15 Sep Zordz Restobar – The City’s New One-Stop Night Spot with One of the Greatest Overviews at Night
Zordz is the newest night spot in the city located at Crossing Convention Center-Taguanao Road, Cagayan de Oro City.
Taguanao is just another barangay WITHIN the city of Cagayan de Oro. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t that far, especially if you’re heading towards Zordz Restobar.
As a Restobar away from the city’s busy hustle and bustle scenes, Zordz is a good venue for a night out with the family, friends, or work colleagues.
It has a restaurant, a live acoustic band, Bar and event hosting, KTV rooms, function rooms, catering services, billiards, and darts. It has almost everything for almost every differing night life taste.
The Beginning of Zordz
Zordz grew out of a desire for the proprietors to see a sort of one-stop night spot that didn’t exist in the city but far from the busy bustle of the city. Basically the name “Zordz” is a play on the proprietor’s last name, Villazorda. In college, Engr. Roger Villazorda was called “Zordz” by his friends and classmates. The name stuck and so has been used ever since.
The place is designed around a nature-based theme since the place is surrounded by hills, trees, and other greenery. Their father made the necessary designs since he is an engineer. The sibling owners also helped out in the overall design and layouts of the place.
The selection of the location was simply to get away from the chaotic huff of the metropolis. The owners also noticed that most night spots where the bars and restaurants congregated tend to be really noisy.
Zordz caters to those who want a quiet and almost noise-free atmosphere, which is why their KTV rooms have been almost soundproofed for those who want to enjoy singing and, well, making laughter and noise, but without disturbing others.
The Zordz Experience
Zordz Restobar is actually only a year old, having opened only last July 24, 2015. They are now operating on the business hours of 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, daily.
Most of the menu lineup at the restaurant is Filipino dishes with some international fusion thrown in. Their proven best-sellers are their Crispy Pata, Sinuglaw, Pancit Guisado, Bulalo, Sweet and Sour Fish, and native chicken Tinola.
They even serve “Hito” (catfish) fresh from Davao and cooked in ginataan style or deep fried.
For large groups they have a “boodle feast.”
For the drinks bestsellers, iced tea, shakes, the tropical coolers (good for 4 persons served in a pitcher), strawberry frozen margarita, blue frozen margarita, virgin colada, and of course their beers are the prime favorites.
Their KTV rooms go out at P200 per hour. Their KTV rooms can fit in up to 15 persons.
They have 2 function rooms, one accommodating 30 persons and another that can accommodate 50 persons.
You can also play pool billiards at only P100 per hour. If you prefer darts it is P25 per hour.
A function area on the 2nd floor can accommodate up to 90-100 persons.
Ever since the place opened they have catered internally to weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and even company functions, seminars, and celebrations.
In fact, the biggest event they ever handled was the Del Monte Christmas Party since their open area can accommodate up to 170 persons when reserved exclusively. On Wednesday to Sunday they have a live acoustic band that plays from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Function Room Offerings
For those who want to rent out Zordz function rooms and want the Restobar to provide their food as well, here are the options available:
Because of the high price of beer and liquor in most downtown bars and drinking holes, Zordz has decided to slash down their prices for beer and liquor.
This is because since it is a one-stop Restobar, then people will be encouraged to come in large groups to enjoy the night.
How to Get There
In terms of accessibility for those without vehicles, there are actually Taguanao jeepneys that ply the route going to Zordz. Their starting point and parking area is at the Footstep area in Cogon Market. There are available jeepneys until 8:00 p.m. and the fare is only P12. For the near future the proprietors are planning to set up a shuttle service with minimum fare. In the meantime, they encourage those using taxi services to use Grab Taxi since they are easily called on to bring anyone to and from Zordz.
Engr. Roger Villazorda is a licensed engineer and recently ran for District 2 Councilor under the banner of Mayor Oscar Moreno. Daughters Queen Villazorda, an Engineering Student, Chrissa Marie Villazorda, a Marketing Graduate and son Fremont Villazorda, an Engineering Student of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan.
According to the owners, this is their first venture into the food service business and what inspired them to go into the food service industry is their love of food themselves, especially sea foods.
The proprietors also see Zordz as a future investment since the area is soon to be a busy hub for tourism and entertainment, but minus the city noise and pollution.
Most recently the Restobar was one of the major sponsors for the Miss Cagayan de Oro beauty pageant wherein the candidates visited and dined.
In the near future the proprietors plan to venture into another restaurant in the upper Pueblo area that caters specially to hito specialties and other seafoods.