Punta Playa Lio Restaurant

Punta Playa Lio Restaurant

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+63 938 044 1480+ Add website
Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Philippine, Mediterranean, Spanish, Asian, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
features
Is this restaurant good for scenic view?
CUISINES
Philippine, Mediterranean, Spanish, Asian, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach, Dog Friendly
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles120 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Neil P
Manama269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
I stumbled across this restaurant at Lio while walking on the beach and after a bad meal at El Nido Grill I was a little wary of what it would be like . I was served water and bread, the waiter took my order, the waitress took my photo's and the food was amazing They even removed the extra cover and gave me a candle for my romantic dinner for one. They have great music, lovely décor and the back drop of the sun setting on Bacuit bay cannot be beaten anywhere in the world. "I shall return!"
Written 20 April 2022
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Lhen H
Pasig25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
This laidback beachfront restaurant is a breath of fresh air in El Nido. They have a solid range of tapas that go beyond the quintessential patatas bravas or slivers of jamon iberico. It will automatically transport you to Madrid or Barcelona, wherever you prefer. You can start your savoury feast with a nice cold serving of gazpacho and snack on some slices of pan con tomate. A large paella to share with the whole table is a must-order for its crisp, slightly charred edges – it also comes packed full of flavour and fresh ingredients. An order of the grilled rib eye (they serve best steaks in the island)  is definitely worth pigging out on. Of course, no Spanish meal would be complete without a good serving of bebidas. They make the best white sangria I have ever tasted. I could drink it all day. And if you still manage to find room, order a serving of most decadent lava cake you'll have in Palawan. From paella to tapas, Punta Playa does it right. It's one of the best places in El Nido worth spending your dough on.
Written 7 October 2022
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Timothy Joshua D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 none
It has great ambience with the music playing in the background. Waiter Den was also attentive to our needs and quick to provide us with whatever we ask for. Food was excellent although it might be a bit pricey. Great choice if you want to have a relaxing dinner surrounded by beautiful lights.
Written 9 April 2023
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Brie🌸
Mildura63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 friends
We dined here as we were just staying at a nearby hotel and my partner was craving for Mediterranean cuisine. I ordered the ribeye steak which was perfectly cooked (medium). I had fries on the side instead of mashed potatoes, and a glass of red wine. The chimichurri was so delicious! My partner ordered some beef carpaccio and tapas. Our friend ordered sizzling tofu (surprisingly so good!) and veggie fried rice. You can never go wrong with anything on the menu. Service is excellent—waiters are friendly and attentive. Also loved the live band and the ambiance. I love that they accept debit cards. Will definitely go back when we visit El Nido again :)
Written 23 August 2022
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Mike F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 solo
Awesome food (Ribeye-perfectly cooked, seasoned delicious and presented well- bot that that is a big factor for me personally). What was more important was the genuine hospitality, excellent customer service all with a smile and professional and the food/drinks were generous and worth the price. The owner, Marco’s is extremely nice, attentive to all his customer’s needs and welcoming. Shout out to his excellent staff, especially Nas who took care of me for 5 hours smiling the whole time. There are a lot of competitive restaurants/bars here, but Punta Playa separates itself easily from them all. As a business owner, I strongly recommend them for great food, drinks and atmosphere. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Mike Facchini United States
Written 23 August 2022
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Prettie Lizardo
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 business
Our group goes to El Nido every month to check on our resort development. We never miss going to Playa everytime. If you are looking for really good food, great service and uncompromised quality, then take a ride to Lio beach and dine in at Playa. It's the closest thing to fine dining you can get in the area, plus it's by the beach. My personal favorites: Pan Seared Salmon, Steak, Negra Croquettas, Shrimp Gambas and Lava Cake ala mode. Great wine selections.
Written 17 July 2022
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arbytrary
38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
This place was recommended to us by a friend, they said to get the paella and that we did! We got Paella, Tofu, Meatballs, and Fish...all of the dishes were cooked well and well worth the money spent. The star, paella, was very flavorful, the seafood and chicken were not overcooked, the rice was the right doneness. The staff were very kind and friendly. Definitely visit this place when you are in Lio, El Nido! <3
Written 29 March 2023
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BIGGY
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 couples
We stayed in Lio Beach for 3 nights and we went to Punta Playa for dinner all 3 nights. I really liked the Sizzling Shrimp, Sizzling Tofu, Fried rice. Taste was awesome. Other foods were also amazing. The food menu attracted almost all the people walking around the beach area for food. While I was there one night, all staff were busy. The main Receptionist who also co ordinated all services, he came and took our order and served personally. Not only the food, but the friendliness, hospitality and care made me to write this 5* review for this restaurant. Overall, Great experience. Thank you for your service.
Written 27 August 2022
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DrTim R
Makati5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
I'll definitely recommend this amazing Spanish restaurant. It is better than those that my family and I have had in Manila! Marcos, the owner, is very friendly and he got us the fresh Garoupa fish from that afternoon's delivery. In addition to the above, the gambas, patatas and Lava Cake (with Vanilla ice cream and a cherry) were delicious too! The staff are excellent and you'll get fast service. /Dr Timothy Senathirajah
Written 17 July 2022
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Lily Trevi Moonbeam
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
We had planned to experience different restaurants during our time in El Nido but, after our first visit to Punta Playa, we ended up returning there every night. We really enjoyed the food, service and relaxed ambience. Plus, the view is fantastic! The menu catered to what we needed - a well rounded selection of seafood and other proteins but with great vegetarian options. Too bad we didn’t have more days to try all the paellas on the list; the ones we had were all so good! The staff is accommodating and attentive. We also appreciated the other small touches: beachy aesthetic, chill background music, clean washroom. On our last night, we met the owner; he’s very welcoming and hospitable. We highly recommend Punta Playa and hope to frequent it again when we come to El Nido for a return visit.
Written 13 August 2022
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Ralf A
Waverton89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
Probably the best location right on the beach under tall palm trees this restaurant just feels good even befor you have tasted the variety of Tapas. Loved the tartar de salmon and bbqed shrimps. Great drink menu and observant services.
Written 12 February 2023
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Carolina B
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
Located right at the beach with a perfect view of the ocean, trees and islands. The food was outstanding. The gazpacho was delicious , they added pieces of salmon, on the side they serve eggs and bread. Perfect combination, The tartar de salmon was extra delicious. A combination of salmon, mango and the perfect spicy level. The calamari was cooked perfectly, and the sauce on the side was like no other we have tried.
Written 8 November 2023
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Pteks
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
We’ve eaten here a couple of times due to the excellent food, drink and service. All the staff are very knowledgeable about the food and are able to recommend complimentary food, if you’re unsure of what to have from their extensive and varied menu. A big thanks to Larrisa for her excellent choices and impeccable service.
Written 29 January 2024
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CRutland
South Carolina4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
We had an amazing visit at Punta Playa. The food was delicious! We did have a few items take awhile to arrive at our table, BUT they let us know when we ordered so that we could decide if we wanted to stay. So glad that we did because it was a wonderful time and worth the wait! A bonus was the live music on Sunday night!
Written 17 April 2022
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Jada S
40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
My friend and I stopped in for some shared plates for dinner. Punta Playa is tucked in a small Lio Beach village if other restaurants and bars. We very much enjoyed our meal and would highly recommend it to other travelers.
Written 21 July 2023
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