Just keep eating.

Summer never ends in the Philippines which is why our beaches are our prized possessions. With both locals and tourists favoring Boracay among the many beautiful beaches we have, it’s no shock that this famed location will be closed to preserve and improve its degraded resources.

While the white sand and blue waves are definitely worth the wait, that doesn’t stop us from all the good food Boracay has to offer. 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.


Real Coffee & Tea Cafe

Once, almost literally, a hole in the wall in Station 1 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 omelettes are also crowd favorites. P.S. Order your muffins one day in advance if you plan to take home some.

Real Coffee & Tea Cafe Gulaman
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Real Coffee & Tea Cafe Cupcake
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2/F Sea World, Station 2, Boracay
+63 939 203-4436

Aria Cucina Italiana – D’Mall

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!

Aria Cucina Italiana – D’Mall Pizza
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Reservations are accepted
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Station 2, D’Mall, Beachfront, Boracay
+63 36 288-5573

Smoke Resto – Station 2

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.

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No reservations accepted
D’Mall, Station 2, Boracay
+63 36 288-6014

Jonah’s Fruitshake & Snack Bar – 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 Fruitshake & Snack Bar – Station 1 Fruitshake
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No reservations accepted
Station 1, Beachfront, Boracay

Merly’s BBQ – Station 1

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. In 2014, Jeepney, a New York city-based Filipino restaurant, submitted their Merly-inspired chori burger to a New York burger competition and won 1st place. Aside from Chori burgers, they also serve other street food on sticks.

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For takeout and delivery only
Station 1, Beachfront (in front of Casa Fiesta), Boracay
+63 939 883-1416

BarLo Restaurant – Station 1

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.

Merly’s BBQ – Station 1
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No reservations accepted
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Station 1, Beachfront, Boracay

Halowich – Station 2

The long lines outside are an indication of this Boracay classic’s popularity in iced desserts. Their bestsellers include the mango soft serve and their signature huge Korean shaved ice desserts, which is well-loved by tourists especially Koreans.

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No reservations accepted
Station 2, D’Mall, Boracay

Cyma – Station 2

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.

Cyma Restaurant
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BarLo Restaurant – Station 1
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Reservations are accepted
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D’Mall, Station 2, Boracay

Lemoni Cafe and Restaurant – D’Mall

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 makes it the perfect brunch spot at the heart of D’Mall.

Halowich – Station 2
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Reservations are accepted
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D’Mall, Station 2, Boracay

Spider House Resort – Station 1

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! Plus, they also have a floating raft nearby for your tanning needs.

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No reservations accepted
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Diniwid Beach, Station 1, Boracay

Loco Frio – Station 2

Loco Frio serves colorful iced “mocktails” and cocktails, perfect for the summer heat in the island. You can choose between different flavors like Mudslide, Strawberry Kiwi, Margarita, and many more! Pro tip: Opt to get their cool and funky tumblers so you can get cheaper drink refills! Plus, it’s the perfect souvenir.

Cyma – Station 2
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No reservations accepted
Boracay Uptown Building, Station 2, Boracay

Sunny Side Café – Station 3

While many of us experience 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 which 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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Boracay Sands Hotel, Station 3, Boracay

I Love Backyard BBQ – D’Mall

This bbq joint is best known for their 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!

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Reservations are accepted
D’Mall, Station 2, Boracay

Los Indios Bravos – Station 2

This Filipino-inspire pub is nicely tucked away near the Bulabog Beach of Boracay which is famous for kite surfing in the island. Los Indios serves local beers on tap and classic comfort food sandwiches. Bar grub choices include sausage platters and fresh seafood platters.

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Road 1-A, Bulabog Beach, Station 2, Boracay

Tres Amigos – D’Mall

Boracay’s lack of Mexican restaurants was the calling of this joint which specializes in chimichanggas, tacos, and big burritos. If you’re looking for Mexican food with generous servings and authentic flavors, check this place out!

Loco Frio – Station 2
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No reservations accepted
D’Mall, Station 2, Boracay

Spice Bird – D’Mall

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

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D’Mall, Station 2, Boracay

Whether you’re there to party on Labor Day 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 book that next flight out to Caticlan!

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