Royal Park Hotel's dining hall is open not only to their guests, but to the public as well. I like the ambience with a refreshing tropical motif, with sarongs beautifully hang and moving from the ceiling as the sea breeze blew from their veranda-type windows, and I like best the beachfront view and sunset.
For such a nice dining place offering Chinese, Filipino and Korean specialties, the food is surprisingly not that expensive. In fact each ala carte order is good for 2-3 people.
Favorite Dish: We haven't had the chance to taste many of their foods because my daughter and I went there specially for their shrimp sinigang. We craved for it after a tiring day, and it was worth the wait. The soup was sour enough to our liking, the shrimps tasted fresh, and the serving was too much for the two of us; it could be good enough for 3. The smell was so inviting when it was served, I forgot to take a shot of the full bowl before eating. I only remembered when we have eaten half of it.
Lemon Cafe or Lemoni Cafe is an okay place for desserts. However, I'm not sure I'd want to order dinner or lunch there. We ordered the Lemon Tart which had a fantastic tang and a perfect crust. We also ordered the Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse. The mouse was only so-so and the best part was the Chocolate Ganache topping. We also thought we ordered 2 types of Truffles, but what we were served was a Rum Ball and a Coconut Ball. Which were disappointing. They served us a refreshing Lemon, Mint Water which was served for free. I like the concept of having a lemon themed restaurant, I liked the decor but it wasn't enough to win me over.
CYMA is a great restaurant in Boracay, The food is top notch, and the service is also top notch. The restaurant itself is rather small, and don't settle for sitting at the round plastic tables, you lose the ambiance of CYMA as the tables are off to the side and not at the restaurant. You can call ahead and reserve a table, i recommend doing so;it's worth it.
We ordered the Moussaka, which was created beautifully and tasted amazing. , we also had the Chicken Souvlaki which was spiced expertly and grilled to perfection. The saganaki, on the other hand, is a bit of a disappointment. order this if only for the amusing "OPA!" yells of the wait staff. We had skolatina and flaming mangoes for dessert. The former was one of the best desserts i've tried on our 3-day stay in the island. the latter, meanwhile, was just like the saganaki: interesting concept with the flames and all, but a disappointment to the taste buds.
I also ordered a Blue Margarita which was delicious. I think CYMA is easily in the Top 3 Boracay restaurants and i recommend you give it a try.
Aria is a clean restaurant, with good interior decor and great tasting food. We ordered the quattro formaggi pizza which we found to be delicious and extremely satisfying. We also ordered the pasta Al Amatriciana, we loved the tomatoes, parmesan cheese and bacon included in the sauce and feel it makes the dish superb. I also ordered a tequila sunrise, this mixed drink was the most balanced cocktail i've tried on white beach. Aria also allows for take out of pizza, if you do not want to wish to dine in or do not wish to order Yellow Cab pizza. it's a pity the restaurant opens at 11, we felt it's too late.
Well, I can't base my review on the walk from station 3 to station one, but i know after walking so far to try these fruit shakes out, i was disappointed.
I ordered a Strawberry-Banana Shake and my Girlfriend ordered the Mango-Strawberry shake. We decided to not order food at the suggestion of other reviewers here. I'm rather glad we didn't. The shakes were mediocre at best. My Shake had too many strawberries and the bananas were almost none existent. My Partner's shake was the opposite with too much mango and no strawberry. I will say that the shakes were smooth and prepared well, the fruit however, wasn't balanced enough for me.
I do not know if the quality of the shakes they serve depends on the mood of the person preparing them, and that we were just unlucky that time, but I believe there are more fruit shake-makers out there that can do a much better job.
Mongolian Grill in Boracay has the same concept as the Mongolian Grills in Metro Manila, where you choose your own ingredients, get as much as you can/want, have it grilled your way (mixed with rice or separate), all for P275! You get a free soup, too. I noticed that Mongolian Grill Boracay offerred a lot of local vegetables like alugbati, kangkong, saluyot, etc which I don't find in their counterparts in Manila. They also allowed the diners to really get as much meat as they want, unlike in other branches where they ask diners what meat they want, then they are given just enough as allocation.
Favorite Dish: Since it was my first time to eat Mongolian Grill (my daughter who likes it coaxed me into trying it), I just got a few of the vegetables I wanted (chayote, carrots, beansprouts), vermicelli, and a little each of pork, chicken and beef, and some squid. I let the buffet attendant help me decide what oils, seasonings and spices to put. I had my mongolian grill separate from the rice, but when I saw my daughter's version look and smell better with the rice, I mixed my rice, too. It was yummy!
On our first day in Boracay, my daughters' officemates brought us to their favorite breakfast place, not Starbucks, but Real Coffee & Tea Cafe. I silently wondered what place we were going to, as I followed them through a narrow alley from the beachfront. We reached a native-inspired cafe surprisingly full of people. Luckily, a table had been reserved ahead for us by some officemates of my daughter, and they've ordered ahead, too.
I wondered why the cafe's tagline was "Where Great Minds Meet". Looking around, I understood why. Eating in the small cafe were tourists who looked like yuppies, big bosses and businessmen on vacation. I could tell because they couldn't help but discuss office-related matters.
Food serving was big, but food was expensive. My daughter's officemate commented that for the price of P250 for an omelette sandwich, she should have eaten something else at Starbucks. I was prudent enough not to say anything (since I was treated to the breakfast), but I wasn't really satisfied also with my P100 pancake. Though it was big, it had a floury taste and bready texture, and the syrup was cold. Mc Donalds/Jollibee pancakes actually tasted better. In fairness, their brewed coffee tasted good for the price of P60.
Favorite Dish: Sorry, I couldn't cite any favorite as my daughter and I didn't return there anymore for breakfast... but if we return to Boracay, I'll probably try their touted calamansi muffins and freshly baked cookies.
You have never had a fruit shake until you've had one here. Smooth and rich, in more flavors than you could come up with on your own. My choices were strawberry/mango, with a mango/papaya to go. When you get one for take out, it comes in a water bottle with a hole and straw in the cap. Perfectly portable and a good reuse of resources.
Right on White Beach near Station One, Jonah's is a good place to stop on your trek down the beach. They have a huge menu beyond the shakes- breakfast to the catch of the day and pizza.
Favorite Dish: Beyond the fruit shakes, which is the main reason to go here, the crab sisig, a new twist on a Filipino standard, was the perfect blend of seafood and spices. The pizza looked good, too. According to the couple next to me, it was really good and cheesy.
this resto is an institution in the boracay area and was opened since the early 1980's when boracay was just a backpacker paradise. they have lots of mix and match milkshake and fruitshake combinations and serves fairly decent menus like burmese chicken at 190 pesos an order, crab sisig with rice at 220 pesos an order, hamburger and fries at 120 pesos an order an a lot more. the area can be crowded so that there could be a waiting line outside during lunch and early dinner time.
opens 8:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday.
Favorite Dish: the different fruit and milkshake combinations off course! the prices start at 80 pesos up to 160 pesos and the price depends on the ingredients like if your ordering a banana milkshake, it costs only 80 pesos but for strawberry milkshake, the price is 160 pesos. the servings of the food and the shakes are large!
they say that this is the most famous and most expensive italian themed restaurant in the boracay area. there is the saying that "You Get what you pay for!" and these is proven here in this resto in front of the D'mall facing the beach. the price is definitely not cheap like the thin crust all meat pizza that we ordered at 545 pesos an order and the parma ham salad at 450 pesos an order. the shakes are also superb in this resto and costs 120 to 140 pesos an order but are way smaller than the ones in Jonas (the famous milk shakes place in boracay) we ordered quattro formaggi pizza at 450 pesos (a pity that vurtual tourist only allow 5 pictures per tip) and the spaghetti bolognese at 350 pesos an order. whew, we were stuffed after!
Favorite Dish: the thin crust hand tossed wood fired pizzas are the best! the spaghetti bolognese a\is also outstanding but the shakes are smaller than in Jonas though.
it is one of the restaurants of the la carmela resort complex and this restaurant occupies the second floor area and they provide all you can eat buffetts at lunch time ranging from 250 pesos per persons (not many food choices though) and 500 pesos at dinner time. they also serve ala carte dishes and meals with an average entree costing about 250 pesos an order without drinks.
Favorite Dish: we ate here twice with the buffett but it was not that outstanding but again at 250 pesos per person including drinks and dessert, it was very affordable. my favorite will be the scampi pasta and the asian stewed pork.
lots and lots of food selections in d'mall area of boracay in the boat station 2 area. the choices are varied like local filipino food or regional filipino food like kapangpangan, cebuano, ilonggo, ilocano, etc and internationasl selections like thai, chinese, french, italian, mediterranean, persian, american and so much more! the budget starts from cheap 50 peso per order street food to the more than 3,000 pesos order for a wagyu steak! if you have lots of time, i would suggest to try some of the restos and food courts at the d'mall area!
Favorite Dish: pizza's from aria! wagyu steak at kaeseke, lechon manok from andok's, chicken inasal from mang inasal, coffee and a lot more!
Where to eat in Boracay for something Spanish, Cuban, & Mexican? I think this is it. This place is quite welcoming and warm I think because of the Hispanic and the Spanish decorations around, it gives the place personality. Cute waitresses are ready to take your order and serve you. The food is great and I had made instant favorites. This is a definition of a good restaurant in Boracay. Not to mention that they are the only restaurant in boracay that serves not only Spanish and Mexican foods, but also Cuban.
Decoration and people aside, for me I loved the food especially the paella, thinking about make me crave for it and come back. If you ever visit Boracay and ask yourself: Where to eat in boracay? Any good restaurants in Boracay? Give Ole on top of your list.
Favorite Dish: Paella Mixta- Well cooked in my opinion and served hot and in large portions
Spanish Tapas- I particularly love Calamares Ala Plancha (Sliced Squid Pan Fried, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice) and Almejas al Tigre (Clams in Spicy Tomato Sauce). The best Spanish Tapas I have ever tasted on the island.
Just ten minutes away from white beach right across Grand Vista, away from the busy crowd, Mama’s Restaurant gives out a cozy ‘homey’ feel unique to this island. Great ambiance, relaxing feel of the place, combine it with beers at only 35 Pesos you will find yourself at home. And if you prefer something classy, great tasting wines such as Marques de Caceres can be savored throughout the night. For someone who has a culinary adventure, you may even try out Austrian Schnapps.
The main reason you would like to come to Mama’s are the Austrian/German dishes that are served every day in large portions just as the way Europeans like it. All ingredients are all from Austria (including the Schnapps of course) and are cooked like your Mama does it at home. For any newcomers, having the Goulasch, Schnitzl, Rindsrouladen, or the Cevapcici is a must then finish it off with Underberg making your stomach in Nirvana bliss. New special dishes are also added to the menu, as a way to add to the culinary excitement.
Food and drinks aside, Mama’s restaurant also hosts a great deal of relaxing atmosphere that can turn strangers into friends. The quiet location in Yapak makes it all perfect. Large open-door space at the ground floor good for hanging out and just chill and optionally, you can bring your iTouch or iPhone or laptop and connect online via a free wifi or disconnect from the online world and just hang out on the chill out lounge at the second floor which is perfect for laying down on your back and have karaoke and be with a group of friends.
Ten minutes is worth the trouble, considering that even the island’s top hotel chefs do come here to take a break after a long day’s work. This should be something to satisfy your curiosity on a restaurant that is situated away from the Boracay’s busy central.
Favorite Dish: Goulasch, Chicken Wiener Schnitzl, Cordon Bleu, Rindsrouladen, Berner Wurstl
Dining at Kasbah is a truly unique experience. Tucked well away from the madness & frivolity of Boracay’s party central, in a superb beachfront setting alongside plush & upscale resorts such as Discovery Shores and Fridays on the quieter side of Station One. It is a place to relax, sip delicious cocktails whilst watching spectacular-money can’t buy sunsets and dine barefoot. In the evenings, an array of authentic hanging Moroccan lanterns gives off soft ambient lighting and candles where one is surrounded by exquisite touches such as bone inlaid mirrors, vibrantly coloured tassels, hand of fatima door knockers and clusters of plush cushions on luxurious extra large sofas as ambient tunes softly play in the background.
But the real draw at Kasbah however is the fantastic food.
Favorite Dish: The entire menu is a must-try, my favourate is the exquisite lamb tagine, slow cooked to tender perfection in spices, honey & prunes. If you’re more a seafood lover, there are dizzying options to choose from such as the tangier calamares (stuffed with garlic rice drizzled in chili sauce) or gambas marocain ( sauteed prawns in garlic & harissa sauce)
The only way to end the meal on a perfect note is with a saffron panna cotta or baklava. Both are so divine, it is guaranteed to lure you back to re-sample on more than one occasion. Best enjoyed with mint tea in a truly Moroccan fashion!
To complement such a mouth-watering menu, they offer a very good selection of wonderful wines from both the old & new world. The bar also boasts of amazing signature cocktails such as Marrakesh Express, Rock the Kasbah & Camel Kazzi - My favourate is the Fez..