Whether you’re going up to Tagaytay or on your way down, one of the places that you will definitely pass by is Nuvali if you go through Sta. Rosa.

What’s in Nuvali? Well, actually a lot, you can go biking, feed the thousands of KOI fishes in their huge man made pond, Ride a boat? Speedboat? Eat at one of the numerous quality restaurants surrounding the place.

One of the latest I’ve eaten at is the Claw Daddy that is right in front of the pond where you feed the fishes. I guess everyone knows about Claw Daddy, what most likely everyone doesn’t know is that they serve other food besides crabs.. hehehe.




The place is cozy and can probably seat around 30-50 people inside. With another 20 – 30 more outside.


What caught my attention was the huge row of books in the back.. Next time I’ll take a minute of so to check it out.. It’s hard to do other things when you have 3 kids in tow.

For those not familiar, don’t get surprised when you seat down and find huge holes on your tables – those are for the buckets to throw your shells, skins and everything else.


Since, it’s called Claw Daddy – one of their specialties are crabs -you can actually see the live crabs before they cook them. Just ask your waiter.


here’s a shot of the Singaporean Chili Crab or something – actually -that’s 2 pcs for around 700 php.

For the non seafood lovers who are forced to eat there coz of your wife or family – Here’s a treat you might like.


They actually have chicken, pork and ribs – we picked chicken since we have 3 kids in tow.

They also have pitchers of Iced Tea available – just ask your server again, since I’m not sure if it was in the menu.

Total meal with the iced tea pitcher, one platter of rice and the crabs? Around 1,700 php. Not bad for 5 people, right?




Ron is a happily married man for more than 10 years, the father of 3 boys. Loves to write about places that he visits. And works in the BPO industry.