Voted by Spot.PH to have Manila’s #1 Burrito, this no-BS grub hub offers tried and true Tex-Mex cuisine for a reasonable price you can’t find anywhere else. From its humble beginnings in 2011 along A-venue, Chihuahua Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar has expanded to Greenbelt 2 (2012), Bonifacio Crossover (2014) and Bonifacio High Street (2015). One thing that stays constant all these years is the epic Salsa Nights on Fridays in the Greenbelt 2 branch!
Celebrating its 8th year in Manila, Chihuahua Tex-Mex releases PHP 59, PHP 79 and PHP 99 dishes! A person can have a full meal for under PHP 200! If you get 1 of each dish, you only spend PHP 948 which is good for 4 persons. There are only PHP 35 beer from 4 pm to 10 pm.
Modern Mexican food was born at the border of Mexican and Texas. A man would cross over from Mexico to El Paso, Texas every day selling sandwiches on his donkey. In Mexican, the word “burro” means donkey. Hence, people started calling the cylindrical sandwich a “burrito”. Another man crossed the Rio Grande from Larego to Nuevo Larego and ordered chips with salsa. His name was Ignacio, or “Nacho” for short, and he became the namesake of the classic Mexican snack.
Over time, new dishes were born off of the classic ones. The fusion between Mexican and Texan cuisine is described by the owner Elian Habayeb as a “Culinary Darwinism”, or the survival of the stronger flavor. For example, the original Mexican taco use corn tortilla and simpler toppings, while Tex-Mex’s adopted taco uses a more filling flour tortilla topped with all sorts of stuff including sour cream, pico de gallo, etc. suited for bigger appetites.
Originally from Houston, Texas, Elian lived in Mexico for a while. (Everyone in Texas knows Mexican food and drinks well because they’re just across the border.) Ines met him while she was teaching English to Mexican immigrants in Chicago. They opened Chihuhua Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar which serves Tex-Mex cuisine.
Chihuahua is at the border of Mexico and Texas. The logo is a shifty Chihuahua dog that you can’t trust. The bar used to be open until 3 am on weekdays and 5 am on weekends. Chihuahua’s original margarita recipe was a lot stronger. They say the third glass of margarita gets you pregnant!
Spicy Chips: Tortilla Chips topped with Chihuahuas’ addictive Creamy Jalapeño Salsa and refried beans.
Bean Burrito: burrito filled with refried and black beans, Mexican rice, creamy jalapeño salsa and smoky chipotle salsa
Mexican Rice: Fragrant rice cooked with vegetables, herbs and spices
Taco Basic: Classic Chihuhua taco made simple with beef picadillo, creamy jalapeño salsa and lettuce.
Tex Mex Melt: Beef picadillo, grated cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend, creamy jalapeño salsa and pico de gallo melted and pressed in warm tortilla
Arroz con Leche: Rice with cinnamon, raisins, pistachio and Tres Leches (3 kinds of milk: milk, condensed milk and evaporated milk). Helps relax the palate after strong flavors.
Taco Premium: Taco basic but with pico de gallo and sour cream (Add PHP 10 for cheese)
Ultimate Bean Dip
Tostada: Crispy flat corn tortilla topped with beef picadillo, refried beans, lettuce, pico de gallo and cheese
Cincinnati Chili: Spaghetti topped with chili con carne, cheese, red onions
Mexican Pizza: Beef picadillo, grated cheese, creamy jalapeño salsa, pico de gallo, salsa, olives
Chili Cheese Burrito: chili con carne, grated cheese, creamy jalapeño salsa, red onions
Margarita (PHP 199/glass, PHP 799/pitcher)
Location: Level 1, Greenbelt 2, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City
Monday: 11 AM to 10 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM to 2 AM
Wednesday: 11 AM to 10 PM
Thursday: 11 AM to 10 PM
Friday: 11 AM to 2 AM
Saturday: 11 AM to 11 PM
Sunday: 11 AM to 10 PM
Contact Number: (+63 2) 625-0106 / (+63 905) 501-7800