Everyone will want to TAG along
A combination of cold air and unique restaurants is what makes the trip to Tagaytay all worth it. If you ask us, this combination is also perfect for a romantic getaway with your S.O… away from the city, away from the crowds, we’re all for it.
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We’ve went through the best restaurants in Tagaytay and compiled this list of 20 restaurants to help you decide where you should go on your next Tagaytay road trip, enjoy!
The Teahouse at Qiwellness Living – Aguinaldo Highway
If you’re looking for a great restaurant with an amazing view overlooking Taal lake, then Qiwellness Living is a good place to start. Perched along the ridge of Tagaytay, this restaurant is an homage to ancient China updated with modern day sensibilities. Qiwellness Living boasts an Asian fusion teahouse, a bathhouse, and a spa destination all in one picturesque package. They offer an a la carte menu but we recommend reserving a few days in advance to experience their seasonal degustation menu.
Insider tip: They have a Yin Yang Degustation Menu that changes per season so best to plan accordingly if you're eyeing a certain dish!
The Dining Room at Gourmet Farms – Aguinaldo Highway
Searching for cuisine that’s organic, fresh, and straight from the farm? Experience farm-to-table dining at Tagaytay with Gourmet Farms Inc. Inside the big farming estate is The Dining Room where you can enjoy the freshest ingredients and make the most out of Tagaytay’s natural resources. Aside from produce, they also sell dips, sauces, and their own signature coffee blends.
Recommended dish: Arrosto di Manzo
Balay Dako – Nasugbu-Tagaytay Rd.
Balay Dako serves authentic Filipino dishes, drawing inspiration from as way back as before being colonised and also mixing in the melting pot of influences our cuisine has evolved into over the years. They are a part of Antonio’s Group of Restaurants so you can expect nothing but the best.
Recommended dish: Sisig na Pusit
Leslie’s – Aguinaldo Highway
One of the top places to go to for the best bulalo in Tagaytay is Leslie’s. Featuring that classic view overlooking Taal lake, Leslie’s is perfect for big celebrations or, if you book one of their private cottages in advance, intimate dinners.
Insider tip: They're open until 12MN! Perfect for those looking for late night eats.
Recommended dish: Bulalo Special
Reservations are accepted
Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay
(046) 483-1065; (046) 483-4271
Nanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako – Mayors Drive
Serving all-day breakfast since 1955, Nanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako has been the go-to destination for those looking for a good meal after enjoying a Tagaytay sunrise. Getting a table might be complicated, they’re only open from Friday to Sunday, only through reservation with pre-order, but once you take a bite of their appetizers, specialties, and signature dishes, you’ll know that it was definitely worth it.
Recommended dish: Bulalo, Bangus
Balinsasayaw – Aguinaldo Highway
Balinsasayaw is a bed and breakfast along Aguinaldo Highway meant for those chill and lazy Tagaytay weekends. Bring the whole barkada as you enjoy the beautiful view of Taal lake while digging in to the traditional Filipino dishes and boodles.
Recommended dish: Nilasing na hipon
Don Limone Grill – NBB Farm (Benitez Compound)
If you want your next Tagaytay food trip to be a little more adventurous, then make your way to the Mediterranean-inspired Don Limone Grill. Opened by husband and wife team Allen and Betty Tadayon, they wanted to share their love for Mediterranean and Italian flavors to the world with dishes like the Hummus en Fuego, Steamed Mussels Puttanesca, and Chicken Espetada (skewered chicken). The eight (8!) variants of cheesecake on the menu are courtesy of Allen, a New York native.
Recommended dish: Roasted Lamb
Concha’s Garden Cafe – multiple branches
In the mood for something a little more home-cooked on your Tagaytay trip? Look no further than Concha’s Garden Cafe, a warm and cozy cafe in Tagaytay. The passion project of owner Gemma Escueta-Sembrano, whose lifelong dream was to open and run her own restaurant, the restaurant is named after Gemma’s grandmother who taught her how to cook, perfectly exemplifying the traditional yet adventurous cuisine that they serve.
Insider tip: They have two branches in Tagaytay!
Recommended dish: Concha’s Laoya
Chateau Hestia – J. Hernandez St.
Do you feel like you’ve tasted all the flavors that Tagaytay has to offer? Maybe it’s time to try something new with Chateau Hestia! Enjoy European dining in a country-style home with recipes curated and perfected by Austrian native Johannes Zehethofer. Claiming to only serve dishes that they would serve their own family, it’s easy to feel at home at Chateau Hestia.
Café Carmencita Fine Cuisine & Cakes – Aguinaldo Highway
Finding that perfect garden cafe in Tagaytay can be a little tricky, but we have a feeling that Cafe Carmencita Fine Cuisine & Cakes might be one of everybody’s favorites. Sporting a Filipino-Spanish fusion menu ranging from hot dishes, pastas, cakes, and coffees, you’re sure to eat the day away at Carmencita’s.
Recommended dish: Mom’s Famous Beef Stew
Bowstring Asian Bistro – San Jose
Looking for a different take to satisfy your bulalo fix? Add a new stop to your usual Tagaytay trip and stop by Bowstring Asian Bistro, a bar and restaurant that infuses local Filipino dishes with flavors inspired from all of Asia. They’ve made a name for themselves with their Pho and Bulalo fusion dish, appropriately (and amusingly) called Pho-lalo.
Recommended dish: Shi-Fu Stir Fry
Rekados – Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road
Rekados serves Filipino dishes with touches of Spanish flavors. Great for when you’re feeling like taking your chilly Tagaytay dinners up a notch, its extensive menu consists of soups, appetizers, salads, mains and desserts, it even includes pasta and paella. Don’t forget to visit Gatas Station and Balai Pasalubong when you’re in the area.
Recommended dish: Paella
Bag of Beans – multiple branches
One of the restaurants almost synonymous with Tagaytay, Bag of Beans is the place to go for an enjoyable, lazy, and chill day at Tagaytay. Whether it’s in their gazebos, gardens, or cabanas, Bag of Beans has celebrations and relaxations covered! We suggest visiting them during weekends to enjoy their famous all-you-can-eat weekend buffet.
Insider tip: They have multiple branches in Tagaytay! Check them out here.
Recommended dish: Baked Blueberry Cheesecake
Veranda – Taal Vista Hotel
A favorite spot among those who regularly visit Tagaytay, Veranda is a restaurant that promises a buffet experience that will satisfy the whole family. Located in Taal Vista Hotel, the buffet specializes in showcasing local ingredients, all expertly prepared by their world class kitchen staff. The buffet, of course, features the amazing view of Taal lake that the hotel has become famous for.
Recommended dish: Sinigang
The Lake District – Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway
The Lake District is where you need to go if you want to break away from the usual cozy aesthetic of Tagaytay and enjoy something more modern and more exciting. Featuring urban-industrial interiors that are meant to complement Tagaytay’s cool and breezy winds while also framing the mountside, this new restaurant and drinking lounge offers modern Western cuisine by Chef Francis Tolentino, who also co-owns and heads Unit 27 Apartment Bar + Cafe in BGC.
Recommended dish: Spicy Garlic Butter Seafood Platter
Marcia Adams’ – J.P. Rizal St.
Thinking of where to go in Tagaytay for a quiet, intimate date spot? Marcia Adams’ is a tucked-away Tuscany-inspired garden restaurant that serves Mediterranean dishes. Great for casual lunches and romantic dinner dates, we recommend reserving the sunset lounge for a majestic Tagaytay sunset view.
Recommended dish: Certified Angus Steak with Truffle Butter
Deli de San Honore – Zambal Rd
With heavy comfort-food hitters such as Herb de Provence Pork Chop, D Deli’s Pizza, and the Stuffed Chicken Breast, Deli de San Honore has solidified itself as the comfort food experts in Tagaytay. It isn’t just where you eat, it’s where you unwind and recharge.
Recommended dish: Smoked Duck Longganisa
Buon Giorno Caffe and Bistro – multiple branches
Tagaytay might not be known as a premier destination for Italian restaurants, but Buon Giorno Caffe and Bistro shows that you can really satisfy any craving in the chilly city. They serve all of the Italian classics such as risotto, freshly baked pizza, and pasta and their artsy yet charming vibe will have you coming back for more.
Insider tip: They have another branch in Tagaytay! Check it out here.
Recommended dish: Croquettes with Mozzarella (Suppli)
The Purple Owl – Gardenia Loop
The Purple Owl is an events place fit for any occasion. Whether it’s an intimate date, proposal, wedding, birthday, anniversary, graduation, debut- you name it and The Purple Owl will make sure that you have an unforgettable Tagaytay experience. If you just want to enjoy great food, it is also a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner made from Mrs. Gee’s family heirloom recipes. A 3-day advanced booking is required.
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Antonio’s Restaurant – Purok, Barangay Neogan
No list about Tagaytay restaurants is truly complete without mentioning Antonio’s Restaurant. Antonio’s Tagaytay is the definition of fine dining, truly meant for special occasions featuring impeccable food, a remarkably elegant atmosphere, and a dining experience that its patrons will not soon forget.
Recommended dish: Steak Tartare
Be sure to book as soon as you can for a hassle free romantic getaway!
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