No Juan can resist!
Nothing hits those savory cravings like Mexican food–whether it’s burritos or tacos, you’re up for some jam-packed flavors from the perfect combination of herbs, heat, and spices. It’s the best grub to get when those munchies kick in, or when you just want to indulge in a dripping-down-your-chin delicious type of dish!
So if you’re in the mood for a taste of Mexico, we’ve got 10 Mexican restos in the metro where you can get your fix of that Mexican goodness, perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo!
Only Pans Taqueria – Poblacion
Only Pans is a taco corner found in the streets of Poblacion, serving jaw-dropping Birria Tacos that are sure to exceed your expectations. This Cinco de Mayo, they’re having a live DJ set in their place, so be sure to stop by to satisfy those munchies!
It’s for those who like casual settings where you can sit back with a beer
It’s not for those who want big venues and fancy vibes
Recommended dishes: Quesa Birria Tacos, Horchata
Buen Comer – Quezon City
Whenever you find yourself in Maginhawa and salivating at the thought of burritos, you simply have to visit Buen Comer. The casual dining spot offers Mexican flavor bombs such as their Kare-Kare Burrito. They’re only open on Wednesday to Saturdays, though, from 4PM to 10PM.
It’s for those who are looking to satisfy their late-night cravings
It’s not for those who want Mexican food for lunch
Recommended dishes: Kare Kare Burrito, Ultimate Poquellas Wrap, Peri-peri Chicken with Dirty Rice
Muy Mexicantina – Maginhawa
For a humble Mexican spot, Muy Mexicantina sure has big flavors to brag about! They offer a wide array of Mexican favorites–dry and wet burritos, hard and soft-shelled tacos, elotes, nachos, and more–all of which cater will delight your tastebuds!
It’s for those who are looking for affordable yet delicious Mexican food
It’s not for those who want something more fancy or lavish
Recommended dishes: Al Pastor, Cilantro Chicken Lime, Barbacoa Burrito
Mexicali – various branches
Mexicali showcases the best of Mexican/Latin-American food, offering wide selection of savory dishes that you won’t forget. They now offer plant-based products so that your vegan friends can join in on the fun!
It’s for vegetarians!
It’s not for those who want Mexican food with a twist
Recommended dishes: Pollo Asado Burrito, Grilled Vegetables Enchiladas, Sizzling Hot Fajitas
TADEO Filipino Mexican Comfort Food – Tomas Morato
TADEO Filipino Mexican Comfort Food is a fusion restaurant found in the culinary mecca of Tomas Morato. Serving an ingenious variety of Fil-Mex cuisine, you’ll find interestingly delicious selections such as the Sisig Taco, Sinigang Burrito, and Espasol Horchata drink.
It’s for people who like Mexican food with a Filipino twist.
It’s not for authentic Mexican cuisine purists.
Recommended dishes: their Sinigang Burrito and Octopus Tacos.
El Chupacabra – Poblacion
Dubbed “Home of the Street Taco,” El Chupacabra is a Mexican-American restaurant serving street tacos, barbecue, and cheap beer. Offering a lively ambiance and a good time, El Chupacabra has become a favorite among expats who frequent the area.
It’s for the hungry souls who love Tex-Mex tacos.
It’s not for the diners who prefer a quiet and quaint spot, because the place gets packed on any given day!
Recommended dishes: their Carne Asada, Camarones a la Diabla, Chorizo con Papas, and Baja California Fish Tacos.
Drive-By Taco Shop – various branches
Drive-By Taco Shop is a carwash diner concept serving street tacos, burritos, and nachos right beside CleanLab. With fresh corn tortillas made in-house, Drive-By Taco Shop’s tacos possess a simplicity that makes their fare all the more special.
It’s for people who want a quick, inexpensive Mexican fix.
It’s not for those looking for a quiet hole-in-the-wall restaurant.
Recommended dishes: their Extra Spicy Pulled Beef Taco, Chicharrones Burrito, and Horchata Drink.
Lágrima – Legazpi Village
Located in Legazpi Village, Lagrima is a humble neighborhood taqueria serving non-traditional tacos, burritos, and quesadillas with Los Angeles flair. Order for pick-up or delivery here
It’s for those who are looking for vegetarian-friendly Mexican dishes.
It’s not for those who want Mexican dishes other than tacos, burritos, and quesadillas.
Recommended dishes: their Street Tacos, Avocado Tostada, and Horchata Pancakes.
La Chinesca – multiple branches
La Chinesca is a Mexican concept by Chef Bruce Ricketts located in the same street of BF Homes where he first made his mark on the local culinary scene with his intimate degustation nook, Sensei Sushi.
It’s for those who are only after the freshest ingredients and ideas in every bite.
It’s not for those who aren’t willing to wait!
Recommended dishes: Quesabirria, Chicharrón, and Lamb Barbacoa
Insider tip: Don't forget to ask for their secret menu to see their guacamole dish and other tacos!
Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina – various branches
The first of its kind, Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina is a rustic local restaurant serving the best of Mexican comfort food with a Filipino twist. It is a homegrown concept from Dagupan, Pangasinan and is now one of the most popular restaurants in the city.
It’s for friends looking for a quick bite and drink. It’s not for people looking for milkshakes or desserts. Our insider tip is servings are quite big so order in moderation and add when needed, service time is quick.
Recommended dishes: Beef Nachos, Calliente Wings, and Quesadillas .
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