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“Great food! Great people!”

Aplaya the Beach Bar & Italian Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 307 Restaurants in Boracay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $5
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe, Wine Bar
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: APLAYA, Restaurant&Cocktail Bar on the beautiful white sand beach of Boracay. Conveniently located at the end of Station One, next to Boracay Beach Resort, the most happening place in Boracay! Aplaya ultimate goal is to move the local entertainment to an international level. We serve quality Italian food, with most of the imported food. You can expect delicious Pasta and pizza, but you will be refreshed by our well seasoned fish, prime cut meat platters. All of which you can enjoy during a breath taking Boracay sunset with great music.
Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Food and service was wonderful! We liked going to different resturants each night but found ourselves back here twice. The manager Sara and staff (jovelle) were lovely and when asking about our holiday we mentioned it was our honeymoon, Sara gave us some shots and a special dessert.
The mixed grill and seafood raviolli were our favourite dishes, also if you want to treat yourself, the lobster was amazing! Highly recommend

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Sarita D, General Manager at Aplaya the Beach Bar & Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2014

Dear guests
It was a real pleasure to have had you here with us and to have been able to share a little piece of that warmth of yours!
We hope you had a nice flight back home and hope to see you next year with the same joy and smile as we saw you now!
Sincerely yours,
Sara

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Reviewed April 29, 2014

Aplaya is completely the kind of restaurant you'are looking for when you go on vacation. The story is in your plate and all around you :). With an amazing view on white beach, a very few restaurant in Boracay propose such a combination between good music, friendly team and amazing food. My advices ? Try the mojito pasta, you will be delighted by such a mix between food ans beverage. And last but not least...you are on vacation..take your time for talking with the manager, Sarita, she will give you all the good plans you could find in Boracay !!

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3  Thank Simplissimmo
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

The food was very good and affordable. The presentation was nice and the location is perfect. We did several restaurants in Boracay and it is difficult to find a good one. We were glad to try Aplaya and will highly recommend it. We did not try any cocktails but the only negative point I can think of is the fruit shakes we ordered, where they put ice cubes in the glasses. A little bit disappointing compared to the amazing fruit shakes you can get everywhere else.
But overall this restaurant is a must try in Boracay.

4  Thank CDominik
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We went there for dinner and all in all its a very nice place.
Staff was nice and attentive, the interior quite cool - both the beachside and the restaurant around the bar-area.
Quite a nice wine-menu at fair prices.
We chose 2 pasta dishes - spaghetti carbonara a la chef, and penne 4 cheeses with walnuts - the carbonara was perfect, the penne was ordinary and the walnuts missing except 1 on the top on the penne!
It is a bit strange that a nice Italian restaurant does not have a pepper grinder - but serves powder pepper!
Their expresso is perfect made on a pro coffee-maker, almost felt we were in Italy, until the informed us that they only had ONE expresso-cup.... We "solved" the problem by ordering a double expresso in a bigger cup! Nice grappa.

Total bill 2.680 - fair!

All in all a nice place also for hanging out after dinner and MUCH better than the normal standard of Boracay restaurants.

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3  Thank DonaMalaga
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Sarita D, General Manager at Aplaya the Beach Bar & Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

Dear Guest

Thanks for your kind review on our restaurant Aplaya! We are happy to hear that your experience here was pretty much satisfactory.

I don't usually see myself in such a position that I have to present my excuses to one of our guests, but I surely owe you an explanation :

I am shocked to hear that you were told we only had one espresso cup as we DO have more, unless they were being used by some other costumers? We had a little accident with broken coffee cups one morning but they were immediately replaced as, as you can imagine, being an Italian restaurant we are pretty proud of our coffee! So sorry about that!

Regarding pepper, we have not one but 6 pepper grinders, I'll be sure to find out why weren't you offered one as that's an automatic response from our waiters when we serve pasta.

From what I've read I'm pretty sure you had a good experience overall, we also know perfection is a kind of difficult feature to achieve having been opened for 2months although I'll be truly delighted to offer you 2nice espressos if you are still in the island!

If not, thanks anyway for your support and for taking time in reviewing Aplaya on Tripadvisor!

Warmly,

Sara S.D

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Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely chicken and mushroom dish but the side battered fried veggies were ordinary. Service was too slow and communicating with the waitress wasn't that flash either. Would still recommend dinner.

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