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“Romancing with Nature” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sonya's Secret Garden

Sonya's Secret Garden
Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite (near Tagaytay), Tagaytay, Luzon, Philippines
639175329097
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Ranked #16 of 93 Restaurants in Tagaytay
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Pasta
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations
San Fernando, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Romancing with Nature”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

A romantic place to spend good food from green salad with rose petals (Eat everything on your plate. It's edible.), pasta and more. Be sure to make reservations days before because it is always full. Ambiance is shabby chic and you are very close to nature. Everything they serve comes from their garden and that assures you it is fresh and organic.

Visited February 2014
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Philippines
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Never miss this when in Tagaytay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I like the vibe here. Very laidback, bohemian, rustic and devoid of distractions like TV, radio and other techno stuff. The food is organic and healthy and fresh and they serve the best salad. Their dalandan juice is the freshest you'll ever get in the entire country. The place is definitely a treat for those who have been staying in the city for far too long. Take your time while dining and enjoy the moment in this quaint place.

Visited December 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Schizo-Sonya's Garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I attended a wedding reception at Sonya's Garden.

The set-up was simple and elegant.
The venue had ample parking space and very friendly staff.

The salad greens with herds was great! I could just eat it the whole night.

The rest of the menu was straight forward Filipino home-cooking.
Molo soup was nice and hearty.
The lengua was superb. Meat was tender and the mushroom sauce had the right consistency and seasoning.
The grilled chicken was infused with lemongrass. The kare-kare, for me, lacked some peanut flavour.
Dessert was small turon and sweet potatoes served with tarragon tea.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tagaytay, Philippines
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“Total disappointment”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

total waste of time. People are unfriendly. Place is nice. But kinda dirty already with dried leaves around. The sofas under the trees are eeky because of its dirty white colored sheets. Though the place is quiet and good for nature lovers, still i dont recommend this place because of the management. I will never ever come back to this place again. And i would not recommend this to my friends either. Descriminating people.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Expensive oasis”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We didn't try their food as we find it way too expensive. They only serve unlimited but set menu consisting of salad, pasta and bread, dessert for 700php++. For additional fee you can have a slice or chicken ir fish. We brought with us a lot of kids who dont like veggies so we let go of the lunch set and tried their bakery products instead. Their best seller hopia cheese is really a delight! Yema in box is also delish different from the usual yemas found anywhere.
The place is huge, serene but i dont feel like shedding thousands of peso just to stay in a garden. Anyway, service might be impeccable but to each his own..i still prefer high end hotels for the same price.

Visited December 2013
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