Where to Eat: Top 14 Best Tagaytay Restaurants
Metro Manila can get really hot during summer, and sometimes, people would rather suck up all the heat than go to Baguio City since the travel time is quite long. But who needs to bare with all the sweating and swearing when there’s Tagaytay waiting to be visited? A two-hour drive from NCR through SLEX would solve your summer problems. Looking for awesome restaurants and the best places to eat in Tagaytay City? See our list of recommended foodie places below:
View of the Taal Lake and Volcano from Tagaytay – “Taal Vista” by RioHondo at English Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
But did you know that apart from the cool climate, Tagaytay also boasts its yummy restaurants? In fact, Tagaytay is home to one of Asia’s Top 50 Best Restaurants – The Antonio’s. Now, apart from this fab place, there are also a handful of other restaurants here that would surely be worthy of your taste buds. So for your reference, I have listed below the Top Restaurants in Tagaytay that you should put into your itinerary. Make sure you get to visit each of them.
1. Antonio’s Garden Restaurant
The much-coveted title alone as one of Asia’s Top 50 Best Restaurants is quite the biggest and probably the most obvious reason why you should at least get to dine here once in your visit to Tagaytay. Their American and Filipino cuisine menu would provide you with a wide range of choices that would (depending on your budget) fill your hungry tummies. Phone their reservation hotline first to make sure you would have a seat!
Bread, jams and curds. Photo by Kelsey Cheng via Antonio’s FB
Location: Purok 138, Barangay Neogan | Barangay Neogan, Tagaytay
Contact numbers: +63.917.899.2866 or +63.918.899.2866.
2. Bags of Beans
Coffee, bread, and breakfast buffet anyone? Bag of Beans has these all for you, experience dining al fresco style while pigging out for a yummy breakfast or brunch while sipping a good cup of coffee here at B.o.B. To make your day extra special you should include eating their Shepherd’s Pie and Blueberry Cheesecakes. Also, feel free to drop by for a bag of their pasalubongs to share B.o.B with family and friends.
Bag of Beans
Address: General Emilio Aguinaldo Highway Mendez Crossing West, Tagaytay City
Contact Number: (046) 413-4356
3. Gourmet Farms
If by chance you want a good dose of fiber, vitamins, and minerals without worrying about the horrid taste of some vegetarian dishes then you ought to try the Gourmet farm’s vegetable salads. What’s great about their salads is that the ingredients are freshly picked from their farm. Wouldn’t that be the way to eat a good salad? If you’re no fan of green salads then indulge in their other healthy dishes like their pasta, pizza, kebabs, and sandwiches.
Gourmet Salad from Gourmet Farms
Address: Kilometer 52, Aguinaldo Highway, Lalaan 2, Silang Cavite
4. LZM Restaurant
LZM Restaurant is the go-to restaurants of those who are hungry of the Filipino Classic lutong bahay dishes like the Lechon Kawali, Boneless bangus, Nilagang Baka, Pinakbet, Ampalayang Guisado, Pancit, and Kare-Kare. It’s also quite popular because of its big servings that would be great for a group pigging out session.
Bulalo Photo courtesy of Daryl James Laping via LZM Resto FB
Address: Second Floor, Magallanes Square, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City
Contact Number: +63 9277922600
5. Mahogany Market
Craving for a bowl of hot Bulalo? Well, head to Mahogany Market because this place is buzzing with all the carinderias that serve your favorite lutong bahay dishes as well as the much-coveted bulalo soup. Ditch eating in your smart-casual attire and be as comfortable in slurping a bowl of bulalo while enjoying the company of fellow bulalo lovers. At Mahogany Market, you come in hungry and come home full.
Location: Mahogany Avenue, Tagaytay City
Mahogany Market Bulalo by Luis R
6. Mer-Ben Tapsilogan sa Tagaytay
Who wouldn’t want tapsilog on any time of the day? It’s the typical quick and satisfying meal that every tourist would want to have before roaming around Tagaytay. Made from Batangas Angus Beef, their tapa coupled with fried eggs is only sold for 80 pesos. Enjoy chewing on their tapa while dining in their Nipa huts. In case you’re no fan of tapa then you may want to try other dishes like their Bangsilog, Bulalo, and Crispy Bulalo.
Address: Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay City
Contact Numbers: (046) 413-2461 / 0948 299 5216
7. Mushroom Burger
Nothing beats strolling around with a plastic bag of fast food goodies in one hand and it would surely be even cooler to have a bag of Mushroom burgers neatly prepared for you. You get all the good taste of fast food minus the guilt of eating meat. Other than burgers you might also want to try their other food items that are generously served with mushrooms like their noodles, rice toppings, and sandwiches.
Mushroomburger Tagaytay also serves Lomi
Address: KM 60, Brgy. Kaybagal, Tagaytay
Contact Number: (+63) 946 483 1130
8. Pamana Restaurant
Now, Tagaytay is also quite famous as another restaurant that has generations and generations of perfected recipes. As their name suggests, Pamana Restaurant is a restaurant with those pinamana (hand me down) recipes that would keep you coming back every single time. They have been featured on some TV programs like Kris TV as well as Ang Byahe ni Drew so it wouldn’t be surprising that this restaurant does have a big reputation. People keep on coming back for their Kare-Kare as well as their Pinoy fondue, and Crispy Pata. They also serve interesting dishes like the Lumpiang trio and the Tinuktok.
Pancit Canton con Lechon from Pamana FB
Address: Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay, Cavite
(046) 413 2461
9. Restaurant Verbena
Ambiance, Check, Palatable Cuisine, Check, Comfy Dining, Check. If you’re looking for a restaurant to have that romantic dinner, then Restaurant Verbena is just your choice. They serve primarily American dishes like Surf and Turf and Steak. They also serve Herb Marinated Mushrooms Arugula and Truffle Risotto. You might also want to try their desserts like the Chocolate cake and Fondue.
Herb-Marinated Mushrooms in Organic Arugula Salad
Address: Cavite 300 Calamba Road, San Jose, Tagaytay City
10. The Original Hawaiian Bar-B-Que
The Original Hawaiian Bar-B-Que takes pride in its Tender Baby back ribs, superb Steak in pineapple sauce, Moist Marinated Pork Belly, and Mouthwatering Lahaima Beef Stew. If you’re a big fan of pineapples then their dishes would surely win you over, again and again. You would also enjoy looking at the view of the Taal Volcano while you’re waiting for your orders or while you’re devouring their sumptuous and affordable meals.
Baby Back Ribs from The Original Hawaiian Bar-B-Que
Address: Cavite 45 Aguinaldo Highway, Silang Crossing East Tagaytay, Cavite
Contact Number: (046) 413 1885
11. Taza Fresh Table Restaurant
Taza Fresh Table Restaurant is an ala carte restaurant with a Farm to Table concept that serves a Seasonal Menu of the freshest local organic produce. Be sure to sample their tomahawk pork chop and Ilo-ilo prawns.
Service options: Dine-in and Takeout
Located in: Taal Vista Hotel
Address: Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo highway, Tagaytay, 4120 Cavite
Phone: (02) 7917 8225
12. Tower Ground Bulalohan
In a perpetually cold environment such as Tagaytay, a piping hot serving of Bulalo is welcome at any time of the day. And although Tagaytay is teeming with various restaurants serving Bulalo, Tower Ground is the prime choice for most visitors. Their Bulalo is served in an earthen pot which would keep the broth hot longer than usual while the beef is braised to tender perfection—an ideal spot indeed for those craving a steaming bowl of Bulalo.
Address: One Destination, Silang Crossing West, Tagaytay City, Tagaytay – Nasugbu Hwy
Mobile Number: 0956 908 2651
13. Tootsie’s Tagaytay
Looking for a restaurant that evokes the warmth of being home? Tootsie’s is the perfect place for you. Let their dishes take you on an epicurean journey as you enjoy dishes that have rich histories which are tried and tested over the years and would be considered heirloom recipes.
Must-try menu items are their Pancit Molo Valentino, reminiscent of the family’s Ilonggo roots, the Chorizo Adelfa, Ube Palitaw, and Turon Halo-Halo.
Address: J.Abad Santos, Cor. Aguinaldo Highway 4120 Tagaytay City, Philippines
Telephone: 0917 866 8743
14. Balinsasayaw Alfresco Dining & Cafe
Looking for a place for a romantic date? This Tagaytay bed and breakfast also has a restaurant serving traditional Filipino dishes in alfresco huts with an overlooking view of Taal.
Address: Tagaytay-Nasugbu highway, Mendez crossing east 4120 Tagaytay City, Philippines
Mobile: 0977 813 7460
So whether you fancy a long-sitting meal, a quick go-to snack, or perhaps a homey dining experience then better make sure you get to these restaurants and taste their savvy dishes while you’re in the Second Summer Capital of the Philippines.
Did I miss any Tagaytay City restaurant you think is worthy of the list? Please leave a comment, we are waiting!