Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Tagaytay for September 2017

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Check out the top 10 most loved restaurants this month in Tagaytaybased on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines.

10. Terraza of Balay Dako – Aguinaldo Highway

163 Favorites
Last month’s #5

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Balay Dako, meaning ‘big house’, is the newest addition to the Antonio’s group of restaurants that serves proudly Filipino food. It is a 3-storey converted restaurant where each floor features a specific section. (1) Comedor, the main dining area on the 2nd floor, (2) Silong, a private event area on the 1st floor and (3) Terraza, a semi-open bar on the top floor. Terraza of Balay Dako stands on its own with their signature cocktails and their mouthwatering tapas, pizzas and grilled items amidst breathtaking views of Taal Lake. It’s for beautiful brunch meals and nights out with family or friends. It’s not for people who want a more intimate and romantic dining experience. We recommend the Kilaw Sugba, Inasal and Pinakbet Rice with Lechon Kawali. Our insider tip is Terraza also serves single ‘meals for one’. Fun Fact: Antonio’s group is Booky’s first partner in Tagaytay, you can now book and avail discounts at all of their restaurants. Read more here.

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Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, (Nasugbu – Tagaytay Road), Silang Crossing West, Tagaytay
(046) 483-4847

9. The Purple Owl – Villa Pura

168 Favorites
Last month’s #7

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The Purple Owl is truly one of Tagaytay’s best kept secrets; it’s an events place and a restaurant in one. It’s for couples, families and friends looking for a beautiful space to celebrate special occasions like an anniversary, a reunion, a proposal or a wedding. Guests are required to book two days in advanced and select between two set course meals by Mrs. Gee’s Kitchen. It’s not the best choice during rainy season as their services are best enjoyed outdoors. We recommend you save this place for a really special occasion. Our insider tip is The Purple Owl personalizes every event based on your preferences and requests, from the display photos and messages to the music. P.S. Check out more insider tips, photos and information here.

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Gardenia Loop, Villa Pura, Tagaytay

8. Deli de San Honore – Purok 138

208 Favorites
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This hidden gem in Tagaytay is a bakery/restaurant owned by husband and wife Jeremy and Kate Joson. It’s been operational for a little bit over two years now and is considered a favorite stop for residents in the area. It’s a quiet garden-style restaurant that comfortably seats up to 18 people at a time. They serve international dishes, weekend special plates, and homemade breads. It’s for people who are looking for a romantic getaway. It’s not for people who are looking for Japanese food. We recommend the Herb de Provence Pork Chop, D Deli’s Pizza, Pizza Bianca, Smoked Farmer’s Sausage Pasta, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake. Our insider tip: Since this place is quite small, make sure to be there extra early if you want to be seated right away!

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Purok 138, Zambal Road, Barangay Neogan, Tagaytay
(0915) 959-1675

7. Bag of Beans – Aguinaldo Highway

219 Favorites
Last month’s #10

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Bag of Beans is a big, rustic and cozy cafe and restaurant in Tagaytay with various places to hang out, either indoor, at a gazebo, or by the fireplace. They serve American-Asian fusion dishes specializing in homemade savory pies, breads and proudly local coffee. It’s for groups who want to hangout and enjoy the cool Tagaytay breeze. It’s not for people who want close attention from the servers. We recommend the Shepherd’s Pie, Blueberry Cheesecake and house blend coffee. Our insider tip is Bag of Beans has a second branch at the rotunda and a third branch at the new Twin Lakes Tagaytay, where you can enjoy dining with a view.

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155 Aguinaldo Highway, Mendez Crossing West, Tagaytay
(046) 413-4356

6. Antonio’s – Aguinaldo Highway

235 Favorites
Last month’s #1

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Antonio’s is Tagaytay’s most celebrated fine-dining  food destination that features the best of international cuisine from top chef Tony Boy Escalante. Its impeccable food, elegant interiors, scenic gardens and great service are what make them exemplary. It’s for special family celebrations, anniversary dinners and grand weddings. It’s not for people looking for affordable meals. We recommend the Antonio’s House Salad, Pommery Rubbed Roasted Rack of Lamb, Beef Plancha, Roasted Duck Breast in a Mixed Berry Red Wine Jus and Lechon de Leche. Our insider tip is they are closed on Mondays and do not accept walk-ins.

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Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Purok 138, Bgy. Neogan, Tagaytay
(046) 483-4847

5. Cafe Voi La – Iruhin Crosswinds

247 Favorites
Last month’s #4

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Cafe Voi La is an Asian-inspired getaway conceptualized by owner, Ica Sebastian. The place is adorned with Asian art and ornaments, oriental displays, and furniture collected from Ica’s many travels around the world. This lovely cafe is vibrant and picture-perfect in all angles. It’s for people who enjoy food and art at the same time. It’s not for people who are looking for a quick to-go meal. We recommend the Garlic Beef Tapa, Chicken Satay, Homemade Chicken Pork Adobo, Massaman Back Ribs and Black Sticky Rice with Mango. Our insider tip is to bring your camera with you to capture this beautiful and Instagram-worthy cafe.

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Iruhin Crosswinds, Tagaytay
(0905) 331-4457

4. Dreamland Arts & Crafts Cafe – Purok 157

252 Favorites
Last month’s #8

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Dreamland Arts & Crafts Cafe is a 24/7 Bohemian-inspired art cafe and restaurant by Indie Green Culture nestled in San Jose, Tagaytay. The whole place is adorned with trinkets like dreamcatchers that are also for sale. It’s for artsy foodies who don’t mind eclectic ambiance. It’s not for people who are looking for sofas and fine dining setup. We recommend the breakfast classics and tortilla wraps. Our insider tip is Dreamland is a no Wi-Fi zone. Read our full feature here.

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Purok 157, San Jose, Tagaytay City, Philippines
(0917) 652-9075

3. Breakfast at Antonio’s – Aguinaldo Highway

273 Favorites
Last month’s #3

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Chef Tony Boy Escalante, out of his love for breakfasts, created a spin-off of Antonio’s–Breakfast at Antonio’s. It serves all-day breakfast in a classic and elegant but casual Antonio home-style dining setup. The architecture and interiors of the place very well-adapted to its location, creating a space with an unobstructed view of Taal Lake and to catch the refreshing Tagaytay breeze. It’s for families or couples looking for breakfast or brunch with a view. It’s not for people who don’t want to queue as they don’t accept bookings. We recommend the Chorizo Bilbao with Mushrooms Omelette, Daing na Gindara, Fresh Corned Beef and their Hot Chocolate. Our insider tip is you might want to take out some of their baked goodies and jams from their in-house bakery.

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Aguinaldo Highway, Barangay Bagong Tubig, Tagaytay
(046) 413-0738

2. Comedor of Balay Dako – Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway

289 Favorites
Last month’s #6

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Balay Dako offers traditional and flavorful Filipino dishes with the signature touch of Chef Tony Boy Escalante. Balay Dako, which is Negrense for ‘big house’, is set in a 3-storey house in Tagaytay where each floor features a specific section of the restaurant–Terrazas, a semi-open bar on the top floor; Comedor, the main dining area on the 2nd floor; and Silong, the private event area of the restaurant on the ground. It’s for occasional and affordable dates with your partner or weekend family lunch/dinner trips. It’s not for people who are regular patrons of Antonio’s fine dining. We recommend the Bulalo na Baka, Sizzling Bulalo na Baka, Inasal na Pecho and Crispy Tadyang. Our insider tip is they serve awesome breakfast buffets.

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Tagaytay-Nagsugbu Highway, Tagaytay
(0917) 899-2866

1. Charito by Bag of Beans – Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway

314 Favorites
Last month’s #2

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Charito is the secret spin-off sister of Bag of Beans. Named after its owner, Charito Antiquera, it is an upscale version of its predecessors. Bag of Beans specialties are still served, but Charito offers select European dishes. It’s for slow relaxed weekends. It’s not for people looking for a quick bite. The food, view and ambiance is meant to be enjoyed for longer hours. We recommend their bestselling Roast Beef, Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Pork Chops and Grilled Salmon. Our insider tip is get a spot at the al fresco area, with an overlooking view of Tagaytay. Read our full feature here.

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Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay
(02) 483-1279

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