CDO Foodtrip: Best Places to Eat in CDO
If you think about food trips, you don’t immediately think of Cagayan de Oro. The city boasts of outdoor and water activities, but not everybody knows, when it comes to food, CDO has a lot of food hubs to be explored. In fact, a food trip in Cagayan de Oro is a terrific idea!
Cagayan de Oro is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. It is dubbed as the “Gateway to Mindanao” mainly because it is one of the most highly urbanized cities in the region. People from neighboring provinces and tourists really make an effort to travel and visit this wonderful city.
However, did you know that Cagayan de Oro is not just a place of outdoor adventures but also of great places to dine? Yes, it is. If you’re planning to visit the city, then you’re in luck! Here are the best restaurants to include in your food trip in CDO:
Filipino food lovers rejoice for Kagay-Anon Restaurant! While the place exudes a rather formal and traditional ambience, the seafood dishes in this resto are really good. We recommend that you ask for the dishes to be cooked in bamboo. Don’t miss out on the Ostrich Salpicao. It’s also best to get buko for a drink. The food might take a little longer to be served though.
Address: Level 2, Limketkai Center | Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, Philippines
Looking for the crispiest crispy pata and chicharon bulaklak? Look no further. Cucina Higala prides itself with these delicacies as well as sinuglaw, blue marlin, and even sizzling binaki. Guaranteed there will be no leftovers after you’re done. Add to that the smiling and highly accommodating crew, your food trip will truly be a happy stop that you wouldn’t want to leave.
Address: Mabini Street | Capistrano Mabini Streets, Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao 9000, Philippines
Tel No: +63 917 794 6118
Nice food, great service, and a homey atmosphere – Boy Zugba fits the bill. Plus, this place is perfect for the family. Try their kinilaw and grilled chicken, you can never go wrong with these. Also, their unlimited rice may just satiate your starving soul. Some honorable mentions include sinigang na salmon sa miso, baked scallops, sisig, and bisaya express.
Address: Corrales Ave-Ramon Chavez Street, Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao 9000, Philippines
Tel No: +63 88 880 5555
Thai Me Up
Looking for something a bit international for your food trip? Thai Me Up offers authentic, sumptuous, and affordable food in a cozy spot inside a mall. Their Pad Thai and Kang Kong my just be that weird craving you’re looking to satisfy. With great service and yummy food, it has earned its place in the list.
Address: Capistrano Mabini Street | 1st Floor Ayala Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, Philippines
Tel No: +63 917 323 7018
Bigby’s Cafe & Restaurant
Last but certainly not least, we have Bigby’s Cafe & Restaurant. They offer a Caesar salad so good that you will devour even the smallest bit of parmesan in it. They have steak that melts in your mouth out of pure tenderness, and sisig quesadilla that’s just a winner. They offer both Filipino and American food prepared and served by efficient staff. For a perfect dining experience, this is the place to be.
Address: C.M. Recto Ave | Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao 9000, Philippines
Tel No: +(63) 63 88 8800822