Sometime late last year, my friend Perla Marges messaged me to bounce off some business ideas. She said she was planning on opening a restaurant in Tagaytay. She has been working in the food and beverage industry for more than two decades and she thought it was high time to put her hard work into something she owns.
Two months later, her Facebook wall was replete with announcements of the inauguration of her collaboration with relatives and friends.
Entrada opened in January 2018 but I was only able to visit last August, with my brother Jai in tow.
Perla offered us their best-sellers, she was most proud of the Bagnet Kare-Kare. “I learned this from my mother, she started teaching me how to cook when I was in high school,” she related, waxing a bit sentimental.
“I developed the recipes of everything we serve. They’re mostly Filipino dishes, home cooking with a twist,” she described. The Fresh Lumpia Wrapped in Eggplant, Laing Roll, Sinigang na Inihaw na Liempo, Sinigang na Inihaw na Bangus, Puso ng Saging with Inihaw na Liempo, Creamy Bulalo, and Tikoy a la mode are big hits with the crowd.
“We also have some international food, our family’s favorites,” added my Caviteña pal. Scanning their menu, I spotted a fairly long list of pizza variants.
Portions are very generous and prices are reasonable, average check per person is only P300. “Entrada is really a family-oriented restaurant,” she emphasized.
Entrada also offers catering services within Cavite for a minimum of P500 per head.
Entrada is open from 8am to 10pm from Monday to Friday, and 8am to 12 midnight on Saturday and Sunday. It is located at Tagaytay Heights Subdivision, Mahogany Road, Barangay Kaybagal South, Tagaytay City. For inquiries and reservations, you may call (046) 409 2864.
For updates, like their Facebook page @EntradaTagaytay