Tootsie’s Tagaytay

rache Tootsie’s Patootsie


I’m sure you must have seen Tootsie’s banners along the Tagaytay ridge inviting you to try them during their dry run. You won’t miss it and I bet you were also curious on what Tootsie offers. Named after its owner, Tootsie, takes pride in serving Filipino Home Style cooking and sharing their family recipes. I was happy to see an alternative Filipino restaurant other than Viewsite, Josephine’s, Leslie’s or the grill restaurants along the ridge. Unfortunately, the kitchen is still unstable after 2+ months of operation. The dishes are innovative and unique but taste like commercialized home cooked meals.

Have you tried Tootsie’s?

Entrees, Starters, Salad, Pasta | Filipino Homestyle Cooking | Desserts and Beverages

We ate brunch @ Tootsie’s on a Friday morning when we went up to Tagaytay to check out Hotel Kimberly. It was empty and sometimes we prefer it that way because Aidan can freely roam around.

Pancit Molo Valentino (P334). A soup cooked the traditional way with the freshest ingredient – live shrimp, native chicken… Lola Marina’s recipe, improved by Carol, our cook and a special favorite of our dad, Valentin. Always copied but never duplicated!

This was the best seller of the house and rightfully so. The soup was thick with the native chicken broth, the essence of the shrimp and some ingredients that made the soup kinda yellow. I liked the generous serving of Molo soup. This is perfect during the cold windy season in Tagaytay. I would recommend going to Tootsie’s if just for this Pancit Molo Valentino.

Tinoyong Bangus (P235) Fried Batangas boneless bangus marinated in soy sauce and calamansi juice, another family favorite.

It was big and very salty. But I guess what should you expect with Tinoyong Bangus? I can’t understand why this was a family favorite if it causes kidney stones.

Pancit Buko (P173). Stir fried Chinese noodles sauteed with fresh vegetables and buko slivers.

This was an interesting combination. It was weird to combine the pancit noodles with sweet buko juice and slivers. Try this if you are adventureous and always seeking out a different kind of Filipino food experience.

As Rache said in her blog post, Tootsie’s Patootsie , we’ll give it a try after a few more months. Hopefully we meet the owner, Tootsie herself.

Tootsie’s Tagaytay
Ms. Hanna Liwag (Operations Head)

12 thoughts on “Tootsie’s Tagaytay

  1. ….a nice homey set up dining place but needs upgrading to attract more customers-guests….like wall paintings….hire some great ‘batanes’ painters to do an ocean blue background of a tisa tile bungalow back sun room with a dog resting in the floor showing the back mini golf course garden with tall fruit trees on both sides….in between is a mini bahay green bamboo kubo sorrounded-inbetween by climbing flowering twig wired large gazebos & trellises….water fountains made of brown-reddish tisa tiles from the outside with lifesize fairy standing around mini flowing orchid flowers holding a large bowl high above it’s head with full of water that sprinkle around evenly while humming birds are flying towards the ocean blue….for effects….the wall or even additional ceiling paintings with a large contrast of some very light some very deep colors and in between light & deep colors will definitely call attentions….if so….soon this dining place will be a true tourists star attractions without a doubt good luck lol….

  2. I love this place! it’s the most warm and beautiful place i’ve seen in tagaytay … this is a great place to go when you’re visiting tagaytay with your family …. i sure did and i had an awesome night …. 😀

  3. Two thumbs up for the Pancit Molo Valentino!!! another must-try is their Adobo Flakes 21.
    BTW, got their contact number (number listed above is a wrong number).
    Tootsie’s Tagaytay

  4. We ate at Tootsie’s at the time Frank the typhoon was whipping Tagaytay. The food was great. I remember eating the Adobo Flakes 21 (wet variety) and the grilled tadyang that was very juicy. Their salads were also good but not as great as their lumpiang hubad. A must-try when you’re in Tagaytay. Our family also chanced upon the owner (read: Tootsie). She was very accommodating and chatted everyone up.

  5. we ate at Tootsie’s today for lunch. the laing was great and so was the adobo flakes. my mom particularly liked the fried tilapia. sadly though, as good as the food was…the service was horrible. to begin with, the waiters passed us around to 3 different people before someone finally took our orders. then by the time they finally took our orders, it took exactly 34 minutes before our orders came (with all that we kept following it up!) strange part is that you see all these waiters walking back and forth but not seem to be moving things around but themselves! by the time we were going to pay they came to say it will take some time because the line was busy to which we replied, “why not, we waited forever for the food anyway”. its sad because i really liked the food but i don’t think i’ll be willing to be passed around from one waiter to another before my order is taken nor would i want to wait around for more than half an hour just for my order 🙁

  6. hi. im eyah from tagaytay. i always wondering y tootsies resto makes my head spin???!! siguro agaw pansin tlaga ang pwesto.. at maganda ang place. ang mga especialty nila.. mouth watering sabi nga nila… bakit nga pala tootsies??? kya kung ako senyo, akyat na sa tagaytay at kumaen sa tootsies…hahaha #

  7. Dear Hannah,
    This is my second letter to you. The first one over a year ago. My letter is regarding your contact number as posted in your website. As many of your customers may have already known, that number is wrong. That number belongs to me and many clients are texting me or calling me for reservations and etc. Again I am asking you to amend the number on your website. Thank you and I hope we get some results this time.

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