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.
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:
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.
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?
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! http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Sabian/22in-AAX-Omni-Ride-Cymbal-111863929.gc
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?