Abagatan ti Manila, Alfonso & Their Unique Ilocano-Inspired Menu!

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Last Updated: March 21, 2024

Abagatan ti Manila

Abagatan ti Manila Alfonso

NOTE: The reviews on this page are genuine and unbiased, without any influence or sponsorship from Abagatan ti Manila owners and management to promote the establishment.


Online Ratings: 4.5 ⭐️ out of 390+ Reviews


Quality of Food
Value for Money
Design & Ambiance

Introduction: Abagatan ti Manila – Alfonso, Cavite

If you’re searching for a tranquil retreat away from the bustling city, Abagatan ti Manila Garden Restaurant in Alfonso, Cavite, offers a serene escape surrounded by nature’s beauty. Located just miles away from the center of Tagaytay, Abagatan ti Manila is not just a restaurant but also a place to unwind and enjoy good food in a peaceful setting.

Abagatan ti Manila Hotel and Restaurant

You can locate their Garden restaurant inside the Abagatan ti Manila Hotel area. The hotel’s name “Abagatan ti,” which translates to “South of” in Ilocano, signifying “South of Manila.”

Interestingly, the restaurant came into existence by chance. Initially, it was a part of the hotel’s interior. However, when the pandemic struck in 2020, the hotel management needed to set up outdoor dining to adhere to the health guidelines. This led to the creation of the Garden Restaurant, which has been serving customers ever since.


Ambiance: A Place for Nature Lovers

We took a drive to Tagaytay for a coffee break and headed straight to Starbucks Twin Lakes. As lunchtime approached, we wanted to find a nearby spot for a quick brunch. While checking the map, we unexpectedly came across Abagatan ti Manila, just a short drive from Twin Lakes.

The ambiance at Abagatan ti Manila Garden Restaurant is best described as rustic and charming. As you enter, you’ll be greeted by a lush garden with well-maintained foliage that creates a calming atmosphere. The outdoor seating area is perfect for those who want to dine amidst nature, with wooden tables and chairs that blend seamlessly with the environment.

The place is filled with lush greenery and encircled by trees. In the middle, or just a short stroll away, there’s a human-made pond where ducks paddle about. You can even step onto a floating platform to get closer for better photo opportunities.

While the hotel and restaurant are expanding to serve more customers, it’s great that they’re preserving the tranquility and natural beauty that makes them unique.

Abagatan ti Manila Menu

Abagatan ti Manila Garden Restaurant offers a diverse menu that caters to various tastes. Their menu includes Filipino and international dishes, making it a versatile dining destination. From classic Filipino comfort food to international favorites, there’s something for everyone.

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Price: Is it wallet-friendly?

One of the remarkable aspects of Abagatan ti Manila is its affordability. Despite the serene ambiance and the quality of food, the prices remain reasonable, making it accessible to a wide range of diners. You won’t have to break the bank to enjoy a satisfying meal at this restaurant.

Abagatan ti Manila Complimentary bread
Abagatan ti Manila Complimentary Leche Flan

Taste of Food: Yum or Nay?

When it comes to the taste of the food, Abagatan ti Manila Garden Restaurant does not disappoint. They take pride in their well-prepared dishes that are both delicious and satisfying. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty Filipino meal or a savory international dish, you can expect flavors that will leave you coming back for more.

In general, the food is tasty. My friends enjoyed it and found it quite distinct in flavor. Personally, I thought it was a tad salty, but it’s packed with flavor, so you might end up having extra rice with dishes like these.

Abagatan ti Manila Seafood Marinara Pasta
Seafood Marinara Pasta | P470
Abagatan ti Manila
Tuna Ginataan | P450

Specialties: Ilocano Cuisine

When you take a peek at their menu, you’ll notice that their special dishes are all about Ilocano flavors, highlighting Longganisa Vigan, Pinakbet, and Bagnet.

They put a unique spin on these Ilocano ingredients, making them the star players not only in traditional dishes but also in unexpected items like pizza, sisig, and other beloved Filipino meals.

Abagatan ti Manila
Longganisa Sisig | P450
Abagatan ti Manila
Binagoongang Bagnet | P490
Abagatan ti Manila
Ensaladang Talong | P280

Conclusion: Would we recommend Abagatan ti Manila?

Abagatan ti Manila Garden Restaurant in Alfonso, Cavite, offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. With its serene ambiance, diverse menu, affordable prices, and delicious food, it has become a hidden gem in the heart of Cavite. Whether you’re a local resident or a traveler exploring the region, Abagatan ti Manila is a place where you can savor good food in a peaceful setting. So, the next time you find yourself in Alfonso, make sure to drop by Abagatan ti Manila and experience the beauty of nature and the flavors of the Philippines in one unforgettable visit.

Contact information

📞 Contact Number: 0917 855 4446

📍Address & Location: Amuyong-Kaytitinga Road, Alfonso, 4120 Cavite

🌐 Website: Abagatan Hotels

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