Sunday, March 27, 2016

Welcome to Pagsanjan ~ More than rapids: Calle Arco Restaurant Review

There is more to Pagsanjan Laguna than the Pagsanjan falls and shooting rapids... there is of course Pagsanjan's delectable cuisine.

Located just a few meters away Pagsanjan town's century old arch gate is Calle Arco restaurant.  I was first drawn to this restaurant from recommendations from TripAdvisor ~ me and my foodie family wanted a taste of their menu. 

 The Pagsanjan Arch is difficult to miss. 

Calle Arco is an old house turned restaurant. 

An old piano sits by the main entrance. A lady was playing wonderful music the night we dined in ~ setting the perfect ambience (you easily forget that the restaurant sits on a busy road  and traffic can be a bit hellish as times.

There were numerous seating options,  we decided on a inside seating in the comfort of an air-conditioning.

We were ushered into a pink room decorated differently from the main seating area.  The pink room is styled like a European café as compared to an antique mansion feel outside. 

We ordered Tortang Talong (P180)

Crispy Chicken Garlic (P250)

Pancit Habhab (P150)

Halo-halo with ice cream (P95)

  • All our orders are spot on. We could have ordered more, but were too full to try all of the house specialties.  If you are not hungry and just passing by, I suggest a serving of their special halo-halo!  It is topped with the tastiest leche flan ever.... 
  • Price is really affordable, with huge servings meant for sharing.
  • Service is fast and crew are accommodating.
  • Recommended for travelling families and barkadas who are really hungry :P. 

A clear thumbs up for Calle Arco from MamaSpeaks!

57 J.P. Rizal Street, Pagsanjan Laguna
Tel. No. (049) 501-4584 / 0917-4281325 

For more information check out Calle Arco's facebook page

Check also our related visit to Villa Socorro Farm Resort if agri-eco interests you: A Fun Stay at Villa Socorro


  1. I haven't been to Pagsanjan yet ... its always been on my list of places to visit in the Phils. The food at Calle Arco look's yummy especially the pansit habhab. :)

  2. The place looks nice! It is very homey. The pancit habhab looks delicious too! I like that it has a lot of veggies and toppings!

  3. I always appreciate diners with fast service plus the food very reasonably priced nor course, the food should be real delicious or at least exceeds our expectation. The halo halo looks divine. And yes, i love halo halo with the cremiest leche flan.

  4. I am from Pagsanjan also, the old white house beside the pagsanjan arco is ours. Sarap mag shooting the rapids

  5. Wow, how could I still not visit Pagsanjan when I'm just here in Metro Manila? huhu. Pero I really hope we could travel more when hubby comes home and our baby's now older. :)

  6. Thank Halo-Halo is surely making we want to buy one now. I love that the food is affordable yet the service is fast, perfect combination. :)

  7. Oooh tortang talong! You gave me an idea as we're planning to go to Laguna. Thanks for the review!

  8. It's always fun to dine in house-turned restaurants because you get to feel the "homeness" of it. I love that there was even a woman playing piano while you dined. Great ambience. :)

  9. The food looks delicious! Their halo-halo reminds me of Razon's halo-halo. I wonder which of the two is better.

  10. I like the fact that they still use that old piano. It complements the classic vibe of the interiors.

  11. When you dine, you look for places with good food and good service. Thumbs up to this restaurant. Hopefully, I can also visit the place.😊

  12. that Pancit habhab and halo-halo looks delicious. We will try this restaurant pag napadpad kami dyan.

  13. Pagsanjan is one of the places I would love to visit again since I have yet to see the falls upclose. This resto is a another reason to visit this beautiful place. Everything you ordered look yummy! ^_^

  14. I was still young the last time I've been to Pagsanjan! It's time to revisit it.

  15. I am always fascinated with old houses turned into restaurant. Lakas maka throwback! I would love to try their pancit habhab and halo halo! :)

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  16. Would love to try this place if we should ever visit Pagsanjan.

  17. Their Halo-Halo kinda looks like Razon's.


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