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Balay Dako

Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay, Luzon 4120, Philippines
+63 46 413 4866
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
7:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Philippine, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay, Luzon 4120, Philippines
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The place has fast turnover and can be quite busy, so come early. Ask for a table with a view. Service is fast, good size food serving but a bit pricey. They bake their own bread and one of the old restaurants that that serve...More

Thank Rolando B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ambience - excellent, as the restaurant is cozy facing the view of the Taal Volcano Well lighted and ventilated Food is a bit pricey and not so tasty but one visits this tourist restaurant to get a great beautiful view of the worlds tiniest volcano...More

Thank marichidelrosario
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been a customary for our family to go to Tagaytay yearly. We usually go to another resto but since it's my mom's 90th, we chose Balay Dako due to it's good reviews. It didn't fail me. We had impeccable service fr Rommel,our waiter. View...More

Thank MelaC38
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I expected really good food from an Antonio's establishment. I was heavily disappointed at Balay Dako for the price-to-food-quality (and choices) ratio. Everything I had, from bacon to longganisa and quesong puti, was too salty, except perhaps for the hot choco batirol. It's also frustrating...More

Thank criticalegna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With it's slightly hidden building from the main road, I was quite surprised where my boyfriend was taking me. But he told me he has been here a number of times and is among his favourites. It did not disappoint though... Filipino dishes with impressive...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the setting. Uniformed, friendly and well trained staff are your ultimate dream assistants to serve you your meals in a carefree laid back countryside setting and recommend to you the dishes lest you over order. I just love the piaya done on the...More

Thank pakbet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten here more than half a dozen times. It used to be our favorite place in Tagaytay for a lunch with family or guests, but unfortunately the quality of the food has deteriorated the last two times we've been here....More

Thank Rene D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best bulalo so far but pricey. Less fat and soup is not flavored by magic sarap or knorr. I dont like piaya (the ones you buy in pasalubong store) but their own cooked piaya is the best! I keep buying it. Do not eat there...More

Thank spytime2004
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It took me a little over 2 hours to drive there from Manila. Parking was mostly full, but helpful attendants ushered me into a nice space. When I got there, our group was 45th in line; they were serving 23rd. We snapped photos of the...More

Thank Pyrefalcon
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Was looking for a nice restaurant overlooking the Taal lake and volcano, and that served good food. Was recommended to try Balay Dako, which translates to “big house”. The house itself is a blend of local materials designed into a loungy trendy restaurant vibe. We...More

Thank GBaller
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Questions & Answers
30 December 2017|
Response from UsapangGala | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn't see any garden in the place.
29 December 2017|
Response from SpencerFinn | Reviewed this property |
No. Unfortunately.
29 December 2017|
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Response from pamilyang_lakwatsera | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Plated lunch :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay, Luzon 4120, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Calabarzon Region  >  Cavite Province  >  Tagaytay
  • Phone Number: +63 46 413 4866
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