Sooo I was stuck in my room for about two days trying to review and compress all the information in my head for the upcoming civil service exam. To take a short breather and to celebrate my uncle’s birthday, we decided to have our family dinner at Haraya.
The place. Haraya’s interior can be soothing to the soul. Being a self-proclaimed artist (chos!), I really enjoy looking at the different artworks by local artists that are showcased on the wall. Haraya is also an open door for art exhibits making it a sanctuary for local artists.
Presenting Haraya’s 1st anniversary exhibit featuring some of the Philippine’s best and highly acclaimed documentary photographers and young artists who once in their lives have called or currently calls Los Baños home. -Lifted from Haraya’s Facebook page
Aside from the cozy interior, the background music also contributed to the chic and elegant ambiance of Haraya.
The food. Haraya offers Spanish-Italian cuisine on their menu. I always order paella and haven’t personally tried some of their dishes so it’s unfair to give a 5-star rating yet. But if I were to give a rate based on those I’ve tried, I definitely will give 6 stars without a doubt!
The perfect wine, to partner with your meal, is also available either by the bottle or by glass.
While I am extremely satisfied with the main course, I think I’ll have to give a 3-star rating to the dessert. Having a sweet tooth, I find the strawberry sherbet a bit under-sweetened. Maybe we should have ordered the chocolate flavor? Hmmm~
For the crepe, it would have been better if the mango was ripe. Nonetheless, it was good.
The service. I have to commend the patience of the staff for accommodating two “irate” senior citizens with a smile. Haha! The staff are also knowledgeable of wine and gave us recommendations. We ended up having Val de France Organic Sparkling Juice tho~
The great food, quality service, expressive art pieces, and the overall ambiance make Haraya a masterpiece itself. It is definitely one of my top places to eat here in Elbi.
Location: 9719 Banahaw St. Umali Subd., Los Baños, Laguna
Price Range: Php 250-900 [one order is already good for sharing]
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [5/5]