After hearing good reviews about and long queues in Silantro (Fil-Mex) Restaurant, I was finally able to try it last weekend in U.P. Town Center. Thanks to my high school friend Karla who treated us there in celebration of her birthday month. I got to Silantro at around 11:30 AM and luckily because there wasn’t any line yet and I was able to reserve nice seats.
While waiting for the ladies I ordered Beef Nachos (Php 180) as appetizer. It was unusual for me since usually ground beef is used for nachos. With Silantro, it came with cubed beef. I liked the beef here because it was very tender. Even when an hour or so has passed (and in between attacking my burger), I picked on the beef and it was still tender! The cheese also had quite a burnt taste to it, but it was ok nevertheless. The burnt taste added some texture and a unique flavor to the cheese.
Another dish we ordered was Calliente Wings (Php 180) which wasn’t caliente at all. It was sweet with a hint of spiciness to it but to spicy food lovers like me, it didn’t hit the spot. The shredded lettuce was a good addition to this appetizer as the flavor was strong in itself. It was a good break from the very tasty chicken wings.
The birthday girl herself ordered Lamb Chop (Php 350) which was one of their bestsellers.
Grilled Mahi-mahi (Php 210) was also ordered and it had a beautiful presentation to it. Great for those who prefers a light meal.
I got Pancholon’s Burger (Php 160) which had a huge beef patty topped with Silantro’s signature salsa, guacamole and oh so cheesy mozzarella. It was served with fries and more guacamole on the side. I enjoyed the burger and I was so happy with Silantro’s generosity but to be honest I was a bit full already by this time I had a hard time licking my plate clean.
I was very much satisfied with Silantro considering their dishes were thoughtfully priced and they had generous serving. The food really justified its price. I wouldn’t feel shortchanged when I eat here because not only were they so kind with their dishes but there were unlimited dips as well.
The only thing was that since there were limited seats and there was a queue outside I kind of felt like I had to hurry and justify the saving of my seat (while I was waiting for the ladies to arrive) which seats 4 pax.
I would definitely come back here but not during lunch or dinner. I’d probably come back here with the hubby for early lunch at 11 or early dinner at 5 to avoid the long queue, get some seats and avoid being hurried.
But all is well, Silantro was an enjoyable experience since we got to catch up after a long time. Happy Birthday again Karla and until next time.
Silantro Fil-Mex Restaurant
3rd Flr. UP Town Center