The 3 Best Places to Eat in Lovina

Indonesia     Destinations, Food
Warung Dolphin has a really nice atmosphere. It's smaller and by the water.
Warung Dolphin has a really nice atmosphere. It's smaller and by the water.
Restaurants with the best food for the best prices for your budget travels in Lovina, Bali.
Lovina is a popular little spot for tourists. There are dolphin tours, a dolphin statue, snorkeling, partying, and eating. With too many restaurants to try them all, I utilized the experience of a few expats who have lived there for over 10 years. They have explored almost every one of them and this is their consensus for the places with the best food at the best prices.

I enjoyed trying each one of them ... more than once. :)

Not on a budget? Try Spice Beach, Secret Garden, Cafe Greco, or Buda Bakery. But even so, you won't beat the food at these places that are better on the wallet. If JBs re-opens, add that as #4 to this list.
Lovina is not an Indonesian word, nor an actual town. It is an area comprised of a few villages. The first hotel in the area was named Lovina, short for Love Indonesia and the name stuck.

Warung Ayu

A nice proper restaurant run by Ibu Ayu. Popular with the bule (westerners), they have a great menu, cold beer, a free little plate of peanuts at your table, and even run cooking classes. They have a tiny parking lot that you just crowd right in, even if you have to block someone. Turn North at the stoplight and it's just down on your right.
Warung Ayu is a town favorite.
Warung Ayu is a town favorite.
Vegetarian mei goreng at Warung Ayu.
Vegetarian mei goreng at Warung Ayu.
Cold beer and local arak cocktails.
Cold beer and local arak cocktails.
Great prices for good food. :)
Great prices for good food. :)

Warung Lina

This place used to be packed with locals before they renovated and made it more of an outdoor place. It's on the main road so can be a bit loud with the traffic. Go here for food rather than ambiance. The ribs are the main attraction but they have a big menu with all the standards. Park on the street. It's about 100m East of the stoplight on the North side of the road.
Warung Lina is on the main road.
Warung Lina is on the main road.
Warung Lina on the main road is a great place to get beef ribs!
Warung Lina on the main road is a great place to get beef ribs!
Vegetarian nasi goreng at Warung Lina.
Vegetarian nasi goreng at Warung Lina.

Warung Dolphin

A small open-air place about 20 meters from the water with a nice atmosphere. Reading the menu alone is entertaining because of the typical way the Indonesians spell phonetically. The beer costs about Rp 5000 more than the other places. It's at the end of Jl. Laviana by Hotel Suma.
Warung Dolphin looks out (across the dirt parking lot) to the water.
Warung Dolphin looks out (across the dirt parking lot) to the water.
Vegetarian mei goreng at Warung Dolphin.
Vegetarian mei goreng at Warung Dolphin.
Nice place to watch the sunset, too.
Nice place to watch the sunset, too.

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