We paid a visit to Silantro earlier today, because my mom wanted to give their cuisine a taste, and also because her friend suggested that we try out this cantina, which combines both Filipino and Mexican dishes (very much similar to Madeca). The three of us weren’t familiar with this part of Kapitolyo, so finding this place was a bit of an adventure.
Their walls are decorated with Lucha posters.
Caliente Wings. Huge chicken wings covered in a delicious sweet and spicy sauce, served with lettuce shreds.
Silantro Burrito. FYI – This 11-inch burrito is definitely meant to be shared with someone. The burrito was filled to the brim with Mexican rice, savory beef chunks, plus bits of potatoes and tomatoes. I felt really full afterwards, so we had to order the rest of the Caliente Wings for takeout.
Beef Nachos. Ahhh, this was fabulous. Huge tortilla chips, with tomatoes, cheese, guacamole, and the same beef chunks found in their burrito. You can also choose between plain, beef, or chicken nachos.
Dips – Sour cream, guacamole, and… I’m not really sure what the third one is called, but it’s quite spicy.
For our drinks, we had some water and their ultra-refreshing dalandan juice.
What I really love about Silantro (as well as other restaurants in the Kapitolyo area) is that their restaurants serve delicious, homecooked food that costs only a few hundred bucks. It’s a foodie paradise, that’s for sure. And as for Silantro, their large servings are worth the price, and the trip.
Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina is located at 75 East Kapitolyo Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City. Cell no. 0917-508-4748.