These New Must-Try Restaurants in Siargao Prove It's Time to Revisit the Island

PHOTO BY Instagram/ Las Palmas Villas & Casitas, Instagram/ Explorer’s Bar Sidargo ILLUSTRATION Warren Espejo

( Siargao has long been beloved for its beautiful waves, breathtaking beaches, tight-knit surf town culture, and unique island charm. It has also long been praised for its culinary culture, brimming with local eateries left and right. After the shock of a pandemic and a supertyphoon in the span of just a few years, Siargao continues to recover into a bustling surf town with tons of spirit—and damn good food


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Here’s an updated list of Siargao restaurants for your next island vacation:

Explorer’s Bar Sidargo

PHOTO BY Instagram/ Explorer's Bar Sidargo

Sushi rolls, rice bowls, and yakitori; Sidargo’s Japanese- and Hawaiian-inspired menu celebrates comfort food “served the Siargao way.” The Spicy Ahi Bowl (P300) which features fresh tuna, spicy aioli, togarashi, pickled cucumber, tobiko, and tare sauce sitting atop soft sushi rice, and the merienda-worthy Tamago Spam Musubi (P150) are quick bites you shouldn't miss. They serve some of the best cocktails in General Luna. Try the Ube Piñacolada (P250) for a vodka-based refresher with pineapple, coconut, and cinnamon, or a perfectly-executed Kakubin Highball (P250). Make sure to stop by on Tuesday nights for dusk drinking and dancing. BRB, grabbing our chopsticks.

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Explorer’s Bar Sidargo is located at Purok V, Tourism Road, General Luna, Siargao.

Bulaloan Sa Bankerohan

PHOTO BY Catalina Altamonte

A nondescript eatery alongside General Luna’s most popular, bustling road, Bulaloan Sa Bankerohan (as its name suggests) keeps a huge pot of bulalo boiling at the shop’s facade. Order a savory, tasty, hot bowl of Bulalo (P270), served with a heaping serving of sliced cabbage and steaming rice on the side for a touch of comfort as your day winds down. Also on the menu: Sizzling Bulalo (P300) and Litson Kawali (P180). The best part? It’s open ‘til late! Stop by to sober up after a night out.


Bulaloan Sa Bankerohan is located at Purok V, Tourism Road, General Luna, Siargao.


PHOTO BY Instagram/ Siago Beach Resort

Tulum-inspired Siago Beach Resort also hosts a vibrant, colorful cafe with a beachfront view. The Grilled Cheese and Chimi (P320) has melty emmental cheese, sauteed shiitake, and red chimichurri sandwiched between crusty slices of bread; their refreshing Smoothie Bowls (P280) bring together bright combinations of fresh fruit and antioxidants for that post-surf recovery. Wrap up brunch by checking out their bar menu; as Yardstick Coffee partners, you can never go wrong with a little coffee on the side.


Siago is located at Purok V, Tourism Road, General Luna, Siargao.

Las Palmas Restaurant and The Spotted Pig Cafe

PHOTO BY Instagram/ Las Palmas Villas & Casitas

Located down Tourism Road on the Catangan side is Las Palmas Villas and Casitas, home to two restaurants with delicious eats and beautiful spaces. Las Palmas Restaurant draws inspiration from Western, Latin, and Asian cuisine, with its walls adorned with tropical murals to get the vibe right! Order the deep fried risotto balls a.k.a. Arancini (P190) for starters, and dig into the Spicy Seafood (P380)—a platter of mussels, shrimp, squid, and fish in spicy coconut sauce for dinner.

PHOTO BY Instagram/ Spotted Pig

Located outside the resort is The Spotted Pig Cafe, which features brunch dishes and specialty coffee starting 8 a.m. The Smoked Salmon Benedict (P400) is a bestseller and cafe favorite, with homemade smoked Norwegian salmon, calamansi hollandaise, and poached eggs sitting along toasted English muffins, and the Adlai Chicken Salad (P350) features locally-grown adlai, chicken breast, pesto, and baslamic yogurt dressing.


Las Palmas and The Spotted Pig Cafe are located at Tourism Road, Barangay Catangan, General Luna, Siargao.

Kanin Baboy

PHOTO BY Instagram/ Kanin Baboy

Kanin Baboy’s menu isyou guessed itall about Filipino comfort food. Dig into the Lechon Sinigang (P210), the Lechon Kawali (P195), and the Lechon Sisig (P195) for deeply savory and tasty eats that won’t break the bank. Their vegetable side dishes also shine. Try the Ensaladang Talong (P120) or the Ginataang Kalabasa (P120) to cut through all the pork-y richness. Pro tip: you can ask for a serving of their piping hot tamarind miso soup on the side!


Kanin Baboy is located at Purok V, Tourism Road, General Luna, Siargao.

White Beard Coffee

PHOTO BY Instagram Whitebeard Coffee

Early risers, make sure to hit this spot in the morning! Open from 7 a.m. ‘til noon, White Beard Coffee is a breakfast spot that does Filipino rice meals, French toasts, waffles, and eggs benny with an extensive coffee menu. Their Flat White (P120) and Iced Spanish Latte (P140) will give you that kick to power through island hopping, and their Bacon and Egg Waffles (P170) are both comforting and filling. When available, grab a pastry for the road: ensaymada, banana bread, croissants, and cinnamon Danish rolls are often on rotation.


White Beard Coffee is located at Purok I, General Luna, Siargao.


PHOTO BY Instagram/ Kurvada Siargao

Kurvada serves food carinderia-style, with a display of trays and plates at the storefront. The spot is known for its vegan and vegetarian food options, as well as its chicken, pork and seafood satay paired with nasi gorengall at affordable price ranges of P150 to P350.


Kurvada is located at Purok 3, General Luna, Siargao.

Big Belly

PHOTO BY Instagram/ Big Belly Burgers

Nothing hits the spot more than a burger by the beach. Big Belly’s range of burgers include Wagyu Smash Burgers (P360), Pollos Hermanos (P340) featuring crunchy boneless fried chicken, a Choriburger (P280), and even a plant-based Green Marc (P360). Don’t forget the animal-style Chorifries (P280) or uber-cheesy Overloaded Fries (P220)!


Big Belly is located at Tourism Road, General Luna, Siargao.

Old favorites are still busy and bustling, for those wanting to revisit mainstay restaurants of Siargao: Greenhouse and Shaka Cafe for breakfast and brunch, Bravo for Spanish fare and bang-for-your-buck Happy Hour drinks, Kermit for pizza, Harana for Filipino comfort food, Warung for Malaysian and Indonesian dinners, and Barrel for killer grilled chicken, burgers, and comfort food (they deliver late into the night now, too!).

To wrap it up: a quick tip for those looking to satisfy a hankering for a night out–check out Explorer’s Bar Sidargo on Tuesdays, Harana on Saturdays, or Banhaw, Mama Coco, or El Lobo throughout the week and dance away.

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