Coron really is a beautiful place to rest your soul in, but it is also an amazing place to go have a food adventure on. From luscious feasts to spontaneous street food trips, Coron can definitely cater and satisfy your cravings. If you are in Coron and you have been indulging in luscious seafood yummies and now missing classic Filipino dishes, then may we point you in the right direction? The right direction is to Manggis Restaurant.
Manggis Restaurant is actually an in-house restaurant of Vela Terraces in Coron, and they surely put the spotlight on well-loved Filipino delicacies together with boodle fights, revitalizing drinks, and a guaranteed good time. Indeed, Manggis Restaurant is a homey and cozy restaurant as they are all about al fresco dining and enjoying the fresh Coron breeze.
Their Gambas (Php 500) is more than a lovely way to begin your scrumptious journey as this one is a serving of shrimps tossed in garlic chilis, and spices. What we loved even more about this is that this is served with toasted bread slices so its richness is not overwhelming plus it is more filling than it already is.
Following that one with two of their all-day breakfast bowls, their Bacsilog (Php 250) is of smoked bacon with garlic rice and egg, while their Dangsilog (Pho 250) is of fried marinated fish with garlic rice and egg. Truly, these two will give you that sense of restarting your day if you ever need one from the not-so-good-one you are having.
To make things even better and yummier, Manggis Restaurant’s Rice Meals are absolutely must-tries! Their Bicol Express (Php 280) which is a plate of stewed pork in coconut milk, chili, and string beans; their Pork Sisig (Php 280) which is a serving of chopped pork belly seasoned the Manggis way, and then topped with egg; and their Sizzling Squid (Php 375) which is of savory squid on a bed of bell peppers, onion, and chili are all drool-worthy choices that will have you reaching for more rice than you intended to have. Seriously, Manggis Restaurant is out here turning bellies into round, heavy ones so you will be sitting down and ordering more.
Speaking of having more, Manggis Restaurant has recently launched some new additions to their menu. As much as they are all for Filipino classics, they have decided to add a few non-Filipino comfort food too. Gambas is actually one of those, but also, their pizzas have been a crowd favorite ever since they have introduced them to their diners.
Manggis Restaurant has quite a number of pizza variants up for grabs but if you want to be able to enjoy two at a price of one, then we suggest you go for their 2 Flavors in 1 Pie option like we did. For this, we decided to go for their Taco and Spicy Sausage Pizza (Php 450) and we don’t regret it one bit. In fact, we recommend it!
Of course, to help you down all these yummies, Manggis Restaurant has what they call Lokos which you can get for only Php 80 per glass and Php 385 per pitcher. Their Pomada is of gin and dalandan juice, while their Watermelon Sugar is of white rum, fresh watermelon, and simple syrup. Other than these two, they also have Shmoogy and Mango Tango. Enjoy these Four Lokos, at a Buy1Get1 promo price of Php 100, during their Happy Hour that starts at 4PM and ends at 6PM.
There honestly is a lot to watch out for here at Manggis Restaurant! As we have mentioned, they have Happy Hour which you can get the most out of their Lokos and other beverages, plus they also have Boodle Fight which is a feast of rice, grilled pork, grilled chicken, fried fish, clams, veggies, sea grapes, and fruits for only Php 499 per person. Do take note, though, that their Boodle Fight is for advance reservation only.