Cowboy Cocina is quite a new addition to the Boracay dining scene, and has quickly become a local favourite.
The menu lists affordable and tasty dishes such as steak pie, ribs, shrimp skewers, home made soups, pasta, fisherman's pie, chilli, steaks, sandwiches and arguably the best burgers on the island. Don't miss the huge double Comanche Burger, served with onion rings and wedges!
Cowboy Cocina is now serving draft (San Miguel) beer - a relatively rare find in Boracay.
Favorite Dish: Try the hearty fried English breakfasts, gammon steak with the works, traditional Sunday Roast Dinner and espresso coffee.
Nagisa isn't flashy or trendy looking, in fact it is so unassuming that you might not notice it as you walk by. But this would be a shame! You'd be missing great Japanese, Korean and other Asian cuisine, grilled and sizzling seafood and plenty more mouthwatering treats!
The restaurant is attractively designed, native style with lots of natural wood, but the service is anything but rustic, and the food definitely worth walking down to Angol (station 3 area) for.
Favorite Dish: My favourite dishes include prawns and vegetable tempura, the okonomiyaki, sizzling garlic king prawns, mixed fried rice (with shrimp and vegetables) and the spicy kimchi soup (best ordered with a side sish of noodles).
There are several restaurants in the D Talipapa that will cook your freshly bought seafood.
One of the things we look forward to when we go to Boracay is buying seafood at the D Talipapa market and have it cooked in one of the restaurants in the area.
Be sure to haggle (ask for discount) when you buy. 1 kilo of Shrimps depending on the size cost bet P350-450, Crabs, Babae (female), lalaki (male) or bakla (in-between) from (P300-400), Maya-maya (kind of fish) P300, Squid - P300
We chose D Plato de Boracay because it has a branch in D Mall and therefore ideal if you want to go around the shops after eating. The place has enough fans to it make it cooler. The cooking charge is per kilo and depends on the food you want cooked. They do not allow you to bring food in the restaurant so you buy your rice and/or drinks there.
First of all, what is CHICKEN INASAL. It's basically GRILLED CHICKEN.
But unlike most grilled chicken out there, this chicken is marinated in a very unique way-- absoFREAKINGlutely YUMMY. ALL locals would tell you it's good. We have hundreds of restaurants all over the country dedicated to this one dish. Chicken Inasal. Best eaten with freshly cooked garlic rice. Dip into a traditional sauce loved by us "pinoys".
To make the yummy sauce to go with the yummy chicken, follow my directions carefully.
1. Look at the condiments on the table. You'll spot 3 bottles. Vinegar, soysauce and chicken oil.
2. In a sauce container, pour vinegar, soysauce and add calamansi (local lime). Don't be shocked. I'm serious. Calamansi + vinegar + soysauce. You can dip your chicken in this to add flavor.
3. Chicken oil ... well yes, it's as unhealthy as it can get. But...if you want to give your taste buds a treat, go ahead (after shaking the bottle a bit), and pour some on your rice. (By the way, you can ask for extra garlic so you can have more OOMPH to your meal).
Now to accompany your meal of chicken and rice, go ahead and order GREEN MANGO with BAGOONG. Bagoong is ... how to translate... like an anchovy dip. Smells awful to non-pinoys, but tastes divine. Salty-sweet. PERFECT for the green mango.
As for your drinks... my nieces swear by their FRESH RIPE YELLOW MANGO SHAKE (sweet). I swear by the FRESH GREEN MANGO SHAKE (sweet but a little sour too). For me, they have the BEST mango shakes in Boracay.
(** I know Jonah's has awesome shakes too... their PEANUT BUTTER BANANA CHOCO SHAKE is to die for...but for MANGO SHAKES, I go here to Island Chicken Inasal).
Have lunch here. Or dinner. You won't regret it. :)
Favorite Dish: PECHO CHICKEN with GARLIC RICE plus GREEN MANGO SHAKE equals OH HOLY CRA* THAT IS SOOO GOOOD!!! :D
The food at this restaurant is really good - as it should be at those prices!. Though the pasta is a bit overpriced in my opinion (it's nothing I can't make at home) it is usually tasty, while the other main courses and specials are delicious and the menu shows lots of originality.
Service is prompt and professional though they need to work on the timing when serving the food - on more than one occasion there has been a delay of 5 minutes between the serving of my meal and that of my companion.
The pizzas are just to my taste - thin crust and not too doughy, and among the main courses I have tried and really enjoyed are the Pollo Alla Cacciatore, Tangigue with Salsa Verde, Tenderloin Beef with garlic and sage and the Talgliatelle with Truffle Sauce, asparagus & parma ham.
One important factor when dining at Aria is timing. Don't book your meal too late or you are likely to find yourself eating in the middle of the entertainment area. A group of (admittedly very talented) firedancing performers put on a show in the outside dining area which would no doubt be a very entertaining after-dinner experience but totally ruined our meal. The disco music was turned up so loud it was impossible to carry on a conversation, and the strong smell of kerosene from the firedance was so overpowering that we completely lost our appetite for the food and could hardly eat anything - unfortunate considering I was paying almost P600 for my meal! The performers dance far too close to the customers, spinning the fire "poi" right over their heads, even when the guests have indicated that they don't want this! And to top it off, after the performance they then beg for 'donation' money from the diners, telling us that Aria don't pay them for the show. This isn't a one-off incident as I know others who have also experienced this while trying to eat their meal.
Aria needs to sort this out - please keep the dancers farther away from the diners and wait until people have finished their meal!
Aside from this, still one of my favourite restaurants in boracay.
i love it that the dinner buffet is set right on the beach!
at P380 (exclusive of tax), you get to choose from ribs, beef and pork kebab, chicken, squid, fish, oysters and a whole lot more! there's also soup, appetizer and dessert so everything's all covered.
for me, it was the best buffet i tried so far!
Favorite Dish: pork kebab!
We didn't go to the spa to get a massage but to try the restaurant but my carnivore sweetie was disappointed with his pasta with tomato and herb sauce (scant sauce) and Greek salad and me with my phad thai (can barely taste the peanuts). Apparently, vegans can also go hungry!
But the ambiance makes up for it as we were the only ones in the small restaurant (2/F). We got a seat in the azotea where large capiz windows open up to the fireflies that lit up the big trees and give a view of distant islands and sunset. All of the 10 or so tables are maybe meant for honeymooners (2 seaters).
I love the architecture (lush foliage surrounding the stone-paved entrance to the villas, gauzy white curtains dropping from the ceiling, and soft lights, all add to the tropical feel of the villas).
The spa is a few meters away from the entrance so you need to walk to the gate to hail a not-readily available trike.
Owned by friendly husband and wife team Mario and Flor, this charming restaurant serves authentic Italian food in a lovely beach garden setting. They also deliver to your door if you are too lazy to walk down the beach. Aside from the usual Italian fare, they also serve sandwiches, salads, omelettes and soups.
Also known as 'Little Corner of Italy', there are reasonably priced rooms available here too.
Favorite Dish: The Tortellini Carbonara is really good, and my favourite pizza is the Napolitana (with basil, oregano, anchovies & cheese). The Lasagne comes in large, tasty portions, though it would benefit from some bechamel sauce. I'm also a big fan of the four cheese risotto, the carbonara and the penne bolognaise.
Fresh pasta in the middle of the Philippine Islands! A good ones too. Every bit as sumptious as the ones we get in San Francisco's Italian neighborhood, North Beach.
Food is served outdoors. The staff is friendly, attentive, and quick in a Filipino sense.
The plastic chairs at the garden and beachside tables are a little flimsy for big people.
Favorite Dish: The Gnocchi is excellent. It served with Bolgnese (or meatsauce) sauce which very well done.
The Spaghetti Bolognese is also very good.
Skip the other meat dishes, i.e. the Scallopini, the meat quality wasn't very good.
WoW, after 3 weeks on Boracay island i found a favorite spot on the beach.
- Restaurant Alchemy.
The food: Amazing, fresh thinking... What a talented chef!
The restaurant: So personal, intimate ... inviting.
The staff: always smiling, extremely friendly, knew all about the food ...
Real good service
The best restaurant by far on the island...
I will come back over and over again!!
Don´t YOU miss it!!
Favorite Dish: *The tuna tartar...was soooo good! The flavours was perfect...
*The Fillet Mignon melted in my mouth... Cant explain it.
*I can not choose any of the desserts to pick as the best... They all was delicious.
-By the way, the owners have the most beautiful little girl running around on the beach during the day.
So if you see a blond-beauty with a big smile...
You should be outside on of the best restaurant I ever been to.
This place is a must visit! the food and service is amazing, pushing the bar high for the standards of restaurants in boracay.
inventive cuisine like no other!
Favorite Dish: where do i start, from the bread and cashew nut butter to the very end of the meal was amazing!
D' Talipapa is a haven for guests on budget and/or on "seafood" diet. Locally referred to as "Paluto" you can market for fresh seafoods & ingredients and bring them to nearby restaurants to be cooked. A minimal fee is charged by the restaurants depending on the type of cooking required --- sauteed, with soup, grilled, etc.
Favorite Dish: We bought a kilo of fish & a kilo of squid and brought them to a restaurant for cooking. In a matter of minutes, we were served steamed fish and grilled squid.
I asked the waitress for their specialty and she pointed the pasta (my apologies for forgetting the name) with prawns on it. Me being allergic to shrimp still tried it, i was there anyway, take the risk! So me and my boyfriend ordered the pasta (Php 495) and he ordered BLT. As soon as our ordered arrived I was like "WHOOOOAA" the prawns are so HUUUUGEEEE. In my opinion, we ordered the wrong dishes because upon looking at sirrena's review, we should have ordered gyro's instead. For me, the taste of their pasta is average, comparable to old spaghetti house' spaghetti marinara. But indeed was the prawns delicious.
Fridays Boracay has the best restaurant in the Island. From their staff to the food, everything was just perfect. Their steak is so tender that one would really savor each bite. Their food and beverage manager, Mr. Randy Dreisbach, is very accommodating and quickly responds to all your queries had you been booking in advance. From their appetizer to their deserts, it’s just so delicious. Me and my Boyfriend had a candle light dinner in Fridays near their signage to celebrate our second year anniversary, and again, everything was perfect. They even gave us a complimentary cake with "happy anniversary" on it, isn't it so nice? It was so romantic that it’s the perfect spot for someone to propose to his intimate other. It's a bit pricey compared to other restaurants in Boracay but who's complaining? It's definitely worth it! It's undeniably the most wonderful experience we've had in Boracay.
Favorite Dish: Duo of Rosemary Grilled Beef & Chicken Medallion
Set on potato gratin, sautéed vegetables in a light brandy sauce
-- oh i just can't get enough of it. Until now i remember every bite, it's so delicious!
Manana is popular for its delicious Mexican cuisine priced reasonably, considering the food serving. The ground floor houses its indoor restaurant; the rooftop is a covered but more airy place for dining/drinking. After 5:30 pm, manana sets tables and chairs on the beachfront for those who prefer al fresco dining at sunset/night.
Their menu has pictures of food items to help diners decide on what to order. I like their food presentation and ambience.
Favorite Dish: Tostados & Tacos