Mateo’s Birthday Celebration at Pamana Restaurant, Tagaytay
Our second child’s 6th birthday was coming and we usually do not have birthday parties anymore when they reach this age. So, I thought of where would be a good place to celebrate his birthday. Since this child of ours loves to go to Tagaytay, I researched where would be a nice place to bring him on his 6th birthday. I wanted us to try something new. I read a lot of restaurant reviews on the internet. My two main considerations were the taste of the food and the view. Next would be the price and the location since we plan to go to Mass that afternoon also in Tagaytay. Last but not the least, I also wanted a kid-friendly restaurant.
One of the restaurants that had good reviews was Pamana Restaurant. They serve Filipino food and I read that they had a good view of the Taal Lake. I learned that Barrio Fiesta is their sister company so I felt assured that the food would be good. I loved that it was very near the Catholic church that we usually frequent in Tagaytay. In fact, the church was walking distance from the restaurant.
Our plan was to arrive early in the restaurant so we could be assured of seats with a nice view of the lake. But, we got to leave the house later than scheduled and we even had to buy a birthday cake on the way to Tagaytay. if you have small children, you know how challenging it can be to leave on time. 😉 We arrived at Pamana Restaurant around noon. I was already worried because it was a Sunday and I thought that there might be a lot of guests already and we would have good seats. But thanks be to God, we got a table overlooking Taal Lake by the balcony. It must be one of God’s birthday gifts to my little boy, Mateo!
We ordered pancit, fried Lapu-lapu and Chicken Inasal with Enseladang Talong. The food was so good and they had big servings. The staff was attentive and very pleasant. We were so full and we liked our dining experience in the restaurant!
The waiters sang the birthday song with us before our son blew the candle on his birthday cake. They even gave him complimentary palitaw (a native rice dish that is sweet) with a candle. Then, they readily gave us saucers and dessert forks and a knife so we could enjoy our cake.
After eating cake, we’ve decided to wander around behind the restaurant where we saw small huts. Our original plan was to simply take photos near them. But we discovered that there was also a playground for kids near the huts. The kids played for some time. Then, we had ice cream in one of the huts while enjoying the breeze and the view.
We took more photos before we left to go to Lourdes church.
Since the church was very near the restaurant, we didn’t have a hard time finding a parking slot on the church grounds. There are many people who go to this church and considering that it’s a Sunday, I imagined that it could be challenging if we don’t get there early. Good thing that we had ample time before the afternoon Mass started. We even had time to change into our Mass clothes. Plus, I had time to light some candles and say a special prayer for our family before the Mass.
Another good thing about this restaurant is that it is just across a mall, which makes it very convenient in case you need something that you forgot to bring with you.
I’m so glad that I chose to bring my family here last month to celebrate Mateo’s birthday! We enjoyed the food and the view. The price of the food was just right. It’s affordable. The place was also kid-friendly. They have a play area where kids can play while waiting for their food order or after eating. The servers were friendly and attentive. The ambiance was nice. Overall, it was a wonderful and memorable experience for our family! We will be happy to come back to this restaurant in the future!
So, if you are planning to bring your family to Tagaytay, especially if you have small kids with you, I highly recommend this place.
In case you’d like to discover more ideas on how you can celebrate your child’s birthday in a fun and memorable way even without a birthday party, I invite you to read one of my previous blog posts. Click here.
P.S. This is NOT a sponsored post. 😉