8 MUST-TRY RESTAURANTS IN CORON, PALAWAN

8 MUST-TRY RESTAURANTS IN CORON, PALAWAN

Heading to Coron anytime soon? If you’re a foodie like me who wants to try all the yummy restaurants and loves to eat two dinners in one night, here’s a short list of the best places to eat in Coron, Palawan. Trying different restaurants in a new place is also an adventure for me. Like it doesn’t stop at island hopping or city tours. Whenever I travel, I make sure to try the highest rated restaurant in town right after landing and work my way from there to discovering some hidden gems recommended by the locals. I must admit, food sometimes gets the biggest chunk of my travel fund so I make sure to spend it somewhere that’ll make me and my tummy happy. Here’s a list of our favorite eats in Coron. Enjoy!!

Lobster King best restaurant in Coron Palawan

1. Lobster King

We went straight here after dropping our luggage at the hotel. We were craving for lobster and Lobster King didn’t disappoint. This restaurant has been recommended so many times by my fellow travel bloggers and I couldn’t wait to try it myself. We were the only guests during lunch time so we initially thought that the place was closed. The restaurant usually opens at 10:00am. The staff informed us that we’ll be needing to wait for around 20 minutes since the freshly caught lobster was still on its way. No problem! We first had the classic calamari for appetizer, also ordered some sizzling gambas together with the butter and garlic lobster paired with a cup of white rice. So yummy and filling!! I couldn’t think of a better meal to officially start our island trip.

Price: $$$

LobsterKing facebook page

 Lolo Nonoy's budget restaurants in coron

2. Lolo Nonoy’s

The most recommended restaurant by the locals. And by locals, I’m talking about hotel staff and tricyle drivers that we met while in Coron. At Lolo Nonoy’s, you can choose from the ready to eat food displayed beside the cashier but I don’t really recommend it since you wouldn’t know if the food on display was freshly cooked or have been there for a few hours already. But if budget is your priority, go for the food on display. If you’re the type of person who prefers freshly cooked meal, you can opt to order from the menu. That’s what we did. We had blue marlin steak for dinner which was INCREDIBLY delicious (I highly recommend it. Seriously. No drama.) and the super yummy tuna sisig! Love, love, love. I usually eat only a half cup of rice and my boyfriend usually eats the other half. Not this time! He had to order his own extra rice.

Price: $-$$

Lolo Nonoy’s facebook page

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mac and chesse comfort food coron palawan

3. Viewdeck Grill House

Viedeck Grill House is one of the modern restaurants in Coron Town. It is located on a rooftop with ample lighting, giving guests a really laidback vibe. Couple that with their well curated sinful menu and wide range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Viewdeck serves comfort food such as pasta, burgers, and all the other good stuff you’re always craving, for a reasonable price. I have to mention their excellent customer service too! It’s the perfect spot for anyone looking for a place to let the time pass before going back to the hotel.

Price: $$-$$$

Viewdeck’s facebook page

couple seafood lunch on boat coron palawan

4. Island Lunch by Boat Crew

You cannot miss this. You just can’t. Our boat crew wore different hats during our tour. They were excellent tour guides and we learned interesting things about Coron, the Culion islands, its people and what everything looks like back in the days. They also make a good company and Bry and I never felt bored during our trip. It seemed like we were just hanging out with some old friends. Lastly, I don’t know about this. But of all the restaurants we’ve tried in Coron, the meals cooked by our boat crew was the most memorable by far. I don’t know if it’s because of the setting…We had lunch on our boat while docked in the middle of the sea with turquoise crystal clear water surrounding us and the magnificent limestone cliff for a view…or was I just hungry? Anyway, they served us grilled tuna, butter and garlic shrimps (oh my goodness), and oh so bright yellow sweet mangoes!! This was the closest thing I had to Cloud 9.

Price: $

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5. Levine’s Restaurant

Levine’s can easily be located because if its iconic sign – a large red smoking pot. The restaurant is located on a rooftop as well and can only accommodate a number of guests. The menu was affordable and delicious. We had sweet and sour fish and buffalo wings. The only downside was the place was too dark for us (the reason why I don’t have a photo to show). I could barely see the fish we were eating, not to mention it was not fillet. lol. But it was good! Then came the power outage. We were eating with one slim candle stick in the middle of our table that served as light. Too romantic, I guess?

Price: $-$$

Levine’s facebook page

top restaurants in coron palawan for sunset

Romantic dinner sunset at La Sirenetta mermaid Coron Palawan

6. La Sirenetta BAR & RESTAURANT

Ahhh..La Sirenetta..my favorite sunset spot in Coron. La Sirenetta is located at the end of the reef alongside where boats dock, giving guests full view of Coron Bay. We had their delicous pizza and it was served huge! Paired with a bottle of beer all while watching the sunset. The place had a laidback and romantic vibe which makes it a perfect stop for couples looking to relax and slow down after an overwhelming day that consist of non-stop island hopping.

Price: $$$

La Sirenetta Bar & Restaurant’s facebook page

Pedro's Gelato ice cream top restaurants in Coron palawan

7. Pedro’s Gelato

Located in Coron Town is this small gelato parlor. Probably the only specialty store that serves delicious gelato. We sat at their high table outside while eating our gelato and while watching people pass by. Simple experiencees like this definitely counts!

Price: $

Pedro’s Gelato facebook page

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8. Hunt’s Restaurant/Pride Deck Bar by The Funny Lion

During our first day in Coron, we spent the whole day trying to maximize our stay at The Funny Lion Hotel since there were no island tours available that could start at 11AM. All boats have already left the town by 9AM. We initially spent the day lounging at the main pool. Then moved to Pride Rock Deck Bar in the afternoon to sip some cocktails while enjoying their jacuzzi. The Pride Rock Deck Bar is located on the rooftop of our hotel, giving guests a magnificent sunset view in Coron Bay. We tried their Margarita Pizza and Safari cocktails while waiting for the sunset. Hunt’s Restaurant, the hotel’s main restaurant serves excellent food too! Their breakfast had a wide range of selections from pastries, to your everyday cereals, plus my favorite – egg station! and lot more. Tip: get a table beside the pool to get the jungle vibe experience at the funny lion hotel.

Price: $$$

The Funny Lion’s Facebook Page

 

All restaurants mentioned above are reachable via tricycle for around Php10 per person per ride. Most of them are located within Coron town. Thus, restaurants are also walking distance if you’re staying in the center. These are just some of the restaurants we got to try during our four day trip in Coron, Palawan. The food and night scene in Coron is still quiet unlike in other beach paradise like Boracay or Cebu. Fast food establishments are also not allowed to enter the market in Coron. I hope this kind of governance remains until forever in order to protect and support the livelihood of the locals.

What’s your favorite restaurant in Coron? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

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15 Comments

  1. February 17, 2018 / 5:32 pm

    Yummy yummy yummy, I want all this in my tummy. All these places look amazing but for me, I want to check out the Island Lunch by Boat Crew. This would be an amazing experience. Was there a lot of wind blowing of the sea whilst eating?

    • February 18, 2018 / 7:30 am

      Hi Danik! Just the right amount of wind to enjoy our lunch. 😉

  2. Linda At LDHTravelAtWill
    February 17, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    I will start off by saying that I have not even heard of Coron, Palawan. So I would definitely have no idea where to eat. But after reading this post, I would certainly want to visit for the food. The lobster, shrimp and calamari at Lobster King would keep me coming back. Especially if I can finish with Pedro’s gelato! The boat experience sounded ideal too. I know where to look if I ever visit Coron, Palawan!

    • February 18, 2018 / 7:31 am

      Hi Linda! Coron, Palawan is one of the best islands in the Philippines. Hope you’d consider visiting soon! It’s a lovely tropical destination. 🙂

  3. February 18, 2018 / 12:15 am

    See, I’d say this would be a perfect 8 day stay – but i just KNOW i’d need to try every place twice >< hahah

    • February 18, 2018 / 7:33 am

      It’s nicer the second time around, right? 😀

  4. WorldLillie
    February 18, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    YUM! I haven’t been to Palawan yet, but of all these options, Island Lunch by Boat Crew stands out. Love the idea of eating fresh food while surrounded by turquoise water — and looks like the prices are great, too!

  5. February 19, 2018 / 3:03 am

    Palawan itself is very beautiful and what more do you want than eating in one of those gorgeous restaurants? Or probably more? 🙂
    I want to check Island Lunch by Boat Crew. It looks exotic. And all the food look so yummy.

  6. February 19, 2018 / 6:24 am

    This is called perfect timing! I am going to the Philippines in 2 weeks and will be staying in Coron for 3 days and I am a foodie who LOVES to try new cuisines, local flavours and food wherever I travel to and Southeast Asian food is the best in the world! Thank you for all these recommendations, I am now bookmarking this post. I’m not sure how many of these I am going to have the chance to try but it’ll sure be helpful in picking the best places!

    • February 20, 2018 / 2:20 am

      Food is love, right? 😉 Enjoy you stay in Coron! You will love it there. 🙂

  7. February 19, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    Man o man! That is what I can call food with a view.. So yum everything looks!

  8. February 20, 2018 / 7:17 am

    I am such a foodie like you!! Totally loving your list of foodie delights in Coron, Palawan.

    Lobster King looks sensational and Lolo Nonoy’s sounds delicious. You definitely have to take advice from the locals, is totally the way to find the best eats. So many places to eat but what an amazing view at La Sierentta, gorgeous!!

  9. February 20, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    These foods look absolutely delicious! I don’t usually eat lobster – but I can imagine how delicious and fresh it is here!

  10. February 21, 2018 / 2:41 am

    I’ve never heard of Coron Palawan, where is this place? That La Sirenetta is definitely my favourite. They can feed me paper and I will eat it just for that view. Wow. Either that or I will order everything off the menu so I don’t have to leave.

  11. February 21, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    Coron seems like an astonishing travel destination and these restaurants seem to offer a mouth-watering dishes, Tala! I would especially love to visit the Levine’s restaurant!

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