The Philippines' restaurants and dining scene has something for virtually everyone. When you're in the bigger and more developed destinations like Cebu or Manila, you can expect the sort of dining options you would get in any cosmopolitan capital, be it fast food or a quaint fine-dining French haunt. The Philippines has an extraordinary richness in the types of cuisines it offers, with influences from all around the world – from Spain to North America to Southeast Asia – thanks to the many visitors and colonisers who arrived in the country throughout its long history.

Out on the more remote, undeveloped islands, the food is invariably affordable, though it will be predominantly Filipino food. Resorts on the islands cater to western tourists, often offering buffets and a la carte menus that are often heavy on the Mediterranean fare. However, if you want a more local experience, consider visiting some of the small local eateries for a tasty, budget-friendly meal.

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