SpiceBird

D'Mall, Station 2, Boracay, Malay, Aklan

SpiceBird
4.6
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14 Reviewers

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+63362884023

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Ken P.
5.0 Stars

The best chicken in Boracay!

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Glenn E.
5.0 Stars
4

This is a long overdue review.

“PIRI-PIRI,” “PERI-PERI,” or “Bird's Eye” is a the name of a bad-ass little chili from Africa that brings explosive flavor to every dish it touches. Out of this, the Portuguese made a fiery sauce that is so good that it has travelled continents.

(http://www.thesunnysideboracay.com/spicebird/)

Spice Bird is part of the Sunny Side Cafe group located in the heart of D'mall. The store is small but it is easy to spot on among the others with it's modern and vibrant interiors.

How to get to Spice Bird?

Go to D'Mall (Budget Mart) and walk along D'Mall Avenue towards the beach. After the small Rotunda, turn right. Spicebird is between Wokeria and Aquaventure behind the Ferris Wheel.

It was our first night when we were in Boracay last July 2016. We can't decide where to eat, we ended up here at Spice Bird. We were seated by the side where this cool Spice Bird sign with lights on it.

We ordered two Piri-piri Chicken Board and 1 Piri-piri Pork Board. The meal includes milky roll, veggie chips, spice rice and side salad. The serving was big but we still managed to finish it because we were really hungry because we got tired from our previous activities earlier that day. The piri-piri dressed chicken and pork were really delicious. What it made more fun and exciting dining experience was the 4 different sauces placed on each table - Piri-piri Sauce, Garlic & Lime, Salsa Verde and Hotbird Sauce. My personal favorites were the Piri Piri and Garlic & Lime Sauces but during the entire dinner, I kept on putting different sauces on each bite. You can mix it too depends on your taste. The price ranges from 300-500 but it's worth it. Service was great.

They also offer Craft Beers, Bottled Cocktails, Shakes and Desserts but I find it too pricey.

Definitely a must try. Spicebird was listed as top 3 restaurant at Tripadvisor and Sunny Side Cafe as number 1.128076

Loolol guide https://looloo.com/explore/boracay

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Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars
4

Finally, I got to dine here in Spicebird! Woohoo! 128568 I couldn't agree more on what Anton Diaz said about this place, "Worth a visit to Boracay for." It indeed was for me! 128571

We had lunch here and we just got the last available table inside. Lucky! It was scorching hot outside so I really didn't want to go for their alfresco dining. It probably would be nice for evening though.

For starters, we had the Piri-Piri Chicken Skin. The chicken skin were deep fried to perfection, crispy and flavorful and sinfully good! I could enjoy this with a cup of rice too. It was already smothered with their signature sauce but it also came with an extra saucer so you could mix your own too. I enjoyed mixing their sauces and coming up with the flavor I really wanted. I even asked for some sugar because I think it just needed a tad sweetness. But don't get me wrong, it's still awesome as it is! 128571

For mains, my friend had their Piri-Piri Cubano sandwich which tasted great too. It looked small but don't be fooled because it can actually fill the empty stomach! 128568

As for me, I had the Piri-Piri Chicken Board. Before ordering, I asked the lady which of the two proteins was better and between pork or chicken she recommended the chicken, so I took her word for it. I really loved their chicken, but on the table right next to us they ordered the pork and they loudly expressed how much the pork was amazingly tender and awesome! 128576 I guess this only means I'll be back here for a other meal next time! The flavor of the chicken was spot on, and it was perfectly tender, falling off the bone and all. The rice, chips and salad that even came with it was great! They complemented the meat really well.

I definitely recommend this place to those not just seeking for adventure in Boracay, but also wanting to go on food trips. I look forward to coming back, and I would wanna try dining on their other restaurants too including The Sunny Side Cafe! 128568

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Luisa V.
3.0 Stars
5

Tried out their Piri Piri Chicken. Nothing special though. Chicken was kinda dry. The sauces though, thats what makes you want to finish the chicken. Iced tea was good, you can distinctly taste the honey and calamansi in the drink, but then again nothing really special. You can try it out though, just for the sake of trying out the sauces. 128522

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

The last time i went to Boracay was eons ago.  I ain't updated with the foodie destinations in the island.  Thanks to Supermanly Eats,  i got acquainted to the the joint that's responsible for destroying bikini bods -  the culprit is none other than Spicebird.

They specialize in Peri-Peri Chicken.  I know chicken,  the rest sounds foreign to me.  Wikipedia to the rescue. I'm

Piri Piri is a Swahili word for the incendiary red peppers of Africa — primarily those of Angola and Mozambique, former Portuguese colonies. Because of the seafaring nature of the Portuguese, it didn't take long for these bite-size pods of fire to make their way to Lisbon aboard spice ships returning from the East.

Now,  piri piri chicken.  Some say,  this dish is of Mozambique descent with heavy influences of the Portuguese.  The chillies is from the former and the cooking technique is from the latter.  We can call this a hybrid then. 

And yes,  this is my first time to try piri piri chicken - it's love at first bite.  The chicken is cooked perfectly,  moist in the inside and bursting with flavors.  Sweet,  spicy,  sour and savory.   Dem wings are flavorful,  addicting and a steal at php 200.

Spicebird needs to do every foodie a favor and open a branch in Manila!  I don't mind the extra pounds.  I swear!

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Kaye L.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Cheska G.
5.0 Stars

Yummy peri-peri chicken!

The chicken was flavorful on its own; But they will give you 4 choices of sauce. My favorites were the piri-piri sauce and the garlic & lime. It complemented the chicken well.

The place is a bit small so better go there either around 11am or 130PM for lunch because it gets full during lunch time.

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Divine C.
4.0 Stars

Pretty good. Something new to try at D'mall. Place is small so get there early. We loved the bread that came with the meal. Chicken was good. We'd definitely go back.

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Dennis O.
5.0 Stars

First read about Spice Bird a few months ago from pepper.ph. They were raving about this new periperi chicken in boracay. So I look up looloo and also found some great review. That's why this was included on our checklist of places to in eat in the island.
SpiceBird is the latest resto by the same people behind Sunny Side Cafe that has the huge pancakes. The resto is located inside D'Mall. Upon entering the spicebird logo that would remind you of peperoni "All We Knead is Love" logo will greet you. At first I was laughing why their PeriPeri is spelled PiriPiri. I thought it was just a mistake on spelling but after researching Piri Piri is the correct spelling of the famous African birds eye chili. :)
We ordered of course their main dish the PiriPiri Chicken. It was delicious and tasted even better when mixed with both the PiriPiri and Hot Sauce. The chips included was a little bit salty. The Milky Roll was so good! The grilled porkchop that we also order was very tasty. Actually I love this more than the chicken. The grilled chops was packed of flavors. This one is also tasted great with any of the four sauce but for me it tasted best with the salsa verde.

Overall another new must visit resto in boracay. :)

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Kat P.
5.0 Stars

Food was great (both pork & chicken) not to forget the variety of sauces that can be combined according to ones taste! Would definitely come back when we visit boracay again next year!

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Judith O.
5.0 Stars

So happy to have stumbled upon this place! And at the right time, too! We were so hungry from traveling and we couldn't have had a better lunch than with Spicebird. Good food in huge servings, and just around P250.00!

Their piri-piri chicken might just have taken the top spot! Roasted perfectly, it was so tender and juicy and flavorful.

It's also worth mentioning that their staff was so attentive and friendly while they take our orders and refill our glasses.

Will definitely come back!

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John S.
4.0 Stars

Love the piri piti chicken. Flavor and spice was just right. You can mix different sauces for your dip. Chicken was moist includes salad, chips, and bread. A must try!

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Pj H.
5.0 Stars

Located in D'mall boracay. First time to eat a really good pulled pork sandwich. Quite similar to what I saw Adam richman ate. Peri peri chicken was also very delicious. Perfect charcoaled tender chicken. The sauce selection also killed it. You can make your own mix. My fav though is the garlic plus the hot spicy sauce. Ambiance was also very nice with guardians of the galaxy soundtrack as your back ground. Price for both combined is about 450-500 :) will definitely come back :)

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Michael T.
5.0 Stars

we were able to try this new resto on their first day of opening. we had the pork, chicken, and shrimp meals. We were pleaseantly surprised to find the pork to be very tender and the sauces very well balanced. I personaly mixed the peri sauce and the garlice lime sauces. serving sizes were generous. vegetable chips and the salad are a good change to the usual appetizers i would definitely come back to visit them

Pork - 10
Shrimp - 9
Chicken - 8

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