Taste the Best of Mexican Comfort Food with a Filipino Twist


By Shekinah Sabrina Colcol, FoodFindsAsia |

Nothing beats the perfect combination of any foreign cuisine infused with distinct Filipino flavor to match our taste buds. Chot Sanchez and Paolo De Venecia have been perfecting this fusion between Filipino and Mexican cuisine by adding Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina to the growing Kapitolyo food community.

Silantro Fil-Mex Goodness

This rustic local restaurant is a homegrown concept from Dagupan, Pangasinan. It is named after one of everyone’s favorite herb, cilantro which impeccably opens up the flavor of tacos.From nachos to quesadillas and burritos to fritas, Silantro is your new Filipino-Mexican food haven where your tummy gets full and still won’t poke a hole in your pocket.

Lucha Tacos Specialty Menu

Pick from a choice Beef, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, Lengua or Oxtail to fill a Ligero of Lucha Tacos in either soft or hard shell for only PhP 75.00. You can even select up to a double and/or triple choice of meat if you opt to grab a quick bite with the whole barkada.


The first of its kind, Silantro provides the intimate, cozy and laid back feels by its wooden table and benches ideal for a family-size dinner. Meanwhile, enjoy a refreshing view of the neighbourhood as the average waiting time is around 30 minutes during weekend peak hours. The place has limited dining spaces so grab your seats now! Don’t miss out on the best Mexican grub in the metro.

Photo Credit: Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina