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The Booky Report: Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Tagaytay for June 2016

The Booky Report: Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Tagaytay for June 2016

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We got a few new entries on this month’s list. It seems like our all-time most shared and read article 20 of Tagaytay’s Best Kept Secret Restaurants has found its way to the heart (and bellies) of our most beloved readers, because they all came from that list. They’re underrated, picturesque, romantic and family-friendly! You’ll definitely find a new favorite escape spot here.

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10. Chateau Hestia – J. Hernandez St.

23 Favorites
New entry

Chateau Hestia

Photo from @ cyps_shenda_m

Chateau Hestia brings forth a European dining experience in a country-style home surrounded with lush greens. It offers years of curated recipes from Austrian native, Johannes Zehethofer’s worldly travels. Just like the Greek goddess of the Hearth, Hestia, who made sure the fire of Olympus never died out, Chateau Hestia ensures that customer experience also never dies out. It’s for a romantic getaway and a small wedding reception venue.. It’s not for children’s events. We recommend the Italian cheese and sausage platter for appetizers, pizzas and steaks for mains. Our insider tip is it’s pet friendly!

Reservations are accepted
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J. Hernandez St., Purok 5, Bukal near Tagaytay Silang, Cavite
+63 929 711-3289

9. Lime & Basil Restaurant – J. Rizal St.

54 Favorites
New entry

Lime and Basil

Photo from @claricecalabon

Lime and Basil

Photo from @patgarc17

Lime & Basil is a farm-to-table garden cafe offering authentic Thai cuisine from Tagaytay resident, Chef Sigrid Sarmiento. It is a casual and relaxed Asian dining experience where guests can tour and walk around the herb and vegetable gardens. It’s for weekend lunch dates with your family or special someone. It’s not for those looking for Pinoy bulalo or boodle sets when going up to Tagaytay. We recommend the Tom Yum soup, pad thai, curry and sate dishes, pineapple fried rice and the mango with sticky rice. Our insider tip is Lime & Basil houses a craft store called Laura’s Yard.

Reservations are required
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9014 J. Rizal St., Brgy Sikat, Alfonso, Cavite
+63 915 627-6393

8. Marcia Adams – Alfonso

81 Favorites
Last month’s #7

Marcia Adams

Photo from @cosmomerm

Marcia Adams’ is a tucked away Tuscany-inspired garden restaurant that servesMediterranean dishes prepared by owner Marcia. It’s for a romantic getaway.It’s not for people who don’t like European infused dishes. We recommend the Grilled Aromatic Pork, Classic Shish Kebabs and Banana Split. Our insider tip is reserve the sunset lounge for a majestic Tagaytay sunset view. P.S. Bring insect repellant.

Reservations are required
JP Rizal St., Bgy. Sikat, Alfonso, Cavite, Tagaytay
+63 917 801-1456

7. Balinsasayaw – Aguinaldo Highway

82 Favorites
Last month’s #8


Photo from @rodrigocasianoj

Balinsasayaw is a bed and breakfast as well as a restaurant serving traditional Filipino dishes and boodles in al fresco huts with overlooking view of Taal. It’s forfun weekend getaways with family and friends. Its’ not for people looking for a fine dining experience. We recommend their Bilao sets if you’re coming in groups. Here’s a fun fact: Balinsasayaw is actually Tagalog for a swiftlet, a bird native to El Nido, Palawan and is most famous for producing saliva that makes bird’s nest soup.

Reservations are accepted
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Aguinaldo Highway, Silang, Cavite
+63 46 865-3244

6. Antonio’s Garden – Aguinaldo Highway

104 Favorites
Last month’s #5


Photo from @diegovirata

Antonio’s Garden is Tagaytay’s most celebrated fine-dining restaurant and 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, Roasted Duck Breast in a Mixed Berry Red Wine Jus and Lechon de Leche. Our insider tip is they are closed on Mondays and do not accept walk-ins.

Reservations are required
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Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Purok 138, Bgy. Neogan, Tagaytay
+63 46 483-4847

5. Bag of Beans – Aguinaldo Highway

152 Favorites
Last month’s #1

Bag of Beans

Photo from @jhosabado

Bag of Beans is a big, rustic and cozy cafe and restaurant in Tagaytay with various places to hang out, either indoor, at a gazebo, or by the fireplace. They serve American-Asian fusion dishes specializing in homemade savory pies, breads and proudly local coffee. It’s for groups who want to hangout and enjoy the cool Tagaytay breeze. It’s not for people who want close attention from the servers. We recommend the Shepherd’s Pie, Blueberry Cheesecake and house blend coffee. Our insider tip is Bag of Beans has a second branch at the rotunda and a 3rd branch at the new Twin Lakes Tagaytay, where you can enjoy dining with a view.

Reservations are accepted
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155 Aguinaldo Highway, Mendez Crossing West, Tagaytay
+63 46 413-4356

4. Charito by Bag of Beans – Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway

178 Favorites
New entry


Photo from @mariabigalba

Charito, which only opened last March, is the secret spin-off sister of Bag of Beans. Named after its owner, Charito Antiquera, it is an upscale version of its predecessors. Bag of Beans specialties are still served, but Charito offers select European dishes. It’s for slow weekends. It’s not for people looking for a quick bite. The food, view and ambiance is meant to be enjoyed for longer hours. We recommend their bestselling Roast Beef, Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Pork Chops and Grilled Salmon. Our insider tip is get a spot at the al fresco area, with an overlooking view of Tagaytay. Read our full feature here.

Reservations are accepted
Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay
(02) 483-1279

3. Breakfast at Antonio’s – Aguinaldo Highway

183 Favorites
Last month’s #3

Breakfast at Antonio's

Photo from @beadcx

Chef Tony Escalante, out of his love for breakfasts, created a spin-off of Antonio’s–Breakfast at Antonio’s. It serves all-day breakfast in a classic and elegant but casual Antonio home-style dining setup. The architecture and interiors of the place very well-adapted to its location, creating a space with an unobstructed view of Taal Lake and to catch the refreshing Tagaytay breeze. It’s for families or couples looking for breakfast or brunch with a view. It’s not for people who don’t want to queue as they don’t accept bookings. We recommend the Chorizo Bilbao with Mushrooms Omellette, Daing na Gindara, Fresh Corned Beef and their Hot Chocolate. Our insider tip is you might want to take out some of their baked goodies and jams from their in-house bakery.

Reservations are not accepted
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Aguinaldo Highway, Barangay Bagong Tubig, Tagaytay
+63 46 413-0738

2. Concha’s Garden Cafe – Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road

184 Favorites
Last month’s #4


Photo from @_jewrassic

Concha’s Garden Cafe is a garden-house inspired restaurant serving home-cookedFilipino dishes. It is named after owner Gemma Sembrano’s grandmother, where she learned cooking from. Gemma has always been passionate about baking and cooking; after convincing some friends to invest, Concha’s was born. It’s for a unique out-of-town escapades, away from the crowded and more popular restaurants. It’s not for loyal patrons of their Tagaytay favorites. We recommend the Concha’s Laoya (sweet bulalo), Spicy Beef Adobo Ribs, Morcon and Lechon Belly.Our insider tip is Concha’s is inside Mother Earth Gardens beside Petron gas station. Also read: 20 of Tagaytay’s Best Kept Secret Restaurants.

Reservations are accepted
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Richland Estate 1, Sta. Rosa Tagaytay Road, Brgy. Puting Kahoy, Silang, Cavite
+63 906 922-4939

1. Balay Dako – Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway

219 Favorites
Last month’s #2

Balay Dako

Photo from @alexisdeocaris

Balay Dako

Photo from @cacaymoras

Balay Dako offers traditional and flavorful Filipino dishes with the signature touch of Chef Tony Boy Escalante. Balay Dako, which is Negrense for ‘big house’, is set in a 3-storey house in Tagaytay where each floor features a specific section of the restaurant–Terrazas, a semi-open bar on the top floor; Comedor, the main dining area on the 2nd floor; and Silong, the private event area of the restaurant on the ground. It’s for occasional and affordable dates with your partner or weekend family lunch/dinner trips. It’s not for people who are regular patrons of Antonio’s fine dining. We recommend the Bulalo na Baka, Sizzling Bulalo na Baka, Inasal na Pecho and Crispy Tadyang. Our insider tip is they serve awesome breakfast buffets.

Reservations are recommended
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Tagaytay-Nagsugbu Highway, Tagaytay
+63 917 899-2866

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