Romancing Under the Stars: 8 Affordable Yet Romantic Restaurants in Palawan
8 affordable yet romantic restaurants in Palawan are a honeymooner’s go to, in Puerto Princesa Coron, and El Nido
Part of romance is good food. For honeymooners there are 8 affordable yet romantic restaurants in Palawan not to be missed as part of the getaway experience.
La Terrasse Café
Al fresco dining ascends to a whole new level at La Terrasse Café, on Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa. The tranquil garden atmosphere is an excellent place to savor European favorites such as crème brulee, or fusion takes on adobo and hummus. This is also a place ideal for the health-conscious couple, as the menu offers vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.
Badjao Seafront Restaurant
Along Abueg Road is a culinary gem, especially for couples who wish to have the sun setting over the beach as a backdrop to a delicious meal. The Badjao Seafront Restaurant, as the name suggests, specializes in serving up the fruits of the sea. Diners can savor simple favorites such as grilled fish or go for more gourmet selections such as stuffed squids or crabs in spicy sauces. The bracing sea breeze will help banish the ‘food coma’ and keep one’s head clear for the evening ahead.
The Smoky Place
What appears as an unassuming beach side kiosk by day comes alive at sundown. Located on Sabang Beach, this pizzeria uses locally grown ingredients to treat diners to a laid-back dinner under the stars. Although the place mainly offers pizza, the painstaking care put into each pie makes every bite worth it! The very al fresco facilities are also great for the more adventurous couple, or those who really want an unobstructed view of the beautiful beach.
La Sirenetta Restaurant and Bar
What is more romantic than a beachside dinner? Eating over the water! La Sirenetta offers this experience in a very chill and relaxed atmosphere perfect for kicking off a long evening with a loved one. The fare here is lighter, revolving around bar staples, but is excellent for a leisurely hour watching the sun set over the sea.
For some couples, pasta, pizza and gelato are the only things that spell amore! Located on Rosario street in Coron town proper, Trattoria Atrove offers an accessible Italian dining experience. Not to be missed are the pizzas cooked in a woodfire oven. The sleek aesthetic of the place is more akin to modern Italian than a traditional bistro, but it does not detract from the romance of sharing a plate of pasta with that special someone.
Food is a love language on its own, and what better place to enjoy this than at Santino’s Grill? Located in the Coron town proper, this place is a favorite both among locals and tourists. It is the place to go for a foodie couple intent on immersing in the culture of the place, or a pair simply wanting to enjoy a feast without breaking the vacation budget!
Ristorante La Lupa
After a day island hopping in El Nido, a hearty meal at Ristorante La Lupa will do much for relaxation. Situated in Sitio Lugadia, this place prides itself on serving the most authentic Italian food in El Nido. The portions are said to be generous, and enough to satisfy even the hungriest traveller. Ristorante La Lupa also offers other Mediterranean dishes as well as a full bar to keep the party varied and going all night long.
The Nesting Table
Guests to the Birdhouse in El Nido may be familiar with the Nesting Table’s scenic view of Bacuit Bay. This secluded haven atop a cliff makes it a perfect getaway for a meal, or even longer. The menu at the Nesting Table is rather eclectic with both Western and local offerings. Vegetarians and vegans will also feel very much at home here due to the selections that cater to their dietary requirements.
The fact remains that it is difficult to woo on an empty stomach. For lovers young and old in Palawan, these 8 restaurants are a godsend to keep the romance going, from dusk to dawn.
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