November 12, 2017

6 Must-Visit Restaurants in Tagaytay

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  • It’s one of the country’s open secrets: Tagaytay is now a food haven shaped by various cuisines and unique food concoctions. To many travelers and hotshot foodies, the Second Summer Capital of the Philippines is not only a place to get close to nature but also to refine their palates. If you’re traveling South this weekend, be sure to include these restaurants in your itinerary and be among the foodies that have truly discovered the most precious culinary gems of Tagaytay!

    Breakfast at Antonio’s

    Eggs Benedict (Php 430)

    From the facade to the interiors dominated by white, Breakfast at Antonio’s is a stunning and refreshing place to dine and enjoy breakfast any time of the day. The interior is very vibrant and spacious and gives you a nice view of Taal Lake and Volcano from the wide windows. Their chef-recommended Eggs Benedict is a delightful dish for breakfast lovers. Their Roasted Chicken is also a must-try!

    Also read: Breakfast at Antonio’s in Tagaytay: Satisfying Breakfast Cravings All Day

    Lime and Basil

    Tom Yum Goong (Php 390)

    Lime and Basil has been one of the best-kept secrets of Tagaytay, and while the presence of this garden restaurant is now known to many, it still remains as one of the most precious culinary gems of the city. You can savor in delicious Thai dishes, of which the herbs are grown in their own backyard, while surrounded by beautiful garden scenery. Their sour and spicy Tom Yum Goong will surely warm you up amid the city’s cool weather. Be sure to finish off your meal with Kao Niew Mamaung, a Thai dessert made with sticky rice and mango.

    Also read: Lime and Basil in Tagaytay: The City’s Precious Hidden Gem 

    Cafe Voi La

    Café Voi La Signature Chicken Satay (Php 395 – 3 pcs. / Php 495 – 3 pcs.)

    Here’s another precious gem that just never gets old. Cafe Voi La is an Asian-fusion restaurant with captivatingly colorful interiors and irresistible Asian dishes. If you haven’t tried Café Voi La Signature Chicken Satay, this pungent dish of meat and spices will surely find its way to your heart. We’re sure you will also love their Vietnamese Latte from Cafe Voi La’s delightful selection of artisanal coffee.

    Also read: Cafe Voi La in Tagaytay: A Total Masterpiece of Art and Food

    Aozora Japanese Cafe + Bistro

    Aozora Ramen (Php 320)

    On a good day, Aozora Japanese Cafe + Bistro is a heavenly place to eat and enjoy Japanese meals with Filipino twists. This restaurant, with its al fresco setup and wide windows, is one of the best places to get an unobstructed view of the sky and Taal Volcano and Lake. A perfect dish to match this perfect scenery is the Aozora Ramen, Aozora’s very own version of the famous Bulalo (local beef shank stew) that has taken the form of a ramen dish. Don’t miss out on their sushi and maki platters, too!

    Also read: Aozora Japanese Cafe + Bistro in Tagaytay

    Balay Dako

    Sizzling Bulalo (Php 1,140 per 1-1.2 kg)

    Balay Dako literally translates to “a big house” and a big house indeed it is. Like a classic Filipino mansion, this restaurant offers dishes that carry the pride of Filipino cuisine and heritage. With Balay Dako’s airy interiors and huge glass windows, you can enjoy your meals with a breathtaking view of Taal Volcano and Lake. An interesting must-try is their Sizzling Bulalo, which turned the famous beef shank soup into a savory dish on a cast iron platter. Also check out Paksiw na Bangus & Crispy Batok ng Baboy, which combines tender milkfish with crispy pork neck in one sour and savory dish.

    Also read: Balay Dako in Tagaytay

    Chateau Hestia

    Hestia Specialty Breakfast (Php 430)

    If you’re up for an exciting epicurean discovery and also want to veer away from the hungry crowd of Tagaytay, Chateau Hestia is one of the best places to retreat to. Sequestered in the outskirts of Tagaytay, Chateau Hestia lets you enjoy peaceful dining while surrounded by a beautiful landscape of plants and trees. You can choose to dine in or have your meal at their outdoor garden setup. For a filling meal in the morning, order the Hestia Specialty Breakfast. If you love cheese and egg, try the Austrian Klimt Breakfast!

    Also read: Chateau Hestia in Tagaytay: A Hidden Fortress in the City Outskirts

    Written by Rizelle “Rei” Leaño

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