Don Juan Tamad Restaurant: Exotic, Ihaw-Ihaw and Warming Dishes On a Chilly Lazy Night (Tagaytay City)

Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines

During an overnight staycation in Tagaytay City, my companions brought me to Don Juan Tamad Restaurant

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It was located at the corner of Aguinaldo Highway and Magallanes Drive.  Although it is a corner lot, it's front is covered by signages and tarpaulin so you'll hardly notice that it's there.  You can enter either from this side...

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or this side which is more convenient coming from the parking area.

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I was amazed at how beautiful and huge it is in the inside.  It's like a secret club or havenGiven the natural chilly weather of Tagaytay plus this set up, your dining experience will surely be relaxing.  That's what Don Juan Tamad is all about... enjoying a chilly lazy night... a slow-life which you can rarely have when you're in the busy city.

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It's has private rooms, bars and hut or kubo style dining set up.  There were a lot of foreigners from asians such as Korean to westerners.  At late hours, there are live bands.  Diners can also volunteer to sing with the band as back out. 

Exotic Foods & Pica Pica
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Kalderetang Kambing (330 php)
The dishes here are interesting especially the exotic onesThe Kalderetang Kambing is goat stew.  It is a bit sweetened.  The meat was tender enough.

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Tapang Kabayo (310 php)
 The Fried Mountain Range Horse Meat is peppery and a bit tough to chew.  After a while, I got the hang of it.

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Adobong Baboy Damo (355 php)
I liked the Adobong Baboy Damo the most.  My only dislike would be that it had so many bones that there are smaller portions of meat left.

Quick-Serve Best-Seller List
Beef Bulalo M (340 php)
The Beef Bulalo is served warm so it was really comforting to drink at such chilly night.  It was very tasty too!  Sarap!

Don Juan Beef Pares Beef Soup Special (115 php)
The Don Juan Beef Pares Beef Soup Special is one of the most flavorful and chunky pares I've encountered.  So good!
crispy tawilis
Crispy Fried Tawilis (140 php/8 pcs.)
I'm not very picky with the establishment when it comes to
Crispy Fried Tawilis.  All restaurants here in Tagaytay seem to know the technique of cooking it right.  I've tried buying fresh tawilis in Fisher Mall and I always end up frying an uncrispy one. =(

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Don Juan Tamad offers one of the most relaxing places to dine in Tagaytay.  I really love the native kubo non-intimidating and fun atmosphere.  The food is also delicious!  It's also convenient that it's open 24/7 so it's also a great breakfast place.  But for me, best time to go is at night because of the enchanting lights and fun entertainment.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Don Juan Tamad Restaurant Menu
Ambiance Menu 1 | Menu 2
=Favorites or Recommended 
Don Juan Tamad Restaurant
Business Address No. 1 Magallanes Drive, Aguinaldo Highway corner Magallanes Drive, Maharlika East, Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines
Business Hours 24 hours
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 150-1,000
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (046)483-BEER
Other  Website
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