Canto's Spectacular Ribs in Baguio -- Must Visit!

Canto's Spectacular Ribs in Baguio

During our 3rd barkada getaway to Baguio, we were determined to go back to Canto and have an encore -- the affordable ribs really took us by storm during the first time! However, we were devastated when we came across piles of rubble where Ketchup Community once stood (which is home of Canto at the same time). As a result, we ended up in the overpriced Cafe by the Ruins.

Persistence and drive over Canto's irresistible ribs
Despite our disappointment, we didn't lose hope. We just know that Canto is still somewhere in Baguio. Fortunately, with the help of the internet, we were able to locate the new home of Canto.

Canto's glass walls in Baguio

The concept of Canto
While the name of the restaurant sounds either Japanese (i.e. Kanto) or Spanish (i.e. Canto = Street), the concept and cuisine are neither. Surprisingly, Canto is a combination of American + Filipino culinary inspirations, and thus the ribs!

Canto's interior in BaguioCanto's interior in Baguio

Botanical and optimistic outlook
The design of Canto exudes a very positive and open feel with its al freso structure. Also, the natural rays of the sun passes through the glass windows allowing the place to have a vibrant ambiance. Garden and flowers also surround the place giving Canto a fresh ecological touch.

Interior of Canto with glass windows

Lean and simple menu
The menu of Canto is very much lean without much variety, and while the menu is mostly American, you can find Filipino and a bit of Mexican dishes here in Canto as well.

Note: Dishes in this blog post are re-plated at the place where we were staying, since we ordered for take out

The Grilled Chicken on Buttered Rice (P180) has a herby flavor similar to that of a shawarma with creamy garlicky sauce to top it all. Unique palatable experience!
Grilled Chicken on Buttered Rice of Canto

The Lomo Ribs (P470 - whole slab) were excellent, succulent tender, with smokey sweet sauce. Suitable for Filipino buds! 
Cascade Salad with Lomo Ribs in Canto
Lomo Ribs of Canto, Baguio

The Dessert Nachos (P200) is a typical fried dessert that provides a good combination of crispiness and smoothness with a mixture of sweetness from the ice cream
The Dessert Nachos of Canto

Just before I end the blog post, here's a photo of us waiting for our takeout.

A Not-So-Popular Kid in Canto, Baguio

Canto's - Overall Ratings and Summary

Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings reflect my personal experiences on the times I dine here.
Place ★★
Taste  ★★
Service  ★★
Value for Money ★★
Budget: at least P250 each for a light to moderate sharing type of dining experience for a group of at least 4
No. of visits for this particular restaurant/branch - 1 || Date of last visit - June 24, 2017

Canto offers spectacular ribs that are affordable yet superb! It's surely something you should not miss when you visit Baguio. You may need to arrive early because usually you'll be facing a long queue, but if you don't mind not experiencing the botanical ambiance, you can opt for a take out.

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Location: Kisad Road, Burnham Legarda Road, Baguio City
Service Charge: NONE

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