By Celina Sol CruzSiargao

For foodies like me, we both know that there are more destinations or tourist spots other than the hidden beaches and secret caves and lagoons. Food is also ~always~ a destination and one of the questions I find myself asking ~repeatedly~ is “where should I eat today?”

So for all you foodies traveling to Siargao soon, I know you want to know the answer to this big question: Where to eat in Siargao? This post is part of a 2-part blog post of our Travel Guide to Siargao. Read the first part here: Travel Guide to Siargao: Where to Stay and What to Do.

1. Kermit Restaurant and Pizzeria

Kermit Restaurant and Pizzeria is one of the most popular food spots in Siargao. Every time we asked locals for their recommendations, their answer would be Kermit and we couldn’t agree any less. Kermit Siargao is famous for its homemade pasta and brick-oven make-your-own pizza and of course, its daily happy hour (4 to 7 PM and all night on Fridays). We probably ate here 4 times during our whole trip (and that was even trying to stop ourselves so we can try other restaurants – we could’ve eaten here every night, no questions asked).

If you want to be seated right away, I suggest you make a reservation and call +63 977 856 3321 (the place is jam-packed every night!).

Must try: Truffle Pasta, Foccaccia, Pizza Margarita Pizza, Mojito (so fresh and so good!) and Piña Colada – Click here for their full menu
Price point: PHP 250 to PHP 450


2. Barrel Bar

Barrel Bar is a 24/7 hookah lounge and bar grill famous for its roast chicken. We ordered 2 whole chicken to share among all 6 of us and rice and salad on the side. We loved how tasty and juicy the chicken was. It’s true what they say, it’s not just a roast chicken – it’s barrel chicken! While waiting for our orders, my friends and I used the pool table and played a game of Killers. Pretty fun and chill place to hangout at night!

Must Try: Barrel Chicken
Price point: PHP 250


3. 101 Bar

If you are looking for the perfect spot to eat overlooking the ocean or watching the sunset, you should try out and visit 101 Bar in Cloud 9 area. They have a wide variety of food offerings from famous international and local dishes. This place was suggested to us by Lin, one of the locals we met at Shaka, and it did not disappoint!

Must Try: Mango Chicken Curry
Price point: PHP 180 to PHP 350

Yourlocalocals-Siargao-Ocean 101 Bar

 4. Shaka Bowls

What better way to start the day than with healthy smoothie bowls? Shaka is an all-day breakfast bar serving power bowls, fresh smoothies, cold-pressed juices, and specialty coffee. They are open from 7 AM to 5 PM. Spent 3 out of my 7 mornings here, loved the vibe so much cause everyone seemed so happy and healthy (hehe).

Must Try: Super Bowl, Bom Dia, Flat White Coffee
Price point: PHP 250 to PHP 350

Yourlocalocals-Siargao-Shaka Bowls

5. Kitya’s Place

Kitya’s place has a cozy and relaxing atmosphere that offers hearty and healthy meals that you will surely love. It’s easy-going and chill, a place where you can enjoy your meals on beanbags over a game of Jenga and other card games.

Must Try: Fruit Bowl & Vegetarian Omelette
Price point: PHP 180 to PHP 250
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Yourlocalocals-Siargao-Kitya's Place-Fruit bowl

6. Mama’s Grill

This place serves local grilled delicacies from intestines to chicken and pork meat. They’re only open from 4 PM onwards. Make sure to get there early because the place is always packed. Waiting time for the food is also quite long, patience is required.

Tip: Careful with the spicy sauce, it is really spicy hehe.

Must Try: Chicken thigh & Hungarian sausage
Price point: PHP 15 to PHP 80 per stick

Yourlocalocals-Siargao-Mama's Grill

 7. Bravo

If you are looking for an authentic Spanish restaurant, you should definitely head to BRAVO and try the different tapas and Spanish paellas by Chef David. Their restaurant is also a good and quiet place to chill in the afternoon right in front of the beach and they have comfortable lounges and pool area where you can get your tan on.

Must Try: Slow Cooked Coconut Pork Curry and Peri-Peri Chicken Thighs – click here for the full menu.
Price point: PHP 250


8. Buddha’s Surf Resort

Buddha’s Surf Resort Restaurant is a British gastro-pub with an Asian fusion. I really loved the vibe of their restaurant their restaurant– the music is good, they offer free wifi, and they have a lot of games and entertainment all over the place. Ssiala and I got to play Foosball, pingpong and monopoly deal!


Must Try: Curry & Filipino breakfast
Price point: PHP 250 to PHP 300

9. Paluto

So, this is not a restaurant (haha) but on days that we went to Sugba Lagoon and the 3-island tour, we decided to go to the market early and buy some fresh fish, fruits, salad, and octopus to bring to the islands. They have Paluto stations in Sugba Lagoon and Daku island where they charge PHP 30 to PHP 50 per kilo to cook the fresh ingredients you brought. You can ask them to grill it, cook it with soup or anything you want, as long as they know how to do it.



Happy eating in Siargao!

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