Hola Amigos! I like to dig in Mexican food lately and I say most of the restos I’ve visited offer pricey dishes. Surprisingly, there’s this small joint in SikatunaVillage that serves good yet affordable mexican food. There’s nothing on the menu higher than 120 pesos so there’s no reason to complain. Heheheh…
For first timers, they recommend their best-sellers which are: Super Burrito, Crispy Super Taco, Chimichanga, Chicken Flauta, Burrito Dog, Quesadilla, Ice Cream Wrap and House Iced Tea! I know I have a big appetite but I couldn’t handle all those so I just chose to sample a few.
The Cheese Flauta is a small rolled-up tortilla with creamy cheese filling, just like cheese sticks that are about 3 inches long. The filled tortilla is crisp-fried golden brown and served with salsa. For 50 pesos, you can savor the creamy cheese filing with bits of green bell pepper for a sweet and spicy taste.
I find this dish ok; nothing so special about it. The tortilla wrap is thick. I’m expecting a ‘crunch’ for every bite but it was chewy instead. Thanks for the salsa that helped me finish it or else it would be left cold on the edge of the table.
This is the Super Burrito split in two. It’s only 119 pesos. Would you believe that? I like this the most; the sweet and spicy filling simply made my taste buds excited. It’s loaded with beef, cheese, re-fried beans, bell pepper, rice, tomato, onion, cilantro, and some other spices. It’s not an authentic mexican dish but I commend Mexican Express for adapting a pinoy taste/twist to this burrito. I can say it’s now my el paborito. 🙂
This is the Cheese Quesadilla. We obviously had a lot of cheese that day. It’s the same as the cheese flauta except this one is served folded…not rolled. The tortilla is heated on a griddle and flipped until the cheese melts, whereas the Cheese Flauta is deep fried. Sad to say, this dish gets a thumbs down for me. There was barely any cheese in it. Priced at 69 pesos, I’d rather get a Nacho with beef and salsa for php65.
I was asked to try the House Iced Tea. One of the crew said, they won’t charge me for the drinks if I don’t find it good. Well, it is good. For only Php30, this drink served on a tall glass brought back the smile on my face. It has a sweet raspberry flavor (that’s what i tasted, i’m not quite sure). The serving is big, it can be shred by 2. Perfect to cool down the tongue from the hot sauce and spicy salsa.
Overall, I give Mexican Express a clap, clap, clap still… for two reasons, first is that the menu isn’t painful to the pocket and 2nd for the fresh and good tasting burrito. I will come back to try the chimichanga and chili con carne. Gracias!
162 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
Contact #: 435-5555