Sunday, October 2, 2011

Weekend Food Tripping at: Tagaytay

What to do in Tagaytay?   EAT!!!
There must be something about Tagaytay that makes me want to stuff my face with food!  Restaurants are everywhere and the view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano that can be seen in most restaurants is probably the added factor that makes my tummy go wild!  Note to self:  Not to go to Tagaytay if I'm on a diet.

Too bad, I'm not! Well, I should...but..not yet!  Not for now okay? :P

A visit at Tagaytay won't be complete without dining at Antonio's Grill.  We made a mistake of having late lunch as we literally have our saliva hanging on the side of our mouth!  Maybe not them, but I'm sure it felt that way to me!  

So when the waiter finally arrived......I literally heard voices that sings... "ALLELUIAH!" 

 Sisig na Pusit
Php300.00 (approx $7.00)
I think it was a first for all of us to try this dish and I have to say..."Oh my goodness, will always order this if I visit Antonio's Grill!" --- 'nuff said!

Sinigang na Baboy
Php405.00 (approx $9.40)
Never fails!  Best if you order together with your friends as this soup is obviously good to share!  The right kind of sourness with the good amount of pork meat and vegetables!

Sorry can't find the price online
Healthy serving of squash, beans, eggplant, okra and a whole lot more!
Not for the vegetable-phobics! :)
 Grilled Liempo
Php255.00 (approx $5.90)
300 grams of grilled pork belly!  Shen's favorite! :)
We had 2 orders of this best eaten with your own version of vinegar + calamansi + chili

Antonio's Grill 
One Destination, Aguinaldo Hi-Way,
Tagaytay City

For dinner, it was a recommendation of Tara to visit Hawaiian Bar-B-Q.  No, the restaurant isn't smoky and you don't have BBQ on sticks displayed all over!  *blush*  Well that was originally inside my head when the restaurant name was mentioned!

This is a not so huge restaurant located at the ground level of The Boutique Hotel.

Baby Back Ribs
Served quite huge which can be easily shared.  The sauce is just right and I find myself not adding up the sauce that comes on the side as its flavorful enough to enjoy it as it is!

 Baked Potatoes
As highly recommended by Tara, its a must try! Oh my!  I am dreaming about this since it first touched my lips!  Okay, I'm writing romantic stuff now!  But gosh!!! MUST TRY!!!!

 Best paired with beer....still the best if paired with water!  *laughs*  Crunchy, yummy, and did I say crunchy already?

Fisherman's Catch with 3 Sauces
Best ordered with friends!  I like the surprise of just picking a piece and wonder which one would give me the allergies...okay, all of them!  But totally worth it!

 Mango Crumble
Well, I don't know why it looked this way, probably our fault!  We were taking shots and it melted right in front of our eyes.  Nevertheless, still yummy!  I have a thing for mangoes!

 Chunky Monkey
Don't ask me why its called that way but I can go dance like a monkey after the sugar rush!  Loads of ice cream, bananas and peanut butter!  Guilt-free?  NO way! (doing lunges and jumping jacks while typing this entry) LOL

Hawaiian Bar-B-Q
#45 Aguinaldo Highway
Tagaytay City

Next day Fabulous Lunch at Buon Giorno Cafe and Bistro located at The Cliffhouse!  Such a lovely place to relax and bond!

Free Focaccia bread that we've all been waiting for :)

 Buon Giorno's Special
Php218.00 (approx $5.00)
A mix of Buor Giorno's best salad ingredients
drizzled with well-revered house dressing
 Not sure if I got the right salad name on this one but whatever it is, reminded me of Asian Salad with the oranges and dressing!  If I'm on Facebook, I'll LIKE! 

Rib Eye Steak
 Php554.00 (approx $12.00)
Good to share for at least 2-3 people (non-heavy eater).  We actually enjoyed this together with the gravy that comes on the side.  You can request how you want your meat to be cooked.

Gamberretti e Funghi Ravioli
Php280.00 (approx $6.50)
Stuffed pasta with mushroom and shrimp filling topped with tomato sauce.
Another MUST re-order!

Prosciutto e Funghi pizza
Php246.00 (approx $5.70)
Deep flavors of ham, mushrooms and oregano
I enjoy the thin, crunchy pizza dough with flavorful  tomato sauce topped with various vegetables and meat.

Buon Giorno Cafe and Bistro
4 Cliff House
Tagaytay City, Cavite

I will definitely go back for another food trip!  I think all the restaurants we tried deserves a thumbs and toes up! :)  I enjoyed all the dishes!

Any other good restaurants that I must try if I go back to Tagaytay?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. Omg this is really mouthwatering, I've been wanting to go to Phillipines!

  2. Hi Ms. Nikki! If you want Vietnamese food in Tagaytay, go to Bawai's! Super good! :) Or you can also check out Chateau Hestia! Fusion of food naman dun :)

  3. HAHA! I also miss the baked potatoes now :)

  4. This is food porn at its finest! The pasta, baked potatoes and baby back ribs. Time to grab brunch now! :)

  5. Thank you for providing me with my weekend drool-fest!

  6. I love the ribs at Hawaiian BBQ. :-) Fall-off-the-bone goodness, right? :-)

  7. Nikki, have you tried Bag of Beans in Tagaytay? I've read that you love coffee (caffeine addict here! haha), and loove Kapeng Barako there. :)

  8. Marcia Adams tops my list of Tagaytay restaurants. Super delicious food and the ambiance takes you to a different place talaga.

    Buon Giorno is my second favorite. It's where we always go for breakfast.

    Grabe, when you're in Tagaytay, tataba ka talaga! Lots of good restaurants to try and the weather is just so perfect for sleeping after eating. Haha!


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