8 Restaurants in Baguio Locals Recommend You Should Visit

There are many things you’ll surely enjoy in Baguio City aside from the cool weather and breathtaking views. The famous vacation paradise is also a destination for foodies who want to go on a gastronomic adventure any time of the year. 

There are a lot of restaurants in Baguio City to choose from. Whether it is your first time going here or you’ve been to the locale numerous times, it pays to know what the locals recommend to get the best value for your money.

To help you plan your food adventure this summer, refer to this article that lists several restaurants in Baguio locals love and recommend to the city’s visitors.

Good Taste Cafe & Restaurant

Address: Otek St., Baguio City, Benguet OR Rajah Matanda St., Baguio City; 

Must try: Lechon Beans, Buttered Chicken, Beef Broccoli, Ginataang Hito, Good Taste Fried Rice

Good Taste Cafe & Restaurant is one of the best and most affordable restaurants in Baguio, serving Filipino and Chinese cuisine. Your food trip won’t be complete if you don’t eat here at least once. The towering Good Taste branches around Baguio always have long lines outside, so you’ll know that locals and tourists love this restaurant.

Good Taste offers an extensive menu that is good for sharing. If you are on a gastronomic adventure with a large group, you should eat here. To cap off your meal, this restaurant in Baguio serves some bread and desserts you can order to-go.

House of Yogurt Lover (H.O.Y.)

Address: Ground floor, SM Baguio OR #39 Aspiras-Palispis Highway, Baguio City, Benguet

Must try: Yogurt, Beef Kare-Kare, Baked Salmon, Grilled Pork, Calajo’s Chopsuey with Kini-ing, Chicken Parmigiana

The House of Yogurt Lover is not yet known to tourists in Baguio, but locals are very much in love with this restaurant. It is almost always filled with exciting diners, especially their branch at SM Baguio. This restaurant is reasonably priced and good for sharing meals. Inside the restaurant, there are also different types of pasalubong for sale you can purchase before you go home from your vacation. 

The food served at H.O.Y. are sumptuous and well-seasoned. Their portions are generous, so this is an excellent place to eat if you are with family and friends. It is always best to end your meal here with a bowl of their homemade yogurt. You can choose among their extensive toppings of fruits, crunch, and sauces.

Grümpy Joe’s

Address: 229 Upper Session Road, Baguio City, Benguet

Must try: Spicy Seafood Pesto, Poutine, Grumpy Joe Fried Chicken, Grumpy Joe Pizza, Pizzta

The ultimate comfort food is found in Grümpy Joe. This restaurant in Baguio offers pizza, pasta, burgers, salads, rice meals, desserts, and more! Grumpy Joe is also known for its Spicy Seafood Pesto, a creamy, spicy pesto-based pasta with generous servings of seafood, including shrimp, clams, and squid. Another not-to-miss dish is their Pizzta (pizza and pasta) made out of two layers of their cheesy pizza with penne pasta in between.

Grümpy Joe is always filled with guests, so make sure to arrive early if you plan to eat here to lessen your waiting time. If you want to enjoy Baguio’s fresh air and have a more relaxing dining experience, you can opt to sit in their alfresco dining area surrounded by trees.

Tea House Restaurant and Bakeshop

Address: Antipolo building, Session Road, Baguio City, Benguet

Must try: Chona’s Delight, Ube Delight, Pancit, Palabok

If you are staying in a house for rent in Session Road Area, Tea House in Baguio is one of the restaurants you should visit at least once during your stay. Afternoons are always busy at this restaurant in Baguio, so it is best to visit it in the morning to avoid long lines.

Tea House Restaurant and Bakeshop is famous for its cakes inside plastic containers. Don’t be fooled by these cakes’ simple presentation and packaging because their flavors surely pack a flavorful punch. They’re simply irresistible, and you’ll surely come back for more. 

This restaurant in Baguio offers generous servings of their food, so it is also a well-recommended place if you are dining with a huge company. Best of all, the delicious food here is very affordable.

The Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant

Address: Tam-awan Village, Long Long, Benguet Road, Baguio City, Benguet

Must try: Kinuday en Baha (Smoked Beef slices), Dinakdakan, Smoked Longganisa Baguio 

The Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant is one of the restaurants in Baguio where you can try Cordilleran and Ibaloi traditional dishes. Its thick thatches resemble native nipa huts, giving the restaurant a more native and rustic feel. Inside, the place is filled with Igorot artwork and woodcraft. Choose this dining spot if you want to learn more about the culture of Benguet. 

The Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant also serves generous portions of fresh vegetables. Their meals have simple presentations, but they are flavorful and fresh. Eating here is like eating a home-cooked meal.

Craft 1945

Address: 9 Outlook Drive S, Baguio City, Benguet

Must try: Craft Beers, Tiny Pandesal, Calamares, Adobong Mushroom, Pan Fried Chicken, Filet Mignon Steak, Gambas

Sometimes, people go to Baguio to release the hugot feels. Craft 1945 is the best place to be when you want to wallow in emotions and have some good drinks and good food. This old 1960 American-type two-story house turned into a restaurant is famous for its Spanish cuisine and craft beer. 

Baguio Craft Brewery handles their craft beer section. These beverages complement the restaurant’s Spanish and Filipino meals. Aside from the best-tasting beers, the famous Baguio restaurant also serves sangria. 

This restaurant’s rustic and warm ambiance offers guests the perfect atmosphere for meaningful conversations with family, friends, and even strangers. The food here is a bit pricey, but they have large servings, making it a good place for large groups to eat. 

Amare La Cucina

Address: #1 Ignacio Villamor Street, Baguio City, Benguet

Must try: Wagyu Pizza, Foie Gras Pizza, Creamy Spinach Pizza, Six-Cheese Grande, Basil Slushie, Truffle Pasta, Gelato

If you love Italian food, you will undoubtedly love Amare La Cucina. This Italian restaurant in Baguio is close to famous tourist attractions such as Wright Park and The Mansion Gate. If ever you visit these landmarks, make a stopover at this restaurant for lunch or dinner after your tours.

Amare La Cucina serves the best pizza in Baguio. Aside from ordering their brick oven-baked pizzas, you can also create your own by selecting your preferred sauces and toppings. Their friendly staff will teach you how to mold the dough before adding in your sauces and meats. 

Because of its cozy, romantic ambiance, this restaurant in Baguio is also a perfect place to date your significant other during your vacation. It has outdoor seating, where you can stay and dine if you bring pets.

CHAYA

Address: 72 Legarda Road, Baguio City, Benguet

Must try: Sashimi Variety, Sushi, Ebi Tempura, Korokke, Beef Salad Bowl, Sukiyaki, Pork Cutlet, Green Tea Ice Cream

CHAYA is one of the best places to eat authentic Japanese food in the City of Pines. Like other Baguio restaurants, CHAYA is a house converted into a restaurant. It’s where locals usually celebrate special occasions such as anniversaries because the food here is simply delicious. What’s more, the Japanese restaurant’s ambiance is homey, relaxing, and welcoming. Since this place is always packed, it’s best to make reservations by calling their contact number.

All food items they serve here, including condiments such as wasabi, are authentic. The food here can be a bit pricey, considering that they are fresh and authentic, but you will surely enjoy your dining experience here. It is a great place to visit at least once if you are in Baguio or celebrating special occasions.

The list of local’s well-recommended restaurants in Baguio does not end here as more restaurants continue to pop up in the City of Pines. If you are visiting the city this summer to go on a food trip, choose Baguio City transients that are accessible to the restaurants in Baguio you plan to visit. A short-term rental costs only PhP 400 to PhP 5,000 a day.

If you have fallen in love with the Summer Capital of the Philippines, this tourist destination is also a perfect place to invest in real estate. A budget of PhP 3,000,000 to PhP 600,000,000 is enough to purchase your very own house and lot for sale in Baguio City

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