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Guerrera Rice Paddy Villas

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. 

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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.

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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!

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Thai fried fish with mango and pineapple salsa – Php 275.00

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Pad Thai Noodles with tamarind, peanuts, chilies, shrimp or bacon – Php250.00

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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.

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    Olivia
    August 7, 2017 at 1:25 am

    I have such respect for a restaurant that really takes their customers’ wants to heart. Aside from serving fresh food, they seem to prioritize serving only the best to their diners – something not a lot of establishments have these days. It must be pretty darn exciting to keep visiting the same place over and over and be served something interesting. Lucky people, those who leave nearby!

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    Indrani
    July 14, 2017 at 11:05 am

    What a mouth watering presentation! Interesting that they source their own raw materials.
    And hand ground paste sounds so fantastic, must be heavenly to taste. Loved the interiors too.

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      kris
      July 18, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Yeah, presentation really compliments with the great taste. 😉

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    Berlin | Momi Berlin
    July 9, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Sayang, wasn’t able to try this place when we were in Camiguin. I can’t even remember having a decent meal at Camiguin. All I remember was the canned meatloaf served to us for breakfast. Then for our lunch, I really cant remember what we ate and same with our dinner.

    Part of me wants to go back Camiguin and experience the place again. It wasnt a nice first time when we went there, and i hope for our return it woulsld only brinf happy and fun memories.

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      kris
      July 11, 2017 at 4:44 am

      Awwwe, I hope you can go back Ms. Berlin! 🙂

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    Teresa Dumadag
    April 28, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Sounds like an exciting place to try! I’ve been thinking of going to Camiguin in the past. But my plans then did not materialize. I was too busy. I’ll take note of this place so that in the future, my family and I can try the food here.

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      Kris
      May 6, 2017 at 10:08 am

      I can relate with the busy schedule! I hope you can visit soon!

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    asy
    March 11, 2017 at 6:32 am

    We were blown away by the cuisine and ate here 4 times in 3 days! At the end, no one in our party, two of whom are chefs could name
    a name a restaurant. in the capitol, or anywhere else in the country for that matter, who is making new asian food quite
    like Guerrera in camiguin. They have managed to keep their cuisine approachable yet it is very sophisticated. It is far too inexpensive
    and there is no way that will stay that way forever. We have referred so many people there in the past several months
    and everyone was unanimously thrilled. The secret is getting out.

    • Reply
      Kris
      May 6, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Wow! Glad you love the place, we did too! 🙂

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    Jhanz
    February 28, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Looks like a really great place to dine in! 🙂 Would love to visit this place if I had the chance!

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      Kris
      May 6, 2017 at 10:10 am

      The place was super chill, and if you love Asian cuisine then you should be on the best place on the island. 🙂

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    sabine
    February 22, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    What a cute and cosy place. The Asian food looks delicious. I’m a big fan of Asian food, even more now that I am pregnant, haha. I would love to visit this town and eat here!

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      Kris
      May 6, 2017 at 10:10 am

      Haha! I agree with the cravings! Hope you can visit!

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    Kylie
    February 22, 2017 at 6:55 am

    You did such an incredible job taking these images and in challenging light conditions too! You did an incredible job capturing the unique surroundings, the delicious food, and the interiors! Your images of the Pad Thai Noodles looked so appetising, I think I’m going to go buy some tonight!!

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      Kris
      May 6, 2017 at 10:12 am

      Awwwe! Thanks Kylie! Coming from someone that captures a lot of amazing food shot, that means a lot. 🙂

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    Ella Ivoire
    February 21, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Everything looked cozy but at the same time fancy, if that makes sense? I can’t eat rise (ugh!) but it looked delicious! I find it to be really cool that it’s placed in an island and that people can actually stay in there. It seems really well thought!

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      Kris
      May 6, 2017 at 10:13 am

      Totally makes sense, Ella! 🙂

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    Carmela Francel
    February 21, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    I just went to a Thai restaurant last week, and this post made me crave Pad Thai 🙁 The ambiance of the place is great! I love its probinsya style/design. But the menu is a no for me, some may like it especially those who loves surprises but when it comes to restaurant’s menu, I’d rather have it fixed than a menu that changes a lot.

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      Kris
      May 6, 2017 at 10:14 am

      I get your point, Carmela, not everyone loves surprises anyway..although Pad Thai is I guess constantly available so maybe we can work that one out. 🙂

  • Reply
    Ana
    February 21, 2017 at 6:50 am

    I love the idea of not having the same menu every time and going to that restaurant being a new and unexpectable experience every time! Also the dishes look delicious

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      Kris
      May 6, 2017 at 10:15 am

      Right, to those who love surprises, this restaurant is for you. 🙂

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    Tescha Chetty
    February 20, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    This sounds amazing. I love the variety of dishes they server and the fact that most on the ingredients is home grown is a bonus. I love rice noodles- it is one of my favorite dishes so this place is a must visit for sure 🙂

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    Carola
    February 20, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    It’s that the menu isn’t predictable and has a lot of variation. I really like that. I love that they have their own garden with herbs and vegetables. It’s great that the menu depends on the availability of the ingredients. The food looks great. Looks like an awesome restaurant.

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    Irma Jašarević
    February 20, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    The food really looks great but what is particularly fascinating to me is the menu. It is really cool that all the food is organic and that the menu depends on the ingredients they have at the moment. I love tasting some new meals all the time so this might be the restaurant for me. You never know what you will be able to order.

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    Mommy Queenelizabeth
    February 20, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Oh im drooling over that pad thai noodles! This place looks promising. I’ve never been to Camiguin yet but its on my bucket list. Will have this in mind for future reference.

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    Nora
    February 20, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Camiguin sounds interesting. And all that food… looks and sounds super delicious! I would like to try for sure! 🙂 I also like your night time photos of the restaurant.

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    cykaniki
    February 20, 2017 at 5:52 am

    What excites me is the recipe with fish mango and pineapple, it seems suited for my taste, hahaha, but despite of the weather, you were able to enjoy the delicious meals and cozy place.

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    theresa
    February 20, 2017 at 5:27 am

    I think the place is very homey given that it’s in the middle of a rice paddy. I can think of it as those in the holllywood films. Some restaurants which are in the middle of a desert. It looks like it has a nice ambiance and the serving looks delish.

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    Maaya Legaspi
    February 20, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Ohhh. Didn’t know Camiguin has something like this. When we went there, we just settle for the nearby restaurant we saw near our place. And to think that they offer Asian food aside from the usual seafood. How much is the price though? I hope it’s nothing like too expensive or overrated.

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    Jill
    February 20, 2017 at 12:24 am

    I think the price for the food is quite reasonable, given that they are located in an island and ingredients are kinda hard to obtain. The set of food you had looks delicious. I am sorry to know about the honking thing. Maybe you could have told them to prevent future inconvenience for customers. The place looks comfy too!

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    Stella the Travelerette
    February 19, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    That’s great that the food is so fresh! I would love to eat the fried fish and the pad thai. And how cool that the restaurant is on an island and can accommodate travelers. It seems like a great place to stay and dine.

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    Shai Habon
    February 19, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Everything is perfect about this place. Ambiance is great, food look superb and the price is reasonable. I have a huge thing for Asian food so this is really good news. Also, I have plans to visit Camiguin this year so I’m making sure this is part of my itinerary.

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