Paseo de Sta. Rosa

Satellite image of Paseo de Sta. Rosa in Laguna

I’ve featured the Plaza Luisita Commercial Complex last year and it is a popular (and maybe even mandatory) stopover for travelers going to the north from Manila. One popular near-counterpart in the south is Paseo de Sta. Rosa in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Launched way back in 1997, This strip mall (which is the flagship retail complex of Greenfield City) is located along the Sta. Rosa–Tagaytay Road and I think it is a very good choice for a stopover when you’re going to Tagaytay or the western parts of Batangas like Nasugbu and Calatagan. But between the two—Luisita or Paseo—I prefer Luisita’s ambiance more because of its numerous acacia trees. Then again, Paseo beats Luisita hands down in terms of restaurant choices.

Arguably the best-known restaurant of Paseo de Sta. Rosa is Kanin Club. Its fame is the stuff of food blogs and people go to Santa Rosa just to eat at Kanin Club even if they’re not going to Tagaytay or beyond. It’s a good thing that Kanin Club opened its second branch in Alabang (at Westgate Filinvest) (and this is the one I ate at) and so Metro Manila foodies need not go all the way to Laguna. The problem is, the branch in Alabang is quite small.

Photo of the open-air ambiance of Paseo de Sta. Rosa Photo from the Greenfield Development Corp. website.

Going back to Santa Rosa, other notable restaurants in Paseo are Brothers Burger, Café Breton, Yellow Cab Pizza, Shakey’s, Razon’s, and Pancake House. Of course Jollibee Foods Corporation can’t resist putting up branches there of its flagship fast-food chain Jollibee, as well as Chowking and Greenwich. In addition, Paseo has Starbucks Coffee (no surprise there), National Bookstore, and sports stores like Nike, Speedo, and Adidas. Interestingly, the Ateneo Graduate School of Business has a branch right in Paseo itself (I can imagine the Starbucks there packed with Ateneans doing coursework over frappes).

Paseo de Sta. Rosa reminds me most of the Blue Wave strip mall in Pasay City. The ambiance and architecture is the same and like Blue Wave, Paseo has a central activity center for concerts, job fairs, and other events. But unlike Blue Wave, Paseo is much more extensive, currently occupying 16 hectares and with expansion room for 4 more hectares. The Paseo 4 building is currently under construction and is expected to be launched this July 2009.

If you wish to learn more, I guess the best place to start is the official webpage of Paseo de Sta. Rosa over at the Greenfield Development Corporation website.

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June 23, 2009
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  1. marie wrote on November 20, 2009 @ 02:47AM

    Hello!

    Just wanted to ask if you do catering? we have an Ayala Xmas party on Dec 08 at 4pm for about 35-30 pax just nearby at Nuvali lakeside zone. you may reach me at my office at 841-5812.

    hope you can reply asap.

    Marie Serrano
    Strategic Landbank Mgt Group
    Ayala Land, Inc.

  2. alan alejo wrote on September 1, 2010 @ 11:56PM

    how can i watch the band slapshock during the oktoberfest??this year 2010???
    do i have to pay expensive price???
    thank you!!!

  3. JEN wrote on September 13, 2010 @ 01:11AM

    HI? may i know who’s the event organizer of paseo de sta. rosa? or may i know wat is the contact no. of marketing department of paseo de sta. rosa? hope someone can help me. TNX!

  4. mia yumul wrote on November 10, 2010 @ 01:32PM

    Hello,

    Would like to inquire if you have still available space for lease? and May I know who’s the contact person and the contact nos. in Paseo Santa Rosa, Our company is very much interested to come in.

    BTW, you may reach me thru my mobile no. at 09226785169.

    thanks,

  5. cd wrote on August 2, 2014 @ 09:48AM

    how much is the space for rental i want to open a gift store that specializes house wares and decor for the house. how much is the smallest spacefor rent?
    chat

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