Just any other wanderer, I am always in search for good food whenever I’m in a new place. When we were in Camiguin, we searched for the best places to dine and Guerrera Rice Paddy Villas tops the spot on Google and Tripadvisor sites. We didn’t hesitate and squeeze this place to check out on our itinerary.
Even though Guerrera Rice Paddy Villas is located in an island, it doesn’t serve the predictable menu like sea foods, local Filipino dishes and the likes. Instead, the restaurant offers a variety of Asian cuisines that would totally satisfy your pallets. Since the place serves a mixture of Asian food variety, expect something out of the ordinary — rich flavors from wonderful spices, fish sauces, hand made pastes and aromatics were used which by the way were grown right next to the restaurant. They have their own garden that houses up to 40 different species of herbs and vegetables as well as rice just in front of the establishment.
Their menu would change from time to time depending on the availability of ingredients so expect something new every time you visit Guerrera Rice Paddy Villas. As stated on their website, it would depend on:
- What the fisherman may have caught. (sea is 30 ft away)
- What is fresh from their garden and farm. ( 15 feet away)
- What is of good quality at the local markets.
- What a customer may have requested.
- What they feel like creating
These were some of the dishes that I was able to take decent photos with — the rest just went straight to our excited and starving belly fat. haha!
Aside from the great menu, they also offer accommodations for travelers. Their have a variety of villas ranging from modern, native, and commercial. You can enjoy the breathtaking view of the rice paddy overlooking Mt. Hibuk-hibuk or better yet enjoy the view overlooking Bohol sea. We went there during night time so the photos doesn’t do any justice to the place just yet. You may check their website for more details.
It was a great experience to try a legit Asian restaurant on an island, something that we don’t really see everyday. Everything was amazing including the service. It could’ve been perfect except for a super minor flaw. It was raining when we went there and no one’s manning the the gates on their entrance so we need to honk a few times before we were assisted. Other than that, the experience was totally worth it. It would be best if you’ll visit in day time so that you can appreciate the view. They’re open from Mondays to Sundays; 12–2:30PM, 5–9PM.