Bag of Beans: Main and Charito branch review

Tagaytay has been always my perfect getaway destination whenever I need to unwind from all the stress I’ve been receiving. I went here nth times already but still wanting to explore more. Tagaytay has so much to offer! The famous Taal Volcano, cozy hotels that is perfect for staycation, and even restaurants with good food too (Don’t forget to try BULALO! Its a must here.)

So today, I’m going to post here my review about one of the leading restaurant in Tagaytay, Bag of Beans. I’d only be reviewing about Charito & Main branch only. But I will update it as soon as I experience the other branches too.


As of this writing, they already have six branches that located around Tagaytay City. Now 18 years in the service and counting, they are still one of the best/known restaurant.  Their six branches offers different feast for you to enjoy.


Main Branch (5 out of 5)

Food is really good. You will enjoy every bite and pieces. The food will give justice to the price. I’m telling you. It’s really worth the price. Ranging from 50 – 1,350 php.

My pick: Blueberry Cheesecake

The cheesecake was really good. I loved how it was so soft and looked like a melted cheesecake. The blueberry really complimented the cheesecake, just right.

They offer:
> Breakfast meals
> Filipino dishes
> Pancakes & Waffles
> Desserts (pies, cheesecake, mousse, sundae, etc)
> Main courses (steaks, ribs, seafood, etc)
> Pizzas, burgers, pastas
> Soup & salads
> They also have kids menu!
> Beverages (iced teas, smoothies, frappes, coffees, etc)


  1. They offer breakfast and lunch buffet every WEEKENDS and holidays only.
  2. They accept credit cards.
  3. The serving time is 10 to 15 mins.

Charito Branch (4.5 out of 5)

The food had huge servings compared to the main branch. I was a bit surprised. My order was Grilled Pork Chop (BoB style). The pork tasted too salty for me that I even didn’t finished eating it. I don’t know if its because of the gravy or the pork itself. I tasted a little of their Baby Back Ribs, it was good. The sauce was delicious! The food  is still pricey but worth the penny. Ranging from 50 – 1,350 php.

They offer meals same as in the Main branch.
> Breakfast meals
> Filipino dishes
> Pancakes & Waffles
> Desserts (pies, cheesecake, mousse, sundae, etc)
> Main courses (steaks, ribs, seafood, etc)
> Pizzas, burgers, pastas
> Soup & salads
> They also have kids menu!
> Beverages (iced teas, smoothies, frappes, coffees, etc)


  1. They have pastry/pasalubong corner.
  2. They also have a bar inside and has special drink each month.
  3. They also have unli coffee. Perfect for the cold weather.
  4. While waiting for your order, they will give you buns with butter.
  5. They accept credit cards.
  6. The serving time is 10 to 15 mins.


Main branch (5 out of 5)

Inspite of its 18 years in the business, this branch still manages to maintain their garden theme with rustic interior design. You will really feel at home because of the relaxing and homey ambiance it gives. Every corner is picturesque. Perfect for your instagram feed.

The biggest among the six branches. It has three parking lots. It has also five cabanas for intimate and private dining.

Charito Branch (5 out of 5)

Opened last 2016, named after the owner Charito. This branch is more cozy than the main. With its pefect location, you can have a perfect view of the Taal Volcano. Its more elegant than the other branches because of its French style semi-fine dining restaurant design.

It has three function rooms namely Summer, Spring, and Winter that are great for romantic dates and private dinners. Perfect for wedding events and marriage proposals.


If you’re coming from Tagaytay Rotonda, the first BoB branch you will see is the Charito branch. Click here for the map.

Main Branch (4.5 out of 5)


115 Aguinaldo Highway, Mendez Crossing West, Tagaytay City

Tel No.: 046-4134356/046-4132724/046-4130026

Cel No.: 0922-8818265

Opening hours:

6:30 AM – 12:00 MN, Monday to Thursday
6:30 AM – 2:00 AM, Friday & Saturday
6:30 AM – 12:30 AM, Sunday

How to get here?

Ride any bus going to Nasugbu, Batangas and tell the conductor to drop you off at Bag of Beans, Mendez-Crossing.

Charito Branch (5 out of 5)


150 Aguinaldo Highway, Maharlika East, Tagaytay City

Tel No.: 046-483-1279/046-413-6459

Opening hours:

6:30 AM – 11:00 PM, Monday to Friday
6:30 AM – 12:00 MN, Saturday & Sunday

How to get here?

Ride any bus going to Nasugbu, Batangas and tell the conductor to drop you off at Bag of Beans, Charito.

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Azalea Backyard Restaurant: A perfect romantic getaway in Tagaytay

azalea backyard restaurant

Are you looking for a place where you can enjoy and have a romantic time with your special someone? This is the perfect place for you. Come and experience it now! Azalea Backyard Restaurant is just 3 hours away from Manila located in Cerca II, Anuling, Mendez, Cavite.

So me and my boyfriend finally had our first ever romantic date after nth years. Lol 😂 So this was one of the best days in my life. We found this thru their Facebook page and PMed them immediately.

Backyard date with my love. Another check to our bucket list! ✔️

Actually, its my 2nd time that I messaged them. The first time was January, 2017 when their former name was still Rosevill Backyard and they were located in Talisay, Batangas. We planned to visit them for our anniversary but unfortunately, they didn’t respond. Little did I know that they’re planning to change their location including their name.


About their setup, a simple backyard with some tables, chairs, and  little designs on the sides. But for me, it was really romantic. That’s even more romantic because we’re the only couple on the day we went there.


For their food, the servings was really huge, from the appetizers to desserts. Yes! The price was worth it! We availed their Date Night Package that costs P499 per person. This comes with an appetizer, main entree, and desserts. I was dissapointed about their plating but never mind, the taste of the food is what really important.


  1. They strictly require to do a reservation first and 50% downpayment thru their account.
  2. They only accept cash.


Hummus & Home-made Tortilla and Grilled Banana, Crispy Bacon, and Chunky Peanut Butter

The tortilla was quite salty. I’m not sure if it’s because of the dip/sauce or the tortilla itself. For the second one, I never thought that banana and bacon was a hit! It was good! I super loved the taste.


Five Spice Grilled Pork Belly and Oven-baked Rosemary & Garlic Chicken

Mine was the pork belly. I loved it. The spices were there. You can really taste it. I’m surprised with the rice servings tho. HAHA. For the chicken, it was my boyfriend’s fave food. He told me that he enjoyed his food. So there you go. No more questions about it. LOL.



Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownies and Smores Ice Cream Sandwich

For the brownies, when they served it to us, it is quite cold already. But the taste was still great. There was a unique taste, I guess it has some mint flavor. For the smores, it was a typical smores. Nothing else.

How to go there?

From Manila, just ride a bus from Baclaran heading to Tagaytay then drop off to Crossing Mendez (Savemore) and look for orange tricycles around the area. Ask the driver to send you at Gatpandan Street, Cerca II, Anuling. They also have signage along the way.

Contact them at:

Phones: 09159796317, 09055151889


Facebook Page:

PS: If you will visit their FB page, you will see us in their cover photo. So much feels. Hihihi. *kilig*

Operating hours:

11:00 AM to 8:00 PM everyday except MONDAY