Manos Greek Taverna Lunch
Our first destination after arriving at Tagaytay was to eat lunch at Manos Greek Taverna. I have read great reviews for this restaurant so I felt that it would be a good way to start our date (btw, it was our 6th month Monthsary so was trying to make it more special with an out-of-town trip).
Ambiance wise, it would be a fail because the place looks very old. I guess people come here because of the quality of their food and not for the ambiance. We browsed through the menu and let me present to you our orders.
Greek Bread – PHP 60
Instead of rice, we ordered bread. We were given five (5) slices of bread which we used to dip or eat with the saganaki and the mousaka. The bread itself was bland and hard especially if you are used to soft white bread.
Saganaki – Php 200
baked shrimps, feta cheese, fresh tomatoes, olive oil, bread cubes
Their saganaki is a different variant from the saganaki we had at Cyma. It had tomato sauce, was sour and it already includes some bread cubes for you to enjoy. The shrimp was ordinary.
Mousaka – Php 300
olive oil, eggplant, potatoes, zucchini, onions minced meat (beef), white wine bechamel sauce, parmesan cheese
This looks very similar to lasagna where instead of pasta, they used eggplant meat. The top was very cheesy and meat + eggplant combo was delicious. It was a good compliment to the saganaki due to the latter’s sourness.
Yogurt with honey – Php 140
Home made honey with nuts
This was our healthy dessert. Eating the yogurt alone proved to be a very sour challenge so you really have to mix the honey to it to enjoy it. Good for 2-3 persons or 1 if you are a yogurt addict.
For drinks, Jessa had calamansi juice (+1 sourness) and I had green tea.
Overall, we enjoyed our lunch at Manos Greek Taverna. I thought our orders weren’t enough but I was wrong because we were stuffed! I was satisfied and it was also very affordable.
Till next time,
Manos Greek Taverna, Tagaytay City
Calamba Road, Olivarez, San Jose
Tagaytay City, Cavite
Restaurant by Mall: Not in Mall
Restaurant by Location: Tagaytay