Tagaytay is a top tourist destination in the Philippines because of its cool climate. Its proximity from Metro Manila also makes it a favorite weekend destination among travelers and tourists seeking for a quick weekend getaway. Aside from Tagaytay's tourist spots and attractions, it is a "food haven", with its many restaurants, cafes and farms offering a wide array of food options. When it comes to food, Tagaytay offers a lot of dining places that will surely stimulate your taste buds. So if you're looking for good places to dine, where to eat and what to eat in Tagaytay City, check out these restaurants, cafes and food stalls.
Where to Eat: Mahogany Market
Mahogany Market is famous for its food stalls selling bulalo, fruits stands and locally grown vegetables. Many restaurants in Tagaytay City serve bulalo but the one's in Mahogany Market remains the talk of the visitors. For me, this is the best place to eat bulalo in Tagaytay.
Location: Mahogany Ave, Brgy. Kaybagal South, Tagaytay City, Cavite
What to Eat: Bulalo and exotic dishes like bull testicle, tripe and intestines
Store Hours: Open daily from morning until 6:00 PM
Where to Eat: Mushroom Burger
This is a fast food chain in Tagaytay where mushroom is the main ingredient. An ideal dining place for vegetarians!
Location: Km. 60, Brgy. Kaybagal Tagaytay, Philippines (walking distance from Sky Ranch, Taal Vista Hotel and Casino Filipino)
What to Eat: Mushroom Burger
Store Hours: Monday-Sunday – 7:30 am to 11:00 pm
Telephone Number: (+6346) 483-1330
Where to Eat: Tower Ground Bulalohan
Tower Ground is one of the favorite Bulalo stops in Aguinaldo Highway going to Tagaytay. It offers an alfresco dining restaurant experience with a nice view of Taal Volcano.
Location: Aguinaldo hi-way, Sambong, Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines
What to Eat: Bulalo (400 pesos per serving, good for 3-4 persons)
Store Hours: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Where to Eat: Loumars Cafe, Pies and Tarts
A store/cafe in Tagaytay best known for their “Buko Pie Crumble”. It's a perfect pasalubong before leaving the city.
Location: Olivarez Plaza, Tagaytay City, Cavite (across Jollibee)
What to Eat:Buko Pie and Tarts
Store Hours: Open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Telephone Number: 0919 783 8853
Where to Eat: Taza Fresh Table Restaurant
Taza Fresh Table Restaurant in Taal Vista Hotel (Check Rates Online) promises to serve their guests fresh and delectable dishes. It is farm-to-table inspired restaurant that showcases the local produce, meats, veggies and seafood from around the country and from Taal Vista Hotel's own garden. It offers an alfresco dining restaurant experience with a nice view of Taal Volcano.
FULL RESTAURANT REVIEW: Taza Fresh Table Restaurant at Taal Vista Hotel
Taza Fresh Table RestaurantAddress: Taal Vista Hotel (Check rates online),
Kilometer 50, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City 4120
Contact Numbers: +632 917-8225, 63 46 413-100, +63 917 809-1254
- Monday to Sunday - Brunch (7:00 AM to 3:00 PM)
- Monday, Wednesday to Saturday - Dinner (6:00 PM to 10:00 PM)
- Sunday - Dinner (5:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
ALSO READ: Taal Vista Hotel (Hotel Review)
Where to Eat: Rowena's Pasalubong Haus and Restaurant Tagaytay
A restaurant and pasalubong center famous for their apple tarts. I love that their tarts has a distinct flavor and not overpowered by sweetness. Don't miss to bring home some of Rewena's Tarts when visiting Tagayaty City.
Rowena's Pasalubong Haus and Restaurant TagaytayAddress: #152 Brgy Francisco, Tagaytay City, Philippines
Contact Numbers: (+046) 483 0129 / +63920 9080318
Operation Hours: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
Where to Eat: Lake Café Restaurant
Lake Café Restaurant is The Lake Hotel Tagaytay (Check rates online)'s in-house all-day dining restaurant. offers a wide variety of local and international cuisines, vegetarian specialties, delectable pastries, unique concoctions of drinks, while guests enjoy a breathtaking view of Taal Lake and Volcano.
The Lake Hotel TagaytayAddress: Km.58, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Highway,
Brgy. Maharlika East, Tagaytay City, Cavite, 4120 Philippines
Telephone Numbers: (+632) 584-4470; +63-917-593-9431; (046) 413 4680
ALSO READ: The Lake Hotel Tagaytay (Hotel Review)
Where to Eat: Amacena Restaurant
Amacena by Chef Luigi Muchlach is a lovely restaurant at One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites(Check rates online) that features chic and contemporary space, chill ambiance and relaxing interiors. It can accommodate up to 40 guests, with a lovely private room for 10 people ideal for corporate meetings and intimate family gatherings. Amacena serves an array of delectable comfort food and fusion dishes. The dishes they offer are a bit pricey, but they are really good and the serving is good for sharing.
One Tagaytay Place Hotel and SuitesAddress: Barrio Sungay, Tagaytay City, Cavite, 4120 Philippines
Telephone Numbers: +(63 2) 584-4111 / 477-7111
ALSO READ: One Tagaytay Place Hotel and Suites, Tagaytay City (Hotel Review)
Where to Eat: Veranda Restaurant
Veranda Restaurant is Taal Vista Hotel's all-day dining restaurant. Set in the manicured gardens of Taal Vista Hotel, Veranda Restaurant offers guests with not just good food but also with an unrivaled views of the iconic Taal Volcano and Taal Lake. It is open daily from 6:00 AM to 10:30 AM for Breakfast, 12:00 NN to 3:00 PM for Lunch and 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM for dinner. Lunch buffet is at PHP 1,000 from Monday to Friday and PHP 1,350 during weekends. Dinner buffet is at PHP 1,350 and is available every Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is also open for non-hotel guests. So, even if you're not checked-in at Taal Vista Hotel, you can still dine at Veranda Restaurant and savor their sumptuous dishes.
Taal Vista Hotel TagaytayAddress: Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City 4120, Philippines
Contact Numbers: +63 (2) 917-8225 | +63 (46) 413-1000 | +63 (917) 809-1254 (mobile)
ALSO READ: Veranda Restaurant at Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City (Review)
There are still a lot of awesome dining places in Tagaytay City. Feel free to comment below for your suggestions. Happy eating!
Where to Stay in Tagaytay City?
- Taal Vista Hotel Tagaytay
- Summit Ridge Hotel Tagaytay
- One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites
- The Lake Hotel Tagaytay
How to Get to Tagaytay City from Manila
By Public Transportation: There are buses stationed at the Southwest Integrated Provincial Bus Terminal in Uniwide Coastal Mall, Parañaque City that are bound for Tagaytay City. Check on airconditioned and non-airconditioned buses that are labeled "Mendez, Tagaytay or Nasugbu" such as Lorna Express, DLTB Co., San Agustin, Erjohn Almark and BSC Bus. Travel time is about 2 hours and fare is around 90 - 120 pesos.
By Private Car: You can drive to Tagaytay via the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). Or you may drive via Aguinaldo Hi-way passing through Cavite towns of Bacoor, Imus, Dasmariñas and Silang. Tagaytay is the town next to the municipality of Silang.
For more Tourist Spots and Attractions in Tagaytay, click HERE.
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