Hidden but visible from the highway going to Tagaytay via Cavite is a restaurante that needs to be whispered in the ear of everyone. It is a hidden gem that is just waiting to be discovered. It is a place that you want to share with everyone but at the same time kept a secret because it is the kind of place you would like to go to just to unwind and relax, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
This is an unedited photo of the place. This was taken at 415pm and as you can see, it is simply stunning. Now imagine this place serving Spanish food with a Filipino twist? Sounds heavenly? Trust me when I say it was.
Before the food though, this is what you can expect to see upon entering the place.
Now, its time to check out the food.
This is the linguine al pesto. I loved that it was cooked al dente and that the taste was a play between the pesto and the shrimp and mussels as well as the tomato sauce. I initially thought it was a weird combination but ended up liking it. One serving is good for one person. Php195
The grilled salmon was very tasty. I liked that though there was a lot of light garlic cream, it didn't overpower the taste of the fillet salmon. I've been eating a lot of salmon lately and I can honestly say that this is very good salmon. Php285
I love the R here! Don't you just love the R? I know I did. The Cream of Spinach soup was made of fresh spinach combined with hearty cream. It was very subtle and gave hints of what was to come. Php115
Now the paella was definitely the star of the entire meal. Costing only Php475, the Paella Valenciana of Rekados is definitely a steal. It had an abundance of meat, shrimp, egg, chorizo, and even clams. It looked a bit more orangey than your usual paella but it just made the taste a lot better. I literally had to stop myself from eating more of this since I am working on losing weight.
The Callos Solo is definitely going to be a crowd pleaser for people who love tomato sauce. The stewed ox tripe was very soft and easy to chew. The chicpeas and chorizo added more flavor to the viand and the combination of everything was just right for me. Php285
To cap the meal, we had the churroz which was perfect. Yes, I said perfect because it was just right. The combination of the chocolate and the bread hits the tummy the right way especially paired with the cold breeze of the place.
We definitely enjoyed our meal. Even better, there's a pasalubong place right beside it owned by Rekados as well and a milk station where you can buy carabao milk. Of course I got some for B.
The carabao milk was very healthy. I'm sure B would love it. The toasted pastillas is a major sin for people wanting to lose weight. I've had two pieces already and I just need to stop or else I will finishe the entire thing in one go. Eeeekkk!
My Mom is not a fan of egg pie but she loved this. She actually finished one whole piece which is amazing because she can never finish a slice. It was THAT good.
The next time you go up to Tagaytay, make sure you drop by Rekados along the way. It's open 8am to 10pm daily and is definitely worth a visit or even more. It is located along the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road in Silang, Cavite. Its about 1.2km away from Caltex, located on the left side.