When in Tagaytay, we shouldn’t miss dropping by Leslie’s Restaurant located on the outskirts of Tagaytay. The best reason is not only the great view, but because of their famous and delicious bulalo! Not convinced? Trust me when I say, that not only is the the soup perfectly made, but you get such a big portion of the meat, and the bone marrow, it is to die for!! And did I mention, that with Leslie’s, they provide unlimited refills of the yummy soup!
I always have that in mind, that before heading back to Manila, going to Leslie’s Restaurant is a definite must for everyone, and not only tourists.
Whenever I visit Leslie’s, we always sit at the indoor area.
But when we went last time, we discovered that there is actually a cottage that you can dine at which is sooooo cool! You need to pay additional Php500 though to be seated there, but it was well worth it, believe me. Sitted at a cottage, we’ll be able to see full view of Taal Volcano while we have our sumptuous lunch. The view is just breathtaking, with the cool wind blowing, the sun shining down, while eating lunch with someone special, it’s truly a magnificent experience.
Here is our view while eating:
Leslie’s Tagaytay branch also has souvenirs available at the restaurant as well as resident musicians that will serenade you. Don’t forget to give a tip to the band who plays any music that you request them to play. We requested a Tagalog song for the first song, and they also obliged us with a wonderful second song that they chose, which was an English song. I am always amazed at the caliber of talent, and these singers along with the guitars in the background was just another addition to one of the best lunches you’ll ever have, especially at Leslie’s Restaurant in Tagaytay.
Here is what we ordered:
- Bulalo Special (Php 550)
One of the best bulalo ever! It’s such a big portion too, a lot of meat, and not to mention the delicious bone marrow and the soup too. I requested for more bone marrow and they gave us exactly that. I was just so ecstatic while having it! yum yum yum! A must-order (I really mean it!) when you visit Leslie’s! If it’s Leslie’s, it’s bulalo.
- Garlic Rice (Php 55)
Filipino dishes are best eaten with garlic rice. Enough said.
- Sizzling Gambas (Php 299)
Shrimps served in sizzling plate, cooked in tomato. This is very very tasty, especially with the great tasting shrimp. Again, as with any Filipino tomato dish, it always has that distinct sweet yet a little sour and spicy taste to it. Leslie’s sizzling gambas definitely did not disappoint.
- Buko Juice (Php 79)
It is such a treat drinking fresh fruit juice especially if it’s buko. Good for the body plus it’s one of the yummiest fruit juice in the Philippines. You do know though that tourists always make it a point to try out buko juice when visiting Manila. It’s the more popular fruits in our country.
After eating, guests usually come out and take pictures with Taal Volcano. Leslie’s has a really great spot for taking pictures. This is me having my picture taken with the wonderful scenery.
Aguinaldo Highway, Silang Crossing West, Tagaytay City