A Foodie's Guide to the Must-Try Restaurants in El Nido

Updated: Feb 9

El Nido has a slew of activities for every type of traveler so we’ve rounded up a list of places to try for the foodie-type! These restaurants are highly-recommended by locals and other tourists.



Grab a friend, book a table with the best view and enjoy these hearty and scrumptious servings.

1. Republica Sunset Bar


Catch the best view of the golden sunset with an ice-cold drink atop a hill. The restaurant serves amazing cocktails, Spanish tapas and jugs of sangria!


2. V and V Bagels

This unassuming restaurant serves up some of the best New York-style bagels, burgers and other meals for the best breakfast or brunch go-to in El Nido. V and V Bagels also brews a strong cuppa perfect for a day of island activities.


3. Happiness Beach Bar

Happiness is not just a state of mind but also a great place to hang in El Nido that serves the most delicious Mediterranean food and breathtaking coastal views. Happiness Beach Bar also has vegetarian, pescetarian and kosher options for every dietary need. Don't miss Happy Hour, from 2pm - 6pm, for their delicious and unique cocktails.


4. Giovanni's Pizza

Head over to Giovanni's Pizza House for a traditional pizza cooked in a Zanoli oven. Best paired with their delicious cocktails and best shared with friends.


5. Art Café

The Art Cafe is known for their delicious food, strong wi-fi and sustainable practices. The cafe has an extensive menu of seafood, pizzas, pasta and salad with ingredients grown from their own farm.


6. Cafe Athena

Craving for Greek cuisine? Cafe Athena serves authentic Greek souvlaki, moussaka, lamb gyro and sweet potato fries with amazing views of the beach.


7. Local Provisions

The Local Provisions Kitchen + Mini Bar offers both local flavors and modern cuisine, which can satisfy any craving. Hearty and delicious meals are served using the freshest ingredients from the local market.


8. Kopi and Bake

Don't miss Kopi & Bake's freshly baked goodies and desserts with a cup of coffee while enjoying a magical view of the sunset. They also have a selection of herbal blend tea perfect for a session with friends.


9. The Nesting Table

The Nesting Table is perched on the mountainside with a view overlooking the sea making it the perfect place for a romantic meal. The view, the interior and food are always gram-worthy and amazing.

10. Bella Vita

Bella Vita's authentic Italian pizzas are always freshly baked for that unforgettable first bite. Best enjoyed by the beach or in the restaurant with a bottle of ice cold beer.

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