Monday, July 16, 2012

Celina's Cafe and Restaurant at Vista Point Tagaytay

Because of a shorter travel time(only 2hrs), Tagaytay has been my favorite escape from the urban jungle and corporate hubbub without going too far. Not only does the place please my ever quiescent longing for a peace and quiet week-end, the climate is perfect especially for my arctic tendencies, it's cold and winter-like. 

So after doing my week-end vanity trove, sauna at the gym, and hair reborn and foot spa at a salon, I immediately whisked my way out to Tagaytay.

And my sojourn wouldn't be complete without the need to fill my gastronome with good food. So I placed a reservation at Celina's Cafe and Restaurant. The restaurant is from the forerunners of tagaytayweddingsandevents.com, a specialty weddings and events management company based in Tagaytay. 

Located at the Vista Point Complex, the place is just a walk away from Summit Ridge Hotel, where I have stayed in at the last time, and right besides Josephine's Restaurant

The place outside gets so foggy starting 6PM. By 8PM, I can hardly see the lighted signage of Summit Ridge Promenade tower.  

Shells. 

Desserts section, Garden fresh salad, Pineapple, Watermelon, Leche Flan, and Fruit Salad. 

Breaded Fried Chicken. 

Kare Kare. 

Chopsuey.

Squid Calamares. 

Boneless Bangus. 

Crab. 

Soy Chicken. 

Grilled pork belly. 

Papaitan, everyone's favorite post-beer smirching session, aside from Bulalo.

Sisig, everyone's favorite mate for beer smirching session. 

Fish. I came in late so the fish is already monstrously lambasted. 

You can either choose whatever sodas do you like or go with their iced teas. And this isn't just an ordinary iced tea. Trust me, our company serves unlimited iced tea and lemonade, so I can tell. Theirs comes along with certain herbs and tanginess. 

Crab, a huge one that is. 

Little bit of everything: Squid Calamares, Seashell, and Breaded Chicken.

Kare Kare, just the right mix, but the Shrimp Paste is driving me crazy, as it had always been.

Papaitan, done perfectly. 

Bulalo(who can leave Tagaytay without their famous Bulalo, after all it is just at the brethren of Batangas, the country's cattle capital). Although their beef is a little bit hard. 

Fish and Sisig. 

Leche flan(delicious although I still like JT's Manukan Leche Flan). 

Fruit salad. 

Chicken and Sisig. Chicken breading makes it crunchy and very tasty, Sisig is so robust with its cut and flavorful. 

DIY salad and fruits(Watermelon and Pineapple).

My first lobster.

My second lobster. 

Lobsters come as an add on(+ Php200) on top of the regular buffet price of Php299. But you don't just come in and ask for a lobster. You have to call in for reservation if you want lobster to be included so that they can stock it in the kitchen, and that is fair enough to ensure freshness because it has to be ordered the day your reserved date fall in. 

45 comments:

  1. what's "corporate rhubarb" is that a vegetable grown only by corporations? :)

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    1. hahaha... that was supposed to be "hubbub". i will change it later. :)

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  2. Tagaytay is one our favorite vacation place too. It's so nice of them to offer lobster huh?

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    1. @Peach: timing lang cguro kase when my friend requested a reservation, wala na raw sila lobsters. :(

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  3. haha wow you're even vainer than i am! :)) anyway, yeah i noticed you seem to be in tagaytay always! good for you :)

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    1. @Hazel: hahaha... di naman. women are always women and they're synonymous to vanity. yes, pagmaganda panahon, i'm always in Tagaytay to relax.

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  4. Hi, there's an ongoing offer at TCAT (group buying site) priced at P334. I wrote them an email to clarify because as you wrote here P299 is the regular buffet price including the unlimited crab, right? And the additional P200 is for the lobster?

    Because I wanted to validate with them if the offer is discounted or not, I forwarded to them the link to this post. TCAT's response was "For that blog, he availed a discount from the other group buying site (as the owner confirmed to us) which is P299 for a Buffet Food and Drinks without a Crab buffet." I hope you don't mind but your blog says "regular price" and no mention of using a voucher for this one.

    Appreciate your reading and response.

    Thank you.

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    1. i called up Celina's Cafe for reservation and have asked whether i need to buy a voucher. the guy(he introduced himself as Peter) over the phone said that there would be no need for me to buy a voucher as the walk in price is still the same. he said that promo will be until the end of July. when i dined in, the other staff said that the promo extends up to September.

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  5. I heard about this celina... Masarap ba ung mga foods? Kasama ba sa bayad ung crab?

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    1. the crab is part of the regular buffet. you add Php200 for the lobster. but you have to call them in advance(two days prior to dine in date) for reservation if you want lobster.

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  6. Hi! you mentioned on your blog that you paid P299 for your dinner. I saw an offer at a group buying website for this restaurant P299 instead of 600 for their buffet. Is this price accurate?

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  7. Thanks for your review sir! Anyway we will have fresh lobsters by Saturday. :)

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  8. Thanks for your review sir! Anyway we will have fresh lobsters by Saturday. :)

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  9. You availed of this buffet in it regular price right? Because MetroDeal is offering a "deal" that sells this buffet for P299, saying that the original price is P600.

    http://www.metrodeal.com/deals/Metro_Manila/celinascafe/563208406

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    1. i don't know. i have been to Tagaytay middle week of June. their price is Php299 and that was before TCAT and Metrodeal offered on their site. i think the price is really Php299, walk-in or voucher-availed.

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  10. The promo price is 299php, even without the metro deal voucher :)

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  11. Nice review! Is this the "International Fusion Buffet"? I saw Metrodeal offering 299 instead of 600 for the said buffet. Maybe this buffet costs 299 and the international costs 600. Please correct me if I'm wrong :)

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    1. if filipino food constitutes international flare, then perhaps it is. :) but the buffet only costs Php299.

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  12. buti nlang i get to read this blog.ang hirap kaya kumuha ng voucher sa mga yan.at least now i know na it's only 299 lang talaga.thanks to you

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  13. thank you . Sometimes group buying sites can be deceptive

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    1. you're welcome. that's why i recommend browsing for restaurant reviews before availing of any promo.

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  14. I bought 6 vouchers at metro deal as a gift to my niece's birthday, she told me it was an awesome place your foods was really great.

    nuvali laguna

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    1. it was awesome because of two things: price range and the food quality.

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  15. does anyone know the contact info of this place?

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    1. you can call this mobile: 0917 758 5500

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  16. Metrodeal is offering P299 instead of P600 - 50% off, I bought 4 vouchers and found out that crabs and lobsters are not included. they dont have the pasta bolognes and roast beef as Metrodeal claims. If i only knew, I swear I would have eaten somewhere else.

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  17. included na ba yung drinks?

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  18. do they accept cash only payments or pwede mastercard

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    1. i think they do, but to make sure, you might want to call them at 0917 758 5500.

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  19. bottomless din po ba yung drinks?

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    1. yes, it does include refillable sodas, iced tea, and juices.

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  20. hi ..nice review of the place
    i wanna know if they have email ad..thanks

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    1. i'm sorry, i don't have their email addy, just phone number 0917 758 5500.

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    2. got it, here it is tagaytayweddings@gmail.com

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  21. wow tahong... i like that... where exact is these place?

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    1. it's in front of Summit Ridge Hotel, right beside Gerry's Grill.

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  22. P299 for the buffet right?
    additional P299 for the lobster?
    is the lobster unlimited or buffet too?

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  23. panu po makarating jan kung public transpo lng??? from olivarez tagaytay..pls reply...

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    1. you can take a jeep going to Robinson's Tagaytay or Summit Ridge Hotel. Vista Point is just in front of it, right beside Gerry's Grill.

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  24. im sure it was great .

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    1. Thanks for your experience explain here. Really, it is a great idea and it also inspire me. Keep it up!


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  25. malapit lng po ba to sa picnic groove?

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