Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina: A Taste of Fil-Mex in Kapitolyo

Our second stop for the POP Talk Kapitolyo food trip episode was this fairly new Filipino-Mexican restaurant along East Capitol Drive, called Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina. And while I was already getting full when we reached the destination, just the mention of one of my favorite herbs got me all giddy, excited and fully enticed to taste their offerings.
Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina Kapitolyo Pasig Pop Talk

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I didn't get to take photos of Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina's interior, but I really like how intimate, cozy and laid back the place was. It had wooden table and benches perfect for a family-size Mexican feast or a dinner out with the whole barkada. They also have an al fresco dining ready when the restaurant's dining space gets full, or if you just love to enjoy your Pinoy-Mejicano treats with a refreshing view of the Kapitolyo neighborhood.

Silanto Fil-Mex Cantina Beef Nachos P160
✓ Beef Nachos (P160)
For starters, we had a serving of Beef Nachos which had heapings of beef pieces, guacamole, tomato salsa, cilantros and melted cheese sitting atop a mountain of crispy tortilla chips. Seriously, these are the best nachos I've ever had in my entire food blogging life! It doesn't taste just one dimensional like most nacho items offered in other restaurants. It had an addicting combination of fresh, herby, savory and cheesy flavors.

Silantro’s Quesadillas P145
✓ Silantro’s Quesadillas (P145)
I usually like my quesadillas with different kinds of fillings, but Silantro’s Quesadillas have proven to me that a good quesadilla can have just a few types of fillings but still be just as good, or actually even better. And yes, that's what I exactly got -- soft and warm tortilla exploding with loads and loads of cheesy goodness. Wish I had taken an even close-up photo of the gooey cheese though. That would've made a really sexy food porn!

Silantro’s Beef Quesadillas P145
✓ Beef Quesadillas (P145)
For those who still get bothered by meatless quesadillas, there's the equally tasty and satisfying Beef Quesadillas which had the same amount of cheesiness but with the addition of tender and succulent beef pieces. And while I'm a big carnivore myself, I don't know but for some reason, I like the gooey and cheesy beef-less version a tad more.

Silantro's Calliente Wings P170
✓ Calliente Wings (P170)
It only took one bite, and I immediately included these Calliente Wings in my mental list of my most favorite chicken wings. Bearing the word "calliente" which means hot and fiery, these bright red babies will indeed test your spiciness threshold. After finishing a few pieces, my mouth was already starting to burn. My attempts to stop was futile though as these guacamole, cabbage shreds and cilantro-infused treats were so addicting! By the way, you can ask to have the spiciness level of these devils toned down.

Silantro's Lucha Tacos Ingredients Kapitolyo
Silantro's Lucha Tacos Station (Soft or Hard-Shell Tacos)
Silantro's Lucha Tacos Soft Taco (Ligero P65; Medio P85; Completo P100)
Lucha Tacos (Ligero P65; Medio P85; Completo P100)
1. What's your weight class?
(Ligero 1 choice of meat, Medio 2 choices of meat, Completo 3 choices of meat)
2. Choose your meat. (Beef, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, Lengua or Oxtail)
3. Do you like your taco hot or cold?
4. Last step: Order another one. *wink*

As a taco lover, I was really happy to see that Silantro offers 6 different kinds of meat. We had the Medio Lucha Tacos with beef and lamb topped with tomato salsa, cabbage shreds, cilantro and a slice of avocado in a warm soft-shell taco, served with guacamole.

Silantro's Burrito P160
✓ Silantro's Burrito (P160)
Silantro prides itself in their burritos, and I can see why. Unlike most burritos from other restaurants, Silantro's Burrito is bigger, meatier and have more "authentic" flavor. Rolled in a soft sheet of pita is a paella-like rice with tender and succulent beef bits, along with tomato salsa and cilantro, served with guacamole and sour cream on the side.

Silantro's Pancholon's Burger P160
Pancholon's Burger (P160)
Burger lovers, fret not 'cause Silantro has something for you, the Pancholon's Burger which has a thick, meaty and succulent patty topped with tomato salsa and some cilantro. It also comes with a serving of guacamole which you can drizzle on the burger filling for more Mexican flavors, or leave it alone to serve as your fries' dipping sauce.

Fresh Dalandan Juice P90 Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina Kapitolyo
Fresh Dalandan Juice (P90); JV and Ms. Laila modeling at Silantro
Silantro has beers and cocktails perfect to pair with its lineup of great-tasting Filipino-Mexican dishes. And while I wanted to try some of their alcohol-spiked drinks, I left it for my next visit and just settled for the refreshing and zesty Fresh Dalandan Juice.

Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina Kapitolyo Pasig Menu
Click the menu photo to enlarge.

THE VERDICT

I've only seen Mexican food as just okay enough for my palate. However, after trying out Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina, I can actually say that I've fallen in love. Everything we've had that day was really, really good, with most of the items being my favorites. And while I don't consider Silantro as a Filipino-Mexican food haven, but more of an "authentic" Mexican fare destination, I'll be sure to go back again and again to have my fix!

Taste - 4.5/5
Ambiance - 4/5
Service - 4/5
Price - 4.5/5
Overall Value - 4/5


Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina, Kapitolyo
75 East Capitol Dr., Brgy. Kapitolyo,
Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
(0917) 508-4748
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31 comments:

  1. The prices are reasonable enough. Plus, you take such appetizing photos. <3 The stuffings on the burrito can be a whole meal itself na.

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    1. Thank you, Rose! These are really good though, and very reasonably-priced for the quality and portion sizes. Really worth coming back for again and again :)

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  2. ..had watched it..:) ohhh...drooling :)
    might try silantro..<3

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    1. Go try Silantro! :) It's really worth visiting.

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  3. My friend told me about this place. He said it's a winner :D !
    Kapitolyo is really becoming like a Maginhawa Street this side of the metro :)

    Naks artistahin na tayo sa TV ah :D !

    - Ray
    for Lynne-Enroute.com

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    1. This place is indeed a winner! I was already planning to visit back even before we left Silantro XD Nah! Hahaha.. Namake-upan lang eh!

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  4. Oh maybe I'm like you.. I don't fancy Mexican food fare like I love Japanese, Korean and Chinese. I wonder if Silantro can change this course of palate? :D

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    1. I think they can. Although I'm not much of a Mexican food fan, they made me a fan on their restaurant :)

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  5. wow! poptalk ulet Sumi? Galing:) you are one of the most qualified bloggers na dapat talaga nasa Poptalk pag food review pinag usapan. keep it up! Will definitely check East Kapitolyo ng matikman mga yummy foods na yan :)

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  6. why all the nice places for nice and good looking food are so far away from me :) huhu! I love mexican food and we dont have nice cantenas in my area.. :(

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  7. You should add to your list Cab Cafe and the resto next to it! My kids and I love Mexican food, one best resto we love is Chihuahua, and just recently we tried Mooon Cafe in Dumaguete.

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  8. I love quesadillas, this is always a part of our order whenever we eat in a mexican restaurant, theirs is overflowing with cheese which intrigues me to taste and go to that place at this moment. From the looks of it for me it is already "pop na pop!"

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  9. I'm learning that there are a lot of places to eat in Kapitolyo and this time with a mexican twist. I'll try to drop by the place soon.

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  10. omg! i love mexican food!! all the foods looks so yummy and cravings starting to hit me haha. Meatless food would be lovely for me hehe

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  11. wow wow wow! It's 1 am now and seeing all those delicious food got me hungry :D I love Mexican food - especially tacos and nachos. I wish I can taste all those great food they are offering :) and their prices are quite reasonable. Nice!

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  12. We always got Loco with Mexican Foods and Quesadillas among our favorites. Caliente wings looks tasty as well.

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  13. It should be a unique combination of Filipino and Mexican food.
    I guess you will sing like Jessica Sanchez when tasting these foods.

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    1. Actually, Silantro offers more on the authentic Mexican food side. The Filipino part only comes in with the burger, if I may say so myself.

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  14. The beef nachos! I am a big fan of Nachos and I'm amazed na mura ang Nachos sa Silantro!

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  15. I haven't been to Kapitolyo, but if given the opportunity I would like to visit this restaurant too. I love tacos!

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  16. watched this episode of pop talk.. Silantro looks really good and their food is just so mouthwatering!

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  17. Pancholon's Burger looks yummy,i really wish i could dine in this place

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  18. We will definitely put this on our must try list!

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  19. I love Mexican food my favorites are Tacos, Burito & Nachos.. :)

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  20. I love Mexican food! :) I'd go here even just for the nachos! They just look amazing! :D

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  21. I wanna try their beef nachos i wonder if its delicious?

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  22. this post just made my mouth water! i'm a big fan of mexican food, and i so want to trythis restaurant out! i wish they had a branch closer to the south though.

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  23. Diet? No thankyou! This is the place to be :P~

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  24. Looks really good! Great fusion of Filipino and mexican dish. Want to try this resto

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  25. i wanna try this! foods look delicious and very appealing to eyes :) nice.

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  26. Your post is spot-on! I visited this place with my old friends in 2014 and it's been a go-to-place by me with either family and friends if we want to be merry. :-)

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