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When in Taal, of course it's a must to try their famous Tapang Taal. At Feliza, they did not disappoint. We also ordered their Infused Iced Tea which was a perfect match to our meal and a welcome treat from the heat.
We were also...given a tour of their B&B at the 2nd floor.
We would love to stay here next time around.
A good place to recommend to friends visiting this part of Batangas.More
I actually enjoyed the tour a lot more than the food. I am not really a desserts person but I enjoyed the chocolate and orange cakes. The coffee is also good.
The staff is helpful and the owners should us around the place and told...us the stories that they uncovered while they were developing the place. I also enjoyed taking photos everywhere and even the neighboring houses from the second floor.More
Dining in Feliza Taverna Y Cafe was such a wonderful experience because there was so much history in the restaurant and in the food they serve. It was like visiting your grandmother's house in the province during a special occasion where all the special heirloom...dishes were prepared. Based on the dishes we ordered, I knew that there was so much time and effort that was put into each one of them. No wonder each dish was rich and each bite was a burst of flavor.
My personal favorite was their bestseller La Favorite del Fraile (P375), a Spanish beef dish that was marinated in red wine and spices. It must have taken days of steeping in the marinade for the flavors to penetrate and hours of slow cooking for the meat to be so tender. The Chicken Relleno circa 1940s with Salsa Monja (P300) was also a lovely dish. This roasted chicken dish stuffed with chorizo, ham, quezo de bola, and dried fruits took two days to prepare but will only take you a few minutes to finish because it was soooo good. The Sinaing na Tulingan which was cooked the traditional way in kamias was also a must-try. All the dishes came with diced potatoes. The chicken relleno also came with beans while the other two dishes also had salad with a yummy dressing.
During our visit, it was such a pleasure meeting and talking to chef Giney Villar. What made my visit even more special was that she personally gave us a tour of their beautiful bed and breakfast along Calle Felipe Agoncillo in Taal, Batangas. Aside from the dining area in the ground floor, they also have an open air balcony where customers can dine, and two air-conditioned rooms for those who wish to stay for a night or two. All over the place were antique pieces, memorabilia, and pictures of Feliza Diokno, private secretary to former president Emilio Aguinaldo, and former owner of the home.
In one of our conversations, she said that in the past, building a house like Feliza's took a long time to complete because roads still weren't good, transporting wood was difficult and ageing the wood took years to complete. Relating it to the dishes I ate, I realized that having something good really takes a long time sometimes but it will last a long time.
I am so happy with this new find and will definitely come back to try their other dishes.More
Has an old Spanish feel and what's really nice is that they offer a tour of the house while you wait for the food.
The house had a strong Spanish history with relations to the mason society of the early 1900s and to President Aguinaldo....Food, however, is mediocre (average) at best.More
it's like dining in your grandmother's house.
I had pasta, it wasn't good, it wasn't bad either.
But I liked the ambiance, reminded me of my grandmother's house, since the entire restaurant displayed a lot of 19th century stuff.
Make sure to ask permission to...check out their rooms just above the restaurant.
A perfect B&B in the historic town of Taal.More
The decor was really nice and brought you back to the past. The waiter graciously took our order and gave us a tour of the two- storey cafe and restaurant.
The food itself was only average with slightly small servings. Dessert was a different matter...- the suman trio and the chocolate cake were amazing and worth coming back! We had problem parking as they didn't help us park on the lot they normally allow people to park. My husband had to go around several blocks and park some 600 meters away and walk back to the restaurant. They said just to park on the curb but we would have been causing traffic along the Main Street. Overall, our experience was 6.5/10More
We decided to visit Taal Heritage town for lunch and tried this restaurant. It is located just at as you enter the town. Parking is directly on the street in front of the restaurant and requires timing to get in and out as it is...a main street. It is an old house (about 100 yrs if i remember correctly) and is now used as a B&B. The restaurant is small, quaint and gives you a feel of life in the days of old. One of the receptionist gave us a guided tour of the house while we waited for our meals.
The food is very good. Pricey for the location. I believe it is the fine dining restaurant in the area. Prices range from over P150 to P400. Servings are only good for one person, not for sharing. We tried the hot choco and some pastries as well. The chocolates are good but I was not impressed with the sans rival.
Yes I wouldn't mind having a meal there again. Best though to reserve if you plan to go during peak hours. It is a very small restaurant.More
Your trip to Taal won't be complete without eating at Feliza Taverna y Cafe. The place is very cozy with so much history. I love that the super friendly staff would give you a tour around the home while waiting for your food to be...served. Its nice to brush up on your history sometimes... My personal favourite is the La Favourite del Fraile... it's just mighty tasty! some of the food on their menu is ok, but i really really really fell in love with their chocolate cake...SUPER!!! and don't forget to try their Rico's tsokolate - eh....More
We had such a nice lunch at Feliza. First of all, the decoration is amazing with many historical details. It makes you travel back in time, while feeling so cosy!
The food was delicious and fresh, very nicely presented. The menu was interesting to read,...as all the traditional dishes were explained (good for us foreigners). They even had some vegetarian options, which is so rare in the Philippines !
To conclude: this was my best meal by far in two weeks in the Philippines :)More