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Sonya's Secret Garden

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Vegetarian, Pasta
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Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite (near Tagaytay), Tagaytay, Luzon, Philippines
639175329097
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good buffet, great atmosphere

We wanted a quiet place for lunch that was a mix of business and pleasure conversation. Sonya's Secret Garden on a Tuesday provided that option. The buffet was extensive, especially the salad options. The refills on the drinks were frequent and without having to flag anyone down. We weren't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
LA4man
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We wanted a quiet place for lunch that was a mix of business and pleasure conversation. Sonya's Secret Garden on a Tuesday provided that option. The buffet was extensive, especially the salad options. The refills on the drinks were frequent and without having to flag anyone down. We weren't rushed and enjoyed the time to chat as well as walk... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I used to love this place and the food. Been here thrice. Suddenly it became overrated and not worth for the price. They used to serve in a sit down buffet style which I think makes the whole dining experience special. I was surprised and disappointed when I learned that they are no longer doing that. The food does not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

just loved this place..full of greenery and flowers..there massage is just superb ..you can also buy organic vegetable..

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Pasig, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The place is a typical agricultural estate converted into a resort style entertainment venue with a restaurant, spa and other amenities. Looks good but nothing to rave about. Since the place is known more for its vegetarian meals, the food selection is very limited. Aside from the organic salads and their "secret" salad dressing which is quite typical, there's no... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I love the ambiance... the whole place as a matter of fact. I love walking in the middle of a blooming garden. I love the stillness... the peacefulness of the place. I love the serenity. Their breakfast is to die for... my next meal was an afternoon snack. They serve good lunch and dinner of very fresh organic veggies partnered... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This place is where I always bring my guests from other countries and even local tourists can experience the view of a beautiful garden . My friends like the baked goods like Spanish bread and cheese hopia. You can enjoy a walk in the gardens and have some photos taken with your friends. I specially like dinner when my friends... More 

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

You will find authentic organic meals here at Sonya's Garden. Have a sip of their taragon drink afterwards.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

We been going back to this special place way back 15years ago and through the years we seen the place change, the additional cottage for shops and spa are nice, but the dinning quality deteriorate, 1st it was the chinaware, they change it to a pale white uninteresting dinning ware, now the food they placed everything in the center ala... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Everyone had spoken about this place and was well recommended. We travelled a long way to get here, for some very average food. Not sure if you could even legally call this a buffet, where there are no options for a meal. The choice was, spaghetti or more spaghetti. Ridiculous prices for crappy taking food. Will not recommend.

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Tagaytay, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Having so many friends telling me about the place, I gave it a try... I should have remained with my slice of bread and Gruyeres ! ^^ The place is charming, that is true... The restaurant is set in a huge kind of greenhouse. Now the food... You are served some cups with different sauces, then a plate with vegetables... More 

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Address: Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite (near Tagaytay), Tagaytay, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: 639175329097
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Calabarzon Region  >  Cavite Province  >  Tagaytay
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite (near Tagaytay), Tagaytay, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Calabarzon Region  >  Cavite Province  >  Tagaytay
  • Phone Number: 639175329097

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions

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