Eats: Pamana, A Legacy of Filipino Food


“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies . . . Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die . . . It doesn't matter what you do, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 

 Have you ever visited Tagaytay during weekdays sans the buzzling tourists to enjoy the wonderful scenic views without getting annoyed? Recently i had, and it's such a great experience! One highlight of my visit is our dining trip to Pamana restaurant just along Tagaytay's main road. 

From afar, you'd notice this white 3 storey building that exudes an elegant vibe that you'd immediately conclude that the prices of the food offered here are also sky-high. I also didn't know that this place is owned by the famous and controversial Ongpaucos' (think: Heart), whose clan is famous for their Barrio Fiesta chain of restaurants.

As i entered the establishment, i was immediately mesmerized by what i saw - cobblestone tiles, off-white interiors, old photographs and memorabilia from the 50's to the 90's, antique furniture,  an outdoor view of vivid greens paired with a blue sky canvass which will automatically prompt your involuntary reflexes to put your camera out - point and shoot! We were greeted by  courteous waiters who guided us to our seats while they gave us a history of the  place.

Pamana in english, means inheritance, heritage, or legacy. This was the inspiration for the restaurant's name since most of the items here were relics from former Barrio Fiesta bistros restored and now put into good use. It's like a museum to preserve the memories of how the family started that's why for me, it's like a mini-museum. 

So, to address my assumption about the price of the food, surprisingly, price ranges from 200 - 500 per dish in large servings. We only ordered a few entrees but we were satisfied by all the flavors! Plus, the staff were very courteous that i gave them a huge tip after!

Just a tip, the restaurant has a roofdeck were you'll get a picturesque view of Taal.
Pamana's Binagoongang Bagnet - not too salty and oily like the others, i'd say safer than the usual cardiac delights - LOL!
The creamy goodness of their baked Tahong makes you want to crave for more!
Their classic seafood paella made us want to wipe everything off the serving dish - look at that blue marlin slab!
You should try their rich shakes - like this chocnut chocolate shake!

Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City
Beside Boutique Hotel, near the Tagaytay Rotunda
For Reservations, contact Vangie Reyes +63920 856 1970 

What I Wore:

Turtleneck - H&M
Skirt - Stradivarius
Bag - Bally
Necklace and watch - Parfois
Scarf - Mango
Shoes - Australian

One Response to “Eats: Pamana, A Legacy of Filipino Food”

  1. Charmane Valencia GalbanNovember 2, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Hi! Just want to ask, whats their all time favorite and best seller?thank you!


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