Dine In: El Chupacabra

El Chupacabra is the closest one can get to the streets of Baja Mexico without leaving the central business district of Makati. The colorful taqueria has been serving some of the best street tacos this side of the world since 2013, and while many establishments in the area have come and gone in the years that followed, this still sees a steady stream of customers especially on weekend nights.

Those nights can be rowdy with lots of booze, which is why a friend and I prefer going here on lunch breaks, when the place is filled with but a couple of office workers and the odd foreigner. The place feels like that hole-in-the-wall backpacker haunt, with the bustle of the main highways insulated from this neighborhood’s narrow alleys.

Carne Asada Soft Taco (PHP 120)
San Francisco-Style Pork Sisig Soft Taco (PHP 145)
Vegetariano Soft Taco (PHP 115)
Soyrizo Con Papas Soft Taco (PHP 140)

The bestsellers among the tacos are the Carne Asada, which consists of grilled beef; and the San Francisco-Style Pork Sisig, a leaner version of the Filipino favorite. Vegans aren’t left out too: the Vegetariano has grilled vegetables, while the Soyrizo Con Papas is a tasty meatless version of chorizo with potatoes.

El Chupacabra
5782 Felipe Street, Poblacion, Makati City
02 7293358
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