Jul 30, 2014

El Chupacabra: The Hole-in-the-Wall Jewel in Makati

Located just at the heart of Makati's Central Business district, Bel-Air is I think a treasure trove and/or home to fancy restaurants, hole-in-the-wall joints, and everything else in between. And this is where you’ll find a true Mexican gem! Up for a generally-budget-friendly food trip? Here's my quick review of El Chupacabra, a must-try foodie destination at this neighborhood.

El Chupacabra prides itself in its authenticity, and is known for its street tacos that are worth the wait. The waiting part is not for me though! ha-ha! It’s a rustic haven with a menu that has ninety percent of its dishes priced below P200. It’s quite a find, if you’re looking to take a break from Makati’s expensive restaurants. The place, by the way, is named after the legendary crypid Chupacabra which means “goat-sucker”. But no worries, there are no goat suckers here! Anyway, here’s what we had.

For our starter, I ordered Chili con Carne and Tortilla Dipping Chips.  

I also ordered Chicken Burrito. By rights, this is probably one of the best chicken burritos I’ve tasted.

Anna ordered Gonzo Adobo Chicken Rice and Eggs. She couldn't finish it, Donna and I thought we'd help out a friend in need. Ha-ha! This one is good. The ingredients were nothing too fancy, but were quite simple. They seemed to have gotten their combinations right.

Donna ordered Jalapeno and cheese Quesadillas. I fell in love with this one. Yes, we helped Donna finishing this one also. I'd put this in my fave list.

Our Miss Vegetarian, Donna, also ordered Vegetariano Wrap. She said it was so-so. 

All in all, great place. One of the many reasons I love this place is the superb food, the expat-hangout-vibe, and the no-fuss ambience. I like places that I can totally relax without having to dress up, or act pretentious. El Chupacabra is a place where you can be yourself, and enjoy at the same time. If you are someone who hates waiting (like me), I suggest going here early or avoid lunch or dinner time.

Location and Contact Information: 
5782 Felipe St. cor. Polaris St., Makati City 
Telephone Number: 
+632 895-1919 
Operating Hours: 
Sunday to Wednesdays - 11.00am to 12mn, 
Thursdays to Saturday - 11.00am to 3am


  1. Nindota ani Day oi.But it seems I am off limits of this food.

    1. hahaha...oo almost tanan nila food kay bawal sa imo Ma lol


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