Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina in Kapitolyo, Pasig City
It’s hard to find Mexican food in Manila and it’s even harder to find one that is wallet-friendly. But no need to worry because a Mexican cantina with a Pinoy touch opens up in the food capital of Pasig City – Kapitolyo. Lined along the resto-packed street of Kapitolyo, and joining the likes of Charlie’s Grind and Grill, Poco Deli, and RUB Ribs and BBQ, is Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina.
Born in Dagupan City, Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina brings its offering of Mexican food fare designed to satiate the Filipino taste buds. Targeted towards the young and vibrant crowd, its appetizing food is complemented by its Mexican wrestling surrounded ambiance that certainly invite a giant appetite.
Silantro is relatively new in the city scene. Only a month old and still on soft opening, it is still on a phase of trying to fit in especially in an area known for offering great food at very nice prices. But it is easy to spot because outside the resto is a signage and when you see that, the only thing to do is stop and go get some quesadillas.
To entice our appetite, we started with a plate of Nachos (PhP 145). It is always good to start with this plate of cheese-topped nachos and from there, it seems like every thing that follows is good.
Served next is Silantro’s Quesadillas (PhP 145), which right then and there became my personal favorite. I can’t tell you why, you need to try them to know.
Then, we sampled the Calliente Wings (PhP 170). Of course, an afternoon at a Mexican-themed resto should always come with these wonderful fried and sauce-covered wings. With all those green, leafy decor on top, I bet this became a healthy dish.
These wings aren’t really spicy so if you want them that way, ask for their in-house spicy salsa verde. You can put that fiery sauce in any dish at Silantro.
Tacos are also a must-try at Silantro. Their Lucha Tacos have a choice of soft or hard taco shell, and sizes vary as well. They playfully named them to match the Mexican theme. Ligero for single choice of meat (PhP 65), medio for double choice of meat (PhP 85), and completo for triple choice of meat (PhP 100).
We were already full after that hard taco but we had to save room for this tasty Silantro Burrito (PhP 160). The paella-like rice mixed with tender pieces of beef wrapper with soft pita bread, I had to take a bite right?
Aside from the quesadilla, this is also my favorite among all the Mex dishes I have tried.
We were about to get the bill when I got tempted to have a drink with spirit. I had a taste of their Mojito (PhP 120), which is a perfect pair of the spicy salsa verde. Should’ve have gotten this from the start.
The overall experience is filling and refreshing. My compliments to the chef. If you plan to try them out, here is a shot of their menu so you’d know what to get. I say, the quesadillas and burritos should not be missed.
Here is a map that shows how to go to Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina in Kapitolyo, Pasig City from Shaw counterflow. Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina is a few blocks from Charlie’s Grind and Grill, and right across the Holy Family Parish Church.
Must-try: Did I say quesadillas and burritos?
Insider tip: Ask for their spicy salsa verde. A perfect pair for all dish.
75 East Capitol Drive,
Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Contact No.: 0917 508 4748
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