If you cannot go to Baguio, you can bring the beautiful place to you! From the Tam-Awan Village to BenCab Museum, when the hot weather metro is much to bear or when you are looking for a not so far away vacation destination, Baguio is the right place to go. However, as popular as it is for its tourist locations, Baguio is also home to various restaurants that serve up a huge collection of dishes from various cuisines- from our very own to international food. For one thing, if you are a foodie or you are looking for a place to eat, Baguio has some treats for you. Here are some of the best restaurants in Baguio.
If you are thinking about which of the iconic Baguio restaurants are open for dine-in, delivery, and take-out. Here, we have compiled a list of the most loved, must-try restaurants in the City of Pines.
Must-Visit Restaurants in Baguio
Chef’s Home – Aspiras Palispis Hwy
This is a humble restaurant that serves Southeast Asian specialties. Food items they serve range from iconic dishes that represent a nation’s culture to fusion that mixes the best of what each Southeast Asian cuisine has to offer. This is one of the popular seafood restaurants for people who love Asian cuisines. If you are looking for dine-in restaurants, then this is not the right place for you.
Good Taste Restaurant
It is one of the budget-friendly restaurants in Baguio City. The restaurant invites every single traveler to come and eat here. This place is popular not just among the locals, but tourists also. Do you know what makes everyone coming back to the restaurant again and again? It is due to the restaurant’s special buttered chicken. This restaurant is for budget travelers traveling to Baguio.
Another popular go-to restaurant in Baguio is the 50’s Diner. Originally, a vintage-themed restaurant, the place is popular due to its large size servings. The budget is affordable, but above all, plus-size meals are the best reason why people love to have food here. So, when in Baguio City, do not forget to visit this place.
The Barn – Ambuklao Rd.
Situated just a few kilometers away from the border of Baguio City, The Barn is a rustic restaurant with a breathtaking, attractive view that serves healthy and tasty food most of which are inspired by American, Spanish, and Italian culture. It is for those who love to enjoy food in a picturesque interior and scenery. If you are among those who do not want to drive to the outskirts of Baguio just for enjoying a meal, then this place is not for you.
Oh My Gulay
Those who are looking for a vegetarian restaurant in Baguio must go to Oh My Gulay. Gulay means vegetables in Tagalog and the restaurant lives up to its name. Inside this small restaurant on the 5th floor of Azotea Building, Session Road is an attractive koi pond, a theater stage, a small garden, and an Igorot inspired boat for enjoying dinner. They serve a variety of healthy vegetarian dishes. The restaurant also has an artist café and art exhibits. Being one of the famous restaurants in Baguio, it features a gallery of Mr. Victor Oteyza, a gifted artist in Baguio. If you are looking for a restaurant that provides both nutritious food and entertainment, this is the right place for you.
Arca’s Yard in Ambuklao Rd.
A mini-museum, a library, and a café, all under one roof, Arca’s Yard serve international food that is healthy and tasty. The place is enough to elevate your expected cozy experience. The place is for those who are looking for a quiet place away from the hustle-bustle of the city. Remember, this is not a place for those who are looking for party platters and dishes that are made for serving too many people.
Amare La Cucina
This restaurant is worth visiting every time you are in the City of Pines, and that is despite having opened a branch in Kapitolyo, Pasig. No matter whether you are in Manila or Baguio, no one says “No” to a Neapolitan-style brick-oven pizza- and the opportunity to toss the dough and your favorite toppings yourself! Choose the classic Margherita if you want some comfort food, along with the Nutella Pizza for your sweet tooth.
You may know some parts of Ben Cab museum from That Things Called Tadhana. When you finish exploring the art collections, the nearest place for some refreshment is Café Sabel, which is in fact, a part of the museum. A couple of art pieces have made their way to the cafe also, but it is the garden view that attracts people.
For celebrating special occasions, Mama’s Table is the right place to book for enjoying private dining. It has a cabin-type house that is both spacious and cozy. While waiting for the party to start, you can look at the gardens and enjoy the fireplace too. Chef Vicky Tinio Clemente will take you through a unique experience as she explains every dish in the dining tasting menu, which starts with an appetizer and special spreads.
Foggy Mountain Cookhouse in San Carlos Heights
This is one of the popular seafood restaurants nestled along the residential area of San Carlos Heights. The talented chef Babes Reyes decided to open his own home and his front porch to give an extraordinary dining experience to tourists. The place is perfect for those who love Mediterranean dishes and not for those who prefer dishes with flavors close to their home.
Red Rustikz provides a combination of Filipino and Italian cuisine. Only a few people visit here but its comfy and laid-back vibes make the place different from others. This is a perfect place for long chats with your family and friends.
If you love desserts and want to taste something unique in Baguio, the first place you must visit is Vizco’s Restaurant and Cake Shop. It offers the best Strawberry Shortcake made with fresh, sweet, and slightly tart strawberries topping each slice of cake and delicate cream. The sweetness level is perfect, the slice size is big but seems to be small as you would want to devour the whole cake. If your life’s biggest regret is not pursuing a career that you wanted, you are wrong- it should be the fact that you have not tasted Vizco’s in Manila till now.
Hotel Elizabeth – Flora Cafe
If you are in search of the most popular buffet restaurants in Baguio, then you must visit Hotel Elizabeth. Popular for its Mediterranean interiors matching the pine trees around, this hotel also exhibits its wide varieties of buffet servings like Mongolian, Western, Asian Fusion, and Chinese Dinner Buffet that are served in its in-house Flora Cafe.
Country Club – Cotterman
Country Club, Cotterman is one of the popular dining areas in this city. Named after Charles M. Cotterman (the Director of Post for the medieval Philippine Postal System), caters to a huge variety of International Buffet Servings. As the main dining hall of Country Club, it serves Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets. With its relaxing and warm country-style environment and resplendent environment, Baguio Country Club is an essential get away from the busy atmosphere of the city center. The price ranges from P450-600 based on the variety of the spread.