If Boracay can pull your feet to Aklan Province, local culture and cuisine will, too.
Aklan is one favorite tourist destination for both local tourists and foreign nationals because of the white sandy shore of Boracay Island. Its crystal blue waters and magnificent sunset capture the image of a paradise.
However, a trip to the beach is not over until you try the local food restaurants. So, for go-getters and foodies who are always on the hunt for delicious food, whether they are a local spread or international fusion cuisine, here are some local food stops you must put in your itinerary once you plan to visit Aklan Province.
Skip the fast food and try these well-loved Aklanon delicacies.
1. Nonie’s (Malay, Aklan)
Patrick Florencio and his wife Shria decided to move to Boracay in 2016 from Singapore. They were both executive recruiters before the huge shift. Nonie’s started to operate on February 14, 2017. Although not having a central beachfront location, the place still became the island’s local and tourist favorite destination. It was rated as the No. 1 restaurant in Boracay by TripAdvisor.
Nonie’s offers a different level of visual experience regarding food presentation. Yet, their fares are not only pleasing to the eyes but also to the discerning taste buds of food enthusiasts.
They serve Filipino in a flavorful and healthier way with vegetarian-friendly dishes, so if you are looking for a place to enjoy a hearty sampling without feeling guilty afterward, Nonie’s needs to be on your itinerary.
The place serves various Filipino foods such as chicken-pork adobo, grain bowls, squid sarsiado, Adlai Arroz Caldo, BBQ pork, and vegan chorizo. Asian dishes like tuna tataki, tempeh bowl, and kimchi also grace their menu. You can also have a taste of the tropical vibe with their mango banana smoothie bowl and refreshing mango shake. Nonie’s is located at Boracay Station X Hue Hotels and Resorts, Main Road, Boracay.
2. Café De Calivo (Kalibo, Aklan)
Cafe de Calivo is a top-rated and one of the best cafe restaurants in Kalibo, Aklan Province. It is consistently rated 4 to 5 stars by customers on Google and Facebook and six (6) stars on TripAdvisor for its excellent staff and service. It has the perfect ambiance for those looking for a space outside the office for meetings and casual meet-ups with friends.
The name itself came from the town’s ancient Spanish name, Calivo. The concept was finally tested and implemented in 2017 when the Kalibo Tourism and Cultural Affairs Division invited the company to join their Kalye Kulinarya sa Kalibo (KKK) Project. The said project aimed to transform Veterans Avenue into a night food strip park as part of its Kalibo Day festivities.
The small kiosk first opened with vintage black & white photos featuring the town, and the province’s past served as the cafe’s backdrop. The booth expanded to a full-scale restaurant in its current location on the Ground Floor of Angelo Fernandez Business Center in 2018. Cafe de Calivo is known for its delicious and unique local Batan bibingka cakes. Its a good place to pair the cakes with the cafe’s exceptional coffee and tea selection. Besides local delicacies, they also serve some of the best hot meals in the town.
You can also try their Adobo sa Tuba, Buffalo Wings, Tuna Sisig, Crispy Eggplant, and Crispy Kangkong, among others. The local cafe also serves different kinds of homemade pasta and burgers if you want to eat in Kalibo.
Cafe de Calivo is in the metro district of the town and is only 10-15 minutes from Camella Aklan. Camella Aklan is an Italian-Mediterranean-inspired master-planned community with complete amenities that Aklanon families enjoy the most. The residents can access the swimming pool, clubhouse, basketball court, and playground. If you are looking for a house and lot for sale in Aklan Province, with a good neighborhood and access to businesses, Camella Aklan provides just that.
3. Braun’s Restaurant (Kalibo, Aklan)
Braun’s is not only a good restaurant with good food but also holds prestige in its name. The owner of Braun’s Restaurant, Mr. Wilhelm Hubert Braun, was a great cook during his time. He used to work for prominent hotels, restaurants, and cruise ships. He even cooked for the former president Fidel V. Ramos. The year 2000 was the conception of DAKS Roast and Ribs which has innovated into Braun’s Restaurant in the present.
Braun’s Restaurant was made entirely of their father’s menu, according to his daughter, Dominic Corazon Braun-Ibardolaza. The locals love Braun’s because of its affordable price and good ambiance.
If you want to eat in Kalibo, they serve Chicken Parmigiana, Beef Tenderloin, Salpicao de Vaca, plates of pasta, different salads, etc. Their bestseller, Baby Back Ribs, is the one you should order first because locals in the entire Aklan Province love it. And there’s free wifi too in their outlet.
If you happen to stop at Kalibo, you can find Braun’s at the Roldan building, Jaime Cardinal Sin Ave, Kalibo, Aklan. They have dine-in, takeout, and delivery service options.
4. Lovie’s Kitchen (Kalibo, Aklan)
Lovie’s Kitchen is a must-visit food stop in Aklan Province because of its great vibe and affordable food selections—no wonder they have 5-star reviews on Google. If you are up for snacks, they serve Fruit Shakes, Milk Tea, Nachos, Pastas, Tacos, and their must-try, best-tasting Beef Quesadillas and Chicken Wraps for the full-on experience.
Also, don’t miss their all-day breakfast favorites, main dish, and appetite kicker, “Binalot sa Dahon ng Saging.”
Lovie’s Kitchen is at San Lorenzo Dr, Andagao, Kalibo, Aklan. They have dine-in, takeout, and delivery service options.
5. Latte Café (Kalibo, Aklan)
Latte Coffee is one of the pioneering cafes in Kalibo, Aklan. Since its launch, Latte has been locals’ and tourists’ go-to cafe. The cozy atmosphere, the homey aroma, the flavorful foods, and the calming taste of coffee are reasons why people keep coming back.
Latte in Kalibo offers extraordinary service, and they open at 7 a.m. Their menu includes breakfast meals, comfort foods, aromatic coffees, and yummy cakes for sweet teeth.
Latte is also a perfect place to hold celebrations. If you want to close some deals with clients, celebrate the graduation of a loved one, or simply eat your heart out because of a small win, Latte is a good choice for a place.
You can visit Latte at Jaime Cardinal Sin Ave, Kalibo, Aklan.
This spacious and homey local restaurant in Kalibo, Aklan is best known for its Sunday eat-all-you-can. The menu is heavy on Filipino cuisine — so if you have foreign friends who might be craving that local taste of flavors, you know where to go. Their best-selling dish is their crispy pata, together with their slow-cooked ribs. They also have desserts, pasta, and liquid refreshments in their menu lineup.
The owner of the R&A Cafe named the resto after his wife’s and daughter’s names.
R & A has three divisions: a fine dining restaurant with a beautiful interior design and decoration, a function hall that can accommodate up to 300 pax, and a hotel with five suite rooms with a large and ample parking space. You can find them at Jaime Cardinal Ave. Pook, Kalibo, Aklan.
7. Ramboy’s (Numancia, Aklan)
Ramboy’s is one of the top-rated Litson Manok and Liempo houses in Kalibo and the entire Aklan Province. It is the most visited go-to place every Christmas and birthday because it offers the best-roasted food in town. Ramboy’s first branch is in Numancia, Aklan.
Now, it has three branches in Iloilo City – SM Southpoint (above), The Riverside Boardwalk, and Molo Plaza. They also have take-out stalls in some parts of the city and other areas in Western Visayas. In Manila, they have branches in Las Piñas and BF Homes in Parañaque. TripAdvisor also ranked them as one of the best restaurants in Aklan, earning the number 2 spot.
Locals always have Ramboy’s at the table every occasion and celebration, because it has the best liempo and litson manok in town, even tourists love it too.
If you pick Aklan as your next travel destination, the nearest branch of Ramboy’s liempo and chicken place is on Numancia Highway, which is only 5-7 minutes away from the only premier community in the province, Camella Aklan.
It is a housing development in Brgy Joyao-Joyao, Numancia that offers high-quality house and lot in Aklan for local investors and OFWs who wish to live closer to paradise. If you want to frequent the best liempo and litson manok, you know where to get your permanent home.
8. Kubo Bar Garden And Restaurant (Kalibo, Aklan)
Kubo Bar Garden and Restaurant is one of Kalibo’s favorite go-to restaurants for party-goers every Friday night. The bar’s live band, the cold drinks, the mouth-watering food, and the beautiful ambiance are the things that make people come back. Kubo Resto Bar is the best place for booze, meetings, and get-togethers. That said, this bar is one thing that you should not miss when visiting Kalibo.
The customers’ favorite on their menu is the pork sisig and native chicken binakol, their best-seller. Kubo Bar and Garden offers native Filipino favorites and fresh seafood dishes such as shrimp and fish, which will surely fill your tummy.
Kubo is also one of the reliable places around Kalibo, Aklan for meetings and client presentations for freehold businesses, like Camella Aklan, because it’s just a few minutes away from the site. Property Consultants can pleasantly present their properties for sale because of the place’s relaxing vibe and ambiance.
For take-outs, they also have dine-in and takeaway service options. You can visit them at Quezon Avenue, Kalibo, Aklan. They are also accepting reservations for any occasion.
9. Panimalai Resto And Café (Kalibo, Aklan)
If you are looking for an Instagrammable place to dine in Kalibo, Aklan, then Panimalai is the perfect spot.
Panimalai is a student-friendly restaurant because of its affordable and good food. This place is always packed with people during lunchtime. It offers a lot of products on the menu. They have Pinoy foods with a different touch of cooking. They also have a good selection of fruit shakes and desserts at the most affordable price.
Combo Meals is also on their menu, the most favorite of the novice. Batchoy and Lomi are also on the list. These selections are perfect if you want to bring your entire family.
Spicy Korean Chicken is the highly recommended food on their menu. The place is small compared to others, but it has a unique ambiance and is clean and child-friendly.
Panimalai is located at P-1 C. Laserna St. Kalibo, Aklan, and their second branch is at Capitol Site (Near Post Office), Kalibo, Aklan. They offer dine-in, pick-up, and delivery services.
10. Dos Mestizos (Boracay Island, Aklan)
Dos Mestizos is a Spanish-Filipino Restaurant based at Boracay Island in Aklan Province. It is one of TripAdvisor’s best restaurants on the island.
The guys behind Dos Mestizos are Jose Carlos Remedios – Binggoy to those who know him, and Jose Ramon Nieto, the second man of the top-rated Dos Mestizos. They both choose the name of their restaurant.
Dos Mestizos’ humble beginning started when the two owners were cooking at the little corner of Boracay Station 1, and in no time, the food place snatched the attention of tourists and resto reviewers beyond the station.
They got vast recognition from the locals and tourists because of their meticulous care in choosing the ingredients and condiments to ensure quality taste. They serve dishes with Mediterranean influences and European, plus they are also a Vegetarian-friendly restaurant.
Locals recommend these must try dishes : Calamares and other seafood specialties, Callos Con Garbanzo, and Chorizos. They have the best Paella on the Island. You can find Dos Mestizos at Seawind Resort, Main road, Station 1, Balabag Boracay Island.
Los Indios Bravos
When in Boracay, do drop by Los Indios Bravos in White House Beach Resort and enjoy a great selection of craft beers with luscious Aklan baked oysters and baked scallops. Sunset sessions and sunset parties made livelier by acoustic and string musicians is a great way to end a busy day. They have happy hour and free wifi access too!
Camella Aklan, Your Gateway to Island and Food Paradise
There is no stopping an individual who craves an authentic experience of local cuisine and adventures. Elevate your experience of the locale by trying delicacies beyond fast food. So, Aklanons and tourists, ensure you are supplied with food stops to select from.
Before you reach the paradise island of Boracay at the end of your vacation, discover these local food stops that might be a fixture when you bring your peers the next time in Aklan. Do you know what’s more beautiful? When you no longer have to leave paradise when your dream home is in paradise.
For house and lot for sale in Aklan, where the best stops are within walking distance, visit Camella Aklan at Brgy. Joyao-Joyao, Numancia, and tour around the premier community. See first-hand what’s impressive about the community.
Check out our House and Lot for Sale Properties
Discover our house and lot for sale properties in the Philippines