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About Balay Dako

Balay Dako means Big House in Negrense. It is a Filipino-Spanish villa with spacious rooms decorated with a big chandelier and framed portraits. From here,  the guest will be ushered into one of the three dining rooms, the Terraza, Silong, and Comedor. Each room has a view of Taal Lake that can be seen through the windows. 

The menu is prepared ad led by Chef Tony Boy Escalante, one of the biggest names in the local culinary. They proudly serve Filipino food, from native dishes to its main dishes.

The restaurant is open from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM  Monday – Friday and
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM Saturdays, Sundays, & Holidays.

My Story. After many years of traveling around the globe, it was finally time for me to return home to pursue my two life passions: making delicious meals and bringing joy to family and friends. Antonio's aims to create a balance of delicious food and homey atmosphere. Every dish that we prepare is made with the finest ingredients. We love to cook and have a great respect for the ingredients.

Our team understands the value of pairing exquisite cuisine with casually elegant interiors and well-trained, professional service. You are treated like guests from the moment that you step through our doors. Antonio's is more than just a restaurant. This is an experience.

It is a place where guests are encouraged to share and savor the experience. Welcome to Antonio s.
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Hours of operation

9:30AM - 7PM
9:30AM - 7PM
9:30AM - 7PM
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on Tue Dec 27 2022
The ambience of the area is pretty good. It has good location with the view of the volcano. We ordered a bunch of dishes (bulalo, caldereta, liempo, tawilis, home made ice cream and etc). The food was a hit or miss, some are good and some...are just so so. What falls short in here is the customer service. Our server barely checked on us and has b... see more
on Mon Dec 26 2022
This restaurant is super famous and always busy, so we went first thing in the morning to make sure we get a table. An hour after opening the parking lot so usually full so be prepared. The restaurant has amazing views and some of Filipino food we ever had. The prices are very affordable, a steal actually consider the food, the view and ... see more
on Fri Dec 09 2022
Was my mother s 83rd birthday and thought to celebrate her special Bday Dinner at this place. Ambience is good and waiting time for food was not bad though we came early and place was not very crowded at the time. Problem started when we order for a Birthday cake. It seems waiters and staffs are not familiar on how cakes are served for ... see more
on Tue Nov 22 2022
If you are looking for an introduction to quintessential Filipino food while enjoying endless views of a caldera lake and mountains in the distance, then Balay Dako is the place to be. Located approximately an hour away (depending on traffic) from main Manila City, is located in a local popular getaway of Tagaytay hills. Tagaytay i... see more
on Tue Oct 18 2022
Normally this restaurant does not accept reservations however knowing we were a large group so I called the restaurant and spoke to Jaime, She was very kind and took care of everything for me. Upon arriving at the restaurant we waited approximately 5 minutes while...they prepared our table and Jaime came to introduce herself to me and proceeded to... see more
on Thu Sep 22 2022
Such an amazing place to dine for authentic Filipino food in Tagaytay. First time to visit the area. Fantastic view of Taal lake and mountain. Ambience is awesome. Service was great. Famous for bulalo , Laing , tawilis , pianono and dessert. Be back for...sure .
on Wed Aug 24 2022
From the moment we entered the restaurant until we finished eating, I never felt dissatisfaction from the staff. They were all professional and friendly. The taste of the foods were great and have reasonable serving size. The place and the view from our table were...also great. I am glad I chose this place to treat my friends.
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