Chef David Lopez serves mouthwatering Spanish dishes, vegetarian choices and Asian specials at one of the island’s coolest hangouts. The spacious, open-plan design — fusing industrial chic with the tropical charm of local materials — maximizes both the daytime views and the beach-side breeze. Plant yourself on one of their comfy couches for a super-chilled sundowner, with a few tapas to share.
The only Indonesian restaurant on the island gives visitors a unique alternative to all the Western and Filipino dining establishments around. Make sure to say hi to Kaka, the cheerful chef of Warung, who moved to Siargao all the way from Bandung. Siargao Villas; +63 916 204 3782
An interesting fusion of Italian and Filipino cuisine, La Carinderia is a roadside eatery with a friendly vibe. It’s as casual as it gets here: thatched roofing, no walls and packed earth as flooring. We recommend the eggplant polpetta and homemade ginger beer.
This story first appeared in the September 2017 issue of Smile magazine.