This isn’t the first time we’ve been at Taal Vista Hotel. Four years ago, after celebrating Ykaie’s 6th Birthday swimming at Estrellas De Mendoza (Read Part 1 and Part 2 here) in Batangas, we decided to have lunch there on the way home. The food did not disappoint and I told myself that the next time we go back, it’s gonna be with peanutbutter♥ (who was working abroad at the time) and it’s gonna be for a staycation.
Those thoughts were set aside for a long time because things got busy. But last month, we were able to take a break from our busy schedules and spent a relaxing day at Taal Vista Hotel. We arrived famished and just in time for lunch — perfect chance to try the lunch buffet at the Veranda Restaurant while waiting for our room to be ready.
Veranda Restaurant buffet offers a variety of Continental and Filipino heirloom dishes.
It opens up with the bread station, offering different kinds of breads and cold butter plus different kinds of pizzas.
Kids (and kids-at-heart) will be happy to know there’s a Kid’s Station which offers dishes that kids love like Filipino Spaghetti, Chicken Fingers, Twister Fries, and Ham and Cheese Sandwich.
I love that there’s a back to back Salad Station! One side has Filipino Ensaladas like Ensaladang Lato, Ensaladang Puso ng Saging Sa Gata, Ensalaadang Singkamas, Ensaladang Talong, Ensaladang Ampalaya and Ensaladang Bayabas.
It also has a Make Your Own Salad Station.
The other side has the foreign salads: Greek Salad, Marinated Peppers, Ceviche, and a make Your Own Salad Station with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing and Ranch Dressing.
Here’s Ykaie in between the Noodles Station and Pasta Station. She’s waiting for her Carbonara with Bacon Pasta.
My cousin Rome (the one I had posing for me at the Salad Station) couldn’t stop raving about this Crispy Liempo! He said the skin is thick, tasty, and sooo crunchy and the meat as flavorful as the skin.
This Slow Roast US Chuck Roll is tender, juicy, and savory as well.
A solo station for Lumpiang Sariwa and Caesar Salad…
Potato Wedges, Stir-Fried Vegetables, and Bulanglang
Breaded Mixed Seafood, Kare-Kareng Lamang Dagat, Grilled Chicken Teriyaki, and BBQ Beef Ribs
Dessert Chiller and Beside this is the Ice Cream Station
Different kinds of kakanins
Fresh Fruit and Halo-Halo Station
Here’s what I had for lunch: Lumpiang Sariwa and Caesar Salad — so good! I think I went back to get Caesar Salad three times.
Egg Noodles and a plateful of deliciousness
Mango Mousse, panna cotta and a plate of different kinds of kakanin
It was a lunch well-spent. We capped it off with tea and coffee then went to our room for a little bit of siesta. Should you find yourself in Tagaytay looking for a nice place to spend lunch with your family, I suggest you give Veranda Resaurant a try. I promise you won’t regret it.
Breakfast (Daily) ₱950
Lunch (Monday to Friday) ₱1,100
Lunch (Saturday & Sunday) ₱1,350
Dinner (Friday & Saturday) ₱1,350
Veranda Restaurant is located at Ground Floor, Taal Vista Hotel Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City 4120 Philippines