At Juliana’s Cafe and Resto, you find casual Dining in a Fine and Elegant Bacolod Restaurant
In this city, Bacolod restaurants and eateries are a dime a dozen. It is like a phenomenon here that for such a small city and a relatively low population, our restaurants are flourishing. My visiting relatives would really comment on this and the common observation is, “Don’t you guys eat at home?”
But while there are many, there’s a few that really stand out from the crowd, either with their exceptional food, great service, lovely ambiance–or a combination of these qualities. There is one in Bacolod, however, that possesses all three, and that is JULIANA’S CAFE AND RESTO.
Juliana’s Cafe and Resto offers casual dining of family-style, well-loved Filipino dishes in a fine restaurant setting. Located at 7th-Lacson Streets, Bacolod City. They are open daily, from 11am to 10pm, serving lunch, snacks, and dinner. They also have a bar with a handsome collection of drinks for those who prefer a night cap or some spiked beverages with their meals. Plus, there’s also coffee and coffee drink creations. There is something for wide variety of tastes.
Despite their elegantly appointed interiors and cozy air conditioned restaurant, the food at Juliana’s Cafe is actually reasonably priced. Plus, the servings are quite big and can be comfortably shared. Specialties of the house, which are specially marked on the menu, are Chicharon Bulaklak, Hototay, Ox Tongue in Mushroom Sauce, Boneless Chicken Steak, and Juliana’s Sizzling Duck.
I really like their flavorful duck dish, with its tender meat that could easily be pulled off the bones. Plus, they have so many fish, beef, pork, and chicken dishes. Will have to try them on my next visit.
Depending on the dish, one order may be shared by two to four people. The Hototay, for example, may be shared by four to six people because it comes in a big soup bowl. Mix the egg before serving so that it can be cooked and add further flavor to the soup.
For snacks or light meals, they have sandwiches likes hamburger with fries, cheeseburger with fries, and chicken sandwich with asparagus and chips.
They also serve affordable steaks, but among all those, what my kids eat is the Salisbury Steak, which they really love because of the tender and juicy beef patty. I ordered it medium well and that is exactly what we got.
Juliana’s Cafe Amenities and Services
Juliana’s Cafe has a main dining area that can seat up to 30 people at one time, with enough space in between tables. There is a function room attached to the main dining area that can sit up to 20 pax and may be reserved for special occasions or if you just have a big group. The place can be exclusively occupied for a minimum food bill of P3,000.
They also have two other function rooms that can accommodate up to 60 pax. These have been rented for birthday parties, meetings, conferences, and even weddings. For those who would like an outdoor setting, the parking area may be also be transformed into a party area.
Juliana’s Cafe has a separate menu for their catering services that start at P280, with delectable dish selections. Owner Carrie Gonzaga says that they can also work with the client’s budget, saying that they can come up with a special arrangement if need be.
The staff is friendly and waiters try to keep your table tidy by removing empty plates as fast as they could manage.
They also have a parking area in front of the restaurant.
Note: Prices may change without notice.