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26 March 2009

Restaurant Review | Manos Greek Taverna

Manos Greek Taverna
Type of Cuisine: Greek
Average cost per person: Php 250-380 (US$5.00-US$8.00)
Overall Rating: starstarstarstarnostar

Months ago, plurkers and bloggers led by Manolo and others trooped to Tagaytay City to sample flavorful food treats from different restaurants and enjoy each others' company. For most people going to Tagaytay, one of the more popular stops there would be Leslie's Restaurant. Fortunately, when we went to Tagaytay with other bloggers, it wasn't our first stop, instead, it was our last; instead, we tried Mano's Greek Taverna for lunch.

Mano's Greek Taverna struck us as a sort of hole-in-the-wall restaurant, although we were told that it is both well known and well visited by quite a following. The food's good and the place, just right. We ordered quite a lot, but here are some of their dishes that we liked.

122620082848This Greek Salad's cheese is so good, and so fresh. You have to love this home-made delight. It's very fresh looking and pleasing to the eyes. The combination's just honest, simple and perfect.

DSC014610 Saganaki is a dish of shrimp with feta, tomatoes, oregano and other spices. We liked the combination of the shrimp and tomatoes. It's yummy but it's nothing special for us.

DSC014810Mousaka (Php 220, US$ 4.58)
Sharing the mousaka among four people was definitely a good idea. For Tiffy, eating the mousaka was kind of like eating a whole lot of mashed potatoes. But for Bong, it was really a great dish. Although you gotta admit -- the first bite was YUM!

122620082862Grilled Lamb Shoulder (Php 450, US$ 9.36)
This order was super worth it. Not only did it have a generous serving, it also came with this unusually crunchy fries. For Tiffy, lamb is always something to celebrate!

DSC014950Beftekia Scaras-Grilled Patties (Php 210, US$ 4.36)
The patties had a distinct taste that differentiates it from a normal patty's. You can taste that it's not gummy or dry or has too many preservatives. It breaks easily and is definitely worth a try.

Ozy Go, Tiffy, Bong and Franywanny

Reviewed by Bong and Tiffy.
Photography by Fritz and Tiffy.


  1. Hi! Thanks for this.

    Do you have the resto info? like address, contact details, how to get there etc?


  2. Awesome, Tiff, been planning to go but my mother was like, "It looks like a canteen!". :)) Now I can show her the prices. :P

  3. Calamba Road, Brgy. San Jose - Olevares, Tagaytay City
    0916 429 8358
    (046) 860 2559

  4. Definitely not canteen prices :))

  5. Yeah I agree with the food especially the Beef Patties:D You should have tried to gulp down the meal with a shot of their raki or the ouzo liquor:)


  6. We were able to try out the ouzo! :> Yum yum! Sweet and strong :)) Too strong for me, though. I semi-choked on it!

  7. great!:) it has a somewhat a spicy taste no? It tastes like with a hint of cinnamon and a strong licorice taste for me. Last time I tried it there, the bottle was almost finished up already so they poured the whole shot on my glass but I think the ouzo was still more than 25mL pa hahaha! I can't down it with one shot. :)


  8. We don't go dine-in there regularly since it is not close to our place. I make it a point to come every time I'm in the neighborhood. We get filled up and usually have leftovers to take home.


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