Food in Boracay - 17 Must Have Food Experiences & Best Restaurants

Situated in a small island in Central Philippines, Boracay has made its fame in the list of popular tourist destination sites solely due to its resorts, beaches, and scenic attractions. Watersports, panoramic views, scuba diving, and the coral reefs are some breathtaking favourites for the tourists. Although, Boracay offers some best in class Italian, Asian as well as Chinese delicacies which are comparable to its splendid beaches and scenic beauty, yet it's little known for its cuisine.

 So, let’s dive into the must-try food in Boracay.

1. Crust-wood fired Pizza at Aria Restaurant

Located on the shores of white beach, Aria Restaurant specializes in all varieties of Italian delicacies. This place would surely satisfy your Italian craving. Some must-try items on the menu are the thin crust-wood fired pizza, the spicy calamari, and the delicious seafood pasta. Be it a delicious dinner or lunch, this amazing place for food in Boracay has got you all covered.
Address: Beachfront, D’mall of Boracay
Phone: +63 36 288 6223
Timings: Open all days from 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

2. Seafood in D’Talipapa market

A great place if you are looking for some fresh seafood. Buy it from the local market and the restaurants or shops nearby would cook it for you in the desired way you want (steamed, fried, grilled, etc.). Crabs, oysters, fishes, etc., are some of the popular items on the list.
Address: Located at Station 2 and is a four minutes taxi ride from D’Mall, near Boracay Courtyard Beach Resort.
Timings: The market remains open all days from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

3. Battered Fish in Fishbar

Tired of travelling, recharge yourself with some cold drinks, battered fish and chips at this chill place for food in Boracay. Despite having an old-fashioned vibe to it, the Fishbar takes pride in serving generous portions of battered fish which could also be eaten as a snack.
Address: D’mall of Boracay
Phone:  +63 36 288 4477
Timings: Open all days from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

4. Fruits In Ice Cream Summer Café

An ice cream on a hot summer day could act as a blessing. This café specializes in various ice-cream delicacies, including flavors such as Apple Pie, Avocado, Chocolate, Green Tea, Red Bean, Black Sesame, Apple Pie, Yam, Durian, and other common flavors. Taking a small break from walking in the hot Baracoy weather is highly recommended, and enjoying having some quality ice cream at this café.
Address: D’mall of Boracay
Phone: +63 36 288 4023
Timings: Open all days from 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

5. Halo-Halo Desert at Halowich

This place for food in Boracay offers some of the most addictive and exquisite desserts in Boracay. Halo-Halo is a traditional Filipino dessert created with a mixture of shaved ice and evaporated milk and topped with boiled sweet beans, some jelly, and some dry fruits. Halowich draws local people and tourists who dwell in search of deserts. However, the lip-smacking sweet and savory taste of Halo-Halo is highly irresistible once you taste it.
Address: D’mall of Boracay
Phone: +63 36 288 6752
Timings: Open all days from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

6. Chocolate Banana Peanut Shake at Jonah’s Fruit Shake and Snacks Bar

An excellent blend of peanuts and fruits, the Chocolate Banana Peanut Shake is a signature delicacy at Jonah’s fruit shake and Snacks Bar. For tourists and locals, the peanut shake is a must-add on their list after a nice wholesome dinner or lunch. Prices are affordable, and the serving size is decent as well.
Address: Station 1
Phone:  +63 36 288 3281
Timings: Open all days from 12:00 AM - 3:00 PM

7. Beef Rendang in Fat Rice

Fat rice offers some serious exotic food in Boracay for foodies. This restaurant in Boracay would surely give you a feel of Vietnamese, Thai, and Malaysian through its exquisite Asian delicacies like Beef Rendang and Cha Ca La Vong.
Address: Main Road corner Boracay Food Street, Station 2 Boracay
Phone: +63 999 884 0624
Timings: Open all days from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

8. Poke Bowls in Poketo

The Hawaiian wave has surely reached Boracay and brought with itself the legendary poke bowl (poke is diced raw fish which is either served as an appetizer or as a main dish in Hawaiian cuisine). Poketo offers the most appealing variety when it comes to Poke bowls. To keep it short, Poketo is the best with Poke Bowls in Boracay.
Address: Main Road Hue Hotel, corner Boracay Food Street, Station 2
Phone: +63 999 884 0624
Timings: Open all days from 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

9. Carnitas Tacos and Burrito Mojado as Santa Peligrosa 

For delicious Mexican food in Boracay, visit Santa Peligrosa. Some must-try items on the menu are the Carnitas Tacos and the Burrito Mojada, which is a wet Burrito filled with beef, pork or chicken and rice, beans, and cheese and finally seasoned with Enchilada Sauce, Jack Cheese, and Sour Cream to add a punchy taste to it.
Address: Street market Boracay, Hue Hotels & Resorts Boracay Station 2, Main Road, Boracay
Phone: +63 999 884 0624
Timings: Open all days barring Sundays from 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM

10. Oysters at Percy Seafood

A single serving of oysters at Percy Seafood can severely leave you wanting seconds. Different varieties of oysters and crab delicacies could be found on the menu. The aroma of cooked oysters and the flavors it gives to your taste buds are surely unforgettable.
Address: Station X, Hue Hotels and Resorts, Station 2, Main Road
Phone: +63 36 288 9343
Timings: Open all days from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

11. Mango Grilled Cheese Sandwiches at Sunny Side Café

Claimed to be the best breakfast joint on the island, Sunny Side Café offers exquisite food in Boracay if you're looking for fantastic breakfast options. Boracay classics such as the Chori Burger, Bacon, and the mango Grilled Cheese Sandwiches neither of them would let you down for sure.
Address: Station 3 Beachfront, Boracay Sands Hotel, White Beach Path
Phone: +63 36 288 2874
Timings: Open all day from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

12. Millionaire Bar at Little Wave

Although Little Wave is famous for its coffee, its main attraction is its Millionaire Bar, a brownie topped with chocolate cream. This could be the perfect dessert after a nice wholesome meal from any of the places above. 
Address: Main Road, Station X, Hue Hotel
Phone: +63 999 884 0624
Timings: Open all day from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

13. Beach Cuisine at Epic Boracay

Crab at Epic Boracay

Located near White beach station 2 on the beachfront, this family-friendly restaurant is a good spot for a late-night rendezvous and a great al-fresco dining alternative for all-day dining. During the night, you can also find the DJ playing great tunes while enjoying a signature drink from the renowned mixologist David Dennis. But if you are a connoisseur of cocktails yourself, you will also enjoy the ‘Fresh Bar’ option, where you can make your drink yourself from several excellent selections and fruit juices. When it comes to food, one can expect fresh produce and local flavors which are vibrant and exotic. The ambiance is modern and chic to help you relax with your family and friends. 

Address: White Beach, Station 2, Boracay Island, Malay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines
Phone: +63 (0)36 288 1477
Timings: 9:00 AM to 4:00 AM

14. Spanish Filipino Cuisine at Dos Mestizos Restaurant

Dos Mestizos Restaurant Boracay

If you want to relish delicious Spanish-Filipino food, Doz Mestizos is the right place. Revered as the best Spanish-Filipino restaurant in Boracay, this legendary restaurant started as a small outlet in Station 3, which has now become a deli with multiple branches. Live musicians play calming jazz and Latin music, and the homely vibes are complemented by the elevated Spanish food prepared from scratch and good service. Some top picks at this restaurant include Baked Oysters al Espagnola, fresh oysters served with a silky béchamel sauce, smoky jamon, and arugula, and their Croquettas de Jamon. You can also find Spanish classics such as Paella to Spanish-Filipino fusion classics here. 

Address: Seawind Resort, Main road, Station 1, Balabag Boracay Island Across, Malay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines
Phone: +63 966 672 8077
Timings: 11:00 AM to 10:30 AM

15. Breakfast at Lemoni Café and Restaurant

Lemoni Café and Restaurant Boracay

Located at D-Mall on Boracay Station 2, Lemoni Café and Restaurant is the perfect food destination for health enthusiasts looking to go around the flavor town. This restaurant offers a lot, from serving freshly made breakfast, detoxifying juices, salads, shakes, and coffee to healthy gourmet food. The ambiance is calming and refreshing, following a green and lemon theme with popping colors. For breakfast, you can try the longganisa served with eggs and garlic rice. You can pair it with their delicious coffee to get you started on your day. The portions here are quite filling, but the restaurant is somewhat pricey compared to other restaurants.

Address: Lemoni Café, Stall 117, D’Mall, Station 2, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Phone: 036-288-6781 / 036-288-6782/ 0998-535-1709 / 0977-857-7155
Timings: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM

16. Sisig at Gerry's Grill

Gerry's Grill Boracay

Authentic Filipino cuisine, a beautiful ambiance and cozy family dining experience is what you can expect from your visit to Gerry’s Grill. From Filipino picks such as Crispy Pata, Beef Kare-Kare, Inihaw na Pusit, Sisig, and Adobo shreds to global cuisines, you’ll find ample to satisfy the foodie in you. Aesthetic lights and modern chic interiors elevate your dining experience, while its location on the beachfront gives you access to picturesque views of the waters and golden sand. The most popular items on the menu include grilled seafood, pork BBQ, and the sizzling Sisg. You can expect pocket-friendly prices and quick service at this restaurant. 

Address: Station 1, Malay, Aklan Province, Philippines
Phone: +63 36 288 1458
Timings: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

17. Chicken Skin at Spicebird

Spicebird Boracay

Located at D Mall, the Spicebird is a haven for spice lovers. All the birds and meats here are served with one of their four sauces: Salsa Verde, Garlic & Lime, Hot Bird sauce, and Piri-Piri sauce. Their most popular condiment is, however, their handcrafted Piri-Piri sauce. This BBQ restaurant is crowded during most times of the day, particularly during peak dining hours. Its ambiance is not as fancy as excellent restaurants, but the food here will take you to flavor town with its food. Some best-selling items at this restaurant include the Piri-Piri Chicken skin, Piri-Piri grilled chicken board, and Piri-Piri Pork board. Do try their Homemade Calamansi Cheesecake and their Mango and Mint shake for desserts. 

Address: Unit 1 Phase 3 D'Mall Plaza Boracay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines
Phone: +63 36 288 1005
Timings: 07:00 AM to 11:00 PM

So here we end our food tour of the delicious food in Boracay and its best 15 dishes and snack options when traveling to this beautiful Phillipino city.

This post was published by Shaif Ahmad

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