When we travel to a new place, we always make sure that we eat right and on time (who would want a sick stomach while on travel?). That’s why on our trip to Coron, we tried our best to check out the most delicious Coron delicacies and best Coron restaurants!
Planning our trip includes finding the most cleanest, safest, tastiest and affordable (for those who are on budget) food outlets and restaurants there is. And traveling to Coron is no exception.
We stayed there for about 3 days and like everyone else, we have searched yummy Coron, Palawan delicacy and restaurants’ worth trying while we were there. Luckily, we found just that!
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Coron Restaurants to Grab a Bite
One thing we really loved about Palawan is the fresh seafood. It’s such a nice change from the seafood found usually at market stalls or groceries that we buy back home. So if you’re a seafood-lover, Coron, Palawan might just be the top choice for you!
It was a short visit but I think we have found some interesting Coron restaurants that you should try also when you visit. Here is a short but worth it recommended must-try food and Coron restaurants that you should not miss!
Lolo Nonoy’s Food Station
Our first day in Coron was mostly spent exploring the town. It was a hot day, thus we were looking for something to eat near our accommodation.
Lolo Nonoy’s was a perfect choice since it was just a few distance away from the lodge where we were staying. The place was quite popular among the locals and foreigners.
We were always passing by the place when we were going around the town and it was noticeable that there were many patrons eating here (not to mention, it was also recommended by our guide – a local of Coron – as one of the most preferred places to eat).
Lolo Nonoy’s had a simple and and homey feel about it. When we got there, the place was not too busy (it was way past lunch) so we got a pretty good selection of available seats.
There were several available dishes available at the menu. You can either choose from the available food at their food stand or order right from the menu.
The serving per menu was good for sharing, I guess, not unless you are super hungry. They had set meals which was good for us. My sister and my husband both tried Calamares and it was pretty tasty!
KT’s Sinugba sa Balay
We had our dinner at the KT’s Sinugba sa Balay also a few blocks from the lodge where we were staying.
As you are about to enter the place, the smell of the grilling food will make your mouth water with anticipation. It was a bit packed with patrons when we arrived, not a surprise since everyone must be famished (like us) as it was around 7 or 8 PM already.
We got a table near the counter and kitchen where the smell of ‘sinugba’ was pretty dominant. It took a while before our order was taken and served but I think it was understandable since there were plenty of customers at the time of our visit.
KT’s Sinugba sa Balay had a busy ambiance, and just like Lolo Nonoy’s, it was partially self-service (service water is available anytime and can be accessed near the counter, and you have to get your own spoon and fork at the same table where the service water and the glasses are placed). The set-up was pretty simple and basic.
Their menu was also good for sharing and for our dinner, we had the Seafood Mee-Goreng & Sizzling Squid. Yum-Yum!
Coron’s Lobster King is definitely a must-try if you visit this small yet busy town. It was a recommended dining option in Coron and I must say, we were not disappointed.
From the name of the restaurant itself, Lobster King’s must-try dish is the lobster itself. You get to choose what type of dish you want the lobster to be cooked (they got several selections to choose from).
The Lobster King is a few kilometers away from our accommodation, so we needed to take the local tricycle (costs around 10 Php each or 0.20 USD).
From the outside, the place looks small but upon entering, the restaurant is pretty spacious and well-lighted. They have seats on small bamboo huts aside from the usual chairs and table.
We didn’t get a chance to sit there though since it was already occupied when we arrived.
They also displayed some lobsters on an aquarium inside the restaurant for the customers wishing to see the actual lobsters that they will be eating.
We ordered our Live Lobster with butter garlic. It was delicious!
Another recommended must-try is the Santino’s Grill. Just like the Lobster King, Santino’s Grill is located a few kilometers away from our lodge (our accommodation was conveniently located near the center of the town, by the way) so we had to take the tricycle again with the same amount of fare.
Like most of Coron restaurants, Santino’s Grill is also a bit small and homey but with a more charming look. It’s dimly lit that it adds a bit of cool ambiance to the place.
We were pretty early when we arrived there, so we got to choose a fairly decent place to sit. 🙂 As the night got deeper and it got closer to having dinner, more customers had begun arriving and choosing for nice places to seat.
Some even sent a party of two to reserve their seats before the rest of their companions arrived – a sign perhaps of the popularity of the place to tourists and locals.
Santino’s must-try was the Baby Back Ribs, we on the other hand, decided to try their seafood dishes. They were as tasty as expected. 🙂
Coron Delicacy Worth Tasting
Aside from the Coron restaurants, you should also try some Coron delicacies while you are there. Here are some of our recommended food!
If there’s one thing that you should definitely try in Coron that is their Danggit Lamayo. It is a freshly marinated danggit with vinegar, pepper and garlic and is quite popular in Palawan.
We first tried it during breakfast and it was amazing! Instead of the usually sun-dried danggit found in Cebu, the Danggit Lamayo in Palawan is bigger with more fish meat that you can taste. It is best paired with vinegar and garlic rice (Yummy!).
Craving for some nuts? Well, Coron, Palawan has the Cashew Nuts to satisfy you.
I first tried the Cashew Nuts on one of our trips to Puerto Princesa before, but I never tried tasting the freshly made Cashew Nuts.
Unlike the regular peanuts, cashew nuts have this creamy taste that leaves you wanting for more.
Price ranges from 100 Php to 400 Php per pack (about 2.01 USD to 8.03 USD). Its a nice food to be munching about while you’re walking around town. Or a great snack while you are having a few moments to yourself and just enjoying the view!
I’m pretty sure there are still a lot of Coron restaurants and delicacy that are worth trying out. Granted, we were not able to explore all the food and dining places that Coron, Palawan has to offer.
We were, nevertheless, satisfied nevertheless of the choices we have made and the places we have visited.
We, however, will be updating this list when we go back and explore more. What’s your favorite restaurant or food in Coron, Palawan? We’d love to hear from you!
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Wow so many great ideas. I absolutely love seafood so this is perfect for me. Are cashew nuts really common there? I do love them but wouldn’t have thought they would have them here!
Yes, it is pretty common there in Palawan. 🙂
I didn’t visit Palawan during my recent visit to the Philippines however I am going back later in the year and I am eager to visit. I will check out your recommendations thank you.
I hope you get to enjoy it as much as I did, Kathy! 🙂
Yuuuuum, I’m drooling! Half of my family is Filipino, and I love visiting so I can eat my weight in all the delicious pork and seafood 😀 And I giggled when I saw mention of cashews—my family has gone on many a long adventure in search of fresh cashew nuts.
All of these duly noted for the next time I head to the Philippines!
Filipino dishes are really tasty! I’m glad you love it too!
That’s soo good to hear! 🙂
Such a cool looking place! The food looks delicious. I’m not a seafood fan, but everything still looks tasty 😀
LOL.. You should try some of them, Rhiannon. They are delicious!
this makes me so hungry! awesome blog post!!
Wow all of these spots look amazing! Hopefully one day i’ll be in Coron and I could try all of them! Nothing better than fresh seafood
Yeah, I hope you can try them out too! 🙂
I want to visit the Philippines but as a vegan I’m a little nervous about finding food I can eat, glad to hear cashews are popular there though!
There are actually a lot of vegan foods in the Philippines. 🙂 People here are also turning towards getting a healthier lifestyle. 🙂
Well this made me hungry!! Haha I love good seafood!
Me too! You will surely eat your heart out in Palawan! 😀
Lush! I really miss filipino food, its just so fresh! Think I’m gonna need to go back soon!
You really should! 🙂
Wow, looks so delicious! Cannot wait to visit Palawan and try out these restaurants.
It is really delicious. 🙂 I hope you can try all of these! 🙂
Omg I love food guides! Totally craving all of that right now!
Look at those yummy nuts. The food looks good and it seems you had a really good time. I enjoyed reading the post.
Yes we did 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed reading 🙂
As someone who lives in North Dakota (literally as far inland as you can get in North America…), this is REALLY making me miss seafood!!! Awesome pictures, too!
I love niche posts–like super specific, hell yeah this is the exact post I’m looking at for eating in Coron.
Thank you! I hope you can try them out when you visit! 🙂
Oh god, I should not have read this when I was hungry! Haha. This made me reeeally miss being in Asia and getting to eat like this all the time.
Hahaha! You can really eat your heart out when in Asia 🙂
Looks good! I always like to do food tours so that someone else can order for me, as I’m a picky eater and won’t be very adventurous if it’s up to me.
You can try these out when you visit Coron. 🙂
Mmm your post is making me hungry. Each meal you had looks delicious. I especially like the look of the lobster with butter garlic!
It was really delicious! 🙂
Seeing all these pictures makes me hungry 🙂 … it looks so delicious. I’m a seafood fan ! I’ve never been to Philippines but it is on my bucket list.
You should definitely visit the Philippines 🙂 We have so many places to offer and a lot of yummy food that you can try! 🙂
Wow, now I’m hungry! Sounds like such an interesting destination ?
Yes it is! It was great finding these amazing places to eat on top of the beautiful places that you can explore in Coron! 🙂
Nice post! I love seafood so really liked the feedback on “Lobster King” ?
Thank you! 🙂
I love eating when traveling! I actually visited Lobster King and Santino’s when I visited Coron this past December! Thanks for sharing pictures of the yummy food of the Philippines. I miss it
Wow! That’s great to hear!
LOL planning a trip around the food – that’s so southeast Asian! 🙂 I think we all do that !
That’s great to hear! 🙂 Hope you can try these yummy food in Coron!
This looks delicious! One of my favourite things about travelling is trying out the food. Nice post!
Thank you! I hope you can try these foods that Coron has to offer! 🙂
I’m vegan myself, so I don’t know about all the seafood and meat, but I love how local these restaurants look! Definitely the way I like to eat when I travel!
I’m sure they also have something that you can try when you visit! 🙂
Great tips and everything looks so yummy!!
Thank you! They are quite delicious! 😀
This is making me hungry! I absolutely adore seafood, and you have all my favourites here 🙂
You will surely love Palawan! They have fresh seafood! 😀
Oh my these all look SO yummy – especially the lobster!! I didn’t make it up to Coron last time I was in Palawan, but I plan to visit during my next trip. Your guide will come in handy! 🙂
That’s great to hear! 🙂 I really hope you can visit Coron, too!
Oh my goodness – this made my mouth water so much! So much incredible seafood 🙂 Thanks for the tips, I’ll be sure to refer back if we ever visit Coron!
That’s great to hear! Hope you do try these out! 🙂
Need to try some of those dishes! and the Lobsters looks FRESH!
It is fresh. They have their aquarium displayed for the lobsters to any wanting to see what they are going to eat! 🙂
This makes my mouth water! I love Lobster, and have certainly been known to travel with the pursuit of great seafood in mind! Thanks for the great tips! We’ll definitely add it to our list when we visit the Philippines!
You’re welcome. There are plenty of islands here in the Philippines that you can enjoy fresh seafood and Palawan is one of them!
That lobster looks soooo good!!
It was good and filling too! Just perfect after a day full of activities! 🙂
Lolo Nonoy’s is the best!