The city of Tagaytay in Cavite is popular not only for its cool weather, but also for its vibrant food scene. There’s an array of restaurants to enjoy – many of which offer a fantastic view of Taal Lake and Volcano. For those who love dipping their hands on festive feasts, the city also houses exceptional buffet restaurants. Luckily, after the city announced its reopening to tourists, a couple of buffet restaurants in Tagaytay have decided to once again open their doors to hungry patrons.
Here are two buffet restaurants you should try on your next trip to the city.
D’ Banquet Bakeshop and Restaurant
This popular joint isn’t just renowned for its toothsome pastries and desserts, but also offers a show-stopping buffet filled with over 20 local comfort food, from lechon kawali to creamy seafood dishes. While the menu rotates every week, you can expect soups, salads, paella rice, pancit, pasta, dishes, desserts, fruits in season, veggies, and homegrown meat and seafood dishes as staples. Drinks are also part of the package. They also feature two of Tagaytay’s most famous dishes: bulalo and tawilis.
The best part? You won’t have to squeeze yourself in a long queue to fill up your plate. Items are served directly to customers. Just order from the staff, and they will hand your orders over to your table – no limits!
Customers here rave about their sisig and lechon kawali, as well as Amira’s pastries, which they bake fresh every day. Can’t get enough of their desserts? Bring some home from the bakeshop on site.
Drop by on weekends for the all-you-can-eat buffet and weekdays for their unli merienda, which features Amira pastries and kakanin. Walk-ins are welcome. However, as a safety precaution, seats are a bit limited, so be sure to make prior reservations especially if you’re going on a weekend. Takeaway is also available via ZomatoPro.
- Address: Aguinaldo Highway cor. Arnoulduz Road 4120 Amadeo, Philippines
- Contact numbers: 09176868473/ 09295150510/ (046) 483 0345
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dbanquettagaytay/
- Operating hours: Unli merienda available from Tuesday to Friday at 2 pm to 4pm; all-you-can-eat buffet available on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 9am. Closed every Monday for sanitation.
- Rates: P199 for unli merienda; P599 for all-you-can eat buffet
One of Taal Vista Hotel’s several dining facilities, Veranda is pretty popular for its extensive, family-friendly menu. Aside from showcasing a range of local specialties, it also offers Western, Asian, and Italian cuisine. There’s even a dedicated kids menu, featuring chicken noodle soup, mac and cheese, spaghetti, sandwiches, homemade fries, breaded pork, nuggets, and fish and chips to their heart’s content. The dessert station is also popular with children, with a DIY halo-halo and ice cream on display. There are also cakes, Nutella pizza, and other desserts to look forward to.
You can take your pick from an assortment of salads, appetizers, and soups to whet your appetite, before proceeding to order pastas or pizzas, or heirloom dishes like bulalo, tawilis, crispy liempo, and their signature sinigang. Asian dishes include nasi goreng, curry, and wanton. For Western favorites, try their chicken Kiev, prawns thermidor, and grilled beef tenderloin.
You can either dine in or dine al-fresco. Either way you’ll have a sweet, up-close view of Taal Lake – something that the hotel has become widely recognized for.
Take out and delivery are offered.
- Address: Taal Vista Hotel, Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay
- Contact number: (02) 7917-8225/ (0917) 809-1254
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TVHVeranda/
- Operating hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm, except Monday (closed for sanitation per city ordinance)
- Rates: P1,200+ exclusive of tax. May be higher on holidays.