Salsa Fusion Boracay: Latin Flavors with a Filipino Twist

Paella Supremo

Where to eat: Salsa Fusion Boracay

Photo taken by Janna Lejano

With so many magnificently delicious restaurants in Boracay, it is evident that tourists not only rave about the prized white beach but also about the vast array of food available on the island.

In just a few years, many new and innovative restaurants have opened in Boracay to offer locals and tourists delectably unique experiences. One of those novel food stops that is worth mentioning is Salsa Fusion Restaurant.

Surf n' Turf Tacos
Surf n’ Turf Tacos

Tucked near Boat Station 1 is an honest-to-goodness restaurant specializing in fusing robust Latin dishes with complementing Filipino flavors. Salsa Fusion, conceived by Executive Chef Kean Agcon, is his most delectable interpretation of Mexican and Spanish cuisines, true to his Filipino heritage.

“I like Latin flavors, but since I was not born and raised in Latin traditions, it did not feel right for me to come up with a Mexican or Spanish restaurant. So I altered the Latin dishes that I wanted to serve with a Filipino touch because that is my heritage,” shares Chef Kean.

Steak Quesadillas
Steak Quesadillas
Pasta Negra
Pasta Negra

Indeed, Salsa Fusion’s menu exhibits Filipino infusions into popular Spanish, Mexican, Cuban, and even Italian, as reflected through adding crispy fried chicken skins onto the paella tortilla or adopting the versatility of squid ink into homemade fettuccine pasta.

A signature food in Salsa Fusion’s menu that is made with Filipino ingenuity is the kangkong or water spinach-infused tortilla flatbreads, which are served in appetizers like Surf and Turf Tacos with beef, prawn tempura, vegetables, and cheese dip, Tortilla Verde Quesadillas served either with cheese, steak or Mexichicken steak folded in a homemade spinach tortilla and Huwevo Benedicto ala Mexicano with homemade bacon, egg, and potato plus Hollandaise sauce. Aside from these, diners are also served complimentary Croquettes upon ordering.

Paella Supremo
Paella Supremo
Complimentary Croquettes
Complimentary Croquettes
Bulalo de Ravioles
Bulalo de Ravioles

While these appetizers seem satisfyingly filling already, the main dishes are still not to be missed. Bulalo de Ravioles, one of Salsa Fusion’s bestsellers, is akin to the traditional Bulalo, yet added with beef ravioli and crispy kangkong; Pasta Negra, homemade pasta cooked in squid ink and added with seafood; and Paella Supremo, a favorite of group diners, is a delightful mix of chicken, chorizo, mushrooms, quail eggs, Adlai and rice.

After sampling Salsa Fusion’s savory items, it is a must to indulge in their El Postre, otherwise known as Desserts. They serve chocolate with banana in deep-fried pockets with cashews and vanilla ice cream toppings through Nutella con Saba Empanada, as well as filo pastry-based Salted Egg and Ube Sponge Cake with Manchego Cheese. These desserts match with any of their coffee offerings, yet more exceptional, with their Salsa Special Cocktails, like tequila-based Cinco de Mayo with cayenne pepper, Mexican Sunset with tequila and pineapple, or El Kapitan heightened with spiced rum, herbs, and chili.

Ube Sponge Cake with Manchego Cheese
Ube Sponge Cake with Manchego Cheese

These ingenious food creations at Salsa Fusion Restaurant is truly a delectable experience to have on the island, and it is definitely on the Boracay bucket list.

Salsa Fusion Restaurant in Serene Hotel, Station 1 behind Miflores de Boracay. Contact +63362884888 or visit https://www.facebook.com/salsafusionboracay/.

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