Cafe Maruja - one of the best eats in Boracay
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Boracay Food Trip: 15 Restaurants in Boracay You Need to Try

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Boracay is known for its gorgeous fine-sand beach and its many activities like sailboarding, parasailing, and crystal kayak. But what you may not know is that it has a diverse food scene — there are Filipino restaurants and other cuisines such as Chinese, Japanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, and more.

For those who plan on going on a Boracay food trip, here’s a list of the best restaurants in Boracay you need to try. This includes our personal recommendations along with other top-rated restaurants in Boracay.

1. Nalka Seafood Restaurant

Nalka Seafood Restaurant in Boracay
Hali and I at Nalka.

Nalka is regarded as one of the top seafood restaurants in Boracay. You can choose between ala carte and the unlimited seafood buffet. For seafood lovers, this is a very sulit restaurant to try.

The menu consists of fresh fish, oysters, shrimps, scallops, mussels, and more — all of which are cooked according to your liking. There are also dishes for beef, pork, and chicken. Finally, there are dessert options available so you can properly cap off your meal with something sweet.

Aside from the great seafood, Nalka also has one of the best dining spots in Station 1 and is a great option for those who want to witness the amazing sunset in Boracay while eating their food.

Location: Station 1 beachfront

2. Meze Wrap

Meze Wrap Boracay

Meze Wrap is ranked as one of the best affordable restaurants in Boracay, but don’t think your sacrificing quality by paying less. They serve Mediterranean dishes, prepared full of spices and flavor for you to enjoy every bite. They have wraps, kebabs with rice, pita and dips, and other rice meals. If you aren’t sure what to order, you can’t go wrong with a kebab set, grilled pork belly, and hummus or kofta and mozzarella dip.

Aside from the great food, Meze Wrap is also known for is gorgeous tropical aesthetic and open area overlooking the lake.

Location: Station 2 Main road

3. BunBun

From the same team that created Meze Wrap, BunBun is a cozy, affordable food joint offering different-flavored bao buns, skewers, and dumplings. For those who want a more filling option, they also have various rice meals and noodles. For the drinks, the lychee green tea with yakult is a crowd-pleaser.

BunBun offers rooftop dining ideal for couples or small groups. It’s recommended to go here at night when the restaurant turns into a snap-worthy corner filled with colorful and lit lanterns.

Location: Balabag Main Road

4. Nagisa Boracay Cafe and Japanese Food

Nagisa Japanese Restaurant -in Boracay

Nagisa Boracay Cafe and Japanese Food is one of the hidden gems of Boracay. This open-air restaurant serves authentic Japanese fare at reasonable price points — in fact, it’s cheaper than most dining options in the island.

Enjoy fresh sashimi and sushi, rice meal favorites and bentos, noodles, and much more. Don’t forget to order their tuna or sashimi paccho, which is one of the best in the world. For drinks, you can try various fruit shakes, cocktails or beer, or a cup of hot coffee from their cafe.

This restaurant is a little bit of walk from Station 2, but we promise that it’s worth it.

Location: Station 3 beachfront

5. Cafe Maruja

Cafe Maruja - one of the best eats in Boracay

It’s summer all-year-round at Cafe Maruja, a cozy local cafe with beachfront views at Station 3. Cafe Maruja is famous for their beautiful and delicious-tasting smoothie bowls. They also serve buddha bowls, burgers, pizza, crepes and toasts. Options for drinks are plenty — you can choose among juices, fruit shakes, and coffee.

Cafe Maruja is also vegan and pescatarian friendly.

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Boracay. You literally can’t go wrong with any order as they are healthy, delicious, and have we mentioned totally IG-worthy too?

Location: Station 3 beachfront

6. Sunny Side Cafe

Sunny Side Cafe in Boracay

Sunny Side Cafe is one of the popular cafes in Boracay, with two branches located at Stations 1 and 3. It is an all-day breakfast, bakery, and coffee shop famous for their chori-burger, grilled cheese sandwich, and pulled pork eggs benedict. If you’re here for breakfast or brunch, you can try their pancakes such as the ube pancake and espress-caramel pancake. Of course, a visit won’t be complete without having a sip of their roasted local coffee.

Location: Station 1 and Station 3

7. SpiceBird

If you like peri-peri chicken, then you should visit SpiceBird in Station 2. This popular dining spot is famous for their own version of peri-peri sauce, which is used to flavor chicken, pork, and shrimp boards. They also have seafood such as scallops, sandwiches, and vegetarian options.

SpiceBird is one of the top-rated restaurants in Boracay. Hence, you may expect a line especially on peak hours.

Location: Station 2 D’Mall

8. Dinibeach Bar and Restaurant

Looking for a place to enjoy good food and cocktails while enjoying a nice beach view? Then head out to Dinibeach Bar and Restaurant, located at Diniwid Beach close to Station 1.

Dinibeach Bar and Restaurant has an extensive menu that consists of seafood, pasta, bar chow, and salads. Some of the recommended items in the menu are the fish and chips, tuna kinilaw on pita, grilled

Location: Diniwid Beach

9. VHub Dampa Seafood Grill and Restaurant

Want to enjoy a classic Boracay night out on a budget? VHub Dampa Seafood Grill and Restaurant serves various seafood, grilled dishes, and other mains for reasonable rates. They also have live band and fire dance performances — something that you shouldn’t miss in Boracay!

Location: Station 3

10. Little Taj

No need for a flight ticket to taste authentic Indian cuisine! Boracay has its own cool Indian restaurant. Little Taj is one of the newest restaurants in the island, serving traditional and modern Indian dishes including curry, tandoori, biryani, and kathi rolls. Some of the dishes worth trying are tikka masala and butter chicken, beef keema matar, and soups such as dal makhani and dal tadka.

Little Taj also has a bar where you can hang out late at night. The bar offers craft cocktails made with Indian elements. Not into alcoholic drinks? Then simply order a glass of classic lassi or masala chai.

Location: Station 2 D’Mall

11. Muchos

Muchos is an underrated restaurant in Boracay that you should definitely try. They serve Latin American dishes including Mexican street corn, gambas quinotto, and ceviche classico which is made from the day’s fresh catch. For the drinks, order a glass of margarita, tequila, or any of their signature cocktails.

Also, don’t miss out their Taco Tuesdays promo where you 2 street-style tacos for a discount!

Location: Station 1 beachfront

12. Conga’s Restaurant

Conga’s is a Thai restaurant tucked in a small road on the way to Bulabog Beach. Although their menu is relatively short, the quality of the food is superb. Some must-try food are the pad thai, beef springrolls, lemongrass chicken, and pomelo salad.

This restaurant has a second branch at Angol in Station 3, which also serves selected Moroccan dishes.

Location: Station 2 and Station 3

13. Nonie’s

Nonie’s philosophy is “Eat Good, Feel Good.” They serve delicious food made from locally sourced sustainable, organic, and natural sources. Some of their bestsellers include the Chicken Longganisa Grain Bowl and the Tuna Tataki Grain Bowl, Pork and Beans made with their signature pork belly, and Mango and Banana Smoothie Bowl.

Gulp down these healthy goodness with a cold-pressed juice, fruit shake, or kombucha. Filipino-inspired cocktails are also available.

Location: Station X, Hue Hotels and Resorts

14. Dos Mestizos Boracay

Started a decade ago, Dos Mestizos Boracay is a popular restaurant in Boracay serving traditional Spanish dishes. Their food is complemented with Filipino flavors and other ingredients imported abroad. It is on the high-end side, but as its reviews show, it is worth visiting.

This restaurant offers tapas which come in 22 options, paella, and other crowd-favorites such as Lengua De Vaca, Cochinillo, and Pollo Al Aljillo.

Location: Station 1

15. Mosaic Latin American Grill

For upscale dining that serves delicious grills, head over to Mosaic Latin American Grill. This restaurant is one of the dining options in Crimson Resort and Spa in Station Zero. It features glass walls and a wooden slatted ceiling that mimics the waves of the sea. It’s also the venue for the resort’s Art on A Plate, an event where you can paint and enjoy plated dishes and wine.

For starters, try one of their versions of ceviche. For the mains, choose among tomahawk, T-bone, and wagyu cuts — all imported from other countries. They also have Peruvian-style iberico pork tenderloin and Chilean seabass. Different wine choices are available depending on your chosen dish.

Location: Station Zero, Crimson Resort and Spa

Food Tips

  • Are you on a budget? Boracay is known for its expensive price points, but it’s still possible to eat on a budget. You can find budget-friendly food joints (e.g., Andoks, BunBun, and Meze Wrap), fast food restaurants (Jollibee, McDonalds, Mang Inasal), and regular eateries along small roads.
  • Don’t know what to eat? Head to D’Mall, which is home to a number of restaurants and cafes. This is also where you can find D’Talipapa, a wet market where you can buy fresh seafood and other ingredients. Some prefer to take these home in their lodging for preparation and cooking, while most prefer to avail the “paluto service” (cooking service) of restaurants.
  • Want to see a fire dance? Fire dancing is a must-see show in Boracay. Although it is no longer allowed in the beachfront, you can still see fire dances in selected bars and lounges at night.

What’s your favorite restaurant on a Boracay food trip? Let us know in the comments section below!

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