Since they opened Mercado Del Lago to the public as their newest attraction last May 2018, I have been noticing photos of this place all over social media particularly here on wordpress. I was not impressed at first because it’s something that is not already new to me but yesterday, I was searching for a place to visit and even asked some of my friends if what are the newest attractions all over Manila then Mercado Del Lago is on their number one list so I decided to try as I was intrigued. Well, it is basically a food park that sits on the water- literally translated as market by the lake. It even have a stilt houses which I think to complete the “by the lake” dining experience. I was reading comments on facebook and some were saying that this is a resort and something like a “high class restaurant” but mind you, it is not. Again, it is just a food park with a fantastic view of the lake.As you can see, the theme is very Filipiniana because it was made with native materials like those bamboos and rattans. The way it was set up is upon entering, there’s a very wide main dining hall where the food stalls are located and they have adequate tables and chairs but you can have your meals on those stilt houses. However, it’s a first come, first serve basis so be there early if you want to have a good spot.
Also, the various food stalls offer different kind of foods like the Bisdak Grill House, A taste of heaven milkshake hub, Lord of the wings and Tikka Tikka to name a few. Besides festing on delicious food here, you can also enjoy live music and of course taking a lot of photos as the view is very instagrammable. I read that before, the smell of the water stinked but when I was there, the smell wasn’t even bothering me. So okay, I was impressed. 😂 There were also guards roaming around in the vicinity to make sure that all visitors are safe. My only complain is, there were no fan in the dining area. I even asked the guard, Kuya, wala ba kayong fan kahit man lang dito sa main dining area? Then he replied, “wala po ma’am. Because of course, Manila’s weather is extremely hot so I think, it will be nicer if they will address this concern soon for the visitors to feel comfortable while dining. So expect that dining here particularly during summer days could fast become very uncomfortable.All in all, had a very nice experience in Mercado Del Lago and the view made my experience really special. It is located by the entrance of Laguna lake Highway in C6 road, barangay lower Bicutan, Taguig city.
How to get here?
From Sm Bicutan, go to DOST side then look for the tricycles that are bound to lower Bicutan- fare is 8 pesos per head. Tell the driver to drop you off near jollibee. Then you need to walk a bit- just follow the street going down.
4PM to 12MN
4PM to 10PM (stilt houses)
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