Each of the best Filipino restaurants in Boracay 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 culinary traditions here that mix Southeast Asian, Indian, Spanish, Chinese and American inspirations.

    Often simple yet full of flavour, the favourite dishes to sample at Boracay’s most popular local restaurants include Lechón (marinated roasted pork), kaldereta (meat in tomato sauce stew), longganisa (Filipino sausage), among others. From budget to upscale, the best Filipino restaurants in Boracay introduced here will certainly satisfy your taste buds.


    Smoke Resto

    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 bulalô (beef shank soup in clear broth), among plenty of others.

    Location: D'Mall Shopping Mall, Boracay, Malay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines

    Phone: +63 (0)36 288 6014


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    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 & Spa. It’s a great place 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 local spring rolls, sinigang salmon or pork, bistek tagalog (beef tenderloin, braised onion, calamansi, soy and atchara), and more.

    Location: Shangri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa, Malay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines

    Open: Daily from 6am to 11pm

    Phone: +63 (0)36 288 4988


    Cha Cha’s Beach Café

    Located on White Beach, at Station 2, Cha Cha’s Beach Café is a well-thought-out modern venue that's open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Even though Cha Cha’s Beach Café has an international menu, its Filipino dishes are exceptional.

    You have the chance to taste a wide range of local specialities here, such as pinakbet (mixed vegetables steamed in fish sauce), crispy Lechón belly rolls (roasted suckling pork), jalapeño waffles, and more.

    Location: Coast Boracay, Station 2 Beachfront, Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines

    Phone: +63 (0)36 288 2634


    The Ruf Resto Bar

    Located on the rooftop of Ferra Hotel Boracay, in the centre of the island, The Ruf Resto Bar is an excellent spot for enjoying a sundowner and genuine Filipino grub. The 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) are also extremely recommended. There are plenty more dishes on the menu, all prepared to a very high standard.

    As one of the top rooftop restaurants in Boracay, The Ruf is understandably lively and can get quite busy around sunset. If you’re hoping for a romantic dinner around that time, be sure to book ahead. Price-wise, the restaurant (and the hotel it belongs to) are about mid-ranged.

    Location: Ferra Hotel Boracay, 82 Main Ave, Boracay, Malay, 5908 Aklan, Philippines

    Open: Daily from 5.30pm to 11.30pm

    Phone: +63 (0)917 680 9140


    Hoy Panga Boracay

    Hoy Panga Boracay is a cool restaurant that 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 on White Beach – Station 2.

    From sisig (pig’s head and liver seasoned with calamansi and chilli 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.

    Location: Station 2, Boracay Island, Malay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines

    Open: Daily from 6am to 12am

    Phone: +63 (0)998 545 7516


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    Subo Boracay

    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 brightly 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 owners wanted to make a 100% dedicated Filipino venue in Boracay, and they succeeded. You’ll many of the Philippines’ favourite dishes here, as well as an excellent selection of wines, all at reasonable prices.

    Location: Calle Remedios Station 3, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines

    Open: Daily from 11am to 11pm

    Phone: +63 (0)946 505 3659


    Mesa Filipino Moderne

    Mesa Filipino Moderne is, as its name implies, a contemporary-style local restaurant. Part of the Henann Regency Resort on White Beach, between Stations 2 and 3, it serves exquisite Filipino food at moderate prices.

    You’ll obviously find all the classics of this cuisine here, with each dish rich in flavours. Popular options include Lechón, sisig and adobo, with each delicately prepared by the competent kitchen team. The restaurant’s location on the beachfront also makes it a very pleasant sundowner spot.

    Location: Station 2, Boracay Island, Malay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines

    Open: Daily from 11am to 11pm

    Phone: +63 (0)36 288 6111

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