4 Restaurants in Sagada: Are They Worth the Visit or Not?

There are multiple restaurants and food junctions in Sagada that you won’t run out of options. However, when you’re going up and down mountains under the heat of the sun, you’ll probably want to sit down, relax and get yourself delicious comfort food while you’re gasping for air and struggling because of your aching everythings.

During the APEC holiday, my friends and I were privileged enough to visit Mt. Province and fill our stomachs from our loaded Sagada itinerary with different kinds of flavours. Here are 4 of the restaurants that we visited. Find out if they are worth your time or not.

4 Restaurants in Sagada: Are They Worth the Visit or Not?

4. Masferré Country Inn and Restaurant

When we first arrived in Sagada at 9am from a 12-hour bus ride, no one could question how hungry we were. As we walked through the town, we landed in Masferré. The place is cool and cozy. We ordered individual breakfast meals. Their meals are flexible, in that you can choose between Tocino or Tapa for the Filipino-style breakfast, for example.

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Location: ☆☆☆☆☆ (Location is ideal as it was near the tourism office and the drop-off point of our ride. )

Price: ☆☆☆☆ (Affordable for anyone who can make it to Sagada.)

Value: ☆☆☆☆ (Nothing spectacular worth mentioning, but the food is delicious.)

Service: ☆☆☆☆ (Server looked like he was in a bad mood and was a bit inattentive.)

MUST TRY: Wild Blackberry Jam and Lemon Marmalade Jam (included in the country-style meal

3. Salt and Pepper

Salt and Pepper is one of the most convenient go-to places in Sagada as it isn’t far from the tourism office. The place is crowded with chairs and tables, though, so it’s difficult to move when there are other customers. You may opt to eat indoors or outdoors on the balcony overlooking the streets.

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Location: ☆☆☆☆ (Near tourism office.)

Price: ☆☆☆☆ (Price aligns with most of the other restaurants in the place.)

Value: ☆☆☆ (I had a bad first impression of their chicken meals as they involved pre-cooked chicken drizzled with sauce for variation instead of cooked in their own marinate and sauce. Chicken was bland, too. The breakfast meals were great, though.)

Service: ☆☆ (Servers were nowhere to be found when we arrived and most of the time during our stay. Their servers didn’t know much about their food, either, and had to go back and forth their kitchen to ask about it. We were also almost done with our meals before our drinks arrived. Even after following up, it took a while.)

MUST TRY: Longganisa and Banana in Cream Pancakes

2. Sagada Lemon Pie House

We were able to come across Sagada Lemon Pie House as we passed by it when walking to Sumaguing Cave. I love the facade and the interior ambiance of the place. It has that homey feeling. They have a wide variety of tables and chairs from pillow seats to regular-sized chairs.

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Location: ☆☆☆ (It’s near the end of the town proper. If we didn’t pass by it during spelunking, we would have no idea it exists.)

Price: ☆☆☆☆ (Price aligns with most of the other restaurants in the place.)

Value: ☆☆☆☆ (Food servings are good for 1, but the viands per meal can be shared by 2. Food is delicious.)

Service: ☆☆☆☆ (Servers are courteous and food arrives really quickly.)

MUST TRY: Lemon Pie and Mountain Milk Tea

1. Cafe Bodega, Rock Inn

We stayed in Rock Inn during our visit, so it was convenient for us to eat at our hotel. The place is roomy and neat and you can opt to eat indoors, outdoors or by the bonfire.

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Location: ☆☆☆ (If you’re not staying at Rock Inn, it’s an on-purpose walk/drive to the place.)

Price: ☆☆☆☆ (Price aligns with most of the other restaurants in the place.)

Value: ☆☆☆☆☆ (Most of the food we had was great and viands are ideal for 2-3 people.)

Service: ☆☆☆☆ (Servers are courteous and food arrives very quickly.)

MUST TRY: Pancakes and Bulalo

*Photos by Armen Bongao.

**None of us are affiliated with any of the restaurants and everything here is purely subjective.

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