Mezza Norte – Food Tripping In Mercato Of The North

There were so many people finding a table is like trying to win the lottery, the place is covered by smoke you begin to wonder if you’ve just died and gone to heaven, there were so many foods to choose from you’re practically stuffed at the mere sight of them. These ladies and gents were the problems my officemates and I had to overcome in our recent food trip at Mezza Norte, the Quezon City’s version of Banchetto and Mercato, which opened in July this year.

Mezza Norte takes this open-air area at UP-Techno Hub Mall. It is dubbed as the Mercato of the North as it is organized by the same people behind the said concessionaires’ haven.ย The biggest problem you will encounter when you get here is choosing the food. In fact, Ni and I rounded the place twice before we were able to buy anything.

You want pizza, they are available in different flavors.

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You want burger, it will be made in front of you.

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Up for noodles? They sure have it too.

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You want something cold, they got gelato.

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Want desserts? They got cakes.

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See what I mean? The more options you have the harder your decision-making will be.

Anyway, this is what Ni ordered Seafood Valenciana (PHP 130).

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I ordered Angus Tapa with rice and egg (PHP 95). This is Angus beef so I don’t think I need to convince you that it’s really good!

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I also ordered the small version of Angus Kebab for only PHP25 per stick.

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One of the most recommended foods at Mezza Norte is Batil-Patong, a pancit that originated in Tuguegarao. You eat it with a sauce made of vinegar, soy sauce, and calamansi, which gives the pancit that distinct sour taste.

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This is what Dennis had, Roast Beef with Potato Balls for PHP 150.

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Ni and I ordered Pandanย juice from Edgy Foodtrip. It is only PHP35 and I gotta say, it is awesome, unlike other drinks that turnย bland when the ice has melted. Its pandan-milky flavor lasted up to the last drop.

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For the whole night, Pao’s mom kept telling us that the Crepe Cake is delicious and that we should give it a try. I wasn’t in the mood for a cake, in fact, I was planning to buy mochi ice cream but when Pao’s mother wouldn’t quit the subject, curiosity got the better of me.

I got a slice for only PHP 85, as the name implies, it is made of crepes, not sure how many layers but considering how thin the crepes are, I couldn’t help but be amazed by the patience of the one who made it. Upon serving, the woman sprinkled sugar on top of the slice and torched it.ย Now that is one hot cake.

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Now I know why Pao’s mom wouldn’t shut up about it, the cake is sinfully good! It is quite soft that it practically melts in your mouth. It is layered with cream with just the right amount of sweetness that you don’t get tired of the taste.

When we told some of our office mates about Mezza Norte we sounded like we were fishing for new recruits. That’s how much we loved the experience. So I suggest that you go guys check out this food haven yourself when you get to this part of Quezon City.



Mezza Norte
UP Techno Hub Mall,
Commonwealth Avenue,
Quezon City
Business Hours: Thursday – Saturday 6PM – 3AM



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Comments (24)

  1. Stacy

    The Batil-Patong looks interesting =D Too bad mezza norte is far from here =(

  2. Marge G
    Marge G

    We will go back there soon so I'd be able to take note of the names of the food stalls then ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Nicalyn Agor
    Nicalyn Agor

    “it practically melts in your mouth”
    I told yah! Lolz…. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Can't wait to eat there again. ^.^

    BTW, I so agree with Mommy Marie's comment ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Marge G
    Marge G

    You made a good point here. Oo nga naman. Let's ask Anton Diaz of Ourawesome Planet, ang alam ko siya ang owner ng Mercato.

  5. chink

    Just wondering.?.?.?.why do all the names of these places have an italian ring to them.?.?.? the market, the banquet, the northern middle and then mandaluyong central…sometime i feel that many believe that if we use our own, it won't be sosyal enough! pwede namang pamilihang bayan, ang saluhan, ang gitnang hilaga at ang gitnang manda, pero kailangan talagang italian ang peg! disgraziatti!

  6. Marge G
    Marge G

    I really shared it para mabasa mo para you know where to treat me on your birthday, joke! Hahaha… Kidding aside, you should really visit the place.

  7. Marge G
    Marge G

    Gusto ko nga matikman yung miki batac.

  8. zaizai

    oh my God, it's like heaven there. Not only because of the smoke but because of all the food! I'd go there when I die ๐Ÿ™‚ Or hopefully when I'm still alive ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing Marge, this is actually the first time I've heard of it ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. u8mypinkcookies

    sarap naman nung miki, tapa and roast beef ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Marge G
    Marge G

    I have to try that pizza next time.

  11. Marge G
    Marge G

    I'm sorry Mommy Marie but I wasn't able to take note of the stalls. But my friends and I will go back there one of these days, I'll look for the names of those stalls then ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Marge G
    Marge G

    Pupuntahan ko din yun hehehe…

  13. Christian | Lakad Pilipinas
    Christian | Lakad Pilipinas

    Haha sinful post!!! Lookit that pizza!!

  14. Margaret Cruzemark
    Margaret Cruzemark

    My God…I love so much yummy yummy food!!!

  15. joanne del rosario
    joanne del rosario

    Oh talagang pabalik-balik ako at ginugutom ko sarili ko, haha!

    Anlayo naman kasi, pero based sa chismis sa taas, mag-open sila sa mas malapit, yey!

  16. Marge G
    Marge G

    Oh I see, now that's another place on my must-visit list ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. michymichymoo

    In front of Greenfield District at Mandaluyong. Near EDSA Central. Check Our Awesome Planet. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Marge G
    Marge G

    Manda Centrale? Where?

  19. Marge G
    Marge G

    Try mo yung crepe cake, you will love it!

  20. michymichymoo

    I was planning to go there but I heard that it was too crowded nga. Anyway, the same owners are opening Manda Centrale next week, which is near my office. yey! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. joanne del rosario
    joanne del rosario

    Eto pala yun sinasabi ni Empi na i-try namin kaso dinededma ko siya kasi mas bet ko kumain dun sa may Maginhawa St, hehe..

    Parang ansarap nga nun kinain mo! At gusto ko rin nun gelato at nun crepe cake..

  22. Mommy Marie
    Mommy Marie

    Do you remember the names of the stalls where you got your food? Would appreciate it if you can post these too. Thanks!

  23. michymichymoo

    You removed your disqus?

    Anyway, I want to visit Mezza Norte but I heard nga that it was too crowded. Anyway, the same guys who opened Mezza Norte is opening Manda Centrale, which is near my office. Yey! ๐Ÿ™‚



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