WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO CITY? : FOOD FINDS AND RATES

One of the very nicest thing about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention into eating*

   – Luciano Pavarotti

FOOD. FOOD. FOOD! Who wouldn’t want a sumptuous meal every time you go on travelling? If you are not worried about budget and you are like me who is definitely a foodie at heart, let me share with you ideas where to eat in Baguio City, I have also included my personal ratings on it as well.

With a little research thru the famous food resto app and other food blog diaries, I have come up with the following:

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WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO CITY? : FOOD FINDS AND RATES

1.CAFÉ BY THE RUINS

Located at 25 Chuntug RD, Baguio

The restaurant is over-rated that is why tourist frequently make sure to drop by and try its delicacies.

Parking in the area is limited to only 6 cars, make sure to arrive before lunch time as it gets busy and you’ll find it hard to reserve your spot. They usually extend the parking just right outside the street to accommodate more customers. But the resto is just along the highway, you’ll see it right away too.

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waiting area inside Cafe by the Ruins
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WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO CITY? : FOOD FINDS AND RATES

Interior wise, the resto looks pretty Asian with wooden materials. The entire resto is thematic and looks great. Most of the customers come in groups and family.

Servers were nice and accommodating as well, given that there were so many customers to entertain.

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FOOD MENU, by its name you’ll sure to think that breakfast is the specialty but this resto also offers a diverse selection of food from pasta, sandwiches, big meals, coffee and desserts.

The food are a bit pricey (if you are on a budget) ranges from P200 – 400. Per meal comes with a free 1 cup of rice already and usually come in 1 – 2 pax servings.

Better if you’re in group to try many dishes.

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Cafe by the Ruins

FOOD. Was it IG friendly? Yes it is. Presentation of the food was pretty okay as well and it does have big serving *wink

They serve the food in less than 15 minutes so you won’t end up complaining waiting for your food 🙂

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Tofu Asado
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Purple-ish Rice

We tried 7 viand of meal (Tofu Asado, Chopsuey, Beef Ribs Sinigang, Baguio Bagnet, Smoked Spicy Bangus, Pasta ala Carbonara and Beef Strangoff) *not all in photos, these were the 1st one served and we we’re freaking hungry already lol

Food taste as a whole is just okay.

Sinigang is not the usual too sour type we’re expecting too. Bagnet and the beef were too hard to chew as well (maybe coz the press of time and they were so many customers.) Rice is usually in purple-ish color but it does not changes the taste of the usual plain rice. You’ll see more of this until Sagada.

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Pasta Ala Carbonara
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Beef Stronganoff
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My favorite was the pasta served!! 🙂 It is too creamy and full meat and toppings to enjoy with. Both of the pasta : Pasta ala Carbonara and Beef Strangoff are the best-sellers in the resto as well. So better tyr it too!

Tip : Always asked what the locals and tourists order in the menu, It’ll save you.

FINAL RATING : (1 – 10; 10 as the highest)

Food Quality                                  : 6

Value for Money                           : 5

Resto Ambiance                           : 7

Whole Restaurant Experience : 7

Will I try it again?

Yes. Because I love pasta and the carbonara was pretty good! 🙂

The resto is good for family trying to have a good time. I do not recommend this if you’re a solo traveller on tight budget.

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2. 50’s DINER

Located at 92 Upper General Luna Road, cor Brent Road, Baguio City

If you prefer big servings of food, this is a perfect spot for you. 50’s diner offers a retro neon 50’s feels and vibe for its customers.

Parking in the area is okay and the resto is pretty accessible as well.

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50’s Diner
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WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO CITY? : FOOD FINDS AND RATES
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WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO CITY? : FOOD FINDS AND RATES

Interior wise, it maintains it’s 50’s retro vibe. Old poster movies are around the walls. Loving the neon pink lighting inside.

It gets a little busy during peak hours, breakfast, lunch and dinner as diner really make sure to visit the resto house as well.

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50’s diner Menu
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50’s diner menu

FOOD MENU. There are wide variety of food choices in this resto, offering American Type of food such as burgers, chicken, spaghetti and different meat meals, pancakes, milkshakes and desserts.

If you are on a budget, this is a must visit for you, full meal ranges from 150 – 200 pesos only. And they offer big servings! I’m telling you, they value quantity :p

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50’s diner
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WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO CITY? : FOOD FINDS AND RATES

FOOD. Was it IG worthy? Mmm. Not that much, you’ll be bombarded by its big servings as a whole. Tastes nothing special. Just a typical food serving you get to try.

We ordered the set meals and the sandwiches. While my friends enjoyed there set meals as they were freaking full after the meal. What  i tried  was their best-seller 50’s club sandwich but aside from its big serving  there is nothing much special with the sandwich. I loss appetite after eating 1 slice of it 😦

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50’s club sandwich

RATING : (1 – 10; 10 as the highest)

Food Quality : 5

Value for Money  : 8

Resto Ambiance : 8

Whole Restaurant Experience: 5

WILL I TRY IT AGAIN?

I think I’d better try some other resto around the area.

The restaurant as a whole is just okay for me. It’s vibe is nice and a good place to drop by for a quick meryenda food trippin.

If you prefer quantity over quality this is okay for you.

Picture253. PIZZA VOLANTE

Located just across the Wright Park

When you’re not into horseback riding, or tired of walking around already. Check out Pizza Volante for a pica-pica treat, meryenda or just for a short drink.Most of the customers are families waiting around the area.

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WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO CITY? : FOOD FINDS AND RATES

It’s resto ambiance is associated with a garden resto vibe. Refreshing and feeling the fresh cool breeze of Baguio. It is very accessible as well since it is just fronting the Wright Park.

FOOD MENU. They offer coffee and pizza, pasta and set meals too. Since we we’re still full over our lunch treat, we just opted for a coffee drink. Price wise, it is budget friendly and provide value for money.

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Mango Milkshake  | P65
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Brewed coffee with refill | P28
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Coffee with Vanilla Ice Cream | P39

Tried the coffee with vanilla ice cream, but ended up having it’s melted version :p

Good try for a cheap amount. Just don’t expect much.

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Organic Lemon Grass | P45

It’s brewed coffee is worth it considering you get a free refill of it.

The milkshakes are just the usual shakes, nothing so special.

RATING : (1 – 10; 10 as the highest)

Food Quality                                : 7

Value for Money                         : 8

Resto Ambiance                          : 8

Whole Restaurant Experience: 8

WILL I TRY IT AGAIN?

Yes. I think the pizza’s are awesome too. Will drop by this next time for quick coffee treat once again. 

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Vizco’s in Baguio City
  1. VIZCO’S RESTAURANT AND CAKE SHOP

Located at Session Road, Baguio & SM Baguio

Visit Vizco’s just across the session road right beside Robinsons Supermarket for it’s restaurant. They also have a branch at SM Baguio for cake take-outs.

Accessibility wise, it is very visible and a must visited place if you’re staying in Baguio. It is near the bus terminal as well.

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Vizco’s Menu
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Vizco’s Menu
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Vizco’s Menu

FOOD Menu. It offers pizza and pasta and a lot of sweets!!! Cakes.Cakes.Cakes

The vibe of the restaurant is just okay, not a perfect IG spot *needs improvement with the interior to support it’s good food 😀

Prices ranges from 150 – 250 and could be for 2 – 3 pax already. Super affordable! *wink

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Vizco’s Restaurant

Vizco’s is similar with The Old Spaghetti House for its pasta and pizza choices and to Conti’s for it’s dessert and cakes. IG Feed worthy? YES. Definitely, the store resto lighting isn’t perfect but because of the food everything seems too perfect not to take a photo of it.

Tried a Classic Cheese Pizza, P215 and Pomodoro Pasta, P129 which are both so amazing!!!! Not just because it’s my favorite but because the food is truly so sulit! Big serving as it could serve up to 3 persons 🙂

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Stawberry Shortcake | P99

The best Strawberry Shortcake you’ll try is in VIZCO’s, P99 per slice with real fruit strawberry. And it super sweet!

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chocolate walnut cake | P99

The chocolate walnut cake also P99 per slice, is a taste of heaven 🙂 as well, if you opt for a sweet and chocolatey dessert!

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RATING : (1 – 10; 10 as the highest)

Food Quality : 9

Value for Money  : 9

Resto Ambiance : 8

Whole Restaurant Experience: 9.5

Will I try it again?

YES. Definitely. Will visit here again to try other cakes as well.

Two thumbs up for VIZCO’s. Food quality and it’s value for money is in consideration. Store staffs were very accommodating as well. No service charge but it surely deserve an extra tip for a very nice resto feels and vibe.

Quick Review : #StrawberryTaho

Make sure to try the famous Strawberry Taho from Baguio City.

They are everywhere so you won’t miss one! It cost P10 – P20 per cup. Not bad since it contains real strawberry fruit which is so.so.so.so sweeeett!!!!

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Strawberry  Taho

I am sure there is still more to see and try in Baguio City, and I am definitely looking forward into trying for more. AS a whole, since we have been in Baguio a couple of times already, food trippin’ was definitely the priority for the trip.

Let me know other restos in Baguio that is worth the try next time?

See what best interests you and plan your itinerary well!!!

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xoxo,

CIAO!! FOR MORE FOOD ESCAPADE!!!

Published by NATHALIE SALCEDO

Hola! Nathalie is your typical city girl who loves the island life, beach, travels, food and adventures. She’ll rather jump off cliffs than watch horror movies, go over beaches than hiking mountains, and never travels without a pashmina. An OC traveler keeping her research and spreadsheets every time she travels and would never say NO to new adventures. Follow her daily escapade @nathaliecsalcedo

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