Top 5 Foodie Spots in Batangas
2016 May 25 | by janndel
Sightseers and homeseekers love Batangas for its beautiful tourist destinations close to Metro Manila, such as the picturesque Taal Volcano, the beautiful diving spots of Anilao, and the rewarding climb up Mt. Batulao. But Batangas isn’t just about the sights, it’s also about the tastes. Batangueño food is to die for. The province is known for its refreshing broths and luscious soups. Its deep-fried, grilled, or smoked seafood is the best.
But where to find these mouthwatering cuisine? Here are five of the restaurants where our homeowners dine regularly.
Taal Bistro Restaurant
Calle A. delas Alas, Poblacion, Taal
Contact Number: (+6343)4080029 / (+63927)6643351
A short walk away from the Basilica of San Martin de Tours and Taal’s bustling public market is Taal Bistro Restaurant. It offers must-try Batangas delicacies, such as tapang taal and longganisa. In the realm of seafood, they serve tawilis and maliputo, fishes endemic to Taal Lake. Their maliputo is so good that some believe that the dish is worth going back there. Try the delicacies and see if you would agree.
Rose & Grace Bulalo
Maharlika National Highway, Sto. Tomas Contact Number: (+6343)7781052
Of all the various meals linked to the province, bulalo always tops the list, and few restaurants serve it better than Rose & Grace. Located in Sto. Tomas in Batangas along the highway, it’s a traveler favorite, which serves a variety of sumptuous native meals, such as tawilis and kilawin. But the restaurant’s amazing bulalo remains the favorite of thousands of diners.
Gen. Luna St., Sabang, Lipa City
Contact Number: (+6343)7561214
The family restaurant called Hapag Filipino has existed for more than three decades and three generations. The sheer longevity of the restaurant tells foodies that they have discovered a winning recipe. The restaurant serves delightful maliputo paired with bagoong balayan along with yummy sizzling seafood.
Casa Rap Restaurant
Km 90, Banay-Banay, National Highway, San Jose
Contact Number: (+6343)7262873
In San Jose, there is a restaurant tucked inside a residential garden called Casa Rap. It’s a bit of a challenge to find but if you don’t get lost, you’ll be dining among flowering plants and gentle trees. The effort is worth it; the halo-halo offers the perfect relief after a difficult trip and the rest of the food is delicious.
Café de Lipa
32 San Carlos Drive, MataasnaLupa, Lipa City
Contact Number: (+6343)7574953
Another heavenly Batangas treat isn’t a meal, it’s a beverage. Kapeng Barako is a Liberica variety that is cultivated in the province and championed by Café de Lipa. Its Barako Joe is the classic blend that everyone should try. But they serve a host of different coffees along with tasty pastries.
There are many other Batangas restaurants to discover, sometimes in unexpected places. If you’re a homeseeker, discovering them all is another reason to build your nest in the province.
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