Foodie Goodie | Ala Fiesta.
Whenever we're not busy with our kids' school activities (drafting lecture notes and mock exams, procuring materials for projects and the like), my mom squad and I would most likely be at the mall, shopping for groceries or school supplies (because you can never have too many ballpens and art materials) or at some restaurant, eating to our hearts' content. The latter is our favorite bonding activity (you can see it in our waist lines), and our way of de-stressing from housework and school-related brouhaha.
Our latest food discovery is Ala Fiesta, a casual dining restaurant in Lipa City, Batangas. One of my mommy friends chanced upon an Ala Fiesta ad on her Facebook news feed, and the next thing we knew, our squad of four (plus our kids) was en route to Lipa for another food adventure.
Ala Fiesta in Lipa City, Batangas. Truth be told, it was the Crossover Buffet that prompted us to make that 45-minute drive to Ala Fiesta. The restaurant's latest food offering, the Crossover Buffet features classic Filipino dishes, Japanese and Asian dishes, Italian favorites such as pizza and pasta, as well as a smorgasbord of desserts. It's an all-you-can-eat buffet at a budget-friendly price of Php 499 per head.
All-you-can-eat Crossover Buffet at Ala Fiesta.
Php 499 on weekdays, Php 599 on weekends. Here's a glimpse of what they offer at the Crossover Buffet.
You choose the ingredients and the chef will cook them for you. I regret not trying this, huhu. Pork Hamonado and Ala Fiesta's specialty, Kare-kare. Lechon Belly + veggies for the Kare-kare. Ala Fiesta takes pride in their house specialties Crispy Pata and Kare-kare, and true enough, their Kare-kare is one of the best I have tried. Their Lechon Belly is also a winner with its tender meat and sinfully crunchy skin.
Pan-seared Tuna and Chicken Barbecue. Roasted Baby Potatoes. Crispy Pork Belly. Their Japanese dishes are also a must-try - from the delicately crunchy Tempura to the savory Takoyaki. They also have an assortment of sushi which was a hit among the mom squad.
Sushi assortment. Tempura and Takoyaki. Red and white sauces for your pasta. Veggies for nachos. Veggies for salad. As for the kids, they loved the nachos and pasta so much that they even had second and third servings of each. Sinulit nila yung Php 499, haha!
Fresh fruits and fruit salad. Ala Fiesta's Meringue is to-die-for! Red Velvet, Meringue, and Brownies. Ala Fiesta's dessert selection did not disappoint, either. They had a spread of fresh fruits and fruit salad, halo-halo and ice cream, and sweet treats such as meringue, brownies, and Red Velvet bites. Our hands-down favorite dessert would have to be the meringue. The server kept on filling up the dessert bar with meringues because we kept on piling our plates with it, haha! Happy (not-so) little customers! With its wide selection of great-tasting food, courteous and friendly staff, relaxed ambiance, and reasonable price, Ala Fiesta is mom-squad approved! Even the kids enjoyed dining at Ala Fiesta, and they're already looking forward to our next visit. There will definitely be a next time, and we'll make sure to try the Mongolian stir-fry when we return!
*The Crossover Buffet is available during lunch from 11 am to 2 pm, and during dinner from 5:30 pm to 9 pm.
Brgy. Pilahan, Sabang Rotonda,
Lipa City, Batangas
(043) 757 6201
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