Tag Archives: Quesadillas

El Chupacabra by Mexicali

8 Mar


One random rainy evening, my husband took me and my son to this Mexican restaurant that’s somewhere in the streets of Makati ๐Ÿ™‚ ย It’s called El Chupacabra by the same makers of Mexicali. ย I’ve really learned to love Mexican food because of Dante. ย But when I heard that they had sisig, I was even more excited! I love sisig… all kinds of sisig! ๐Ÿ™‚


My son, so busy and cannot be distracted. LOL!

I am really so bad at directions and I can’t even explain to you guys how to get there. Haha! Here’s the address and I’m sure you’ll find your way. ย It’s on the G/F of the JVR Building on 5782 Felipe Street, Bel-Air, Makati City.


He’s glued to the iPad! Hay! He’s playing his favorite game Angry Birds Star Wars and recently unlocked the levels… Intense.

El Chupacabra’s menu is simple. They are known for their street tacos which I have to try next time.


But we decided to get cheese and beef quesadillas hoping that Damien would think they are slices of pizza. ย He’s a very picky eater. ย The quesadillas were YUMMY!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย love the cheese, love the beef, love the sidings/sauces, love everything! ย Unfortunately, Damien went on with his games and realized that this wasn’t pizza at all. Haha!


Second thing we ordered was their sisig. ย It wasn’t made of the usual parts like pig’s ears, etc. ย I think they used pork back that’s why it was much leaner and less fatty ๐Ÿ™‚ ย It was very, very good. ย We actually ordered another one of these after swallowing the first one in minutes. Hehe…


We ordered some soft tortillas so that we could have sisig tacos ๐Ÿ™‚ ย With a drizzle of some hot sauce, OMG. ย That’s all I can say.



Finally, after a long discussion of what Damien wanted to eat, we finally found something that he liked. ย Mexican Rice ๐Ÿ™‚ Haha!


Thanks for taking me here, Dants! WHEN DO WE GO BACK? ย I want my sisig tacos!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


Date Night: Mexican and Martens

12 Dec

Last Friday night, Dante promised to take me out to dinner ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s been a while since our last dinner date together. Mcdonald’s Drive-Thru does not count. So at about 9:30 in the evening, he picks me up from work and says he wants to eat in Orale.

I’m not a big fan of Mexican food. ย When Dante would crave for Mexican food, I would just pretend to crave it, too. Hehe ๐Ÿ™‚ Ain’t that true love?! ๐Ÿ™‚

Located in the Fort Strip is Orale ๐Ÿ™‚

I must admit that slowly, I’ve started to enjoy Mexican food because of Dante. ย And I must say, the food here in Orale is great! Dante’s friends say that the food here is the real deal ๐Ÿ™‚ Never been to Mexico though. (Does the Mexican Pavilion at the World Expo in China count? LOL!)

Forgot to ask if they had Virgin Margaritas! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Beautiful hand-painted sculptures were scattered in the different areas of Orale ๐Ÿ™‚

The Lucky Monkeys also made a sculpture for Orale. ย When we asked Nikki (the owner) where it was, he said his son loved it so much, it’s now in his bedroom ๐Ÿ™‚

T-shirts for sale! ๐Ÿ™‚

I get a T-shirt!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, Nikki! ๐Ÿ™‚

Trying to contain his excitement… and hunger.

Dante’s Carnitas Burrito ๐Ÿ™‚

And my Barbacoa Quesadillas ๐Ÿ™‚ My favorite Mexican dish ๐Ÿ™‚

Quesadillas up-close ๐Ÿ™‚ Servings are just right.

My cocktail for the evening ๐Ÿ™‚

And Dante’s 2nd bottle of beer.

After dinner, we went to opening of the Dr. Martens store at the Fort! ๐Ÿ™‚ A-ha! So that’s why he wanted to eat in the Fort! ๐Ÿ™‚

I had my very first pair of Docs when I was in 2nd year High School. ย Brown ones with the yellow stitching ๐Ÿ™‚

Now they brought in a wide variety of funkier styles ๐Ÿ™‚

Trivia: Dante has 6 pairs of Dr. Martens.

He has more shoes than I do ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL! They said that stocks are very limited already so go check it out SOON! ๐Ÿ™‚

We ended up getting some laces for our Docs ๐Ÿ™‚ Dante got red laces and I got purple ones ๐Ÿ™‚

Look at this handsome little man in his blue Docs ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to get Damien a pair, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Welcome back to Manila, Doc Martens! ๐Ÿ™‚

Dante has been waiting for you ๐Ÿ™‚

Started dinner at 10pm, went to the Doc Martens store at 11pm. Coffee at 11:30pm ๐Ÿ™‚ Quickest date ever! ๐Ÿ™‚