Coron is a magical and adventurous location in the Philippines. After tiresome days exploring, you’ll want to know where to eat in Coron, to refuel and prepare for more exciting adventures. That’s where we come in. This is our guide to the best restaurants in Coron Town, suitable for all budgets & diets. We also include a section on Coron Nightlife should you want to sink a few Red Horses of an evening.
Encompassed by paradise islands and world-class dive sites, most of your days in Coron will be action-packed with island hopping tours and scuba diving. Good, nutritious food is key if you want to stay on top of your game, and thankfully, Coron does not disappoint.
Now, Filipino food sometimes gets a bad rap. Especially if your vegetarian, vegan or have other dietary requirements. But with the increase in tourism in recent years, an influx of new restaurants have opened up shop. And it’s never been easier to find great food options, regardless of your diet.
We spent almost a month in this part of the Philippines, so that’s why it’s not too difficult for us to recommend where to eat. So let’s get to it – here’s a list of our favourite restaurants in Coron.
Where to eat in Coron, Palawan – A Guide to the Best Restaurants
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Restaurants in Coron – Where to Eat
From delectable local food and creative vegan dishes, to what could be the best pizza joint in all of South East Asia, here’s where you need to be eating in Coron. We’ll also give you a guideline of what you can expect to pay for a meal at each place.
The best restaurant in Coron for Italian Food
Altrove is one of the most popular and best places to eat in Coron. With Italian food that rivals some places in Italy, it’s not too difficult to see why.
This spot is a natural favourite among the traveller crowd, therefore be prepared to wait for a table if you haven’t pre-booked. Although the food is worth the wait if you have to.
While it’s a little pricier than other restaurants in Coron Town, the generous portions and pizza topping more than make up for it.
The restaurant is open from 5 pm and take-out service is also available.
Price Range: $$ Dishes range from around 300-700 peso
The Best Restaurant in Coron for Vegetarian Food
It can be pretty hard to find good vegan or vegetarian dishes in the Philippines; however, Brujita absolutely nails it. Offering a selection of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, the food here is healthy and full of flavour!
It’s only a small restaurant, so you may have to wait around for a table; but, it is worth the wait. Take out service is also available.
Price Range: Dishes are ranged between 200-300PHP
2020 UPDATE – THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED
The Best Restaurant in Coron for Local Food
If there’s any restaurant in Coron that’s going to dispel any shitty stereotypes attached to Filipino food, it’s Lolo Nonoys. It’s the place where all the locals come to eat, so that’s how you know it’s going to be good.
This is your opportunity to try all the weird & wonderful Filipino delicacies, such as Pork Sisig (A meat dish of fried pigs face and ears), Chicken Adobo and Pancit Bihon. Delicious and affordable – what more could you ask for?
Price Range: $ – Dishes range from around 120-400PHP
The best restaurant in Coron for dinner with a view
For a tasty dinner with the best sunset view in town, then Hop Hostel is the only place to be. Set in the hills of Coron Town, the restaurant overlooks the glorious Coron bay. We experienced some of the best sunsets of our lives at Hop Hostel.
I should warn you though, this is not your average hostel menu of pizza and burgers. The menu includes delicious local dishes, salads, paninis and soups. They do a great 3 course set menu deal, and afterwards you can head to the iconic rooftop bar for drinks.
Price Range: A 3 course set meal costs 370PHP
The best restaurant in Coron for drinks and nibbles
La Sirenetta has a comprehensive menu of local & western dishes. However, we would mostly come here to indulge in their tasty appetizers and delectable cocktails.
The deep-fried cheese sticks and hummus are the perfect accompaniment with a mouth-watering mango daiquiri. Located on the water’s edge, it’s not a bad view either.
Price range: Dishes are ranged between 200-500PHP
Buko Shake Stands
We became hopelessly addicted to Buko Shakes in Coron. Quite simply a cup of iced, coconut, creamy, yumminess, they are an absolute delight to enjoy on a hot day.
You will find Buko shake stands located throughout the town; however, the best one is located just outside the Altrove restaurant.
Price Range: From 50 pesos
Vegan Restaurants in Coron
While most restaurants in Coron are happy to offer Vegan alternatives for their vegan guests, we understand the want to eat at restaurants that have specific vegan dishes.
There seem to be many more than when we first visited 2 years ago, so I did my research and here is a list of the best of them according to Happy Cow. I would also suggest you read this guide on how to survive as a vegan in the Philippines.
- Dali Dali Korean Food
- Kulay Bowls
- Levine’s Eatery
- Summer Cafe
- Wild Fern
- Herbivore Coron
- Full Lotus
- Le Voyage
Nightlife in Coron Philippines
To round off the article, here are our recommendations for nightlife spots in Coron. We hope you enjoy this magical part of the Philippines and all it has to offer.
Social Vibe – Hop Hostel Rooftop Bar – The Hop Hostel rooftop bar is undoubtedly the best sunset spot in town. Furthermore, they have an amazing resident DJ who plays every evening.
Live Reggae – Tribu Kuridas– If you like reggae music then make sure to check out the amazing live band that play here every evening from 7 pm – 10 pm. You cannot miss this bar when walking through the town of an evening… if you don’t see it, you’ll hear it!
Chilled Vibe – Hippie House – Located up in the hills of Coron Town this cool little bar is exactly what you would expect for a ‘Hippie House’. Tattoos, Reggae music and chilled vibes – nice sunset spot as well.
Party Vibe – Hangover Bar – Although there are no nightclubs in Coron, Hangover Bar is the next best thing. It’s the only place to go after 12 pm as everything else closes, but be careful, the drinks are strong and the next morning you will realise why it’s called ‘Hangover Bar’.
Karaoke – Pasabor – Filipinos love their karaoke, and we had the pleasure of going here with some local friends of ours. We certainly raised some eyebrows with our (terrible) versions of Eminem, Paramore and Whitney Houston. As long as you don’t take yourself too seriously, you are guaranteed a great night here!
Where to Stay in Coron Philippines
Hostel – Hop Hostel – Hop Hostel isn’t only the best hostel in Coron, it is the best hostel we’ve stayed in throughout our entire travels. The dorm beds are more comfortable then our bed was at home and the facilities are top notch! Another highlight is the rooftop bar boasting the best sunset view in town.
Budget Private – Ecocio Eco Hostel – If you don’t mind simple accommodation, Ecocio Eco Hostel offer super cheap private rooms in the heart of Coron Town. This eco-resort boats a garden, private hammocks, and a bbq area.
Luxury – Sophia’s Garden Resort – For a touch of luxury in Coron, Sophia’s Garden is our top choice. Our friends treated us to a couple of nights here for my birthday and we loved the onsite swimming pool and restaurant!
For more places to stay in Coron, you can check the latest prices HERE.
More on Philippines
Planning a trip to the Philippines? Check out some of our other articles to help plan your trip:
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Stay adventurous and Happy travels.
Charlotte & Natalie x
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