Where to eat in Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo (Labuhan Bajo), a small town in the island of Flores, Indonesia, serves as the gateway town to the famous Komodo National Park in East Nusa Tenggara. Famished from island hopping throughout the three days we were there, we tried out these restaurants that are mostly located on the main street with beautiful views of the harbor and the horizon.



What and where to eat in Labuan Bajo

Tree Top Restaurant

Our first meal in Labuan Bajo was here in this open-air boat-shaped restaurant. We were able to try different Indonesian dishes while marveling at the colorful murals in the walls, ceilings, and stairs of the restaurant.

Make sure to also check out the upper floors which offer a wide view of the harbor while dining in wooden tables.

Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Komodo, Kabupaten Manggarai Barat, Nusa Tenggara Tim., Indonesia

boat shaped facade of tree top restaurant labuan bajo

bar inside tree top restaurant in labuan bajo



Paradise Bar

If you’re looking for where to watch the sunset in Labuan Bajo, then you got to head to this bar. The wide deck is perfect for shooting panoramic views of the sunset and the harbour. Add upbeat music and alcoholic drinks to that equation and it will be a perfect night.

Address: Jalan Binongko, Labuan Bajo, Komodo, Kabupaten Manggarai Barat, Nusa Tenggara Tim., Indonesia

La Cucina

This authentic Italian restaurant is famous for their pasta and pizza. Decked in a white and blue nautical theme, guests can enjoy a meal or drink with views of the harbor. The restaurant is a bit small so it can get a bit cramped. You can also come here for a nice sunset view.

Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Komodo, Kabupaten Manggarai Barat, Nusa Tenggara Tim., Indonesia

Mediterraneo

Although it looks more upscale than La Cucina, Mediterraneo is another Italian restaurant worth a try. Their food presentation definitely deserves a thumbs up because they put a lot of effort into it. It was like dining in a fine dining restaurant.

The restaurant and lounge also have an “upper” seating with bean bags which is good for chilling around.

Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Komodo, Kabupaten Manggarai Barat, Nusa Tenggara Tim. 86554, Indonesia





Bajo Taco and Bajo Bakery

Also with a view of the harbour is the town’s only Tex-Mex restaurant, Bajo Taco, but they share that terrace view with Bajo Bakery, where you can get an assortment of bread, cakes, drinks, and healthy food.

We tried their quesadillas, burrito, and nachos. It was fun to share these with friends while sipping on drinks.

Address: Kampung Air Komodo, Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Kabupaten Manggarai Barat, Nusa Tenggara Tim. 86554, Indonesia

menu board of bajo taco and bajo bakery in labuan bajo indonesia

menu of bajo taco and bajo bakery in labuan bajo

facade of bajo taco and bajo bakery in labuan bajo

quesadillas and guacamole with salsa at bajo taco labuan bajo

top view of nachos at bajo taco labuan bajo



Other restaurants you can try:

Happy Banana Komodo – Offering Japanese and healthy eats

Cafe.In.Hit Coffee Shop – one of the popular coffee shops in Labuan Bajo

Warung Mama – When you get tired of international cuisine, hit up Warung Mama for some local eats.



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Darlene is currently on the road again and traveling full-time after being an expat/overseas Filipino worker in Qatar. She's rediscovering what it means to travel solo and in her 30s while working on her blogs.