9 Must-Try Seafood Restaurants in El Nido, Palawan

Satisfy your Filipino cuisines craving with seafood restaurants in El Nido!

By: Yoorekka Team | May 05, 2018


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Imagine yourself walking amidst the towering limestone cliffs of El Nido, basking in the rays of the sun, feeling the sand between your toes, having the breeze ruffle your hair: it’s a total feeling of being in paradise.

Then, after all the outdoor activities and splashing in the water, you get hungry. What makes any trip to El Nido even more perfect than it already is, is the chance to dig into some exotic and appetizing assortment of seafood! If you’re heading to your own hidden sanctuary in El Nido soon, let us show you the places you can go to satisfy those cravings and complete your paradise island experience!



1. Squidos

Address: G. Del Pilar St, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan
Must-try: Grilled squid, seafood curry

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

The famed seafood curry at Squidos

Image: Jake Padillon


One of the biggest names in El Nido that specializes in seafood is Squidos. They literally have it all—from their juicy stuffed grilled squid, to their must-try seafood curry with local ingredients such as sikad sikad (little bear conch), tahong (green saltwater mussel), squid, shrimp, and crabs. Patience is a virtue when visiting this restaurant, though, because there likely will be a queue for tables at certain times of the day, and orders may take some time to arrive because they still have to cook it, but this only guarantees that your feast is as fresh as they can be!


2. Mezzanine El Nido

Address: Serena St., El Nido, Palawan
Specialty: Different varieties of seafood pasta

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

Mezzanine El Nido’s Fresh from the sea starter

Image: Mezzanine El Nido


Mezzanine El Nido offers a combination of Asian and Mediterranean dishes, such as seared tuna, tanigue (mackerel), and tagliatelle with smoked salmon sautéed with white rum. There are also varieties of seafood, from fishes to seashells and everything in between, available at the restaurant. But probably the best part about the restaurant is its ambiance and the location, as you will be dining while taking in the view of the majestic Bacuit Bay.



3. El Nido Corner Pension Restaurant

Address: R. Magsaysay St., Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan
Specialty: Fresh catch of the day

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

Juicy lobster drizzled with roasted garlic at El Nido Corner Pension and Restaurant

Image: El Nido Corner Pension Restaurant


El Nido Corner Pension Restaurant is an accommodation and restaurant that boasts of beach front views and a menu that features the freshest catch of the day. They serve anything from shrimps to lobsters, seashells, kinilaw (raw fish with vinegar), and even Western favorites like burgers and pizza. Their seafood selections are perfect with beer, which is great because they sell them for cheap, and with the superb sunset view from their spot, every moment can turn into the perfect memory.


4. Jarace Grill

Address: Puerto Princesa North Rd., El Nido Bacuit, Palawan
Specialty: Shrimps

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

Mouthwatering seafood pasta at Jarace Grill

Image: Jarace Grill


Jarace Grill is also one of the beachfront restaurants in El Nido, but other than fresh seafood dishes, they also serve a lot of Filipino cuisines for that starving-after-swimming moments. Some of their must- tries are the grilled stuffed squid, clams, and shrimps. Pair these with their fresh lato (green caviar) dipped in vinegar and cooked rice. While you’re at it, you should also eat with your bare hands, just like the locals do.


5. Cadlao Resort and Restaurant

Address: Sitio Caalan St., Brgy. Masagana, El Nido, Palawan
Specialty: Seafood curry, golden calamari, squid a la plancha

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

The mouthwatering Squid a la Plancha of Cadlao Resort and Restaurant

Image: Cadlao Resort and Restaurant


Cadlao Resort and Restaurant takes pride as “the best restaurant in El Nido.” Located right in front of El Nido Bay, with the view of Cadlao and Helicopter Island in full view, it makes for a perfect venue to take those magnificent Instagram pictures. You can also try their “catch of the day,” which consists of fish baked or grilled in a banana leaf, among their other savory seafood selections.



6. Habibi Restaurant and Shisha Café

Address: Hama Street, Brgy. Masagana / Zone 3, 2nd Floor, El Nido, Palawan
Specialty: Middle Eastern cuisine

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

Sautéed shrimp in garlic at Habibi Restaurant and Shisha Café

Image: Johanna Lavarias


If you just need to chill out in El Nido, Habibi Restaurant and Shisha Café should be your go-to getaway place. Most people come here for their delicious Middle Eastern cuisine, and their shisha (flavored tobacco), but what really keeps them coming back is their delectable seafood, a must-try as the perfect pulutan (snack) for a night out with friends or family.


7. Last Frontier Beach Restaurant

Address: Brgy. Corong Corong, El Nido, Palawan
Specialty: Crab Paella

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

These fresh prawns are the delicious offering of the Last Frontier Beach and Restaurant to their diners

Image: Last Frontier El Nido


To their loyal patrons, Last Frontier Beach and Restaurant is much more than a romantic getaway resort in El Nido for its spot to view the splendid sunset in El Nido, and its beachfront and pool and overall relaxing ambiance. The place is also widely known as a culinary paradise, offering international cuisines ranging from Mediterranean, to Japanese, to Filipino specialties. Some of their specialties to die for are their crab paella and tuna sashimi with its own special vinaigrette..



8. Angel Wish

Address: Serena St, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan; Boracay
Specialty: Seafood dishes

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

This picture perfect dish from Angel Wish looks too good to eat.

Image: Angel Wish


Just like its main branch in Boracay, Angel Wish El Nido is a place to soothe anyone whose palate is badly craving for seafood. Their wide menu includes squid, mollusks, crabs, lobsters, oysters, and other seafood, cooked in every way imaginable, yet still enjoyable at an affordable price.


9. OG's Beach Pension & Resto Bar

Address: Beachfront, Barangay Masagana El Nido Palawan
Specialty: Grilled fish and squid

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

The view outside OG's Beach Pension & Resto Bar

Image: OG’s Pension
OG’s Beach Pension Restaurant is situated right at the hub of all the activity in El Nido: the beach front. So if you are looking for a place to hang out, dine, and party, then OG’s is the ideal place for your carefree soul. Aside from their cheap and comfortable accommodations perfect for backpackers and budget travelers, the food they serve should also be part of your lunch choices, especially their grilled fish and squid.

Make sure to visit Yoorekka to learn and find out more about the best seafood restaurants in Palawan..

We bet this article got you craving for that seafood feast that you surely deserve. So why not head on to one (or all!) of this places and taste for yourself the seafood wonders of El Nido? Bon appétit!

Which of these seafood restaurants in El Nido have you tried already? Share your experience with us in the comment section below!



seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan


Imagine yourself walking amidst the towering limestone cliffs of El Nido, basking in the rays of the sun, feeling the sand between your toes, having the breeze ruffle your hair: it’s a total feeling of being in paradise.

Then, after all the outdoor activities and splashing in the water, you get hungry. What makes any trip to El Nido even more perfect than it already is, is the chance to dig into some exotic and appetizing assortment of seafood! If you’re heading to your own hidden sanctuary in El Nido soon, let us show you the places you can go to satisfy those cravings and complete your paradise island experience!



1. Squidos

Address: G. Del Pilar St, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan
Must-try: Grilled squid, seafood curry

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

The famed seafood curry at Squidos

Image: Jake Padillon


One of the biggest names in El Nido that specializes in seafood is Squidos. They literally have it all—from their juicy stuffed grilled squid, to their must-try seafood curry with local ingredients such as sikad sikad (little bear conch), tahong (green saltwater mussel), squid, shrimp, and crabs. Patience is a virtue when visiting this restaurant, though, because there likely will be a queue for tables at certain times of the day, and orders may take some time to arrive because they still have to cook it, but this only guarantees that your feast is as fresh as they can be!


2. Mezzanine El Nido

Address: Serena St., El Nido, Palawan
Specialty: Different varieties of seafood pasta

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

Mezzanine El Nido’s Fresh from the sea starter

Image: Mezzanine El Nido


Mezzanine El Nido offers a combination of Asian and Mediterranean dishes, such as seared tuna, tanigue (mackerel), and tagliatelle with smoked salmon sautéed with white rum. There are also varieties of seafood, from fishes to seashells and everything in between, available at the restaurant. But probably the best part about the restaurant is its ambiance and the location, as you will be dining while taking in the view of the majestic Bacuit Bay.



3. El Nido Corner Pension Restaurant

Address: R. Magsaysay St., Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan
Specialty: Fresh catch of the day

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

Juicy lobster drizzled with roasted garlic at El Nido Corner Pension and Restaurant

Image: El Nido Corner Pension Restaurant


El Nido Corner Pension Restaurant is an accommodation and restaurant that boasts of beach front views and a menu that features the freshest catch of the day. They serve anything from shrimps to lobsters, seashells, kinilaw (raw fish with vinegar), and even Western favorites like burgers and pizza. Their seafood selections are perfect with beer, which is great because they sell them for cheap, and with the superb sunset view from their spot, every moment can turn into the perfect memory.


4. Jarace Grill

Address: Puerto Princesa North Rd., El Nido Bacuit, Palawan
Specialty: Shrimps

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

Mouthwatering seafood pasta at Jarace Grill

Image: Jarace Grill


Jarace Grill is also one of the beachfront restaurants in El Nido, but other than fresh seafood dishes, they also serve a lot of Filipino cuisines for that starving-after-swimming moments. Some of their must- tries are the grilled stuffed squid, clams, and shrimps. Pair these with their fresh lato (green caviar) dipped in vinegar and cooked rice. While you’re at it, you should also eat with your bare hands, just like the locals do.


5. Cadlao Resort and Restaurant

Address: Sitio Caalan St., Brgy. Masagana, El Nido, Palawan
Specialty: Seafood curry, golden calamari, squid a la plancha

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

The mouthwatering Squid a la Plancha of Cadlao Resort and Restaurant

Image: Cadlao Resort and Restaurant


Cadlao Resort and Restaurant takes pride as “the best restaurant in El Nido.” Located right in front of El Nido Bay, with the view of Cadlao and Helicopter Island in full view, it makes for a perfect venue to take those magnificent Instagram pictures. You can also try their “catch of the day,” which consists of fish baked or grilled in a banana leaf, among their other savory seafood selections.



6. Habibi Restaurant and Shisha Café

Address: Hama Street, Brgy. Masagana / Zone 3, 2nd Floor, El Nido, Palawan
Specialty: Middle Eastern cuisine

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

Sautéed shrimp in garlic at Habibi Restaurant and Shisha Café

Image: Johanna Lavarias


If you just need to chill out in El Nido, Habibi Restaurant and Shisha Café should be your go-to getaway place. Most people come here for their delicious Middle Eastern cuisine, and their shisha (flavored tobacco), but what really keeps them coming back is their delectable seafood, a must-try as the perfect pulutan (snack) for a night out with friends or family.


7. Last Frontier Beach Restaurant

Address: Brgy. Corong Corong, El Nido, Palawan
Specialty: Crab Paella

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

These fresh prawns are the delicious offering of the Last Frontier Beach and Restaurant to their diners

Image: Last Frontier El Nido


To their loyal patrons, Last Frontier Beach and Restaurant is much more than a romantic getaway resort in El Nido for its spot to view the splendid sunset in El Nido, and its beachfront and pool and overall relaxing ambiance. The place is also widely known as a culinary paradise, offering international cuisines ranging from Mediterranean, to Japanese, to Filipino specialties. Some of their specialties to die for are their crab paella and tuna sashimi with its own special vinaigrette..



8. Angel Wish

Address: Serena St, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan; Boracay
Specialty: Seafood dishes

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

This picture perfect dish from Angel Wish looks too good to eat.

Image: Angel Wish


Just like its main branch in Boracay, Angel Wish El Nido is a place to soothe anyone whose palate is badly craving for seafood. Their wide menu includes squid, mollusks, crabs, lobsters, oysters, and other seafood, cooked in every way imaginable, yet still enjoyable at an affordable price.


9. OG's Beach Pension & Resto Bar

Address: Beachfront, Barangay Masagana El Nido Palawan
Specialty: Grilled fish and squid

seafood restaurants El Nido Palawan

The view outside OG's Beach Pension & Resto Bar

Image: OG’s Pension
OG’s Beach Pension Restaurant is situated right at the hub of all the activity in El Nido: the beach front. So if you are looking for a place to hang out, dine, and party, then OG’s is the ideal place for your carefree soul. Aside from their cheap and comfortable accommodations perfect for backpackers and budget travelers, the food they serve should also be part of your lunch choices, especially their grilled fish and squid.

Make sure to visit Yoorekka to learn and find out more about the best seafood restaurants in Palawan..

We bet this article got you craving for that seafood feast that you surely deserve. So why not head on to one (or all!) of this places and taste for yourself the seafood wonders of El Nido? Bon appétit!

Which of these seafood restaurants in El Nido have you tried already? Share your experience with us in the comment section below!



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