BAGUIO: Revisiting My Favorite Meals at Mario's Restaurant

May 26, 2015

BAGUIO: Revisiting My Favorite Meals at Mario's Restaurant

Ever since my husband and I got married, it has been our tradition to dine at Mario's Restaurant every time we visit Baguio. We have been married for 22 years. When our kids were small, we frequently brought them to Baguio. But from 2006 to 2013, we stopped visiting Baguio. Either we brought the kids overseas during summer or we visited beach destinations. Last year, we revisited Baguio, and of course, we had to dine at Mario's Restaurant once again.

Our favorite meals were just as we remembered it. So I'm sharing with you the meals that we love ordering at Mario's during date nights without the kids while on vacation in Baguio.

French Onion Soup
(195 pesos)

Caesar's salad
(260 pesos)

Filet Mignon
(690 pesos)

My husband and I usually order French Onion Soup, Caesar's Salad and Filet Mignon. But when we brought the kids with us to Mario's last year, they tried the Paella Valenciana and we liked it as well. 

Paella Valenciana (for 2-3 persons)
(675 pesos)

So this year, on our 22nd anniversary, my husband and I went up to Baguio for the weekend and of course dined at Mario's Restaurant on the day of our anniversary. We ordered the Paella Valenciana and Caesar's Salad. And this time brought our own wine from my husband's personal collection at home, the 2005 Rioja Reserva Artistas Espanoles Gaudi Lealtanza. 

My tips:

1. If you have good wine at home, better to bring it and pay the 250 pesos corkage. 

2. The paella takes quite a while to cook. To avoid a long wait time, call and order it in advance and tell them what time you will be arriving.

3. Call for reservations specially if you're arriving around 7:00 PM and on a weekend. The place is full. Or you can arrive at 8:00 PM or 9:00 PM. The restaurant closes at 10:00 PM.


The new location of Mario's Restaurant is at Upper Session Road, near Panagbenga Park and beside the new branch of Cafe by the Ruins.

Address: Upper Session Road, Baguio City
Telephone Numbers: + 63 74-442-4241, + 63 74-442-5445
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