New restaurants included which you definitely have to go to!
We can never get enough of a quick road trip to Tagaytay! There’s always something new on where to eat in Tagaytay and we just have to get away from the city once in awhile.
Looking to head there soon? We’ve rounded up 10 of the best restaurants for the month in Tagaytay based on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines!
10. Aozora Japanese Cafe + Bistro – Purok 157
Aozora, meaning blue sky, is a Japanese restaurant serving authentic Japanese dishes crafted by Chef Seiji Kamura. It’s for anyone looking for raomantic place fo for dates or proposals. It’s not for people who prefer to have Filipino dishes. We recommend the Tuna Teppanyaki, Bulalo Ramen, Pork Belly Yakiniku, and Rainbow Maki.
9. Amacena – One Tagaytay
Amacena which is derived from the Spanish words “ama” or a conjugation of “amar” which means profound love and “cena” for supper, is a restaurant inspired by the love of food as seen in their Filipino and fusion dishes. It’s for people who want a traditional Filipino taste with a modern twist. It’s not for picky eaters. We recommend their All-Day Breakfast options such as the Steak Benedict, Pulled White Adobo, and Pork Belly Tapa. Our insider tip is to try their french toast which you can customize to have either white chocolate, peanut butter & bacon, or nutella and ice cream.
8. Dreamland Arts & Crafts Cafe – Purok 157
Dreamland Arts & Crafts cafe is a 24/7 Bohemian-inpsired 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. Our insider tip is Dreamland is a no Wi-Fi zone.
7. Katsu Sora – Ayala Malls Serin
Last month’s # 10
Katsu Sora is a premium Japanese restaurant that specializes in all things katsu. Best known for their Iberico Pork Tonkatsu, which is lauded as the king of pork, they offer a plethora of masterfully fried delicacies, katsu and curry sets, Japanese favorites, and unlimited sides such as rice, salad, and miso soup. It’s for people who absolutely love Japanese food and are looking to fill their cravings for katsu and other Japanese favorites. It’s not for people looking for a ramen place.
Fun fact: With Booky, you can get Buy 1 Get 1 Chicken Tatsutaage, Watermelon Shake, and Salmon Teriyaki Maki!
6. Terraza of Balay Dako – Emilio Aguinaldo Highway
Last month’s # 8
Balay Dako is another restaurant venture of Antonio’s Group of Restaurants. It is a 3-storey Filipino restaurant overlooking Taal Lake. It’s for people who want to satisfy their Filipino food cravings with a beautiful and classic view of Tagaytay. It’s not for people who aren’t willing to wait a bit to be seated.
Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, (Nasugbu – Tagaytay Road), Silang Crossing West, Tagaytay
(046) 483-4847;(0943) 264-1680
5. Marcia Adams – Sikat, Alfonso
Last month’s # 6
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. It’s for people looking for a romantic meal outside the city. It’s not for those looking for a quick meal out of town.
Sikat Alfonso, Tagaytay
4. The Purple Owl – Villa Pura
Last month’s # 5
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.
3. Antonio’s Restaurant – Aguinaldo Highway
Last month’s # 4
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.
2. Tsokolateria – The Boutique Bed and Breakfast
Last month’s # 3
From the Happy Concept restaurant group, Tsokolateria is an enchanting place for chocolate lovers! They serve chocolate-infused dishes such as pasta, risotto, desserts, and of course, tsokolate ah! This is their 2nd branch, first one is in Baguio. It’s for people who are completely obsessed with chocolates. It’s not for people who are not into sweet treats. We recommend the Tablea Churros Waffle, Tsoko Mallow Drink, Tablea Champorado and Bibingka Souffle Pancakes. Our insider tip: this place is super photogenic so don’t forget to take your cameras with you!
1. Cafe Voi La – Iruhin Crosswinds
Last month’s # 2
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.
The best restaurants in Tagaytay await you! Enjoy!
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