Pension Ivatan

Top choice filipino in Basco

This thatched little oasis is, hands down, the best place in town to sample Batanes' specialities – from coconut crab and kinilaw (ceviche) to uved balls (banana root balls with bits of garlic and fish) and vunes (fried gabi stalks).

Service can be slow, and at the time of research the kitchen was often closed as staff helped the restaurant at the flashy new Pension Ivatan Hometel find its feet.