A Taste of Heritage at Rosario by Vikings in Tagaytay's Crown

As the sun dips below the horizon, Tagaytay's gastronomic scene welcomes a new star—Rosario by Vikings, a restaurant that's quickly becoming the talk of the town. Where the renowned Josephine's once stood, now blooms a fresh spot for food enthusiasts. Rosario is your go-to for an authentic taste of Filipino culinary excellence.

Stepping into Rosario is like walking into a warm embrace, with its familiar atmosphere that many have come to love. It's a seamless blend of the old and the new, where memories of past meals mingle with the anticipation of new flavors.

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Rosario's menu truly captures the essence of Filipino culinary tradition, offering a gastronomic journey through the country's rich flavors. 

We had the pleasure of indulging in their Special Bulalo (₱1,435), a testament to the comfort food of the Philippines. This rich beef marrow stew is simmered to perfection, allowing the flavors to meld into a broth that's both hearty and soul-warming. The tender beef, combined with the savory depth of the marrow, creates a dish that's like a comforting hug in a bowl. It's a culinary experience that resonates with the warmth of Filipino hospitality.

Pancit Guisado (₱658) is a vibrant tapestry of noodles and vegetables, each strand perfectly coated with savory goodness. The noodles are cooked just right, maintaining their springy texture, while the vegetables add a fresh crunch. It's a colorful and satisfying dish that pays homage to the Filipino love for noodles.

Piniritong Manok sa Pugad with Crispy Noodles (₱805) offers a delightful twist on a classic. The fried chicken is succulent on the inside and encased in a golden, crispy coating. Paired with crispy noodles, it creates a symphony of textures that's music to the palate.

Guisadong Ampalaya con Hipon (₱408) is a dish that often divides opinion, but at Rosario, it's a revelation. The ampalaya (bitter melon) is cooked to a perfect balance of bitterness and flavor, complemented by the succulent shrimp. It's a bold dish that challenges the taste buds while showcasing the versatility of Filipino ingredients. This dish is a flavorful reminder that even the most humble ingredients can shine when prepared with care.

To complete the feast,  Lemon Cucumber Freeze (₱210) is a refreshing finale. This cool beverage is the perfect antidote to the tropical heat, with the zesty lemon and crisp cucumber providing a revitalizing burst of freshness. Each dish at Rosario by Vikings is a loving tribute to the diverse regions of the Philippines, crafted with care to bring out the best of Filipino cuisine.

Perched on the breezy heights of Tagaytay, Rosario offers an amazing view that complements its culinary offerings. The restaurant's vantage point gifts diners with a picturesque scene that's as delightful as the food on their plates. It's a place where each bite is accompanied by a panoramic feast for the eyes, making the dining experience truly multi-sensory.

The restaurant has expanded its culinary delights to include a variety of artisanal treats. Patrons can now indulge in the tangy sweetness of homemade Atchara, the creamy richness of freshly churned peanut butter, and the charming silver mini pots. For those with a sweet tooth, the selection is particularly tempting, featuring decadent chocolate crinkles, the delicate crunch of Lengua de Gato, the pure indulgence of Purong Tsokolate, the caramelized goodness of toasted Pastillas, and the unique fusion of flavors in Ube Lengua de Gato,

It's no surprise that Rosario tends to be crowded during lunchtime. The word has spread about this new culinary hotspot, and food enthusiasts are flocking to see what the buzz is all about. Despite the crowd, the service remains attentive, ensuring that every guest feels like part of the Rosario family.

In a world where dining options are abundant, Rosario by Vikings stands out as a beacon of Filipino culinary pride. It's not just a restaurant; it's a destination that promises an experience. Whether you're a local resident or a traveler seeking the flavors of the Philippines, Rosario is a must-visit.

As we left Rosario, our palates were satisfied, our hearts were full, and our memories were etched with the flavors of a meal that was both a tribute and a testament to the enduring allure of Filipino cuisine. Rosario by Vikings is not just continuing Josephine's legacy; it's elevating it to new heights. So, the next time you find yourself in Tagaytay, make a stop at Rosario. Who knows? It might just become your new favorite dining spot.

Travel guide with restaurant tips for Rosario by Vikings in Tagaytay

 Getting There:

- From Manila, Silang, Dasma, Imus, or Bacoor, take a bus towards Olivarez/Nasugbu/Alfonso/Crossing Mendez.

- Alight before NBI Kaybagal and take a jeepney to Robinson Tagaytay⁵.

Operating Hours

- Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

- Saturday & Sunday: 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM².


- Phone: 0919 077 7396

Dining Tips

- Best Time for Views: Visit between 3-5 PM for an amazing view alongside your meal³.

- Signature Dishes: Don't miss the Special Bulalo and Quesong Queso Caldereta. All the food we ordered was absolutely delicious.

- Prices: Reasonable, but they lean toward the higher end.

- Freshness Promise: Everything is prepared fresh, with no frozen or microwaved ingredients².


- Rosario offers a cozy atmosphere with an option for alfresco dining, perfect for enjoying the Filipino cuisine on offer,

-  The view is truly remarkable, offering a scenic vista of Taal Lake,

Additional Tips

- Reservations: Recommended, especially on weekends or for large groups.

- Parking: Available on-site.

- Payment Options: Accepts digital payments and credit cards.

Enjoy your visit to Rosario by Vikings, where every dish is a celebration of Filipino culinary artistry!

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