restaurant at night to enjoy good food while chugging down some ice-cold beers.

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No reservations accepted
Rizal Avenue, 5300 Puerto Princesa City

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Badjao Seafront Restaurant

Badjao Seafront is a floating restaurant decorated with many Filipino handicrafts. It specializes in seafood fare 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 road, Puerto Princesa, 5300 Palawan
(048) 433-9912

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Eightynine Cafe

Eightynine Cafe is a chill and hipster coffee shop that serves breakfast fare, brunch meals, and good specialty coffee. If you’ve heard about the unicorn tears lately, they have it here!

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420 Rizal Avenue Extention, 5300 Puerto Princesa City
(0956) 629-4599

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Neva’s Place

Neva’s Place is a garden-type of restaurant in a native house setting. It serves native dishes and specializes in brick-oven pizzas.

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Reservations are accepted
Taft Street, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
(048) 433 2575

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El Nido

Altrove Trattoria

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 and worth it the food is here.

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

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L’assiette

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

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

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El Nido Boutique and Art Cafe

El Nido Boutique and Art Cafe is a two-storey restaurant overlooking the ocean. It serves a wide range of cuisines, but specializes in pizza and pasta. 

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Serena St., Buena Suerte, El Nido, 5313 Palawan
0920 902 6317

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Odessa Mama Street

Odessa Mama Street is a hole-in-the-wall Ukrainian kitchen that offers that cuisine, with specialties like the varenyky, borscht, cheburek, and more. 

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No reservations accepted
1, Calle Hamma, El Nido
(0927) 655-0360

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The Alternative Restaurant

The Alternative Restaurant is a casual restaurant that promises the best view of Bacuit bay. It serves hearty and filling rice meals. It’s also an inn with affordable and cozy beachfront rooms. 

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Reservations are accepted
Serena St, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan
0917 896 3408

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Coron

Balinsasayaw Restaurant

Balinsasayaw is a Filipino family-style restaurant that specializes in seafood boodle fights, halo-halo in a coconut shell, and more. 

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No reservations accepted
Rizal Ave, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
(048) 434-5804

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Lobster King

From the name itself, Lobster King is a Filipino restaurant takes pride in their fresh and good quality of lobster fares at attractive prices. 

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No reservations accepted
Brgy.5 Coron, Palawan, 5316 Coron
(0916) 400-3994

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Pedro’s Gelato

Said to be a must-visit in Coron, Pedro’s is a gelateria that offers authentic and freshly-made artisanal gelato in different flavors. 

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No reservations accepted
Coron – Busuanga Rd, Coron Town Proper, Coron, Palawan

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La Sirenetta

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

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

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Kawayanan Grill

Kawayanan Grill is a Filipino restaurant that specializes in grilled seafood and meat dishes in an al fresco setting. 

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No reservations accepted
National Highway Pob. 5 Coron Palawan, 5316 Coron
(0917) 522-9042

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Are you excited to give this list a try? Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @bookyapp and share your experiences with us by using the hashtag #bookymanila when posting photos. Watch out for more updates as we continuously add more restaurants to make your food trip as fun and as convenient as it can be! Happy trip!

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