Located in a small and narrow street in Noveleta, Cavite lies a hidden gem! Tarapumwesto is definitely not your typical tapsilogan*. This small restaurant is just situated along the Manila Cavite Road in Noveleta which is just one ride away from my hometown. I have heard and read a lot of great feedback from this shop and it was even featured in a tv program which made me and my family so eager to try their famous menu. Last week, we finally got the chance and I am so overwhelmed with the kind of service we received from them. First of all, i would like to say that this post is not paid and the review is entirely based on my very own experience.
We are warmly welcomed by their crews. The moment they saw us approaching their humble shop! It is a very small place and they only got few tables inside which explains why they place bleachers outside so people can sit down while waiting for their turns. Yes, there are times that you have to bear with the long queue much like what we have experienced in Dong Bei Dumplings in Binondo but the only difference is that here, you are being treated like a valued customer.I am so overwhelmed that night that I forgot to ask details about the shop including their history and story behind their unique restaurant name. Tarapumwesto is basically a combination of two Tagalog words “Tara” which means “Let’s Go / Come On!” and “Pumwesto” which means “Take a Seat / Take a slot”. The moment we get into our table, we got thrilled after seeing their unique menu posted on pot’s lid. It was such a unique welcome because we have never seen anything like that before! If there is one thing I really like about this shop is their outstanding customer service and I don’t mind repeating the same praises over and over if that’s the only way I can commend their crews! They really have such initiative to approach us and ask us of what we need. One of them even came to us just to assist us on getting a perfect groupie haha. Now for the food, I know it is a Tapsilogan but none of us are in the mood of eating Tapsilog so we came up with different meals from their menu. The image above is their Chicken Inasal (Php130). Yes, what really makes the shop a lot more engaging is their unique way of serving the food. You are not going to it with plates but with a “Kawali” (Pan). Not just you will enjoy their unique plates but also with their generous servings! One of their best sellers, Chicken Sisig (Php 140). I also find their beverages quite interesting. They got their very own tea and the servings are classified into two. You can either order a “Garapon” for Php30 (it is basically a huge mason jar filled with their own tea or the “Takure” for Php90 (the tea is placed on a little kettle and is good for two). Pork Sisig (Php140)Grill Liempo (Php90.00)If there is one thing I would highly suggest to you if ever you decided to drop by here in Tarapumwesto!, You should ask for that GOD DAMN EXTRA RICE! The reason is simple, it’s the overwhelming cuteness! The rice is is served in a small pot which is really cute! Oh by the way, did I mention that the place offers WiFi service too? A crew initiatively approach us and ask us if we want to connect with their wifi!
Food : ♥♥♥♥
Place : ♥♥♥♥
Price : ♥♥♥♥♥
Service : ♥♥♥♥♥
How to get Here:
From SM Bacoor, simply ride a bus bound to Cavite City and ask the driver to drop you off at Barangal Hall of San Rafael 3 in Noveleta . In front of the Barangay is the narrow street and from there, you’ll find a two story house with the Tarapuwesto signage! Tarapumwesto is open every day from Monday to Sunday 11am to 12 midnight