Hill Station Restaurant Casa Vallejo in Baguio City

I finally had a reunion date with my childhood BFF, Padma, whom I’ve not seen since the 1986 EDSA Revolution. I had to use a calculator to count – 24 years! We set the date at Hill Station Restaurant Casa Vallejo, a newly opened fine dining restaurant at the top of Session Road, right below SM City.

Hill Station is in one of the oldest buildings in Baguio, Casa Vallejo. I’m trying to go back as far as I can remember, and back then (wasn’t too long ago, heh!), Casa Vallejo housed a dance studio, some government offices, as well as the hotel. I’m not too sure if the hotel was still operational then. (I was too young to care.) Sadly, through the years, the building was neglected.

Hill Station Restaurant Casa Vallejo Baguio CIty

So it was great news to me when I heard Casa Vallejo was being restored and relaunched as a boutique hotel, and that a wonderful restaurant would soon open there -Hill Station Restaurant Casa Vallejo.

Okay, I’m lost now. Back to the reunion date…

Padma and I had a wonderful night reminiscing our childhood days and catching up on each other’s lives.  I was excited to see her, at the same time a bit nervous because it’s been such a looooong time!  We were kids when we last saw each other. So much have happened in those 24 years. Will we still click?

But the moment we saw and hugged each other, whooosh! Burado ang 24 years. Friendship, indeed, is not bound by time and space. And with twenty-four years’ worth of kwento – you bet it was a long, lovely night.

We had great food and ambience to go with the conversation too. Too bad I forgot to take a pic of the frozen mojito, which Padma highly recommended and we both giddily enjoyed.

Hill Station Restaurant Casa Vallejo Death by chocolate dining room
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The dessert in the photo above is Death by Chocolate, Hill Station’s best-selling dessert. Padma let me choose dessert but was secretly hoping I’d go for it. Anything with chocolate, I eat. This one had an intriguing name so I wanted to find out if I’d indeed die.

And, die I did. (Exagg, much? hehe)

The chocolate souffle (please correct me if I am wrong, Hill Station) is so rich and creamy but not too sweet. It melts so perfectly in the mouth with the vanilla ice cream.You really won’t be able to help yourself from scraping the sides of the dish to simot everything. Unfortunately, we were not able to completely simot because kuya waiter asked too soon if he could take the dish away. And we were both too shy to say “Nooooooooo!” hahaha.

My photo does not do Death by Chocolate justice, methinks. And, yeah, its name says a lot.

I love Hill Station’s huge windows and views. The tops of my old home’s bamboo groves are visible from one of the windows. In fact, the whole neighborhood where I grew up is visible from the restaurant. Imagine how good the memories evoked made me feel. And so it really was the perfect setting for our reunion dinner.

I’d definitely go back again. And again. And again. For the mojito. To experience Death by Chocolate. To be with good friends. To reminisce my childhood.


Hill Station Tapas Bar and Restaurant is located on Luneta Hill, Upper Session Road, Baguio City. It is open everyday from 11 AM to 12 midnight.

11 thoughts on “Hill Station Restaurant Casa Vallejo in Baguio City

  1. Death by chocolate was the best way to seal a fresh round of memories shared. More soon! Let’s not wait another 24 years haha!

  2. Hey imom! 🙂 Wow, Casa Vallejo looks so nice and perfect for a romantic date too. It’s been a looooong time since I went to Baguio but I’d be sure to swing by that place with hubby in tow when we do. Death by Chocolate sounds really tempting!

  3. Hi Jayme! It occurred to me now that we were somehow introduced already to each other before, since you used to comment pala in my blog… I really just cannot remember where… Was it through PMN?
    Yes, drop by Hill Station. Casa Vallejo is such a romantic place to stay at!

  4. Hi iMom! Nice to see you blogging again. I was waiting for blogs on the Baguio experience. 🙂

    Is that a new restaurant in Baguio? I never noticed it before kse. When my baby can endure the hours of travel, I’m planning to bring the whole family there. And we will sure try Hill Station because you recommended it! 🙂

  5. Hi Imom! Thanks soooo much for the blog. Hope you can come back soon to try our food! Have so many new specials which I change every month, sometimes twice a month as my ideas work faster than my hands haha. Thanks again!

  6. Hi Mitos! Our Baguio trips are limited to 2-3 times a year, but yes, we will definitely go back to Hill Station. It’s going to be a mainstay on the itinerary. Thanks for finding your way here. 🙂

  7. Hi Micamyx! Hill Station is a short stroll from Microtel lang… Better yet, maybe stay at Casa Vallejo next time. It looks like a very cozy bed and breakfast. 🙂

    Thanks for the visit!

  8. I enjoy very much reading your blog and Im already drooling to eat those food that you have describe. My husband and I will go to Baguio next month to spend our 6th yr wedding anniversary. I have already made a reservation at Casa Vallejo.

  9. Hi Vicky!

    Thank you for reading my blog and the kind words. 🙂

    I hope you enjoy your stay in Baguio. Happy 6th anniversary to you and your husband!

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