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Fancy Feasts at Mario’s Restaurant (C’mon, Live A Little)

Where would I be without my P3 posse, Beth and Karla?  Beth gladly answered that question with ‘you’d be eating at Greenwich every time you eat out and you’d be eating alone’. =)) Don’t get me/us wrong, the food from Greenwich is delish (think on their chicken, pasta, and pearl coolers) but why eat in one place when there are so many establishments that offer fabulous eats in Baguio City (as we have seen for the past two months.  Wee, December, have a great month, everyone!  (“,)).

Mario's Restaurant scene

Mario’s Restaurant scene

If you’re wondering about what the P3 relationship is like; let me put it this way – we enable (positively =b) the best in each other.  Together; we’re eatcentrics and we like to splurge and pamper ourselves from time to time.  (“There’s nothing wrong with enjoying the good things in life.” ~Neal Caffrey, White Collar.  I would like to add, ‘as long as you’re not harming anyone.’)  Positively enabled, I started this blog… and this is just one of the good outcomes of being with P3.  I’m so glad we met and became super ‘foodie’ friends.  Group hug!!! (“,)

P3 at Mario's Restaurant

P3 at Mario’s celebrating Karla’s day (“,)  (Reminder: I wasn’t as obsessive with food photos back then. =b)

Alone, I would never have shelled out my money to experience dining at Mario’s Restaurant.  You see, Mario’s was the fanciest place to eat in Baguio and it still is (one of the many, now, *that’s progress).  The extra push I needed to try new things, Beth provided and the monetary persuasion came from Karla.  *heeharhar  My first visit to Mario’s was in celebration of Karla’s birthday.

Mario's Restaurant dessert display

Ahhh, sweet lovely things… (“,)

In that visit, we ordered dishes like callos a la madrilena, lengua con setas (these dishes made such an impression on me), and also dessert.  Needless to say, it was a fancy fantastic birthday feast.  Like I always say, good food with good friends equals a great time.  \m/

Mario's Restaurant callos a la madrilena, lengua con setas and pot roast beef

My Mario’s usual: callos and tender lengua; the flavors, heaven!  Photo bomb by Race’s pot roast beef =))

Karla's birthday 'cake' from Mario's

Karla’s birthday ‘cake’. It had a different name but it was like brazo de mercedes.  More please, more. =D

Having such a good dining experience here, I didn’t want to keep this to myself.  (What did Marianne Williamson say in Our Deepest Fear? *hihi  Oh my, I’m in an inspiring quote/preachy mood today. =b)  So in my next visit, I had Race tag along.  Just like me, he just needed someone to enable him to venture out of his comfort zone of comfort foods.  (I had myself a plate of lengua again.  So far, I haven’t found a place that served good lengua so that’s become my Mario’s usual. ^^,)

Race and me at Mario's Restaurant

Mario’s dates =D (NOTE:  Apparently, we have a favorite seat *heehaha)

I didn’t stop with the fancy feast enabling with Race.  When my co-Jollibee SMART assistant friend came to visit, I took him to Mario’s too.  Here, it was my turn to go out of my comfort food zone.  We had food la mesa style/for sharing and not only was the meal fun and fancy, but also filling.  Okay, that’s enough about the a la carte Mario’s meals.

Mario's Restaurant food with Jollibee SMART assistant friend

Of dinner rolls (yey!), Greek village salad, chicken Parmesan with fettuccine al burro, vegetarian lasagna, banoffee pie (with over the top creme) and co-workers that become friends. Shout out to Kuya Punch! (“,) Ah, partida talaga, Kuya!

Mario’s also hosts lunch buffets on Sundays.  If you’re uneasy about spending money for a fancy feast at Mario’s, this is your chance to save.  (I’m enabling you …positively *hihi.  C’mon, live a little. =D)  For P650, you can try out almost everything they have on their menu in one meal.  (Strange, though.  When Race and I had the lunch buffet, I wasn’t thrilled with the spread.  The food seemed boring to me.  I thought that was P650 down the drain.  Hmm.  Wow, am I so biased with the lengua and callos?)  Of course, it’s the dessert that was a winner for me (see menu below *heee).

Mario's Sunday lunch buffet spread

What’s for Sunday lunch buffet? =)

Speaking of desserts and sweet treats, apart from the delectable slices of cake, Mario’s sells food for the gods and chocolate truffles during the holiday season.  Used to be they were just in the display case and you can go home with a bag of goodies just like that, but they’re by order now and so if you want some, you might want to place your order today.  Both types of truffles, the dark chocolate and the choco mint are transcendental.  (Shouldn’t these treats be called THE food for the gods? *snicker snicker  Alright, everything sweet and scrumptious is food for the gods!).

Mario's Restaurant chocolate truffles

Choco truffles (dark and chocomint). Gotta love the holidays \m/

Mario's holiday treats

Holiday treats (“,)

X marks Mario’s Restaurant for good food (and fancy dining) in Baguio.  Live a little! (“,)

Food: 5 treasure chests for the desserts and sweet treats (holiday truffles), 4 treasure chests for my favorites lengua and callos and 3 treasure chests for everything else.

Service: 5 treasure chests The perk of fancy dining, the service is impeccable.

Ambiance: 4 treasure chests

Price:  2 treasure chests Fancy feasts have their price. ^^,

Mario’s Restaurant

16 Upper Session Road Extension

Baguio City, Philippines

442-4241

marios.com.ph/

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24 responses to “Fancy Feasts at Mario’s Restaurant (C’mon, Live A Little)”

  1. XiNE says :

    Hello there, lesleycarter – the woman who knows how to live! \m/ Thank you! Have a nice Fiji day! (“,)

  2. Anonymous says :

    superb…. love the food n the place… specially to my fren xine love u ……………….whtas next?

    • XiNE says :

      Hiyeeeee, Kuya Punch! Thank you so much for the support! *insert Love and Devotion icon here *hihi Big hugs, Kuya! Hhhhhmmm, what’s next? Take your pick, Kuya! (“,)

  3. XiNE says :

    Hi, fellow foodies. Just in case you’re still wondering, Karla’s birthday ‘cake’ from Mario’s is called canonigo. Eat away, eat away! Thanks, Karls for following up on that. (“,)

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