Boracay’s Best Restaurants 2018

The first time we covered Boracay on Lonely Travelogue was back in 2012, some 8-years ago when we wrote about the Ferra Hotel. We revisited the island last September (2017) and wrote this post about our Little Boracay Experience. This time around we are going to focus our efforts on something that is often forgotten: the island’s amazing collection of low-key restaurants.

If you’re unfamiliar with Boracay, and haven’t been to the island before, the usual entry point is via Caticlan Airport. You will then have to get a flight from Metro Manila to Caticlan. This will take 1 hour and 15 minutes, according to this Manila to Caticlan flight guide by Philippine Airlines. When you land, you will arrive in the northwest of Panay Island, Aklan. If you’re staying at one of the Stations at White Beach in Boracay it will take approximately 1 hour for you to get to your accommodation. Then you can start your culinary experience in the wonderful beach destination of Boracay.

If you live in Manila you’ll be familiar with Cyma, it’s a Greek Taverna that offers wonderful food and has become very popular in the Philippines. The restaurant in Boracay is tucked away in a little side street near d’mall in the center of Station Two behind Epic. This is essentially the epicenter of all the party activity at nighttime but it is also where a lot of the bazaars are where you can pick up souvenirs.

Check out the restaurants Facebook page here. They haven’t got a dedicated Boracay page, but you’ll get a great idea about what’s on their menu.

If you choose to head to Pig Out Bistro make sure you go there hungry. There’s arguably no better casual dining restaurant in Boracay. Its specialty is its Bone Marrow Burger which hits all the right spots. The steak and oysters are also absolutely amazing as well as their thick cut fries. The only problem is that it’s a very small restaurant, so either get there early or reserve a table especially at weekends.

This is ideal for backpackers or parties on a tight budget. The Mongolian BBQ at Mango Ray is thankfully ‘bottomless’ but more importantly so flavorful you’ll keep going back for more. There’s a wide selection to choose from and is probably the best cost-effective choice on this list.

Jonah’s sells typical traditional Filipino food, but that’s not its selling point. Jonah’s has built up a strong reputation for producing the island’s best milkshakes. Nowhere else comes close! It is located in Station One, so if you’re staying at the other stations you can have a lovely walk along the beach, and as your reward, drink one of Jonah’s refreshing shakes.

This list wouldn’t be complete without having Filipino cuisine present. TITO’S is very famous on the island for a number of its contemporary Filipino dishes. For one, it has fried Halo-halo which you can see here on JuliaAntoinette’s review of the restaurant. For the most part, TITO’S focus is on the fresh seafood that the island supplies in abundance. Check out the Aligue Pasta and Grilled Squid among other dishes.

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