5 Must-Try Mexican Restaurants in Cebu

When people hear “Mexican food” they immediately think “Tacos!”. However, Mexican food is not only limited to cheese and meat inside corn shells. Mexican cuisine offers deep flavors filled with amazing spices which is why it quickly became a lot of people’s favorite.

Photo from La Lucha Tequeria Facebook Page

There are a lot of Mexican restaurants in Cebu but these are the top 5 must-try in the City

1. Pueblo Mexicano

Pueblo Mexicano is a restaurant specializing in Mexican and Latin-American Cuisine with a twist – a dash of California flair.

Pueblo Mexicano serves good food and a good ambiance as the restaurant is decorated with colorful paintings and candles to set the mood. One of the highlights of the restaurant’s interior is its painting of the famous Frida Kahlo.

Pueblo Mexicano serves a bunch of amazing Mexican and Latin-American favorites. The restaurant has Chimichangas, Warm Quinoa Salad, and tortillas among others.

You definitely have to try Pueblo Mexicano’s Adobo chops. Another best-seller is the Callos which is the ultimate Mexican comfort food. To top all that is Pueblo Mexicano’s House Blend Hot Sauce.

They also have Vegan options for those who do not eat any meat.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

Best-sellers: 

  • Callos
  • Adobo Chops
  • Warm Quinoa Salad

Menu:

Other Information:

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Banilad Town Center, Gov. M. Cuenco Ave., Banilad, Cebut City, Philippines.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Ride a public utility vehicle and ask them to bring you to Banilad

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Pueblo Mexicano” in Banilad.

2. Maya Mexican Restaurant

Maya Mexican Restaurant is another masterpiece by theAbacaGroup. The restaurant serves traditional So-Cal style Mexican dishes. From their Salsas to their Fajitas, Maya Mexican Restaurant is definitely one of the must-try Mexican restaurants in the city.

Another interesting thing about the Maya Mexican restaurant is its collection of fine tequila. The restaurant houses one of the country’s largest fine tequila collections. Not only that, but it is also the home of the 100% agave tequila bar.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

Best-sellers: N/A

Menu:

Other Information:

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Crossroads Mall, Cebu City, Cebu.

BY BUS: Ride any jeepney passing through Banilad. Or:

  • 13C if from Colon/USC Main/Ayala (south) or Talamban/USC-TC (north)
  • 62B/C if from Carbon/Ayala (south) or Pit-os/Talamban (north)
  • 13B if from Carbon/UV/Ayala (south) or Tintay/Talamban (north)

then ask the driver to drop you off at Crossroads in Banilad.

BY CAR: Just navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Crossroads” in Banilad. There’s ample parking space available if you’re bringing your own car.

3. Red Lizard

Yet another restaurant from theAbacaGroup that serve amazing Mexican dishes. Red Lizard is your next go-to restaurant when you crave cheesy and delicious nachos, Quesadillas, and many more.

Red Lizard serves an array of Mexican food aside from nachos such as burritos, Arroz a La Plancha, Hot Pop, and hard shell tacos. Red Lizard specializes in well-seasoned food. The spices are perfect but not overwhelming which children will love too.

All dishes are made fresh every day from high-quality ingredients. The tortillas used are even hand-rolled with no preservatives added.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

Best-sellers: N/A

Menu:

Other Information:

Red Lizard Locations:

  • Filinvest Cyberzone I.T. Park, Cebu City
    • 0920-958-3129
  • Ayala Mall Level 4, Cebu City
  • SM City Cebu, Cebu City
    • 0932-238-3530

4. Mooon Cafe Mexican-Inspired Restaurant

Mooon Cafe is another Mexican-inspired restaurant that you have to try. Moon Cafe sees to it that the dishes served to customers are made with passion and bursting with flavor. From Nachos to fusion dishes like Taco Spaghetti, Mooon Cafe is dominating the world of Mexican-inspired flavors one taco at a time.

They also have Combo meals to share with your friends and family. Not only that, but they also have Mexican Baby Back Ribs that, according to Mooon Cafe, never fail.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

Best-sellers:

  • Taco Spaghetti

Menu:

Other Information:

  • Location and Opening hours:
    • Luz – Level 2 The Terraces, Ayala Center, Business Park, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu- 11AM – 7PM
    • Robinsons Cybergate, Don Gil Garcia St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu – 10AM – 6PM
    • Robinsons Cybergate, Don Gil Garcia St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu- 10AM – 7PM
    • 78, SM City Cebu, Juan Luna Ave Cor Cabahug And Kaohsiung St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu – 10AM – 8PM
    • The Walk, Cebu Asiatown IT Park 6000 Apas Lahug, Cebu City

5. La Lucha Taqueria

Last but definitely not least, is the La Lucha Taqueria. The restaurant has been operating and serving great Mexcian food to patrons since December 2012.

La Lucha Taqueria has a variety of meat to choose from for your dishes.

  • Carne Asada
  • Pollo
  • Pollo Asado
  • Al Pastor
  • Chile Verde
  • Carnitas
  • Buche
  • Lengua
  • Chorizo

The restaurant goes all out and has generous portions of food that will surely keep you full. La Lucha Taqueria specializes in Tacos and you definitely have to try the Quesabirria which is a beef birria wrapped in a consomé-dipped flour tortilla.

Enjoy amazing and authentic Mexican food in an open space with a relaxing ambiance. And to complete the experience, do not forget to try out their drinks, especially the horchata and Margarita.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

Best-sellers: 

  • Tacos
  • Burritos
  • Quesadillas

Menu:

Other Information:

  • Opening hours:
    • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday- 9AM – 8PM
    • Tuesday and Sunday – 9AM to 11PM
  • Contact number: 0927-616-9061
  • Email address: N/A
  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/laluchacebu

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: La Lucha Taqueria, Mango Square, Juana Osmena St., Cebu City.

BY BUS: Ride any bus/PUJ going that will pass by Mango Square and tell the driver to drop you off there.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Mango Square” in Cebu City. Parking space is available.

Every day is a good day to eat Mexican food, and be sure to try out these amazing restaurants for your daily dose of delicioso!



Patricia Cruz
Patricia Cruz


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