Tagaytay City is full of restaurants and food spots that offer delicious Pinoy dishes. When driving up South, it can be a bit overwhelming to decide where to eat with all the many choices. Here’s a suggestion if you want to enjoy unique organic meals with an amazing view.
The Wild Juan is a countryside family diner serving original fusion dishes created by the owner, Chef Tom. It’s a quaint and homey space that’s great for a time of enjoying delicious meals.
The Wild Juan was conceptualized in 2015, starting as a restaurant where Chef Tom could share his dishes with the country.
What really sets this Tagaytay restaurant apart is the unique menu that is proudly local with just a touch of Western inspiration. And most of the ingredients are grown right on their land!
Here are some of their must-try dishes:
For appetizers, start off with these deep-fried spiced wings that come with their special salted egg dipping sauce. It’s got just the right amount of flavor and saltiness that will keep you reaching for more.
This original version of the sisig features flavorful pulled pork topped with chili soy aioli and their homemade chicharon! This could easily be your favorite version of the classic sisig.
Krispy Kasuy Kare-Kare
This traditional kare-kare dish is made out of cashew nuts grown in their own farm in Bataan, too! Pair it with Chef Tom’s original bagoong alamang and you’ve got yourself a tasty and nutty yet sweet classic Pinoy dish!
Risotto sa Gata
From their breakfast selection, a must-try is this “reverse version” of the classic champorado. It’s malagkit cooked in coconut milk served with crispy bacon and a cacao tablea ganache. It’s a nice sweet treat that’s not like the usual champorado you know–especially with the flavorful tablea ganache and unconventional bacon strips in lieu of dried fish.
And if you think the food is already a great enough reason to visit The Wild Juan, it’s also a bed and breakfast!
When going for a weekend getaway in Tagaytay, you don’t have to look for a place to stay that offers good food, too. The Wild Juan should be your choice. They’ve got seven rooms available for couples, families, and large groups–each one comes with complimentary breakfast for each guest.
There are also conference rooms and event spaces that come with a great view and are just right for small get-togethers, seminars, and out-of-town meetings.
Aside from all this, the land where The Wild Juan stands is also home to an organic farm called The Gorgeous Farms where most of the ingredients for the restaurant’s dishes grow.
It’s 4 and a half hectares of land that’s become an organic farm just last year. There are crops, vegetables, black native pigs, and free-range native chicken! It has also been accredited by TESDA as a learning center for organic farming.
They hold workshops and seminars for FREE, sharing their knowledge of organic farming for other Filipinos to utilize and maximize for themselves.
The Wild Juan isn’t just a restaurant for good food, it also offers good lives with their free training for organic farming. It’s a great place to enjoy food that gives back to the community!
The Wild Juan
KM 68, Tagaytay- Nasugbu, (National) Highway, Brgy. Niyugan, Laurel, Batangas
Facebook: The Wild Juan