Lasa ng Republika: The Ultimate Caviteño Food Tour | Things to do in -Cavite

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Guided food tour
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Earliest availability: March 28, 2019
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Up to 10 hours

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Experience this ultimate Caviteño food tour with no other than Cavite’s long-time food historian, Ige Ramos! Stops include heirloom restaurants and major historical landmarks and museums that made Cavite “The historical capital of the Philippines.”


  • Each participant will receive a bag that contains tour materials on Cavite.
  • Cold water and cold refreshing towels or wipes are included.
  • The food that will be served in the three meals —breakfast, lunch and merienda cena, are curated and specially ordered for the event, is included in the cost.
  • A box of ensaimada, kakanin, or equivalent Cavite delicacy
  • Transportation from the meet-up point in Blue Bay Walk, corner EDSA and Macapagal Blvd to Cavite and back will be provided.
  • For private tours, guests will be picked up at the hotel or to any point in Metro Manila.

Who can come

Guests of all ages can attend. If you bring guests who are under 18 years of age, it’ll be the responsibility of the guardian to make sure the activities they participate in are age-appropriate.

Terms and conditions

  • Non refundable
  • Re-bookable to another date with 48 hours notice
  • Payments are forfeited if no-show or if the guest cancels in less than 48 hours before the scheduled tour


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06:45 AM
Meet-up with the group

Leave Pasay via CaviteX.  Meeting point is Blue Bay Walk Open Parking Space, in front of Conti’s and UCC Café, along EDSA, between Macapagal and Roxas Boulevard.

07:30 AM
Magdiwang Traditional Cavite Breakfast

At Malen’s Restaurant, Noveleta, Cavite. Enjoy a traditional Cavite breakfast.

Menu: Pan de troso • Quesillo • Tamales • Tortang itlog sa burong mustasa • Imus langgonisa • Tinapang Salinas • Sinangag • Gatas ng Kalabaw • Kapeng Amadeo • Chocolate Ah, Tablea Alfonso

09:00 AM
Noveleta to Maragondon

Travel to Noveleta to Maragondon | 32.8 km | 1:00 hour | Arrive Town of Maragondon • Assumption Church and Bonifacio Trial House.

Sight-see the undulating landscape changing from coastal to highlands; the periphery, Mt. Buntis, the site where Bonifacio was executed. On the foothills of Mt. Buntis is the town of Maragondon, where the wood to build the some of the ships used in the Galleon Trade were taken from its forests. 

10:30 AM
Maragondon to Naic

24.6 km |38 minutes | Arrive town of Naic • Balsahan • Immaculate Concepcion Church • Casa Hacienda de Naic • Our thirst will be quenched by Sinudsod, a refreshing drink made from bahaw and galapong crepe, with slivers of young coconut, coconut water, and coconut cream.

12:30 PM
Naic to Calle Real Tanza

15 km | :27 minutes | Calle Real to Kaibigan Bakery | 1.2 km | :04 minutes | Arrive town of Tanza • Lunch at Calle Real, a converted house that belongs to the Tahimic Family of Tanza, which was considered a Mercantile Class family during the late 19th and early-20th century. The house is quite modest, compared to the stately homes of the hacienderos of Iloilo, Bacolod and Pampanga. The first floor of the house, where the restaurant is now situated, was once a Kamalig, or storehouse for the rice. The second floor was the living area, which is used until today, complete with old furniture and accessories. The parking area of the restaurant was where the “kiskisan” or the rice mill once stood. This is where we will sample their black paella, using squid ink and sea food, after touring the house. Lunch menu includes: Paella • Calandracas, traditional vegetable and noodle soup; Beef Caldereta, Crunchy Pork Binagoongan and Sopas Tanza, a dry biscuit that is the usual accompaniment for soups made by Kaibigan Bakery, established in 1920, in Barangay Biwas. Coffee and dessert will be served upstairs at the Pink Table.

02:30 PM
Tanza to Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit

Tanza to Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit 9.4 km | 18 minutes | Kawit - Guided Tour of the Aguinaldo Shrine and Mansion • Merienda cena under the mango tree • Pancit Pusit (when available) or Pancit Puso • Bibingkang Balinghoy of Aling Baby Clemente of Barangay Congbalay-Legaspi and Digman Halo-halo.

04:30 PM
Depart for Manila

Kawit to MOA | 17.3 km | 27 minutes

Nearby attractions

Casa Tribunal (Tribunal ng Noveleta)
0.55 km away

Located behind Noveleta Town Hall, Casa Tribunal bears an important landmark in Cavite's history. In 1896, the Magdiwang, a faction of the anti-Spanish Katipunan, killed Spanish authorities in this hall. Magdiwang General Pascual Alvarez killed Guardia Civil Captain Antonio Rebolledo. The Guardia Civil Lieutenant Francisco Naval Ayudante was also killed, while the rest of the Guardia Civil were imprisoned. This event further intensified the Philippine Revolution in Cavite. Over the century, Casa Tribunal served various purposes for the government. It was once the office of Spanish government in Noveleta, then turned into the Magdiwang's office after its capture. Thereafter, the hall served as a post office, a library, a makeshift classroom, and an office to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). It now serves as a temporary office to the Mayor's League. Inside you'll find portraits of Noveleta's previous mayors, and a Filipino-Spanish battle painting entitled "Tulay na Kalero".

Kawit Town Hall (Old Tribunal)
2.90 km away

Beside St. Mary Magdalene Church once stood the old town hall of Kawit, site of a short but significant attack by Filipino revolutionaries that sparked the uprising in Cavite. On the afternoon of August 31, 1896, Emilio Aguinaldo and Candido Tirona led a group of fighters in storming the seat of government and seizing guns from the Guardia Civil. The attack, now known as the Kawit Revolt, was capped off with the raising of the Magdalo flag at the town hall. A new municipal building with a pink facade now stands in place of the old town hall but the National Historical Commission has placed a marker on the front wall indicating the historical significance of the site. A few meters from the building is a statue of Candido Tirona. He served as the Secretary of War of the Katipunans Magdalo Council. Tirona died in the famed Battle of Binakayan barely three months after the Kawit Revolt.

Kawit Church
3.02 km away

Also known as St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Kawit Church is one of nine pilgrim churches in Cavite. It is also the second oldest parish in the province. Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, President of the First Philippine Republic, was baptized here in 1869. Jesuits established the parish in 1624, but it wasn't until 1737 when the current stone structure was built. The church was nearly destroyed during the Philippine-American war. In 1990, the church was renovated and restored with an orange brick facade and a four-storey belfry. Typical of earthquake baroque style, both sides of the church are supported by thick buttresses. On the main and side altars are three gold-and-white retablos built in the 1800s. An antique life-sized image of St. Mary Magdalene, which locals believe to be miraculous, is displayed on the left altar. 

Mass Schedule

  • Monday 6:30am 
  • Tuesday 6:30am 
  • Wednesday 6:30am and 6pm 
  • Thursday 6:30am 
  • Friday 6:30am 1st friday 6:30am and 6pm 
  • Saturday 6:30am, 4:30pm and 6pm 
  • Sunday 6:30am, 8am, 9:30am, 4:30pm and 6pm

Where to stay

Kartini Hotel
Hotels and homes
3.43 km away

Feel at home with Kartini Hotel in Cavite--the preferred accommodation in Kawit that provides quality amenities, fast and efficient services, and most importantly, clean, well-sanitized rooms.

Candi Dasa Resort
Hotels and homes
6.73 km away

Candi Dasa Resort is a relaxing getaway situated in Brgy. Santol, Tanza, Cavite which is about an hour and a half drive from Manila via Coastal Road and Cavitex. Surrounded by nature, its laidback and serene ambiance allows the guests to relax and unwind from the pressure of life's daily routine and activities. Swimming in the adult and kiddie pool is irresistible especially at night with the color-changing lights. Several amenities such as videoke and playground are also provided for more enjoyment. So come visit us and we guarantee that you'll have a great time.

Golden Oasys Hotel
Hotels and homes
12.15 km away

Golden Oasis Hotel is dedicated to quality accommodations and good customer service, it is located in Molino 4 and accessible choice of resting and overnight accommodation for business and leisure activities for those frequenting or visiting Cavite. Offers security and sanctuary at very affordably rates on a per set number of hour basis. The hotel can also be easily accessible thru local PUJ's and Vans.                


Things to do nearby

The Dessert Museum
Fun with kids
15.73 km away

The Dessert Museum is 8 mouthwatering rooms of sugar-filled happiness. This is the only museum you’ll ever slide into! Follow our Candy Rabbits through our Donut Hole and slip down our sprinkle slide into the most magical food-filled fantasy you will ever experience. Choose your path through our Candy Cane Groves or go Cotton Candy Picking in our sweetly enchanted forest. The adventure is just beginning!

The Experience

As you slide, jump, play, and swing through The Dessert Museum, prepare to explore uniquely themed rooms tailored to each dessert, creating a one-of- a-kind tasting experience. We aspire to provoke the imagination by featuring popular desserts in fun, creative, and Instagrammable rooms. These rooms are not only for pictures; they also contain ultra-cool facts about our sweet after-dinner past times.

The Dessert Samples

Every dessert we feature is carefully selected, from hand-made artisanal chocolates to our fairy-dusted cotton candy! Sweet-tooths beware you are in for a sugar overdose!

Ang Huling El Bimbo (The Musical)
Shows and performances
18.31 km away

Ang Huling El Bimbo is a story of friendship told through the songs of the most iconic Pinoy rock band from the 90’s. It is an original story that should resonate with people who understand how the powerful bond between friends shapes our lives. It will also be a nostalgic journey, driven by songs that have become part of the collective Pinoy psyche.

Read more about Ang Huling El Bimbo - A musical told through the songs of the most iconic 90s Pinoy band here

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