Tagaytay & Lake Taal restaurants

Top Choice International in Tagaytay & Lake Taal


One of the finest restaurants in the country, this upscale French-Euro-Filipino eatery offers the chance to rub elbows with politicians and oligarchs over delightfully presented dishes from foie-gras raclette to roa…
Top Choice Bakery in Tagaytay & Lake Taal

Bag of Beans

Dine among hanging angel's trumpets, begonias and other exotic flowering plants on the garden patio of this superb bakery-restaurant specialising in English-style pies, breakfasts, quality coffee and scrumptious des…
Top Choice Buffet in Tagaytay & Lake Taal

Sonya’s Garden

One of Tagaytay’s most beloved restaurants serves up famous buffet lunches and dinners. It features homemade pasta, fresh bread, desserts and produce grown organically in a sprawling garden that practically envelops…
Top Choice Diner in Tagaytay & Lake Taal

Red Bus

The coolest place to dine in Tagaytay is on a stool outside the red Kombi van just east of the rotunda. The Red Bus diner specialises in burgers (try the wasabi burger), but also does burritos, quesadillas and nacho…
Top Choice Filipino in Tagaytay & Lake Taal


Views don’t come much better than those at Josephine, a long-running favourite with huge convex windows providing spectacular lake panoramas. It's well known for its weekend buffet breakfast (P255) and lunch (P450) …
Filipino in Tagaytay & Lake Taal

Mahogany Market

Mahogany Market, with its undercover produce market and whiffy meat market, is the place to sample inexpensive regional dishes. Upstairs from the meat market you'll find a string of food stalls serving the local spe…
Filipino in Tagaytay & Lake Taal


Leslie's is the most famous of several large Filipino inahaw (grill) restaurants along the central ridge where you can sample tawili and bulalo. The standard servings are intended for groups of three to 10, which do…
International in Tagaytay & Lake Taal

Dreamland Cafe

Part gallery, part cafe and part bar, Dreamland is a cruisy dining experience with world music playing, cushions on the floor and the menu on a mini surfboard. Filipino rice dishes are complemented by wings, pasta a…
Cafe in Tagaytay & Lake Taal

Java Jazz Cafe

This vibrant little cafe and gallery does good breakfasts, sandwiches, pizza, Filipino coffee and light lunches. There are three basic but good-value double rooms down below (fan/air-con P980/1400 including breakfas…
Fast Food in Tagaytay & Lake Taal


This Tagaytay institution is fast food with a difference, renowned for its cheap and tasty vegie mushroom burgers (as well chicken and rice dishes). It’s 300m west of Taal Vista Hotel.