**Updated as of June 7, 2022
After our quick trip to Hinulugang Taktak, we headed to Tipulo for our lunch. Tipulo is inside the First Pacific Leadership Academy in Antipolo. If you have worked in Corporate in the last decade, you may be familiar with MMLDC, its old name.
Tipulo Restaurant – Then and Now
Tipulo provides an al fresco dining experience. The restaurant is surrounded by tall trees and landscaped gardens, providing guests with a relaxed vibe when they dine in. It is especially cool here during the “ber” months to February.
Tipulo got its name from the Tipulo tree, which is a symbol of Antipolo’s deep faith and spirituality.
The restaurant is furnished with filipiniana inspired tables and chairs. Tipulo serves ala carte Filipino dishes daily.
The ala carte serving size is suitable for sharing. The place is perfect for family gatherings and get-togethers as the place can fit at least 50 people.
It is kid-friendly too, with high chairs available. This is a plus for me.
A few years back, they still served a buffet every Sunday. It had a complete offering of salads, soup, main courses (pork, seafood, vegetables), and dessert. A selection of drinks was also included in the buffet.
My favorites were the pork sisig, sweet and sour pork, and the breaded fish with mussels and squid. I found the food comforting and filling.
In 2022, Tipulo no longer has the buffet set up, so the area is used for dining instead.
We went back to have lunch on a Friday, and the restaurant was almost full. We didn’t have any reservations that day, but we were fortunate enough to get a table before the space was filled.
New Additions to Tipulo
After a hearty lunch, guests can roam around the First Pacific Leadership Academy or drop by Tipulo Breads to have dessert or drinks. Tipulo Breads has an assortment of pastries but a limited selection of drinks.
Here are some of our pictures around the area. Despite the pandemic, I am amazed at how well they have maintained the restaurant and the whole area.
Tips when dining in Tipulo
- They have acoustic nights on Fridays.
- The place gets packed on Fridays and weekends, so reserve, especially when visiting a big group.
- Since the trees and plants surround the place, put on bug spray to keep the bugs away.
- Bring a light sweater, especially if you will be dining at night.
Tipulo KM 27 Sumulong Hwy, Antipolo, Rizal +63 286963051 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM