I recently treated my family to an out of town adventure in Tagaytay City for my birthday. We rented out a van, filled it to capacity, and rode our way to one of the most common destination for the people of Metro Manila when they decide that they have enough of the smoke-ridden city.
We initially planned to have our breakfast at Bag of Beans, however, my family is notoriously super slow when it comes to prepping up. In addition to that; our van, when not stuck in traffic, was literally crawling uphill with our weight and all; lightweights, we are not (ahehe).
After a few hours, we eventually arrived in Tagaytay. It was already lunchtime so we headed straight to Leslie's Restaurant.
Leslie's started out in 1999 as a pasalubong shop by a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Paelmo, which eventually grew into a restaurant. The interiors of the resto reflects the woodcarving history of the owner's family. A blend of Filipino and Spanish style; they used wood and stone as the main motif to create a warm and cozy feel for the place.
This is the restaurant to be in if you want your steamy bulalo while in Tagaytay City. Serving size is quite large and the soup is refillable. A bowl will set you back Php500.00, however, it can serve at least four persons. The meat is very tender and the soup perfectly compliments the city’s chilly weather quite well. Their sisig and adobong manok is also commendable.
Food is not the only thing that Leslie's has to offer. The vista provided by the open-air restaurant is just majestic. The world's smallest volcano, Taal, is at arm’s reach as you dine at Leslie's. Catch it on a clear day and you'd be amazed at how much detail you can see from this vantage point.
Visitors has also the option to dine on huts perched at Leslie’s cliffside for a better view of Tagaytay’s vista. You’d have to pay for an additional charge of Php500.00 though. But, simply imagine sipping your hot bulalo soup as misty clouds literally engulfs you. Heaven.
Address: Aguinaldo Highway, Silang Crossing West, Tagaytay City
Contact Number: (046) 483-4271
Menu: Click Here
GPS Coordinates: +14° 6' 9.22", +120° 57' 4.68"
View Location on Google Maps: Click Here