Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Coron: Santino's Grill

Garlic Prawns
Ask any traveler in Coron where is the best place to dine and almost simultaneously, they will say Santino's Grill. Therefore, I wasted no time checking-out the place to see what the fuzz is all about.
Grilled Tuna

House Specialty - Baby Back Ribs
Santino's Grill is located quite far from the main square and you need a five to ten minute tricycle ride to go there. The place is cozy as it has your typical nipa hut as setting, complete with native decors that envelope the place. You'll be greeted by their courteous crew upon entering.

Sizzling Beans

Chili Crabs
Of course, there are positive and negative things about the place. On the positive side, the food tastes great. I love their baby back ribs and its melt-in-your-mouth goodness. The chili crabs and garlic prawns are also very delectable that we emptied the serving plates to their last sauce.
Coron's Pride

Al Fresco
On the negative side, the service was a bit slow that you have to wait for almost an hour for your orders to be served. Also, it is al fresco so expect some flies and mosquitoes to visit you. Also, if you are a beer drinker, you are allowed to drink only a couple of beers (well ok, the waiter said four at most). The food is also quite pricey compared to other restaurants.

For me, great tasting food far outweighs its negative side so I will always come back to Santino's Grill.


  1. Good to see you online, Oman!! And the food does look delicious! Always fun to find a great place to eat -- even if it does have a negative side -- most places do!! Hope all is going well with you!!

  2. good to see that they have a limit with beer intake. this is after all a restaurant and not a bar.

  3. food is very inviting! :-)...i'll go to this resto when i have a chance to visit coron.

  4. since when Oman is an Island? don't have a map ?!!

  5. check the link to find out where oman is

  6. Haha. I can't stop laughing at the comment above. Oman is not an island but a country daw haha.