Boracay is one of the best beaches to visit here in the Philippines. It’s a well-known fact that Boracay caters to over a million tourists annually prior to its rehabilitation in 2018.
Today, Boracay welcomes more than 6,000 tourists daily. This only proves that the small island in Aklan remains a top tourist draw in the Philippines.
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This island is known for many things, from its white beaches to its vibrant nightlife. But beyond these, Boracay is also home to the best seafood restaurants in the country. What could be better than eating the best seafood while watching the beautiful sunset of Boracay? Surely nothing can top that.
So if you’re booking a trip to Boracay anytime soon, make sure to get a daily dose of seafood dishes on the island. And to help you with that here’s a list of the best seafood restaurants in Boracay ranked from budget-friendly to the most exquisite ones. Here’s the best of Boracay’s seafood restaurants!
1. Hoy! Panga Boracay
2. Plato ‘D Boracay
3. The Pig Out Bistro
4. Mama’s Fish House
6. Dos Mestizo’s
7. Chacha’s Beach Cafe
8. L’Altura Restaurant
Curious to know their best sellers? Let’s dive in and find out!
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Heading to the premier island of Boracay doesn’t have to hurt your bank account and wallets. You can still gain great experience on the island and enjoy its amazing seafood dishes! Here are some of the best cheap seafood restaurants in Boracay.
Location: White Beach (Station 2), Boracay
Price Range: Php100 to Php550 per dish
Hoy! Panga is one of the well-known restaurants in Boracay. Located along the White Beach in Station 2, this restaurant offers a good view of the island’s famous sunset. Hoy! Panga has a wide variety of dishes to choose from like savory meat choices, seafood options, and even meals for vegetarians at a very cheap price.
Seafood bestsellers: Seafood Kare-Kare, Sizzling Squid, Tuna Salpicao, Grilled Tuna.
Location: D’Talipapa. Malay, Aklan Province
Price Range: Php150 to Php300 per dish
Next on our list is another cheap seafood restaurant that you must visit when visiting Boracay. Plato ‘D Boracay, located in D’Talipapa, offers great but affordable Filipino food. What’s great about this restaurant is that their seafood is surely fresh as its location is just next to the D’Talipapa wet market.
Seafood best seller: Have you ever been to Dampa? The service is just like that! You can buy fresh seafood from the market and they will cook it according to your liking!
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If you saved up for your Boracay trip and is ready to splurge a little bit on great food (and drinks) around the island, here are some of the best places where you can eat at an affordable price. Plus, if you’re celebrating your birthday at Boracay, these are perfect beach party ideas you can try as well!
Location: Boracay Highway, Central Balabag
Price Range: Php202 to Php506 per dish
Do not be fooled by its small location because The Pig Out Bistro is exploding with a wide variety of food options, especially in the seafood variety. Most of their reviews online commend their seafood dishes and their breakfast platters. They are also among the vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Boracay
Seafood best sellers: mussel croquettes, octopus tentacles, seafood platter, crab burger
Location: Din-iwid Beach Front
Price Range: Php250 to Php480 per dish
The moment you enter Mama’s Fish House, you’ll surely get the tropical and fresh vibe it wants to bring to its customers. Located in one of the most popular beach fronts in Boracay, this seafood restaurant is definitely the place to be if you’re looking for a chill afternoon with your barkada or with a special someone
Seafood best seller: Mama’s Fish House Salad, Prawn Cesar Salad, Tuna Seaweed Roll, Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna Steak.
Location: The Muse Hotel, Station 1, Barangay Balabag
Price Range: Php405 to Php506 per dish
If you’re having dinner at Nalka, make sure to order their bestselling oysters. With the heavy selection of seafood dishes and the beautiful view that this restaurant has to offer, you’re sure to have a good time here. You may also want to try their wagyu rib-eye along with your other fave seafood dishes.
Seafood Best Seller: Oyster Rockefeller, Garlic Butter Shrimp, Kare Kare mussels.
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These restaurants are some of the high-end ones in Boracay. So if you’re feeling a little extra or if you want to surprise your special someone with a formal and romantic dinner, this is your portion. Here are some of the best high-end seafood restaurants in Boracay.
Location: Calle Remedios, Station 2, Malay, Aklan
Price Range: Php506 to Php1,011 per dish
Dos Mestizo’s is a Spanish-Filipino restaurant that opened in Boracay over 15 years ago. Considered as one of Boracay’s “best and well-known establishments” by Our Awesome Planet, this seafood restaurant offers Spanish cuisine that you won’t find anywhere else in Boracay.
Seafood best sellers: Gambas Al Ajillo, Paella de Mariscos, Baked Oysters Al Espagnola.
Location: Station 2 Beachfront, Brgy. Balabag
Price Range: Php 250 to Php 1,695 per dish
It may be one of the newest seafood restaurants in Boracay, but it’s definitely becoming famous when it comes to seafood dishes. An article from ABS-CBN said that Cha Cha’s Beach Cafe is an “intriguing mix of old and new, the familiar and unusual.” From breakfast to dinner, and even for your nightcap, you can find it all here.
Seafood best seller: Cold Seafood Platter, Cold Spicy Salmon, Tuna Pole Bowl
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Location: Alta Vista de Boracay, Station 2
The L’Altura Restaurant is another new hotel restaurant in Boracay. Located just 10 minutes away from Station 2, this restaurant offers a selection of eclectic cuisine that you can’t find anywhere else on the island. Their presentation goes beyond the typical and that alone will leave you wanting more.
Seafood best seller: Cajun Seafood, Seafood Ceviche.
Whether you choose to eat at a budget-friendly, mid-range, or high-end seafood restaurant, you’ll surely have a mouthwatering experience that will leave you wanting for more. Boracay is definitely one of the best places to be for a vacation, and it offers a great variety of cuisines from all across the world. So, if you’re ready to enjoy great food and unwind, then head over to Boracay. See you there!