Boracay Must-Try Restaurants For The Ultimate Summer Food Trip
In between the parasailing, banana boating, and island hopping, one thing’s for sure—with all that fun in the sun, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Luckily, Boracay has no shortage of delectable restaurants, and with its new wave of development still in progress, the food seems to just keep getting better. Here are 5 must-try restaurants to visit on your next trip to one of the Philippines’ most popular vacation spots.
1. Azure Beach Club
Located at Station Zero at Crimson Resort and Spa, Azure Beach Club overlooks the private beach, serving Asian-fusion dishes such as Lamb Kebab, Lobster Roll, and Longanisa Pizza. The ambiance is cozy and chic and definitely gives off modern beach club vibes. And if you show up early enough, the views by the window tables are more than Instagrammable. Proclaiming to have the longest Happy Hour in Boracay, from 11 am to 12 midnight, Azure Beach Club offers 50% off all drinks.
2. Station Juan Cafe
If you’re a beef tapa connoisseur and enjoy tapsilog, especially while on vacation, Station Juan Cafe may have what you’re looking for. Offering al fresco dining overlooking the Station 1 beachfront, this hotspot is well known for one of Boracay’s most famous drinks, The Pink Panther, a pink lemonade vodka-based cocktail blended with ice. An insider told me that the Bagnet Kare-Kare with Truffle Sauce is irresistible, so that’s definitely on my bucket list. Station Juan Cafe is located at White House Hotel, just a stone’s throw away from Willy’s Rock. Thanks to its convenient location, you’re sure to pass by during strolls down the pristine beach.
3. Sands Restaurant
This beachfront restaurant is located in Discovery Shores Boracay, one of the most luxurious resorts in Boracay and known for its trademark of excellent customer service. Overlooking the beach at Station 1, Sands is ideal for those looking for authentic Filipino dishes such as Sinigang, Lechón Kawali, Chicken and Pork Adobo, and even Boodle Fights (with 24 hours’ advance notice). If you’re looking for a date night spot, pop open a bottle of wine from the fine selection and have a romantic beachside dinner by candlelight at Sands Restaurant.
A trip to Boracay is never complete without stopping by Aria for Italian cuisine in a comfortable, laid back environment. From the Prosciutto E Mango, to wood fire oven-baked pizzas, Carbonara or Arrabiata, and finally to Tiramisu, this longtime Boracay restaurant keeps the wow factor coming with every course and every bite. I find myself sometimes thinking about this restaurant even when I’m back home in Manila. So if you haven’t yet been—go there on your next trip!
Watching the sunset is a rite of passage when visiting Boracay, and Kasbah happens to boast an extraordinary viewpoint, best enjoyed with a wide selection of cocktails paired with Moroccan-Middle Eastern food. Try the Hummus Harissa or Moutabal-Baba Ghanoush for appetizers and make sure to save room for the Kasbah Meat Lover’s Platter or Chicken Tagine. The Sheesha is worth trying, and if you’re looking for flavor recommendations, you can’t go wrong with double apple or apple mint, if you ask me!
Lead images from Station Juan Cafe and Azure Beach Club