Food for our party was terrible. The fish was offf but this was denied by the owner. My wife's beef was so salty as to make it inedible. When she complained about it the owner said she had been offered a replacement meal (which she had refused as everyone else had almost finished by that time) and that it was cheap anyway so we should not ask for that to be taken off the bill. This guys attitude and comments were abysmal. He also refused to take anything off for the rotten fish.
Favorite Dish: None
We tried several places to eat in Puerto Galera. Most restaurants seem to serve good grub - but nothing to write home about.
Hemingway's was different. The Lonely Planet Philippines said it was the best restaurant in the area - but we've found that their book is as often wrong as right. In this case they got it right!
The restaurant is located right on the beach with a nice natural decor of stone and wood. It has a lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. We spoke to the owner who greeted us at our table and he talked us into some Mojitos. This was the first bar outside of Manila tha I found with Mojitos. Really authentic with mint and lime muddled directly in the glass.
Hemingway's is themed on Caribbean, Cuban and Italian food - apparently everywhere that Ernest Hemingway lived. It definitely stands out from all other restaurants in the area with great attention to detail and we'll be going bck for sure next time we're n Puerto Galera.
Favorite Dish: Starters: I had the garlic mussels which were fabulous, lots of homemade bread to soak up the juices. Jinky had the fresh fish soup - delicious and just loved the sweet potato fries on the side
Main dish: I had the Blue Marlin Creole - I'd never tasted anything like this before. A big marlin steak stewed? in a tomato and cinnamon sauce. Served with fried plantain bananas which really gve the flavour of the islands. Jinky had the Jamaican jerk chicken - again something new to both of us. "Jerk' are the spices added to the meat. Really lovely with a nice side dish of mango salsa and saffron rice.
Dessert: we shared a fresh fruit plate with some homemade sorbet.
Every restaurant in the area are actually offering the same set of food: grilled fish, barbeque, grilled pork, grilled squid, etc.. with a few add-ons like a soup.. the prices are pretty the same, P25.00 up
~~For every meal, be prepared to allot at least around P 100 ($ 2) to be sure of a hefty meal. You can also choose from the variety of the freshly caught seafood in almost every restaurant every night. There is not much variety but they some have pizza's (FERNANDOS) and a few other cuisine. But mostly, it is grilled (kebab included) and Filipino food. For the budget conscious, you can bring canned goods and have it sauteed by the restos for a minimal charge of P 60 ($ 1) and have your bottles of mineral water refilled starting from P 10.
~~Of course, nothing beats the traditional Filipino HALO-HALO (which literally means mix-mix made from fruits and sweets) and the fruit shakes! You can get each at P 50 ($ 1) in all restos. Best eaten under the sun! :)
Tropicana is situated at the road that leads to Sabang Beach (it's where the jeepney stop is). Shaped like an old castle, the restaurant is dark and rather damp. There is a money changer here as well.
We ordered the caesar salad, aglio olio pasta and 2 calamansi for Pesos 445.
Unfortunately, food is not good and I would not recommend it.
The menu at Tamarind mainly consists of seafood and meats. Its location right next to the sea seems quite nice so we decided to try.
We had spare ribs, seafood with vegetables and 2 drinks for Pesos 720 which is expensive. Food is just acceptable.
Sizzling hot plates, that is! That's McRom specialty. If seafood and curry are what you're after, this is the place.
After placing our orders, we were given vouchers for a free 15 min head and shoulders massage while we wait for our food! Then 2 free Baileys shooters were given after dinner.
How's that for extra treatment?!
Food is so good here that we came back again for a spot of fish and chips and salad with bruscheta
Favorite Dish: I love th grilled lapu-lapu (fish) in butter and lemon sauce served on a hot plate. The curry was not the same as the ones back home as it is just peppery hot rather than spicy.
We wanted to do 3 dives today and needed a quick, convenient lunch. Decided to have it in the hotel. The restaurant has a lovely ambience located at the beach. Many boat and people activities that you can sit and watch.
As this resort has a German-Korean run dive center, it's not surprising to find quite an extensive Korean menu here.
We had chicken teriyaki, sald with garlic toast and 2 drinks for Pesos 420.
The food was so-so though we should have tried the Korean food as I watched some Korean guests finishing everything.
At night, this place is quite romantic and is a good spot to watch the sunset with a cold drink.
We thought we should eat near our hotel this time and went to the left side of hotel in Small Lalaguna Beach. Found this cosy little piece that's located on the 1st floor and faces the sea. You'll get a gorgeous view to go with your lunch or starry nights for dinner.
Service is quick and friendly. Food is quite affordable. For Pesos 450, we had a great pizza, pasta and beers for 2 persons.
This place is also an inn at very reasonable rates and has its own dive center operated by Action Divers
Favorite Dish: For the best pizza, come dine here!
Angelyns has a seaview location and we thought it would be nice to have lunch here. Though it's quite affordable, the food is not very good though.
For Pesos 370m we got fried rice, calamari and chicken fillet for 2 persons
El Galleon restaurant is one of the long time guests of PG favorite, I love it, I can eat their breakfast , lunch and dinner and still want to eat again....No exaggeration. The menu is very extensive, all dishes are good to share, big servings and all are freshly cooked. The specialty of the resort are French cuisines..
Its open air, and best to get the table near the beach area, as the seabreeze is amazing, and got a great view of the ocean .
Favorite Dish: Pinoy Beef Steak is very tender... tasty..The chicken-pork curry is also superb, its my favorite.
The restaurant is done up in nautical theme befitting its name. Located on the 1st floor of a building, you get a nice sea view from here.
Service here is not so friendly and waitress does not listen very well. We had to wait for more than 30 minutes for food!
Favorite Dish: Good breakfast menu. We had lunch consisting of pasta, cheese omelette and 2 drinks for Pesos 335.
Food quality is reasonable
Cosy place with friendly service. Restaurant is by the beach with European ambience. There is a local craft shop next door
Favorite Dish: Serves mainly Mediterranean/European food like pizza, tapas as well as local dishes as well. I'm used to more spices and so I find food here in Puerto Galera very bland. It's a good thing we brought our own mixed herbs which we used liberally. Should bring chili sauce too.
For 2 pax, we paid Pesos 650 for beers, daiquiri, pizza and fish dish
Nothing fancy but since Encenada is a place where it doesnt get crowded very often, dinner should be perfect especially if you're with someone special (the house can make it really romantic for you!)...
Favorite Dish: By far, the best dish for dinner that we always order everytime we stay in Encenada is the Seafood Platter for two. It includes grilled fish, prawns, mussels, and even king crabs and comes with vegetable salad... Take it with wine and it's a perfect dinner!
This is probably the nicest restaurant in the island. You won't see any monoblock chairs and cheap tables. Everything looks like driftwood though, which adds to its appeal.
They have a reggae band the Saturday night we were there. You'd get your share of Bob Marley songs alright.
Favorite Dish: I tend to order a lot of chicken curry dishes when I'm travelling, for some reason. Theirs isn't extraordinary, it's not bad either. Something to fill your stomach. The serving size is just right for about Php160/$3. I wanted to order strawberry margarita but they don't have it.