07 Jul Perfect Dinner Date Spots in Cagayan de Oro: Savoring Moments with Loved Ones
In a Filipino culture, we highly value our rich tradition that Filipino women must undertake courtship stage first to prove that the guy has sincerity and has genuine feelings towards the lady. Our traditional dating is known for being restrained and contains stages compared to other culture. Before you can ask a girl out for a dinner date, you must also ask permission to her parents and gain their trust. It’s not only the girl you love must be courted, also her parents.
Entering in a relationship here is not like a game and definitely, not just for fun. That’s why, our courtship has phases which is really helpful so both the guy and the girl has more time to deal with getting-to-know each other stage.
When the girl says ‘yes’ to the guy, that’s the right time that the guy can finally call the girl his girlfriend. What’s also valued in the Philippines’ dating scene is the guy must continue to win the heart of his girl although they are already together. In that way, the girl will be even more fallen for the guy and successfully win her heart naturally.
So if you are planning to court a Filipina or if you already gained her sweet ‘yes’ but still want to prove to her that she’s very special in your life, you can simply set a romantic dinner date for the both of you.
So to start with, here are some of perfect dinner places and restaurants located in Cagayan de Oro.
Ideal Restaurants for a Remarkable Dinner Date
1. High Ridge Restaurant
High Ridge is known for its superb overlooking view and cozy ambiance. Many people are talking about this and their photos of the place are flaunted on their social media accounts. It’s really an ideal place for a dinner date indeed. The romantic and stunning view adds color to your sweet moments.
The restaurant is located at Bontula Upper Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City. They are open every day from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am.
High Ridge Restaurant has an entrance fee of Php 100 per head and it’s consumable.
For the food prices, it ranges from Php 150 to Php 300. In their soft opening menu, you can choose on the Quesadillas, Tacos, Entrée, Salad, Burgers & Sandwiches, Shakes, Cold Drinks and more.
Pieces of Advice:
To avoid flaws in your date, when you newly arrived in the restaurant and after you decided where to be seated, you must order your chosen food right away so it won’t eat your time waiting for it. Usually, it took one (1) hour before your order reached your table. So the best thing to do is before taking some lovely shots and pictures on the view, you must settle your order first since the restaurants is also frequently loaded.
2. Panagatan Seafoods Restaurant
If you want to settle a date where your dishes will be filled with seafoods, Panagatan Restaurant is exactly the ideal place you’re seeking at.
The view is also great and what’s nice about the place is the fresh air you can sense since the restaurant is just beside the sea, a great place for relaxation where both of your partner can freely watch the waves and feel the cool breeze touching your skin. Truly, one of the best restaurants to spend with your loved one.
Panagatan is located at Opol Blvd. Opol, Misamis Oriental and they are open daily from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm. They are also open during holidays.
Regarding the foods they serve, you’ll really not regret its taste. You can actually choose lots of mouth-watering seafood varieties. They have Grilled Seafood Platter, Filipino Style Tuna Ceviche or known as Kinilaw na Hipon, Clam Soup (Tinolang Imbao), Grilled Tuna Panga (tuna jaw), delicious Crabs and Shrimps with a spicy schezuan sauce.
3. Lokal Grill & Seafood
Nothing beats Filipino cuisines.
If you decided to set a date with where you want both of you to enjoy pure Filipino foods, try to reserve a perfect dinner date at Lokal Grill and Seafood Restaurant.
What’s endearing about the restaurant is its Filipino style theme where it could make you feel comfortable with and their way of letting their customers choose on how to cook the seafoods they wanted to eat. The term for the said experience is “sutukil”. Interesting right?
Aside from the sutukil experience, in this restaurant, your dinner moment will surely be one of a kind due to the awesome foods and rejuvenating ambiance the restaurant can offer. The open area is also great and they serve affordable foods.
Aside from seafoods, they also serve a tender and nicely seasoned grilled pork (liempo), grilled tuna belly, pork sisig loaded with caramelized onions, native chicken tinola, sinuglaw (mixed grilled pork with raw fish, spices and coconut vinegar) and many more.
The rates of their foods are as low as Php 59 up to Php 349. Very affordable right?
If you plan to set a date here, Lokal Grill is located at Corrales Avenue, Corner Ebarle Street, Cagayan de Oro City. They are open from 11:00 am to 2:00 am for weekdays and 11:00 am to 3:00 am for weekends.
4. Misto Restaurant
If you and your partner love to try for a dinner buffet, you can have your romantic dinner date at Misto Restaurant located at C.M. Recto corner Corrales Avenue, Seda Centrio, Cagayan de Oro. They serve a variety of familiar dishes for its buffet this month.
The rates of their food is said to be very reasonable which is only Php 450 and you’ll surely enjoy the food, mostly, your special night being together with a very full stomach.
What’s interesting about Misto Restaurant is every month, their buffet theme changes. And according to their chef named Manalo, they give a new twist in the dishes they serve. Some of their special dishes are Pork Humba a la Denz (Humba in Hawaiian style), hulabos or alimango steamed with ginger and green onion; inihaw an tuna belly with lemon, pancit canton with beef, kinilaw (tuna cubes), and sinigang na tanguige, kare-kare, sinugbang lamang dagat, a mix of seafood like tuna, shrimp, and squid.
If you want to try their classy buffet, go there on Wednesdays to Fridays, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
5. Bourbon St. Bistro
Want to experience a restaurant that can bring you to some other places filled with charming and tasteful original decorations from New Orleans? Well, why don’t you include Bourbon St. Bistro as one of your dinner date spots. It is located at JR Borja Street, Cagayan de Oro.
They are open everyday, Mondays to Thursdays (11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm), Fridays to Saturdays (11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm), and Sundays (11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm).
Once you try to visit the place, you’ll surely be hooked by the festive mood of the restaurant as it has colorful Mardi Gras beads and masks on their iron railings. Aside from that, it’s also perfect for a romantic dinner date because of the southern jazz music played.
The foods they serve are also delicious and worth trying to taste! Some of the foods they serve are:
- Salmon Croquettes (P185) – 7 pcs. Deep-fried roll of smoked salmon topped with savory cream cheese dressing and served with shredded lettuce, onions and tomato.
- Tuna Ceviche Tacos (P170) – Five tacos filled with marinated tuna ceviche, mango salsa, scallions, lime, cilantro served with shredded lettuce salad.
- Creole Gumbo (P145) – Thick stew of chicken, shrimp, Andouille sausage, okra and rice.
- Pork Belly (Php 310) – Cured pork belly, smoked then grilled and served with apple slaw and dirty rice.
- Pan Seared Chicken (P315) – Juicy and tender Chicken, sous vide, thigh and stuffed leg, seared, basted and served with potato puree and sautéed vegetables.
Aside from their main dishes, they also serve desserts and sweets like Macaroons, Banana Foster, Cake Pops and more.