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5 Restaurants in Baguio That You Must Try

5 Restaurants in Baguio That You Must Try

restaurants in baguio

What’s one of the best things to do when you’re somewhere cold? Eat, of course! It’s no doubt our favorite activity when we head to the Summer Capital of the North. While we have yet to sample all of the city’s offerings, there are a few restaurants in Baguio that we intend to visit again and again. Here they are (plus one we hope to try real soon).

Som Tam

Som Tam Thai Restaurant was a new discovery for us when we went to Baguio for our daughter’s birthday early this year. We wanted vegetables and something spicy for my husband so we decided on Thai food. We couldn’t locate it on Google Maps at first but spotted it when we already decided to go somewhere else.

thai curry noodles from som tam restaurant in baguio
Photo by @somtam_ph

We’re glad we took a detour because it’s one of the best (my husband actually argues it is the best) Thai restaurant we’ve tried so far. We had the beef curry and crab fried rice with a vegetable dish on the side and everything was scrumptious. There truly are moments where I’ll just remember what we had there and wish we were back to indulge.

Address21 Ecco Building #144, Baguio, Benguet
Contact number(074) 637 3862
Operating hours8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Websitefacebook.com/somtamph

Cafe by the Ruins

I’m sure you’ve heard of this place before. Cafe by the Ruins is one of the more popular cafes slash restaurants in Baguio. We weren’t sure what to expect when we first tried it a few years ago but we were definitely happy after we visited — two times. Yup, we came in for lunch and came back for dinner. That’s how good everything is at this place.

puto at dinuguan at cafe by the ruins
Photo by @cafebytheruins

We weren’t able to go back during our most recent trip because we thought it was closed when it wasn’t. But we’re definitely making time for it when we return and will try their Bagnet Sinigang, Dinuguan with Puto and more.

Address25 Shuntug Rd, Baguio, Benguet
Contact number(074) 442 4010
Operating hours7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Websitefacebook.com/cafebytheruins

Good Taste

Good Taste is one of the iconic, must-visit restaurants in Baguio. We had a great experience when we went there a few years ago. While the serving time was a bit slow, the food more than made up for it.

We loved everything we had — from the chopsuey to the crispy pata. We’ve been hearing sad stories about how the food quality and the service is declining, but we hope they work on turning things around. We’d love to visit again when it’s safer to dine indoors!

AddressOtek St, Baguio, Benguet
Contact number0926 095 7940
Operating hours5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Websitefacebook.com/gtrotekbaguiocity

Canto

Canto Bogchi Joint was an on-a-whim pick for us. We were super hungry after visiting the Ben Cab Museum and everything was packed. Well, they were packed too but we decided to take a chance and we were glad we did.

Their food is fresh and amply satisfying. We’ll definitely make a stop again to try their burgers and salads.

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Address25 Kisad Rd, Baguio, 2600 Benguet
Contact number0917 899 9954
Operating hours10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Websitefacebook.com/cantobogchijoint

Chaya

One of the restaurants in Baguio that we wanted to try was Chaya. Our daughter loves Japanese food and requested it for her birthday. We had our eye on this place but didn’t know that we had to reserve a slot because they get packed pretty quickly. My husband asked his Baguio-native friend if the food’s good here and he gave his stamp of approval.

chaya japanese restaurant baguio

We’re looking forward to sipping and slurping their ramen and enjoying their crunchy katsu.

Address72 Legarda Rd, Baguio, Benguet
Contact number(074) 424 4726
Operating hours10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Websitefacebook.com/chayalegarda

Which of these restaurants in Baguio have you tried and which ones not mentioned here do you plan on trying?

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