Big Bite: Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina in Kapitolyo

When I heard the word Kapitolyo, what comes into my mind is SILANTRO!

Silantro's Famous Beef Nachos

Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina is a known destination for food lovers who are looking for rich-tasting foods with generous serving yet affordable. The word Fil-Mex was originally coined in Dagupan, Pangasinan, where the first branch of Silantro is located, by longtime friends, Paolo De Venecia and Francis Sanchez.

We often heard of the word Tex-Mex  and Cal-Mex, but what is Fil-Mex?

Fil-Mex, as per De Venecia, is Mexican Food adjusted to the Filipino taste buds. Maybe that’s the secret why Silantro become a buzz. They were able to catch the love for the food of Filipinos.

Luckily, Silantro has a branch here in the Metro which opened last December 2012 so no need for us to go to Pangasinan just to taste this Fil-Mex Craze.

When I first visited the place I thought the foods are pricey but as I look in their menu, they have variety of foods less than 200php. Below are the foods that I tried:


Beef Nachos – 180php


Dinamita – 140php


Beef Quesadillas – 160php


Calliente Wings – 180 php


Silantro’s Paella Fajita Mix – 250php


No regret! Everything tastes good. One reason why I’m still fat. Hahaha! Very tasty and generous serving which is best shared with friends.

Foodtrip with friends in Silantro
Best when shared with friends.


Foodtrip with friends in Silantro
Surely you’ll come back!


How to get to Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina in Kapitolyo from MRT-Shaw Blvd. Station:

  1. Exit the MRT Shaw Blvd Station near Greenfield District Pavilion and ride a jeep with signboard ‘Pasig Palengke’.
  2. Tell the driver to get you off in Kapitolyo. Landmark will be Rotonda, Capitol Commons, Petron gas Station.
  3. Walk going to Kapitolyo gate and from there take a tricycle. Tell the driver to bring you to Silantro.

You can refer to this map which you can also find in their official facebook page:

Silantro Map

Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina is located at 75 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City, 1603 Pasig, Philippines.

They are open Mondays to Sundays 11am to 12mn.

No cash? Don’t worry. They accept Visa and Mastercards.

No reservation. All walk-in so prepare yourself to wait in long queue.


Hope this entry will help you on your next food trip. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and I am very happy to reply. If you find this post helpful and informative, please like and share with the buttons below. Thank you and have fun on your food trip!:)


9 Comments Add yours

  1. athena azama says:

    been there with friends! this is a very informative blog!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Arkin says:

      Thanks Athena! I’m glad you find the blog informative. 🙂


  2. Chris says:

    Hi Arkin! I love your blog! Keep on blogging!:)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Arkin says:

      Thanks Chris! Sure I will. Watch out for my next Blog. 🙂


  3. James Reid says:

    I like the food! 😄


    1. Arkin says:

      Watch out for my next food blogs. 🙂


  4. Kishrellik says:

    Nice one Joy 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  5. wanderlustwarjie says:

    The girl with the glass smiles beautifully! Keep it up!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Arkin says:

      Watch out for more @wanderlustwarjie


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