If you're headed to the island of Siargao for the first time, whether for surf or for sight-seeing, these are the restaurants we recommend you put on your bucket list.
Eat at Siargao's best restaurants and we guarantee it will be one of the reasons you'll want to keep coming back to the island!
All the best restaurants in Siargao in one list, including tips and meal budgets. Happy eating!
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KERMIT SURF RESORT & RESTAURANT
First on your list should definitely be Kermit for their mouth-watering Italian food! Get their four-cheese + parma ham pizza, which is seriously one of the best pizzas we've ever tried. Since then, we can't help but compare it to every single pizza we eat! To this day, we haven't found anything quite like it. (Good thing they're opening up a 2nd branch closer to home soon - In Poblacion, Makati. Yay!!)
Tip: Call ahead to make a reservation because it's always full for dinner. If you're a guest at their hotel, there's no need to wait in line 'cause you can eat at their special, guest-only chill area.
Budget: PHP 500 for a four-cheese and parma ham pizza
You might have seen them on every Siargao visitor's Instagram and there's a reason why! The picture-worthy smoothie bowls of Shake Cafe are just as filling in the tummy as they are on the eyes. They're delicious, healthy, and nutrient-packed. Pass by for breakfast or for a quick snack on the way back from a full day of surfing in Cloud 9.
Tip: Try to get a seat outside so you can watch people and habal-habals pass by while eating. If you want to avoid waiting in line, come in the afternoon as It gets full during breakfast and lunch.
Budget: PHP 250 for a smoothie bowl
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Eating in Siargao can get kind of pricey, so where do you go when you're hungry, on a budget but still want good food? Head to town to eat cheap Mexican food at Miguel's Taqueria! For PHP 100, you can get 2 tacos or a burrito and, don't be fooled by its price, you're getting a generous serving of really yummy food. Be prepared though - this humble joint doesn't have a lot of seating options, but that's what makes it fun! Get a seat by the counter and watch your order being made or share a table with other diners and maybe make a new friend in the process. It's all part of the experience!
Tip: They serve ice-cold beer too!
Budget: PHP 100 for a burrito or 2 tacos
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La Carinderia is another Italian restaurant making its way onto our list (and maybe yours too if you've seen Siargao the Movie!). At first glance, you wouldn't think much of this roadside eatery, but they serve delicious Italian food (with exceptional plating!) that's hard to forget. Order the carpaccio, you won't regret it. If you eat here at night (or even during the day, we won't judge), try their cocktails too!
Tip: Check out their store next door, which sells a mix of Filipino- and Italian-made goods.
Budget: PHP 200 for mains, PHP 180 for a margarita
Another local favorite - Aventino's Pizza! Order their 3-layered pizza, the Tricia, which is good for 2-3 people (although, we have seen someone order a whole pizza for themselves!). It's three thin-crust pizzas stacked on top of one another with toppings in between and a whoooleee lot of cheese sprinkled onto every layer.
Tip: You can call ahead and have your order ready for pick-up; or, if they have available riders, they offer free delivery to any resort! Perfect for those lazy days.
Budget: PHP 345 for a Tricia pizza
BRAVO BEACH RESORT
You can find a wide range of cuisines in Siargao, including Spanish food at Bravo. The food can get a little pricey but it's worth it. A few of our favorites were the Patatas Bravas and Croquetas for starters and the Peri-Peri Chicken and Baked Lapu-Lapu (seasonal) for mains. For drinks, get their famous calamansi-based pomada at a friendly price of PHP 50 per glass or PHP 400 per pitcher.
Tip: It's hard to get a table for dinner so go early to reserve your spot. Visit during Pintxo Pote Thursdays to get a free pintxo (appetizer) for every cocktail.
Budget: PHP 180 for tapas, PHP 280 for a main dish, PHP 50 for a small glass of pomada, PHP 180 for a margarita
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Rounding out our list is Cafe Loka, a beachside cafe on Siargao's most popular surfing spot - Cloud 9. Grab a sandwich or a cold mango shake from this open-air cafe after hitting the waves. We've tried a handful of mango shakes in Siargao and were surprisingly disappointed by the lack of sweetness in all of them, except at Cafe Loka. It didn't hurt that we were sipping on our shakes by the beach as well!
Tip: Cafe Loka set up a few small tables on the beach right in front of them so you can enjoy your food and drinks while laying on the sand.
Budget: PHP 200 for a full sandwich (PHP 120 for half), PHP 180 for a mango shake