The Pastellaria is located way from the main clubhouse, on the other side of the infinity pool, a short walk away. the pastelaria serves basically the same food as in cafe oaxaca but you can also order cocktail drinks here. the area is smaller but is more coxy than in cafe oaxaca. they don't serve breakfast, only lunch and dinner.
lunch: 11:30 to 2:30 pm
dinner: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Favorite Dish: the meals are mainly filipino food with a sprinkling of spanish and mexican food. like in the sunken bar in the infinity pool, you can also order beer and cocktails here.
The Cafe Oaxaca is the main dining area of the complex, where you go to eat your complimentary breakfast and to order ala carte meals for lunch and dinner. the cafe provides nice views of the infinity pools below and the white sand beach across the horizon. the meals here are a mish mash of local filipino, mexican, spanish and american dishes.
breakfast: 7:00 am to 10:00 am
lunch: 11:30 to 2:30 pm
afternoon tea: 3:30 to 4:30 pm (complimentary)
dinner: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Favorite Dish: breakfast is a buffet with mainly local breakfast items like tapa, tuyo, itlog, sinangag, daing na isda, longganisa, etc.
Pueblo Por La Playa’s very own Cafe Oaxaca (pronounced wahaka) is a Mexican bistro type of restaurant located up high in the sloped gardens, very near the infinity pools.
You can opt to eat inside where the interior design is impressive. I couldn't help but notice the bright colored mosaic tile designs of tables, the unique metal lamps in the walls and ceilings with the Aztec blazing sun as dominant design, and some masks as wall decor. If you smoke or simply prefer al fresco dining, you can eat at the terrace overlooking the picturesque Pagbilao Bay, amidst the tall buri palms.
Cafe Oaxaca boasts of using fresh meat from organically raised poultry and livestock; organically grown kitchen herbs harvested from its own greenhouses; their very own sweet corn produced by its agriculturist; and fresh seafood harvested from its own fishponds at Maharlika Island across Pagbilao Bay.
Favorite Dish: On our first night, we had lunch at Silangang Nayon and dinner at Tokyo Tokyo, and when we tried to order Paella Valenciana for lunch on our last day, it wasn't available, so we didn't have the chance to sample their cuisine.
However, we loved the snacks we ordered for room service. Their blueberry cheesecake, strawberry cheesecake and tacos were superb. Thier fruit shakes were also A-okay.
We had buffet breakfast at Cafe Oaxaca (2 complimentary, and 2 buffet plates @ P360+12%/pax). Food mix, taste and volume were okay, but to our chagrin, we couldn't have a free refill of our coffee/tea. It was quite disappointing that unlike other placess where we had buffet breakfast with free flowing brewed coffee/tea, only cold water was bottomless at Cafe Oaxaca.
Nestled on the cliffside of Barangay Bantigue in Pagbilao is Silangang Nayon Park & Restaurant. It is very popular among the locals and tourists in Quezon province because of its delectable Chinese and Filipino cuisine served in native huts overlooking Pagbilao Bay. You can choose to dine at the huts lined up on the cliffside and enjoy the view beside swaying bamboos and vines. Or, you can opt to go down the cliff through concrete stairs that lead to a bamboo bridgeway connected to huts that seem to float on the water, but are actually huts on the stilts. Many prefer to eat here to enjoy the sea breeze, and to have a nice view of Pagbilao Bay, Pagbilao Grande and Patayan island. Moreover, there is excitement in awaiting the "landing" of the "flying waiter" bringing food from the main restaurant to the huts on the stilts. The "flying waiter" is actually a small airplane-like contraption bringing food through zipline-like cables.
Aside from the unique experience of eating ala-"kamayan" (eating with hands) in native huts, diners enjoy roaming around the Park which has a playground for children, a mini zoo, and an ostrich farm.
Silangang Nayon has Pavilions for receptions and get-togethers, and a 4-room building for accommodation.
Favorite Dish: We were quite sad that oysters and scallops weren't available, but we liked everything else that we ordered: grilled "liempo" slices (pork belly), "kinilaw na tanigue" (fresh fish flesh marinated/cured in vinegar mixed with spices), sizzling squid, crispy fried pepper & salt shrimps, steamed white rice and yang chow.
Palayisdaan not Palaisdaan is located in Pagbilao right after Lucena City about 148 Kilometers via Lucban/Tayabas Route and 146 Kilometers via (SLEX) San Pablo, Alaminos, Tiaong Route ex Caltex J. Vargas.
Favorite Dish: Fried Pla-pla.