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August 12, 2010

Hermanos Rolled Beef Tacos

August 12, 2010

Hermanos Rolled Beef Tacos

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Hermanos Taco Shop's Rolled Beef Tacos

We love Mexican food (although I'm not quite familiar with what they call California Mexican Food, like Baja in Greenbelt). Hermanos (meaning "siblings") Taco Shop claims to have the most authentic Mexican dishes in town since the owner's stepdad is actually Mexican. The rolled tacos here are quite popular because they are unique fare.

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Hermanos has a simple open kitchen setup that looks like a disarrayed home kitchen -- not very appetizing. It would have been nice if the ingredients were displayed Ristras-style. The owners seem intimidating at first but, in fact, they are very friendly.

Here is a closer look at the Hermanos Menu.

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The ambiance at Hermanos attempts to be homey, something like your neighborhood taco shop located in a Petron gas station. There is an accent wall of square blocks of log ends and a giant mirror, which gives the illusion of a larger dining area. In my opinion, the interiors look a bit "bland".

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Carne Asada Burritos (P295). Served with your choice of Black or Pinto Beans, Spanish Rice, Shredded Cheese, Lettuce, Salsa, Sour Cream, Guacamole (seasonal) Except for Chorizo & Egg.

I like the tenderness and tastiness of the beef and the paella-type of rice they used for the burrito. The tomato salsa was a bit watery, though. I find it a bit expensive at ~P300 for a beef burrito, considering the serving size is good for one person.

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Rolled Beef Tacos (P3pcs - P195). Served with Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream, Guacamole (seasonal) & Roasted Tomato Salsa.

I love this! It is like eating barquillos, beef taco-style. :) Their sour cream-guacamole combination, together with the fresh lettuce, added to my enjoyment of the tacos. The serving size is really good for one and a bit bitin if to be shared.

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One thing I'm trying to figure out is: the place is located in a gasoline station, the presentation and ambiance are just ok, the serving size isn't meant for sharing, so why are they charging so much (on the same level as Ristras)? Is it because you are paying for the "authenticity" factor? Although, I would agree that the food is good. Is Mexican food really this expensive? Do share your thoughts.

Hermanos Taco Shop
#27 Granada Ave. corner Jose O. Vera St.,
Brgy. Valencia, Gilmore, Quezon City
Landmark is the Petron Gasoline Station and JT's Manukan.
Telephone: +632 570-8425
FB: www.facebook.com/hermanostacoshop
Email: hermanostacoshop@yahoo.com

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P.S. Before eating at Hermanos, Aidan had a date with the Transformers when Jollibee launched its Transformers-themed birthday packages. He was happy to wear his favorite Transformer costume. :)




But the best Transformer cosplayer we've seen was during the Powermac Center Greenbelt launch.


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