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15 Best Mexican Food in Manila [2023]

Mexican Food Manila

Best Mexican Food Manila
Best Mexican Food Manila

If you’re looking for the best Mexican food Manila, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of 15 restaurants that will satisfy your cravings. From tacos to burritos, these Mexican eateries have got you covered. So what are you waiting for? Check out our list and start planning your next Mexican food Manila adventure!

1) El Chupacabra 

El Chupacabra - Mexican Food Manila
El Chupacabra – Mexican Food Manila (Credit: El Chupacabra)
Key ServiceMexican-American food
Address5782 Felipe St. Poblacion 1210 Makati, Philippines
Operating HoursDaily 11AM–11PM

El Chupacabra, often referred to as the “Home of the Street Taco”, is a Mexican-American restaurant that features some delicious street tacos and barbecued dishes. With an upbeat atmosphere and good vibes all around, it has quickly become a go-to spot for expats who live in the area. If you’re looking for something lively with great food options instead of somewhere serene and quiet – this place should be at the top of your list! El Chupacabra always draws big crowds no matter what day it is.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves street tacos and barbecue
  • Serves Mexican beers
  • Local taco expert 

Customer’s Review:

Great tacos and atmosphere! Good for a late-night bite to eat and drinks with friends. I recommend the fish tacos and vegetarian “chorizo” for a plant-based option.


2) La Chinesca 

La Chinesca - Mexican Food Manila
La Chinesca – Mexican Food Manila (Credit: La Chinesca)
Key ServiceAuthentic Mexican food concept
AddressParañaque, Philippines
Phone0915 292 2475
Operating HoursMonday 12–3PM, 6–10PM
Tuesday 12–3PM, 6–10PM
Wednesday 12–3PM, 6–10PM
Thursday 12–3PM, 6–10PM
Friday 11AM–3PM, 5–10PM
Saturday 11AM–3PM, 5–10PM
Sunday 11AM–3PM, 5–10PM

La Chinesca, a Mexican-inspired eatery by renowned Chef Bruce Ricketts, is situated on the same street in BF Homes where his original intimate degustation joint Sensei Sushi originally gained popularity among local foodies. Those looking for only delectable dishes made with fresh ingredients and innovative flavors should head to La Chinesca!

Key Differentiators:

  • Friendly staff
  • Intimate degustation nook
  • Explosive flavors

Customer’s Review:

We found our new favorite restaurant in BF Homes. Tried 3 different dishes, and they were all superb! Staff were great too, they attended to us regularly and service was efficient. The restaurant is also shared with Sensei so food options were diverse.


3) Drive-By Taco Shop

Drive-By Taco Shop - Mexican Food Manila
Drive-By Taco Shop – Mexican Food Manila (Credit: Drive-By Taco Shop)
Key ServiceCarwash diner concept with Mexican food
Address256 Aguirre Avenue BF Homes, Parañaque, Philippines
Phone0977 348 9211
Operating HoursDaily 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience with Drive-By Taco Shop, conveniently located beside CleanLab. Our tacos, burritos and nachos are made from fresh corn tortillas crafted in our own kitchen to ensure an authentic Mexican taste that you won’t find anywhere else. And don’t forget about the unbeatable prices! We offer delicious meals at wallets’ friendly rates – perfect for those looking for a fast yet affordable meal solution.

Key Differentiators:

  • Street tacos, burritos and nachos
  • Freshly made corn tortillas
  • Quick service

Customer’s Review:

It’s a family favorite and a top-of-mind place for a catch-up with friends or a great but no-brainer afternoon/dinner experience. Actually, it’s my go-to resto any time of the day!


4) TADEO Filipino Mexican Comfort Food

TADEO Filipino Mexican Comfort Food - Mexican Food Manila
TADEO Filipino Mexican Comfort Food – Mexican Food Manila (Credit: TADEO Filipino Mexican Comfort Food)
Key ServiceFilipino-Mexican food
Address85 Sct. Fuentebella St, Diliman, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manila
Phone0966 548 8118
Operating HoursDaily 11AM–7PM

Get ready for the unique dining experience of your lifetime at TADEO Filipino Mexican Comfort Food in Tomas Morato. Our fusion restaurant offers an inventive selection of Filipinx-Mexican dishes like Sisig Tacos, Sinigang Burritos and Espasol Horchata to tantalize your taste buds! If you’re someone who enjoys a delicious combination of both cultures, then this is the place for you. Come by and give it a try – we guarantee that our delectable cuisine will be sure to satisfy your cravings!

Key Differentiators:

  • Inventive fusion food
  • Unique selection of dishes and drinks
  • Unbeatable prices

Customer’s Review:

Best tasing tacos in Tomas Morato! I thought the serving was small at first but it was actually very filling. The chili fries were so good too. Would definitely go back here again.


5) Buen Comer

Buen Comer - Mexican Food Manila
Buen Comer – Mexican Food Manila (Credit: Buen Comer)
Key ServiceFilipino-Mexican food
Address30 Mahabagin Street Teachers Village 1101 Quezon City, Philippines
Phone0927 302 6075
Operating HoursWed to Sat 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Craving a delectable burrito? Look no further than Buen Comer in Maginhawa! From 4PM to 10PM, Wednesday through Saturday, this vibrant restaurant serves Mexican-inspired flavor bombs like the Kare-Kare Burrito. Whether you’re seeking an evening snack or a late night treat, Buen Comer is guaranteed to satisfy all your cravings.

Key Differentiators:

  • Casual dining spot
  • Kare-Kare burrito
  • Mexican snacks

Customer’s Review:

Hearty food that’s delicious. I suggest Steak and Fries wrap. They have an al fresco dining area but also conveniently offer an accessible take-out stand outside. Somewhat affordable price. Parking is along the street.


6) Mexicali

Mexicali - Mexican Food Manila
Mexicali – Mexican Food Manila (Credit: Mexicali)
Key ServiceAuthentic Mexican-American food
Address5782 Felipe Street, Makati, Philippines
Phone(02) 895 1919
Operating HoursDaily 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Mexicali is your go-to restaurant for an unforgettable dining experience, taking you on a journey to explore all the best Mexican/Latin-American cuisine. They now also provide plant-based dishes, so that everyone can join in and enjoy this incredible culture – even those with dietary restrictions! So it’s time to get together friends of all kinds and head over to Mexicali for incredible food and fun.

Key Differentiators:

  • Vegan options available
  • Wide selection of dishes and drinks

Customer’s Review:

Thankful that they survived the pandemic. The quality of the food and taste remain the same, however, prices have gone up significantly. But will definitely still eat here with friends.


7) Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina

Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina - Mexican Food Manila
Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina – Mexican Food Manila (Credit: Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina)
Key ServiceMexican food with a Filipino twist
Address75 East Capitol Drive Kapitolyo 1603 Pasig, Philippines
Phone0919 068 7823
Operating HoursMonday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Experience an exciting flavor fusion of Mexican and Filipino cuisine like never before at Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina – a homegrown concept from Dagupan, Pangasinan. Already one of the city’s most popular restaurants, it is ideal for small groups looking to grab something tasty without spending too much time. Don’t forget that portion sizes are generous here so order accordingly! Plus, you won’t find milkshakes or desserts on their menu – just good old-fashioned comfort food with a twist

Key Differentiators:

  • Quick bite and drink
  • Large servings
  • Fast service

Customer’s Review:

This restaurant is awesome! It has become our go-to place when we want mexican food. They have really good burritos, tacos, and salads. The prices are also very reasonable. Plus the staff is always friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend!


8) Only Pans Taqueria

Only Pans Taqueria - Mexican Food Manila
Only Pans Taqueria – Mexican Food Manila (Credit: Only Pans Taqueria)
Key ServiceBest Birria tacos
Address5663 Don Pedro, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila
Phone0995 217 4326
Operating HoursDaily 11AM–2AM

This Cinco de Mayo, come to Only Pans in the streets of Poblacion for a night you won’t forget! Not only will they be serving their famous Birria Tacos that everyone loves, but also live DJing for your entertainment. It’s the perfect place to relax with an ice-cold beer and some friends – so don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Key Differentiators:

  • Live DJ set
  • Hip and casual vibe
  • Free chips and salsa

Customer’s Review:

Have been here twice. Both times the food was great. Some of the menu items are unavailable. I was told their reworking the recipe.


9) Lágrima

Lágrima - Mexican Food Manila
Lágrima – Mexican Food Manila (Credit: Lágrima)
Key ServiceVegetarian-friendly Mexican food
Address8488 Trabajo cor Abeja Street Olympia, Makati, Philippines
Phone0936 917 7372
Operating HoursDaily 11AM–8PM

Situated in Legazpi Village, Lagrima is an unassuming taqueria providing tacos, burritos and quesadillas with Los Angeles-inspired flair. Order for pick-up or delivery here! If you’re a vegetarian searching for plant-based Mexican dishes, this spot’s exactly what you need. But if Mexican food means more than just tacos, burritos and quesadillas to you – this place isn’t the one.

Key Differentiators:

  • Los Angeles flair
  • Excellent service
  • Serving non-traditional tacos, burritos, and quesadillas 

Customer’s Review:

The best tacos in Manila! Both Street tacos or Gringas. Love the Feelings, especially the shrimps. Avocado tostada is highly recommended too.


10) Muy Mexicantina

Muy Mexicantina - Mexican Food Manila
Muy Mexicantina – Mexican Food Manila (Credit: Muy Mexicantina)
Key ServiceAffordable Mexican food
AddressUnit F, 154 Maginhawa, Maginhawa St. Sikatuna Village, Diliman, Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
Phone0917 629 9392
Operating HoursDaily 11AM–10PM

From its humble beginnings, Muy Mexicantina has quickly gained notoriety for its big, bold flavors! They’re the perfect spot if you want to tantalize your taste buds without breaking the bank. Their menu features a mouthwatering selection of Mexican favorites like burritos (dry or wet), tacos (soft and crispy shells!), elotes, nachos – and more! Come try it out and see why everyone’s raving about this place today.

Key Differentiators:

  • Wide selection of Mexican food
  • Family-friendly restaurant
  • Casual dining atmosphere

Customer’s Review:

This place has amazing Mexican food Manila! The portions are large and the taste is really good. Prices are also very affordable. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for Mexican food in Manila.


11) Fiery Style Southwestern Flaming Grill

Fiery Style Southwestern Flaming Grill - Mexican Food Manila
Fiery Style Southwestern Flaming Grill – Mexican Food Manila (Credit: Fiery Style Southwestern Flaming Grill)
Key ServiceTex-Mex food fusion
AddressTaguig, Metro Manila
Phone0922 210 7777
Operating HoursDaily 11AM–8:30PM

Fiery Style Southwestern Flaming Grill offers Tex-Mex culinary fusion, giving your palate a whole new tasty experience. The Fiery Style, unlike other Mexican restaurants, has a contemporary environment and a diverse menu. The Filipino-owned Tex-Mex restaurant specialises in Mexican food such as nachos, burritos, quesadillas, tortillas, and more. Cocktails and other alcoholic beverages are also served at their full-deck bar.

Key Differentiators:

  • Contemporary environment
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Diverse menu

Customer’s Review:

I recently visited Fiery Style Southwestern Flaming Grill and I was thoroughly impressed. The Mexican food is delicious and the atmosphere is really nice and relaxed. Prices are also very reasonable. Highly recommend it!


12) Chihuahua Mexican Grill

Chihuahua Mexican Grill - Mexican Food Manila
Chihuahua Mexican Grill – Mexican Food Manila (Credit: Chihuahua Mexican Grill)
Key ServiceReal Mexican food flavors
AddressGreenbelt 2 Ayala Center, Makati, 1200 Metro Manila
Phone(02) 7625 0106
Operating HoursDaily 11AM–10PM

At Chihuahua, we offer an exciting culinary experience that combines the authentic flavors of Mexico and America’s Southwest. Our menu is both delectable and unpredictable – always delivering delightful surprises! To stand out from other Mexican restaurants in the area, we use innovative recipes with a creative twist. Plus, we partner up with Monin to bring you only top-notch French gourmet ingredients for 100 years now!

Key Differentiators:

  • Creative and original cuisine
  • Gourmet flavour from Monin
  • Variety of options for ordering your meal

Customer’s Review:

They have happy hour for beer, which is 35 pesos per bottle, and bottomless margarita for 299 only from 4pm to 10pm. Their foods are yum and awesome. We enjoyed a lot playing Jenga and Uno cards.


13) Gringo

Gringo - Mexican Food Manila
Gringo – Mexican Food Manila (Credit: Gringo)
Key ServiceLatin-Mexican food
AddressC. Palanca, corner Dela Rosa Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila
Phone(02) 8805 5383
Operating HoursMonday 10AM–10PM
Tuesday 10AM–10PM
Wednesday 10AM–10PM
Thursday 10AM–12AM
Friday 10AM–12AM
Saturday 10AM–10PM
Sunday 10AM–10PM

Gringo is a unique and local eatery that has been captivating the tastebuds of its visitors since April 2016 with its signature flame-grilled chicken and mouthwatering fall-off-the bone ribs. With an inviting atmosphere, exuberant Mexican dishes, succulent BBQ ribs, and scrumptious fried or grilled chicken; Gringo is the ideal spot to eat your night away while spending time with family and friends.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves flame-grilled chicken
  • Special Mexican dishes and drinks
  • Live music and entertainment

Customer’s Review:

Gringos is a nice place. Great for friends and family to have a meal. A typical order would be a quarter-roasted chicken meal with sides. This is good for 1 person. Their side dishes have good size serving as well.

Renz L

14) Agave Mexican Cantina

Agave Mexican Cantina - Mexican Food Manila
Agave Mexican Cantina – Mexican Food Manila (Credit: Agave Mexican Cantina)
Key ServiceGenuine Mexican food
AddressGF Retail 14 to 16, Avida Towers Verte, 9th Ave, BGC, Taguig City
Phone8568-4539 • +63-999-8472065
Operating HoursMon to Wed 11 am to 9 pm
Thurs to Sun 11 am to 10 pm

For an enjoyable and one-of-a-kind Mexican gastronomic experience, visit Agave Mexican Cantina. Here you’ll find a cozy yet vibrant atmosphere where endless margaritas and mojitos are served with fresh, creative dishes. Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening or business outing in the city center, this spot is perfect – affordably priced drinks included! Corporate gatherings become moments of bonding at Agave Mexican Cantina – come to try it out today!

Key Differentiators:

  • Relaxing and lively atmosphere
  • Bottomless margaritas and mojitos
  • Affordable prices

Customer’s Review:

Great place for snacks and drinks – great offers on freeflow drinks too!


15) A’Toda Madre

A’Toda Madre - Mexican Food Manila
A’Toda Madre – Mexican Food Manila (Credit: A’Toda Madre)
Key ServiceAuthentic Mexican food and drinks
AddressG/F, Sunette Tower, Durban Street Corner Makati Avenue G/F, Sunnette Tower 1219 Makati, Philippines
Phone0919 095 7017
Operating HoursMonday 2PM–12AM
Tuesday 2PM–12AM
Wednesday 2PM–12AM
Thursday 2PM–12AM
Friday 11AM–2AM
Saturday 11AM–2AM
Sunday 11AM–2AM

Need to unwind after the workday? Then head to A’Toda Madre in Makati, it is a Mexican bar with an impressive selection of tequila- and mezcal-based beverages. To make your experience even more memorable you should try their signature margaritas! Delicious drinks are best enjoyed with some tacos, burritos, tostaditas or quesadillas – they’re all highly recommended. So come on down for a night of fun and relaxation at A’Toda Madre!

Key Differentiators:

  • Wide selection of mezcal and tequila-based drinks
  • Tasty Mexican snacks
  • Affordable prices

Customer’s Review:

One of the best spots for tacos in Metro Manila. I love that they have a variety of vegan, vegetarian, and meat options.


Mexican Food Manila

Mexican food is a popular cuisine enjoyed by people all over the world. In Manila, you can find some great Mexican restaurants that serve authentic dishes and drinks. Whether you’re looking for a casual night out with friends or a romantic evening with some Mexican food Manila, these restaurants have something for everyone. So why not try one of them today?

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