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El Chupacabra: Mexican food in Makati!

I was looking for Mexican food in Makati and I remember walking by this place called El Chupacabra on a side street in Makati. I thought I would go back and see what the food was like. Was it really authentic? Who knows.

One of the problems in the Philippines is, despite being Spanish for 350+ years, it is hard to find good Mexican food in the country. The few that try fail terribly normally. As you can imagine, I was interested in this would be yet another failure or if they actually made it work!

I will go ahead and give you the spoiler: It was quite good and pretty close to Tex-mex. However, it comes at a price as well. We will talk about later.

El Chupacabra expats

My experience looking for Mexican food in Makati?

I ran into a subscriber to my Youtube channel and told him I was about to go and do a review of a Mexican restaurant so he wanted to go with me and try it out too. It is always cool to connect with people who only know me through a computer screen and a camera len.

We got there right as they were opening (a little after noon) so we was the first customers and we sit down in the corner and waited for the menus.

If you are wondering the prices, tacos are between P110 and P130 ($2.20-$2.60) and burritos are between P200-P300. ($4- $6) Yes, it is a little pricy but the area has some pretty pricy restaurants.

He got the Beef Tapa (I do not remember the price) and I just ordered a Steak Taco (Carne Asada) that was on the Tex-Mex menu. That was $2.63 or P131. It was very good but not sure it was worth the price. However, I guess it is all about supply and demand.

El Chupucabra tacos


I didn’t get a coke because I didn’t want to throw down the P80 ( $1.60) for a can. I am not super cheap but that is a little pricy for me. Sorry, El Chupacabra!

As far as the food itself, it was quite good and I must say I was pretty impressed with the quality. As I said, most mexican food in Makati is a disappointment. I might have low expectations but I did leave impressed!

El Chupucabra staff

Where to find El Chupucabra?

If you are coming to Burgos Street (the whore area), you just go to Mercedes St by the Lokal Hostel. (It runs right next to the main road called Kalayaan Ave.) You walk past Clipper Hotel and turn at the Iglesia Ni Cristo Church on Felipe Street. It is about 15 yards (or meters) down the street.

The other street on the other end of the block is Polaris Street. It runs down to where Kenny Rogers and Burger King is located.

If you can’t find it, just ask a local, most should be able to help you find it. It is on a side street but this is where the local come to eat. They know the area very well.

If you have been there, what was your experince? Would you recommend it as Mexican food in Makati City? 
Here is the video review on El Chupucabra, Mexican food in Makati City

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