11 Best New Taquerias to Try Around Manila


Ándale, for your next taco Tuesday!

Mexican food is the ultimate comfort food and it’s everything you need wrapped inside a tortilla: protein and veggies–with that zesty kick of lime. Nacho-loving foodies rejoice as we discovered some of the newest Mexican joints in the Metro, some are authentic taquerias while some serve unique Mexican fusion dishes.

Su Casa Mexican Grill – BF Homes

Mi casa, su casa. This Mexican joint in the South makes you feel right at home with their authentic Mexican fares. Enjoy your special barbacoa (beef) tacos as you take in the beautiful interiors and murals of Su Casa. Aside from their tacos and burritos, they also serve burgers, wings, and their bestselling ribs.

Must try: beef tacos, camaron (shrimp) tacos, rack of ribs

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Aguirre Compound, Multinational Avenue, Multinational Village, Moonwalk, Parañaque
(0926) 634-9121

Lo de Alberto – City Golf Plaza

Lo de Alberto claims to be “the only authentic taqueria in the Philippines” and is one of the newest restaurants at the City Golf area. It is owned and operated by Chef Balam Nazar who ensures that everything tastes as good as the real deal back at home. Read more on the newest restaurants in City Golf Plaza here.

Must try: Hangover Nachos, Suadero (beef) tacos, horchata

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City Golf Plaza, Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig
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Drive-By Taco Shop – Aguirre

Drive-By Taco Shop is a car wash diner concept serving street tacos, burritos, and nachos. 

Must try: Beef Sirloin Steak Burrito, Pulled Beef Brisket Mexilog, Queso and Jalapeno Nachos

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167 Aguirre Ave, BF Homes, Parañaque
(0917) 803-3663
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El Chapo’s – The Yard Food Park

El Chapo’s is a Filipino-Mexican “food cartel” located at one the newest food parks in Quezon City. Aside from their standard menu of tacos and burritos, they also serve weekly/monthly special dishes.

Must try: Chicharitos (lechon sisig taco), El Dinamita, Fil-Mex Street Barbecued Corn

Related post: New Food Park Alert: The Yard at Xavierville, QC

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The Yard, 83 Xavierville Ave, Loyola Heights. Quezon City
(0920) 983-1619
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El Phante – Gastro Park Kapitolyo

El Phante is a Thai-Mex street food stall inside the Gastro Park food park in Pasig. Their fusion dishes highlight the best of both cuisines while keeping everything under P200. See all vendors here.

Must try: Nachos con Mango, Spicy Chipotle Chicken Rice, Mango Tamarind Juice

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Gastro Park, #12 1st St, Kapitolyo, Pasig
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Flip Guys – Maginhawa

Flip Guys is an American-Mexican fusion inspired garage diner. Specialties include burgers, burritos and quesadillas.

Must try: Flip Guys Salsa Burger, Flip Guys Paella, Cheese Quesadilla

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103 Maginhawa St., Teacher’s Village East, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 216-2594
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Taqueria 101 – Parañaque

Taqueria 101 is the brainchild of Locavore’s Chef Mikel Zaguirre. His modern take on tacos and other Mexican favorites explain the addition of unique toppings like barbacoa, peri-peri chicken, and more.

Must try: Ox-tail Taco, Tortilla Lasagna, Nacho Fundido, Churros S’mores

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101 Doña Soledad Ave., Better Living, Parañaque
(0917) 722-5225
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Triangulo – Quezon City

Triangulo is a unique American-Mexican joint specializing in tacos, wings, and burrito bowls. Their churros are a hit amongst foodies.

Must try: Slow Roasted Beef Taco, Buffalo Wings, Grilled Mexican Street Corn

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LG/F Diliman Commercial Center, Commonwealth Ave, Batasan, Quezon City
(0917) 718-2163
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Guisados Restaurant – Quezon City

Guisados serves authentic Mexican food like stewed tacos, crunchy pork belly, and other specialties. Their showstopping dish is their whopping Roast Belly that comes in two serving sizes: 1/2 kilo (good for 4-5 pax) and 1/4 kilo (good for 2-3 pax).

Must try: Five Taco Sampler, Taco Burger, Roasted Pork Belly

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#1 Salinglahi Homes Congressional Ext, Brgy. Culiat, Quezon City
(0998) 313-7307
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El Jefe Mexican Street Food – Maginhawa

El Jefe started out as a food market vendor where their bestselling chimichangas (deep fried burritos) are always sold out. Also dubbed as the ‘home of the elote’ or corn on a cob, make sure to try that too. Tacos, flautas, and other authentic Mexican dishes are also served. No time to go to their QC restaurant? Check out their restaurant page for announcements on where they’re headed next.

Must try: Elote, Chimichangas, tacos

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#4 Masinsinan St, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
(0917) 811-2791

Lágrima – Legaspi Village

La Grima (which translates to tears in Spanish) is the newest coffee/taco concept in Makati. They make everything from scartch including their tortillas and slow cooked meat for their carnitas tacos.

Must try: Chorizo taco, carne asada taco, carnitas

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G/F BSA Mansion 108 Benavides St. Legaspi Village, Makati City

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