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Choco-late de Batirol Menu + Review (Baguio)

Because of the chilly weather in Baguio, it’s one of the best places in the Philippines to enjoy a piping cup of hot chocolate. Where to get one? Check out Choco-Late’ de Batirol!

This quaint garden restaurant inside Camp John Hay boasts of their version of the famous beverage made from the so-called food of the gods through the traditional process of using a batirol (or sometimes called batidor).

The chocolate comes from the best cacao beans and then undergoes fermentation, roasting and cooking process before mixing with peanut to form the chocolate paste. Their Traditional Choco-late de batirol (also known in the country as Cequate de Batidor or Binate na Tsokolate) is full-bodied and has a distinct taste. Chocolatey goodness!

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Choco-late de Batirol Menu 2024

All prices are VAT-inclusive and subject to service charges

HOT CHOCO-LATE DRINK

10oz (contains peanuts)

Traditional Blend (Original)₱ 190
Baguio Blend (Strawberry Flavor)₱ 200
Cinnamon₱ 200
Almond₱ 200
Mallows₱ 200
Toffee₱ 200
Raspberry₱ 200
Choco Mint₱ 200
Vanilla₱ 200
Hazelnut₱ 200
Kahlua (Coffee Liquor)₱ 205

Iced Batirol

20oz (contains peanuts)

Batirol Classic₱ 245
Mocha₱ 245
Hazelnut₱ 245
Mint₱ 245
Almond₱ 245
Baguio Blend₱ 245

Breakfast

Served with garlic rice, fried egg and tomato cucumber sides

Boneless Daing na Bangus₱ 295
Pork Tocino₱ 295
Vigan Longganisa₱ 295
Chicken Adobo Flakes₱ 295
Chicken Tocino₱ 295
Beef Tapa₱ 305

Vegetables and Salads

Baguio Veggies
Baguio vegetables sauteed with oyster sauce and topped with slices of fried Pork Liempo or tofu
₱ 340
Pakbet Con Lechon
Sauteed local vegetables (talong, ampalaya, okra, kalabasa, sitaw) in fermented shrimp paste topped with fried pork liempo
₱ 340
Crispy Tofu with Star Anise Sauce
Deep-fried crispy tofu topped with star anise soy based sauce
₱ 320
Chef’s Salad
Mix of lettuce, red eggs on top with house vinaigrette
₱ 320
Kangkong & Tofu
Sauteed tofu and kangkong in oyster sauce
₱ 290
Braised Tofu
Seared tofu slices with mushroom, braised with aromatic soy-based sauce
₱ 310
Garlic Broccoli
Broccoli flowers sauteed with garlic
₱ 370
Braised Tofu
Seared tofu slices with mushroom, braised with aromatic soy based sauce
₱ 310
Special Pancit Chami
Fat local egg noodles sauteed with chicken, shrimp and assorted local vegetables
₱ 335
Pancit Guisado
Pancit Bihon sauteed with seafood and vegetables
₱ 335

Chicken

Buttered Chicken
Fried breaded chicken breast fillet sauteed with butter and garlic
₱ 430
Spicy Oriental Chicken
Fried breaded chicken breast fillet with spicy oriental soy-based sauce
₱ 430
Chicken Inasal
Grilled chicken quarters with lemongrass and annatto oil
₱ 460
Spicy Oriental Chicken
Fried breaded chicken breast fillet with spicy oriental soy-based sauce
₱ 460

Fish

Sinigang na Bangus
Bangus and vegetable soup soured with tamarind
₱ 430
Sinigang na Pampano
Pampano and vegetables soup soured with tamarind
₱ 450
Grilled Pampano
With tomato mango salsa on the side
₱ 430
Boneless Daing na Bangus
Fried boneless dating na bangus
₱ 420
Sinigang na Hipon
Shrimp in tamarind-based soup with local vegetables
₱ 495
Camaron na Hipon
Deep-fried coated shrimp with sweet and sour sauce for dipping
₱ 450
Salt and Pepper Squid
Fried squid sauteed with salt and pepper, vinegar on the side for dipping sauce
₱ 430
Grilled Squid
Stuffed with tomato, onion and ginger
₱ 430

Beef

Beef Steak
Thin slices of beef cooked with calamansi and soy sauce, topped with onion rings and garlic
₱ 510
Beef Caldereta
Cubed beef cooked with mild spicy tomato sauce topped with carrots, potato and bell pepper
₱ 510
Pinatisang Baka
tender beef cubes sauteed with fish sauce
₱ 525
Nilagang Baka
beef soup with vegetables (beans, cabbage, saba and potato)
₱ 510

Pork

Dinuguan
Pork stew cooked with pig’s blood (ears and pigue)
₱ 455
Sinigang na Pork
Pork and vegetable soup soured with tamarind
₱ 460
Crispy Pork Kare Kare
Rich and thick peanut sauce topped with fried pork liempo and vegetables
₱ 460
Pork Binagoongan
Pork stew cooked with salted small shrimp (alamang)
₱ 460
Patatim
Sliced pork leg stew infused with aromatic peppercorn, star anise, sesame oil and soy sauce
₱ 495
Pork Sisig
Chopped pork liempo and ears sauteed with onion, chicken liver and chili
₱ 460
Pork Barbeque
Filipino style pork barbecue with sweet sauce
6 pieces₱ 235
12 pieces₱ 465
Bicol Express
Pork sauteed with shrimp paste and coconut milk sauce topped with green chili for a bit of spiciness
₱ 460

Rice

Plain Rice₱ 55
Garlic Rice₱ 65

Merienda

Bibingka₱ 205
Cheese Bibingka₱ 225
Turon de Langka₱ 120
Suman₱ 145
Tokwa’t Baboy₱ 190
Arroz Caldo₱ 150
Palabok₱ 195
Champorado₱ 150

Drinks

Brewed Coffee₱ 95
Hot Tea₱ 95
Lemongrass Tea₱ 95
Iced Tea₱ 70
Canned Juice₱ 70
Soda in can₱ 70
Bottled Water₱ 40

Choco-late de Batirol Review

We dined during Merienda. Aside from the traditional hot chocolate, we tried their bibingka, suman, and turon. We also tried their Pancit Palabok (Php 105) which we did not expect to be quite tasty because we were not that impressed with their turon and bibingka. Their suman sa lihia is quite good and has a generous helping of brown sugar and toasted desiccated coconut.

The owner’s advocacy of propagating eco-friendly cacao farms in the Cordillera is truly a noble one and his vision is best exemplified through Choco-late de Batirol. Cacao trees can be seen around the restaurant, and one can also buy cacao pods and beans inside along with other “pasalubong” items.

You can also find a variety of wooden artifacts, some of which are said to date hundreds of years. Recycled materials are also used throughout the restaurant.

One caveat, if you will be sitting outside the garden during the late afternoon, is the presence of mosquitoes and other flying insects. It could also get crowded due to limited seating and parking space could also be a problem if there are a lot of visitors.

Choco-late de Batirol Opening Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 8 am to 8 pm
  • Friday to Sunday: 8 am to 9 pm

Choco-late de Batirol Location

  • Baguio Branch: Igorot Park, Camp John Hay, Baguio City
  • How to go to Choco-late de Batirol: Take a jeepney at the terminal located near Burnham Park and Igorot Park. Ask to be dropped off at the gate of Camp John Hay. You can also easily take a taxi.
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Pasalubong items

Butcheron₱ 290
Gourmet Tuyo₱ 350
Premium Bagoong₱ 230
Tea in a Tub₱ 350
Enamel Cup₱ 350
Tote Bag₱ 170
Scented Candle (65g tin can)₱ 200
Walis (big)₱ 300
Walis (small)₱ 200
Lengua de Gato₱ 350
Lengua de Batirol₱ 370
Minasa₱ 320
Minasa de Batirol₱ 350
Masa Podrida₱ 350
Toasted Mamon₱ 290
Uraro (jar)₱ 350
Choco Brittle₱ 250
Chicharon₱ 300

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Darlene is currently on the road again and traveling full-time after being an expat/overseas Filipino worker in Qatar. She's rediscovering what it means to travel solo and in her 30s while working on her blogs.