Monday, October 4, 2010

List of Different Restaurants in the Philippines - Boracay, Davao, Cebu, Tagaytay, Subic, Cavite, Rizal

Boracay Restaurants


Location: Station 2 where D'Mall meets the beach path

One of the more popular restaurants on White beach is Aria. Aria serves a wide variety of Italian dishes and even has a wood fire pizza oven. Using only the freshest ingredients, many of them imported, the chefs at Aria cook up some amazing meals. With indoor and outdoor seating and its central location, Aria is a favorite spot for people watching. For breakfast, desserts, or coffee check out its sister restaurant Café de Sol right next door.


Location: D’mall

Cyma is a small stylish restaurant in D’mall serving amazing Greek dishes. Yes, Greek in Boracay. The menu offers dish after dish of some of the tastiest food you will have the pleasure to eat. From humus and pita bread to the to-die-for soulvaki. Seafood, tzatiziki, gyros…it all goes down splendidly with a glass of their specially infused iced tea.

Cafe del Mar

Location: Station 2 past D'mall towards station 1. Look for the boat-shaped bar

Café del Mar gets My Boracay Guide’s Best Seat on the Beach award. With chilled out lounge music playing in the evenings and ultra-comfortable seating facing the ocean, Café del Mar is Boracay ambiance at its finest. And don’t think they forgot about the food. Café del Mar serves mostly Mediterranean dishes as well as fusion offerings from around the world. If you are walking by a bit later in the evening and are looking for a snack you can’t go wrong with their shawarmas.


Location: Fridays Resort, Station 1

Fridays, the original luxury experience on Boracay brings us the wonderfully romantic Friday’s restaurant. This beachfront restaurant really knows how to serve it up. They have various international theme nights with set menus as well as an excellent ala carte selection of steaks, seafood, pasta, and other delights. Don’t miss their famous BBQ and grill buffet which takes place every Friday.

One of my favorite places to eat in Boracay is Lemon i Cafe. It’s hard to put my finger on it. It’s just....awesome. Their baguette and cibata bread sandwiches are simply amazing. A steak sandwich on a French baguette with carmelized Maui onions, anyone? And don’t miss their large scrumtious salads. And the experience isn’t limited to the food. Thoughtful presentation and excellent service also go above and beyond. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, no matter when you stop in you will surely find something amazing waiting for you.


Location: Station 2 near where D’mall meets the beach path with plenty of beer garden type seating. Gasthof is very popular with local tourists and for good reason. It’s a BBQ sensation famous for its baby back ribs and German sausages grilled to perfection. Located beachside near D’mall, if you come to Gasthof you better bring a healthy appetite.


Location Station 2 near where D’mall meets the beach path

Jammers may have been the first fastfood restaurant on Boracay. Run by Miguel, a New Yorker dubbed Boracay’s first lifelong tourist, it serves burgers, hotdogs, fish n’ chips and other goodies 24 hours a day. Jammers is a great place to stop and have a bite after a late night taste of the Boracay Party scene.


Location: D’mall

Kaeseke is Boracay’s quintesential Japanese dining experience. The restaurant itself, crafted of native woods is impressive, and so is the food. A wide selection of standard Japanese fare is on offer with many interesting specialties such as lobster sashimi.


Location: The end of Station 2 near Station 1

If you are looking for a bit of Mexican food to spice up your holiday Manana is a restaurant not to be missed. With all the Mexican specialties one would expect, there is plenty of good food to choose from. Friendly service and mouthwatering specialties such as totillas de papa top off a wonderful dining experience.

Mango Ray's

Location: Boat Station 2 just South of D’mall

Mango Ray’s is what I like to call an all around winner. The menu has a delectable something for everyone. From Italian to Thai from sushi to barbeque, the food is always fresh and deliciously prepared. The restaurant is particularly well known for its Swiss specialties such as Raclette and cheese-fondue.


Location: D’mall

The Philippines, having a deep Spanish connection, has long been drawn to the gastronomic delights of Spain. Ole brings these delights to Boracay in full-flavored regalia. Ole is whats know as a tapas (appetizers) bar and many patrons come here to order up wave after wave of the communal fare. Another communal specialty is paella, a popular Spanish rice dish. Add to this what I believe is the widest selection of imported beers in Boracay and you have a most memorable dining experience.


Location: Boat Station 2 just South of D’mall

When it comes to grilled seafood, Paradiso is one of the more popular spots on Boracay. With a wide selection of all the freshest the Philippines has to offer you will not be wanting for selection. All seafood is sold by weight and grilled is a variety of styles. Another specialty not to be missed is their pizza. Paradiso pizzas are some of Boracay’s best and the prices are a real bargain.


Location: Mandala Spa

For the ultimate in gourmet vegetarian fare there is only one place to go, Prana Restaurant at the Mandala Spa. The Mandala is one of Asia’s most highly renowned holistic wellness retreats and prides itself on helping their guests to find a balance of mind, body, and spirit. Food is an important part of this balance and Prana just maybe a vegetarian nirvana. Expect nothing but the best from their fusion fare presented with style and excellent service.


Location: Two outlets in D’mall

Smoke restaurant is very popular with the locals and has two branches in D’mall. If you’re looking for a quality yet inexpensive meal then Smoke is for you. Enjoy local flavors as well as a selection of other tastes such as chili chicken or fish salpicaos. Smoke is open for breakfast (all day), lunch and dinner.

True Food

Location: Boat Station 2 just South of D’mall

True Food restaurant brings all the flavors of India to Boracay and throws in a hefty dose of ambiance for good measure. With an authentic Sri Lankan master chef preparing every dish to perfection anything you choose from their extensive menu is sure to please. So sit back and relax on soft pillows listening to the sounds of India while enjoying a meal to die for.

Steakhouse Boracay

Location: Station 2 above Fisheye Divers

Steakhouse Boracay is located in the heart of Boracay on the second floor of a dive shop with an ocean view and featuring Australian Steak and European dishes of high quality and meticulous preparation. Their superb offerings are reasonably priced and come with a great sunset view.

Davao Restaurants

Mandarin Tea Garden

Location: Gaisano Mall of Davao, J.P Laurel Subd. Davao

Tel: (084) 225-3966


Mandarin Tea Garden, a restaurant owned and managed by Uptown Plaza Corporation, was  an offshoot of ten successful in fast-food business. The name “Mandarin Tea Garden” was so chosen because it connotes of Chinese origin. As in any venture, a high name recall is good for business. Mandarin Tea Garden has since become synonymous with “Chinese Dimsum”

Picobello Ristorante Italiano

Location: 5th Level, Gaisano South Citimall, Ilustre St. Davao

Tel: (082) 221-1696

This restaurant serves Italian cuisine. Some of its specialties are wood-fired pizzas, fresh pasta, ravioli and tortellini, assorted Italian cold cuts and cheese platter, steaks and the most famous Tiramisu.

Coco’s Grill

Location: F. Torres Street Bajada, Davao City

It also is a nice place inside, kind of a “sports bar” atmosphere.  They have a big screen TV, which usually is playing sports of some kind.  It’s a nice ambiance, decent food, and friendly people.  Give them a try next time you are looking for a place to eat in Davao City.

Mamu’s Resto Bar

Mamu’s is located on Bacaca Road, just near El Rio Subdivision, and Rolling Hills.  I highly recommend that you give them a try!  Tell them that I sent you.  Luvluv is the Manager, and she is very nice.  We had excellent service at Mamu’s too.  Honestly, there is nothing I can complain about, because it was as close to perfect as it could be.

Spirale Italian Ristorante

Location: Damosa Complex, Angliongto Road, Lanang, Davao City

Tel: (082) 234-6298

I would give Spirale my highest recommendation.  It is located at Damosa Gateway in Davao City (on the Market Basket side).  Prices are reasonable, with 3 main courses, an appetizer and two drinks, we paid less than P1,000, which I consider very reasonable. Give them a try!  Tell them that you read about the place on the WowDavao Web Portal!

Bigby’s Restaurant

Location: SM City Davao Quimpo Boulevard cor. Tulip Drive Ecoland Subd. Davao City

Tel: (082) 298-0111

Bigby’s Restaurant is a chain that hails from Cagayan de Oro City, but they have had a branch in SM City Davao for several years now. Some of its dishes include Sweet Onion Loops, Kamikaze Balls, Squiggly Rings, Chicken in a Basket, Passion Fish, Sharky's Pie, Tuscan Fish Melt, Pollo Saborito, Uncle Sam Roast Beef and Pescado Al Fresco.


Tel: (082) 227-6777

Should you crave extraordinary Chinese food, get yourself served at Davao Dencia’s Restaurant, which is equally as old or even older than Harana. While Dencia’s from the outside looks like any of the usual Davao restaurant’s, prepare to have your mind changed once you get a taste of its food. Its bestsellers are the Pancit Canton Con Chopsuey, Tokwa’t Baboy, and Fresh/Fried Lumpia. You will not be able to see Tokway’t Baboy served the way Dencia’s does it anywhere else. Prices are also very affordable. Php300 can easily feed a family of five.


No Davao tour would be complete without a stopover at the Harana Family Restaurant in Torres St. Having started in the early 1980s and still standing to this day, the Lizada family-owned Harana is already considered an institution among Davao Restaurants. Serving the tastiest of Filipino food, Harana is more than just a local restaurant. It is actually one of the few remaining witnesses to how Davao has grown from a small and unrecognized city to the striking metropolis it is now.

Cebu Restaurants

Casa Verde

Location: 69 Lim Tian Teng St., Cebu City

Tel: (032) 253-6472

This is actually an old home that is found on F. Ramos street. This was turned into a restaurant and they offer delicious baby back ribs for one hundred thirty pesos only. It is the restaurant’s best selling meal.

Ila Puti

Location: I1 Building, Asiatown IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City

Tel: (032) 415-8800

This restaurant has two branches one in Sykes in Mabolo and one in the IT Park. They have dishes that are not so much cooked in Cebu like bangus in coconut cream and carbonara.

Da Vinci’s Pizza

Location: Parkmall, N. Reclamation, Cebu City

Tel: (032) 420-9200

This is a pizza chain with many branches in Cebu. They are known for their pasta with white sauce. The prices of the pizzas are affordable ranging from two hundred pesos up to three hundred pesos which is good for four or five people.

Café Georg!

Location: Ground Floor MLD Bldg., Banilad, Cebu City

Tel: 234-0887

This is a restaurant situated in Banilad which offers several varieties of appetizers. Many people like the spinach with the dip. They also offer salads and fish cooked in the Singaporean way. They also offer Bolognara pasta and chicken pot pies. The restaurant updates the menu every now and then.

Lemon Grass Restaurant

Location: Ayala Mall Cebu

This is a restaurant operated by a family. They offer different Cebuano and Filipino dishes.

Garden Café

Location: Laguna Garden Café, Garden Row 1 Biliran Road Cebu Business Park, Cebu City

Tel: (032) 233-8600

This is a restaurant in the Ayala mall which offers cuisine from Thailand and Vietnam. They also offer their own version of herbal juice.

La Buona Forchetta

Location: 139 Acacia St., Camputhaw, Cebu City

Tel: (032) 231-3398 to 99

This is a restaurant that was a former mansion. They serve Italian dishes with their famous Focaccia bread, Salciccia which is their pizza and pasta marinara. The prices range from three hundred pesos up to four hundred pesos.

Spice Fusion

Location: Banilad town center, Cebu City

This is a restaurant with the Asian theme. They serve food or cuisine from Asian countries.


Location: Abaca Resort

This is a restaurant that changes menu on a daily basis because of the availability of the ingredients they use. The price for one person is one thousand pesos. The price may be too expensive but visiting this restaurant is more of an experience.


Tel: (032) 231-0288

This is a restaurant inside Shangri-la hotel in Mactan. They offer a buffet style of food. They offer different kinds of dishes from seafood to chocolate.

Tagaytay Restaurants


Location: Purok 7, Brgy. Neogan,Tagaytay City

Tel: (046) 413-0975

For a special romantic dinner, Antonio’s in Tagaytay City is the restaurant to go to. French cuisine is the restaurant’s specialty. Antonio’s has a variety of soups for starters. Coffee souffle and salad with foie-gras are served. Select your main course from a wide variety of selections including seafood and steaks. Chocolate souffle for desert is a great choice.


Location: Km 58, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo highway, Tagaytay City

Tel: (02) 842-9851; (046) 413-1801

For home-cooked Filipino cuisine, Josephine’s is Tagaytay City’s specialty restaurant of choice. The restaurant is nicely situated overlooking Taal Lake. Josephine’s reputation of home-cooked Filipino dishes has already gone a long way. The restaurant serves Fried Tawilis, which is Tagaytay City’s authentic specialty. Imagine savoring delicious delicacies with Taal Lake and Taal Volcano’s spectacular view as a backdrop.

Gourmet’s Café

Location: Km. 52, Aguinaldo Highway, Lalaan II Silang, Cavite

Tel: (046) 414-1049

For a garden-theme cafe, Gourmet’s Cafe in Tagaytay City is a great stop. This restaurant is known for its famed salad bar. Gourmet’s Cafe grow the food they serve their patrons. Pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, and soups are included in Gourmet’s Cafe’s menu.

Bag of Beans

Location: 3650 Aguinaldo Highway Mendez Crossing,Tagaytay City

Tel: (046) 413-2724

Thirsting for a cup of coffee? Bag of Beans Cafe in Tagaytay City is the cozy place to head to. Locally brewed coffee is the restaurant’s specialty. Freshly baked pies and cookies are served with hot brewed coffee. Bag of Beans Cafe is a coffee shop as well as a garden restaurant, too. The restaurant has an authentic English menu, including different flavors of home-made pies. Fish and Chips, omelets and sausages, Pies ‘n’ Mash, Bangers, and roast beef are also available. Bag of Beans Cafe’s bottomless cup is a great treat.

Sonya’s Garden

Location: Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines (near the vicinity of Tagaytay City)

Tel: +63-9175329097 or +63-9175335140


Sonya’s Garden is another specialty restaurant in Tagaytay City. The restaurant is virtually a greenhouse. The smell of fresh flowers greet you as you enter the place. Home-made pasta, refillable dalandan juice, bowl of salad and dressing is their set menu. A choice of shrimp, chicken, mushrooms, nuts, and other ingredients can be thrown into your pasta with a bowl of jackfruit. Grilled sweet potatoes in caramel sauce dip is a delicious desert to indulge into. Sonya Garden grow their own vegetables and other ingredients.

Subic Bay Restaurants

Xtremely Xpresso

Location: 1 Dewey Avenue, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City, Zambales

Tel: (047) 252-3681

Many people recommend this restaurant for a pizza fill. The pizzas they serve are satisfying. Many young adults come here on a weekend. They also serve coffee and pasta. They also have varieties of sandwiches and tasty burgers. One of the best sellers in this restaurant is their cheese pizza and olio pasta. This place has a coffee shop ambience which gives a relaxed feel. The prices of the food here can range from eleven dollars up to twenty dollars. You can reach the place by taking a taxi that can cost anywhere from fifty to sixty pesos.

Bread Time

Location: Rizal Highway

Tel: (047) 252-2414

If you want to have coffee and some pastries of cakes then you can check out the Bread Time. They also serve hot pandesal or hot Filipino loaf which is also delicious. All the flavors of the cakes are delicious and their strawberry frappe is one of the best in town. The food prices here are less expensive you can buy them for less than ten dollars. This bread shop is beside the Aristocrat Restaurant.

A Tavola

Location: Argonaut Highway Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales

Tel: (047)-252-6556

This restaurant offers Italian meals. They specialize in Italian gourmet cuisine. Their best seller is their pizzas. The food costs can start with thirty one dollars. This is in front of the Bank of the Philippine Islands.

The Magic Lagoon Bar and Restaurant

Location: Building 716 Bincentenial Park Rizal Highway, Subic Bay, Zambales

Tel: (047)-252-1475

This is a good restaurant to enjoy your vacation and stay in Subic. In this place you can let your children play and you can stay near the beach while you check your mails on your laptop. This is a place where you can enjoy good food while being in a beautiful and relaxing place.

Seafood by the Bay

Location: Block 1 Lot 5, Waterfront Road Moonbay Marina Subic Bay, Zambales

Tel: (047)-252-8199; (047)-252-1584

This is an ideal dining place for couples. It provides customers with a good view of the sea. You can eat fresh seafood while you are gazing into the deep ocean. Many honeymooners visit this restaurant.

Tong Kyung Am Korean and Japanese Restaurant

Location: Block 19 Lot 1, Waterfront Road Moonbay Marina Subic Bay, Zambales

Tel: (047)-252-1948; (047)-252-3148 to 49

This is a restaurant offering Korean and Japanese food in a hot pot. Customers can sit on the patio of the restaurant or you can eat inside where you can see the waters. This restaurant is beside the hotel called The Bayfront.

Puerto Princesa

Ka Lui Restaurant

Location: 369 Rizal Avenue

Tel: (048) 433-2580

Ka Lui Restaurant is a selection in this Puerto Princesa Restaurant Guide because of its status as a popular hangout among food enthusiasts. Guests are greeted with a peaceful, laid-back setting surrounded with finely-landscaped lush gardens with trees unique only in the Philippines. Diners are reminded to remove their shoes upon entrance and walk barefooted on the smooth, bamboo floors. Nevertheless, food in Ka Lui is always enjoyable, with dishes comprising of fresh seafood and tropical ingredients. Desserts are of native Filipino cuisine served with slices of tropical fruits. The price range at Ka Lui is from 120 to 180 pesos.

Café Arturo

Location: Mahogany Drive, San Jose

Tel: (048) 433-4146

As this Puerto Princesa Restaurant Guide is dedicated to show you the popular dining spots in the area, one of our selections is the Café Arturo. Café Arturo serves dishes from the Philippines and all over the world, so its menu selection is varied enough for tourists who have different tastes. Meals such as the Lobster Thermidore and Crab with Butter and Garlic will surely capture the hearts of their guests, and the staff is warm enough to make sure they enjoy their dining experience.

Kamarikutan Kape at Galeri

Location: Rizal Avenue

Tel: (048) 433-5182

Kamarikutan Kape at Galeri translates into “Wilderness Café and Gallery”. Indeed, this selection in the Puerto Princesa Restaurant Guide is a manifestation of Palawan’s rich culture and natural wonders. This local hangout is popular among the younger crowd, especially the students and artists, and is famous all over the Philippines as well. Kamarikutan Kape at Galeri often hosts exhibits of aspiring artists, and displays works of indigenous peoples in Palawan. Guests can also buy those decorations and trinkets as souvenir, and most of the items on sale are unique only in the café. Nevertheless, this restaurant is a good place to stop by to grab some coffee or dessert, or simply lounge around and enjoy native music at a very artistic setting.

Neva’s Place

Location: 48-A Taft Street

Tel: (048) 433-2575

Neva’s Place is one of those very casual and laid-back restaurants that promote a very relaxing atmosphere among its diners. The interiors are designed with wooden decors and accessories, which is perfect for a rustic, country-style setting. However, this restaurant actually serves international cuisine alongside dishes from the Philippines’ native cuisines. Prices are also very affordable, with pasta dishes starting at 70 pesos per serving. There is also a live acoustic band on some nights at Neva’s Place.

Balinsasayaw Chicken Grill and Restaurant

Location: Manolo Extension

Tel: (048) 434-5804

Another selection made by this Puerto Princesa Restaurant Guide is the Balinsasayaw Chicken Grill and Restaurant that serves great Filipino dishes concocted to please the foreign taste buds. Their main specialty is chicken, which is grilled and marinated to perfection. Alongside its chicken dishes are seafood dishes that are sure to please the seafood lovers who choose to dine in this restaurant. Prices are affordable at 80 to 150 pesos per meal, with dishes ranging from grilled seafood to tropical desserts.

Lotus Garden Asian Fine Dining Restaurant

Location: 371 Rizal Avenue

Tel: (048) 434-1132

The Lotus Garden Asian Fine Dining Restaurant is another choice made by this Puerto Princesa Restaurant Guide because of two things—affordable prices and delectable dishes. Lotus Garden serves an extensive menu of Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese and Filipino cuisines so as to please tourists with a varied taste. What’s more is that the restaurant holds a buffet on most nights, where it charges no more than 400 pesos per person! That’s reasonable, considering the selections guests will have to choose from, plus their mouthwatering sushi bar that has a great compilation of sushi! The most recommended dishes are the Sashimi, the Pork Satay and the Vegetarian Thai Curry.

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