We had heard great things about a cheap local place called Judy’s. However, when we got here it was closed down. Another popular recommendation was Jambalaya Cajun Cafe. Even though the food there looks great, the prices were so high that we didn’t even eat there. Our favourite, and affordable, places are:
1. Barton Bistro. Run by an English Filipino woman, this place has delicious Filipino and English cuisine. The spaghetti bolognaise, pancit bihon, BBQ fish with rice and french fries are unreal. All of the pasta dishes can be easily shared between 2 people. They also have Happy Hour between 4:00 and 6:00. Beers go for 35p and cocktails are 2-for-1, which is a fantastic deal seeing as the price for one cocktail is 120p! Many backpackers congregate here for sunset drinks and food. They also have a kayak for rent and a dart board.
2. Ayette’s Bamboo Cottages. This place has some great prices and selection. The food here is amazing and it’s a popular place to eat. The BBQ chicken, adobo chicken and fried chicken are all delicious. They also have a Happy Hour between 3:00 and 6:00pm. The only downside is that this restaurant isn’t on the beach and that they have a caged monkey.
3. El Busero Inn. We ate our breakfasts here and one dinner. The breakfasts are a really good size and an even better price. Porridge with banana is 90p, 2 eggs, 2 pieces of homemade whole wheat bread and a banana is 95p. Apart from breakfast, we found the menu to be pricey.