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“Great Balikbayan dining”
Review of Balay Dako

Balay Dako
Ranked #10 of 184 Restaurants in Tagaytay
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

An old-fashioned feel in the building, with new and good takes on old-time foods. A great varied choice of little-served dishes and home-style favorites as well as regional specialities. We had a great meal with a nostalgic feel. The wait staff could be more consistently attentive. Their attention tended to wander, perhaps due to the large number of diners.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

It was a great choice to bring my balikbayan family at Balay Dako which served not only great food but a real unforgettable moment for family from the polite staffs...clean place...over looking Taal view and many other things which everyone must try.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile


We were on a quick vacation in the Philippines and we decided to go to Tagaytay last minute to have lunch and coffee. We have been eating in the usual restaurant everytime we're in Tagaytay. I searched for the best resraurants and found Balay Dako. The place is very easy to find because it's just along the highway. They have spacious parking. The place is like an old restored house which is beautiful in its own way. They have the groud level which is the restaurant and upper level and basement which I guess alloted for events. The view is fantastic, just right in front of the volcano. They have plenty of staff who are friendly and professional. All the foods served were really delicious. My favorite? Of course bulalo and cripy pata. Yum!!! Strictly no diet when you dine here. i have tried 3 desserts and my favorite dessert is halo halo! Ugh. Drooling. Our bill was almost 4K and we were 4 adults with 2 kids. The food is worth the price!

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

No wonder this resto in tagaytay is full of people even in a Monday late lunch. We were No.38 but after waiting for no more than 30mins we were escorted to a table with a majestic view of Taal. Food was pricey but is good for at least 3persons per order. Balay’ service is a breeze and warmth combined. Food was served fast with well trained staff. Balay has the best Piaya and bibingka we have ever tasted so far!

Thank Jon L
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Balay Dako was recommended to us at the hotel we stayed at. We enjoyed the food and ambience. Dessert was sumptuous as well.

Thank Leslie F
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