Tagaytay City's L & J Bistro

By Anne Elizabeth Apolona Gumiran - 6:25 AM

When was the last time you had a mettlesome laugh or a waist-deep down conversation over hearty food and wine on a fine evening with the people closest to your heart?

People are always on a quest of finding a good place where they could spend their Friday or Saturday nights with the gang to chill. Tagaytay City usually is their wise and best choice due to its relaxing ambiance in just an hour or two from Manila; and well, array of restaurants, bars and coffee shops open all through out - over and beyond the happy hour. 

A lot of these coffee, booze and food powerhouse have made into the list of people's weekend and days off where-to's. While most have established a name; therefore, frequently visited, some are yet to be discovered. One of which is L and J Bistro.

Owned and operated by the children of Leopoldo and Julita Diesta, L & J Bistro was previously known as Cafe Julita of Casa De Corazon. It was the official concessionaire of the said events place. Recently it was opened to public as a bistro.

Ma'am Lani Diesta, one of the lady L's of the Diesta family 

Located at Mendez Crossing, Tagaytay City, this Bistro offers a spot with the best view of the Taal Volcano and lake and let you soak up a lot of fresh air. It is some 15 to 20 meters away from the highway but it surely will bring you to somewhere completely detached from everything on the busy street outside. The word that will best describe the place itself is CHILL. As they promise, it is quite a place to dine, [have some] wine and unwind.

The view

As promising as its place, the food it offers is worth the money you'll spend. What's not to be missed is their weekend buffet available on Fridays and Saturdays at 6:00pm to 9:00pm. It includes a Grill-All-You-Can of sausage, pork, beef and chicken naturally flavored and with no preservatives, two kinds of pasta, vegatable salad, soup and juice. Aside from this, they also have a menu for ala carte orders. Price starts at 120php with a good deal at 180-200php. L & J Bistro offfers all day breakfast (American and Filipino style of some sort), sandwiches, deserts and also Mexican Food. The Cheesy Chili Beef Nachos and Quesadillas are the ones you shouldn't miss. They are also up for promos for unlimited wine, cakes and coffee. It doesn't end there, though. 

They also have booze of different kinds like tequila, whisky, vodka, rum, beer, wine, margarita - name it, they have it. Good food and drinks are best shared and enjoyed with free KTV and some games. Yes, you read it right. FREE KTV updated with the newest songs on the billboard.

L and J Bistro is open everyday. From Sunday to Thursday; operating hours is at 6:00am to 10:00pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, they are open from 6:00am to 12:00 midnight.

Thinking of spending a night in Tagaytay wanting to wake up to a floor-to-ceiling glass door or a balcony to fill your lungs with fresh air and feel Tagaytay's finest cold morning breeze with a scenic view of the Taal lake and volcano before you? Say no more! Casa de Corazon has finally expanded its service and offer from an events place that could hold up to more or less a hundred people to a Bed and Breakfast type of accommodation. And take note, all of their rooms have balcony and the view aforementioned.

The following is the list of their rooms:

>3 Bridal Suites - good for 2 adults, 1 child with breakfast
RATE: 4,800php

>3 Family room - good for 4 adults and 2 children with breakfast
ROOM RATE: 5,800php

>1 dormitory - good for 20 people, no breakfast included
ROOM RATE: 9,800php

For queries and reservation, you may reach them at: +63925 851 5264.

From Buendia or Pasay, take a bus South bound - Nasugbu, Lian, Calatagan, Mendez or Alfonso (Alfonso Liner, DLTB Co., Kersteen, Cavite Batangas, etc.). Fare starts at 80php up to 92php.

Tell the driver to drop you off Mendez Crossing, at Casa De Corazon. Make sure you have alighted right before you reach Mercury Drug.

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  1. magkano po kaya yung magiging target budget for foods?

    1. 500 for each person buffet or off the menu. Worth it na for P500

  2. Good day po how much po yung room for two person ? One night lang din po

  3. How much for 2 pax. Overnight. Hmm pwede din namin maavail yung grill all you can?? Kung nakacheckin?

  4. How much for 2 pax. Overnight. Hmm pwede din namin maavail yung grill all you can?? Kung nakacheckin?

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