Finally, I was able to schedule a Tagaytay trip and check out the highly recommended Fire Lake Grill by Paul Huang. At first, you would think that this is yet another steakhouse in Tagaytay. The food is really good at this place from the steak house to the grilled fish, to the salad and the desserts. This is a small cozy restaurant so you need to reserve in advance and it would be difficult to walk-in here. This shot was taken almost at 1pm+ already so dining al-fresco at this time is not ideal. Although it is so windy at this time and eating outside is perfect for Aidan since he can walk to his heart’s content.

Let me walk you through a Fire Lake Grill Sunday Lunch!


Here is a peak at the ambiance of Fire Lake and the typical crowd that eats here.


The sky was so clear that you can view Taal Volcano clearly that it appears so near. It’s like having a giant painting view of Taal Lake while eating at Fire Lake!


Blackened Beef Salad with Asian Greens, sesame Thai Chili dressing and blue cheese crumble (P290). This is a recommended salad and the dressing is tasty and delicious with every bite of the greens…to achieve the “it” taste, you have to combine everything from the beef to the cheese, tomato and the lettuce. What a taste! Yummy!


Darne of Norwegian Salmon with Tagaytay Greens and Dalandan buerre blanc (P320) — The Best Salmon Lemon Sauce that I ever tasted! The secret is in the sauce and freshness of all the ingredients. One thing my wife noticed was the thin slice of the salmon…


Grilled Certified Angus Beef (C.A.B.) rib eye steak topped with grilled jumbo prawn basted with lemon butter sauce (P890). This steak was a winner! (but expensive though considering the beef slice and the prawn size– only my wife ate this and she was very satisfied but somebody who complains a lot about how food is cooked.)


Pineapple Carpaccio with Malibu Rum and pink peppercorn, candied citrus peel, and coconut ice cream in a brandy snap basket (P120). Sorry for being superlative about all the food but I can’t resist it. The brandy snap basket tasted very well with the coconut ice cream. I love the pineapple with the candied citrus peel taste while my wife loved the combination of the basket and ice cream, it was like eating peanut brittle with ice cream. I can just go here to eat this dessert!


Flourless Chocolate Cake with peanut butter-white chocolate filling and served with fresh fruit compote (P160). I would give this 3 claps for being flourless and a good taste for a chocolate cake. Nothing so special.


The Happy Uy-Diaz Family! Of course, the entire experience set us back at P1000/ person but It was one of those meal that you wouldn’t complain about. But I’ll be smarter in ordering next time 🙂


They have a strict operating hours, so make sure that you reserve when you visit this place.

Fire Lake Grill
Unit 3 Cliffhouse Tagaytay, General Emilio Aguinaldo Highway
Tagaytay City, Cavite 4120
Telefax (+63 46) 413-2069
Mobile (+63 927) 914 4604
Email: [email protected]

Anton