28.5.07

Tagaytay RESTOs

Reviews for Taj of Tagaytay...mukhang ok ditong kumaen at medyo mura pa....

Next na may manlibre (hehe) isa suggest ko to,,,

Never been into an authentic Indian resto though but as usual, I crave trying everything...

TAJ OF TAGAYTAY: Great Indian Cuisine 2,500 feet above sea level

Review 1 by torresterdan

The food is excelent, authentic indian. We love their bestseller: mutton biryani, rogan josh and mutton masala. Location is majestic as it has the view of the mountain ridges/ranges, golf courses on the right and the Taal lake and volcano on the left side-unlike other Tagaytay restaurants which only have one side view. It's nearer to Batangas beaches than the rest of the other restaurants. Though haven't tried it, they also have complete spa and hotel rooms. downstairs. Try this establishment, it's worth the trip. If you have a big appetite, order the mutton biryani which is already good for two and also their chicken curry. But this is a very important reminder or tip: order a starter or appetizer like vegetable or chicken samosa while you wait since they prepare their food fresh and cook thier special basmati rice for a minimum of 30-minutes. Before i forget, order their bestseller bread-ROTI CHANAI. I will attest to this specially if you love indian cuisine/delicacies this is one best part of this restaurant. You can smell the aroma as it is being delivered to your table. If you'll originate from Manila, it is about 700 meter after Tagaytay Zoo (half-way point). From Nasugbu, its around 3km after Splendido

Theme: Indian

Price: less than US$10 »

Comparison: about average

Address: 5059 Aguinaldo Highway Laurel, Metro-Tagaytay

Phone: +639198216931/ +63916-9364219

Directions: If you're from Manila, it's about 700 meter after Tagaytay Zoo (half-way point). From Nasugbu, its around 3km after Splendido

Review 2 by virtual tourist

Just having our regular Tagaytay weekend trip & trying to reach farther than we used to go, we tried to reach Splendido further down south when we chanced upon this newly opened indian restaurant called Andanita TAJ of Tagaytay. When we stopped by we were greeted by a very groovy indian music & their welcoming staff said, "Namaste!". Probably a 'welcome' in India. The moment we stepped in inside the restaurant, I instantly craved for food as we smelled the curry and masala sauce-very,very stimulating. Nootime, we ordered right away Rose Milk, Rose Sharbat and Sweet Lassi! Very refreshing. We ordered the bestseller of the house: Roti Chanai, Mutton Biryani, Rogan Josh, Shahi Paneer, and Chicken Curry. Needless to say we were so full after munching all of it as indian foods are heavy and filling.

But we were tempted by the dessert: Gulabjamun & Kulfi (Indian ice cream) so everybody ordered one. The waiter was persuading us to order Gajar Halwa, it is some kind of indian carrot pudding but when the rest of the group heard Carrot as dessert-nobody ordered it except me. But i let everybody tasted some & were quite surprised that they never expected it to be good tasting. By the way it has fresh milk that you pour into it before having a bite. A fellow caucasian customer overheard us & said that if you want to know the authenticity of an indian restaurant, they should have a very good tasting Gajar Halwa. And so-there's the verdict!

By the way, the same waiter who persuaded me to buy the Gajar Halwa was so friendly & talked about the establishment & said TAJ has hotel rooms also downstairs with indian-mediterranean motifs. He was so detailed even as to the names of the rooms. Their presidential room is called 'The Maharashtra Suite' -a huge 75sqm indian themed room. They also have a spa called Green Mountain Spa. I tried their Philippine Hilot & tell you it was one of the best. The view also is fantastic. Food alone, this establishment is already highly recommendable. Try also their rooms & spa. Mutton Biryani, Mutton Masala, Roti Chanai

Theme: Indian

Price: less than US$10 »

Comparison: about average

Address: 5059 Aguinaldo Highway, Laurel Metro-Tagaytay

Phone: +63916-9364219/ +63927-7114247

Directions: From Manila thru SLEX, you use either Santa Rosa or ABI-Greenfield exits & straight to Silang. Once you reached Aguinaldo Hiway, turn right going to Rotunda/Crossing Mendez & you will pass by Tagaytay Zoo.After that it's only a few hundred meters away.

Website:
www.tagaytaytaj.com

CARLO'S PIZZA: Only two branches in the Philippines (Tagaytay and Baguio SM) as far as I know

Try their Pizza Messicana if you love the kick of jalapeƱo spice or the Quatro Formaggi, their own version of Four-Cheese pizza - a combo of BLUEEE CHEESSE yeah!, parmesan, cheddar and mozarella. Affordable, non-oily, crunchy, thin crust pizza!!!!! Tsalap! Kaso bawal sakin ang sobrang dami. But with its great taste and ultra crunchy bread, I would die if I can't eat a single slice of this...

Their Tagaytay branch overlooks the Taal lake thus it is inviting to eat at their patio during the day. On the other hand, if you are in Baguio, might as well call the resto first to order then have it either delivered at your place or suffer the very slow service. The Baguio branch is atop the SM City Mall. But hey all in all it is worth the wait man!

Theme: Italian

Price: less than US$10 »

Comparison: average

Address: Aguinaldo Highway Laurel, Metro-Tagaytay

Phone: 41204130-707

Directions: If you're from Manila, exit to Sta. Rosa. It's a mere 30 minutes from this exit. The pizza shop is right along Aguinaldo Hiway.

1 comment:

jeni said...

Hi! I believe there's also Carlo's Pizza in BF Paranaque :)