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“Amazing gardens”

Rafael Farms Garden Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 84 Restaurants in Tacloban
Cuisines: Barbecue, Filipino
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 18, 2013

The gardens is amazing and the dining ambiance is good to. I love their pasta and the price is below standard! I did not like their lechon kawali sandwich which is bland.

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

The vast majority of diners go to lunch here not dinner, but we did the latter. It was 26 kilometres from Oriental Hotel, Palo, Leyte next to Tacloban City and took about 45 minutes navigating the substantial traffic in the early section to San Juanico Bridge turnoff.

The restaurant is in a beautiful garden seating including a gazebo. Furnishings are outstanding. There may be koi in the ponds.

Staff were quite good. The food was affordable and good, though one burger was a bit inconsistent.

Overall a good experience at night but it's better to visit during the day.

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1  Thank Victorianlad
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

The gardens are loverly with trees and lake walkways all over the farm a beautiful water fall and lots of rotunders to sit and rest some with swing seats a realy nice place The restrant is very nice allso

1  Thank Trevor MadPie G
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

If you want a picturesque view, then Rafael's Farm won't disappoint you. Food is good but the price isn't that cheap. No Globe signal here.

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2  Thank Larissa D
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Arriving at Rafael's Farm reminded me much of Sonyas Garden in Tagaytay City with its lush gardens but Rafael's offers much much more such as a small lagoon for a supposed romantic boat ride and more areas for kids to run around in. With its magnificent mountain range background surprisingly the temperature in the place is much cooler than I expected.

This would be a perfect venue for couples who would want to have a memorable garden wedding or a very romantic location for a pre nuptial photo shoot. The farm has a big enclosed airconditioned venue for wedding receptions as well. There were white horses and carabaos roaming freely in the farm and there were different venues/small cabanas where groups can have private lunches or meriendas.

The difference with Sonya's and Rafael's was FOOD SERVED - Sonya offers more healthy food while Rafael's offers both healthy and "sinners" food - try the inihaw na tuna (super good...the best thing we ordered that day), pinakbet, crispy pata and the calamansi juice with atsara (for the refreshing zing in the drink). The menu is complete and has a very wide variety to choose from all the way to dessert, coffee and alcoholic beverages.

I was just disappointed that despite the nets covering the main dining area, there were still numerous flies swarming around our sumptuous lunch. Management has to address this problem as the numerous flies really annoyed me. Also something which disappointed me was the toilets were not in good maintenance and not cleaned well. The toilet's flush was not even working. It was not a good complement to the beauty and the upscale feeling of the place. Repairs need to be done soon to save the places' reputation.

Overall it was a different kind of experience being at Rafael's Farm. Overall the location, views and the food are excellent but the restaurant facility needs much improvement. I hope they improve the maintenance of their facilities better in order to have more excellent reviews in the future.

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1  Thank PeggyLove
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