Café G is homey café at the heritage town of Taal in Batangas where one can peacefully revel with a cup of coffee. It’s also an ideal resting place for those who just finished the Taal Heritage Tour and are looking for a place of refuge. If you find yourself exploring the beauty of Taal then spend your time at Café G—a cozy café serving entrees to light meals ranging from pies, snack platters, sandwiches, pasta, and a good selection of refreshing drinks—totally a place to be after a tiring day exploring Taal. Café G’s interiors is welcoming making guests feel at home the moment they step-in. Its ambiance is […]
Albeit not necessarily a bistro in its physical form, the cozy restaurant Taal Bistro in Taal, Batangas remains to be one of the favorite luncheon spots by tourists and locals alike famed for their hearty home cooked dishes and relaxing ambiance. A spacious and grandeur facade that has more to offer inside including great food and service The establishment can seat around 500, ideal for hosting wedding receptions and other banquets. But let’s talk about what really makes Taal Bistro stand out: their food. Bistro Chicken. The secret behind this amazing chicken is the marinade sauce that coats the chicken, hints of oyster and sugar for that distinct sweetness makes […]
Exploring the historical beauty of Taal in Batangas can be surely worthwhile and enlightening, albeit inevitable that one’s legs will be exhausted, but the good news is, Taal also offers Tampuhan Café, a cozy bed and breakfast café. The café has beautiful interiors making use of different things, the menu consists of simple and iconic dishes such as tapsilog. Vincent Tagalog (P105). Special longanisa paired with sunny side up egg and salad. The café also has chilled drinks to refresh thirsty throats after basking under the scorching heat. Ice Café Mocha (P75). A thirst-quenching drink after a hot and sunny day of exploring Taal. The café’s tables are mode […]
A no-nonsense baby-back ribs diner It’s hard to find good ribs in the metro and can be tad expensive for the really good ones. The good news is that there’s a place where you can enjoy an affordable ribs that is unbelievably delicious. The place is called Johanna’s Grille located in Batangas. Yes, it’s definitely far but the long drive will definitely be worth it after your first bite, the only objective of Johanna’s is to give you the best dining experience with their baby-back ribs. Johanna’s Baby Back Ribs (P240) A no-nonsense presentation with just a side of corn, and everything is solely focused on the succulent ribs coated […]
Enjoy your coffee experience with a sip of kapeng barako in Café de Lipa located at Lipa, Batangas, where the roots of the first Philippine coffee can be traced. Upon entering you’ll be welcomed by their friendly and excellent staff to Café de Lipa’s lad-back ambiance. There’s a myriad to choose from the menu, but if you’re having a hard time deciding, fret not, the friendly baristas will be more than happy to help you. You’ll always be greeted with a smile by Café de Lipa’s staff The baristas will most likely recommend you Café De Lipa’s best-seller, the Baraco Blend which can be prepared using a French press. Baraco […]
A heritage hotel, Casa Cecilia, shines brightly at the heritage town of Taal, Batangas. Casa Cecilia stands strong and shines as bright as ever amidst the rapid modernization of society with its flock of patrons and first-time visitors proving that sometimes the old are still the best. Casa Cecilia isn’t just known for being a heritage hotel, its excellent customers service is part of the allure that makes the stay at Casa Cecilia a memorable and enjoying experience. And of course, the heritage hotel serves delicious food with the Batangueno touch in every dish. Crispy Tilapia Fillet (P180) The best way to end the dining experience at Casa Cecilia is […]
The King of All Noodles in Lipa Batanguenos loves their noodles so it’s no surprise that the king of all noodles, Lomi King, is situated in Lipa, Batangas. Don’t be fooled by its cool façade, Lomi King is a no-nonsense noodle diner whose only objective is to deliver the best noodle experience you can get in Batangas. The obvious choice is to order their Lomi Special, but one can also opt for other kinds of noodles as Lomi King is not called the king of all noodles for no reason. Lomi Special (P65). Do it Batangueno style by mixing the squeezed calamansi, chili pepper and soy sauce in the saucer, […]
Food for the Soul Enjoy a tranquil and relaxing time at the garden-themed café Casa Rap at San Jose in Batangas famed for its charming interiors and meticulous slow cooking method. Breathe in all the freshness as you enter in for a visit because Casa Rap’s façade is enfolded by lush vegetation. Expect long serving time because Casa Rap employs a slow-cooking method, fret not though for the end product is worth the wait. A good advice is to explore the garden as there’s a lot to explore and things to discover. The very façade of Casa Rap is a preview of how the dishes that are going to be […]
– Situated in the heart of Nasugbu town proper and just in front of St. Xavier Parish church is a little Spanish restaurant owned by Chef Arnaldo Limeta. With 14 years of living in Ibiza, Spain, he brought home his own take of the best Paella Valenciana the town has ever tasted. El Cocinero has made quite a name for itself with its high quality food and understated yet refreshing ambiance. The ingredients are all fresh and perfectly mixed together, providing for a mouth-watering experience. They also have excellent tapas, pizcado and paellas, all at very reasonable prices. The restaurant can only seat 20 people, so make sure to reserve […]
– Entering the establishment Kainan sa Dalampasigan is almost like stepping inside a secret garden straight out of the story books. With rosal, ilang-ilang and sampaguita abound, one could easily imagine being a character in a fairytale. Owned by Normita Limjoco-Lucas, affectionately known as Tita Baby, and the brainchild of her mother Teodora (Lola Doray) Limjoco, the place has thrived from its humble beginnings. Previously a court for the sport pelota (a ball game played in a walled court with basket-like rackets attached to the hand) and a watering hole for thirsty players, the place has evolved throughout the years and became what it is now today: a haven away […]
Located at the lobby of the Pico Sands Hotel, Pico Restaurant and Bar is a 24-hour food place that specializes in local Filipino dishes, as well as Mediterranean cuisine. They have an extensive menu, from breakfast, lunch and dinner meals up to your favorite drinks. You can choose to dine inside or al fresco to enjoy the beautiful view of Pico de Loro. – Bulalosso (P 1,700, serves 4) is beef bone marrow cooked osso bucco style and is slow cooked for hours. It is either served with rice or pasta. – Their Margheritta pizza (P325) uses freshly stewed tomatoes and mozzarella.
– A restaurant born out of necessity for thick crust pizzas in a thin pizza crust-dominated market, Ingga Cabangon Chua decided to make his Neapolitan “no borders” pizza restaurant a reality. Not laying a claim on any authentic anything, Crust Brick Oven Pizza plays with toppings, giving way to fun and creative pizzas good to eat. Having no branches at the moment, but open to the idea of franchising, the place can accommodate up to 45 guests inside and an additional of 20-30 guests plus the garden area. Ingga believes that Crust stands out from the rest because of the quality of their pizzas. Baked in a brick oven, they […]
Seasonal Sizzlers! Lipa’s Sizzling Lomi House offers a new take on lomi, a Filipino favorite For those who find themselves in Southern Luzon, fend off the nippy breeze by getting yourself a plate of sizzling lomi at the Sizzling Lomi House in Lipa, Batangas. THE BATANGGENYO‘S LOMI. This dish maybe of Chinese origin, but hundreds of years of residence in the Eastern part of Batangas has made it definitely Filipino! Lomi is a Filipino-Chinese dish made of thick fresh egg noodles (very similar to the Japanese udon) in starchy egg soup, topped with a variety of ingredients, such as thinly-sliced liver, hard-boiled eggs, meatballs and kikiam (or que-kiam, a deep […]
Casa Conchita Café is a bed & breakfast inn located in Taal, Batangas. The house is owned by the family of the famous singer/songwriter, actor and comedian Olgie Alcasid. The theme is a mixture of Spanish and Filipino touches. This is a very nice place to relax and get away from the busy life in Manila.
Don Juan Barbeque offers Filipino dishes, such as yellow ginger adobo (P 120) and ihaw-ihaw (grilled chicken stick for P35, pig’s knuckles for P75, rear end for P80). This store is located at the right side of the Taal Market. You’ll feel refreshed from the Philippines’ hot weather once you step inside this restaurant. You’ll experience a comfortable ambiance, just like when visiting your neighbour’s house. The restaurant’s interior reminds you of the old houses of the Spanish era. With its brick roof and windows made from Capiz shell, Don Juan BBQ irrefutably gives off a chic and warm ambiance.