Baguio city is known as the summer capital of the Philippines because of its naturally cold climate, which tourist love during the summertime; but what you didn’t know is that in Baguio city, apart from its strawberries, jams, and famous tourist spots, you can also find here some of the best restaurants that everyone has to try at least once in their lifetime. It’s a two for one because you can have a nice vacation while eating the best food around. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to go on a food trip to Baguio City! Featured here is the “5 Must-Try Restaurants in Baguio City.”
Location: G/F Rancho Guillermo Bldg., North Drive, Engineer’s Hill 2600 Baguio City, Philippines
Of course, when we say Baguio, we can’t exclude Agara Ramen to be on this list—being the number one traveller’s choice on Tripadvisor and for a good reason. Enjoy a hearty bowl of ramen packed with umami flavors perfect for the city’s cold weather. Their ramen has this rich but light broth paired with firm and springy noodles and high-quality toppings. You can even see them prepare your ramen as you wait, just like in a normal ramen shop in Japan!
- Karai Miso (Spicy Miso Ramen)
- Chuka Soba (Original Ramen derived from Chinese Cuisine)
- Ebi Tempura (Shrimp Tempura)
- Gyoza (Umami Dumplings)
For your safety, Agara Ramen only allows 8 Customers inside their restaurant, with every customer having 45 Mins each to finish their meal. But if you live or are currently staying at a nearby hotel, Agara Ramen also does food delivery.
Check out their Facebook page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/AgaraRamen
2.Good Taste Café & Restaurant
Location: Otek St 2600 Baguio City, Philippines
When travelling to Baguio with a group of friends or family, you can’t go wrong with Good Taste Café & Restaurant, because you can eat here some of the finest Chinese and Filipino cuisines that are good for at least three people per serving, choose from their vast menu items, like their Crispy Pata, Bulalo, and their variety of Chinese Fried Rice and dumplings. All of these for a very reasonable price! They say your trip to Baguio won’t be complete unless you visit Good Taste Café & Restaurant.
- Crispy Pata (Deep Fried pork trotters or knuckles)
- Patatim (Braised pork hock dish)
- Sweet and Sour Tilapia
- Chicken Tofu
- Chicken Curry Rice
Check out their Facebook page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good%20Taste%20Cafe%20&%20Restaurant/210304602321781/
3.Café By The Ruins
Location: 25 Shuntug Road 2600 Baguio City, Philippines
Accessibility and good food are the keys when putting up a restaurant, and that’s precisely how Café by the Ruins has gotten their praise from many tourists and locals alike. Located in the center of Baguio, just a few meters from Burnham Park and you’ll find Café By The Ruins. They serve classic Filipino Favorites and specialty dishes of Baguio like the Baguio Bagnet, which is a staple in the region. You can also try out their Dessert, namely the Strawberry Pavlova, a type of meringue-based Dessert served with Baguio strawberries on top.
- Baguio Bagnet (Double-fried pork belly with padas bagoong and Tomato relish)
- Fillet Mignon (Thick beef tenderloin steak wrapped in café bacon)
- Ruins Longanisa (Smoked Baguio-style longanisa made in the café)
- Camporado Breakfast (Chocolate rice porridge served with crispy tapa or flaked tinapa)
Check out their Facebook page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/cafebytheruinsph
4.Lemon and Olives
The first authentic Greek restaurant in Baguio, Lemon and Olives, lets you picture the taste of Greece, making you believe that you went to Greece and not Baguio! Kidding aside, Lemon and Olives serve authentic Greek cuisines because the head chef of this place, Chef Takis, is a native of Athens, Greece. Overall, you won’t be disappointed with what they offer here. Generally, we recommend you try out their Lamb Chops, and for dessert, you can try out their Bougatsa, a type of custard pie from Greece.
Check out their Facebook page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/LemonandOlivesPH
5.Amare La Cucina
Location: #1 Villamor Drive,Brgy Lualhati, Albergo Hotel Unit-122A 2600 Baguio City, Philippines
How about some Italian cuisine on your visit to Baguio? Well, look no further because, in Amore La Cucina, you’ll get exactly what you’re looking for. Woodfire brick oven pizza goodness, the Neapolitan way. Al Dente Pasta, Grilled steaks and more! Nothing much to say, but this is the finest Italian restaurant in Baguio, hands down.
- Margherita (Homemade blended plum tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil, herbs and basil)
- Alvin’s Pizza (Homemade sauce of basil topped with bacon, mozzarella, cheddar, & parmigiano Reggiano)
- Supreme Meatball Pasta
- Meaty 3 Cheese Pasta
- Frutti Di Marre (Mixed seafood with tomato sauce chili olive oil and a splash of white wine)
Check out their Facebook page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/amarelacucina1/
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