Te Quiero was our first stop in Baguio. The excitement of being back in the cold air of the Cordilleras was still at its high. Baguio is one of the coolest cities in the Philippines … literally and otherwise.
Te Quiero is a tapas bar and restaurant located at Microtel Inn Baguio City. I suppose it opened recently since I did not notice this restaurant last time I was in Baguio. It would have been easy to spot since the restaurant was located just beside the Victory Liner Terminal (near SM City Baguio). As in, it was physically connected to the structure of the terminal via an elevated walkway at the second floor.
I do like to splurge on food once in a while even though I travel mostly on a … specific :) budget. Te Quiero is definitely a restaurant I would mind to try.
Te Quiero was located between Microtel Inn Baguio and the Manila-Baguio bus terminal of Victory Liner in Upper Session Road, which is also near SM City Baguio. It was easily accessible because of these landmarks.
First thing that caught my attention when I walked in Te Quiero was the refreshing view of the pines from the open windows. On the foreground was the familiar sight of mountainside concrete jungles but the view was still good enough considering its location in the city center of Baguio, a highly urbanized city and one of the densest in the Philippines.
Te Quiero Food
Tapas in Spanish culture is, typically, a small plate of food served as appetizers, snacks, or finger foods that are excellent complement to alcoholic drinks (we Filipinos call sumsuman). Te Quiero takes inspiration from the Spanish tapas and conceptualized a restaurant specialized in fusion foods offered in light servings.
I loved the cheery ambiance of Te Quiero. The interiors were chic but still kept a casual vibe, which I liked because it felt comfy and too intimidating.
Food was excellently presented and tasted just as good. I wanted to start digging in the moment they served the food on our table, and even now that I’m just looking at it through the computer screen.
Victory Liner Baguio
Our meal was a good power lunch before setting off to our next exciting activity: airsoft in the middle of Baguio’s pine forests.