Paseo de Hilario Grill and Restaurant is owned and managed by Manuel Richie David, one of the grandsons of the original David clan of old Tarlac. Known then as Paseo Restaurant, it is one of the oldest restaurants in Tarlac City since the 1950s, when it stood at the old Tarlac public market as a then small canteen or turo-turo.
In 1974, Paseo was established as the in-house restaurant of the Melting Pot hotel in McArthur Highway in Tarlac City. When David’s mother retired from the food business, she decided to close the hotel’s restaurant. It was in the year 2003 when David and his siblings decided to open the new Paseo restaurant along the busy Hilario Street at the heart of the city.
Two years after its recreation, Paseo de Hilario started its eat-all-you-can buffet. It is the first in the city to the delight of diners who are mostly new to the concept of buffet eating.
Paseo de Hilario lists itself as the most affordable buffet restaurant that serves authentic home-cooked Filipino and Continental dishes to its customers. The restaurant is also a popular choice during functions and occasions for people who love good food while enjoying it in a beautiful and casual ambiance.
Conveniently located beside the Tarlac City Hall and near the City Plazuela, the Paseo de Hilario may be compared to a secret garden in the center of a busy metropolis, where one can taste a variety of culinary choices like kare-kare, sinigang, pancit, lumpiang shanghai, kaldereta, chicken curry, chicken wanton, ginataang baboy, giniling na binalot sa pechay, buro at gulay, tokwa, sisig tofu, paella, ginataang mais, sampelot, and lumpiang sariwa.
The next time you’re in Tarlac, experience Paseo – decades and decades’ worth of local taste!