Puerto Princesa has an array of restaurants offering a range of culinary delights to tempt the appetite of any hungry visitor. The capital city of the province of Palawan is a large, highly-urbanized seaside municipality where you can sample and enjoy fresh seafood on a daily basis.
Tourism growth, and the accompanying development in Palawan since the end of the nineties, has seen a rapid evolution in the dining scene in the city. The most popular restaurants in Puerto Princesa City cater to the varied appetites of the arriving visitors and most major cuisines can be found here. From Spanish and local fare to North American staples, the diverse influences on modern Filipino cuisine can be sampled in the best Puerto Princesa restaurants.
Kalui Restaurant was designed in a vintage Bohemian style with a Filipino twist and features a beautiful gallery of paintings created by local artists. Kalui has a strong homely feel and a warm atmosphere. The restaurant specialises in seafood, but also features vegetarian options. You’ll find a great choice of international and Filipino dishes here, all prepared with the freshest of ingredients, including the catch of the day that often features blue marlin, tuna, prawn, and crab. Rates are reasonable and the service is professional. Read More...
- Opening Hours: From 11:00-14:00 and from 18:00-22:30 – closed on Sundays
- Location: On Rizal Avenue, diagonally opposite A. Rengel Road
- Tel: +63 48 433 2580
Kinabuch Grill & Bar
Kinabuch Grill & Bar is an extremely popular sports bar and restaurant which features both indoor and outdoor dining areas, a large screen showing major international sports events, and an enthusiastic and diverse crowd that is also family friendly. Kinabuch’s menu has something to please everyone. You can sample an impressive range of dishes, from sashimi to sandwiches and sizzling spareribs. You can even try the crocodile sisig, a true Palaweno dish, if you are adventurous enough!
- Opening Hours: Daily from 17:00-01:00
- Location: On Rizal Avenue, right opposite Let’s Dive Puerto Princesa store
- Tel: +63 48 434 5194
La Terrasse Cafe
La Terrasse Cafe is located on Rizal Avenue, diagonally opposite the entrance of Puerto Princesa International Airport. La Terrasse takes pride in not using MSG or any other chemical enhancers in their food. Cooked using the freshest local ingredients, including organic fruits and vegetables, their dishes are tasty and healthy. La Terrasse is aptly named as it features a large open-air patio terrace, as well as a covered dining area. The atmosphere of the restaurant is convivial and the range of dishes served here go from classic Filipino specialties to vegetarian cuisine.
- Opening Hours: From 11:00-23:00 – closed on Mondays
- Location: On Rizal Avenue, diagonally opposite the entrance of Puerto Princesa International Airport
- Tel: +63 48 434 1787
Badjao Seafront Restaurant
Badjao Seafront Restaurant is a bit out of the way situated as it is on the coast off Abueg Road, a 15-minute’s drive south of Puerto Princesa International Airport. Surrounded by mangrove forest and offering splendid views over Honda Bay, Badjao is a quaint venue known for the XXL size of the portions it serves. In such an impeccable marine setting it is no surprise that Badjao specialises in seafood, Filipino style. The restaurant is high quality and has even attracted visiting foreign royals, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, dined here the last time he came to Puerto Princesa. Note that prices are steeper here than the average restaurant in the area.
*REMARK: reservation recommended
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00-23:00
- Location: On the coast off Abueg Road, south of Puerto Princesa International Airport
Captain Ribs Grill Restaurant & Bar
Captain Ribs Grill Restaurant & Bar is the place of choice for all those with a craving for grilled pork meat bathed in delicious Filipino sauces. Note too that if you’re a vegetarian, Captain Ribs also has a few suitable dishes on its menu. The quality of the barbecued ribs served may be more befitting a general than a captain but, joking aside, the number of locals dining here on a regular basis is a testament to the food quality at Captain Ribs. The atmosphere of the restaurant is unpretentious and homely; prices aren’t the cheapest yet remain good value for money.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 17:00-22:00
- Location: On Manalo Road, 600 metres from Puerto Princesa International Airport
- Tel: +63 926 712 1244