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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 was closed to preserve and improve its degraded resources. But as of October 2018, Boracay’s white-sand beaches and incomparable beauty is finally ready for the public to enjoy.

Quick tip:

Here are some fun things you can do in Boracay:

  • Go cliff diving at Ariel’s point
  • Try beach hopping and participating in the volleyball matches, sunbathing, or swimming
  • Spend some time appreciating the water and its natural beauty by either parasailing, riding a paraw, holding on to the flying fish, or going scuba diving
  • Take the Mainland Adventure Tour if you’re not so much of a beach person
  • Riding the zipline
  • Partying in several pubs at night
  • And of course, the foodie’s favorite, going on a food trip

If your idea of a good time is by food tripping, 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.

Boracay Station 1

Jonah’s Fruitshake & Snack Bar

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 Fruit Shake Boracay Facade
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Shakes from Jonah's Fruitshake Boracay
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Station 1, Beachfront, Boracay
(036) 288-1457

Merly’s BBQ

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.

Chori Burger from Merly's BBQ
Photo from @teeniequa
Chori Burger and Street Food from Merly's BBQ
Photo from Facebook | Merly’s BBQ Boracay Chori and Longga Burger

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Station 1, Beachfront (in front of Casa Fiesta), Boracay
(0939) 883-1416

BarLo Restaurant

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.

Sisig from Two Seasons Boracay Resort
Photo from Facebook | Two Seasons Boracay Resort
Photo from Facebook | Two Seasons Boracay Resort

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Station 1, Beachfront, Boracay

Boracay Station 2

Popo Teahouse

POPO Teahouse is a restaurant located in Hue Hotels and Resorts Boracay that specializes in authentic Chinese cuisine perfect for when you’re craving for dim sum, dumplings, and noodles.

Noodle Dish from Popo Teahouse
Photo from Facebook | Popo Teahouse
Chinese Cuisine from Popo Teahouse
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Station X, Hue Hotel, Station 2 Main Road, Boracay
(0999) 884-0624

Nonie’s

Still want to keep your beach body while you’re in Boracay? Then head on to Nonie’s. Nonie’s serves up healthy, sustainable, and delicious international food. Some of the dishes they offer are Pineapple Pandan Pancakes, Vegan Champorado, and Kesong Puti Cheesecake.

Tofu Bruschetta from Nonie's
Photo from Facebook | Nonie’s
Sticky Pork Ribs from Nonie's
Photo from Facebook | Nonie’s

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Hue Hotel and Resorts, Station 2 (opposite Boracay Tropics Hotel), Boracay
(0912) 394-8948

Real Coffee & Tea Cafe

Once, almost literally, a hole in the wall in Station 2 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.

Dining Area and Interiors of Real Coffee and Tea Cafe
Photo from @leyteston
Calamansi Muffin and Coffee from Real Coffee and Tea Cafe
Photo from @bryanreyjordan

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2/F Sea World, Station 2 Balagbag, Malay, Aklan
(036) 288-5340

Smoke Resto

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.

Dining Area of Smoke Resto
Photo from Facebook | Smoke Resto
Beef Salpicao from Smoke Resto
Photo from Facebook | Smoke Resto

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D’Mall, Station 2, Boracay White Beach
(036) 288 6014

Boracay HaloMango/ Halowich

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.

Mango Ice Cream from Boracay Halomango
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Mango Ice Cream with Strawberries and Fresh Mango from Boracay Halomango
Photo from @rickkim77

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Station 2, D’Mall, Boracay
(036) 288-6752

Cyma

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.

Chicken and Potatoes from CYMA Boracay
Photo from Facebook | CYMA Greek Taverna, Boracay Island, Philippines
Pasta and Crab from CYMA Greek Taverna
Photo from Facebook | CYMA Greek Taverna, Boracay Island, Philippines

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D’Mall, Station 2, Boracay
(036) 288-4283

Los Indios Bravos 

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.

Los Indios Bravos Boracay Mural, Interiors, and Dining Area
Photo from @bananocean
Sausage, Potato, Vegetables, and more from Los Indios Bravos Boracay
Photo from @bananocean

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

D’Mall

Epic Boracay

Serving up fresh, bold, island flavors, Epic Boracay’s dishes are surely epic enough for you to consider their dishes as the “culinary highlight of your Boracay trip”. Choose from their all-day brunch options and international dishes all of which you can pair with their alcoholic drinks which you can enjoy at night!

Dining Area and Interiors of Epic Boracay
Photo from Facebook | Epic Boracay
Baked Salmon Fillet from Epic Boracay
Photo from Facebook | Epic Boracay

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Beachfront, D’Mall of Boracay, Station 2, Brgy. Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan

Pelican Sky Bar

Located in The Tides Hotel Boracay, if you’re looking for some sun, drinks, and dishes, Pelican Sky Bar’s the place for you. It’s Boracay’s first full-service roof deck bar with an outdoor pool and cabanas.

Happy Hour Cocktails from Pelican Sky Bar
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Mongolian Bowl with Iced tea from Pelican Sky Bar
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Get Buy 1 Get 1 Cocktails for ₱190, 2 Premium Cocktails for ₱500, and Eat-All-You-Can Mongolian and Iced Tea Bundle for only ₱350.

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4/F The Tides Hotel, D’Mall Station 2 Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
(02) 8722-9200 | (02) 8725-3411

Coco Mama

Coco Mama is an ice cream stall that offers up lactose-free, vegan-friendly coconut ice cream with a low glycemic index served with fresh coconut and mango in a coconut shell. Get your fix of something cold, refreshing, and just the right amount of sweet – perfect on a hot summer’s day – at no other place than Coco Mama.

Coco Mama Boracay Stall
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Coconut Ice Cream with Fresh Coconut and Fresh Mangoes from Coco Mama Boracay
Photo from @jellykenny_jelly

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D’mall Palengke, Boracay
(036) 288-1301

Aria Cucina Italiana

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!

Dining Area and Interiors from Aria Cucina Italiana
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Pepperoni Pizza from Aria Cucina Italiana
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Station 2, D’Mall, Beachfront, Boracay
(036) 288-6223

Lemoni Cafe and Restaurant

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.

Dining Area and Interior from Lemoni Cafe and Restaurant
Photo from Facebook | Lemoni Cafe & Restaurant, Boracay
Steak, Eggs, and Potatoes from Lemoni Cafe and Restaurant
Photo from Facebook | Lemoni Cafe & Restaurant, Boracay

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D’Mall, Station 2, Boracay

I Love Backyard BBQ 

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!

Seafood Pasta from I Love Backyard BBQ
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Ribs from I Love Backyard BBQ
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D’Mall, Station 2, Boracay

Tres Amigos 

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!

Tres Amigos Boracay Facade
Photo from @ghettoraid82
Tacos from Tres Amigos Boracay
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D’Mall, Station 2, Boracay
(036) 288-2719

Spice Bird

Spice Bird’s specialty is their Piri-Piri chicken served with their homemade sauces which are labeled with witty flavor descriptions. Aside from those, you can also a variety of flavorful dishes.

Merguez Sausage Board from SpiceBird
Photo from Facebook | SpiceBird
Piri-Piri Crab from Spice Bird Boracay
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D’Mall, Station 2, Boracay
(036) 288-4023

Boracay Station 3

Dos Mestizos Boracay

A restaurant where you can get your fix of traditional Spanish dishes with complementing Filipino flavors, at Dos Mestizos Boracay, you’re sure to get one where you can get the best food, experience, and even entertainment for the complete Boracay experience.

Tomato Soup from Dos Mestizos
Photo from Facebook | Dos Mestizos Boracay
Beef Salpicao from Dos Mestizos Boracay
Photo from Facebook | Dos Mestizos Boracay

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Boracay Island Station 3, Boracay
(0998) 549-3346

Sunny Side Café

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 that 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.

Adobo Bowl from The Sunny Side Cafe
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Malagos Chocolate Pancakes from The Sunny Side Cafe
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Boracay Sands Hotel, Station 3, 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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