Tagaytay is without a doubt one of the favorites of Filipino tourists, as well as foreigners, for a quick getaway near Manila. It is one of the coldest places in the Philippines so people love visiting Tagaytay during summer. Today we will write about Tagaytay food and the best restaurants in Tagaytay.
Not only this place is so cool, but it’s also just 1.5-hour drive away from Manila. Since this city has become one of the best tourist spots in the Philippines, knowing the best restaurants in Tagaytay is a must!
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Best time to visit Tagaytay
Tagaytay is one of the coolest destinations in the Philippines. Tagaytay has much milder temperatures than other destinations in the Philippines, especially the nearby city of Manila. However, rain does fall heavily during the wet season, so the best time to visit Tagaytay is from November to March, the town’s dry season.
How to get to Tagaytay
There are many different ways to go to Tagaytay using public transportation. You can take the bus from various terminals such as the San Agustin EDSA Rotonda terminal and the Nasugbu Terminal in Buendia. The ride usually lasts for 2-3 hours and costs around 80 PHP. If you’re coming from Cubao, you can go to the Araneta bus terminal and pay 120 PHP for a ride to Tagaytay. Read here full blog post how to get to Tagaytay!
Daily Food Budget Travel in Tagaytay
A hearty meal in Tagaytay depends on which restaurant you choose. Some meals can cost as low as 50 PHP while others go for 200 PHP. Planning to have dinner for two with someone special? You can prepare around 400-1,000 PHP for a three-course meal in a restaurant.
The flat rate for a jeepney ride is 9 PHP and increases depending on distance. Through the jeepney, you can reach destinations like Sky Ranch which has a 100 PHP entrance fee, Caleruega (80 PHP), Picnic Grove (50 PHP), People’s Park in the Sky (30 PHP), and other tourist attractions.
If you want to go for luxury in Tagaytay you can find accommodation starting from $100 USD. There are Airbnb options starting from $20 USD and you can get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB when you sign up with us!
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Tagaytay Food And 12 Best Restaurants in Tagaytay
1. Dreamland Arts & Crafts Cafe
Apart from the trippie bohemian feels this place gives, there are also coffee drinks and meals you could buy. Overall, this place is full of colors, and every corner is interesting. It’s very instagrammable too!
Dreamland Arts & Crafts Cafe is located at Purok 157 Calamba Road, Tagaytay.
2. Bag of Beans
It has more than 3 branches in the area but the most famous is their main branch. People love the hipster vibes of this place and you can feel like you’re in a typical Filipino home in their restaurant, even if it’s a big one. They serve yummy pancakes, pastries, burgers, main courses, and of course different kinds of drinks.
Bag of Beans is located at Tagaytay – Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay.
3. Balay Dako
This restaurant serves a wide variety of well-loved authentic Filipino dishes as well as tasty international cuisines. This 3-level restaurant gives you a beautiful view of the Taal Lake too that you can enjoy while eating your delicious Tagaytay Food.
Balay Dako is located at Tagaytay – Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay.
4. The Teahouse at Qiwellness Living
Another one of the best restaurants in Tagaytay you can go to for a view of the Taal lake is The Teahouse at Qiwellness Living. This restaurant offers Chinese food as well as other Asian food that you’ll surely enjoy.
The Teahouse at Qiwellness Living is located at Aguinaldo Highway, Brgy. Maharlika East, Tagaytay.
5. Moon Garden Tagaytay
This hidden restaurant is also one of the best restaurants in Tagaytay, mainly because it is not yet been discovered by many so the beauty of the place is preserved. You’ll fall in love with the luscious green views of the garden and their food will surely make you come back for more. They serve garden-style breakfasts, lunch, and dinner.
Moon Garden Tagaytay is located at SVD Road, Tagaytay.
6. Sonya’s Garden
Another place that nature lovers will love and also one of the best restaurants in Tagaytay is Sonya’s Garden. It will give you a relaxing ambiance while enjoying their fresh food coming straight from their farmhouse.
Sonya’s Garden is located at Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso (near Tagaytay Vicinity).
More Tagaytay Food and Best Restaurants in Tagaytay
7. Nanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako
Since Tagaytay is a cold place, you can’t miss trying the famous Kapeng Barako (or Barako Coffee) and Nanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako is one of the best restaurants in Tagaytay to try Kapeng Barako. This restaurant has been operating since 1955 and only open to the public every Friday to Sunday. Also take note that reservations are required and food is preordered. They serve different kinds of appetizers, main courses, and signature dishes that you should try.
Nanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako is located at Mayors Drive, Tagaytay City.
8. Breakfast at Antonio’s
This restaurant is one of the most famous restaurants in Tagaytay that you can go to. They serve an all-day breakfast menu, including Filipino breakfast, Tagaytay food, and even international cuisine. You should not miss having your all-day breakfast at Breakfast at Antonio’s!
Breakfast at Antonio’s is located at E. Aguinaldo Highway (Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway), Brgy. Bagong Tubig, Tagaytay City.
9. Veranda Restaurant
There are various food options when staying in Taal Vista Hotel and one of those is their Veranda Restaurant. The food for breakfast and dinner buffet were really great. You can also have ala carte orders from the local (Tagaytay food and Filipino food) and international food served in their restaurant.
10. TĀZA Fresh Table
We especially loved TĀZA Fresh Table (or La Taza Restaurant) because of their tasty dishes, which are both local and international. It’s really one of the best restaurants in Tagaytay that you should visit. You can reserve a table through their website.
TĀZA Fresh Table is located at Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay.
11. Buon Giorno Caffe and Bistro Tagaytay
Craving for Italian food in Tagaytay? Don’t worry because there’s a restaurant called Buon Giorno Caffe and Bistro where you can have authentic Italian dishes such as different flavors of pizza, pasta, croquettes and many more!
Buon Giorno Caffe and Bistro Tagaytay is located at Twin Lakes, Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway.
12. Jaytee’s Filipino Cuisine
Lastly, we have Jaytee’s Filipino Cusine. This is one of the best restaurants in Tagaytay since its establishment in 2015. Their most famous dishes are bulalo and kare-kare.
Jaytee’s Filipino Cuisine is located at One Destination Emilio Aguinaldo Silang Crossing West, Tagaytay City.
WHERE TO STAY IN TAGAYTAY
ZEN ROOMS MAHARLIKA TAGAYTAY
ZEN Rooms Maharlika Tagaytay is offering accommodations in Tagaytay. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and room service. Free WiFi and luggage storage space are available. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a TV with cable channels. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, and certain accommodations at ZEN Rooms Maharlika Tagaytay have a balcony. All guest rooms include a desk. A continental breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. Their rate starts at $30 and is one of the cheapest hotel in Tagaytay!
MARIUS B&B HOSTEL
Located in Silang, 16.1 km from Tagaytay International Convention Center, Marius B&B & Hostel provides accommodations with free WiFi, a garden and a bar. There’s a fully equipped private bathroom with bath and free toiletries. A continental breakfast is served daily at the property. At the bed and breakfast you’ll find a restaurant serving Asian and American cuisine, perfect for the homey vibe of the place. A car rental service is also available at this property. Their bed male dormitory rate starts at $10 a night and the single room is $13 a night.
TAAL VISTA HOTEL
Taal is the best adventure that you can do while in Tagaytay, but there are definitely other things that you can do. There are many places to stay in Tagaytay, for example. Either for shorter family vacations and celebrations, or for longer trips. Our choice was Taal Vista Hotel – definitely the perfect place to stay in Tagaytay. This was a special choice for us because from our room, we already have the view of Taal Lake. We spent a couple of days enjoying the view of the volcano. The sunrises were totally amazing. You can feel the luxury of staying in one of the top hotels in Tagaytay. We enjoyed walking around the gardens, enjoying the facilities and the comfort of our room. It’s the perfect place for relaxing and it’s located in a very quiet area.
CABINS BY ECO HOTEL TAGAYTAY
Another hotel from Eco Hotel, Located in Tagaytay, Cabins by Eco Hotel Tagaytay offers non-smoking air conditioned rooms. Free public parking is available on site. Each room comes with a flat-screen cable TV and a ceiling fan. Some rooms come with either a lake or garden view. Private bathrooms are equipped with shower and bidet. Cabins by Eco Hotel Tagaytay provide towels, while complimentary toiletries are available upon request. You can stay for a night at $60 a room.
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That’s it, guys! Which one of these best restaurants in Tagaytay have you visited before? Let us know in the comments if you want us to add your favorite Tagaytay food in the list. 🙂
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