I've always wanted to dine at Mama's Fish House in Boracay but wasn't able to for some forgotten reasons already. Then the pandemic happened and we're in lockdown or limited travel movement for almost two years. And guess what? One of the nicest thing to happen on our recent trip to Boracay was to discover that Mama's Fish House was located just outside the beach front of our hotel- Microtel by Wyndham Boracay. Talk about serendipity!
Actually, you won't know that it is Mama's Fish House if you are staying at the hotel because you'll just think that it is part of the hotel itself. Also, I've been checking Google map and the location 'pin' is a bit far from the hotel. But really, it was nice dinner discovery.
If you are familiar with Microtel by Wyndham Boracay, it is quite far from D'Mall where the restaurants and shops are. But if you're really a foodie, then you'd better schedule lunch or dinner here. You won't regret it, no kidding.
Daughter and I had dinner at the restaurant while hubby was busy with his online meeting. Since it was way past eight in the evening, the restaurant has set up tables near the beach front, complete with candles and decors. It was a romantic set-up which I forgot to take pic, huhu! Also, there's a long table set-up for about 15 or more pax because one of the guest was celebrating his/her birthday. I think they were not staying at the hotel.
Pad Thai. Now this is the best surprise for me at Mama's Fish House. It doesn't look like the usual Pad Thai but it is so delish and refreshing! If you look at the photo, it doesn't look Pad Thai-ish, more like chopsuey ... but looks can be deceiving. Ang sarap! The myriad of flavors is a delightful mystery. Thumbs up also for the al dente noodles. Portion is good for sharing.
These were our breakfast choices during our stay at Microtel by Wyndham Boracay. Breakfast is served a la carte but big serving portion. Choices are: Filipino Breakfast (tapa or bangus or tocino or longganisa with eggs and garlic rice), American Breakfast (pancake + sausage or bacon), and Continental (toast + sausage or bacon/jam) *** not sure with Continental though. Breakfast is served with coffee, tea, or juice, plus fruit. The hotel will provide you with the breakfast tickets upon check-in so make sure you have it with you because you'll give it to the restaurant.
Day 1 Breakfast:
American Breakfast: 2 pancakes + eggs (I chose scrambled) + sausage, and tea. This is what I ate. It is quite heavy on the tummy especially since I am not a breakfast person. But it was good and filling.
Day 3 Breakfast: No time to eat brekky. I just asked the hotel staff to give our breakfast tickets to Kuya Dennison (the one selling buko just a few steps away from Mama's Fish House). He is also the one who arranged our boat tour/ island hop + buffet lunch.
To sum it up, we did enjoy the food at Mama's Fish House. I hope I can go back again soon to try out the bestsellers on the menu. Hello waistline, kaya pa ba?!
Where to stay? Microtel by Wyndham Boracay
Where to eat? Boracay Resto Guide Part 1