If loud music gives you a migraine, or you have a collection of napkins from different restaurants, or you’re asleep by ten every night, then chances are you’re referred to as a tita.
But really, being one ain’t bad at all! Titas (or amigas, as they fondly call each other) have as much fun as anybody else, with their morning yoga sessions and brunch get-togethers. And not to mention their dinner dates with lots of wine!
For all the titas out there who are planning their next reunion with their kumares, here are seven spots in the metro where you can sip on unlimited wine, fill up on good food, and listen to each other’s life stories. Enjoy!
1. CAV Wine Shop and Cafe
Established in 2008, CAV was already the ultimate tita hangout spot even before the term ‘tita’ came to be so popular. Its interior is simple yet elegant and its menu is a collection of exquisite entrees pulled from the French, German, and Italian cuisines. But the main thing that has kept titas coming back all these years is their impressive selection of wine!
They have a over 500 bottles of wine in their cellar so you can literally keep coming back here and not taste the same one twice. If you’re in the mood to go all out with your tita besties, drop by on a weeknight any time between 5 and 7PM for CAV’s happy hour. You get to down as many glasses of red, white, and sparkling wine as you please!
CAV Wine Shop and Cafe can be found on the G/F of B7, Bonifacio High Street, 11th Ave. cor. 28th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila.
2. En Tirage
For all the haggard titas of the metro, En Tirage (pronounced as ‘en ti-haj’) has everything you need to feel better: a laidback ambiance, make-your-own cheese platters, delicious comfort food, and most importantly, unlimited wine! Drop by with your tita squad on a Tuesday or Friday and sip on as many glasses of Italy, California, or Chile wine as you want!
For the best experience, make sure you have something to munch on as you drink and chat. You can choose from cheeses like manchego, gorgonzola, brie, and provolone to include in your platter. Or if you want something more filling, order up entrees like the Paella Valenciana, Paella Negra, Margherita Pizza, or Baked Ziti.
En Tirage can be found on the G/F of Bldg. C, Mandala Park, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila.
3. Fresh International Buffet
If you and your tita friends want to bond over food and drinks in a posh but relaxed setting, make Fresh the venue for your next get-together. This garden-inspired buffet restaurant has a total of eight food stations to choose from, including Japanese, Italian, Filipino, Chinese, and Korean. You also get to enjoy various types of unlimited wine as part of the wide spread!
You can play sommelier and mix and match your wine with your food picks. The Cabernet Sauvignon goes well with dishes like Kare-Kare while the Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect pairing for the pasta entrees. If you’re going for Japanese delights like sashimi and tempura, enjoy them with a glass of sparkling wine!
Fresh International Buffet can be found at Solaire Resort and Casino, Aseana Ave., Entertainment City, Parañaque, Metro Manila.
4. Grape Escape
You’re probably familiar with Grape Escape if you’ve hung out at StrEat: Maginhawa Food Park before. But what you might not know is that they’ve opened up their own restaurant (also in Maginhawa) for those who would rather enjoy food and drinks in a much more comfortable setting instead of in a hot and crowded outdoor space (aka all the titas of the metro).
In their new wine lounge and kitchen, you still get to enjoy the same unlimited wine offer they came to be loved for. Drop by any day between Tuesday and Sunday from 4 to 8PM to savor as many glasses of red, white, and rose wine! You’re going to need food to go with all that alcohol so order up some cheese, pizza, and pasta too.
Grape Escape can be found at 99 Maginhawa St., Teachers Village, Quezon City, Metro Manila.
5. High Street Cafe
If food parks aren’t your thing, then maybe this modern food hall is. High Street Cafe, with its fresh and relaxing ambiance, is an ideal place for titas to come together and bond over tita things. As you swap chikka, you can munch on delicious things like salmon sashimi and tuna tartare from the Japanese section, steak and lamb from the rotisserie, and tons of sweet treats from the dessert station!
You also get to enjoy free-flowing alcohol if you go for the upgraded buffet. For an additional ₱600, you can toast with as many glasses of champagne, prosecco, red, white, or rose wine as you please!
High Street Cafe can be found on the 2/F of Shangri-La at the Fort, 30th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila.
If you’re planning to eat at NIU with your co-titas, you all need to come with the appetite of hungry men. There are a total of nine buffet stations to choose from, and even though it’s humanly impossible, you’re going to want to taste everything. Just remember to make room for drinks too because unlimited alcohol (wine included) is also part of the glorious spread!
You and your classy amigas won’t be disappointed with the quality of their wines because they carry carefully selected premium brands. In her looloo review, Lizanne S. raved about the selection, saying: “The beverage station was impressive. Soda, juices, draft beer, sake and wine (not the cheap stuff, mind you) included–I could drink here all day.”
NIU can be found on the 6/F of SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway cor. 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila.
7. Torch Restaurant
The diversity of Torch’s dishes makes it impossible to categorize them under one cuisine. But that’s probably a good thing because if you’re coming with a bunch of picky titas, they’ll all surely find something they like on the menu. Their offerings run the gamut from pasta to pizza to steak to sushi, plus they also have a bunch of alcoholic drinks on the menu, including unlimited wine!
Their wine-all-you-can weekdays run from Monday to Thursday, from 6PM all the way to 12MN. They have an assortment of P.K.N.T wines for you to savor, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay!
Torch Restaurant can be found at these locations.