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Check Out the Newest Spanish Hotspot in Boracay: CHIRINGUITO!

Chiringuito is the younger and cooler sister of Barcino!

Nestled along the quiet side of Boracay Island, Chiringuito (Spanish for “beach bar”) is a Spanish restaurant that combines the best of hip Mediterranean vibes and a delicious gastronomic journey. With its location away from the hustle and bustle of the front beach, this culinary spot offers a unique and unforgettable group dining experience that seamlessly blends picturesque ambiance, warm hospitality, and an exquisite menu inspired by the rich traditions of Spanish cuisine.


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The Interior’s Charms

Perched on the ground floor of The Shoppes at Station B Mall at Station 1 in Boracay, Chiringuito’s interiors are sure to delight its diners and guests. The walls are beautifully hand-painted with colorful, festive murals that instantly brighten up the mood, plus a luxurious wine shelf that’s backlit for added drama. The space is airy, with lush plants adorning the corners and macrame decors that accent the ceilings. The floors are laid with patterns made with Spanish tiles; and the second floor offers more seating, with an adorable bar at the center, strategically designed to cater to breakfast diners during the day, and liquor drinkers by night. The large glass windows also give guests a glimpse of the different hues that make up the gorgeous Boracay sunsets.

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Chiringuito by Barcino at Boracay Island
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Chiringuito by Barcino at Boracay Island


Authentic Spanish Flavors

Chiringuito takes pride in its dedication to authenticity, ensuring that each dish encapsulates the flavors and essence of Spanish cuisine (it is the sister brand of Barcino, after all). The menu showcases a tantalizing array of dishes crafted with the freshest ingredients, sourced both from local and Spanish suppliers (their Jamon is always imported from Spain, of course!). From succulent seafood delicacies to mouthwatering paellas, every dish at Chiringuito is a celebration of Spain's rich culinary heritage.

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Chef Nicko Diaz, slicing Jamon Serrano
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Jamon Serrano, with a complimentary plate of pan con tomate


Unforgettable Signature Dishes

The restaurant, led by Barcino’s Executive Chef for 9 years and counting, Chef Nicko Diaz, artfully blends time-honored recipes with modern flair, presenting a symphony of flavors that entice and captivate the taste buds. “My goal was to elevate Barcino dishes to make it more fancy for Chiringuito. We have suppliers from Madrid, and all over the world,” Chef Nicko shares. Some signature dishes that are highly recommended include the iconic Paella Mixta (P1,190), bursting with saffron-infused rice, succulent jumbo prawns, tender chicken Inasal, and delectable mussels and squid; the savory Paella Negra Sushi (P440), sushi made with their best-selling paella negra, topped with crispy baby squid with dollops of special aioli sauce; and the Salpicón de Pulpo (P690), a seafood salad with octopus, shrimps, mussels, mixed with green and black olives, negra tuile, and sliced fresh strawberries, with their special blue aioli dressing. This starter is so visually appealing, but contrary to its delicate look, it’s actually pretty spicy! 

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Paella Mixta
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Paella Negra Sushi
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Salpicón de Pulpo

Meanwhile, the traditional tapas, featuring a selection of small plates such as the perfectly balanced sweet and savory Chipirones Encebollados (P620)—grilled baby squid topped with caramelized onions, my personal favorite, the Gulas con Gambas al Ajillo (P1,240)—baby eels and shrimps sauteed in olive oil, garlic, and chili, freshly sliced Jamón Serrano (P640 for 50g) flown in from Spain, and the addictive “Spanish crispy pizza” as they call it, the Coca de Jamón y Queso (P540)—Spanish flatbread topped with Jamón Serrano, Queso Murcia al Vino, eggplant, and olives with salad on the side, allow guests to savor a variety of flavors in one sitting.

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Chipirones Encebollados
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Coca de Jamón y Queso
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Gulas con Gambas al Ajillo

For carnivores who want a bit of everything, their Parillada de Carnes (P1,990) has the grilled meaty assortment of sausages (black sausage, chorizo bilbao, and chistorra), pork belly, striploin, chicken, and ribs with fresh French fries, fried green peppers, served with their distinctly incredible chimichurri dipping sauce. 

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Parrillada de Carnes


Warm Boracay Hospitality

Chiringuito embodies the true essence of Filipino hospitality, providing guests with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The attentive staff, together with their personable and friendly Restaurant Manager, Tommy Tamayo, ensure that guests are served well and have a fantastic time to remember. They also have some nights with skilled DJs that spin amazing mixes and beats that add to the overall experience of elevated dining on the island. “We want our guests to have a relaxing time, with good food made from high quality ingredients, and prices that give you what you pay for. Filipinos and Spanish people have very similar palates (we both looove the garlic!), and we take advantage of that,” Chef Nicko happily quips.


Delicioso Drinks

Complementing the exquisite culinary offerings, Chiringuito boasts an extensive selection of beers, refreshing Sangrias, and delicious cocktails. Sangria is a beloved and refreshing alcoholic beverage that originates from Spain, known for its vibrant colors, fruity flavors, and festive character. This popular drink has gained international acclaim and has become a symbol of Spanish culture and hospitality, and Chiringuito does an excellent job concocting this drink.

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The in-house bar
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The Torre de Sangria

The Torre de Sangria (P899 for the trio, but it’s P350/glass) is the perfect trio to order so you can taste their bestsellers. It includes:

Sangria Tinto: “The best sangria you’ll ever have,” as Chiringuito boasts. It’s perfectly fruity and boozy, Barcinos’ signature red wine cocktail, loaded with fresh orange and apple slices—a true classic.

Sangria Blanco: A lighter take on the Sangria Tinto, using white wine with the same infusion of fresh fruits.

Tropical Sangria: This one really pleased my taste buds! It’s their “beach in a glass.” It’s a refreshing and light blend of white wine with pineapple, watermelon, and mangoes. A must-try on the island!  


For their top-rated cocktails, I tried the locally flavored Coquito con Ube (P320), a summer-inspired drink with Luisita Rhum, Ube Liquer, coconut milk, with a toasted coconut rim. It’s the perfect light drink for ube lovers for sure. For a unique take on the Pina Colada, Chiringuito offers the Caramelo Salado (P440), a sweet blend of the fruity and creamy classic with notes of caramel. If you want something that’s more citrusy and refreshing, the Verda Fresca (P370) is their ultimate crowd favorite, made with the right balance of gin, lemon juice, cucumber and mint. It may be easy to drink, but be careful though, they say it's a beautiful glass of betrayal!

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Caramelo Salado, Verde Fresca, and Coquito Con Ube


For sweet endings, there’s the Piramide de Churros (P320), their traditional fried dough with white and milk chocolate, sprinkled with basil threads (a really interesting touch that brings a fragrant flavor to the dessert). If you want a cream-based treat, there’s their Crema Catalana (P310), Catalan’s cream custard topped with burnt brown sugar, and for a fruity option, go for Tarta de Manzana (P510), their traditional Spanish apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream. 

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Piramide de Churros

Chiringuito, the newest and hippest Spanish restaurant in Boracay, promises an unforgettable gastronomic adventure that embraces the flavors, beauty, and warmth of Spain's coastal regions. With its stunningly inviting interiors, deliciously shareable dishes, and impeccably warm hospitality, this dining spot invites guests to immerse themselves in a symphony of tastes while relishing the company of their beloved family and friends. Whether you are a food enthusiast, a beach lover, or simply a group seeking a memorable dining experience with more privacy away from the crowds of the front beach, Chiringuito will undoubtedly leave you with cherished memories and a longing to return for more.


Photography by Tin Lucas


Chiringuito is located at The Shoppes at Station B Mall, Station 1, Boracay. Follow Chiringuito on Instagram @chiringuitoboracay, and contact them at +63946 242 6303. See their menu here.


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