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Local cuisine, Italian, American, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings
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Located at the beach front of Ambassador in Paradise Resort, The Ambassador Restaurant gives you the opportunity to wine and dine with the best views and a relaxing atmosphere. We have a wide selection of International and Asian food and an extended wine list with European wines of the best quality. Excellent service and acoustic entertainment will make your dinner one for the books. Our expertise doesn't just stop by great food and drinks, we also offer romantic set-ups for couples, and we have great packages for weddings and events.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, American, European, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet, Free Wifi, Waterfront
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Reviewed 8 July 2022

The food in the restaurant is excellent! Although it is not cheap. However, the restaurant manager only approaches and greets those affluent-looking customers. If you look like just a hoi polloi, he will avoid looking at you at all costs. I've encountered him multiple times,...but not once did he look me in the eye. Not even a smile. So to you, Sir, please improve your customer service. All people pay the same price when they go to your restaurant, and it's not very hard to say Hi to everyone you meet, and it does not cost you anything.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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General Manager, Owner at Al Fresco Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2022

Dear Spidyxian, thank you for expert review. We are really sorry if you feel inferior and part of hoi polo but you shouldn't feel that way. We do not categorize on how "people look like". We treat everyone equally in our resort and do not...More

Reviewed 4 July 2021

The food was surprisingly bad: the atmosphere good, as it has a view of the beach, but we ordered crabs, and found it to be not fresh and really bad. When the lobster came, one bite, we had to return it: but they still charged...us P5000 for this old and lousy lobster. We had it taken out of the bill, still tipped the server, but asked she inform the Dutch owner not to serve food that is spoiled. Please avoid.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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General Manager, Owner at Al Fresco Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2021

Dear "willingoxp", Thank you for dining at Ambassador In Paradise. We regret to hear about your experience. Our seafood and fish are bought fresh daily directly from the fishermen and from the fishmonger. We buy small quantities daily in fact to guarantee freshness. We sold...More

Reviewed 8 October 2020

A good selection on the wine list makes the dinner complete. The à la cart menu is of a high standard and the seafood is on the highest level. The bartender knows how to mix allmost any kind of drink!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 1 February 2020

the Al Fresco Bar & Resto is located inside the amazing Ambassador in Paradise hotel and resort, which we stayed at for 4 days and 4 nights. we had our breakfast everyday at Al Fresco during our stay at Ambassador resort (breakfast buffet style service),...and ate once for lunch and twice for dinner (both a la carte menu). the lunch and dinner Menu are a mix of Filipino, other southeast asian, American and Italian dishes. Although it was a bit pricey for me during dinner time, the food was prepared well and very delicious. the staff exhibited fantastic customer service and made sure it was a clean and a comfortable place to dine and drink. kudos to Wanda and Melanie during the day time, and Robert during the evening time, for their menu knowledge, pleasant effort and their impeccable service.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 18 January 2020 via mobile

Dave Dave Dave! One of the staff at this amazing restaurant! He made our night! Service 10 STAR ⭐️ thanks so much!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

We stayed at Ambassador Hotel that includes Al Fresco and I really have say I’m impressed. The Bar Manager Chris is the shining star with drinks and skills in Top New York, Milano or Stockholm quality. It’s also obvious that management is good because the...staff are smiling and very very service oriented. The food is also good and despite the recent tyfon they still obtain good quality. /Chris, Sara & Léon Stockholm, SwedenMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 January 2020 via mobile

Nice evening out, with good food and great company. Very friendly staff, fresh fish. Nice live music.. perfect.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 3 January 2020 via mobile

This place has a cracking beachfront location, nice ambience, the best-trained staff (thanks to the diligent Dutch owner), duly attentive service, and high quality food...so why is it not rated higher? I think the answer lies in the prices. Our two-course dinner for two, with...a bottle of house wine and Lapu Lapu main course, came to PHP 6,500. You normally sense what your final bill is going to be but this one came in at least 25% higher than my instincts told me. Perhaps I was influenced by previous meals here, when the restaurant had great fixed menus at good prices. Times have changed and now it’s going for the top price-point. So, although standards are high, prices are higher, and it is hard to recommend on the basis of value, which is why for me it is only 3/5, as the food just isn’t that much better than you get elsewhere. Having said that, there aren’t many places in Boracay which can match Al Fresco’s ambience, and if you go expecting to pay up, or you order carefully, you shouldn’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 5 November 2019

Place is well priced(alittle on the highend) But with the beautiful location and great view, its definitely worth it. Dinner time, they have a nice selection of seafood which they charge based on the weight of your selected items.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 27 October 2019 via mobile

Me and my fiance had a deilighful evebing here! We shared the fillipino share plate. You get rice and many different smal plates with typical filipino food and OH MY GODNESS this was such a great food experience! Very tasty and good food! The staff...is also very kind and the live music (guitar) sets the atmosphere. Nicely placed at the beach. A very romantic resturant!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 15 October 2019 via mobile

My 4 friends and I were in Boracay for just one week but still managed to eat here 3 times. The food is deciduous - choose your fish and they will steam it, grill it, fry it, roast it, cook it any way you want....Simple idea, perfectly executed. The staff are very friendly, as always in the Philippines, especially Wanda who was very patient with the fussier (being polite) members of our party and so charming and professional. She made the place for us and we’re sorry we didn’t see you on our final night, understand there was a fire you needed to put out!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

Good food and move ambience. It was however disputing that you had to order as local dish just to get a fried rice.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 July 2019

I never left the hotel. The food was always a highlight of our day. Con it is an open air facility so sand was and issue. Overall its a 10

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 23 May 2019

My husband and I dined here for dinner last Sunday and shared a fresh seafood starter that we chose and they cooked for us - the octopus especially was excellent. We had a few drinks at the sunset at Al Fresco and it really is...picture perfect location wise as you sit right there on the sand. The staff were attentive but the kitchen service was quite slow - it didn't matter as we weren't in a rush but we did wait a good 45min between starter and main. We shared the chicken with baba ganoush for main and some rose and it was again really well cooked. This dinner was the highlight of our Boracay weekend!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 16 May 2019 via mobile

We ordered the grilled squid, steamed lapu-lapu and tiger prawns with butter garlic sauce. Every dish was delicious, very fresh and perfectly cooked. The only downside was the very slow service. It took 45 minutes before our food was served. Aside from that, it was...a delicious dinner!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Al Fresco Bar and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5