Gerry’s Grill is located in Station 1. It’s a two story restaurant and the dining area is really narrow. It has a great view of the beach on the second floor. The staff were all very nice and friendly.
Gerry’s Grill and Mesa were probably my two favorite restaurants in Boracay I’ve tried. They were both authentic and traditional Filipino food. Mesa is a little more upscale than Gerry’s. However, Gerry’s Grill has a view of the white sands beaches and the clear blue waters of Boracay, so it’s not much of a step down.
Boracay is a beach town catering to tourist as there are many different cuisines there to help the tourists feel comfortable. There’s Army Navy for Americana and Cyma for Greek food. However, I prefer to eat the local cuisine and taste the flavors what the locals have to offer in terms of food.
Anyway, between 8 guys, we pretty much ordered everything on the menu. However, I’m only going to discuss my favorite dishes and Filipino staple dishes:
- Sizzling Sisig – The essential Filipino dish made from unwanted pig parts, which are usually the pig’s head and liver. It came out sizzling on a plate. It had a tangy, sweet and sour taste to it. The coarsely chopped onions with the crunchy pork cracklings aka chicharon. It was definitely one of my most memorable dishes I ate in Boracay.
- Liempo (i.e., Pork Belly) – It’s pretty much a big piece of greasy pork belly grill to seared heaven. I know. It sounds extremely unhealthy but it was absolutely wonderful. The seared outside of the pork belly was crispy, but, once you bit into it, it was one of the most tender pieces of pork belly I’ve eaten in my life. I still remember the texture of biting into it as if it was 5 minutes ago. Flavorful, juicy and tender slab of pork.
- Garlic Fried Rice – Simple right? It’s just rice. This isn’t just rice. It’s one of the better prepared rice I’ve had outside of the Michelin 3* restaurants in Japan. The rice had the right amount of moisture in it and the garlic was such a nice touch. The thing is garlic usually overpowers a lot of flavors but the rice only tasted like it had a hint of garlic. I can’t vouch for the consistency of the preparation but it was near perfection when I ate it.
Overall, I would have to say Gerry’s Grill is an awesome authentic Filipino restaurant in Boracay. The flavors of the dish were all great and it was dirt cheap. It’s a better stop than some of the touristy restaurants. Gerry’s Grill Boracay
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- Service - 7/107/10
- Presentation - 6/106/10
- Flavors - 8/108/10
- Decor - 5/105/10
- Ambiance - 5/105/10
I would have to say Gerry’s Grill is an awesome authentic Filipino restaurant in Boracay. Gerry’s Grill has a view of the white sands beaches and the clear blue waters of Boracay. The flavors of the dish were all great and it was dirt cheap.