For our last night at Coron, we decided to try out the restaurant right across Darayonan where we had dinner the night before. This would be the yardstick as to where we’ll be staying the next time we visit Coron and we’re hoping Coron Village Lodge’s bistro does not disappoint.
We were impressed upon entry; the place looked warm and cozy even with more than half of the tables occupied. Its wooden interior was warmly lighted and knickknacks populate every corner of the place. Tables were made of plain dark-stained wood and perfectly partnered with black metal chairs.
There were no air-conditioning, but it was fine really as the place was cool enough with generous windows cross-ventilating the area. I particularly liked the bamboo window slats at the front of the resto; aesthetically pleasing and yet very effective in keeping the place from warming up.
Now to the food; their menu runs the gamut of traditional Filipino dishes, grilled and sizzling meats, veggies and salads, a few pasta dishes and sandwiches. Drinks range from the usual sodas to shakes and to alcoholic beverages.
We ordered Lechon Kawali (Deep Fried Pork Belly with Liver Sauce) at Php180.00, Fried chicken (Php130.00) and Ginataang Sitaw at Kalabasa (String Beans & Squash in Coconut Milk) which is good for two at Php150.00.
Serving time took longer than usual, good thing the place really looked good on camera and I was too busy shooting that I didn’t really notice it.
The prices were a bit higher than the average eating places in Coron but once our orders arrived, it was evident why.
The serving size and more importantly, the taste of their food, definitely matched their prices; we didn’t feel shortchanged at all. Their Ginataang Sitaw and Kalabasa’s slightly sweet and tangy flavor was just perfect with our crispy Lechon Kawali and Fried Chicken. Really tasty dishes from this resto.
We took our time savoring our dinner and unfortunately wasn’t able to check the lodge itself.
Final verdict, I guess we’d be staying at Darayonan and would be eating at Coron Village Lodge Bar & Resto next time we’re in town again.