Mexican food in Metro Manila


Mexican cuisine is a delight to have, with flavorful dishes that can be sweet, spicy, and tangy all at the same time. It’s no wonder we Filipinos – with our love for rich and complex flavors – are hooked on it.

Whether you’re craving tacos or want to try something new, check out these Mexican restaurants and food spots in Metro Manila. Some of them even give the cuisine a modern twist and offer plant-based recipes to provide diners with more options.


1. Muy Mexicantina – from set meals for newbies to new twists on Mexican food


Mexican Restaurants - beef mole
Beef mole
Image credit: @muymexicantina

Muy Mexicantina offers its diners set meals ranging from P999 to P1,199 (~USD19.09 to USD22.92). One of them, Set A, includes dry and wet burritos, nachos, and baked bell peppers, so Mexican food newbies can try as many types of food as they can.

However, their ala carte dishes are also not to miss out on. Taste a flavor you may have never had before and try beef mole (P300, ~USD5.73) – beef stew with chocolate and chili.

Muy Mexicantina Nacho negro
Nacho Negro
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For those who are already familiar with Mexican food, there are also inventive recipes such as the Nacho Negro – blue corn tortillas with chili beef, olives, tomatoes, and jalapeños – and Mac n’ Chili – macaroni with nacho cheese and chili beef.

Muy Mexicantina’s offerings are available on GrabFood and foodpanda. Alternatively, you can book a third-party delivery provider and order by messaging them on Facebook or at 0976 074 4549.

Address: 154 Maginhawa, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
11AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone:
0976 074 4549
Muy Mexicantina’s Facebook | Instagram


2. Onlypans Taqueria – generous servings of birria tacos


Mexican Restaurants - Onlypans TaqueriaOnlypans Taqueria
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Onlypans Taqueria is known for its big birria taco servings. This type of taco uses meat from a traditional stew which lets the meat soak in more flavor.

Like most Mexican restaurants, you can get the classic carnitas taco (P350, ~USD6.68). Theirs is made with pulled, top-grade pork, pickled onions, and chipotle barbecue sauce.

Onlypans Taqueria Quesabirria
Quesabirria
Image adapted from: @itsejgbautista

For an upscale, loaded taco, the taqueria also has quesabirria (P380, ~USD7.26) made with USDA beef. It comes with mozzarella cheese, pico de Gallo, lime, and three types of sauces.

Onlypans Taqueria has an al fresco dining area but there’s limited seating both indoors and outdoors.

However, they can deliver their recipes via third-party courier booked by the customer. Just send the restaurant a message on Facebook or through mobile at 09190070745 to place your orders.

Address: 5663 Don Pedro, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Tue–Sun 11AM-11PM | Closed Mondays
Telephone:
09190070745
Onlypans Taqueria’s Facebook | Instagram


3. Buen Comer By Poquellas – Mexican fusion burritos


Mexican Restaurants - kare kare burrito
Kare-kare burrito
Image adapted from: @kyliecooks_

To set itself apart from other Mexican restaurants in the metro, Buen Comer by Poquellas serves hefty Filipino, American, Japanese, and Mexican fusion burritos.

There’s the kare-kare burrito (P238, ~USD4.54) which is derived from the Filipino peanut stew. They also have Japanese-style fried chicken, steak and fries, buffalo chicken, and mac n’ cheese wraps.

Buen Comer by Poquellas - Buffalo chicken burrito
Buffalo chicken burrito
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For those who’d like to dine in, the restaurant has plenty of seats. Delivery via third-party courier is also available. For pickup and delivery orders, message them through Viber at 0927-3026075.

Address: 30 Mahabagin, Teachers Village East, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Wed–Sat, 4PM-10PM | Closed Sundays to Tuesdays 
Telephone:
0927 302 6075
Buen Comer by Poquellas’ Facebook | Instagram


4. El Chupacabra – has plant-based taco options


Mexican Restaurants - plant based street taco
Plant-based taco
Image credit: El Chupacabra

Some Mexican restaurants in Metro Manila also offer plant-based food. One of them is El Chupacabra in Poblacion, Makati that’s known for its street tacos.

Among their popular street tacos are the Vegetarian (P120, ~USD2.29) with grilled veggies, and Soyrizo con Papas with vegetarian chorizo (sausage) (P145, ~USD2.77). You can also get these as burritos.

If you’re into spicy food, make sure to ask for their housemade Salsa Atomica.

Pinchos Morunos de pollo
Pinchos morunos de pollo (chicken skewers)
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For those who want to have meat, another popular recipe from the restaurant is the pinchos morunos de pollo (P35, ~USDx). This is aromatic, spiced chicken skewer that’s great to have with beer.

Delivery via third-party courier is available but must be booked by the customer. Go to elchupacabra.pickup.ph for advanced, pickup, or delivery orders.

Address: 5782 Felipe Street, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
11AM-11PM, Daily
Telephone:
0995 095 7202
El Chupacabra’s Facebook | Instagram


5. La Chinesca – vegan Mexican food options


Mexican Restaurants - La Chinesca vegan carnitas
Vegan carnitas
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La Chinesca is also one of Metro Manila’s Mexican restaurants that serve plant-based recipes. It provides vegan options that use plant-based meat alternatives to taco favorites such as carnitas, campechano, and quesabirria (starting at P130, ~USD2.49).

Besides these tacos, you can also get taquitos (P300, ~USD5.74). It’s grilled eggplant, potato, and creamed spinach in deep-fried corn tortillas served with housemade salsa.

Mexican Restaurants - Tuna Tostada
Tuna tostada
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Non-vegans can also get enjoy their seafood tostadas (starting at 135, ~USD2.58) – toasted tortilla with tuna, shrimp, pulpo (octopus), or the seasonal uni (sea urchin).

La Chinesca’s BF Homes, Parañaque branch shares a space with the Japanese restaurant Sensei so you can enjoy both Mexican and Japanese food.

For delivery orders, their staff can book a third-party courier for you. Simply make your orders for delivery and pickup through lachinesca.pickup.ph.

Parañaque branch
Address:
181 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque, Metro Manila (inside Sensei)
Opening hours:
11AM-3PM, 5PM-9PM, Daily
Telephone:
0915 292 2475

Powerplant Mall branch
Address:
The Grid Food Market, 2/F Power Plant Mall, Makati, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Mon–Thu 11AM-9PM | Fri 11AM-10PM | Sat 10AM-10PM | Sun 10AM-9PM

La Chinesca’s website | Facebook | Instagram


6. Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina – loaded nachos and paella fajita


Mexican Restaurants - Silantro Nachos
Beef nachos
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Silantro is a popular Filipino-Mexican restaurant with several branches nationwide. It’s known for its beef nachos (P270, ~USD5.16) loaded with beef, avocado, and cheese which patrons always return to the restaurant for.

For mains, you can get the beef and lengua burrito (P240, ~USD4.59) that has braised beef tongue or their paella fajita (P320, ~USD6.12) that’s generously topped with chicken, squid, mussels, shrimps, and eggs.

Silantro Paella Fajita
Paella fajita
Image credit: @silantrofilmexcantina

All of the restaurant’s branches around the country deliver via a third-party courier service. You can order by messaging the branch near you.

Silantro’s menu items are also available on foodpanda.

For a list of branches, click here.

Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina’s Facebook | Instagram


7. A’Toda Madre – wide selection of tequila- and mezcal-based cocktails


Mexican Restaurants - A'Toda Madre margaritas
Margaritas
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If you’re looking for a place to grab some drinks after work, check out A’Toda Madre in Makati. A Mexican bar, it has a wide selection of tequila- and mezcal-based drinks.

For a complete Mexican drinking experience, try their highly raved margaritas (starting at P350, ~USD6.69) and have them with tacos, burritos, tostaditas, and quesadillas (starting at P195, ~USD3.73).

A'toda madre taco tray
Classic taco tray
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You can also enjoy your food and drinks with live music on Sunday evenings.

Walk-ins are allowed at the bar but reservations are encouraged. For reservations, message them at any of their mobile numbers.

Address: G/F, Sunette Tower, Durban Street Corner Makati Avenue, Makati, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Mon 4PM-12.30AM | Tue–Sun 4AM-1AM
Telephone:
028 642 8875 | 0919 095 7017 | 0998 998 2017
A’Toda Madre’s Facebook | Instagram


Must-visit Mexican restaurants in the metro


If you’re having strong Mexican food cravings, these Mexican restaurants in Metro Manila will satisfy your food cravings.

Some of them even offer fusion cuisine and plant-based options, so diners get more options!

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Cover image adapted from: @muymexicantina, @lachinesca, and @atodamadreph 

 

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