Tagaytay is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines. Bulalo is one of favorites here.
WHAT IS BULALO
Before we head to the exciting part, let me describe what bulalo is. Bulalo, a Filipino soup made with beef shank and vegetables, is undeniably the most famous local dish in Tagaytay. This hot, meaty, and savory bowl of soup is the perfect match for the cold and breezy weather of Tagaytay. That’s why it has become a part of many restaurants’ menu in the city.
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To help you make the most of your vacation to Tagaytay, here's my list of the best places to eat Bulalo:
- Leslie’s Restaurant
- Bulalo Point
- Josephine’s Restaurant
- Balay Dako
- Ridge Park Kainan Sa Kubo
- Mahogany Market
- Jaytee’s Classic Filipino Cuisine
- Tavern by the Lake
- Pamana Restaurant
- Aozora Japanese Restaurant
- Diner’s Bulalo
One of the top go-to Filipino restaurants in Tagaytay, Leslie’s is almost always packed with big groups and families. Among the classic dishes that keep drawing people back to this restaurant is their big and hearty bowl of bulalo. I personally got a taste of their own recipe of bulalo when I was invited to feature Sky Ranch's food stalls and restaurants in 2017.
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Aside from the famous Bulalo, they are also serving Filipino dishes in generous servings such as Beef Kare-Kare and Crispy Pata. Leslie’s also offers a nice view of the Taal Lake and Volcano right at the back of the restaurant.
Address: E. Aguinaldo Hwy, Silang Junction North, Tagaytay
Business Hours: 9 AM to 7 PM daily
Craving for some hot soup after spending a day at Sky Ranch Tagaytay? Just two minutes away from the leisure park, Bulalo Point is quite famous for its affordable food, hefty servings, and local carinderia ambiance. Their Bulalo is relatively cheap but is served in a clay pot that can feed up to three people!
Address: 4120 Tagaytay – Nasugbu Hwy Tagaytay, Philippines
Business Hours: Monday to Friday (7 AM – 8 PM) Saturday to Sunday (6 AM – 8 PM)
With its spacious interiors, homely atmosphere and long wooden tables, Josephine’s is ideal for families and big groups. This restaurant is known for its buffet offerings and a huge selection of Filipino dishes, which you can try along with Bulalo. Josephine’s is located right across Summit Ridge in Tagaytay.
Address: KM 58, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City
Business Hours: 8 AM to 9 PM (Mon to Fri); 7 AM to 10 PM (Sat to Sun)
Balay Dako offers traditional and flavorful Filipino dishes with the signature touch of Chef Tony Boy Escalante. ‘Balay Dako’, which is Negrense for big house, is set in a 3-storey house in Tagaytay where each floor showcases a specific section of the restaurant–Terrazas, a semi-open bar on the top floor; Azela, the main dining area on the 2nd floor; and Silong, the private event area of the restaurant on the ground.
Address: Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay City
Business Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM daily
Even a Japanese restaurant like Aozora has something good to offer when it comes to our favorite Filipino soup. Catching up well with the Bulalo craze in Tagaytay, Aozora offers the Aozora Ramen, a perfect fusion of ramen and bulalo!
Aozora has a lot of branches you can choose from: Aozora SVD branch Tagaytay Main road corner SVD road | Aozora Purok 157, Tagaytay-Calamba main road, Sungay East | Aozora Farm, Anna Marianne street, Maharlika East | Aozora at main clubhouse, Tagaytay Highlands | Aozora Twin Lakes Mall
Address: Purok 157, Tagaytay-Calamba Main Rd., Sungay East, Tagaytay City
Business Hours: 9 AM to 10 PM daily
Mahogany Market is the most iconic bulalo destination in Tagaytay—but perhaps legendary is a more fitting term. Found on the second floor of the Mahogany Meat Market is the famed bulalo strip where a stretch of food stalls similar to karinderyas or small eateries serve bowls after bowls of the comforting beef dish.
Some of the stalls offer free coffee and/or free bananas.
Address: Mahogany Market, Mahogany Ave., Brgy. Kaybagal South, Tagaytay City
Business Hours: 5 AM to 11 PM daily
Jaytee’s Classic Filipino Cuisine
Situated along Aguinaldo Highway in Tagaytay City, Jaytee’s Classic Filipino Cuisine not only boasts delicious Filipino favorites but also a scenic view of Taal Lake. The highlight of their menu is, of course, Bulalo. Its broth is tasty, rich, and satisfying enough while the meat is very tender.
In 2021 me and the We Are Tagaytay team went here to try their food and it was a night of feast! Last April, I went back with family and friends (who treat us this time) to the newest and the 7th branch they call, "Jaytee's Filipino Cuisine - Perfect View".
Address: Aguinaldo Highway, Maharlika East, Tagaytay City
Business Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Mon to Fri); 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Sat); 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Sun)
Tavern by the Lake
Tavern by the Lake is a restaurant in Tagaytay that offers good food and good ambiance to its visitors. Opened in early 2018, Tavern is very promising - the quality of food and service they is one of the best in Tagaytay.
That same year of their opening, I was invited for a hotel stay at The Lakeview Suites where you the Tavern by the Lake is located at. On our first night, we got to try their own version of bulalo. It was perfectly hot to ease us that cold night. Plus, you must try their Salted Egg Chicken, too!
Address: 5750 Lakeview Drive (former Magnus Drive), Kaybagal South, Tagaytay, Cavite
Business Hours: 7AM to 10PM daily
Ridge Park Kainan sa Kubo
Giving you another perfect view of Taal Lake and Volcano, Ridge Park Kainan sa Kubo is perfect place for the whole family, friends, love ones. Price-wise, their bulalo and other food are good for sharing.
Located at the main highway in Tagaytay, it's definitely an easy choice to stop, relax and sip a hot beef soup to complete your weekend vacation.
Address: Maharlika West, 4120 Tagaytay City
Business Hours: 9 AM - 9PM daily
Balinsasayaw is a bed and breakfast along Aguinaldo Highway meant for those chill and lazy Tagaytay weekends. Bring the whole barkada as you enjoy the beautiful view of Taal lake while digging into the traditional Filipino dishes and boodles.
Address: Mendez Crossing East, Tagaytay City
Business Hours: 10 AM – 9 PM daily
Pamana is a homegrown and classic Filipino restaurant that opened in Tagaytay in 2009. Aside from its dishes, the place became popular for its homey interiors and photo-filled walls. Most of the dishes are preserved and updated heirloom recipes from owner Happy Ongpauco-Tiu’s family.
Address: Emilio Aguinaldo Hwy, Crossing Silang East, Tagaytay
Business Hours: 10AM–7PM daily
Last but not least, one of the oldest and the first to serve bulalo in Tagaytay is Diner's. Not only have they been serving bulalo since 1984, they also have other Filipino dishes you should try too!
In 2018, it was my first taste of their food after we went for one-night stay at a private resort in Tali Beach, Nasugbu, Batangas. We stopped at Tagaytay while raining, a perfect way to have bulalo and end our getaway before heading back to Manila.
Address: Emilio Aguinaldo Hwy, Crossing Silang East, Tagaytay
Business Hours: 8 AM to 9 PM daily
Finding Bulalo doesn't limit you in Tagaytay, here are other bulaluhan I have also tried near Tagaytay:
- Asiong Caviteño Restaurant - Silang
- Cheza’s Restaurant Walastik - Alfonso
So that's my list of best places to have bulalo for you and your family or friends. Which of them have you already tried yet? Let us know in the comments! :)
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