Whenever we say Tagaytay, we immediately think of these things: bulalo, tawilis, and cold weather. While those are true, don’t you think it is about time we try something new. Personally, whenever me and my family and/or friends go to Tagaytay, our usual question is, “Where to eat?” Well, I recently discovered a new place that is out of the usual. Experience Spanish cuisine at Galli Spanish Restaurant. Here is my feedback on the restaurant!
Last December 27, I drove all the way to Tagaytay City from our home in Laguna to enjoy the company of my South Bloggers PH friends while stuffing ourselves with the food of Galli Spanish Restaurant. Disclaimer: while I was invited to blog about the place and their food, my review and feedback are unbiased. So, without further ado, let’s get down to it:
Galli Spanish Restaurant for a New Dining Experience in Tagaytay
The restaurant is a perfect venue for family events or events for a small group. Adorned with a long table at the center and several chairs, Galli could easily pass off as a dining room of a large house. Completing the Spanish ambiance of the place are photos of Spain and bottles of wine displayed at the wall.
The place felt homey and familiar. Dining in at the restaurant exuded a level of intimacy and sophistication that is perfect for special events such as a birthday or a family gathering. To further elevate the experience, the restaurant showcased a limited yet elaborate menu. Honestly, when I read it myself, I got excited to try them myself. It was not long till the servers started bringing the food to our table.
Taste the Flavors of Spain at Galli Spanish Restaurant
The highlight of the afternoon started when plates of food started filling up our table. True to the content creators that we are, we took our time first in taking photos of the food. The Paella Valenciana that is available in 2 sizes is a visual delight. The bright yellow color of the rice and the plentiful seafood on top is enough to make one hungry at the sight of it.
Up next are the Callos ala Madrilena and Wagyu Beef Salpicao. I rarely have Callos at home because it takes a lot of time to prepare this dish. Ox tripe, which is its main ingredients, takes a lot of time to cook. So, I got giddy when this arrived at our table. And true to the hype, it was flavorful and the meat was tender! At the same time, the Wagyu Beef Salpicao had the chopped beef packed with flavor. It was lovely!
We were just started on our culinary journey but the servers of Galli continued bringing in food. The next dish, Oxtail Casserole, was a tomato-based dish that is similar to our Kaldereta but this one packs a certain spice and flavor that is distinctly Spanish. Among the carrots and potatoes is a delightfully soft ox tail. The meat fell off the bones.
With our tummies already full, the attentive servers of the restaurants informed us that there are last two dishes to be introduced that day. Those were Lengua Con Setas and Shrimp Gambas. This preparation of lengua is new to me so I tried it right away. The lengua was prepared perfectly as it did not have that “aftertaste” and it was tender! It was served with a cream-based sauce and mashed potato on the side.
Lastly, I had the seafood for last. Shrimp Gambas had the right blend of flavor- tang, sweetness, and spice. The shrimp were cooked just right giving it the right texture. It is best paired with a bottle of beer or a goblet of wine.
How To Go To Galli Spanish Restaurant
Galli Spanish Restaurant is just along the Tagaytay-Calamba Road and can easily be found. It is right across Tagaytay Southridge Estates and a few meters away from One Tagaytay Place.
For more info,
Contact No.: 0936 9809656
Operating Hours: 11AM – 9PM
Address: Purok 157, Tagaytay Main Road, Sungay East, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Reservation is highly encouraged.