Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday, November 06, 2017
Chef Fara in action

A new Mexican cuisine-inspired food stall is making foodies crazy (in a good way) in Pasig City and at its helm is a chef who used to work for Nobu Manila. Co-owned by Chef Fara Pakdamanian, La Loca Mexican Cantina is not your ordinary taco and burrito nook. If anything, it serves a hefty tray of nachos that's a big hit with diners who love to share the treat over a bucket of beer. Ironically, the fiesta-style nachos can be had in a food court setting at Tiendesitas' Food Village in Brgy. Ugong.

Concert and Dining Hall

In the middle of the large dining arena that transforms into a concert hall on special nights, the stall stands out for serving authentic quesadillas, tacos, nachos and burritos. It's easy to understand why foodies from nearby offices, exclusive villages, and locals from Brgy. Rosario love to linger in the large dining space. They simply appreciate the community atmosphere here.

Rice Platter (Cajun Chicken)
Tex-Mex For Pinoys

Chef Fara's take on the cuisine is pretty close to what's authentic in Mexico for having a mélange of distinct flavors from tangy, savory to a kick of spiciness (a level that any sweet-loving food Filipino can tolerate). It's Tex-Mex designed for the Pinoy palate.

From Secluded To Mainstream

I first dined at the original venue of La Loca Mexican Cantina at The Main Park, a relatively new food park at a secluded residential area of Pasig City. It was there where Chef Fara amazed me with his hefty and inventive taco bucket that could tame anybody's hunger pangs for hours.


Now that the stall is on a more mainstream location, I'm confident that more Mexican-cuisine lovers can indulge on his streamlined roster of Soft Taco (Flour Tortilla, cabbage, pico de gallo, cheddar cheese, signature La Loca sauce and tomato salsa), Burrito (Flour tortilla, Mexican rice, cabbage, pico de gallo, signature La Loca sauce, tomato salsa and camote chips), Rice Platter (Mexican rice, pico de gallo, cabbage, signature La Loca sauce, tomato salsa and jar of lemonade) and Quesadilla (Flour tortilla, caramelized onion, cheedar and mozzarella cheese, signature La Loca sauce, tomato salsa and camote chips).

All treats are available as Cajun Chicken and Pulled Beef options with the Quesadilla being available also as Cheese & Caramelized Onion in addition to the chicken and beef options.

Soft Opening Promo

For the stall's soft opening, customers can get a free bucket of six beer bottles for every order of the Pica Platter (Option 1: Overloaded Nachos; Option 2: Mix Platter of Chili Taquitos, Cheese & Onion Quesadillas and Nachos).

Check Out A Short Video of La Loca Mexican Cantina:

Visit La Loca Mexican Cantina soon and taste what's crazy-delicious in this side of Pasig City!

Photography and Videography by Aubrey Gacer

Aubrey Gacer is a Manila-based freelance photographer. Check out his work at Gacer Photography.

La Loca Mexican Cantina

Official Facebook fan page of La Loca Mexican Cantina

Location: Food Village, Tiendesitas, Brgy. Ugong, Pasig City, Philippines
Food Village Schedule: 11:00am-12:00am

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