Check out below the 10 best Filipino restaurants in Boracay. Each of them offers you the chance to discover the fabulous and rich cuisine of the Philippines. You can have a gourmet’s journey through exquisite dishes influenced by the long and tumultuous history of the country. You’ll find here culinary traditions that mix Southeast Asian, Indian, Spanish, Chinese, and American inspirations.Often simple yet full of flavour, the favourite dishes that you’ll have the chance to sample at Boracay’s most popular local restaurants include Lechón (marinated roasted pork), kaldereta (meat in tomato sauce stew), longganisa (Filipino sausage), and much more. From budget to upscale, the 10 best Filipino restaurants in Boracay introduced below will certainly satisfy your taste buds…
Located in D’Mall shopping and dining complex on White Beach – Station 2, Smoke is an unpretentious restaurant boasting a real Filipino touch and serving excellent local cuisine at fair rates. You’ll find most of the favourite local dishes such as fish sinigang (sour fish soup of Malaysian origin), and bulalo (beef shank soup in clear broth) to name just a few.
- Opening Hours: 24/7
- Location: In the market of D’mall
- Tel: +63 36 288 6014 or +63 36 288 4565
D’Talipapa is an original way to lunch or dine in Boracay, as this seafood market let's you purchase any type of fish, shell or crustacean before you take them to get them cooked to your taste in nearby restaurants. From paksiw na isda (fish cooked in vinegar) to pinangat na isda (fish poached in bilimbi and tomato) to sinigang (fish in sour tamarind soup), you’ll have the pleasure to dine on the freshest seafood available in Boracay, while sampling some of the most popular local recipes.
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 21:00
- Location: in Stations 2, next to Henann Lagoon Resort off Boracay Tambisaan Jetty Port Road
Vintana at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort
Vintana is one of the stylish restaurants that belong to the no-less stylish Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort. It offers the perfect venue to sample genuine Filipino food on the upscale side, although it offers other types of cuisine (western, Indian, and Asian) as well. Pick a table on the terrace, or near a window if you prefer to dine in an air-conditioned space, then enjoy a short yet good choice of genuine Filipino dishes, including fresh native spring rolls, sinigang salmon or pork, bistek tagalog (beef tenderloin, braised onion, calamansi, soy, and atchara), and more.
- Opening Hours: 06:30 – 22:00
- Location: At Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa
- Tel: +63 36 288 4988
Cha Cha’s Beach Café
Located on White Beach front, at Station 2, Cha Cha’s Beach Café is a well-though-out modern venue opened for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Even though Cha Cha’s Beach Café has an international menu, its Filipino dishes section is second to none. You have the possibility to taste here a wide range of local specialities such as pinakbet (mixed vegetables steamed in fish sauce), crispy Lechón belly rolls (roasted suckling pork), jalapeño waffles, and more.
- Opening Hours: 06:00 – 00:00
- Address: White Beach – Station 2, just south of Henann Regency Resort
- Tel: +63 36 288 2634
The Ruf Resto Bar
Located on the rooftop of Ferra Hotel Boracay, in the centre of the island, The Ruf Resto is a lively spot, perfect to enjoy a sundowner as well as a genuine Filipino grub. Their sinuglaw (grilled pork belly and fish ceviche) is to die for, while their chicken and pork adobo (stewed meats with vinegar, soy sauce, and spices) as well as all their other Philippines dishes are also extremely recommended. Price-wise, the restaurant (and the hotel it belongs to) are mid-range.
- Opening Hours: 17:30 – 23:30
- Location: At Ferra Hotel Boracay
- Tel: +63 917 680 9140
Hoy Panga Boracay
Hoy Panga Boracay is a cool restaurant located on White Beach front – Station 2. It advertises itself as "Classic Filipino food – fiesta style dining". If you’re searching for a festive restaurant to sample genuine Philippines cuisine, you can’t go wrong at Hoy Panga Boracay. From sisig (pig’s head and liver seasoned with calamansi and chili pepper) to adobong kangkong (healthy vegetable dishes with soy sauce, garlic, and vinegar), and much more, you can tell that their promotional slogan is as genuine as the food they serve.
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 01:00
- Location: White Beach – Station 2
- Tel: +63 998 545 7516
Established in 2015 on Calle Remedios at Station 3, Subo Boracay is an elegant restaurant with a quaint design that blends thatch roofing, wooden panels, and bright coloured windows. The atmosphere of the restaurant, and the cuisine served at Subo could not be more Filipino, as it was the main purpose of its establishment: the opening in Boracay of a 100% dedicated Filipino venue. You will many of Philippines’ favourite dishes here, as well as an excellent selection of wines, all at reasonable prices.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
- Location: Along Calle Remedios at Station 3
- Tel: +63 908 738 2053
Mesa Filipino Moderne
Part of the Henann Regency Resort on White Beach between Station 2 and 3, Mesa Filipino Moderne is, as its name implies, a contemporary style local restaurant. It serves exquisite Filipino food in big portions and at moderate prices. You’ll obviously find here all the classics of this cuisine rich in flavors, from Lechón to sisig, and from adobo to binakol, fish, pork and chicken are delicately prepared by the competent kitchen team. The restaurant’s location on the beachfront also makes it a very pleasant sundowner spot.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
- Location: At Henann Regency Resort & Spa
- Tel: +63 36 288 6111
Gerry’s Grill is the place you should head to if you hang around the northern side of White Beach – Station 1, and fancy feasting on grilled seafood and genuine Filipino delicacies. Located just north of the Boracay Beach Resort, Gerry’s Grill is extremely popular and usually crowded during meal times. The restaurant is spotless, the food delicious, and the only downside is that the service can be a bit slow, especially at rush hours. The most recommended dishes here are sizzling sisig, Inihaw na Pusit (grilled marinated grilled squid), and pork BBQ.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
- Location: Just north of Boracay Beach Resort on White Beach – Station 1
- Tel: +63 36 288 1458 to 59
Paupatri Restaurant is certainly not easy to find the first time. Located in a small wood next to a pond, right behind Boracay Summer Palace when coming from Boracay Highway Central, the restaurant really is a hidden gem. Open-sided and surrounded by a luxuriant tropical vegetation, Paupatri is made of bamboo, thatch and wood, but it also has a certain class. As for the menu, you’ll find here most of the favourite Filipino specialities, prepared with love by the two chefs who conceived and opened this restaurant.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:30
- Location: Station 2, behind Boracay Summer Palace when coming from Boracay Highway Central
- Tel: +63 36 288 2477