Driving up to Tagaytay soon? We recently discovered this quaint cafe and restaurant along Sta. Rosa- Tagaytay National Road in Silang, Cavite. Rekados Cafe and Restaurante serves local Filipino dishes with Spanish culinary influence. The place is a great stopover any time of the day, as Rekados offers a variety of dishes perfect for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Since we were off for a weekend staycation at Wilson's Place in Tagaytay, we decided to have our late lunch/early dinner at Rekados.
We instantly fell in love with the restaurant's ambiance and interiors. The brick walls, old-fashioned lamps, and vintage decors successfully give off a classic and nostalgic vibe, while the modern lights hanging from the ceiling gave a nice contrast to the homey atmosphere. We also took notice of the unique tables equipped with some old-school sewing machine foot pedals.
Moving on with the food, we got an appetizer of Rekado's Squid Ala Vinaigrette (P185)- grilled tender squid served in a sweet and savory vinaigrette sauce.
The Spanish Sardines Pizza (P225) was a super thin crusted pizza topped with Spanish sardines, bell pepper, olives, onions and cheese. If you like thin crust pizzas like me, then you should try Rekado's pizza.
Paella Negra (P495)
Now this was the highlight of our visit. A must-try at Rekados Cafe is their Paella Negra served in a medium-sized paellera good for sharing. It was a simple dish of squid ink paella, topped with squid rings, bell peppers and aioli sauce. Each spoonful was moist and tasty, even non-rice lovers will enjoy this dish!
As if the weather in Tagaytay was not enough to cool us down, we curiously tried Rekados's Ampaw Frappucino (P115). It was creamy and not-so-sweet, with an interesting hint of puffed rice flavor. On the other hand, their fizzy House Bend Iced Tea (P45) kept our thirst quenched all throughout the meal.
Rekados Cafe and Restaurante also offers Solo Meals served with rice and iced tea.
Mixed Seafoods Saute (P265)- seafoods sauteed in white wine and butter
Prawns Ala Parillada (P345)- pan-fried tiger prawns in lemon butter sauce
Lastly, Rekados' Choco Turon ala Mode (P95) pays tribute to the classic Filipino dessert and snack of deep-fried banana rolls with chocolate, and a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Rekados Cafe and Restaurante Menu:
Be sure to drop by the Gatas Station where you can buy fresh milk and other milk products.
Balai Pasalubong, another store within the compound of Rekados, sells local delicacies and snacks, like this box of strawberry and blueberry tarts. They also sell buko pie and other pasalubong favorites.
Rekados Cafe and Restaurante
Sta. Rosa- Tagaytay National Road, Brgy. Pasong Langka, SIlang Cavite
Tel num: 0917-545-5421
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/rekadoscafeandrestaurante