Food parks have been emerging left, and right, and for some reason, we really can’t get enough of them! There is just a familiar thrill of going inside a food park and waiting to discover something gastronomically satisfying! Much similar to finding a rare shade of a nude lippie! 😀
Team Aldous got invited to try this Filipino-Mexican food joint in the The Yard at Xavierville. I was pretty psyched because it is going to be my first time there, and back in college, I really don’t have the freedom to check out places like these! Plus, I was annoyingly underweight for the sheer lack of enthusiasm to eat. Not because I’m anorexic or weight-conscious or whatever, it’s just that I am a lazy eater. (Haha Not really proud of that past!)
When you get inside, it is pretty easy to get lost and be lured in the variety of food wonders The Yard has to offer, but to make things more convenient for you, you can opt to try the interesting dishes at El Chapo’s!
Nestled at the mid-left of the food park lies the palate ticklers of El Chapo’s Filipino Mexican Food Cartel.
The name sounded different so I asked Mark Copuyoc, the owner of the joint for some enlightement. He said that it was inspired by a Mexican drug lord who heads the Sinaloa Cartel known as El Chapo. And that explains their tagline, ‘Don’t worry, it’s legal!”.
We tried their “Chicharitos” Lechon Sisig Taco (with sour cream and salsa verde) valued at P85 per plate. It’s no wonder that this is one of their best sellers. The dish’s taste will definitely send your spirits high as it is perfect for a night of chitchat and drinks with friends.
I really find their chili detail adorable too.
Cheesy Beef Salpicao Nachos valued at P160 per plate
I am not a fan of nachos, but this is a game changer. Their take on this is extremely flavorful, it’s a must-try!
El Chapo’s Onion Rings (topped off with Parmesan and Sriracha) is suprising at P75 per plate. I like that theirs are not oily, and they were fried just right. I particularly like the sauce on this one.
Fil-Mex Style Barbecued Street Corn at P60 .
I am not a fan of spicy food, so I have to say that if you are like me, have some liquids at the ready, because you’re going to need all of them. But if you are a lover of spice, I highly recommend this one. The dish will challenge your taste buds, and will probably leave nostalgia in every bite.
Food bloggers on queue in every dish served!
Sooo thrilled to share a selfie with my very good friend Lou Ongpin!
Team Aldous eats again!
Over all, El Chapo’s Filipino Mexican Food Cartel is a great choice for a weekend eat-out with friends, whether you are on a pre-dinner or some after sesh, this food wonder will definitely deliver.
Catch their flavorful dishes at The Yard, 83 Xavierville Avenue Quezon City 1108 and you may contact them via the number, 0920 983 1619 or through their social media accounts.
And don’t worry, it’s legal!