Mercado del Lago - My Personal Experience of the Floating Food Park in Taguig

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2 weeks after the opening of this very unique food place in Taguig, how is it now? Lets see and find out!



3rd week of May 2018, Mercado del Lago announced its soft opening via social media. It got wide-spread to the netizens quickly same day! Many thought that this new attraction in the city where you can see floating huts on Laguna Lake is somewhat a resort or a high-class restaurant. But what we did not know is that Mercado del Lago is just another food park with an awesome feels and fantastic view of the lake.

READ: Mercado del Lago - Taguig's newest attraction and food place

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LIST OF FOOD STALLS AS OF JUNE

  • Steakside
  • Lord of the Wings
  • Happy Sausage
  • A Taste of Heaven Milkshake
  • Oishi Doha
  • Above Sea Level
  • Terrace Pulutan
  • Grill and Bbq stall
  • Shawarma stall
  • Centralized drinks station
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THUMBS UP TO THESE

✅ hindi po amoy ang lawa (pero malagkit yung feeling ng hangin)
✅ mahangin hindi mainit sa gabi
✅ security guards are scattered and I noticed a lot of CCTVs around the place
✅ there are plenty of seats. Hindi ka mauubusan.

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THUMBS  DOWN TO THESE

❎ centralized drinks. Walang iced tea.
❎ only a few food choices.
❎ nakikikain mga lamok. Mosquitoes are everywhere. You might wanted to bring or wear repellent before going.
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MY PERSONAL OBSERVATION

For now, this food park is on "hype". But we don't know what will happen after a few months. Almost half of their food stalls are also seen from The Nest Food and Lifestyle Park in Brgy. Ususan, also in Taguig. I can see how they are striving to keep the business alive. With their efforts, people still come to them and keep coming back just what I do.

The Nest was the biggest food park I have seen in 2017. But Mercado del Lago definitely took it over this year. Although, The Nest still has more food stalls.


Regarding the safety, I salute the management of Mercado del Lago for providing such a plenty of security guards in the whole area. CCTVs are around the place. Even before you get inside the food hall, you will be inspected first. Kudos to that!

The food... as mention above, some of the stalls are branches of the ones from The Nest and I've tried all of them before. What I tried this night is Steakside's sizzling Pork Steak for P90. It was a so-so. Nothing special. But still, it's a pork steak and it's my favorite food no matter how you cooked it.

Another thing I was quite disappointed of is the centralized drinks supplier. One stall to cater all. What's on their table? Canned and bottled drinks. Name it! Coke, Sprite, Royal, SanMig, C2 and what not. Oh, they also sell bottled water. Well, the idea is somewhat the same with The Nest (why am I keep comparing them?) but the one in Ususan has lemonade on pitcher. I just don't like the idea of me buying two canned drinks for almost P100 because I was thirsty.
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Lastly, the huts - I love this idea! It reminds me of the nipa huts in Nayong Pilipino. Hahaha I also like the reflections of the lights in the water. Just don't bother to look on the water. You won't like it especially in daytime.

Many are commenting on social media about the smell of the lake. Well, thank God, it wasn't smelly. I walked and roamed around the whole place and I didn't had any bad experience to my nose. Kudos also for the maintenance team for keeping the place clean. I hope that it will last for long.

Those are just my own opinion through my personal experience. Share yours on the comment section below.

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Watch this quick tour of Taguigeno page on the whole area:

HOW TO GET TO MERCADO DEL LAGO

I resided in Taguig for two decades and the intersection in Lower Bicutan was my day-to-day way to school. There was no C6 before nor Lakeshore Hall. So I made this directions according to my knowledge about the place.

From EDSA (Southbound):
Catch a bus en route to SM Bicutan. Drop off SM Bicutan Exit of SLEX. Cross the footbridge to DOST. Look for a white tricycle (fare is P8). Dropoff Jollibee Lower Bicutan. Cross the intersection head to C6. Look for the Taguig Lakeshore hall. It is just next to it.

From Pasig:

Catch a jeepney from Pasig Simbahan or Palengke en route to Bicutan. Then drop off Lower Bicutan. Cross the intersection head to C6. Look for the Taguig Lakeshore hall. It is just next to it.

From Laguna, Sucat or Muntinlupa:

Catch a bus en route to EDSA (make sure to ride to a bus that will pass the Bicutan exit of SLEX). Drop off Bicutan Cross the footbridge to DOST. Look for a white tricycle (fare is P8). Dropoff Jollibee Lower Bicutan. Cross the intersection head to C6. Look for the Taguig Lakeshore hall. It is just next to it.

See the map below:

Watch this video clip I created for Mercado del Lago:


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Mercado del Lago

Address: Lakeshore Hall, Lower Bicutan, Taguig City
Hours: 4pm to 12am daily
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mercadodellagotaguig
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mercadodellago

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