Where to Eat in Tagaytay - Tagaytay Food Trip

Where to Eat in Tagaytay: 7 Must Visit Tagaytay Food Trip

Tagaytay is the perfect destination for a food trip. The cool weather and the surrounding nature and farms enhance the flavors of Tagaytay’s famous dishes. 

Where to Eat in Tagaytay - Food Trip Tagaytay
Where to Eat in Tagaytay – Food Trip Tagaytay

Bulalo, of course, is at the top of the list – the meat is made even more tender by slow cooking in its own broth. 

Another must-try is Tagaytay’s crispy tawilis, a tiny fish caught freshly from Taal Lake. 

Whether you’re opting for sit-down meals or grabbing some snacks at one of the nearby roadside eateries, Tagaytay definitely won’t disappoint when it comes to satisfying your taste buds.

So if you’re planning your next food trip, add Tagaytay to your list of must-visit destinations. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Farmer’s Table Tagaytay

Farmer’s Table is a must-try when visiting Tagaytay. It is a full al fresco restaurant that offers fresh farm-to-table cuisine in a beautiful garden setting. 

The food is fresh and flavorful, and the atmosphere is perfect for a relaxing meal. 

It is located inside Nurture Wellness Village and Spa. The restaurant overlooks the village’s gardens, pools, and green spaces. 

Farmer’s Table Tagaytay
Photo from Farmer’s Table Tagaytay Facebook Page

They are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Lunch is the busiest time, but they recommend you visit during breakfast or late afternoons when the weather cools. 

The restaurant is also pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend along for a meal. 

As for parking, they have a lot of parking in front, and their satellite lot is nearby with a free shuttle service.

The bestsellers are the Hothouse Crispy Cauliflower and Broccoli, all of the pizzas (especially Margherita and Butcher’s Best), California Style Lemon Garlic Chicken, Lechon Kawali, Bone Marrow Bulalo, Pancit Hacienda, Mr. Jones Tapa, and Jackfruit Sans Rival.

Bone Marrow Bulalo, Margherita Pizza, Hothouse Crispy Cauliflower and Broccoli - Farmer’s Table Tagaytay Best sellers
Bone Marrow Bulalo, Margherita Pizza, Hothouse Crispy Cauliflower and Broccoli – Farmer’s Table Tagaytay

If you’re a vegan, don’t worry, they have something for you. 

They have three vegan menu items: Kale Caesar’s Salad, Hothouse Crispy Cauliflower & Broccoli (minus the bleu cheese dip), and bun-less Plant-Based Burger.

Farmer’s Table does get full every day, so they recommend reserving ahead. However, walk-ins are always welcome.

Farmer’s Table Tagaytay

Store Hours: Open Daily

7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Address: Nurture Wellness Village 7310 Pulong Sagingan, Tagaytay

Contact Number: +63 905 387 7993

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/farmerstabletagaytay

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/farmerstabletagaytay

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/jTGvyaU3XadosCmM9

Girasol Tagaytay

Girasol Tagaytay is a must-visit for anyone looking for a truly unique dining experience. 

It offers wonderful comfort cuisine that is local and internationally inspired selection. 

Girasol Tagaytay
Photo from Girasol Tagaytay Facebook Page

Their menu is gourmet and every day, making it the perfect place for any occasion. 

Girasol is a restaurant, an events place, a Bed & Breakfast, and Wine Cellar. 

In addition to its excellent food, Girasol also has a wine cellar. The cellar is home to a selection of the finest wines, all carefully chosen to pair with Girasol’s dishes. 
Girasol allows small pets in their veranda area provided that they follow the restaurant’s guidelines: 

  • Your pet must be with you at all times.
  • Cats and dogs must be either:
    • In a leash with a diaper or
    • In a cage, carrier bag, or pet stroller.
  • Your pet has updated rabies shots (if applicable).
  • Other pets, such as exotic pets, must be kept in their cage.
Salmon Saffron, Beef Kare-Kare, Pressed Belly of Pork from Girasol Tagaytay Bestsellers
Salmon Saffron, Beef Kare-Kare, Pressed Belly of Pork from Girasol Tagaytay Page

The bestsellers are Bulalo, Beef Kare-Kare, Garlic Soy Pata, Salmon Saffron, Pressed Belly of Pork, Prawn Risotto, and Oven Roasted Chicken.

You can refer to their vegan and vegetarian options menu for vegans and vegetarians. 

Girasol Tagaytay

Store Hours: Open Daily

7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Address: Aguinaldo (Tagaytay-Nasugbu) highway, Alfonso, Cavite. 

Contact Number: +63 921 924 7920 or  +63 917 834 3469

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/girasoltagaytay

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girasoltagaytay/

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/ePNxAU8bGAmJmGhj9

Marcia Adams’ Restaurant

Marcia Adams’ Restaurant is a must-visit restaurant located on the boundary of Tagaytay and Alfonso. 

Marcia Adams specializes in home-cooked Mediterranean cuisine, and the restaurant has several dining areas with different Mediterranean influences.

Marcia Adams’ Restaurant
Photo from Marcia Adams’ Restaurant Facebook Page

Marcia Adams sources the best ingredients available, and some of the items on the menu are seasonal.

The bestsellers are Italian Pork Chop, Certified Angus Steak, Chicken Kebabs in Cumin and Yoghurt, Beef Tenderloin and Bacon Kebabs, and Aromatic Pork.

If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, their menu is limited. Here are some of the suggestions you can order: Hummus with whole wheat tortilla, Baba Ghanoush with whole wheat tortilla, Moorish Salad, Ratatouille, Ai Funghi Pasta, Fried Bananas with Port Wine Dip

The best time to visit Marcia Adams is during golden hour; fewer guests come during that time, so the ambiance and lighting are perfect for taking shots.

Marcia Adams’ Restaurant Facebook Page
Photo from Marcia Adams’ Restaurant Facebook Page

Marcia Adams is also pet-friendly. They have various garden dining areas that are pet-friendly, so you can bring your well-behaved furry friend with you.

Reminders for elders and PWD, there is a slope going down to the restaurant. The hill is not very PWD or elderly-friendly. What they do is they have them assisted by their dining staff – sometimes carrying them in their wheelchairs.

They are a garden restaurant, so they have mountain mosquitos between 4:30-6pm. Don’t worry; they give out citronella sprays and light incense to repel them.

Please note that they close early on Fridays (6pm) and the whole day every Saturday as a religious observance. It’s best to call/text to check availability, as they are sometimes fully booked or closed for maintenance.

Marcia Adams’ Restaurant

Store Hours: 

Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Friday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (with lunch time slots at 10am, 12nn and 2:30pm)

Saturday: CLOSED

Last call for orders is 2 hours before closing time.

Address: Brgy. Sikat (boundary between Tagaytay and Alfonso)

Contact Number: +63 917-801-1456 

Email: [email protected] (Reservation)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarciaAdamsResto

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marciasresto/

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/GAHBHJApiWcRrz5K6

Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant

Tagaytay is an oasis for foodies, with delectable dishes from seemingly ordinary places. 

Such is the case with the charming Lime and Basil Thai restaurant that opened its farm gates in Alfonso, Cavite, in 2009. 

Initially meant to be a vacation/rest house, it transformed into one of the most visited stops in Tagaytay and Metro Tagaytay. 

Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant
Photo from Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant Facebook Page

Today, it has three branches: Alfonso Cavite, Tagaytay Highlands Country Club, and Baguio. 

What’s more impressive is that it has earned recognition from Philippine Tatler’s Dining list for two years in 2020 and 2022. 

The restaurant takes great pride in presenting flavorful, fresh Thai-inspired cuisine, sourcing herbs from the garden they kept just for them. 

Knowing how essential quality ingredients are to bring out Thai food’s explosive flavor profile, they never compromise on quality. This characteristic keeps patrons returning time and again.

Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant in Tagaytay is open daily from 7am to 10pm. It offers plenty of parking with 20 slots in the main parking lot and 6 reserved slots up front. 

They also welcome your furry companions – so you can bring your pet when you visit. 

Crispy Pork Red Curry, Tom Yum Goong, and Salted Egg Fried Chicken from Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant Page
Crispy Pork Red Curry, Tom Yum Goong, and Salted Egg Fried Chicken from Instagram Page

The bestsellers are Fresh Spring Rolls, Yam Som O (Pomelo Salad), Tom Yum Goong (Hot and Sour Soup), Crispy Pork Red Curry, and Salted Egg Fried Chicken.

They also offer vegan/vegetarian versions of most dishes for those who prefer plant-based cuisine. However, it’s best to make a reservation as seats tend to fill up quickly – especially on weekends. 

They encourage customers to reserve seats due to limited availability on weekends.

Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant

Store Hours: Open Daily

7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Address: 9014 J.Rizal St. Brgy. Sikat, Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines

Contact Number: +63 915 627 6393

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/limeandbasilalfonso

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/limeandbasil_alfonso/

Website: https://www.limeandbasil.net/

Google Maps: https://g.page/limeandbasil_alfonso?share

Char’s Garden Cafe and Restaurant

Tagaytay is home to an array of fantastic restaurants. However, Char’s Garden Cafe stands out for its excellent Filipino food. 

Conveniently located near Little Souls, it’s easy to find, and the service you’ll receive is top-notch. The staff are well trained and always willing to help. 

Char’s Garden Cafe and Restaurant
Photo from Char’s Garden Cafe and Restaurant Facebook Page

The atmosphere is particularly inviting and relaxed, with lots of flowers and trees allowing the fresh Tagaytay wind to envelop you during your meal. 

The café serves lutong bahay dishes at affordable prices from breakfast to dinner. 

Guests typically recommend trying the flavorful sinigang, bulalo and sisig, which have been cooked perfectly – making this an ideal option for a home-cooked Filipino meal experience.

Their best sellers include Crispy Bagnet, Kare-Kare, Sinigang na Baka, Pinakbet with Bagnet, and Sizzling Tofu & Mushroom.

Char’s Garden Café in Tagaytay is an oasis nestled right at the heart of the city, and it offers some of the best lutong bahay you can find. With a combination of great taste, affordable prices, and a garden ambiance that can surely relax your senses, it is no wonder this place is visited by locals and tourists alike. 

Dinakdakan, Crispy Bagnet, Kare-Kare
Dinakdakan, Crispy Bagnet, Kare-Kare – Photos from Char’s Garden Cafe and Restaurant Facebook

Aside from a selection of classic Filipino favorites, they also offer vegan/vegetarian dishes such as fried lumpiang gulay, tofu and mushroom, tofu sisig, and tofu and mushroom kare kare. 

They even allow pets in the restaurant, so pet owners need not worry about leaving Bantay alone at home! 

There are only 18 parking slots available, so come early to avoid long queues. 

It’s open daily from 7AM to 8PM, so come and experience great food and a fantastic atmosphere.

Make sure to bring insect repellent since Tagaytay can be quite buggy around dusk.

Char’s Garden Cafe and Restaurant

Store Hours: Open Daily

7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Address: Enrile st. Brgy. Patutong Malaki South, Tagaytay City

Contact Number: +63 906 536 3228 or +63 998 182 5945

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charsgardencafe

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charsgardencafetagaytay/

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/vnCs21hdLumuwiTq5

Josephine Restaurant Tagaytay

Josephine Restaurant in Tagaytay has a cozy ambiance that’s perfect for enjoying the breathtaking view of the Taal volcano and the hilly landscape. 

Josephine Restaurant Tagaytay
Photo from Josephine Restaurant Tagaytay Facebook Page

The restaurant is well-known for hosting wedding receptions due to its location and delicious Filipino food, which includes truly mouthwatering seafood. 

The staff is attentive and friendly, ensuring guests have all they need to enjoy their meal. 

They serve some of the finest and freshest seafood dishes – and the service was excellent! 

Definitely a must-visit for any seafood enthusiast!

The combination of Tagaytay’s cool climate, clean air, and gorgeous hills makes it a sight to behold – one that I thoroughly enjoyed, along with the mouthwatering foods.

Their bestsellers are Bulalo Soup, Grilled Assorted Seafood, Josephine’s Fried Chicken, Crispy Kare-Kare, and Mutya ng Cavite.

Crispy Kare-Kare, Bulalo Soup, Mutya ng Cavita, Josephine Restaurant Tagaytay Bessellers
Crispy Kare-Kare, Bulalo Soup, Mutya ng Cavite- From Josephine Restaurant Tagaytay Page

You’ll find a wide selection of vegan options at Josephine Restaurant in Tagaytay for any foodie. Delicious glazed vegetables, fresh lumpia, and many other dishes can be enjoyed without seafood, chicken, or pork – just let your server know! 

Pets are welcome in their Alfresco area as long as they’re potty trained, so furry family members are not worried about joining the fun! 

Best of all, you can make a reservation during the weekdays and enjoy the beautiful view from Tagaytay, with ample parking provided. Weekends and holidays are operated on a first-come, first-serve basis – ensuring quality time at Josephine Restaurant.

Josephine Restaurant Tagaytay

Store Hours: Open Daily

7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Address: Km. 58, General E Aguinaldo Highway, Maharlika West, Tagaytay City

Contact Number: +63​​ 919 009 2813

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JosephineRestaurantTagaytay

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josephinerestauranttagaytay/

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/FmG7Gxa8KdzH4TTD6

Concha’s Garden Café

For a truly immersive experience, Tagaytay is the place to go! 

Home to Concha’s Garden Café, Tagaytay offers a peaceful and relaxing ambiance that lets one enjoy Spanish and Filipino dishes.

Concha's Garden Café
Photo from Concha’s Garden Café Facebook Page

The décor here is reminiscent of an ancestral house with its peaceful and relaxing ambiance, which further adds to the experience. 

What sets the café apart is its view of the Taal Lake that can be seen from its terrace – thus providing yet another layer of tranquil beauty to your meal. 

Their bestsellers are Okoy, Laoya, Crispy Pata, Spicy Beef Adobo Ribs, and Bangus Sardines in Olive Oil.

Concha's Garden Café Crispy Pata
Crispy Pata from Concha’s Garden Café

For those looking for vegan options, this restaurant has you covered: their current menu provides customers with no-meat alternatives that are just as tasty. At the same time, they plan to launch a dedicated vegan menu sometime next year! 

Meanwhile, their Cliffhouse branch has plenty of parking space with a designated area for PWDs. Yet, it is not pet-friendly due to the restriction by the management. 

Keep in mind that no reservations are accepted here, so it would be better to come early, especially on weekends, before things get peaky.

Concha’s Garden Café

Store Hours: Open Daily

Monday to Friday – 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday – 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Address: Concha’s Garden Cafe – Cliffhouse Tagaytay – KM58 Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Brgy Maharlika East, Tagaytay City

Contact Number: +63 915 850 7945

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConchasGardenCafe/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/conchasgardencafe/

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/oZhrGJknYNjYVgSz5

Tagaytay is definitely the perfect destination for your next food trip. With its cool weather and fresh, mouth-watering dishes, you’ll never go wrong when you visit this charming city.

So what are you waiting for? Plan your trip now and enjoy everything that Tagaytay has to offer!

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