Baguio Restaurants - Philippines
A trip to Baguio is an adventure in itself for anyone's palette. There are many restaurants, diners, cafes, and bars where you can try the different flavors of Baguio City. Baguio is distinguished for its produce of fresh vegetables. It is interesting that the city, along with the entire Cordillera region, supplies the country's vegetable needs. However, this does not go on to mean that the people in Baguio are all vegetarians. To the contrary, a lot of the locals love to eat meat cooked in any way they can.
Here are some of Baguio’s dinner options frequented by guests.
For scrumptious crab meat, shark’s fin, noodles, and roasted duck tourists can’t go wrong with Mandarin Restaurant in Baguio at the corner of Session and Assumption Roads. Either dine there alone or in groups and enjoy delectable traditional Chinese food. Mandarin has been among pioneer eateries in the city along Session Road. A solo meal costs about Php 45 and a group meal of 5 or more persons costs at least Php 500. And don’t forget their rice toppings.
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Found along upper Session Road, Mario’s Restaurant in Baguio serves buffet-style dinner of Spanish, Greek, and other international cuisines. It also serves seafood like oysters, smoked salmon, baked mussels, and calamares (deep fried powdered squid or shrimp). And of course, there’s the ever-famous Mario’s steaks and tapas. Green veggie salads are also served.
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Muang Thai Restaurant
For appetizing and spicy Thai dishes with lots of authentic and curious-tasting Thai herbs, try Muang Thai Restaurant in Baguio. The shrimp salad coupled with steamed rice topped with a super tasty shrimp paste is sure to be an unforgettable dinner combination. Wansoy rich herbs, Tom Yum tasty soups, and Pad Thai noodles are excellent, so is the satay chicken grilled pieces on sticks with matching nutty sauce. Visit this restaurant in Baguio along Kisad Road.
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Tien-Tien Hotpot & Restaurant
This restaurant in Baguio is located along Leonard Wood Road. It serves Chinese-Singaporean soup cuisines in hotpot style with lots of veggies, mushrooms, and bean and soy curd ingredients. Fish and beef may also be included in a viand, according to one’s preference.
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Vizco's Restaurant and Cake Shop
Located on Session Road near Don Henrico’s, Vizco’s Restaurant and Cake Shop offers great dinner cuisine options plus a selection of delightful cakes and pastries to go with a cup of hot coffee.
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For really good chow in Baguio, with all the varieties of Chinese cooking, most people go to Chowking on Session Road. In these times, few people in the country do not know Chowking and the food served there. This fast-food restaurant in Baguio offers tasty meals at very reasonable prices. The noodles are great and rich in meat, veggies and spices. Fried chicken, steamed rice, topped rice soups (congies), and fried rolls and tofu are available here, among others. Different “halo-halo” flavors topped with ice cream is among excellent desserts here.
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Cow and Chicken Restaurant
When in the vicinity of Rimando Road in Baguio, tourists might as well try this restaurant in Baguio specializing in beef and chicken dishes, native and foreign. For staying body warmth and power to face challenges on the cool mountains, beef up the diet with delicious and steamy selections at Cow and Chicken Restaurant.
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For many people, lunch time at Burnham Park means a quick, simple, but tasty meal at Ganza Restaurant in Baguio. Folks who grew up in Baguio and regular visitors from early times will remember the predecessor of the new Ganza Restaurant.
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Located in the upper portion of Session Road, Cottage Gi’s Restaurant in Baguio serves among the tastier Filipino and International cuisines, cakes, and pastries in the city. Try Gi’s old-fashioned roast chicken, hungry man’s meals, strawberry short cake, ensaimada, layered cakes, and cakes for special events. There are also cottage package meals. The place is comfy and homey.
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Giligans Restaurant and Bar
This bar and restaurant in Baguio is located along Legarda Street near Burnham Park. Aside from good food the place is also suitable for social drinking in the evening. It is popular among young professionals as among good places for a Friday evening hangout.
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Ivy's Grill & Restaurant
A grill restaurant of Supreme Hotel on Magsaysay Avenue, Ivy’s Grill and Restaurant in Baguio offers barbeque and grilled meals with rice, as well as foreign and Filipino dishes. The place is elegant and appropriate for special events like birthday, baptismal, and wedding receptions. For tourists holding a family reunion, this is the place to go to.
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Near the Baguio Cathedral in Porta Vaga, Palizzata is a charming small bistro serving Tandori chicken. The place provides an eye-catching view of Session Road right below it. An average meal in this snug restaurant in Baguio costs about Php 300.
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At the balcony of Barrio Fiesta in Baguio City tourists will always find President Gloria Macapagal waving her hands at them—or more precisely, her statue, that is. Statues of prominent figures are found in the place. This intriguing restaurant in Baguio is known for superbly cooked chicken, beef, and pork native dishes. Aside from the usual beef and pata kare-kare, beef bulalo, and roast chicken, Barrio Fiesta also serves seafood galore.
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Forest House Bistro and Café
Found in the Loakan area near John Hay, this pleasant restaurant in Baguio is of wood planks and bricks that create a cottage-on-the-mountain ambiance. Look at mouth-watering cuisines available here: Forest House Oxtail dipped in mustard, Osso Bucco (tender beef with red sauce and anchovies), grilled prawns, and seafood kare-kare. Everything’s perfect here to tickle the appetite and eat more to ward off cold. And do try the super soft Belgian waffle and Lamb tapa for breakfast.
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Aresi's Bar & Restaurant
This restaurant in Baguio is located right inside SM Baguio Pines Hotel.
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Eating Chinese quick-fix but super delicious meals in a simple yet cozy eatery just like in early times is what diners get at Cathy’s Fastfood. Located on Diego Silang Street, an interior street in the Session Road area, the place may not look that appealing from the outside—what with the narrow street and vehicles parked side by side—yet, the tasty meals offered are cheap. Try Cathy’s rice toppings, mami noodles, siopao varieties, and other short orders. Tight-budgeted tourists and office employees, travelers in a hurry, along with many students, find this restaurant in Baguio ideal.
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Central Park Restaurant
Tourists looking for a restaurant in Baguio serving Chinese and Japanese food ought to try Central Park Restaurant on Carino Street near city hall. The place is warm and cheery with pleasant lights that enhance the bright colored walls. Diners can savor a lot of Asian noodle varieties served on huge bowls with chopsticks.
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Chico Japanese Cuisine
Also located on Carino Street at the Favis Building, this restaurant in Baguio serves various Japanese dishes from deep fried cuisines, grilled food, to raw dishes. Sashimi lovers looking for authentic Japanese food in Baguio would find Chico Japanese a welcome alternative to the usual Chinese or Filipino eateries.
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Pizza Riccio serves hot Italian and French meals fitting on a cold day in Baguio City. Guests should try the superb pizza and lasagna of this quaint restaurant in Baguio right inside the Baden Powell Inn along Governor Pack Road. Being inside Pizza Riccio ( and Baden Powell Inn) seems like going back to the 50s. A regular size pizza (about 14-inch in diameter) costs about Php 350. Pizza Riccio delivers.
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Chiebas-Resto and Grill
For really juicy grilled food and side dishes that go with them, try this aromatic restaurant in Baguio called Chiebas-Resto/Grill. It is along Kisad Road in Baguio City. Pork, chicken, and beef grills are excellent dishes especially on the colder months of Baguio. On occasions, seafood grills are also available.
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This fantastic Italian restaurant in Baguio up Session Road is open 24 hours daily. Serving spicy pizzas and pastas, a regular size costs about Php 360. It delivers, serves breakfast, and has cheery music to accompany diners with. Payment can be through credit card and regular meals cost around Php 400.
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For native Filipino dishes that calms tummy cravings on cold days, try Ritos. Along Marcos Highway, it serves bulalo and crispy pata, among other pork dishes, the way they should be. This restaurant in Baguio also serves vegetable dishes, noodles, sandwiches, grill foods, goat meat, salads, and desserts. Soft drinks are also served in liter-size. A swell meal may cost about Php 150.
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Rose Bowl is among pioneer and posh restaurants in Baguio that practically grew up with the city. Here, family-style restaurant service is observed and authentic Chinese dishes with crunchy Baguio veggies are served. Most customers recommend its special chop suey. Located along Harrison Road, a regular meal in this stylish restaurant in Baguio may cost around Php 250.
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A classic Chinese restaurant in Baguio is Star Café. Operating since 1940, it has a bakery frontage with superb loafs and the native “pandesal.” Try the empanada and cinnamon rolls, cheese bread, and ensaymada. Going further in, customers discover a simple yet cozy eatery—like how typical panciterias are. The chicken mami noodle is perfect, with a choice of either “asado” or meat ball “siopao.” Customers should also try the Star Rice topping. A regular order may cost Php 200.
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Café by the Ruins
Strolling near Baguio City Hall along Otek Street, tourists will never fail to find Café by the Ruins. The expertise of this restaurant in Baguio are ethnic Baguio dishes and drinks like mountain rice, native chicken, strawberry wine, and the like.
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For hot and spicy Mongolian cuisines and grills cooked before customers, O-Mai Khan is the right place. A neighbor of Café by the Ruins, this restaurant in Baguio also serves fresh and crispy veggies to go with Mongolian barbecued dishes. A meal may cost Php 300.
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If you're looking for a good deal on a buffet meal you should go for the Atenara House along Navy Road/C. M. Recto. For less than P500 you can enjoy pasta, salad bar, and roast beef for an authentic western cuisine. However, if you're looking for something more ethnic then try Cafe by the Ruins along Otek Street. Prices in this cafe are around P300 average.
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For those who are interested in trying something vegetarian the Bliss Cafe in Hotel Elizabeth prepares great veggies. The really impressive thing about this restaurant is that the food doesn't really taste anything like vegetables at all. And going back to Otek Street we have the all time favorite Mongolain barbecue of O'Mai Khan.
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Now, if you still haven't had enough of veggies then go look for Eve's Garden along Lamtang Road. They serve vegetables freshly picked, which is a wholesome treat for vegetarians. However, guests need reservations to dine. Meals in this restaurant are a bit pricey around P650, however, the experience of Eve's Garden will be worth the cost.
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If you want to bring your and give them a treat then head on to Camp John Hay where Little John's is located. Kids will have the prime opportunity to color the menu as they wait for their chocolate fondue.
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Located on Magsaysay Avenue, Jonjan’s Restaurant in Baguio City proper offers a snug place for dining right in the heart of the city. Fascinating food menus are available from simple short orders of sandwiches and coffee, to heavy dinner meals of beef, pork, fresh and crunchy Baguio veggies, or fish varieties.
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Korean Bulgogi Restaurant
For sliced and spicy beef rice toppings, try Korean Bulgogi restaurant in Baguio along Loakan Road in the outskirts of the City. Korean bulgogi beef varieties come in sweetened barbecue beef in sesame oil, marinated fried beef, hot and spicy beef, and teriyaki bulgogi beef. Enjoy here authentic Korean beef steamy rice toppings in a cozy Korean ambient atmosphere.
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Here's a word of warning when figuring out where to eat in Baguio. Like any other place in the country, the place also has its own small food stalls set up by some of the locals where they sell home cooked meals. The food is kept in display in aluminum containers and stand in room temperature. You can never be too sure if the food served here is hygienically prepared. Only eat in places where food is properly well-prepared, either way, you'll be paying the same amount as if you dined full-service restaurants anyway.
Talking about the food prices in Baguio, you can be sure that the food and meal costs will fit anyone's budget. You'll find lots of wallet-friendly places to dine for those who go around on a shoe string budget. You'll also have a wide variety of options when picking a place to eat. There will always be those fast food franchises in the malls. However, for people who would love to sample the northern Philippine cuisine, you can find a lot of places where you can get the authentic Baguio taste.
The following restaurants mentioned above are only a small representative showcase of places to dine that consistently gives wonderful service, serves good food, and represents the different flavors of Baguio. Some notable food that is part of the unique Baguio taste include pinikpikan, which is a native chicken dish, etag, salted meat with the flavor quite the equivalent of blue cheese. For those more adventurous they can try the local blood sausage known as pinuneg.