Showing posts with label Baguio Restaurant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baguio Restaurant. Show all posts

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
Facebook of Mario's Baguio City: 

BAGUIO: Snacks at Solibao Restaurant, Burnham Park

May 13, 2015

BAGUIO: Snacks at Solibao Restaurant, Burnham Park

We visited this place because it was listed as one of the places for a Baguio food trip. The food was just fine, but not great. However, if you're in Burnham park and you're hungry, this place provides a good option to satisfy your hunger. Solibao is located near to both the biking and boating areas so it's the most convenient place for tourists to take a snack.

The Solibao store selling snacks are on the left side

This is the store selling snacks


Puto Bumbong
28.00 pesos

It was just ok.

(48 pesos)

It's hard. Not good.

Ilocos Empanada
(40 pesos)

It's ok.


BAGUIO: Beggang Resto Grill: Highly Recommended Restaurant in Burnham Park

May 5, 2015

BAGUIO: Beggang Resto Grill: 
Highly Recommended Restaurant in Burnham Park

If you're in the middle of Burnham Park doing the usual tourist thing like riding the bike or taking a boat ride and wonder where you can conveniently dine, I highly recommend going to Beggang Resto Grill.


The food we ate was really fresh, delicious and of good quality and the place is clean and conveniently located. The price is slightly higher than ordinary meals in Baguio but considering the quality of food, I find it reasonable.



Filipino cuisine


We ordered fresh lumpia, buko shake...

and grilled tuna belly.

The tuna belly was delicious and fresh
It costs 355 pesos, and is good for 2-3 persons.

The fresh lumpia was also delicious and the wrapper homemade.

It had bits of crushed seaweed, rice noodles and peanut
combined with the usual vegetables.

The fresh lumpia costs 85 pesos.

We loved the buko shake!

It was refreshing, very creamy but not too sweet.

You can see how creamy it is in this close-up photo.

The buko shake costs 85 pesos.


We spent 700 pesos for 2 persons or 350 per head. The breakdown is shown below.


There's a big parking lot across Beggang Grill that is also being used by the Athletic Bowl bus station.

This is the big parking lot.

This photo is taken from the parking lot.

The roof you see beside the "Welcome to Burnham Park" sign
is the roof of Beggang Grill.

Parking rates


You can buy some pastries sold inside the restaurant