8 Bulalo Spots That Are Worth Visiting Even Without A View

I always looked forward to our short yet meaningful trips to Tagaytay when I lived in Paranaque. I would always choose places with a view! But, now that I live here in Tagaytay, I have realized that this place is more than just the scenic sights that everyone comes here for. In fact, there are many spots in the city that are worth visiting even without overlooking Taal Lake, where great food, like Tagaytay’s best-selling bulalo, is all you need to enjoy.

Allow me to share with you a few bulalo restaurants that you shouldn’t miss out on when in Tagaytay!

1. Klara’s Bulalo Kafe


Klaras Bulalo Kafe

Photo: Klara’s Kafe Facebook

Along Mahogany Avenue, Klara’s Bulalo Kafe is a family-owned cafe and restaurant that serves Pinoy dishes. The restaurant is well-known for its specialty dish, bulalo, which is a hearty beef soup made with tender beef shanks, bone marrow, and vegetables, slow-cooked to perfection. The rich and flavorful broth and succulent meat make Klara’s Bulalo Kafe a must-visit for those seeking an authentic taste of Filipino cuisine.

Their cozy ambiance adds to their charm too. Their rustic interior with wooden furniture, warm lighting, and a laid-back atmosphere provides a welcoming and comfortable setting for diners to enjoy their meals. So even if you’re eating inside instead of at their alfresco seating, you’re sure to have a memorable experience.

They also serve a weekend breakfast buffet from 7:00 am – 10:30 am. The rate is Php 545 per adult and Php 200 for kids aged 5 to 11 years old.

2. Gregorio’s Restaurant


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Photo by Gregorios Restaurant

Gregorio’s Restaurant boasts a warm and cozy ambiance, providing diners with a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere to enjoy their bulalo. Their cooking technique is the secret to Gregorio’s bulalo’s rich and flavorful broth. The beef shanks and marrow bones are simmered for hours, allowing the flavors to meld together and create a savory broth that is deeply comforting and satisfying. The broth is seasoned just right, with a perfect balance of saltiness and umami flavors.

3. Mahogany Market

Can’t choose where to eat Bulalo? Go to Mahogany Market, where you will see various food stalls on the second floor that serve Bulalo, making it the “go-to Bulalo place” in Tagaytay. Check out Juddie’s Best Bulalo or Alegre’s Bulalohan, or the many other stalls that are there that are open 24 hours!

4. Balinsasayaw Dining & Cafe

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Photo by Hungry Biyaheros

Looking for a proper, cozy place that offers reasonably-priced home-cooked meals? Balinsasayaw, located along Tagaytay Nasugbu Highway, is the place to go. It’s great for solo travelers because they offer Half Bulalo for less than Php 400! The restaurant is open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm from Monday to Sunday.

5. Siglo Modern Filipino


Siglo Modern Filipino

Photo: Siglo Modern Filipino Facebook

Located at View Park Hotel, Siglo Modern Filipino boasts an elegant ambiance, providing diners with a sophisticated and refined dining atmosphere. The restaurant’s modern and stylish interiors, combined with attentive service, create a luxurious dining experience that is perfect for special occasions or a memorable meal with loved ones.

Siglo Modern Filipino experiments with different flavor profiles to create a unique and memorable bulalo. They incorporate different herbs, spices, and sauces to add depth and complexity to the dish, creating an explosion of flavors in every bite.

This restaurant may not have a view, but this will surely make you come back for more!

6. D’ Banquet Bakeshop and Restaurant


D’ Banquet offers a cozy and casual atmosphere that is perfect for a relaxed dining experience with family and friends. The restaurant provides a comfortable setting where you can enjoy your bulalo meal in a laid-back environment, making it an ideal place to unwind and savor a satisfying meal after a day of exploring Tagaytay’s attractions.  They are known for their scrumptious bulalo that is cooked to perfection, with a flavorful broth, tender beef, and fresh vegetables.

The beef shanks used in their bulalo are cooked until they are fall-off-the-bone tender, resulting in a melt-in-your-mouth texture that is sure to satisfy your cravings for a hearty and comforting meal. The generous servings of fresh vegetables, such as cabbage and corn, add a delightful crunch and natural sweetness to the dish, complementing the rich flavors of the broth and beef.

D’ Banquet is located along Emilio Aguinaldo Highway and is open from 10 AM to 10 PM from Mondays to Sundays. They also have Amir’as Buko Pies, Tarts, and other pasalubong treats available there!

7. Senor Alvino’s Bulalo and Ihaw-Ihaw Restaurant



Photo: Señor Alvino’s Bulalo at Ihaw-ihaw Restaurant Tagaytay Facebook

This restaurant will not only delight your palate but also elevate your mood with its weekend entertainment!  Located at Mahogany Avenue, Señor Alvino’s Bulalo at Ihaw-Ihaw Restaurant offers plenty of comforting Filipino dishes including their delicious bulalo. They are open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm every weekday and 8:00 am to 9:00 pm every weekend.

8. Sikhay Bulalo & Inasal Tagaytay



Photo: Sikhay Bulalo & Inasal Facebook

For tourists who are looking to immerse themselves in the local cuisine of Tagaytay, visiting Sikay Bulalo & Inasal could be an opportunity to have an authentic culinary experience. Sikay Bulalo & Inasal’s Bulalo offers the traditional taste close to a homecooked meal. The restaurant is also very affordable, so budget-conscious travelers may appreciate the opportunity to enjoy a tasty and filling meal without breaking the bank.

Tagaytay is a wonderful place that surprises us with nothing but the best-tasting spots to try, whether for locals or tourists. If you think we missed your favorite Bulalo restaurant, share them with us in the comments!

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