During your stay at El Retiro, you’ll discover plenty of things to do in Baguio City. El Retiro is just a few minutes away from Baguio’s most popular tourist destinations, shops, and restaurants. It’s a great place to start exploring the city’s attractions. But if your idea of “what-to-do-in-Baguio” is more geared towards the culinary experience, here’s a list of the most popular Baguio restaurants for a one-of-a-kind gastronomic adventure!
21 Classic Homegrown Baguio Restaurants
Agara Ramen is a ramen bar that offers umami as well as classic and authentic ramen bowl favorites in Baguio City. Watch as the chef whips up the ramen of your choice in front of you. So, if you consider yourself a professional noodle slurper, you just have to make a pit stop at Agara Ramen.
Amare La Cucina
Amare La Cucina lets you experience the old-school way of cooking Neapolitan pizza in the traditional wood fire brick oven. You might even get a chance to toss your own pizza dough! Amare La Cucina also serves pasta that’s made from fresh ingredients, wood-fired ribs, and their very own homemade gelato at Monte Gelati by Amare.
Balajadia Kitchenette has a thriving local culinary scene that features home-style Cordilleran, Ilocano, and Filipino fare. Dishes served in the carinderia are Filipino comfort food at its best. Expect the Balajadia Kitchenette dining experience to feel like home.
Address: Slaughter Compound
Cafe by the Ruins
Since the 1980s, Cafe by the Ruins in Baguio has been serving both locals and tourists. The cafe is housed in what was once Baguio’s first garden theater, making it a perfect spot to experience “Old Baguio” when it comes to food and art. Cafe by the Ruins changes its menu every few months to feature the freshest ingredients in season.
Cafe de Angelo
Cafe de Angelo is a quaint countryside coffee shop that wishes to do away from the fast-paced, stressful city life. Travelers, both local and international, visit the cafe simply to enjoy everything the place is about – great food, great coffee, a great ambiance – the lazy Sunday kind in a garden cafe.
Address: Chapis Village
Chaya Baguio is a Japanese restaurant that serves exquisite Japanese dishes in a cozy-homey atmosphere. Fresh sashimi dishes are served every day. Apart from the usual salmon and tuna sashimi, Chaya also serves tamago (tamago), uni (uni), and squid sashimi.
Address: Legarda Road
Canto Bogchi Joint
Canto’s menu is primarily American with a little bit of everything. They specialize in American comfort food such as burgers and thick steaks, but they also provide Asian, Filipino, and other regional family favorites. Canto Bogchi Joint’s Lomo Ribs, one of their best-selling dishes, is perfect for meat aficionados.
Address: Kisad Road
50’s Diner Baguio
Experience the ultimate blast-from-the-past roller skating foodie experience at 50’s Diner Baguio. They serve burgers, sandwiches, rice meals, steaks, fresh fruit shakes, ice cream, and more. When in Baguio, it’s always a good idea to enjoy their iconic strawberry, americano, or vanilla milkshakes.
Address: Military Cut Off Road