If you’re planning for a quick holiday getaway to Tagaytay with your family this Christmas break, then you might as well plan for hearty and well-prepared meals with them. Here are 5 family friendly restaurants in Tagaytay you shouldn’t miss.

5. Leslie’s Restaurant – Aguinaldo Highway

Leslie's Restaurant Tagaytay
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Leslie’s is everyone’s old-time favorite and must visit when in Tagaytay. They are one of the best Filipino restaurants in the area with a view of the Taal Volcano to boot. It’s for big family gatherings. It’s not for people who prefer fine dining setup. We recommend their signature Bulalo Special, Seafood Kare-kare and Pork Sisig. Our insider tip is you can ask for a Bulalo soup refill.

Reservations are accepted
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Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay
+63 46 483-1065


4. Bag of Beans – Aguinaldo Highway

Bag of Beans Tagaytay
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Bag of Beans is a big, rustic but cozy place in Tagaytay with various places to hang out, either indoor, at the 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 that you can dine in with a view.

Reservations are accepted
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155 Aguinaldo Highway, Mendez Crossing West, Tagaytay
+63 46 413-4356


3. Marcia Adams’ Restaurant – Alfonso

Marcia Adams Tagaytay
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Marcia Adams’ is a tucked-away Tuscany-inspired garden restaurant that serves Mediterranean dishes prepared by owner Marcia. It’s for casual and romantic dinner dates. It’s not for people who don’t like European infused dishes. We recommend the Grilled Aromatic Pork, Classic Shish Kebabs and Banana Split. Our insider tip is reserve the sunset lounge for a majestic Tagaytay sunset view. P.S. Bring insect repellant.

Reservations are required
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JP Rizal St., Bgy. Sikat, Alfonso, Cavite, Tagaytay
+63 917 801-1456


2. Sonya’s Garden – Alfonso

Sonyas Garden Tagaytay
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Sonya’s Garden is an ultimate out-of-city experience with its beautiful gardens, bed and breakfast and wellness spa. The restaurant offers an affordable buffet of healthy and organic greens from their own garden, freshly baked breads from their panaderia and more. It’s for vegetarians and people looking for a relaxing and detox weekend. It’s not for meat lovers and beer drinkers. We recommend Sonya’s eat all you can set menu. Also get their Spanish bread and Cheese Hopia from the bakery. Our insider tip is if you’re adventurous, you can pick and eat the flowers right off their garden.

Reservations are accepted
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Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite
+63 917 532-9097


1. Antonio’s Garden – Aguinaldo Highway

Antonio's Garden Tagaytay
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Antonio’s Garden is Tagaytay’s most celebrated fine-dining restaurant and 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, 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.    

Reservations are required
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Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Purok 138, Bgy. Neogan, Tagaytay
+63 46 483-4847


Don’t forget to download Booky to easily contact and locate these restaurants. If you decide to visit Baguio as well, you can check out this list. Have a sparkly, tummy-filled and peaceful Christmas everyone!