Cusina Higala: A Touch of Filipino Modern Cuisine

If you’re looking for a restaurant that is every bit as instagram worthy as it is gastronomic, Cusina Higala is the place to be. Located in Capistrano- Mabini Sts. Cagayan de Oro, it is previously known to many as Thai Me Up. The management decided to reconceptualize its whole look and focus  from Thai to Filipino food, making it more appealing to city locals like myself. 

Here are some of the shots I took from my first visit:

As you can see, the place is very spacious and dainty. With carefully selected decorations, the ambience matches a typical 1970s to 1980s restaurant.

Cusina Higala has an upper wing to which we were fortunate enough to have for ourselves. I love the choice of pink, white, and earth colors for the furniture. All are complementary to one another to stimulate any person’s appetite.

The owners are quite artsy with their vintage pieces. 

(Isn’t the wash area near the restroom beautiful? It was so lovely to behold)

The food was scrumptious. Everything Filipino was present in all their dishes. The price of entrees starts at a minimum of P150.00 – which is reasonable considering that the restaurant offers comfort, leisure, and bragging rights (lol no kidding).

Cusina Higala should be a part of your must-see food destinations. You will definitely frequent the place once you have tasted their Filipino-Modern cuisines. It is regularly open Mondays to Sundays starting at 1 pm onwards.



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