Manos Greek Taverna Tagaytay
Manos Greek Taverna
Calamba Road (Main Highway), Bgy. San Jose, Tagaytay City
- Manos Greek Taverna
With nothing to do on a Sunday, we decided on impulse to go to drive all the way to Tagaytay to try this Greek resto that I heard of and have coffee in a slightly cooler weather. Manos Greek Taverna I read, is owned by a Greek man and his Filipina wife (who is actually an Ilocana, transplanted in Tagaytay).
We made the mistake on going there during the lunch-rush when the place is jam-packed and I couldn’t find a spare space where I could park. Out of the crazyness in the highway, a foreigner dripping with sweat knocked on my window and offered to park my car. I knew instantly it was Manos.
Upon getting out of the car I was already assaulted by the smell of meats being roasted. Inside, it was jam-packed, but we were lucky enough to be seated as soon as we stepped in. Within a few seconds, Manos came in and handed me my car keys and apologized for the place being too crazy busy.
- meat roasting area to the left
- Manos interior
- Manos interior
It was a no-frills restaurant which was fine. The only thing that bothered me was the number of flies buzzing around. I actually had to ask for a lit candle in the hopes that the flies would pass on our table because of it. I hope they have the fly-zapper thing soon.
First on my list to order of course is the greek salad, while H ordered the taramasalata (which surprisingly didn’t come with pita bread). I was happy with the salad and I thought I tasted sukang iloko (confirmed after i found out that the wife is an Ilokana). H thought it was okay, but while it wasn’t exceptional, I thought it was decent. H was a little annoyed that the taramasalata didn’t have any pita with the order, and he wasn’t entirely hapy with the dish either.
I ordered ground lamb patty with potatoes for my mains, and since H wasn’t hungry, we just shared. It was.. well, dry. I couldn’t appreciate it too much because it wasn’t moist and hot. Maybe if it was made fresher, it would have been better.
To give an idea on the prices:
Lemonade / iced tea – 30.00
Taramasalata – 100.00
Ground lamb – 210.00
Greek salad – 180.00 (now that i’m reviewing the receipt, I think this is a bit too much)
Pita bread – 60.00
- Greek salad and taramasalata
- Ground lamb pattie