Whenever I roam the streets of Kapitolyo (gangster? haha), my eyes are wide and alert for the new things the place has to offer. When I spotted Silantro at one of the more sleepy nooks of the neighborhood, I had a eating itch that I cant seem to ignore, so one rainy night we tried it!
If you’re looking for something posh, Silantro might not be the place for you. See, its a cantina and I think the main goal of this place is to eat (and for others, drink) till you drop. Check out the unpolished countertops ala Mad Marks.
I told hubby, “Pati mga servers canteen boys!”. I will leave that to your imagination so you can check it out yourself!
Al Fresco dining area/Smoking area
Dalandan juice, which other reviews raved about but proved to be too sour for me.
Ahhh, the burrito. I think I’ll be brave enough to say that I tastes better than Army Navy. I shared this with my husband so I can eat the other stuff that we ordered. The meat fillings inside are angus beef, which was tender to perfection, and ox tail, which I didnt even noticed (and that’s a good thing!). I will come back here again and again just for the burrito!
The dips. The guacamole (L) I didnt care much about, it lacked texture for me. But the chili sauce (R) was so spot on! I was never a big fan of spicy sauces but this one is sooo addicting.
Beef nachos, which emphasis on the word BEEF, which is the star of the show. So tender and tasty. At first I was complaining there wasn’t enough cheese, because I was picking at the nachos at the edges. But I arrived at the middle and there was this one nacho that has all the ingredients stuck to it and it was the ultimate nacho! yum!
Lucha theme, very Nacho Libre.
Husband’s soft taco. He picked lamb, beef and ox tail for the meat fillings. I’m not a big fan of lamb, so it was a bit overpowering for me.
So is Silantro worth travelling all the way to Kapitolyo? Well, not in the context of Haru, or Charlies, because you can have a similar fix if you have a Mexican resto somewhere nearer. But for the residents of Pasig, it is heaven sent as it is a fresh alternative to the already thriving string of Kapitolyo retaurants. I can imagine this as one of the places my college friends and I hung out in between classes, full of chattering people and boisterous laughter. If you are near the area, I suggest you try this place out.
And oh, special mention to the owner?/manager? of the places, being so accommodating and patient explaining the menu to us. Sorry didnt get your name, I will next time!
Have a great day!