After escaping the heat and embracing the cool weather, I know what you’re probably thinking: COMFORT FOOD, PLEASE! So, you ask, “Where to eat in Baguio?” Well, friends, I’ve got you covered!
Thanks to the improved roads and infrastructure, Baguio remains to be one of the best getaway destinations in the country. There are many activities to enjoy in the city, but the food scene is not one to miss! No trip to Baguio is complete without pigging out at these restaurants:
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#1 – Hill Station
Where to eat in Baguio? You got to go to Hill Station because it is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Baguio. It has received recognition from the Miele’s Best Restaurant awards for Asia. The Hill Station dining experience is best enjoyed at night, as the dim restaurant lights add to a romantic feel. The Hill Station menu is peppered with international dishes as well as local favorites made from the freshest Baguio ingredients.
For starters, order one of the Hill Station salads. Sourced from nearby farms, greens are always fresh and crisp to the bite. The Caesar Carpaccio salad is a great choice – a unique spin to the classic Caesar, thanks to the addition of cold smoked beef carpaccio. For mains, try the beef tenderloin steak with herbed basmati rice, prawn gambas on angel hair pasta, or the lemongrass pork belly. Top it all off with a mango or strawberry flambe for the ultimate way to end the meal!
Hill Station Baguio
Address: Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road, Baguio City
Hours: 7 AM to 10:30 PM
Photo Credit / Instagram Profile: https://www.instagram.com/hillstationbaguio/
#2 – Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna
Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna is a new addition to the restaurant scene in Baguio. Lemon and Olives offers a taste of authentic Greek food in a casual dining setup. The head chef, Takis, is from Athens; he masterfully uses ingredients from his homeland to create classic Greek dishes that everyone enjoys.
Nibble on the hummus with homemade pita, a creamy and tangy appetizer, that is a mainstay in many Mediterranean restaurants. The Souvlaki plate is an excellent choice for the main course: it consists of grilled meat – your choice of lamb, pork, beef, or chicken or even a combination of different meats. It’s served with sliced onions, pita, fries and a variety of sauces. The Greek kebab of pork tenderloins served with salad and pita is also highly recommended. Enjoy dessert the Greek way with a Baklava cheesecake or Greek yogurt.
Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna
Address: #26 Outlook Drive, Baguio City
Hours: 11 AM to 10 PM
Photo Source / Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LemonandOlivesPH/
#3 – Arca’s Yard
Arca’s Yard is quietly tucked away in Ambuklao, just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Baguio city. It also serves as a library and museum, a cozy place for families or groups of friends to unwind, dine, and be surrounded by art. Arca’s Yard is adorned with the art from the Cordillera region, as well as paintings and portraits by local artists.
If you’re lucky, you’ll get seated on the terrace of Arca’s Yard, which has breathtaking views of the Cordillera mountains. The restaurant was once the former abode of Ninj Sabado, who transformed the space where visitors can come to immerse in culture, art, and nature, an experience punctuated by the simple but terrific food. A bowl of pumpkin soup will warm you inside and out from the cool Baguio pine breeze. The pesto carbonara is one of the best-sellers, but carnivores shouldn’t miss the salmon teppanyaki, lamb chops, cheeseburger, and pork steak. Arca’s Yard also has a delicious selection of homemade pies to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Address: Ambuklao Road, Baguio, Benguet
Hours: 9 AM to 8 PM
Photo Source / Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/arcasyard/
#4 – Where To Eat In Baguio? My fave – Choco-laté de Batirol!
When people ask me where to eat in Baguio, the first three words out of my mouth is Choco-laté de Batirol. This place is a well-known establishment in Baguio city known for their Filipino comfort food and their decadent cacao drinks. Having been around for several years now, Choco-late de Batirol is considered an essential feature of the local food scene. Many returns to the restaurant time and again for the delicious homemade food and sugary treats.
The ambiance is simple: set within a charming forest garden, Choco-late de Batirol doesn’t promise but over-delivers when it comes to the food. You can’t leave Baguio without having at least a cup of their rich cacao, which pairs so well with a slice of bibingka or the turon de langka – perfect for cold-weather merienda. For something more filling, choose from a range of Filipino classics such as longsilog and bangsilog. These dishes come with a hearty serving of rice. While waiting for your cacao or food to arrive, explore the shop and maybe buy some cacao tableas at the counter to take home.
Choco-laté de Batirol
Address: Gate 2, Igorot park, Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Hours: 9 AM to 10 PM
#5 – Café by the Ruins Dua
Café by the Ruins Dua is the reincarnation of the original Café by the Ruins restaurant. Believe me when I say this, no one asks “where to eat in Baguio” without getting this restaurant as an answer. In fact, dare I say that no “must-try” restaurant in Baguio list would be complete without including this legendary restaurant famed for serving authentic local dishes that speak stories about the regional culture.
Try the delicious Pinikpikan, a chicken soup that the natives use in rituals. Sink your teeth into the Baguio Bagnet served with Padas bagoong. Other classics from Café by the Ruins Dua include the Mt. Data Tapa Rice, Lauriat Beef, and Sinigang Zamboanguena. Café by the Ruins Dua is also known for its special guava preserve jam, which can be purchased as a souvenir to take home an authentic taste of Baguio.
Café by the Ruins Dua
Address: 225 Upper Session Road, Baguio City
Hours: 7 AM to 9 PM
Photo Source / Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/cafebytheruinsbaguio
Now that you know where to eat in Baguio, make sure you pack a big appetite and visit all the restaurants I mentioned above. I wouldn’t be surprised if at least one of these turns out to be a highlight of your trip!