March 26, 2024

Delicioso: 6 of the Best Mexican Restaurants in Makati

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  • If we were to describe what Mexican cuisine is in three words, it would be: bold, spicy, and savory. From savory arroz con pollo to tangy ceviches and beyond, Mexican food, in all its lip-smacking glory, is arguably the ultimate comfort food.

    Luckily we have restaurants here in Makati that bring us a taste of Mexico. So if you’re craving legit Mexican food and you happen to be in the area, check out these Mexican restos where you can get your Mexican fix. Enjoy!


    IMAGE from Mexicali Restaurant Philippines Facebook page

    Boasting a wide range of Latin/Mexican food with a twist, Mexicali is go-to place if you’re craving pollo asado, enchiladas, tacos, and all things casual Mexican. You can’t go wrong with their arroz ala cubana and chili con carne. They also have vegetarian options!

    Address: 2/F Glorietta 2, 2-025, New Glorietta, Ayala Center, Makati City
    Contact number: (02) 894 5354
    Facebook: mexicaliphilippines
    Instagram: mexicaliphilippines

    El Chupacabra

    Assorted tacos / IMAGE from El Chupacabra Facebook page

    A favorite among expats in the business district, El Chupacabra is a Mexican-American restaurant that offers some of the best street tacos in town. Don’t miss out their Baja California Fish Tacos, a crispy beer-battered fish tucked into corn tortillas, topped with slaw, salsa, and their secret sauce.

    Address: 5782 Felipe Street cor Polaris St, Poblacion, Makati
    Contact number: (+632) 7729 3358 / 0995 0957 202
    Facebook: Elchupacabraph
    Instagram: elchupacabraph


    IMAGE from Lágrima Facebook page

    Lágrima is a hole-in-the-wall taqueria in Legazpi Village that you should visit for great tacos, nachos, and burritos. Their offerings here are bursting with flavors and freshness just as how these are made in Mexico itself. It also offers taco kits to those who want to taste the full Lagrima experience at home.

    Address: 8488 Trabajo cor. Abeja Street, Olympia 1207, Makati
    Contact number: 0917 895 4157
    Facebook: lagrimanila
    Instagram: lagrimanila

    A’Toda Madre

    IMAGE from A’Toda Madre Facebook page

    Tacos and cocktails go together like Jack and Jill at A’Toda Madre. It serves authentic Mexican dishes such as street tacos, quesadillas, birria, and many more. Aside from their awesome offerings, you should try their terrific margaritas for the full experience.

    Address: G/F, Sunette Tower, Durban Street Corner Makati Avenue
    Contact number: 0998 998 2017
    Facebook: atodamadretequila
    Instagram: atodamadreph

    Jose Cuervo Cantina

    IMAGE from Jose Cuervo Cantina Facebook page

    Good food, great drinks, and relaxing music tie this place all together. There are beautiful Mexican food and cocktails to be had. Perfect for Friday night outs and dates with friends or partners after a long week of grinding in the office.

    Address: 5015 P. Burgos St. 1210 Makati
    Contact numbers: 0915 331 1314 / 02 8640 1134
    Facebook: josecuervocantina
    Instagram: josecuervocantina

    Chihuahua Mexican Grill

    IMAGE from Chihuahua Mexican Grill Facebook page

    To sum Chihuahua Mexican Grill up, it’s casual Tex-Mex food done very well. Their burritos, tacos, and other offerings are so filling and authentic, you’d think you were in Mexico. They’re also FREE salsa dance lessons followed by dancing from 9 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. Isn’t that amazing?

    Address: G/F Greenbelt 2, Esperanza Street (next to Sugi), Ayala Center 1200, Makati
    Contact number: 625 0106
    Facebook: chihuahuamexicangrill

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