Food and Dining
Good Food & Drink in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu Philippines
Please visit Blue Ice when in Santa Fe, and stop in for their Happy Hour drink Specials (everything from frosty cold San Mig beers to your favorite top brand liquors & more) before enjoying their famous cuisine.
Blue Ice is also very Music Friendly, so ask Andy to put on your favorite CD or music DVD, as the collection features everything from the Rolling Stones on down.
HR Music Bar & Restaurant: *Click here & on the Floating Bar banner above, to go to the HR Music Bar Web Resource.
Enjoy drinks & daily drink & food specials in a cool music atmosphere, playing everything from Reggae to Led Zeppelin - the open -air HR Music Bar is a popular place to be in the middle of Santa Fe, so come early on the weekend evenings & secure a table for you & yours to relax at, after the Floating Bar closes.
Very good food from breakfast through dinner, from a menu that features everything from Pastas, Burgers, Sausages, Baguettes & Swedish Favorites, to sandwiches and light fare.
Website Sponsor Hard Kock Kafe in Santa Fe: Great Curry, Burgers, Seafood, Filipino & American dishes with daily specials & Great Breakfasts - ice cold beers a specialty, and their signature G'nT/gin & tonic make HK a very popular bar.
HK Kafe's kitchen is turning out some really great food & meals that consistantly please travelers visiting Bantayan Island, so do yourself a favor for your Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner - get yourself to HK Kafe and have a look at their varied menu, then relax and enjoy your meals.
Contact HK Kafe: (32)438-9075 Reservation Landline (outside Philippines: +63-32-438-9075)
mobile: 0920-668-1268 (outside Philippines, dial +63-920-668-1268) email HK Kafe
Mabuhay Balikbayan Restaurant: On Batobalonas St., a lovely bamboo decor restaurant, that just opened an addition street side for casual meals, snacks & drinks, in April 2007.
Asian and Western style dishes, and many varieties of Pizza in a very relaxing atmosphere.
Good Bar, and a varied menu - this is a very popular place to eat, and especially refreshing while enjoying a drink or snack while relaxing at the street side counter.
The Rolling Stone: (currently closed) you'll find The Rolling Stone featuring Great Burgers (American Style & Filipino) & Imported Hot Dogs (the real thing) along with a few Swedish Favorites, sausages, lighter but filling snacks, sandwiches & soft drinks.
Try their huge 300gm. Jumbo Burger & the Real Hot Dogs; you won't be disappointed.
LT's RestoBar & Videoke: (currently closed) Get your fill of kareoke & videoke while enjoying cold San Mig beer at LT's (located on the road going towards St. Bernard's - LT's is on the right, before St. B's)
Contact LT's: +63-915-239-8394 & 918-749-9972
The White Sand's: The only Gourmet Restaurant On The Beach in Santa Fe. (Closed)
Lonely Planet calls it "..a dining exerience straight out of the imagination..."
Renowned restaurateur Robert Franco offers a true gourmet experience featuring fine dining right on the beach, in a romantic shoreline restaurant and regarded as some of the best food on the Island.
Robert's a very gracious host, and the ambiance here is second to none - the menu features such delicasies as Scallops in brandy & cream sauce, US Angus Beef, Seafood Lasagna, Thai Inspired Grouper, French Crepes & Wafers, Sinigang & Tinola and much more - put The White Sands at the top of your list for comfortable, casual dining when you come to Bantayan Island.
D'Jungle: (Closed Aug.2011: Re-Opening Nov.2011 under NEW UK Management - CLOSED Feb.2013) Bring Your Appetite! now offering a fantastic 40+ course nightly All You Can Eat Buffet for P295. "Eat all you can - Eat all you want" w/Bottomless Ice Tea, and an ala-carte menu is available during the week.
Opened in April 2007 by Robert from The White Sand's, D'Jungle Mongolian Grill & BBQ features an open pit circular grill where you can watch your dishes prepared right before your eyes: Fresh Seafoods (shrimps/Visayan Oysters/scallops/crab/BBQ local fish) 6hr. slow cooked Spare Ribs, Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Italian Meatballs, Curry & Chili Dishes, Tropical Fruit Salads & Pasteries and local Pinoy Favorites (Crispy Pata, Pata Tim, Bicol Express)
Note: Not many travelers are aware that D'Jungle serves Terriffic Breakfasts, so stop by in the mornings - and the sheer number of entries offered here nightly only entices your appetite, and you can indulge yourself to your hearts content with what I call the best value dining experience on Bantayan Island for P295.
BBQ/Canderias; many around town
Khel's BBQ: BBQ is all over Santa Fe, and Khel's has probably been around the longest with the most central location at the main intersection on Batobalonas St. and is certainly the most popular.
Lechon Manok & Baboy: Very good 'tender breast' BBQ chicken with hanging rice of course, Pork BBQ on a stick - and a slew of other grilled delicasies including Choriso and other Filipino favorites including Native (tough) Chicken. Arrive early enough in the evenings (usually by 8pm) for the best selection.
Arjaymay's Canderia: Excellent food, especially seafood dishes at excellent prices.
Newly opened in 2009 and Located right next to Arjaymay's General Store in mid town Santa Fe, Arjaymay's has quickly earned a loyal reputation amongst travelers as a popular street side eatery, especially since you can select your catch of the day from their fish, crab, lobsters etc. tanks and the Staff will cook it up fresh for you, any style you like (fresh scrambled eggs with onion/bell peppers & toast in the mornings available for less then P50 (thanks to Frank Evers from Holland (RIP my friend) & Van 'Zentraveler' Scott for turning us onto this place in January 2010)
El Paso: (closed)
Bad Ass Cafe [formerly Oasis]: (CLOSED)