5.233 Best Taco(s) in Town

Cycle 5 – Item 233

26 (Tue) August 2014

Best Taco(s) in Town


from Pancake House

(Robinsons Place)

in my apartment

-Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-


Try Every Restaurant in Robinsons Place (75) (see also TERRP)

Living above Robinsons Place, I’ve been eating my way through the mall.  As far as I know, nobody has ever done anything like this, my unique contribution to the city’s food/blog scene.

Pancake House is an American/Filipino restaurant chain.  Founded in 1970.  Currently over 20 locations throughout the Philippines, 2 in Malaysia.  Originally started as a pancake/waffle joint, the menu has since expanded to include various main dishes, some American, others Filipino.

The tacos are described as “South of the Border” – the Philippines sometimes forgets that it’s not actually the USA.

The Best Taco in Town – the only taco in town? – was okay.  In the classic Taco Bell style: crispy shell, ground beef, shredded cheese and lettuce, minced tomato and onion.  I doubt that I’d ever go back for more, but wouldn’t mind if I were forced to.

Come to think of it, Mexican food is very rare in the Philippines.  Which is odd not only because of the recent American influence but also the prior Spanish colonization, which was administered via Mexico.  There had been a burrito joint on the 2nd floor of the mall, but it shut down before I got to it.  No other Mexican restaurants anywhere nearby.



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