“S” for Silantro – Another Fil-Mex on the rise

SILANTRO Fil-Mex Cantina

The name of this restaurant is very intriguing even if from its’ name, we would know already that it is Mexican.

The only difference is that another term of coriander which is cilantro starts with a letter “C” and not with a letter “S”, so that made it intriguing. What would differentiate it from other Mexican joints?

And our search for a “To die for” nachos is obligatory. There are some amazing places we’ve spotted, still, we yearn to be satiated by something new.

The nearest Silantro from our place is in Alabang. So we headed there one weekend.

It was not a surprise to witness a long queue when we arrived. I have been seeing it several times on social medias.

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Patience is a virtue.

Most of them are in big groups, and since we’re only two, a very vigilant attendant was able to squeeze us in inside. He asked if we’re good with the counter and we don’t mind.

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Our spread was overwhelming. Their portions are bigger and per my high-school’s friends’ recommendation, yes their nachos is great.

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I doubt if we can consume these..

Jen’s Silantro’s quesadillas even came with french fries. While my burrito came with three different dips. All of them didn’t compromise my palate.

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While they didn’t use ground meat on the nachos but cubed beefs, cut smaller than the usual, making the sauce tastier and irresistible, their version of the cheese sauce is thicker since they mixed mozzarella with it. Veggies are sufficient too and the corn tortillas tasted like home-made and very crispy.

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Highly recommendable. =)

It was a good decision to try them but we will be choosy with the hours on our next visit. We heard that they are usually congested.

By the way, the interiors is modish too. Their theme is a combination of rustic and industrial. Raw floors, there are wall decals, impressive lighting fixtures and my favorite, they resorted to Machuca tiles to accentuate their floors.

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They deserve a second visit, we have a lot to try next time. We thought of the shrimp skewers. =)

No wonder that their branches are increasing lately.

All the way to TACO BELL, Gateway!

Taco Bell

One of the things I like about dining out is the way it gives me a broad comparison on a specific dish.

Foodie buddy and I opted to have Mexican treat first before we proceed to this gallery in Antipolo.

Taco Bell in Gateway mall has been in operations since 2004. I’ve always loved it probably because of their company color.

 

 

Plus the fact that, I’ve been a Nachos aficionado since time immemorial. I would even prepare my own at home. It has become famous and each time there’s a reunion, they would request for it. I intend to learn making my home-made tortillas soon.

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Nachos junkie!

What we’ve had is of course, Nachos belle grande for myself

 

(to share with my buddy) and Jen had her XL cheese beef quesadilla.

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Comida delicioso!

We discovered a new offering for dessert, in which the famous Nutella is used as fillings and they named it Chocodilla.

Though we didn’t get it, as we’re availing our free cakes from a certain specialty coffee shop. As a member, they give out free slice of cake (of your choice, as long as it’s available) on the whole month of your birthday. We intend to get it soon and bring home as goodies (or pasalubong) since my son is a Nutella junkie. He’d love to discover it too.

Going back to my Tex-Mex adventure, what I really love about Taco bell is that their salsa haven’t changed since the first time I’ve tasted it. The cilantro is at it’s strongest, however, the freshness of their tomatoes created a delicious fusion. I had to buy an extra bowl of the salsa, I definitely loved tomatoes.

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Tomato salsa.

So, dining at Taco bell made me go down memory lane. When we no longer frequent that place in Cubao, because there’s Makati and Alabang that is nearer to me.

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Patience is a virtue..

And it’s usually worth the wait. =)

But in the mid-2000, they made improvements and came up with a new image via the Gateway mall.

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Can’t get enough of the salsa..

 

So we visit from time to time. And this one is like those times, let’s take the opportunity since we’re passing by it. We filled our tummies first, before getting a load of Art in to this famous museum in the largest city of Calabarzon.

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Interiors..
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I just find them cute.. #missphotography

Jen wants to have the crunchy taco, but I dragged her arm in excitement over our next stop and convinced her that there’s Taco bell in Alabang, we will just go there for her crunchy tacos soonest. Till then! =)