Bonding with the Family at Las Tiendas

It’s been a while since my family had our own little bonding time that’s why last weekend, I brought them to a different kind of date night at Las Tiendas.

Papa doesn’t always agree to this idea because he says that it’s a hassle commuting. But now that we have a car, he has no more excuse. Haha. My family had something to do in the metro on a Saturday morning and it’s just the right timing to ask them out for a bonding time that night, so they just picked me up along the area.

We drove our way to Las Tiendas in Kawit, Cavite and even though we’ve been living for so long in Cavite, we still don’t know our way around there so we got lost at first. Haha. Thankfully, Las Tiendas is open from 6pm to 12mn, we didn’t worry that they’ll be closed already when we arrive. Hehe.

How to Get There

via public transportation:

  • From EDSA, ride a bus going to Baclaran.
  • From Baclaran, ride a bus going to Naic/Ternate. Tell the conductor to drop you at Zeus gas station (although that gas station was long gone!)
  • From Zeus, ride a baby bus (small bus) going to Cavite City or Rosario.
  • After 3km, arrive at Aguinaldo Shrine.

via private vehicle:

  • From MRT-3 Taft Avenue, head west on EDSA toward P. Zamora
  • Turn left toward Roxas Blvd.
  • Merge onto Roxas Blvd. (Coastal Road)
  • Take the exit toward Cavite City (Cavitex)
  • Turn right to Tirona Highway
  • Turn right to Kawit Loop/Tirona Highway
  • Arrive at Aguinaldo Shrine

You can use your favorite navigation app to guide you with directions. :) It is just beside the Aguinaldo Shrine and you can immediately see it because of the bright lights. :)

What to See in Las Tiendas

Las Tiendas is a food bazaar that offers a wide variety of food to fill in your tummies. :) I often see food bazaars in the metro and I’m so glad that finally people from the South no longer have to go to the metro to experience a food bazaar!

The light decorations add up to the cozy ambience and the food stalls are well-organized. Also, even if it’s a weekend with a lot of people, there are enough tables available.

Las Tiendas

I wasn’t able to take a photo of all the food stalls because seriously, all we wanted was to immediately eat. Haha. But here are two of my favorites:

ADM’s Ribs

I’ve had tried ribs before and I must say they usually don’t come in affordable prices so when I saw ADM’s Ribs, I was quite surprised. For only Php 99 for a small serving (that isn’t that small), you get a delicious meal that isn’t sacrificing the quality. The meat is flavorful and since it’s oven-baked, the meat is so tender, no need to use a knife, actually.

Las Tiendas

Quarter Pound Angus Beef Burgers

Beside ADM’s Ribs is Quarter Pound Angus Beef Burgers. As the food stall name says, they offer burgers with angus beef patties. Can you imagine that high-quality meat to be offered for as long as Php 100?

Las Tiendas

I only got to take a bite of it because it turns out it’s so spicy and spices are not really my bestfriend. Haha. So I gave them to my brothers and they said it was worth it! They even liked the spicy flavor of it.

They also offer fruit shakes, which my family totally liked because the shakes are made out of real fruits, not the powdered ones.

Taking a side trip to Aguinaldo Shrine

Beside Las Tiendas is Aguinaldo shrine that offers a music and lights show the same with Ayala Triangle’s in Makati. Again, South people no longer need to go to metro for the Ayala Triangle’s festival of lights. And what’s better is, Aguinaldo Shrine’s music and light show is open all year round!

Las Tiendas

Overall, my family did enjoy our weekend date night. I thought food bazaars like this are best for friends or barkadas, but coming with the whole family is also a good idea. They surely had their tummies happy. Haha. For more information about Las Tiendas, you may follow them on Facebook. :)

It’s your turn!

  • Have you tried exploring a food bazaar? How was your experience?
  • Are you from the North or South?

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  1. Reply

    This looks like a huge food park. Hope we can go here when we visit Manila. :) The food looks so yummy!

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      It was quite far from Manila though. But Manila have food parks also :)

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    I’m from the North. Kahit nga mga foodparks dito, parang one or two pa lang napuntahan ko! Hahaha. But since it’s a food bazaar and they’re built on tents, are they open during a certain period/months lang or are they permanent?

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      This one is open for a year only. Until September 2017 lang, but it depends if they extend it.

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    It’s really nice of you taking your family to a date. Na miss ko rin tuloy family ko. Ang hirap na mapalayo :(

    But anyway, that place looks very interesting sana mapuntahan ko rin yan dahil I love places that offers lots of food choices. I find it similar to Sugbo Mercado here in Cebu, it’s a bit pricey but still masarap naman.

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      Di ko natry yung Sugbo Mercado nung nagpunta kami, sayang hehe I think food parks are usually pricey haha

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    Date night with the fam is really sweet! Our usual family day is having lunch over my brother’s house and that’s it. We rarely go our to dine or roam around. Anyways, there are lots of food bazaar to visit these days. But if they are offering angus beef for only a hundred, Las Tiendas is a must-try! Hoho.

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      Actually bihira na din kami lumabas labas dahil magastos nga hehe kaya namiss din nila na lumalabas kami kaya naenjoy nila to kahit malayo at inabot na kami ng gabi hehe

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    This is the first time that I ever heard about food parks in the South. I lived in Cavite for a few years before, and all I still know is Bacoor and Dasma. Kawit seems to be too far from where we lived back then. The ribs looks yummy! It’s also nice that your family agreed to go along with you! Family quality times are the best, whatever activity it may be.

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      First time ko lang din sa Kawit haha ang familiar lang ako Bacoor, Dasma, Imus haha tapos once lang din nakapunta sa Trece hehe mas alam ko pa nga Metro Manila eh hahaha
      True, very supportive naman sila, talagang sinamahan ako hehe

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    You live in Cavite, too? Well, I’m currently living in Cavite and I’m originally from Baguio but I’ve already been here for five years. Hehe… I haven’t heard of this before but to be frank I’ve never really visited much of the places around here for the whole five years that I’ve been living here (only and mostly Tagaytay ang gala). But this looks like a cool place to hang out and get some grub. The lights are really pretty. It reminds me of BAGA Manila along Daang Hari.

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      Yes, I’m from Dasma! Hehe It’s like BAGA nga, pero BAGA is more of grilled food right? Di pa ko nakakapag-BAGA haha di ko machempuhan sa Daang Hari hehe bihira lang din kasi ako umuwi ng Cavite.

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    I love food bazaars. I think it’s a big thing recently, maybe because many people tend to spend more money on food. Weeee! On another note, I wanna visit the shrine! I really love the lights and I wanna shoot there. Haha!

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      Yes, ang ganda nung lights sa shrine! If only I take good photos… hahaha

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