Boracay has become a tourist trap in many ways. One local Filippino guy wrote online to be wary of the cheap buffet restaurants on the beach. With the food sitting in trays for hours on end, and with multiple dirty hands using the same serving utensils, he said he would not eat there if his life depended on it.
One place on the to go list is Dos Mestizos in Station 3 besides the police station. It is a bit far to get to but it is 100% worth it. This restaurant has atmosphere and character galore. It is very clean and comfortable, away from the noise and riffraff of the beach. The food here is Spanish and the house speciality is their amazing paella. My wife and I shared a shellfish paella for two; we called ahead so we did not have to wait too long as it can take an hour to prepare. The dish was filled with fresh seafood- incredible flavour, just like the paella we had in Spain. We shared a huge delicious Caesars salad, better than most back home in Canada, as well as a tasty squid crevice.
The service was efficient and good. With a fruit juice and a bottle of water, the bill came out to 40$US, 10% service charge automatically included.
I don't think the restaurant is expensive. Prices seem good for the food you are eating. Basically in Boracay as in everywhere else, you get what you pay for. Spend a bit more at Dos Mestizos, and you will enjoy a meal which you will remember, and which will enrich your vacation experience.
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December 20, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind comments about Dos Mestizos, the quality of the food we serve and the service we extend to our guests. We hare happy that you have found your dining experience to be good value for money and we hope you recommend us to your friends visiting the island. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Boracay Island.
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