Boracay Island offers a wide array of delicious food outlets for travelers and foodies of every kind. Being one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, it is no wonder that many establishments from resorts to restaurants have been popping up left and right to accommodate the increasing number of tourists coming in and out of the island. If you’re wondering where to eat in Boracay given the overwhelming number of local and international dining places, worry not because we got you covered.
In station 1, look no further as Discovery Shores Boracay houses two restaurants that should be added to your list of best Boracay restaurants. One of which is the Sands Restaurant, a high-ceiling dining area with a gorgeous view of the resort’s beachfront. The restaurant offers epicurean pleasures to simple comfort dishes from the fresh bounties of the land and sea. A few favorites are the Chicken Binakol, Kilawin na Tanigue, Flat Bread Truffle Pizza, Baby Back Ribs, and Boodle Fight. Sands is open for lunch and dinner.
The second favorite restaurant in Boracay is Indigo, which was once just a dinner dining experience but now serves for lunch as well. Indigo serves contemporary coastal cuisine, using only the finest ingredients available. The ambiance of the restaurant is romantic and tropical. It is the resort’s most popular dining destination being featured twice in the Philippine Tatler’s Best Restaurants List, and shortlisted for the 2010/2011 MIELE Guide to Asia’s Best Restaurants. We recommend you try the braised Indigo Beef Rossini and Lobster Bisque for an appetizing experience – you can thank us later. Indigo is open for lunch and dinner. Check out Indigo’s Table for Two.
In station 2, there are a number of dining options that you could choose from:
1. Smoke Resto
Location: Station 2, D’Mall
Smoke Resto is home to one of the best Bulalo recipe on the island. Always packed with people, the restaurant is perfect for anyone looking for simple, good and delicious Filipino food at a reasonable price. They also opened another branch at the main road due to high demand.
Location: Station 2
A wet market for seafood and meat lovers alike, the place is known for selling fresh seafood and meat by the kilo. You can have your meal cooked in one of the market’s restaurant – although one should not expect any fancy restaurants here. They can steam, boil, fry, bake, or grill your meal for you depending on how you want it cooked. Although a bit more costly, another option is to go to a beachfront restaurant that offers the service of having your D’Talipapa bought food cooked.
3. Aria Cucina Italia
Location: Station 2, D’Mall, Beachfront
This place opened its doors in the year 2003 and has been dishing out sumptuous Italian dishes ever since. Aria’s is usually packed with tourists and travellers who crave for wood-fire oven baked pizzas, homemade pastas, and other mouth-watering Italian food platter. They also serve a well-loved selection of cocktails.
4. Dos Mestizos
Location: Station 2
If you fancy some tapas and sangria then Dos Mestizos will knock your socks off (not that you would be wearing any at the beach) with their killer selection of the best Spanish dishes. Their Paella Negra is not to be missed! The restaurant also has a deli called Gusto y Gusto, which offers tasty gourmet sandwiches that are freshly baked at the deli. The deli is attached to the restaurant making it convenient to grab a sandwich to go.
5. Los Indios Bravos
Location: Bulabog Beach
One of the island’s best kept secret, Los Indios Bravos is tucked away near the Bulabog Beach of Boracay. The laidback pub serves classic comfort food and local craft beer.
6. Real Coffee and Tea Cafe
Location: Station 2, 2/F Sea World
This joint has been on the island since 1996. Originally located at Station 1, Real Coffee and Tea Cafe moved to a new location in Station 2. They are known for their homemade Calamansi muffins which are usually out of stock because it grew to become a popular “pasalubong” or food souvenir for visitor of the island. If you want to try the famous Calamanis muffins, we suggest you make your orders a day in advance. However, their muffins are not the only thing people rave about as the cafe also serves appetizing dishes- a crowd favourite are their omelettes.