My friend, Lon, already wrote a review for this tapsihan in Imus last May of 2016. That was our first time to try the said tapsihan. I couldn’t help but to write mine as well as I have visited the tapsihan again last weekend, this time with some of my highschool buddies.
Just a brief background of the tapsihan, #TBT: TheBestTapa used to be a small open stall located in Imus Plaza. Currently, they are occupying a small cozy place within the compound of the Caltex Gasoline Station (commonly known as “Caltex Bantayan”) along Gen. Yengco St. corner Gen. E. Topacio St. #TBT: TheBestTapa’s place can easily be spotted because of their signage and it is just right across the Dimasalang Subdivision. If you are planning to commute, just ride a tricycle and tell the driver to drop you off in front of Dimasalang Subdivision or Caltex Bantayan. #TBT: TheBestTapa is in between Castel Cafe and Caltex Service Center.
Their place is air-conditioned, so you do not have to worry about getting sweaty as you dine. You can comfortably chit-chat with your friends while waiting for your food. They also have attentive and courteous staff. And the good news is, they offer free WiFi services – just ask their crew for the password.
What I like about their tapa is it is very tender and tasty. Plus, the serving size is satisfying – the price is absolutely affordable and reasonable. Nakakabusog and super sulit talaga! I actually prefer #TBT’s tapsilog over the famous Don Galo’s tapsilog (another well-known tapsihan in Cavite) esp. when it comes to serving sizes. #TBT also has a different way of presenting their food – they use bowls instead of the usual plates like the ones in usual tapsihan. You can also request on how you want the egg to be cooked – you can choose between sunny-side-up and scrambled. They also serve hot clear soup (probably from beef broth) as you wait for your order. Service water is, of course, for free – you can just simply ask for it. What makes them stand out from any other tapsihan is they use wine bottles for their free service water instead of a plain pitcher (A+ for creativity and for being resourceful). And what makes me go back to #TBT aside from their tapa is their spiced vinegar. It is perfect for their tapa. It does not smell bad, not even too sour (and it is pink! haha… maybe because of the red onion and chili in it).
So, if you happen to be in Imus, Cavite and suddenly crave for tapsilog or any silog meals, please consider visiting #TBT: TheBestTapa and experience the new trend in silog.
Unfortunately, they are not operating 24/7 unlike any other tapsihan. Below are their store hours:
Mondays to Thursdays: 11:30a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays: 11:30 a.m. -12:00 a.m.
Sundays: 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
To get to know more about #TBT: TheBestTapa, you may want to check Lon’s review by clicking HERE.
You can also click this link to visit #TBT: TheBestTapa’s Facebook page. You can just hit them a message for inquiries and they will get back to you as soon as they can.