What WAS the buzz? I heard of this Silantro Fil-Mex place to be a go-to for a lot of people from Kapitolyo, so I had to try it once it hit the southern shores (haha). For someone who works and lives down south (aka Alabang), it really is a burden to drive all the way up north just to eat. Unfortunately for me, about a load of must-visit restaurants are an hour (or more) away, so sometimes I really have to make the trip. Thank God Silantro made its way here!
First timer about to gush about how this is by far one of the most sulit places to eat in in Alabang Town Center. I ate there with friends on a Saturday afternoon for the first time, and there was a bit of a line.
“I can have a meal here for less than Php 300 and I’m solved,” I told my mom. And I was back there for family Sunday dinner.
The photo of the Nachos alone got them to agree. “Php 160 fam! For two to three people.” It definitely is good for sharing for about two to three people if you have other dishes coming in. The torched cheese on top is so sinful, but you succumb to it anyway. The beef seems to change once in a while, sometimes you get pulled pork, other times lamb. I’m not sure if this is subject to what’s available, but either way the whole thing is delicious.
Silantro’s Paella Fajita Mix is another one to get for sharing. It’s good to have with your meat dishes, but definitely something you don’t get for a solo.
If you feel like having a good, affordable meal on a regular day, choose the Completo. You have the option to choose from three meats: lamb, lengua, oxtail, fish, beef, chicken or pork. The price doesn’t change for whatever you decide to get. Triple lamb for me!
I only got a bit of the Pork Ribs, but it was also really good. Did I mention that each table also gets unlimited guac, garlic cream and “spicy sauce,” as they call it? Mix this with everything you eat!
And my favorite: Beef Skewer. The meat was so soft, I wanted to order this just for myself. When you have it with the Paella and the unli table sauces, Nachos on the side, and a cold beer (Pale for Php 55), winner meal.
For a restaurant that was on its soft opening, I’d have to say the service was excellent. Despite the long line outside and consistently busy tables, the waiters never failed to refill our table sauces and our pitcher of water (thank God for the water), so the meal went by so smooth and quick. The one hour plus wait in line that night was definitely worth it!
When Anton (the cilantro hater) and I ate here, he loved it.
Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina
Ground Floor, ATC Corporate Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Until next time #danielaeats!