Boracay’s seafood restaurants deserve a spot in your itinerary.
Images: Plato D' Boracay Resto - Station 1 Official (L); Los Indos Bravos (R)
Aside from finding a place to stay, deciding where to eat is also one tricky question. Much more if you are in Boracay, for there are too many options. The island doesn’t fall short with options, from high-end restaurants to street foods along the beach; you can find it here.
While there, you shouldn’t miss out on the best seafood restaurants in Boracay. Although fishing is not allowed, a lot of fresh seafood is delivered to the island daily. It’s where most seafood from nearby towns is distributed.
Where:Seawind Resort, Main Road, Station 1, Balabag Boracay
Operating Hours:Daily, 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM
You can try Paella, one of the best-sellers at Dos Mestizos.
Image: Don Mestizos
With its name, one can tell that you can find Spanish dishes in Dos Mestizos. Their best-seller is their Paella Valenciana (PhP2,060 for three to five pax to PhP3,110 for five to 10 pax), a Spanish dish made of rice, meat, and many kinds of seafood priced from PhP900. The dish has different sizes, which can serve two to eight people. Aside from the filling paella, many other seafood dishes are served at Doz Mestizos. The must-tries are Paella de Verduras, Paella de Polo, Paella de Mariscos, and Paella Negra. They also have a small community market that serves Filipino food at a reasonable price. One of their best-sellers is the grilled milkfish served with rice, sold for PhP140.
Mahi Mahi is served with a twist at Mama’s Fish House.
Images: Mama’s Fish House
Mama’s Fish House can be found at the far end of Diniwid Beach, just at the premises of Microtel Inns & Suites. Guests come to Mama’s for its relaxing ambiance, away from the hustle and bustle at the White Beach.
Seafood is also the star of the menu of this seafood restaurant in Boracay, serving the fresh catch of the day. Their best-seller is the Red Roasted Mahi Mahi, which sold for PhP550. It is a local fish that is marinated with soy and miso. You can also try the Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna Steak for PhP550 with ratatouille, green beans, and smashed pesto marble potatoes. Aside from these fish dishes, Mama’s also serves other seafood menus, including their signature Chilli Pepper Calamares (PhP350) and the Prawn Sinigang (Sour Soup) (PhP590).
Where:Shangrila Boracay Resort and Spa, Barangay Yapak, Boracay
Operating Hours:Daily, 5:00 PM to 12:00 MN
You can taste a variety of seafood at Sirena.
Image: Nat Villanueva
When you want something fancy, like dinner on top of a cliff, Sirena Seafood Restaurant & Clifftop Bar is a must-visit. You can pair their seafood menu with a refreshing herb cocktail or taste their selected cocktails, wines, and beers. They boast of their Seafood Tower (PhP14,100), a combination of grilled lobster, prawns, squid soft-shell crab, and fresh fish. Another must-try dish is their Curry Laksa Noodles with Lobster (PhP3,700) or Prawns (PhP1,440).
Pamana has private rooms for an intimate seafood dinner with your loved one.
Images: Pamana Restaurant
Regarding Filipino seafood, Pamana Restaurant is the place to be at White Beach. This one of the best seafood restaurants in Boracay serves the usual meaty Pinoy dishes with a seafood twist. Their best-sellers are Sisig with Aligue (PhP420), which is usually made from parts of chicken and pork, but they use the milkfish belly and tofu instead, Crispy Pusit with Ink (PhP385), and Baked Sugpo (PhP610).
Where:D’Mall Palengke, Station 1 Beachfront, Boracay
Operating Hours:Daily, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Try a different cooking style at Plato D’ Boracay.
Images: Plato D' Boracay Resto - Station 1 Official Facebook page
Seafood is on top of the list for Plato D’ Boracay customers. The restaurant offers the popular paluto or cooking service. This means you can buy seafood from the market and cook it at the restaurant. The most famous among patrons is their seafood sinigang (sour soup) with shrimp or fish. Another favorite is the flavorful buttered or chili garlic shrimp. Cooking service usually costs PhP250 to PhP350 per kilo. A little-known fact about this restaurant is that it used to have a more expansive space at D’ Talipapa but was unfortunately destroyed by fire in 2017. Luckily, they have a branch in the D’Mall market, which is still in operation today.
Taste a little bit of everything with this seafood platter.
Images: Los Indos Bravos
Another where to eat seafood in Boracay is Los Indios Bravos. This restaurant is a gastropub best known for its wide range of local craft beers. But aside from the booze, the restaurant is also famous for its seafood dishes, like Seafood Platter (PhP2,690), perfectly paired with their alcohol. The most famous is their cold seafood platter with poached prawns and mussels, smoked salmon, pan-seared tuna, fresh oysters, and fish ceviche shooters.
Where:The Muse Hotel, Beachfront, Station 1, Boracay
Monday to Thursday, 12:00 NN to 8:00 PM
Friday to Saturday, 12:00 NN to 9:00 PM
There are many other seafood options at Nalka.
Nalka Seafood Restaurant is the in-house restaurant of The Muse Hotel. Every weekend, there is an overflowing seafood feast thanks to their Unlimited Seafood (PhP1,299). But even on regular days, seafood dishes are also the star of its menu. The restaurant also boasts fresh seafood as the main ingredient of its menus.
Where:Tindahan it Boracay, Sitio Kipot, Barangay Manocmanoc, Boracay
Monday to Saturday, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
There are many other seafood options at Nalka.
Images: Red Corner
Red Corner is another paluto restaurant on the island. But instead of being in a crowded area, Red Corner is situated in a peaceful food court hall at Sitio Tulubhan in Manocmanoc, about five minutes from D’Mall by tricycle. Guests can buy fresh seafood at Tindahan It Boracay and have it cooked at this seafood restaurant in Boracay. Though new, the restaurant is highly recommended by its guests. The must-try is the Crabs in Creamy Coconut Cream (PhP250 per kilo), a specialty of the owner.
No beach trip is complete without having a taste of seafood. Luckily, Boracay doesn’t only offer gorgeous beaches but delicious seafood restaurants, too!
This article was initially published in Yoorekka on April 26, 2019.
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About Karen Bermejo
Karen writes to earn a living, tell stories and promote her advocacies. She’s a traveler and a volunteer. Her adventurous soul makes her more comfortable to sleep on the couch of a stranger than pay bucks for accommodation. Her ultimate dream is to travel the world, master a foreign language and learn how to swim. To keep her sanity while chasing her dreams, she chases waterfalls on weekends.
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