Boracay's Hidden Gem: Mama's Fish House

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. 

Nasi Goreng with Shrimp. Daughter's been crazy about Indonesian and Malaysian food lately so she ordered this. She was expecting a small portion since she's still full from having late lunch, but this! Portion is possible for sharing. 

Laksa Fried Chicken. Anything laksa, I like. This is a nice twist to the popular laksa. The chicken is perfectly cooked, fried but juicy. The laksa sauce has that right hint of spiciness but is really bursting with flavors. Hefty chicken pieces, good for sharing. And I love how the cucumber slices cleanse the palate. This dish really has that perfect beach vibe!

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. 

I'm so happy to be able to dine at Mama's Fish House. We're supposed to schedule dinner during our last night at the island but for some reason, it didn't happen. I'll wait for serendipity to strike again. ;)

PS. Payment accepted is cash or GCash. 


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. 

Filipino Breakfast: Longganisa + eggs + garlic fried rice + coffee. Hubby had this, as well as Tita Geeya. 

American Breakfast: 2 pancakes + bacon + eggs + coffee. This is daughter's brekky. She said that the bacon is similar to beef samgyup meat cut. Not your usual bacon. 

Day 2 Breakfast: 

Filipino Breakfast: tapa + eggs + garlic fried rice + juice. All of us had the beef tapa (which was all taken the previous day). Ang sarap! Kaya naman pala ubos, bestseller na breakfast ito. 

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  

                        Boracay Resto Guide Part 2