It was a slow morning of January 2017 when we stayed at Red Planet in Cagayan de Oro City. Since we wanted to take the day slow we decided to have our breakfast at Circa 1850 because it located at the first floor entrance of Red Planet. And that breakfast was followed by dinner and breakfast the next day.
Before going down we decided to bring our laptops so that after breakfast we would proceed to work in the hopes of having good ambience and fast WiFi. I am happy to say that Circa 1850 Eatery has its own WiFi and it was really fast.
Let us move on to what really matters about Circa 1850.
In terms of ambience Circa 1850 was really classy. Wooden tables and chairs with bricks on the walls. I loved it! I am a fan of wood and bricks.
Also the distance of each chair was really roomy which gave a really good feeling since you would not be wary of hitting the other table. Or when you stand you don’t have to worry too much that you would interrupt other tables when heading to the comfort room.
Air conditioning was just right. Floor was really clean.
The also staff showed enthusiasm and professionalism when serving us. Note, we dined here 3 times in 2 days and I did not have any problems with their staff. They even helped us and described to us the dishes that we were interested in.
Ambience was perfect for dining and conversations over food and after food.
In terms of food price this is not for those who are not on a budget. Their Tapsilog and Tosilog costs 269 Pesos per order good for one person and that is not their most expensive dish. There are still a lot of other options but it was either on the same range as the Tapsilog or something higher.
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This restaurant is not really for everyone but I am happy to tell you that the price is worth it! The food was really good and the servings were generous. I think that their servings was actually good for 2 persons.
I’ll be writing about the food we ate at Circa 1850 below along with their prices.
On our first breakfast we ordered the Meaty Breakfast and the Pork Tocino Silog.
Meaty Breakfast (395 Pesos)
The Meaty Breakfast menu says that this has Breakfast steak, bacon, sausage, egg and rice with fresh market vegetables. It sounds more than your ordinary breakfast but amazingly it did taste great especially the steak. The size was really generous for a single person that we all got to share each piece. I do not mind having this for breakfast again.
Pork Tocino Silog (269 Pesos)
The size was generous. Tocino was perfect as I love my Tocino not too sweet. The sunny side up that I always order was perfectly cooked with the egg yolk still intact and liquid. Vegetables was a good combination for the Tosilog, especially the little strips of unripe mango.
Each of the breakfast included brewed coffee and mascuvado sugar and creamer are readily available on the breakfast table.
We decided not to go too far from Red Planet for our dinner so we dined again in Circa 1850. This time we wanted something light due to a late and lunch which was followed by matcha tea and frappe at Ayala Centrio.
The waiter recommended Fish & Chips and Spinach Recotta Cannelloni.
Fish & Chips (360 Pesos)
The servings was big, enough to feed two persons. The fried butter fish was a bit dry for me but that was saved by the juices of the lemon. The cream sauce with herbs was perfect for the fish. The vegetables were also good. Fries were a bit bland for me but I could have requested salt for that. All in all, this dish might be my least favorite among all those that we ordered but it was still good.
Spinach Recotta Cannelloni (360 Pesos)
I do not really understand the meaning of Spinach Ricotta Cannelloni was but it as recommended by the waiter and how he described really made us want to order and I am glad that we did. The taste was exactly how light I want the taste to be. The serving size was good for 2 persons but considering how good it tasted I could have devoured it myself.
The spinach cream, pasta and red sauce all complimented each other. If I go back to Circa 1850 I would definitely order this again.
After this dinner both dishes were light to the taste yet delicious. And since it was delicious we ended up finishing everything. It made me wonder what really is the definition of light dinner.
If you are looking for wine they have a good variety you can order from them.
For our second breakfast we decided to go for the usual Silog. We ordered Bangus Sardines Silog and Beef Tapa Silog.
I won’t say this again on the next items as I feel like I’m beginning to get monotonous so I’ll say it once more, Circa 1850 servings are generous, they always told us that each order was good for 1 person but the servings are in fact almost good for 2 persons.
Bangus Sardines Silog (269 Pesos)
The Bangus Sardines Silog was spicy, just the way I like it. Think of it like a big Spanish Sardines.
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Beef Tapa Silog (269 Pesos)
The Beef Tapa was quite good, actually too good. The marination of the Beef Tapa was just perfect so is their cooking. It was crispy on the outside but on the inside was still juicy. Really worth it.
All in all, I was very happy on choosing Circa 1850 as the restaurant that we dined 3 times when we were in Cagayan de Oro and I look forward to dining here again even if I stay on a different hotel.
Circa 1850 Details
Location: Ground Floor of Red Planet, Claro M. Recto Ave., Cagayan de Oro City
Operating Hours: 7AM to 10:30 PM. They are open daily.
Contact Number: (088) 852 1850
Red Planet Breakfast
The breakfast of Red Planet is at Circa 1850, specifically it’s the UR-Silog part of their breakfast menu. We booked our room without breakfast via Agoda. There was an option to include the breakfast but the reservation has an additional of around 400 Pesos from the ‘without breakfast’ rooms good for 2 persons (additional of 200 Pesos/person). We could have saved around 118 Pesos per night if we booked the room with breakfast.
Their menu changes. We had a different menu for breakfast and for dinner. I wonder if their lunch menu is also different. I have to go back to find out.
Tall Chairs for Children
They have tall chairs if you are dining with an infant.
They have WiFi internet connection that has good speed internet.
They do not have electric sockets. Or I did not see any of them available for those dining.