Instagrammable Restaurants in Tagaytay You Need to Add on Your Must-Visit List

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Tagaytay is one of the most accessible destinations for Manileños to visit for a quick road trip. And why wouldn’t it be when there’s always a new place to discover and a new restaurant to try for good food and amazing ambiance? Check out these Instagrammable restaurants in Tagaytay you’d want to visit when you need to get out of the city for a break.


 

The Purple Owl

 

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Where: Gardenia Loop, Villa Pura 4120 Tagaytay City
Must-try menu items: Grilled Blue Marlin, Rib-Eye Steak

This little nook in Tagaytay is the place to go for couples looking for romantic date destinations. You can book a room for a candlelit dinner with your S.O. and a mini movie screening afterwards. But it’s not just for couples. You can also surprise a loved one with a small, intimate party for any kind of celebration.

 

Cafe Voi La

 

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Where: Tagaytay–Calamba Road
Must-try menu items: Pad Thai, Longganisa Pizza

Despite the seemingly French-inspired name, Cafe Voi La is all about Asian fusion, as seen in their menu and their Asian-style interiors. The cafe is actually named after the Vietnamese word, “boi la,” or “to cook with leaves.” According to the cafe’s menu, the owner Ica Manalo Sebastian sources the required unique ingredients in their dishes from her travels herself. A lot of the souvenirs and furniture in the cafe are from her personal collection as well.

 

Antonio’s Restaurant

 

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Where: Purok 138, Barangay Neogan, Tagaytay

Featuring international cuisine creations by chef Tony Boy Escalante, Antonio’s is one of the most beloved restaurants in Tagaytay. The delectable dishes and amazing service while surrounded by the tasteful interiors and nature’s beauty make for a fine dining experience.

 

Balay Dako

 

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Where: Nasugbu—Tagaytay Road, Silang Crossing West, Tagaytay
Must-try menu items: Sizzling Bulalo na Baka, Ginataang Sugpo

From the same group behind Antonio’s comes Balay Dako, a three-floor restaurant specializing on Filipino food. You can enjoy signature cocktails with mouthwatering bar food at the terrace where you can see the Taal Volcano perfectly.

 

The Nest

Where: Tagaytay–Calamba Road
Must-try menu items: Bulalo Flakes with Roasted Bone Marrow, Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon Jam and Roasted Tomato Soup

This cozy bed and breakfast is a perfect getaway for families. You can lose yourself in the refreshing breeze and the scenic view while laying back in the numerous wooden nest-like swing chairs by the balcony area. Plus, they’ve got all kinds of menu items for any palate from “Breakfast to Bangon For” (rice and viand) to “Yakain-Mo-Ako in a Bowl” (soups) and “Di Mo Feel Magkanin” (pancakes and waffles).

 

Bag of Beans

 

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Where: several branches — 115 Aguinaldo Highway; Summit; West Lake; Charito; Athena
Must-try menu items: Breakfast Sampler, Beef Ribs Sinigang

From one with elegant Victorian-inspired blue interiors to another with a cozy and warm collection of wooden knick-knacks, each location of Bag of Beans is designed differently that you’d definitely want to go branch-hopping. It doesn’t hurt that their timeless menu items are always so reliable that you’d never regret any order.

 

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